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Local powerRhodes
Primary culture
Aegean (Hellenistic)

Capital province
Rhodos (266)

Plutocratic Republic

State religion
Military traditions
Flag of Rhodes Rhodian heritage

Navy maintenance cost.png −10% Navy Maintenance Cost
Fort defense.png +10% Fort defense
Fort maintenance cost.png +10% Fort Maintenance

Flag of Rhodes Rhodes is a local power in the southwest of the Asian region, a strong naval and commercial center controlling many of the neighbouring islands as well as parts of the nearby coast as the Rhodian Peraia. Once a part of the Flag of Delian League Delian League under Flag of Athens Athens, the cities of Rhodes united in 408 BC and after brief spells under the Flag of Achaemenid Empire Achaemenid and Flag of Argead Empire Argead Empires now stands as an independent nation once again with close ties to Flag of Egypt Ptolemaic Egypt. These ties and an unwillingness to help the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonids would lead to a great siege by the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid prince and general Demetrios Poliorcetes in 305 BC, whose failure would be celebrated by the construction of the Colossos of Rhodes, widely considered one of the wonders of the ancient world. Its treasured independence preserved, Rhodes still lies at the crossroads between the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid and Flag of Egypt Ptolemaic spheres of influence, both major powers that Rhodes could not hope to hold off alone - to say nothing of any other Macedonian warlords who might make a play for the region. Only by playing the Diadochi against each other, making effective use of its commercial and naval power, and taking leadership of the other minor Greek states will Rhodes be able to hold off the ambitions of foreign kings, and perhaps take leadership of the Aegean Sea and beyond.

Historically, Rhodes would leverage its famed commercial and naval power to maintain a balance of power between the Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid, Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid, and Flag of Egypt Ptolemaic empires in the region until a breakdown in the arrangement forced Rhodes to seek aid from Flag of Rome Rome. The subsequent decline of Diadochi power would allow Rhodes to briefly expand to control the remainder of Caria and Lycia and take leadership over the Flag of Nesiotic League Nesiotic League from Flag of Egypt Egypt, though this territory would be surrendered as Rhodes surrendered its independence to become a cultural and commercial center within a now-dominant Flag of Rome Rome.


Main article: Greek missions#The Hospitable Sea

At the beginning of the game, Rhodes begins only with access to the generic missions. However, as it begins with territory in the Asia region, Rhodes will be able to take the unique Euxine Sea Hellenistic cultural mission tree The Hospitable Sea once it expands to own at least Local.png 25 territories, directing it to expand its influence and dominate the Euxine Sea region. Like most other Hellenistic group countries, if Rhodes conquers territory in Greece it can also get the Greek cultural mission tree Pan-Hellenic Government and attempt to unite the Greek city-states into a new Flag of Hellenic League Hellenic League.


As the ruler of the city of Rhodos, Rhodes has access to the special decision to build the ancient wonder of the Colossos of Rhodes.


Colossus of Rhodes

Many say we were blessed by Helios himself when we managed to stop Demetrios I the Besieger from taking our island and city. We fought valiantly to beat back the oppressing Antigonids, and with the help of the Ptolemies of Egypt we managed to secure our independence.

It is time to thank the god for his help in protecting the island, and celebrate our victory. Our architects have prepared the necessary documents for a massive statue in the honor of the god, that will forever protect the ports of Rhodes.

Potential requirements
  • Owns at least 1 territory
  • Owns Rhodos (266)
  • Rhodos (266) does not have one of the Colossus of Rhodes modifiers or the Broken Colossus modifier
  • Does not have any progress or quality marker for the
  • Has at least Wealth 200 gold
  • Has more than Stability.png 50 stability
  • Is Flag of Rhodes Rhodes
  • Follows the Hellenic religion

  • Lose Wealth 200 gold
  • Tooltip: The building of the Colossus begins.
  • Set the Colossus of Rhodes progress (the colossus_rhodes_progress variable) and quality (the colossus_rhodes_quality variable) to 1
  • Get the event The Colossal Beginning
  • Trigger a Hidden Event in 150 - 300 days

As Byzantion has Hellenistic primary culture, it can also take the decision to reunite Alexander the Great's empire and form the Flag of Argead Empire Argead Empire if it controls the required territories. This, however, will require Byzantion to change its government type to a monarchy.


