Ara: History Untold

Alright this last video confirmed that the Shongai leader is actually Askia Muhammad I, with that (if you don't count Eva Perón, Jonh A. Macdonald and Benito Juárez who didn't get their names shown in the UI) the only mysteries left are who is the Inca leader that seens to be an Sapa Inca, and who is the white dress East Asian lady (most likely another Korean leader). Also, Alexander is confirmed as another leader for Greece, so no Macedon this time (despite we getting an separeted HRE from Germany). So 45 leaders and 40 nations:

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NATION
LEADERS
01
The Abbasid Caliphate
Harun al-Rashid
02
The Apsáalooké
Osh-Tisch
03
Argentina
Eva Perón
04
The Assyrian Empire
Sennacherib
05
Australia
Howard Florey
06
The Aztec Empire
Itzcoatl
07
Belgium
Leopold I
08
The Byzantine Empire
Irene Sarantapechaena
09
Canada
John A. Macdonald
10
The Celts
Boudicca
11
The Cherokee
Wilma Mankiller
12
China
Confucius
13
China
Wu Zetian
14
Egypt
Nefertiti
15
England
Elizabeth I
16
Ethiopia
Haile Selassie
17
France
Jeanne d'Arc
18
Georgia
Tamar the Great
19
Germany
Hildegard of Bingen
20
Germany
Otto von Bismarck
21
Ghana
Yaa Asantewaa
22
Greece
Alexander the Great
23
Greece
Sappho
24
The Holy Roman Empire
Charlemagne
25
The Inca Empire
Sapa Inca Guy ?
26
India
Ashoka
27
Italy
Cesare Beccaria
28
Japan
Tokugawa Ieyasu
29
Korea
Sejong the Great
30
Korea
White Dress Lady ?
31
Kush
Amaniremas
32
Mexico
Benito Juárez
33
The Mongol Empire
Genghis Khan
34
The Palmyrene Empire
Zenobia
35
The First Persian Empire
Xerxes I
36
Poland
Nicolas Copernicus
37
The Roman Empire
Julius Caesar
38
Russia
Catherine the Great
39
The Songhai Empire
Askia Muhammad I
40
Spain
Isabella I
41
Thailand
Ram Khamhaeng
42
United States
George Washington
43
United States
Harriet Tubman
44
Venezuela
Simón Bolívar
45
Zulu
Shaka
 
That's a very impressive starting lineup for the vanilla game
It will be more impressive - or not - once we find out how many and how important the various Faction and Leader differences are. So far (and I have not been following ARA in detail) I've only seen a few examples, and not knowing all the details of the game-play, couldn't evaluate them for their effectiveness.
 
This still bothers me. He hated Australia, and did everything he could to get away, and stay away.

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This still bothers me. He hated Australia, and did everything he could to get away, and stay away.

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Although I'm not Argentinian, I don't understand the fetish many 4X game advocates have with having Argentinian civ's led by Eva Peron - the pretty face of her husband's Fascism!
 
I was wondering if Dame Nellie Melba would be a better option... or Ned Kelly?
There's so many great options.

David Ngunaitponi of the Ngarrindjeri nation was an indigenous inventor, lecturer, advocate, and preacher. He is known as the Australian Di Vinci. He'd make a great choice.
 
Alright this last video confirmed that the Shongai leader is actually Askia Muhammad I, with that (if you don't count Eva Perón, Jonh A. Macdonald and Benito Juárez who didn't get their names shown in the UI) the only mysteries left are who is the Inca leader that seens to be an Sapa Inca, and who is the white dress East Asian lady (most likely another Korean leader). Also, Alexander is confirmed as another leader for Greece, so no Macedon this time (despite we getting an separeted HRE from Germany). So 45 leaders and 40 nations:

#
NATION
LEADERS
01
The Abbasid Caliphate
Harun al-Rashid
02
The Apsáalooké
Osh-Tisch
03
Argentina
Eva Perón
04
The Assyrian Empire
Sennacherib
05
Australia
Howard Florey
06
The Aztec Empire
Itzcoatl
07
Belgium
Leopold I
08
The Byzantine Empire
Irene Sarantapechaena
09
Canada
John A. Macdonald
10
The Celts
Boudicca
11
The Cherokee
Wilma Mankiller
12
China
Confucius
13
China
Wu Zetian
14
Egypt
Nefertiti
15
England
Elizabeth I
16
Ethiopia
Haile Selassie
17
France
Jeanne d'Arc
18
Georgia
Tamar the Great
19
Germany
Hildegard of Bingen
20
Germany
Otto von Bismarck
21
Ghana
Yaa Asantewaa
22
Greece
Alexander the Great
23
Greece
Sappho
24
The Holy Roman Empire
Charlemagne
25
The Inca Empire
Sapa Inca Guy ?
26
India
Ashoka
27
Italy
Cesare Beccaria
28
Japan
Tokugawa Ieyasu
29
Korea
Sejong the Great
30
Korea
White Dress Lady ?
31
Kush
Amaniremas
32
Mexico
Benito Juárez
33
The Mongol Empire
Genghis Khan
34
The Palmyrene Empire
Zenobia
35
The First Persian Empire
Xerxes I
36
Poland
Nicolas Copernicus
37
The Roman Empire
Julius Caesar
38
Russia
Catherine the Great
39
The Songhai Empire
Askia Muhammad I
40
Spain
Isabella I
41
Thailand
Ram Khamhaeng
42
United States
George Washington
43
United States
Harriet Tubman
44
Venezuela
Simón Bolívar
45
Zulu
Shaka
The other possible Korean leader could be Shin Saimdang, I guess. Her historical portrait looks pretty like that female leader's: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_Saimdang ; https://www.google.com/search?q=신사임당&tbm=isch ; https://www.korea.net/NewsFocus/HonoraryReporters/view?articleId=195664

She was a Korean artist, literatus, and calligraphist. And she's on the South Korean banknotes. If it's really her, that also meets a current common rule for other dual-leader civs--one leader is from the political and/or military area, and the other is a civilian who's outstanding in science/tech-engineering or in culture and arts.

Or maybe Yu Gwan Sun, also got a portrait similar to the white dress lady in the game. She was a Korean independence activist known as the "Korean Joan of Arc". A good choice to represent Korea too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yu_Gwan-sun ; https://www.google.com/search?q=유관순&tbm=isch ; https://news.kbs.co.kr/news/pc/view/view.do?ncd=4205161
 
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