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Kingdom rankSonora
Primary culture
American (British)

Capital province
Opata (4650)

Republic Government republic.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
Sonoran ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+10% National tax modifier
+1 Yearly prestige

Mercenary manpower.png Republic of Mercenaries

+50% Mercenary manpower
+5% Mercenary discipline

Core-creation cost.png The Sale of Sonoran Script

−10% Core-creation cost

Inflation reduction.png Gold, Gold, Gold!

+0.10 Yearly inflation reduction

Land fire damage.png Cowboy Country

+10% Land fire damage

Light ship cost.png Taking What's Ours

−10% Light ship cost
+10% Privateer efficiency

Land force limit modifier.png Uniting the Outlaws

+33% Land force limit modifier

Prestige from land battles.png Taking the Fight South

+50% Prestige from land battles
+15% Movement speed

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+1 Leader siege
For the area, see Sonora (area).

Sonora is a formable country in 'Colonial California' region of North America that is not available at any game start.


Sonora can be formed by any former colonial nation that owns the required provinces of ‘Colonial California’ (colonial region).


Execute decision.pngForm Sonora Nation

Here in the lush fertile lands of the American Northwest and free from the colonial powers of the Old World, we find ourselves capable of cutting all ties with our old identity and drafting a constitution that promises to protect the rights of citizens and landowners. We will form a new nation on the principles of freedom and unity.
Potential requirements

The game is not using a random New World. The country:

If this country is AI-controlled, it must own at least 3 provinces.


The country:

Flag of Sonora Sonora does not exist.


The country:

If the country

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not the emperor or an elector
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a duchy
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom
  • does not have custom ideas
  • has a primary culture in the British culture group that is not American:
    • then American becomes the primary culture
  • has a primary culture in the Iberian culture group that is not Mexican:
    • then Mexican becomes the primary culture


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