West Indies

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Kingdom rankWest Indies
West Indies.png
Primary culture
English (British)

Capital province
Jamaica (487)

Republic Government republic.png

State religion

Technology group
WesternWestern technology group
West Indies ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
−10% Development cost
+1 Merchant

Construction cost.png Plantation Economy

−10% Construction cost
+10% Production efficiency

Institution spread.png Blue Mountain Coffee

+20% Institution spread

National unrest.png The Sugar Revolution

−2 National unrest

Trade power.png The American Trade Hub

+5% Global trade power
+10% Trade range

Max promoted cultures.png Miskito-Zambos

+2 Max promoted cultures

Diplomatic reputation.png Interconnected Relations

+1 Diplomatic reputation

Naval force limit modifier.png Colonial Legacy

+25% Naval force limit modifier

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+1 Colonist

West Indies is a formable country in the Colonial Caribbean region of North America that is not available at any game start.


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


Execute decision.pngForm Caribbean Nation

Now that our islands have been cut from the corrupt and weak powers of the Old World, we must federalise ourselves into a nation capable of uniting our disporate islands and their countless cultures and languages. We will never be one people, but in the West Indies Federation, we will dwell together in 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 West Indies West Indies does not exist.


The country:

  • changes to Flag of West Indies West Indies.
  • gains a permanent claim on every non-owned province of Colonial Caribbean.
  • 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 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


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