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Many major and more notable countries have their own unique heritages, listed below.
{| class="wikitable"! Nation !! Heritage !! Description|-| {{flag|AcragasBox wrapper}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Acragas/>{{heritage
|name=Acragantine heritage
|modifier3effect={{red|+10%|b}} Loyalty gain chance
}}<section end=Acragas/>
| ''Acragas is the second most powerful Siceliote city, vying with Syracuse for control of the island, but also victim to its own tyrants and demagogues. Her temples are perhaps the most numerous in the entire Greek world.''</div>|-| {{flag|Aeolia}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Aeolia/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Aeolian heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−10%|b}} Fort defense
}}<section end=Aeolia/>
| ''Home to the once great city of Troy, the Greek cities of Aeolia have a strong mercantile background on the along the Hellespont, and boast many philosophers as residents and natives.''</div>|-| {{flag|Aetolia}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Aetolia/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Aetolian heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|-1|b}} Diplomatic relations
}}<section end=Aetolia/>
| ''The fiercely independent Aetolians have survived their northern neighbors advances by tenacity alone, and stand ready to become one of the leading powers of northern Greece.''</div>|-| {{flag|Argos}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Argos/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Argive heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−10%|b}} Fort defense
}}<section end=Argos/>
| ''A traditional antagonist to Sparta and a regional power in Peleponesos, Argos has been down on its luck ever since Peleponesian war. With the destruction of Spartan power the Argives have however found new friends in the successor kings, and their people have begun to restore their heritage as a military power.''</div>|-| {{flag|Armenia}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Armenia/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Armenian heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−10|b}} Subject opinion of us
}}<section end=Armenia/>
| ''The kingdom of Armenia was founded many hundreds of years ago and has kept true to its own heritage for generations, even under the Achaemenid's and Alexander the Great the kingdom has preserved its own traditions of kingship and warfare.''</div>|-| {{flag|Arvernia}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Arvernia/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Arvernian heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−10%|b}} Enslavement efficiency
}}<section end=Arvernia/>
| ''One of the more diplomatically influential tribes in Southern Gaul, the Arverni also has a strong tradition of artisanal production of metalworking.''</div>|-| {{flag|Athens}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Athens/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Athenian heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|+10%|b}} Enact law cost
}}<section end=Athens/>
| ''While the heyday of Athenian influence may be over, it remains one of the most prestigious cities in the Greek world and is home to the Akademia founded by Plato. While it has at times languished under vile foreign tyrants such as Demetrios of Phaleron, the city still maintains its traditions of Democratic rule.''</div>|-| {{flag|Atropatene}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Atropatene/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Heritage of Atropates
|modifier3effect = {{red|−5%|b}} National slave happiness
}}<section end=Atropatene/>
| ''As one of the few Persian lords to survive in power after both the conquest of Alexander the Great and the successor wars that followed, Atropatene is in many ways the last guardian of the now lost Achaemenid Empire.''</div>|-| {{flag|Bithynia}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Bithynia/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Heritage of Zipoetes
|modifier3effect = {{red|-5%|b}} National manpower
}}<section end=Bithynia/>
| ''Breaking free from Persian rule even before Alexander's arrival, the Bithynians are determined to maintain their independence and build a lasting dynasty to rival even the diadochi, with designs on the entire northern coast of Asia Minor.''</div>|-| {{flag|Boetia}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Boeotia/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Boeotian heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|+10%|b}} Sacrifice to the gods cost
}}<section end=Boetia/>
| ''The Boeotian League was at one time the most powerful state in Greece under the leadership of Thebes, but has taken a step back in the wake of Macedonian interference in the region.''</div>|-| {{flag|Bosporan Kingdom}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Bosporan_Kingdom/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Heritage of Spartokos
|modifier3effect = {{red|+15%|b}} Increase legitimacy cost
}}<section end=Bosporan_Kingdom/>
| ''The Bosporan Kingdom is an example of the heights overseas colonies can achieve. Uniting the trading posts of the Khersonesos, the powerful Spartokid dynasty rivals the Hellenistic kings of the east in ambition and treachery.''</div>|-| {{flag|Byblos}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Byblos/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Heritage of Byblos
|modifier3effect = {{red|−5%|b}} Pop Assimilation Speed
}}<section end=Byblos/>
| ''One of the oldest cities in the known world, Byblos has been the home of Phoenician maritime kingdoms for longer than most other countries have even been populated and it is from here that many of the settlers that founded the great Punic towns in the western Mediterranean originated.''</div>|-| {{flag|Byzantion}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Byzantion/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Byzantine heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|-10%|b}} Morale of Armies
