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Seafaring heritage

Notes: For countries with a starting Country capital.png capital in a Port icon.png port.

Navy maintenance cost.png −10% Navy Maintenance Cost
Naval range.png +25% Naval Range
Manpower.png −5% National manpower

Flag of Sidon Sidon is a Phoenician city-state in the eastern Mediterranean coastline, a tributary of the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid Kingdom in the Syria region. One of the oldest and most important Flag of Phoenicia Phoenician cities along with its sister city of Tyre, Sidon was famed for its glassmaking and purple dye during the Phoenician golden age and was an active participant in their colonization of the Mediterranean. Variously a client kingdom or province of 20px Assyria, Flag of Babylon Babylon, and the Flag of Achaemenid Empire Achaemenid Empire in turn, Sidon remained a wealthy city and in particular one of the main ports and centers of the Persian navy. Having peacefully surrendered to Alexander, Sidon became a client of the Flag of Argead Empire Argead Empire and by 450 AUC has come under the relative loose control of the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonids. While Sidon's status as a tributary protects its autonomy and will allow it to steer clear of the Wars of the Diadochi if it so chooses, the upcoming moment of disorder and Antigonid weakness may be Sidon's best and only chance to muster what strength it has and restore the independence and prosperity of all of Flag of Phoenicia Phoenicia.

Historically, Sidon remained loyal to the remnants of the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid Kingdom when their empire collapsed following the death of Antigonos at the Battle of Ipsos, but would be subjugated by Ptolemaic Flag of Egypt Egypt in 290 BC and was contested by the Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid Empire during the many Syrian Wars before firmly coming under Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid rule by the end of the century. The city regained its independence for the last time in 111 BC after the collapse of the Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid Empire in its innumerable civil wars before coming under Flag of Rome Roman rule in 64 BC with the establishment of Roman Syria, going into a slow decline as Tyre was favoured as the capital of the region.

With Heirs of Alexander DLC, Flag of Egypt Egypt can also release Flag of Sidon Sidon as a Vassalized.png client state through the Install Philokles decision or through the The Eastern Border mission.

Decisions[edit | edit source]

As a Phoenician-cultured country, Sidon can form Phoenicia by decision if it manages to conquer and unite the main Phoenician cities, giving claims on the region and a special country modifier.


Form Phoenicia

The proud Phoenician people mastered the Mediterranean many centuries previously. Without us, there would be no Carthage, or grand cities of Iberia. Since the days of Cyrus, we have languished under the rule of foreign overlords, yet now - now is our chance to reclaim our heritage, and show the world the might of Phoenicia, once again.

Potential requirements
  • Has at least 1 territory
  • Is Phoenician culture
  • Is not Flag of Phoenicia Phoenicia
  • Capital is in the provinces of North Phoenicia, South Phoenicia, Galilee, or Samaria
  • Is not AI-controlled or owns at least 10 territories
  • Flag of Phoenicia Phoenicia does not exist
  • Is not at war or in a civil war
  • Owns all of the following territories:
    • Posideion (788)
    • Tripolis (769)
    • Gebal (766)
    • Sidun (747)
    • Tyros (743)
    • Kadasa (742)

  • Country becomes Flag of Phoenicia Phoenicia
  • Set the capital to Tyros (743), and make it a city if it is currently a territory
  • Add Citizens 4 citizen pops and Freemen 4 freemen pops to the capital
  • If the capital has the modifier Emergent Center of Civilization, remove it
  • Capital gets the modifier Emergent Capital until the end of the game, giving:
    • Global population growth.png +0.15% Local Population Growth
    • Civilization.png +10% Local Civilization Level
    • Freeman happiness +6% Local Freeman Happiness
  • Get claims on all unowned territories in the provinces of North Phoenicia and South Phoenicia
  • Get the modifier Masters of the Mediterranean until the end of the game, giving:
    • Local ship recruit speed.png +25% Ship Recruit Speed
    • Global capital trade routes.png +1 Capital Import Routes
  • Get Province investment 5 free province investments

Diplomacy[edit | edit source]

Sidon begins as a Vassalized.png tributary of the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid Kingdom.

Pantheon[edit | edit source]

Sidon starts with the following pantheon:

  • War: El
  • Economy: Melqart
  • Culture: Eshmun
  • Fertility: Astarte

Sidon itself is the holy site for Eshmun.

Population[edit | edit source]

Sidon starts with a Population.png population of 21 in its single city. Most of the population is Phoenician Canaanite, with a small minority of Hebrew Jewish pops.

The population type breakdown is listed below:

  • Pop noble.png 2 Nobles
  • Citizens 7 Citizens
  • Freemen 6 Freemen
  • Slaves 6 Slaves

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Tyrean Purple icon
Tyrean Purple
Form Phoenicia, own at least 500 ships, and produce a surplus of at least 5 dyes in Tyrus.