100 Modern Civilizations

I replaced the original set of civilizations by an entirely new one, comprising the 100 biggest countries of our days (in terms of population):


  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Argentine
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo, Democratic Republic
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Irak
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jemen
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenia
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (South)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi-Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Tchad
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

1City Lists1

I always found it a bit annoying to have the city lists sorted by size, and to find e.g. Los Angeles next to New York or Marseille next to Paris on the map. So I took the 50 biggest cities of each country and tried to sort them by distance to the capital, with varying accuracy depending on the map/data material available, but at least I managed to create lists with a more “realistic” spread of well-known major cities. Sources: World Gazetteer, City Population, Distance Calculator, Global Gazetteer

As for city names: I prefer to use the original & official city names in every language version (in their official transcription from non-latin character sets, and avoiding special/diacritic characters that may not be displayed on any pc with a latin character set).

1Leader Names & Personalities1

Each country has a male and a female leader name. As a general rule I took the first leading figure (head of state or government) of the country in it’s current/modern size and shape. As for female leader names: In many cases I had to recur to the first female minister, or president of the legislative body, and in some cases even to the first female presidential candidate if no woman had ever been holding a leading position in that country. Sources: Wikipedia, Worldwide Guide To Women In Leadership

Regarding leader personalities, I tried to achieve an equal diversion of the personalities available, assigning “aggressive/expansive” personalities to bigger countries most of the time, but not always.

1City Styles & Flags1

I created 2 new city styles: “African” and “Slavic/Balcanic”. Each country comes with a flag used in the diplo manager (should possibly be replaced by “leaderheads” later — well: 200 images to retrieve and edit) and a unit flag (the style of the latter differs from the orignal style in the sense that it’s more “flat” — which makes it easier to add new flags following this design).