}}<section end=Byzantion/>
| ''Byzantion was fortuitously founded in command of the most important strait in the eastern Mediterranean, growing rich from the passage of trade through and across the Bosporos strait.''</div>|-| {{flag|Carthage}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Carthage/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Carthaginian heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|+5%|b}} Loyalty gain chance
}}<section end=Carthage/>
| ''Founded as 'the new city' centuries ago by settlers from Tyre in faraway Phoenicia, Carthage is now the uncontested leader of the Punic, or Western Phoenician world. Her heritage is one of a strong naval and mercantile power, often led to greatness by charismatic generals.''</div>|-| {{flag|Croton}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Croton/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Crotine heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|-5%|b}} Discipline
}}<section end=Croton/>
| ''Croton was a successful Achaean colony and home to the mathematician and sage Pythagoras' and his famous school, which was forced out of the city by revolutionaries afraid of its impious influence and political clout.''</div>|-| {{flag|Cyrenaica}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Cyrenaica/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Cyrenaican heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|-1|b}} Diplomatic relations
}}<section end=Cyrenaica/>
| ''The Greek colony of Cyrene was established by settlers fleeing a famine on the island of Thera. They successfully integrated the native inhabitants and established the famed Pentapolis, or five cities, now a byword for the entire region. A centre of trade and learning, Cyrenaica holds a unique position if they can maintain independence from their powerful neighbors.''</div>|-| {{flag|Delphi}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Delphi/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Delphic heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−1|b}} Diplomatic relations
}}<section end=Delphi/>
| ''The center of the Hellenic world and home to Apollo's most famous oracle the Pythia, Delphi has played an important role in the vicissitudes of Greek history - her rich temple treasuries a prime target for impious looters.''</div>|-| {{flag|Elea}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Elea/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Elean heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|-10%|b}} Pop Promotion Speed
}}<section end=Elea/>
| ''Elea is the main colony of Phocaean refugees who fled Ionia as the Persians approached. They are renowned for their maritime experience and the philosophers their city has produced including Zeno, whose paradoxes still confuse its residents.''</div>|-| {{flag|Elis}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Elis/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Eleian heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|-10%|b}} Manpower recovery speed
}}<section end=Elis/>
| ''Custodians of the Temple of Olympus and generous hosts of the quadrennial Olympic games, the Eleians occupy the crossroads of Greek culture and serve as the settlers of disputes and judges of victory.''</div>|-| {{flag|Egypt}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Egypt/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Heritage of Ptolemaios
|modifier3effect = {{red|−15%|b}} Pop Assimilation Speed
}}<section end=Egypt/>
| ''When Alexander died Ptolemaios Soter made certain that he was to be granted the richest and most prosperous land that he had known during the military campaigns under his former liege. Egypt is both the breadbasket of the Mediterranean and the carrier of a legacy going back millennia. With its wealth, and drawing from its traditions as well as those of the Hellenic world, Ptolemaios set out to build a state famed for its patronage of religion and culture.''</div>|-| {{flag|Epidauros}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Epidauros/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Epidauran heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|-10%|b}} Fort defense
}}<section end=Epidauros/>
| ''As the center for the worship of Asclepius, Epidauros attracts physicians and natural philosophers from across the Greek world, advancing the study of medicine and flourishing under the patronage of pilgrims who seek treatment.''</div>|-| {{flag|Epirus}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Epirus/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Epirote heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−5%|b}} National Commerce Income
}}<section end=Epirus/>
| ''The green lands of Epirus were long divided between various states but have in time been united under the fist of the Molossians, often allied with the neighboring Argeads of Macedonia.''</div>|-| {{flag|Eretria}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Eretria/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Eretrian heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|-10%|b}} Fort defense
}}<section end=Eretria/>
| ''Eretria, or the 'City of Rowers', was the most powerful Euboean city after Chalkis, with which it vied for control of the fertile Lelantine plain, and contributed ships in the diadochi conflicts which wracked Euboea.''</div>|-| {{flag|Etruria}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Etruria/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Etruscan heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|+5%|b}} Military Provincial Investment Cost
}}<section end=Etruria/>
| ''As one of the oldest peoples on the Italian peninsula the Etruscans have a long and proud Heritage of state and city building.''</div>|-| {{flag|Halikarnassos}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Halikarnassos/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Halicarnassan heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|-10%|b}} Fort defense
}}<section end=Halikarnassos/>
