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Swedish Empire
Swedenmap
Leader
Gustavus Adolphus
Capital
Stockholm
Start Bias
Tundra
Religion
Lutheranism
Culture
Western
Traits
Diplomatic, Philosophical
Map Labels Language
Germanic
Magical Girl
Margaret of Connaught
Sweden led by Gustavus Adolphus is a civilization available in vanilla Civilization 5. It requires the Gods and Kings expansion pack.

Using Sweden-Norway (Oscar II) gives Gustav a new unique ability. Using Sweden (Karl XII) gives Gustav a new unique unit and color scheme.

Overview

Sweden

The Kingdom of Sweden, found in Northern Europe, is part of a region known as Scandinavia, which also includes Denmark, Norway, and sometimes Finland. A progressive and economically powerful nation in the present-day, Sweden's early history was chronicled in the Norse Sagas, within which the first records of their legendary kings appeared. Although there is no precise date associated with the kingdom's formation, over time the loosely collaborated Viking chiefdoms gave way to a united Swedish people. Reaching the height of military and political power in the 17th century, Sweden reached its zenith under the stalwart leadership of revered king and general Gustavus Adolphus.

Gustavus Adolphus

Revered Swedish king and military commander Gustavus Adolphus, known most famously as "The Lion of the North," ascended to the throne at the age of 17 and quickly established his reputation as both a skilled military strategist and an innovator in the art of warfare. Inheriting a complex web of domestic and foreign conflicts from his father, the usurper King Charles IX, Adolphus wasted no time in forming alliances with the once hostile nobility, crushing the enemies of Sweden, and leading his nation to the upper echelon of power in Europe during the 17th century.

Among the many names bestowed upon Gustavus Adolphus by his peers and historians alike, his reputation as "The Father of Modern Warfare" comes from the pioneering military tactics and weaponry developed during his reign. Numerous innovations still in use by modern armies were conceived of by Adolphus, including mobile light artillery, varied formations with mixed troop types, and aggressive offensive tactics that countered the formal defensive strategies employed during his time. Adolphus is notably credited as one of the earliest to equip his men with paper firearm cartridges, combining pre-measured amounts of gunpowder with the projectile in a paper cone. By eliminating the need to measure and pour gunpowder while in the field, Adolphus increased both the reliability and speed of his men's weapons.

Dawn of Man

All hail the transcendent King Gustavus Adolphus, founder of the Swedish Empire and her most distinguished military tactician. It was during your reign that Sweden emerged as one of the greatest powers in Europe, due in no small part to your wisdom, both on and off the battlefield. As king, you initiated a number of domestic reforms that ensured the economic stability and prosperity of your people. As the general who came to be known as the "Lion of the North," your visionary designs in warfare gained the admiration of military commanders the world over. Thanks to your triumphs in the Thirty Years' War, you were assured a legacy as one of history's greatest generals.

Oh noble King, the people long for your prudent leadership, hopeful that once again they will see your kingdom rise to glory. Will you devise daring new strategies, leading your armies to victory on the theater of war? Will you build a civilization that stands the test of time?

Introduction: Stranger, welcome to the kingdom of the Snow King! I am Gustavus Adolphus, member of the esteemed House of Vasa. (Främling, välkommen till Snökonungens rike! Jag är Gustav Adolf, medlem av den aktade Vasaätten.)

Defeat: I am the King of Sweden. You can take my lands, my people, my kingdom, but you will never reach the House of Vasa. (Jag är Sveriges konung. Ni kan ta min mark, mitt folk, mitt rike, men ni kommer aldrig åt Vasaätten.)

Unique Attributes

Sweden (Gustavus Adolphus)
Gustavusadolphus

Art by Firaxis

Nobel Prize

When declaring Friendship, Sweden and their friend gain +10% Greatperson Great Person Generation. Receive 90 Influence Influence with City-States when gifting Great People.

Hakkapeliitta

Art by Firaxis

Hakkapeliitta (Lancer)
  • +15% Strength Combat bonus when stacked with a Great General
  • Transfers movement to Great General
Carolean-0

Art by Firaxis

Carolean (Rifleman)
  • Starts with the March promotion
  • Immune to Snow Attrition (ExCE)

Sweden (Gustavus Adolphus)
Gustavusadolphus

Art by Firaxis

Father of Modern Warfare

Infantry units produce Great Generals faster when beginning next to a friendly Mounted unit. Great Generals may be used to spread Religion and grant adjacent Siege units +1 Moves Movement.

Hakkapeliitta

Art by Firaxis

Hakkapeliitta (Lancer)
  • +15% Strength Combat bonus when stacked with a Great General
  • Transfers movement to Great General
Carolean-0

Art by Firaxis

Carolean (Rifleman)
  • Starts with the March promotion
  • Immune to Snow Attrition (ExCE)

Sweden (Gustavus Adolphus)
Gustavusadolphus

Art by Firaxis

Nobel Prize

When declaring Friendship, Sweden and their friend gain +10% Greatperson Great Person Generation. Receive 90 Influence Influence with City-States when gifting Great People.

