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Duchy rankOman
Primary culture
Omani (Levantine)

Capital province
Nizwa (403)

Feudal TheocracyGovernment monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
MuslimMuslim technology group
Omani ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+15% Morale of navies
−20% Naval maintenance modifier

Trade steering.png Local Merchant Preference

+33% Trade steering

Shipbuilding time.png Securing Timber Supplies

−10% Shipbuilding time

National sailors modifier.png Association With Unbelievers

+10% National sailors modifier
+2 Tolerance of heathens

Trade efficiency.png Port Security Improvements

+10% Trade efficiency

Light ship cost.png End of the Shipbuilding Guilds

−15% Light ship cost
−5% Sailor maintenance

Naval leader maneuver.png Skilled Captains

+1 Naval leader maneuver

Merchants.png Expansion of Trade Contacts

+1 Merchant

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+33% Blockade efficiency
For the area, see Oman (area).

Oman is a landlocked country in eastern Arabia, surrounded by Hormuz and Yas. It starts as a feudal theocracy. Oman follows the Hanbali school Hanbali school of Islam.


Main article: Omani missions

Oman's missions focus on the reconquest of Eastern Arabia and its historical expansion into eastern Africa.



Msg event.pngStruggle of Power

The Nabhanite dynasty held power for over three centuries, but in the 15th century its authority begun being questioned by elected Imans. This struggle continued until the dynasty had lost control over the country.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Oman Oman.
  • Government is feudal theocracy.
  • Ruler is of Nabhan dynasty.
Mean time to happen

240 months
may repeat every 20 years

Event button 547.png
Submit to the Iman
  • Move 30 towards Legalism legalism,
  • Gain Legitimacy.png 15 legitimacy.
Event button 547.png
$MONARCHTITLE$ rules in Oman!
  • Move 30 towards Mysticism mysticism,
  • Lose Legitimacy.png 10 legitimacy.

Msg event.pngThe Portuguese have arrived!

In the late 15th century explorers from Portugal discovered the way around the Cape of Good Hope to reach India. In order to protect their sealanes and ensure their dominance of trade, they invaded Oman and occupied Suhar and Muscat for almost 150 years.
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Oman Oman.
  • Flag of Portugal Portugal is the strongest trade power in Gulf of Aden trade node.
  • Owns province Batinah (399).

The year is before 1550

Mean time to happen

120 months

Event button 547.png
We will fight them
  • Flag of Portugal Portugal:
    • Gain opinion modifier "Confrontation over Trade" towards Flag of Oman Oman worth Opinion.png -40 opinion with a yearly decay of +2
    • Trigger country event "Protecting the Indian Trade"
  • Gulf of Aden Trade node:
    • Flag of Oman Oman gains trade modifier "Aggressive Trade" (+15 Trade power.png Trade power) for 10 years.
Event button 547.png
There is nothing we can do
  • Lose Prestige.png 10 prestige
  • Lose Navy tradition.png 10 navy tradition

Msg event.pngProtecting the Indian Trade

In the late 15th century explorers from Portugal discovered the way around the Cape of Good Hope to reach India. In order to protect their sealanes and ensure their dominance of trade, they invaded Oman and occupied Suhar and Muscat for almost 150 years.
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

Flag of Oman Oman choosing option "We will fight them" in The Portuguese have arrived!

Event button 547.png
Suhar could be useful!
  • Gain Prestige.png 5 prestige,
  • Gain a claim on Batinah (399).

Msg event.pngThe Shipbuilders of Sur

Sur was always a great port, with a channel that has been a safe anchor for ships for millennia. Here lies the famous dhow building yards of Oman. In the mid 17th century the country grow more prosperous, due to their trade, relying once again on their ships.
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions

The year is between 1650 and 1700.

Mean time to happen

300 months

Event button 547.png
The Dhows will sail everywhere

Province Muscat gains Tax Base Icon.png 1 base tax.



Execute decision.pngForm Arabian Nation

For hundreds of years the Arabs have been divided, but we remember when the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, organized all of us into one ummah, a community of the faithful that transcended tribal affiliation. Today we have overcome disunity and regained the oneness that triumphed in the day of the Prophet and united Arabia

Potential requirements

Flag of Arabia Arabia does not exist.

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled, it can not be a custom nation or a former colonial nation.