| ''Home to the famous tomb of Mausolus, Halicarnassus was governed by the Hekatominids until the arrival of Alexander the Great, where upon it was fired by the Persians and lost its prior importance.''</div>|-| {{flag|Heraclea Pontica}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Heraclea_Pontica/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Heraclean heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|+5%|b}} Loyalty gain chance
}}<section end=Heraclea_Pontica/>
| ''The people of Heraclea Pontica are descendants of the people of Megara, settled along the Bithynian coast and named for Herakles who had traveled into the realm of Hades nearby. Once a colony itself, it settled many cities along the Black Sea, becoming a notable power after the fall of the Persian empire.''</div>|-| {{flag|Iberia}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Iberia/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Iberian heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−10|b}} Loyalty of Governors
}}<section end=Iberia/>
| ''With the many disparate tribes of Iberia under their leadership, the Iberians have a large population for their military if they can keep them all in check.''</div>|-| {{flag|Icenia}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Icenia/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Iceni heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−10%|b}} Improve Opinion Maximum
}}<section end=Icenia/>
| ''Risen from relative obscurity the Iceni are a proud and fiercely independent people.''</div>|-| {{flag|Ionia}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Ionia/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Ionian heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−5%|b}} National Slave Output
}}<section end=Ionia/>
| ''The birthplace of many of the most influential philosophers of the Hellenic world, the mindset of the Ionians is inherently inquisitive and dismissive of religious superstitions.''</div>|-| {{flag|Judea}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Judea/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Judean heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−25%|b}} Pop Conversion Speed
}}<section end=Judea/>
| ''With a heritage dating back to the Kingdom of Judah, this remains the carrier traditions of a people that has seen kings, and conquerors come and go. Some have been their own and some have come from faraway lands such as Greece or Persia. To this day the Judean people cherish their deeply religious and fiercely independent heritage.''</div>|-| {{flag|Kalinga}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Kalinga/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Kalingan heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−2|b}} Diplomatic reputation
}}<section end=Kalinga/>
| ''In a distant past it is said that the Kalingas were brothers with neighboring tribes, and to this day we have maintained closer relations than most with the tribes of the jungles that surround our coastal kingdom. Perhaps this is why we still cherish many of our own tribal traditions ourselves. With the oppressive Nanda rule in this region gone we are the natural leaders of our region, though our riches can easily attract unwanted attention from other states on the rise.''</div>|-| {{flag|Kios}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Kios/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Ciusan heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|-10%|b}} Fort defense
}}<section end=Kios/>
| ''Cius, strategically placed in command of the Propontis, has been an important city since its foundation, later submitting to Persian rule under the government of the eastern Mithridatids.''</div>|-| {{flag|Knidos}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Knidos/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Cnidusian heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|+30|b}} Loyalty to Overlord
}}<section end=Knidos/>
| ''Cnidus boasts a long history, founding far flung colonies and maintaining its independence from the barbarians of the interior through deft diplomacy.''</div>|-| {{flag|Kush}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Kush/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Kushite heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|+5%|b}} Military Provincial Investment Cost
}}<section end=Kush/>
| ''While the Upper Nile has been our home for generations the Kushite people were once the masters of Egypt, and even Judea. With the lower Nile in Greek hands we remain the custodians of the native Egyptian legacy as well the traditions of our own.''</div>|-| {{flag|Macedon}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Macedon/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Heritage of Kassandros
|modifier3effect = {{red|−2|b}} Diplomatic reputation
}}<section end=Macedon/>
| ''Under the Argeads Macedon was built into the premier military force in the Greater Greek region, uniting mainland Greece under one rule. Even after the death of Alexander and the rise of the Antipatrids Macedon has an uncontested rule among Greek states, with the Macedonian barons making up the core of a strong military machine.''</div>|-| {{flag|Massilia}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Massilia/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Massilian heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−5%|b}} Manpower recovery speed
}}<section end=Massilia/>
| ''Massilia was the leading colony of the Ionian city of Phocaea, whose people abandoned their homes rather than submit to Persian rule. The refugees settled here and in their other colonies, turning the isolated port into one of the foremost trading powers and colonisers in the west, all the while defending their strongholds from the barbarians that surround them.''</div>|-| {{flag|Maurya}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Maurya/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Heritage of Chandragupta
|modifier3effect = {{red|+15%|b}} Aggressive Expansion Impact
}}<section end=Maurya/>
