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Flag of Atropatene Heritage of Atropates

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Flag of Atropatene Atropatene is a regional power controlling less than half of the Media region and a portion of the Armenia and Albania regions. The Autocratic Monarchy is ruled by Atropates, one of the few Persian lords to survive in power after both the conquest of Alexander and the successor wars that followed. Media Atropatene, or simply Atropatene is in many ways the last bastion of the now lost Flag of Achaemenid Empire Achaemenid Empire. It is a much smaller successor kingdom of the collapsed Flag of Argead Empire Argead Empire than its neighbors the Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid Empire and the Orontid kingdom of Flag of Armenia Armenia. In 450 AUC, Atropatene stands alone, ever since Atropates refused to pay allegiance to Seleukos Nikator. Historically, this independence would not last forever and in 222 BCE the great-great-grandson of Seleukos, Antiochos III Megas, would bring Atropatene to kneel. By the first century BCE, Atropatene was a client state of the Flag of Dahae Parthian Empire and met face-to-face with the Flag of Rome Roman Republic during the campaigns of Marcus Antonius "Antony".

Background[edit | edit source]

At the Battle of Gaugamela (331 BCE) between the Achaemenid ruler Darius III and Alexander the Great, Atropates served as a commander beneath Darius. After the war and the fall of the Flag of Achaemenid Empire Achaemenid Empire, Atropates expressed his loyalty to Alexander. In ~327 BCE, Alexander appointed him as governor of Media. Following the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE, the Flag of Argead Empire Argead Empire was divided amongst the generals, governors, and friends of Alexander. The former Achaemenid satrapy of Media was divided into two states: the greater (southern) part — Media Magna — was assigned to Peithon, one of Alexander's bodyguards; and, the smaller (northern) part — formerly the sub-satrapy of Matiene — became Media Atropatene under Atropates, the former Achaemenid governor of all Media, who had by then become father-in-law of Perdiccas, regent of Alexander's designated successor. A united Media was seen as a threat to the other diadochi, and thus Atropates received his kingdom. Later during the Wars of the Diadochi, Atropates refused to submit to any of the successors.

Missions[edit | edit source]

Like all other countries, Atropatene always has access to the generic missions.

Decisions[edit | edit source]

As an Iranian primary culture country, Flag of Atropatene Atropatene has access to the decision to form Media once it controls the relevant territories.


Form Media

The ancient Cyaxeres built upon the successes of his father, to unite the Medes, and forge the first true empire in our region. Overthrown by Cyrus himself, this this region has been the birthplace of conquerors and founders alike. After many long years of foreign oppression, it is time we cast off our shackles, and embrace our destiny once again.

Potential requirements
  • Has at least 1 territory
  • Country is in the Iranian culture group
  • Is not 20px Media or 20px Persia
  • The capital is in the region of Media
  • Is not AI-controlled or has at least 15 territories
  • Is not a Tier 2 or Tier 3 formable
  • 20px Media does not currently exist
  • Is not at war or in a civil war
  • Owns the following territories:
    • Ekbatana (1595)
    • Gazaka (1515)
    • Miyana (1593)
    • Qom (6954)

  • Current country becomes 20px Media
  • If the country is tribal, adopt the Federated Tribe government form
  • Otherwise, gain Political influence.png 150 political influence
  • Move the capital to Ekbatana (1595) and make it a city if it is currently a territory
  • Add Citizens 4 citizen pops and Freemen 4 freemen pops of the state culture and religion to Ekbatana (1595)
  • Ekbatana (1595) gets the modifier Emergent Capital until the end of the game, giving:
    • Global population growth.png +0.15% Local Population Growth
    • Freeman happiness +8% Local Freeman Happiness
    • Civilization.png +10% Local Civilization Level
  • Get claims on all territories not currently owned or owned by a subject in the region of Media
  • Get Province investment 3 free province investments
Formation requirements for Media. All fully coloured territories are required, while hatched territories will be claimed after formation.

As an Iranian culture group country, Flag of Atropatene Atropatene has access to the decision to form Persia if it integrates Persian culture.


Form Persia

The days of Cyrus and Darius are long gone, but the Persian people remember the great empires built by their own. It is time to throw off the shackles of our foreign oppressors, and unite our people once again!

Potential requirements
  • Has at least 1 territory
  • Country is in the Iranian, Caucasian, or Anatolian culture groups
  • Is not 20px Persia
  • Is not AI-controlled or owns at least 40 territories
  • Is not a Tier 3 formable
  • 20px Persia does not exist
  • If the country is not AI-controlled and there are Persian-cultured pops in the country, has Persian as a primary or integrated culture
  • Is not at war or in a civil war
  • Owns the follow territories:
    • Babylon (918)
    • Ekbatana (1595)
    • Pasargadai (4951)
    • Persepolis (4799)
    • Nostana (6561)
    • Arbela (880)
    • Gazaka (1515)
    • Opis (914)
    • Hormirzad (4791)
    • Zadrakarta (3435)
    • Artakabana (6559)
    • Sousa (946)

  • If the country is AI-controlled, there are Persian-cultured pops in the country, and Persian is not the primary culture, add Persian as an integrated culture
  • If the game is ironman, the country is not AI-controlled, and the country is or started as Flag of Heraclea Pontica Heraclea Pontica, award the achievement Heraclea Persica
  • Country becomes 20px Persia
  • If the country's ruler is in the same family as Amastris Achaimenid (82), set the name and flag to Flag of Achaemenid Empire Achaemenid Empire
  • If the current government form is a monarchy and not Empire or Imperial Cult, set the government form to Empire
  • Otherwise, gain Political influence.png 300 political influence
  • Get the event Seat of Power
  • Get the modifier Unification of Persia for 20 years, giving:
    • Integrated culture happiness +15% Integrated Culture Happiness
    • Freeman output +12% National Freemen Output
  • Get claims on all unowned territories in the regions of Persis, Media, Parthia, Ariana, Mesopotamia, Bactriana, Gedrosia, and Assyria
  • Get Province investment 5 free province investments
Formation requirements for Persia. All fully coloured territories are required, while hatched territories will be claimed after formation.

Pantheon[edit | edit source]

Atropatene starts with the following pantheon:

  • War: Atar
  • Economy: Sraosha
  • Culture: Zoroaster
  • Fertility: Tishtrya

Population[edit | edit source]

Atropatene has a Population.png population of 400 at the beginning of the game. Culturally, the population is majority Cadusian, an unintegrated culture, with the only 98 integrated Median pops. This large proportion of wrong culture pops means that cultural unity and Levy.png levy size is low at start and will remain so unless the country integrates some minority cultures or acquires more Median pops by conquest. The country's population makeup is also biased towards Tribesmen tribesmen (~30%), with the Citizens citizens (20%) concentrated in the cities of Kyropolis (4985), Shiram (3389) and Miyana (1593). A low population density means that Atropatene will struggle at the start to research technology.

The population type breakdown is listed below:

  • Pop noble.png 4 Nobles
  • Citizens 80 Citizens
  • Freemen 95 Freemen
  • Tribesmen 123 Tribesmen
  • Slaves 98 Slaves

Diplomacy[edit | edit source]

Atropatene begins as an independent nation with no allies or subjects.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Military tactics[edit | edit source]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

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Three Great Fires
Form Persia and own Ganzak, Nevshapur and Gur.