The Abbasid Abbasid Caliphate was the third of the Islamic caliphates to succeed the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The Abbasid dynasty descended from Muhammad's youngest uncle. They ruled as caliphs, for most of their period from their capital in Baghdad in modern-day Iraq, after taking over authority of the Muslim Empire from the Umayyad Umayyads in 750 CE.

In game the Abbasid dynasty is playable from August 6, 750 to December 31st, 1054

Wikipedia: Abbasid Caliphate

See also: Umayyad Umayyad, Rashidun Rashidun, Byzantium Byzantium, Tang Tang, Tibet Tibet, Francia Francia



Form ArabiaEdit


  • Primary culture is in the Arabic Culture Group
  • Arabia Arabia does not exist
  • Administrative Technology at Least 55
  • Is Not a Subject Nation
  • Is Not a Nomad Nation
  • Is Not a Colonial Nation
  • At Peace
  • Owns Core Province: Alexandria, Cairo, Aleppo, Jerusalem, Damascus, Medina, Mecca, Aden, Sanaa, Al-Aridand, Qatif, Muscat, Nizwa, and Baghdad

Upon Enactment:

  • Country changes to Arabia Arabia
  • GainPrestige25 Prestige
  • Gain a permanent claim on the Mashriq, Egypt and Arabia areas.
  • Set government rank to Empire
  • Gain country modifier Increased Centralization for 20 years:
    • -0.05 Autonomy Monthly Autonomy Change
    • +1 28px-National unrest National Unrest
  • If a member of the HRE and not an elector or the emperor, all own provinces are removed from the HRE.

Restore the Caliphate Edit


  • Power points is 100 in:
    • Administrative
    • Military
    • Diplomatic
  • Owns or a vassal owns the provinces:
    • Cordoba
    • Tunis
    • Fez
    • Mecca
    • Medina
    • Damascus
    • Aden
    • Muscat
    • Baghdad
    • Samarkand
    • Zaranj
  • All owned provinces are in the Muslim religion group

Upon Enactment:

  • Adds the modifier "A United Islam" for the rest of the campaign:
    • -20% Stability Cost Modifier
    • +2% Missionary Strength
    • +2 Tolerance of the True Faith
    • +1 Tolerance of Heretics
  • Lose 100 points in
    • Administrative
    • Military
    • Diplomatic

Abbasid Ideas and TraditionsEdit


  1. -10% Technology Cost
  2. +1 Max Promoted Cultures


  1. Islamic Golden Age: -15% Idea Cost
  2. Foundation of Baghdad: -20% Build Cost
  3. Pottery, Glass, and Textiles: +10% Trade Efficiency
  4. Agricultural Revolution: +10% Production Efficiency
  5. Mongol Defense: +20% Fort Defense
  6. Caliph of Cairo: +2 Tolerance of the True Faith
  7. Islamic Literature: +1 Yearly Prestige


  1. -1 National Unrest