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

+2.5% 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]

Government monarchy.pngDespotic Monarchy Sunni IslamSunni Somali Harer
Ashanti.png

Ashanti[edit]

Government tribal.pngTribal Despotism Animism Animist Ashanti Kumasi Starts as a 1 province minor
Ajuuraan.png

Ajuuraan[edit]

Government theocracy.pngTheocracy Sunni IslamSunni Somali Ajuuraan
Benin.png

Benin[edit]

Government tribal.pngTribal Despotism Animism Animist Yorumba Benin Starts as a 1 province minor
Funj.png

Funj[edit]

Government tribal.pngTribal Despotism CopticCoptic Nubian Gezira Will appear after a while when playing the game. Converts to Sunni IslamSunni Islam in 1523
Hausa.png

Hausa[edit]

Government tribal.pngTribal Despotism Sunni IslamSunni Mali Bonny
Jolof.png

Jolof[edit]

Government tribal.pngTribal Despotism Sunni IslamSunni Senegambian Gabu
Kanem Bornu.png

Kanem Bornu[edit]

Government tribal.pngTribal Despotism Sunni IslamSunni Mali Borno
Kilwa.png

Kilwa[edit]

Government tribal.pngTribal Despotism Sunni IslamSunni Swahili Kilwa
Loango.png

Loango[edit]

Government tribal.pngTribal Despotism Animism Animist Kongolese Loango Only exists in 1564 and later
Malindi.png

Malindi[edit]

Government tribal.pngTribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni Swahili Malindi
Mogadishu.png

Mogadishu[edit]

Government monarchy.pngDespotic Monarchy Sunni Islam Sunni Somali Mogadishu Is a vassal of Ajuuraan in 1444
Mombasa.png

Mombasa[edit]

Government tribal.pngTribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni Swahili Mombasa
Mutapa.png

Mutapa[edit]

Government tribal.pngTribal Despotism Animism Animist Shona Zimbabwe
Oyo.png

Oyo[edit]

Government tribal.pngTribal Despotism Animism Animist Yorumba Ife
Segu.png

Segu[edit]

Government monarchy.pngDespotic Monarchy Animism Animist Mali Massina Only exists in 1620 and later
Sofala.png

Sofala[edit]

Government tribal.pngTribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni Swahili Sofala Is a vassal of Kilwa in 1444
Sokoto.png

Sokoto[edit]

Government tribal.pngTribal Despotism Sunni IslamSunni Mali Gobir Only exists in 1804 and later