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Duchy rankMadurai
Primary culture
Tamil (Dravidian)

Capital province
Tirunelveli (2101)

Nayankara SystemGovernment monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
IndianIndian technology group
South Indian ideas

For Hinduism Hindu countries in the Culture icon.png Dravidian culture group.

Traditions.png Traditions:

+10% Production efficiency
+33% Religious unity

Trade range.png Merchants of Southern India

+20% Trade range

National tax modifier.png Water Tanks and Canals

+10% National tax modifier

National manpower modifier.png Polygar System

+10% National manpower modifier

Mercenary maintenance.png South Indian Mercenaries

−15% Mercenary maintenance

Legitimacy.png Patronage of Great Temples

+1 Yearly legitimacy

Prestige.png South Indian Literature

+1 Yearly prestige

Merchants.png Merchant Capitalists

+1 Merchant

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+10% Trade efficiency

Madurai is a country in India.



Madurai as a Dravidian nation can form   Bharat.

 Form Bharat (as Dravidian)

Form the mighty Bharat and bring all the lands of the Indian subcontinent under your rule.

Potential requirements
  • Playing with normal or historical nations
  • Was never an end-game tag

  Bharat does not exist.
The country:

If the country is AI-controlled,

  • it must have at least 15 cities.
  • is not former colonial nation.
  • is not custom nation

The country:

  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • is not a nomad nation.
  • is not at war.
  • has a  stability of 3.
  • has embraced   Feudalism
  • has a culture of the Dravidian culture group.
  • owns its core provinces:
    • Multan (506), Surat (517), Central Doab (524), Madurai (536), Tondainadu (539), Vijayanagar (541), Daulatabad (545), Cuttack (552), Pataliputra (558), Bidar (1948), Halar (2052), Kandy (2099), Kumari (4410), Seringapatam (4421), Ujjain (4461), and Mansura (4503).


The country:


Except for Kotte who can build a galley fleet to prevent Vijayanagar from crossing the strait, playing in South India is very difficult. Get Exploration ASAP and start colonizing the Indian Ocean, Australia (just enough to not create a CN) and Moluccas. When Vija attacks they won't be able to get 100% war score against you because they won't be able to reach all your colonies. In my game that war lasted over 50 years at which point Bahmanis attacked and I was able to White Peace Vija and ally Bahmanis.


Starting as Madurai, conquer the Pandya Territories.
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