Sub-Saharan Africa

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Sub-Saharan Africa is in 1444 mostly uncolonized, but it also contains several tribal states. Few of these states have unique national ideas, instead sharing the generic national ideas. They are all in the Sub-Saharan technology group, one of the worst in the game.

Notable countries[edit]

Notable countries have unique national ideas and/or missions, decisions and events that differentiate them from other more generic countries:

Generic countries[edit]

Ideas and traditions

Notes: Generic Ideas for all countries that don't have one of the other groups.


Traditions.png Traditions:

-10% Stability cost modifier
-10% Advisor costs

Discipline.png Preserve our troops

+5% Discipline

Global tax modifier.png Tax Reform

+5% National tax modifier

Mercenary cost.png Regulated Contracts

-10% Mercenary cost

Global trade power.png Contract Law

+5% Global trade power

Global manpower modifier.png Peasant levy

+5% National manpower modifier

Trade steering.png Mercantile Status

+5% Trade steering

Production efficiency.png Strengthening Land Tenure

+5% Production efficiency

Idea bonus.png Bonus:

+10% National tax modifier
State Government Religion Culture Capital Notes
Adal.png

Adal[edit]

Despotic Monarchy Sunni IslamSunni Somali Harer
Ashanti.png

Ashanti[edit]

Tribal Despotism Animism Animist Ashanti Kumasi Starts as a 1 province minor

Ajuuraan[edit]

Theocracy Sunni IslamSunni Somali Ajuuraan
Benin.png

Benin[edit]

Tribal Despotism Animism Animist Yorumba Benin Starts as a 1 province minor
Funj.png

Funj[edit]

Tribal Despotism OrthodoxyOrthodox Nubian Gezira Will appear after a while when playing the game , converts to Sunni IslamSunni Islam in 1523
Hausa.png

Hausa[edit]

Tribal Despotism Sunni IslamSunni Mali Bonny
Jolof.png

Jolof[edit]

Tribal Despotism Sunni IslamSunni Senegambian Gabu
Kanem Bornu.png

Kanem Bornu[edit]

Tribal Despotism Sunni IslamSunni Mali Borno

Kilwa[edit]

Tribal Despotism Sunni IslamSunni Swahili Kilwa
Loango.png

Loango[edit]

Tribal Despotism Animism Animist Kongolese Loango Only exists in 1564 and later

Malindi[edit]

Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni Swahili Malindi

Mogadishu[edit]

Despotic Monarchy Sunni Islam Sunni Somali Mogadishu Is a vassal of Ajuuraan in 1444

Mombasa[edit]

Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni Swahili Mombasa
Mutapa.png

Mutapa[edit]

Tribal Despotism Animism Animist Shona Zimbabwe
Oyo.png

Oyo[edit]

Tribal Despotism Animism Animist Yorumba Ife
Segu.png

Segu[edit]

Despotic Monarchy Animism Animist Mali Massina Only exists in 1620 and later

Sofala[edit]

Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni Swahili Sofala Is a vassal of Kilwa in 1444
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Sokoto[edit]

Tribal Despotism Sunni IslamSunni Mali Gobir Only exists in 1804 and later