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Kingdom rankSokoto
Primary culture
Mali (Mande)

Capital province
Gobir (1148)

Feudal Theocracy Government monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
West AfricanWest African technology group
Fulani Jihad ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
−10% Cavalry cost
+5% Recover army morale speed

Missionaries.png Wandering Scholars

+1 Missionary

Fort defense.png Unrighteous Kings

+15% Fort defense

Missionary strength.png Fulani Jihads

+1% Missionary strength

Morale of armies.png Imams and Emirs

+10% Morale of armies

Tolerance of the true faith.png Islamic Scholarship

+2 Tolerance of the true faith

Max promoted cultures.png Community of the Faithful

+1 Max promoted culture

Yearly prestige.png The Caliph in Africa

+1 Yearly prestige

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+50% Army tradition from battles

Sokoto is a Muslim country in West Africa that exists in 1804 or can be formed by decision. Forming Sokoto turns the country into a Government monarchy.png Feudal Theocracy. Sokoto follows the Maliki school Maliki school in 1804.

Formation[edit | edit source]


Execute decision.pngCreate the Sokoto Caliphate

Usman dan Fodio and his followers are now looking for a pious ruler who will allow them to rule the city of Gobir and create the orthodox Islamic state they dream of. We must help these pious men to achieve their goal and put our country at their disposal.

Potential requirements

Flag of Sokoto Sokoto does not exist The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:


The country:

  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • is not a steppe horde
  • is not at war
  • Has at least Being pious +50% Legalism or has activated Religious idea group.png Religious Ideas
  • Owns core province Gobir (1148)


If Gobir (1148) 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.

Gobir (1148):

  • becomes the new capital of the owner country.

The country:

  • becomes Flag of Sokoto Sokoto
  • gets a permanent claim on all non-owned provinces in the following areas:
    • Kano
    • Katsina
    • Zazzau
  • gets a permanent claim on every non-owned province in the Niger region that:
  • gains Yearly prestige.png 25 prestige
  • gains Being pious 25% legalism

If Sokoto:

The orange province must be owned and core to form Sokoto. The striped provinces are only permanently claimed after formation if they are Sunni or Animist or belong to a nation which has not had the event "Orthodox Islamic Revolution", while the solid provinces are permanently claimed regardless.

Events[edit | edit source]

Main article: Sokototian events

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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