Provincias Unidas del Rio dela Plata
Map RiodelaPlata 01
Map by Leugi
José de San Martín
Buenos Aires
Start Bias
Colonial (Latin)
Religious Intolerance

Expansive, Creative
Argentina (Eva Perón)

Rio dela Plata led by José de San Martín is a custom civilization by Leugi, with contributions from JFD, Hoop_Thrower, Tomatekh and LeeS

This mod requires Brave New World.


Rio dela Plata

The United Provinces of Río de la Plata was the original name of the state that emerged from the May Revolution and the early developments of the Argentine War of Independence. It comprised most of the former Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata dependencies with Buenos Aires as its capital and was the precursor state to modern Argentina.

José de San Martín

José de San Martín was an Argentine general and statesman who helped lead the revolutions against Spanish rule in Argentina, Chile, and Peru. San Martín is regarded as a national hero of Argentina and Peru, and, together with Bolívar, one of the Liberators of Spanish South America.

Dawn of Man

Welcome, José de San Martín, Libertador and hero of the Argentine people! Together with Simón Bolívar, you helped lead South America's struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire. By offering your services to the fledgling United Provinces of Río de la Plata you led a daring march across the Andes to help protect the embattled nation from royalist forces in the north. Your leadership and military acumen proved instrumental in liberating Chile and ultimately securing the Spanish stronghold of Lima. Though the envisioned unity of Río de la Plata would be short lived, the emerging nations of Chile, Argentina, and Peru will forever regard you as their protector and hero.

Leaderscene SanMartin

Art by Leugi

Thanks to your efforts, the people of South America are finally free to pursue their own destiny. Yet, they need a strong leader to help them fulfill their promise. San Martín, will you return to guide them and continue the fight against foreign oppression? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: Greetings, my friend! My name is José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras, but you can just call me José de San Martín. I led many to their independence, and will fight to keep these lands free.

Introduction: Are you a fellow Libertador? Or just another oppressor? Regardless I'm José de San Martín, care to try some Yerba Mate from these beautiful lands?

Defeat: I have fought countless battles, both against the Crown and against my brothers. But only you succeeded in defeating me... All I hope is you respect the independence of my people, or the other Libertadores will crush you!

Unique Attributes

Rio dela Plata (José de San Martín)

Art by Leugi

Docta Latinoamericana
Whenever a Citizen is born you receive an amount of Science Science, CultureIcon Culture, Production Production or Gold Gold depending on the City Focus. Mounted Units grant points towards Goldenage Golden Ages when defeating an enemy.

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Granaderos a Caballo (Cavalry) (Cuirassier with EE)
  • +2% Production Production Cost (230 vs. 225)
  • Has a weaker Ranged attack (1 Range)
  • Heals 50HP upon starting a turn with less than 10HP (once per unit)

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Yerbamate Plantation
  • Unlocked at Horseback Riding
  • May only be built on flat terrain adjacent to Rivers, and not adjacent to another Yerbamate Plantation
  • +1 Food Food and +2 CultureIcon Culture
  • +1 Food Food during Golden Ages
    • Spawns a copy of the Yerbamate Bonus Resource on the tile (Bonus from granaries, heals units which begin on the tile)
City List
  1. Buenos Aires
  2. Tucuman
  3. Catamarca
  4. Tupiza
  5. La Plata
  6. Jujuy
  7. La Rioja
  8. Mendoza
  9. Mizque
  10. Salta
  11. San Juan
  12. Tarija
  13. San Luis
  14. Santiago del Estero
  15. Cordoba
  16. Sucre
  17. Santa Fe
  18. Rosario
  19. Potosi
  20. Cochabamba
  21. Parana
  22. Carmen de Patagones
Spy List
  • Manuel
  • Francisco
  • José Ignacio
  • José Maria
  • Bernardo
  • Enrique
  • José Matías
  • Domingo
  • El Gaucho
  • Juan José


As an alternate Argentina Civilization, the civ allows for good bonuses both for aggressive and defensive playstyles. Yerbamate Plantations are the core of the civilization, giving them extra growth as well as a defensive healing bonus. San Martin can use mounted units to further enhance growth by gaining Golden Age points. Finally growth gives a flexible bonus based on city focus.


Peace Theme War Theme

Mod Support

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Events and Decisions

Cruce de los Andes

The revolution of May succeeded. Our Army of the Andes is ready to deal a blow against the Colonial forces securing our Independence. A big march with our troops throughout the Andes will help push our independence war to the next level!


  • Player must be José de San Martín.
  • Player must be at war.
  • May only be enacted during the Enlightenment or the Industrial Era.
  • May only be enacted once per game.


  • {1_CNum} CultureIcon Culture
  • {2_MNum} Magistrates Magistrates


  • Receive {3_GNum} Granaderos a Caballo
  • Receive {4_GGNum} Great General

Congreso de Tucumán

Although our independence started brightly, defining our nation’s laws has been a struggle. The United Provinces of Rio de la Plata are not well organized despite our initial laws, and internal problems have arisen. A real constitution is needed for a real independence. Our patriots are ready to gather themselves near Tucuman at Francisca Bazán de Laguna’s house.


  • Player must be José de San Martín.
  • Must have researched Civil Service.
  • Must own at least {1_NumCities} Cities.
  • May only be enacted once per game.


  • {2_CNum} CultureIcon Culture
  • {3_MNum} Magistrates Magistrates


  • The Empire is now known as Argentina.
  • +25% Building Wonder Production empire-wide
  • +25% Great People generation empire-wide
  • +10% Building Production empire-wide
  • Start a Golden Age

Unique Cultural Influence

“Our people are now listening your Chacareras and drinking your Yerbamate! We're worried the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture.”

Full Credits List

Steam Workshop Downloader
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 2
Last Updated: 2 February 2017

  • Leugi: Civilization Design, Code, Art
  • JFD: Code and Utilities
  • Hoop_Thrower: City List
  • Tomatekh: Pedias
  • LeeS: Code Help
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