Reunite Alexander's Empire

For too long parasites and scavengers have made a feast of the Great Empire that Alexander spent a lifetime building. It is time we do away with all claimants, usurpers and delusional provincial strongmen. There can be only one authority within the empire of Alexander the Great, one upholder of the great Hellenistic legacy that this great man founded.

That one power could not possibly come from any dynasty but our own. Only a family that respects the Argead traditions can legitimately claim its legacy.

Potential requirements
  • Has not previously formed the Flag of Argead Empire Argead Empire
  • Has at least 1 territory
  • Country is in the Hellenistic culture group
  • Is a monarchy
  • Is not Flag of Argead Empire Argead Empire
  • Is not AI-controlled or has more than 40 territories
  • Flag of Argead Empire Argead Empire does not current exist
  • Is a monarchy
  • Is not at war or in a civil war
  • Owns or has a subject that owns the following territories:
    • Pella (379)
    • Korinthos (418)
    • Thebai (426)
    • Sparta (427)
    • Argos (440)
    • Athenai (416)
    • Lysimacheia (350)
    • Gordion (189)
    • Sardeis (292)
    • Alexandreia (516)
    • Memphis (500)
    • Gaza (659)
    • Tyros (743)
    • Antigoneia (790)
    • Epiphaneia (1874)
    • Ammoneion (5537)
    • Babylon (918)
    • Seleukeia Megale (911)
    • Sousa (946)
    • Persepolis (4799)
    • Ekbatana (1595)
    • Alexandreia Kaukaso (6611)
    • Taxila (7314)
    • Alexandrou Limen (6821)

  • If the country is tribal, add the modifier Civilizing Tribe for 10 years, giving:
    • Civilization.png +0.10% Monthly Civilization Change
    • Local pop promotion speed.png +2 Pop Promotion Speed
    • Integrated culture happiness +10% Integrated Culture Happiness
  • If the government type is not Empire or Imperial Cult, set the country's government to Empire
  • Get the modifier Argead Unification until the end of the game, giving:
    • Unintegrated culture group happiness +6% Unintegrated Culture Group Happiness
    • Land morale.png +5% Morale of Armies
    • Diplomatic reputation.png +2 Diplomatic Reputation
    • Freeman happiness +8% National Freeman Happiness
  • Current country becomes Flag of Argead Empire Argead Empire
  • Get the event Capital of an Empire
  • Get claims on all unowned provinces in the regions of Parthia, Syria, Ariana, Bactriana, Media, Persis, Gedrosia, Mesopotamia, Assyria, Bithynia, Cappadocia, Galatia, Cilicia, Asia, Greece, Palestine, Gandhara, Lower Egypt, Upper Egypt, Macedonia, and Thrace
  • If the country is Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid Kingdom, Flag of Macedon Macedon, Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid Empire, Flag of Egypt Egypt, or Flag of Thrace Thrace and is not AI-controlled, award the achievement No More Worlds Left to Conquer
  • Get Province investment 5 free province investments

Population and Culture Type[edit]

Rhodes starts with a Population.png population of 57 across its Local.png 4 territories. Culturally, Rhodes is heavily divided with a different culture dominant in each territory; of the islands, Rhodos proper is Aegean Hellenic while Zakynthos is Cretan Hellenic, and on the mainland Kallipolis Karias is Ionian Hellenic while Kaunos remains Lycian Cybelene, in the Anatolian group. Like most major cities in the region Rhodos also has a small minority of Hebrew Jewish pops.

The population breakdown by class is listed below:

  • Pop noble.png 2 Nobles (3.51%)
  • Citizens 18 Citizens (31.58%)
  • Freemen 16 Freemen (28.07%)
  • Tribesmen 2 Tribesmen (3.51%)
  • Slaves 19 Slaves (33.33%)


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Pan-Hellenic League
As any Greek Republic, own the entire region of Greece.