The country:

  • has an administrative technology of at least level 10.
  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • is not at war.
  • owns its core provinces:
    • Alexandria (358), Cairo (361), Aleppo (377), Jerusalem (379), Damascus (382), Medina (384), Mecca (385), Aden (388), Sana'a (390), Al-Arid (392), Al-Qatif (394), Muscat (400), Nizwa (403) and Baghdad (410).


This country:

  • changes to Flag of Arabia Arabia.
  • gets Empire rank empire government rank.
  • gains permanent claims on all provinces of the regions: Mashriq, Arabia, and Egypt except Lower Nubia that it does not own.
  • gains Prestige.png 25 prestige.
  • gets the modifier “Increased Centralization” for 20 years with the following effects:
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 monthly autonomy change
    • National unrest.png +1 national unrest

If the country:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not an elector or the emperor
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.


Religion and Government[edit]

Flag of Oman Oman is a Muslim country with Ibadi Islam Ibadi religion under a Government monarchy.pngfeudal theocratic government. Sunni schools bonus depend on diplomatic relation and the Invite Minorities from Abroad government interaction depend on the presence of Ibadi Islam Ibadi religion province in other countries. Some of them may disappear with conquest or rivalry emergence thus vassalization is sometime a good way to secure the availability of these bonuses. Additionally, releasing provinces or countries is a possible strategy to access new schools in case of unfavorable neighbor relation (see Sunni Islam Sunni, Shiite Islam Shiite or Ibadi Islam Ibadi religion page for school attribution).

As Ibadi Islam Ibadi religion is a minority Religious unity.png Religious unity falls quickly with conquest. Choosing the Religious idea group.png religious idea group will increase Missionary strength.png Missionary strength to convert newly conquered provinces. The Struggle of Power event cycle will speed up any attempt to do it by increasing mysticism. Furthermore, the Cb on religious enemies.png Deus Vult idea can turn the minority position into a huge advantage.


At 1444 start, Oman needs to get its cores from Flag of Hormuz Hormuz; it's advisable to declare soon rather than later, to prevent their alliance network grows too strong. Supporting Omani rebels is however a viable alternative, due to Hormuz's low religious unity. This requires a fabricated Spy Network of 60 and about 40 ducats. Once Hormuz is annexed, every other country in the peninsula can be defeated unless they find a strong ally.

After coring some coastal provinces, a stack of galleys should help to keep a safe access to Flag of Timurids Timurids land.Flag of Timurids Timurids start in a weak position facing several revolts and disloyal vassals. The overlord is losing manpower and his vassals are not likely to defend his territory and join any battle. That is an opportunity to declare war and eventually defeat Timurids and change ruler into Timurid in order to win permanent claims in the whole Persia region. Additionally, forming Flag of Mughals Mughals by pushing the conquest to the east provides more permanent claims in the Indian subcontinent.

Another route for Omani conquest is to seek provinces with good Development cost.png development cost modifier such as Baghdad or Cairo in order to stack several cost reduction for a very efficient economic development. Oman can stack until Development cost.png-100% Development cost without development efficiency and province modifier.

Finally, Oman can form Flag of Arabia Arabia to reach Empire rank empire rank and eventually choose more military national ideas.


Omani national ideas focus on trade and naval bonuses. Moreover, the country has quick access to several coastal provinces which make Flag of Oman Oman a good candidate for trade oriented gameplay using Exploration idea group.png exploration idea group early[1].


The Third Way icon
Start as an Ibadi nation and eliminate all rival schools of Islam (do not convert to another religion).
Country guides

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Muslim technology group Muslim.png Arabia.png Arabia Ardabil.png Ardabil Hisn Kayfa.png Hisn Kayfa Oman.png Oman
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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 Majapahit.png Majapahit Malaya.png Malaya Pagarruyung.png Pagarruyung Pasai.png Pasai Sunda.png Sunda
Nomadic technology group Nomadic.png Jianzhou.png Jianzhou Timurids.png Timurids Uzbek.png Uzbek

Central African technology group Central African.png Kuba.png KubaMutapa.png Mutapa
East African technology group East African.png Ethiopia.png EthiopiaMogadishu.png Mogadishu
Muslim technology group Muslim.png The Mamluks.png MamluksMorocco.png MoroccoTlemcen.png TlemcenTunis.png Tunis
West African technology group West African.png Air.png AirMali.png Mali

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