| ''While the Maurya empire is a newcomer to the scene of Northern India it is also the carrier of an ancient Dharmic heritage that predates its own conception as well as that of the Nanda and Argead empires it displaced. The state built by Chandragupta is one of institutional strength but it must also harbor a great variety of peoples and faiths.''</div>|-| {{flag|Megara}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Megara/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Megaran heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|-10%|b}} Morale of Armies
}}<section end=Megara/>
| ''An ancient rival of Athens for control of Attica, Megara derives its status from its position linking Hellas to the Peloponesos, and is home to the Megarian school of dialectic philosophy.''</div>|-| {{flag|Messenia}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Messenia/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Helot heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−5%|b}} National Commerce Income
}}<section end=Messenia/>
| ''When the Spartans were defeated by Epaminondas of Thebes, he founded the city of Messene and gave it to the Helots. We have always been the main population group in both Laconia and Messenia, but for centuries we were slaves under Sparta. As a free nation we can finally benefit from our own hard work. As a free nation we must also never forget that we were once slaves under Sparta, and forcefully be on our guard against those who would enslave us once again.''</div>|-| {{flag|Metapontum}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Metapontum/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Metapontine heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|-10%|b}} Discipline
}}<section end=Metapontum/>
| ''Metapontum is one of the oldest Italiote colonies, founded by settlers from Achaea and surviving the intrigues of its close neighbors. The mathematician Pythagoras fled here from Croton, and many still follow his religious teachings.''</div>|-| {{flag|Miletos}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Miletos/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Milesian heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|-5%|b}} National Tax
}}<section end=Miletos/>
| ''Miletus produced Thales, the most famous philosopher before Socrates, who brought Babylonian teachings to the Hellenic world. The citizens of Milesians are also unmatched in their talents for architecture and construction.''</div>|-| {{flag|Nabatea}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Nabatea/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Nabatean heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−5%|b}} Pop Conversion Speed
}}<section end=Nabatea/>
| ''Our Bedouins ancestry allows us to dominate trade across the desert, providing the wider world with goods that would otherwise not be within their reach. This wealth has allowed us to build great cities, monuments and a strong army, well versed in the ways of desert warfare.''</div>|-| {{flag|Phrygia}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Phrygia/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Heritage of Antigonos
|modifier3effect = {{red|−10%|b}} Fort defense
}}<section end=Phrygia/>
| ''Few generals had as many unlikely successes as Antigonos Monophtalmos and his son Demetrios Poliorketes. Their heritage is one of strong siege-craft, and of championing the free Greek cities of the Mediterranean.''</div>|-| {{flag|Pontus}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Pontus/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Pontic heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|+15%|b}} Civic Provincial Investment Cost
}}<section end=Pontus/>
| ''The region of Pontus has been a crossroad between Persian, Anatolian and Greek culture since long before Alexander brought his men eastwards, all the way back to when the Greek colonies sprung up across the Anatolian coastline.''</div>|-| {{flag|Praesos}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Praesos/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Minoan heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|+15%|b}} Military Provincial Investment Cost
}}<section end=Praesos/>
| ''The Minoans were the masters of Crete, once the overlords of all the Greeks. After the devastating volcanic eruption of Thera, the civilization fell into obscurity.''</div>|-| {{flag|Rhodes}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Rhodes/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Rhodian heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|+10%|b}} Fort Maintenance
}}<section end=Rhodes/>
| ''Founded many centuries ago Rhodes has risen to be one of the premier naval powers in the Aegean, but is also famous for its great workshops and its magnificent siege works. The most proud achievement of the island state remains being able to withstand the arduous siege of Demetrios Poliorketes, who brought the most advanced siege machinery in the world to the island but failed to breach its fortifications.''</div>|-| {{flag|Rome}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Rome/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Roman heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−5%|b}} Morale of Navies
}}<section end=Rome/>
| ''Born where the Greek south meets the Etruscan north, Rome has quickly risen to be the dominant force of central Italy and the leader of the a league of allies that stand ready to do their every bidding. Rome's unfailing capacity to mobilize its population and acquire the loyalty of the city states under its protection has over time grown into a strong imperialistic heritage.''</div>|-| {{flag|Seleukid Empire}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Seleukid Empire/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Heritage of Seleukos
|modifier3effect = {{red|−15%|b}} Pop Assimilation Speed
}}<section end=Seleukid Empire/>
