General InformationEdit

Nabatea Nabataea is a Bedouin Despotic Monarchy located in the upper Arabian Peninsula. They are the only country in the game to have Religion nabatean Nabataean as a national religion. Nabataean is considered a heresy of Religion hellenism Hellenism, Religion zamolxism Zamolxism, and Druidist. Nabataea is playable from 2-220; in 106 Roman Empire Rome annexes the northern part of Nabataea (including the capital Petra) thus causing the capital to move to Hegra instead.

See also: Rome, Thamud, Nabataean


Begin improving relations with Rome Rome in order to avoid a war with them. Begin fabricating your way southwards into the Arabian Peninsula. When Rome Rome starts to collapse, consider attacking them (or the Byzantium Byzantium if they split) in order to secure the rich Aleppo trade node.


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
  • Gain28px-Prestige25 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 28px-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.

Nabataean Ideas and Traditions Edit


  1. +10.0% National Tax Modifier


  1. Flood Control: +1 Merchants
  2. Petra: +10% Fort Defense & +10% Trade Steering
  3. Dushara and al-'Uzzà: +1.0% Missionary Strength
  4. Painted Ceramics: +10.0% Trade Efficiency
  5. Large Reliance on Agriculture: +10.0% National Manpower Modifier
  6. Nabataean Alphabet: -5% Technology Cost
  7. Frankincense, Myrrh, and Spices: +15.0% Trade Power Abroad


  1. -20.0% Construction Cost

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