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Kingdom rankYemen
Primary culture
Yemeni (Levantine)

Capital province
Taiz (4280)

Iqta Government monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
MuslimMuslim technology group
Yemeni ideas
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Traditions.png Traditions:

+10% Infantry combat ability
+10% Institution spread

Goods produced modifier.png Al-Yaman, Felicitous Arabia

+10% Goods produced modifier

Trade power.png Coffea Arabica

+10% Global trade power

Trade efficiency.png Control of the Red Sea

+10% Trade efficiency

Yearly prestige.png Yemeni Architecture

+1 Yearly prestige

National manpower modifier.png Uniting the Yemeni Tribes

+10% National manpower modifier

Merchants.png Promoting the Yemeni Trade Ports

+1 Merchant

Diplomat.png Foreign Embassies

+1 Diplomat

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+10% Production efficiency
Shield Yemen.png
'Felicitous Arabia', the Kingdom of Yemen, is torn by civil war. The old Rasulid dynasty still rule in Taiz, but in the eastern half of the kingdom their former Tahirid vassals have begun to forge a state of their own.

In the overwhelmingly Shia highlands, the powerful Flag of Rassids Rassid Imams are themselves a credible alternative to rule Yemen, as long as they can settle their own succession struggles.

To the north, the Flag of Mamluks Mamluks are tightening their grip over the Meccan and Medinan Sharifates of the Flag of Hejaz Hejaz. Once these states are firmly under their control, the Mamluks may well be the ones to settle the Yemenite infighting. They long to secure the valuable Yemeni ports of Mocca, Aden, and Zabid, and would not hesitate to intervene.

Flag of Yemen Yemen is a small nation on the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula. It can be reformed by the other nations of Yemeni culture: Flag of Aden Aden, Flag of Hadramut Hadramut, Flag of Najran Najran, and Flag of Rassids Rassids. It follows the Shafi'i school Shafi'i school of Islam.

Reformation[edit | edit source]


Execute decision.pngUnite Yemen

For too long the fertile lands of Yemen have suffered in the hands of incompetent dynasties intent only on plundering her treasures. We must unite these lands so that they can once again prosper under an able ruler.

Potential requirements

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Playing with normal or historical nations


Flag of Yemen Yemen does not exist
The country:


The country:

  • becomes Flag of Yemen Yemen.
  • gains Yearly prestige.png 25 prestige.
  • gets new Mission.png missions.
  • becomes a Government monarchy.png monarchy if is not already and not revolutionary.
  • enacts the ‘Ottoman Government’ government reform if is not revolutionary.
  • gets the Msg event.png event ‘New Traditions & Ambitions’, unless it has custom or Yemeni ideas.
  • increases rank to Kingdom rank kingdom, if it is a Duchy rank duchy
  • removes all provinces from the Holy Roman Empire, if it is a member and not an elector or the emperor.
  • gains permanent claims on:
    • Lower Yemen
    • Upper Yemen
    • Tihama al-Yemen
    • Hadramut
  • gets “Increased Centralization” for Time Icon.png 20 years, giving:
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 monthly autonomy change,
    • National unrest.png +1 national unrest.

  • AI will always take this decision.
  • AI gives "high priority" (400) to this decision
Needed provinces to form Yemen

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Strategy The below is one of many player suggested strategies for Yemen. Bear in mind, due to the dynamic nature of the game, it may unfold differently for other players.

United Flag of Yemen Yemen has a lot of potential to expand. But make sure you have a strong allies, because Flag of Mamluks Mamluks are very likely to arrange wars against you. The Flag of Ottomans Ottomans is the perfect choice, but even with them the first war won't be easy because all your territory is open to invade. So if you angered Flag of Mamluks Mamluks, your only saviours are mountain fortresses and allies who are coming for help.

With colonial ideas, ambitious player can try to rush colonisation in the Indian Ocean. This will let them to create a huge trade way from the Philippines and Malacca to the Gulf of Aden trade node. Your unique location gives you an ability to create trade companies everywhere outside of Arabian peninsula, which can let you become the Great Britain of the East. Strong colonial Flag of Yemen Yemen can also start an invasion in India or Indochina, since a few islands in the Indian ocean are very close to the mainland. With enough luck and strategy, Flag of Yemen Yemen has a potential to stop/slow European expansion in Asia.

Flag of Yemen Yemen also can try to expand in Africa. Flag of Aden Aden and Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia are strong, but with good allies Flag of Yemen Yemen will become a major power in there very soon. If you will continue your expansion in Africa you may find Flag of Kilwa Kilwa, whose gold can help your mediocre economy. Also, the Zanzibar trade node alone can give you a solid 10-20 ducats each month, especially if you create trade companies there. Expansion in the Western Africa will be easy at first, since all of it's nations are weak and undeveloped. However, if you are expanding there, be beware of European nations and their superior technologies.

Another way to expand is to the North. In most scenarios Flag of Timurids Timurids are weak and you can easily invade them. Persian and Samarkand trade nodes are pretty wealthy and worthy of conquer. Also it can open the possibility to change your culture to form Flag of Mughals Mughals - and all of it's benefits. However, if Flag of Timurids Timurids are strong, they may become yet another dangerous threat to Flag of Yemen Yemen, so you should think twice before arranging a war against them.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Protect the Secret icon
As Yemen, prevent any European Nation from owning a Coffee-producing province in the Old World until 1700.
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