| ''With no direct connection to their Greek homeland the Seleukid rulers have had to foster a Hellenistic culture which can encompass and empower a ruling caste that is caters both to its Greek subjects and immigrants as well as its large Chaldean and Persian population groups. As such it has often come to choose adaption over cultural supremacy and has over time become a shining beacon of the Greek fusion of cultures known as Hellenism.''</div>|-| {{flag|Sparta}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Sparta/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Spartan heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−5%|b}} National Slave Output
}}<section end=Sparta/>
| ''Once the dominant power of the Greek world, Sparta remains the carrier of an ancient martial heritage that few can question.''</div>|-| {{flag|Syracusae}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Syracusae/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Syracusan heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−5%|b}} National Citizen Happiness
}}<section end=Syracusae/>
| ''Syracuse is one of the older Greek colonies in the west and it has on many occasions been a local power contending with the other Italic, Phoenician and Greek powers on equal terms. Over time, with the growth of Roman, Etruscan and Carthaginian power the city has had to adapt to an ever more militarized reality.''</div>|-| {{flag|Tarentum}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Tarentum/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Tarentine heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−5%|b}} Import Value
}}<section end=Tarentum/>
| ''Founded as a Spartan colony in Magna Graecia, Tarentum has not always had a lot of friends in their near area. Over time however the city has become renowned for its highly skilled light cavalry and built a heritage as an influential power in its region.''</div>|-| {{flag|Tartessia}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Tartessia/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Heritage of Tartessos
|modifier3effect = {{red|+5%|b}} Build cost
}}<section end=Tartessia/>
| ''Many centuries ago Tartessos was one of the most important commercial and political centers of Iberia. A heritage that lives on to this day, even if the tribes that dominate the area would largely be foreign to the old Tartessians.''</div>|-| {{flag|Thebes}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Thebes/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Theban heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|+5%|b}} Heavy infantry maintenance cost
}}<section end=Thebes/>
| ''Once the leading military and hegemonic power in mainland Greece, Thebes was completely destroyed by Alexander the Great. Kassandros of Macedon however rebuilt the city, inviting Theban exiles to once again establish themselves in their old homes in Boeotia. Eager to reclaim the Heritage of Epaminondas, the Thebans are now ready to rise again.''</div>|-| {{flag|Thrace}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Thrace/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Heritage of Lysimachos
|modifier3effect = {{red|−10|b}} Subject opinion of us
}}<section end=Thrace/>
| ''As one of Alexander's officers and former bodyguard Lysimachos was always an able general. The lasting heritage he brought to Thrace however was that of a state builder and a diplomat, able to leverage great gains from his victories in the successor wars despite his meager resources.''</div>|{{End box wrapper}}
== Cultural heritages ==
Some countries of the same culture or culture group share a common special heritage, listed below.
{| class="wikitable"! width = "10%" | Culture Group !! Starting Countries !! Heritage !! Description|-| rowspan=11 | Hellenistic===| * {{flag|AigionBox wrapper}}* {{flag|Dyme}}* {{flag|Lepreon}}* {{flag|Patrai}}* {{flag|Pellene}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Achaean/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Achaean heritage
|notes = For [[File:Culture.png|24px]] '''Achaean''' culture countries.
}}<section end=Achaean/>
| ''The Achaeans have preferred to avoid the great political games of recent years, maintaining their small league of alliances but ready to defend themselves if their sovereignty is threatened.'' '''Starting countries:'''* {{flag|-Aigion}}* {{flag| Dyme}}* {{flag|AndrosLepreon}}* {{flag|KosPatrai}}* {{flag|Nesiotic LeaguePellene}}</div>|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Aegean/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Aegean heritage
|notes = For [[File:Culture.png|24px]] '''Aegean''' culture countries.
}}<section end=Aegean/>
| ''The disparate islands of the Aegean sea produced the shipwrights and sailors who brought the Persian invaders to their knees, and still maintain a strong maritime tradition to this day.''|-| * {{flag|Azania}}'''Starting countries:'''* {{flag|HeraiaAndros}}* {{flag|MantineaKos}}* {{flag|MegalopolisNesiotic League}}</div>* {{flag|Stymphalia}}* {{flag|Tegea}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Arcadian/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Arcadian heritage
|notes = For [[File:Culture.png|24px]] '''Arcadian''' culture countries.
}}<section end=Arcadian/>
| ''The interior of the Peloponesos is remote and rural, a primordial place fantasized of by the urbanized elite of Greece, and survives mainly on agriculture and maintaining its distance.'' '''Starting countries:'''* {{flag|-Azania}}* {{flag| Heraia}}* {{flag|AstakosMantinea}}* {{flag|CalchedonMegalopolis}}* {{flag|KyzikosStymphalia}}* {{flag|Tegea}}</div> <div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Bithynian/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Bithynian heritage
|notes = For [[File:Culture.png|24px]] '''Bithynian''' culture countries.
}}<section end=Bithynian/>
| ''Among the oldest colonies founded by Greeks, the Bithynian cities have survived by acceding to the demands of barbarians kings and emperors, concentrating instead on cultivating their cities.''|-| '''Starting countries:'''* {{flag|ChersonesusAstakos}}* {{flag|IstrosCalchedon}}* {{flag|OlbiaKyzikos}}</div>* {{flag|Tyras}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Bosporan/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Bosporan heritage
|notes = For [[File:Culture.png|24px]] '''Bosporan''' culture countries.
