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
Ambox outdated info.png Please help with verifying or updating this infobox. It was last verified for version 1.33.

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.

Formation[edit | edit source]


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 Allow
  • Flag of West Indies West Indies does not exist.
  • Administrative technology.png Administrative technology is at least 10.
  • is not a subject nation other than a tributary state.
  • is not at war.
  • Capital.png Capital is in the Colonial Caribbean region.
  • Province icon.png owns at least 10 cities in the Colonial Caribbean region as cores.


The country:

  • changes to Flag of West Indies West Indies.
  • gains a permanent claim on every non-owned province of:
    • Colonial Caribbean region.
  • gains Yearly prestige.png 25 prestige.
  • gets the modifier “Increased Centralization” for Time Icon.png 20 years:
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 Monthly autonomy change
    • National unrest.png +1 National unrest

If the country:

  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire and not an elector or the emperor
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • is a duchy
    • then it becomes a Kingdom rank kingdom.
  • was not a former colonial nation then:
    • it loses all subjects in Europe, Asia, and Africa
    • it inherits all its colonial nations
    • it will not be able to form any colonial nations[1]
    • all its provinces in Europe, Asia, and Africa are ceded to their former nation
  • does not have custom ideas

References[edit | edit source]

  1. the country flag no_colonial_nations prevents the formation of colonial nations, but they can still be acquired by annexing a country which has colonial nations
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