Hakkapeliitta

Art by Firaxis

Hakkapeliitta (Lancer)
  • +15% Strength Combat bonus when stacked with a Great General
  • Transfers movement to Great General
JFD SwedenKarlAtlas 256 - Copy (2) - Copy

Art by Janboruta

Regal Ship (Frigate)
  • Heals nearby Land Units for 10 damage each turn
  • +20% Strength Combat Strength in Coast

Sweden (Gustavus Adolphus)
Gustavusadolphus

Art by Firaxis

Father of Modern Warfare

Infantry units produce Great Generals faster when beginning next to a friendly Mounted unit. Great Generals may be used to spread Religion and grant adjacent Siege units +1 Moves Movement.

Hakkapeliitta

Art by Firaxis

Hakkapeliitta (Lancer)
  • +15% Strength Combat bonus when stacked with a Great General
  • Transfers movement to Great General
JFD SwedenKarlAtlas 256 - Copy (2) - Copy

Art by Janboruta

Regal Ship (Frigate)
  • Heals nearby Land Units for 10 damage each turn
  • +20% Strength Combat Strength in Coast

City List
  1. Stockholm
  2. Sigtuna
  3. Helsinki
  4. Birka
  5. Uppsala
  6. Turku
  7. Linköping
  8. Lund
  9. Espoo
  10. Malmö
  11. Vantaa
  12. Visby
  13. Strängnäs
  14. Tampere
  15. Skara
  16. Lödöse
  17. Oulu
  18. Växjö
  19. Jyväskylä
  20. Gothenburg
  21. Örebro
  22. Lahti
  23. Helsingborg
  24. Jönköping
  25. Kuopio
  26. Norrköping
  27. Sundsvall
  28. Kouvola
  29. Karlstad
  30. Umeå
  31. Pori
  32. Ystad
  33. Paviken
  34. Vaasa
Spy List
  • Leif
  • Ingegard
  • Sören
  • Ragnhild
  • Lars
  • Lina
  • Herr Grå
  • Magnus
  • Vilma
  • Kusin

Strategy

Sweden

Music

Peace Theme War Theme

Mod Support

Swedengustav

Events and Decisions

Create Indelningsverket

Sweden's "Indelningsverk", or military-tenure system was a military organization where the soldiers were given a croft to live on and cultivate, where the harvest served as their wages. Thus the country could maintain a large army in both times of peace and of war. If a peasant assumed the responsibility of maintaining an enlisted rider, his horse and equipment, he was exempted from conscription and freed from paying taxes. The peasants could cooperate in groups of 2-5 farms and maintain a soldier or a sailor.

Requirements/Restrictions:

  • Player must be Sweden (Gustavus)
  • Must have researched Rifling
  • May only be enacted once per game

Costs:

  • 500 Gold Gold
  • Magistrates Magistrates

Rewards:

  • 3 Caroleans appear near the Capital
  • 1 Hakkapeliitta appears in the Capital
  • 1 Great General appears in the Capital

When Sweden (Karl XII) is installed, this decision is replaced with 'Establish the Ordinance of Alsnö'.

Establish the Ordinance of Alsnö

So as to encourage the growth of our homeland forces, all able-bodied men who would finance their own cavalry and equipment shall henceforth be exempt from paying tax and from conscription by force. 

Requirements/Restrictions:

  • Player must be Sweden (Gustavus)
  • Must have researched Metallurgy
  • May only be enacted once per game

Costs: 

  • Magistrates Magistrates

Rewards: 

  • +15% Production Production towards Mounted units
  • A Great General appears in the Capital

Kung och Riksdag

The Swedish Kings often depended on cooperation with the Estates, especially with the large peasant class to balance out the nobility. During Gustavus Adolphus reign, however, a historic compromise was made with the nobility, who pledged to loyally put their resources to the nation's disposal in return for new privileges.

Requirements/Restrictions:

  • Player must be Sweden (Gustavus)
  • May only be enacted during a Golden Age
  • May only be enacted in the Renaissance or Industrial Era
  • May only be enacted once per game

Costs:

  • 450 CultureIcon Culture
  • Magistrates Magistrate

Rewards:

  • 2 randomly selected Greatperson Great People from the following classes appear in the Capital: Writer/Engineer/Scientist/Merchant/General

Exploration Continued Expanded

Colony List
  1. Christiansborg
  2. Carlusborg
  3. Annamabo
  4. Batensteyn
  5. Taccorari
  6. Apollonia

Unique Cultural Influence

"Our people are now buying your furniture and listening to your Death Metal. I worry the rest of the world will also succumb to the influence of your culture."

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