}}<section end=Bosporan/>
| ''The Greek colonists of the north western Pontos Euxinos descend mainly from Megara and Miletos and have founded thriving trading hubs, preferring to stay out of the affairs of the mainland.''|-| * {{flag|Eleutherna}}* {{flag|Gortyna}}'''Starting countries:'''* {{flag|IerapetraChersonesus}}* {{flag|KnossosIstros}}* {{flag|KydoniaOlbia}}* {{flag|LyctusTyras}}</div>* {{flag|Polyrrhenia}}* {{flag|Tarrha}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Cretan/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Cretan heritage
|notes = For [[File:Culture.png|24px]] '''Cretan''' culture countries.
}}<section end=Cretan/>
| ''The isolated cities of Crete remain doggedly embroiled in their own wars of revenge and dominance, asleep to the great political upheavals of the Hellenic world.'' '''Starting countries:'''* {{flag|Eleutherna}}* {{flag|Gortyna}}* {{flag|Ierapetra}}* {{flag|Knossos}}* {{flag|-Kydonia}}* {{flag| Lyctus}}* {{flag|OreosPolyrrhenia}}* {{flag|Tarrha}}</div> <div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Euboean/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Euboean heritage
|notes = For [[File:Culture.png|24px]] '''Euboean''' culture countries.
}}<section end=Euboean/>
| ''The island of Euboea is not particularly rich or populous, but its people have always produced fine sailors and asserted their independence, using the isle's strategic location and rugged terrain to best advantage.''|-| * {{flag|Amisos}}* {{flag|Kerausous}}'''Starting countries:'''* {{flag|KotyoraOreos}}</div>* {{flag|Phasis}}* {{flag|Sinope}}* {{flag|Trapezous}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Graeco-Pontic/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Graeco-Pontic heritage
|notes = For [[File:Culture.png|24px]] '''Graeco-Pontic''' culture countries.
}}<section end=Graeco-Pontic/>
| ''The Greek colonists of the southern Pontos Euxinos have lived in close proximity with the native Anatolian peoples for centuries, trading and negotiating with the barbarians kings.''|-| '''Starting countries:'''* {{flag|AnconaAmisos}}* {{flag|HerakleiaKerausous}}* {{flag|HipponionKotyora}}* {{flag|LocriPhasis}}* {{flag|RhegiumSinope}}* {{flag|SipontumTrapezous}}</div>* {{flag|Thuria}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Italiotian/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Italiotian heritage
|notes = For [[File:Culture.png|24px]] '''Italiotian''' culture countries.
}}<section end=Italiotian/>
| ''The once wealthy and powerful Italiote cities stagnated under their own indolence, preferring to rely on local mercenaries and aid from abroad to wage their wars while they discuss philosophy.'' '''Starting countries:'''* {{flag|-Ancona}}* {{flag| Herakleia}}* {{flag|CalacteaHipponion}}* {{flag|GelasLocri}}* {{flag|Herakleia MinoaRhegium}}* {{flag|SelinousSipontum}}* {{flag|TyndariaThuria}}</div>|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Siceliote/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Siceliote heritage
|notes = For [[File:Culture.png|24px]] '''Siceliote''' culture countries.
}}<section end=Siceliote/>
| ''The Greek cities of Sicily have struggled with the rise of populism like nowhere else in the Hellenic world, a symptom of the comfortable life of philosophy and culture pursued by their people.''|-| '''Starting countries:'''* {{flag|ArachosiaCalactea}}* {{flag|BactriaGelas}}* {{flag|EmporionHerakleia Minoa}}* {{flag|HemeroskopeionSelinous}}* {{flag|MenestheiTyndaria}}</div>* {{flag|Parthia}}|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Hellenistic/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Hellenistic heritage
|notes = For [[File:Culture.png|24px]] '''Hellenistic''' culture group countries without a more specific country or cultural heritage outside of Greece, the Balkans, and Italy.
}}<section end=Hellenistic/>
| ''While Greek settlers have traveled east for generations before Alexander it was his conquest of the Achaemenid empire that led to the creation of eastern Greek states. The fusion of Persian and Greek culture that Alexander tried to foster now lives on as an undisputed Hellenistic heritage.'' '''Starting countries:'''* {{flag|-Arachosia}}* {{flag| ScythianBactria}}* {{flag| Emporion}}* {{flag|ParniHemeroskopeion}}* {{flag|PissuriaMenesthei}}* {{flag|ZanthiaParthia}}</div>{{End box wrapper}}|=== Scythian ==={{Box wrapper}}<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Dahae/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name= Dahae heritage
|notes = For [[File:Culture.png|24px]] '''Dahae''' culture countries.
