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Primary culture
Khaleeji (Levantine)

Capital province
Hormuz (2999)

IqtaGovernment monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
MuslimMuslim technology group
Hormuz ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+1 Merchant
+10% Trade power abroad

Trade efficiency.png A Vast Emporium

+10% Trade efficiency

Fort defense.png Protecting the Islands

+20% Fort defense

Stability cost modifier.png Reform the Moqarrariya

−10% Stability cost modifier

Diplomatic reputation.png Far-reaching Diplomacy

+1 Diplomatic reputation
+1 Diplomatic relation

Trade power.png Maintain Trading Monopoly

+10% Global trade power

Development cost.png Develop Qeshm and Hormuz

−10% Development cost

Naval force limit modifier.png Hormuzi Naval Expansion

+25% Naval force limit modifier

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−10% Sailor maintenance

Hormuz is an eastern Arabian nation following the Maliki school Maliki school of Sunni Islam. It is a regional power located directly below the Flag of Timurids Timurids and surrounding Flag of Oman Oman and Flag of Yas Yas. They begin with unredeemed cores in the neighbouring states of Flag of Haasa Haasa, Flag of Timurids Timurids and Flag of Fars Fars. Although somewhat strong on paper due to their control of the Persian Gulf trade, they begin with dangerously low religious unity as most of their realm adheres to Shiite Islam Shia and Ibadi Islam Ibadi Islam.


Hormuz now begins in a much better position then it did before. The nation controls the titular island bordering the Timurids as well as owns the entirety of Flag of Oman Oman's coast with 7 additional provinces in Arabia. They also begin with cores on Qatar and Awal - owned by Flag of Haasa Haasa as well as cores on provinces owned by Flag of Timurids Timurids and Flag of Fars Fars.

Flag of Oman Oman has cores on most of your territory, thus they are a good first target for conquest. The vast majority of provinces in Arabia are of extremely poor development - making them cost practically nothing in Over Extension to take. Within the first fifty years of the game you can go after most of Arabia - invading Flag of Haasa Haasa, then going through Flag of Dawasir Dawasir and Flag of Najd Najd into Flag of Yemen Yemen territories. Keep in mind that Flag of Hejaz Hejaz is a vassal of the Flag of Mamluks Mamluks, Hejaz will be pretty likely to fabricate claims on one of its neighbors, claims which Mamluks will be pretty happy to declare war over to help their vassal expand - thus, it is better to quickly annex the central Arabian territories before Hejaz can make cores over them.

After you have united most of Arabia Flag of Mushasha Mushasha is a good target to expand into depending on their allies - if they are weak then you can take some exceptionally high development provinces from them. You can then attack Flag of Fars Fars and Flag of Baluchistan Baluchistan and control the entire Persian Gulf - ensuring your control over the Hormuz node and likely giving you enough income to expand wherever your wish.

From this point it is possible to do a great deal of things - you could form Flag of Persia Persia ( If you culture swap to Persian ) or Flag of Arabia Arabia and push east into India. If you want you could even play a colonial game by picking exploration ideas, colonizing Australia and Indonesia.


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As Hormuz, have at least 10 diplomatic reputation.
Country guides

Eastern technology group Eastern.png Jerusalem.png Jerusalem
Muslim technology group Muslim.png Arabia.png Arabia Hejaz.png Hejaz Hisn Kayfa.png Hisn KayfaKhiva.png Khiva Mughals.png Mughals Oman.png Oman Persia.png Persia Shammar.png Shammar
Indian technology group Indian.png Assam.png Assam Bahmanis.png Bahmanis Bengal.png Bengal Kandy.png Ceylon Gujarat.png Gujarat Jaunpur.png Jaunpur Orissa.png Orissa Vijayanagar.png Vijayanagar
Chinese technology group Chinese.png Bali.png Bali Brunei.png Brunei Dai Viet.png Dai Viet Japan.png Japan Khmer.png Khmer Korea.png Korea Lan Xang.png Lan Xang Majapahit.png Majapahit Malaya.png Malaya Pagarruyung.png Pagarruyung Pasai.png Pasai Qing.png Qing Sulu.png Sulu Sunda.png Sunda
Nomadic technology group Nomadic.png Jianzhou.png Jianzhou Manchu.png Manchu Qara Qoyunlu.png Qara Qoyunlu Timurids.png Timurids Uzbek.png Uzbek

Central African technology group Central African.png Mutapa.png Mutapa
East African technology group East African.png Kilwa.png Kilwa
Muslim technology group Muslim.png The Mamluks.png MamluksTunis.png Tunis
West African technology group West African.png Mali.png Mali Mossi.png Mossi

Western technology group Western.png United States.png United States
Mesoamerican technology group Mesoamerican.png Maya.png Maya
North American technology group North American.png Caddo.png Caddo Cherokee.png Cherokee Iroquois.png Iroquois

Andean technology group Andean.png Cusco.png Cusco Muisca.png Muisca
South American technology group South American.png Mapuche.png Mapuche