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Kingdom rankChagatai
Primary culture
Kyrgyz (Altaic)

Capital province
Urumqi (715)

Steppe Nomads Government tribal.png

State religion

Technology group
NomadicNomadic technology group
Chagatai ideas
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Traditions.png Traditions:

+20% Cavalry combat ability
−20% Harsh treatment cost

Attrition for enemies.png The Mountain Khanate

+0.5 Attrition for enemies
−10% Land attrition

Morale of armies.png Ceaseless Border Wars

+5% Morale of armies
+15% Manpower recovery speed

Diplomatic annexation cost.png Sons of Chagatai Khan

−15% Diplomatic annexation cost

Yearly prestige.png Chagatai Literature

+1 Yearly prestige

Core-creation cost.png The Tradition of Conquest

−25% Core-creation cost

Diplomat.png Scheming Nobility

+1 Diplomat

National manpower modifier.png The Glory of Conquest

+25% National manpower modifier

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−5% Land maintenance modifier

Chagatai is a Steppe Horde in the Tartary region. They practice the Sunni faith, following the Hanafi school Hanafi school.

Chagatai starts as the overlord of Flag of Yarkand Yarkand in the south. In the west, they are neighbors with Flag of Transoxiana Transoxiana, a vassal of the Flag of Timurids Timurids. To the north, they share a border with the Flag of Uzbek Uzbeks and Flag of Oirat Oirats, and at the east, they border Flag of Kara Del Kara Del and Flag of Sarig Yogir Sarig Yogir, both tributaries to the Flag of Ming Ming empire.

Historically, the Chagatai Khanate was one of the Four Mongol Successor states, with the other three (Flag of Yuan Yuan China, The Flag of Ilkhanate Ilkhanate and The Flag of Golden Horde Golden Horde) having collapsed by 1444, Chagatai remains the last successor standing. In the game, Chagatai is capable of restoring Mongol rule over both China and Persia, and can then go on to finally restore the Flag of Mongol Empire Mongol Empire.

Decisions[edit | edit source]


Execute decision.pngReform Great Yuan

The heirs of Kublai Khan once ruled over all Chinese and Mongol lands. Let us rise to reclaim the legacy of the old Yuan and crush the weaker lineages that have attempted to claim the Empire that is our birthright!

Potential requirements

Flag of Yuan Yuan does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Playing with normal or historical nations.


The country:

  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • is in the Primary culture.png Altaic culture group or has Sino-Altaic has as primary culture.
  • is not at war.
  • has at least Stability.png 2 stability.
  • owns its core provinces:
    • Xilin Gol (723)
    • Beijing (1816)
    • Qaraqorum (4678)
    • Xuanhua (2136).
  • owns or has a non-tributary subject own all provinces with Culture icon.png Mongol, Korchin, Khalkha and Oirat culture.

Beijing (1816) is part of a state.
If Mandate of Heaven.png 'Mandate of Heaven' DLC is active and there is an Mandate.png Emperor of China:

else if Common Sense.png 'Common Sense' DLC is active:

  • the country must be an Empire rank empire.


  • the country must have Development.png 1000 total development

Beijing (1816) is part of a state.


The country:

If this decision has not been enacted before:

  • our Primary culture.png changes to Sino-Altaic.
  • changes ruler culture to Sino-Altaic.
  • if the country has an heir:
    • changes heir culture to Sino-Altaic.
  • if the country has a consort of Mongol, Korchin, Kalkha, or Oirat culture:
    • changes consort culture to Sino-Altaic.
  • Hidden effects:
    • Every province with Culture icon.png Mongol, Korchin, Kalkha, and Oirat culture
      • changes province culture to Sino-Altaic.
    • Every country with Primary culture.png Mongol, Korchin, Kalkha, or Oirat primary culture
      • changes Primary culture.png primary culture to Sino-Altaic.
      • changes ruler culture to Sino-Altaic.
      • if the country has an heir:
        • changes heir culture to Sino-Altaic.
      • if the country has a consort of Mongol, Korchin, Kalkha, or Oirat culture:
        • changes consort culture to Sino-Altaic.

Xilin Gol (723):

  • is renamed to Xanadu.
  • has its capital renamed to Xanadu.

Xuanhua (2136):

  • is renamed to Zhongdu.
  • has its capital renamed to Zhongdu.

If Beijing (1816) is part of the HRE, but its owner is not a member then:

  • the province is removed from the HRE.
  • the Holy Roman Emperor:
    • gets the opinion modifier “Removed provinces from the Empire” towards the owner, worth Opinion.png−50 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
    • loses Imperial authority.png1 imperial authority.

Beijing (1816):

  • becomes the new capital of the owner country.
  • gains Base tax.png 1 base tax
  • gains Production.png 1 production
  • gains Manpower.png 1 manpower.
  • is renamed to Khanbaliq.
  • has its capital renamed to Khanbaliq.

  • AI will always take this decision.
  • AI gives "high priority" (400) to this decision

Execute decision.pngRe-form the Ilkhanate

The Ilkhanate, successors to the Mongol Empire in Persia, once ruled over a great empire. It is time to restore this legacy and rule Persia as a new dynasty of Ilkhans.

Potential requirements

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Playing with normal or historical nations


Flag of Ilkhanate Ilkhanate does not exist.
The country:


The country:

  • becomes Flag of Ilkhanate Ilkhanate.
  • gains Yearly prestige.png 25 prestige.
  • gets the Msg event.png event ‘New Traditions & Ambitions’, unless it is a custom nation.
  • gets “Increased Centralization” for Time Icon.png 20 years, giving:
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 monthly autonomy change,
    • National unrest.png +1 national unrest.

AI will never take this decision
Own core (red), own or non-tributary subject own (blue), permanent claims after formation (yellow)

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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Achievements[edit | edit source]

Back in Control icon
Form Yuan and be the only nation holding land in China.
I'll graze my horse here.. And here... icon
As a Horde, own over 200 provinces producing grain.
Pyramid of Skulls icon
As a Steppe Horde, raze a province with at least 30 development.
Turning the Tide icon
Start as a Steppe Horde in 1444 and embrace all institutions.
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