}}<section end=Dahae/>
| ''Our people prides itself with its great skill as riders and its horsemanship. Nobles and commoners alike learn to ride at an early age and as a consequence the force of our cavalry arm can make the strongest of empires tremble. A pastoral lifestyle has made many accustomed to a free way of life however, fostering an autonomous mode of government where chieftains and nobles have great say over their own business.'' '''Starting countries:'''* {{flag|Parni}}* {{flag|Pissuria}}* {{flag|Zanthia}}</div>{{End box wrapper}}
== Group heritages ==
All other states without a country or culture/culture group specific heritage get a generic one from the list below, based on the terrain and modifiers of its capital. The first heritage that the country meets the requirements for will be selected.
{| class{Box wrapper}}<div style="wikitablewidth:330px; padding:10px;"! heritage !! Description|-|><section begin=Pirate/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name = Pirate heritage
|notes = For countries with a starting [[File:Country capital.png|28px]] capital in a [[File:Pirate haven.png|28px]] '''Pirate Haven'''.
}}<section end=Pirate/>
| ''Some would say that the ancestors of this people were pirates and plunderers, always ready to profit from the misfortune of others. That is, however, a matter of perspective. A strong adventuring spirit along with a love for the open sea is the heritage that binds this people together.''</div>|-|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Seafaring/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name = Seafaring heritage
|notes = For countries with a starting [[File:Country capital.png|28px]] capital in a [[File:Port icon.png|28px]] '''port'''.
}}<section end=Seafaring/>
| ''The Heritage of this people has been associated with navigating the open seas for generations. Some say their ancestors came here from faraway lands, others that they have welcomed sailors that sought out their ports.''</div>|-|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Coastal/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name = Coastal heritage
|notes = For countries with a starting [[File:Country capital.png|28px]] capital in a [[File:Terrain coastal.png|28px]] '''coastal''' territory.
}}<section end=Coastal/>
| ''While they never became great seafarers this people have always been dependent on what the sea brings them for their wealth and prosperity. A Heritage of trade and bartering is the core around which their culture revolves.''</div>|-|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=River Plains/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name = River Plains heritage
|notes = For countries with a starting [[File:Country capital.png|28px]] capital in a [[File:Terrain farmland.png|28px]] '''farmland''' or [[File:Terrain plains.png|28px]] '''plains''' terrain territory adjacent to a [[File:Terrain river.png|28px]] '''major river'''.
}}<section end=River Plains/>
| ''The fertile plains around great rivers have given birth to many civilizations over the centuries. This people's heritage is closely tied to farming the land of the river plains in which they originated.''</div>|-|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Steppe/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name = Steppe heritage
|notes = For countries with a starting [[File:Country capital.png|28px]] capital in a [[File:Terrain plains.png|28px]] '''plains''' or [[File:Terrain desert.png|28px]] '''desert''' terrain territory in the regions of Sarmatia Europea, Sarmatia Asiatica, Taurica, or Scythia.
}}<section end=Steppe/>
| ''The wide open grasslands of the north have been the home of this people for generations and the harsh life of the steppes has completely shaped their heritage and society at large.''</div>|-|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Rural/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name = Rural heritage
|notes = For countries with a starting [[File:Country capital.png|28px]] capital in a [[File:Terrain farmland.png|28px]] '''farmland''' or [[File:Terrain plains.png|28px]] '''plains''' terrain territory.
}}<section end=Rural/>
| ''Life in the plains, fields and pastures has shaped this people into what it is. Over time these farmers and shepherds have constructed cities, roads and bridges but at their heart they still value a life in the countryside.''</div>|-|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Montane/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name = Montane heritage
|notes = For countries with a starting [[File:Country capital.png|28px]] capital in a [[File:Terrain mountain.png|28px]] '''mountains''' terrain territory.
}}<section end=Montane/>
| ''The mountainous landscapes in which this people originated has shaped their Heritage of fierce independence and self determination. Some would say that their strong sense of self defense can even make them see enemies where there were only friends, but their awareness of how they can survive and defend themselves in hostile terrain has served them well over the centuries.''</div>|-|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Desert/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name = Desert heritage
|notes = For countries with a starting [[File:Country capital.png|28px]] capital in a [[File:Terrain desert.png|28px]] '''desert''' terrain territory.
}}<section end=Desert/>
| ''The ancestors of this people have traversed open deserts for many generations and over time built traditions and an almost instinct based understanding for how to survive and thrive among the hot dunes. Whether the objective is to build an empire of the sands or to traverse a desert in search of new homes there are few who would find this task as natural as those of this heritage.''</div>|-|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Jungle/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name = Jungle heritage
|notes = For countries with a starting [[File:Country capital.png|28px]] capital in a [[File:Terrain jungle.png|28px]] '''jungle''' terrain territory.
}}<section end=Jungle/>
| ''Over the centuries this people has made nature their fortress. The deep jungles and the creatures that dwell within them are their allies, their foes and the principal asset around which they organize their defenses.''</div>|-|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Forest/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name = Forest heritage
|notes = For countries with a starting [[File:Country capital.png|28px]] capital in a [[File:Terrain forest.png|28px]] '''forest''' terrain territory.
}}<section end=Forest/>
| ''In the forests of their homeland this people has acquired a strong tradition of archery and a long tradition for how to maintain the unity of the disparate tribes that dwelt there.''</div>|-|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Marshland/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name = Marshland heritage
|notes = For countries with a starting [[File:Country capital.png|28px]] capital in a [[File:Terrain marsh.png|28px]] '''marsh''' terrain territory.
}}<section end=Marshland/>
| ''People accustomed to marshes and wetlands once built this state. In this environment they acquired great experience in asymmetrical warfare as well as in how to turn land that some would consider unfit for living into a prosperous garden.''</div>|-|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Highland/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name = Highland heritage
|notes = For countries with a starting [[File:Country capital.png|28px]] capital in a [[File:Terrain hills.png|28px]] '''hills''' terrain territory.
}}<section end=Highland/>
| ''The Heritage of this people was once forged in the open highlands. To this day they remain more well versed than most in the construction of stone buildings and fortifications, but they also carry a strong aversion to the open seas.''</div>|-|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Unremarkable/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name = Unremarkable heritage
|notes = '''Generic''' heritage for any countries that do not fall into any of the other groups.
}}<section end=Unremarkable/>
| ''Most peoples have something to be proud of but this is not the case for the citizens of this state. Long forgotten by the outside world they continue to lead uneventful, if peaceful, lives and have no hopes or aspirations of note.''</div>|{{End box wrapper}}
== Mission created heritages ==
A few [[Countries#Releasable_countries|releasable countries]] from [[missions]] also have unique heritages, listed below.
{| class{Box wrapper}}<div style="wikitable"! width=:330px; padding:10px;"9%" | Country !! Mission Tree !! Heritage !! Description|- id = corinthian_heritage| {{flag|Corinth}}| {{flag|Rome|0}} [[Rome|Roman]] mission tree [[Roman_missions#Subduing_Greece|'''Subduing Greece''']]|><section begin=Corinth/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name = Corinthian heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|−1|b}} Diplomatic relations
}}<section end=Corinth/>
| ''Corinth was one of the largest city-states of Greece until recent years, playing an important role as it was at a highly defensive position in-between the rich states of Attica and the Peleponnese. After the conquests of Macedon, it was left as nothing more than a fortified position for the Macedonian troops in the south, bereft of its own independence.''|- id = decapolian_heritage| {{flag|Decapolis}}| Released from the {{flag|Rome|0}} [[Rome|Roman]] mission tree [[Roman_missions#Eastern_GlorySubduing_Greece|'''Eastern GlorySubduing Greece''']]</div>|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Decapolis/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name = Decapolian heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|+10|b}} Loyalty to Overlord
}}<section end=Decapolis/>
| ''The ten great cities of the Decapolis have often been allied to one another to defend against the Judean aggressors to the south, and now they have finally been put together in a league.''|- id = epikrateia_heritage| {{flag|Epikrateia}}| Released from the {{flag|CarthageRome|0}} [[CarthageRome|CarthaginianRoman]] mission tree [[Punic_missionsRoman_missions#An_End_to_Sicillian_WarfareEastern_Glory|'''An End to Sicilian WarfareEastern Glory''']]</div>|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Epikrateia/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name = Epikrateia heritage
|modifier3effect = {{red|+30|b}} Loyalty to Overlord
}}<section end=Epikrateia/>
| ''The people of Sicily has long been under the protection of Carthage, as they were faced by the danger of subjugation by the Greek overlords of Syracuse. Finally they have come together to form a proper state, instead of a flimsy defensive alliance protecting several city-states'' Released from the {{flag|- id = religious_enclave_heritageCarthage| Religious State0}} [[Carthage| Generic Carthaginian]] mission tree [[Generic_missionsPunic_missions#Infrastructure_MissionAn_End_to_Sicillian_Warfare|'''Pearl of [Region]/ Growth of [Region]/ Stabilize and Grow [Region]An End to Sicilian Warfare''']]</div>|<div style="width:330px; padding:10px;"><section begin=Religious State/>{{heritage
|version = 1.4
|name = Religious State heritage
}}<section end=Religious State/>
| ''This state was founded by the priesthood of a great temple. To this day they revere the old traditions of their predecessors even if some would say their rule has grown increasingly focused on the temporal world over time.''
 Released from the Generic mission tree [[Generic_missions#Infrastructure_Mission|'''Pearl of [Region]/ Growth of [Region]/ Stabilize and Grow [Region]''']]</div>{{End box wrapper}}
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