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    From the humble beginnings of civilization through the historical ages of progress, mankind has lived, fought and built together in nations. Great nations protect and provide for their own, while fighting and competing against both other nations and nature itself. Nations must provide food and stability as the population increases. They must build a productive economy. And all the while, they must amaze the world with their great achievements to build up their heritage as the greatest nations in the history of mankind!

    Nations is an intense historical board game for 1-5 players that takes 90-180 minutes to play. Players control the fate of nations from their humble start in prehistoric times until the beginning of World War I. The nations constantly compete against each other and must balance immediate needs, long-term growth, threats, and opportunities.

    Victory points (VPs) are mainly gained by building up a great Heritage during the game, and through Wonders and Buildings at the end of the game. The game lasts eight rounds, and the nation with the most VPs wins.

    Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865, United States
    Abu Bakr 573-634, Arabia
    Alfred Nobel 1833-1896, Sweden
    Alhazen 965-1040, Fatimid Caliphate
    Anna Komnene 1083-1153, Byzantine Empire
    Archimedes 287-212 BCE, Syracuse
    Augustus 63 BCE-14 CE, Roman Republic
    Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881, Great Britain
    Boudica 30-61 CE Celtic England
    Buddha 563-483 BCE, Nepal
    Cyrus the Great 600-530 BCE, Persia
    Eleanor of Aquitaine 1137-1204 France
    Elizabeth 1533-1603 England
    Florence Nightingale 1820-1910, England
    Frederick the Great 1712-1786, Prussia
    Galileo Galilei 1564-1642 Tuscany
    Genghis Khan 1162-1207 Mongolia
    Hannibal 248-183 BCE, Carthage
    Harald Hardrada 1015-1066, Norway
    Hatshepsut 1508-1458 BCE, Egypt
    Isabella 1451-1504, Spain
    Lin Zexu 1785-1850, China
    Mansa Musa 1280-1337, Mali
    Marco Polo 1250-1325 Venice
    Marie Antoinette 1755-1793 France
    Marie Curie 1867-1934, Poland and France
    Martin Luther 1483-1564, Saxony
    Montezuma 1466-1520 Aztec Empire
    Niccolo Machiavelli 1469-1527, Florence
    Peter the Great 1672-1725, Russia
    Pocahontas 1595-1617, Powhatan Chiefdom
    Qin Shi Huang 259-210 BCE, China
    Saint Augustine 354-430 CE, Roman Empire
    Sejong the Great 1397-1450, Korea
    Shaka Zulu 1787-1829, Zulu Kingdom
    Simon Bolivar 1783-1830 Venezuela
    Suleiman I 1494-1566, Ottoman Empire
    Sun Tzu 544-496 BCE, China
    Thomas Aquino 1225-1274 Sicily
    Tokugawa 1543-1616 Japan

    Battle of Agincourt 1415, England vs France
    Battle of Ain Jalut 1260, Mamluks vs Mongols
    Battle of Austerlitz 1805, France vs Austria and Russia
    Battle of Borodino 1812, France vs Russia
    Battle of Cajamarca 1532, Spain vs Inca
    Battle of Cannae 216 BCE, Carthage vs Rome
    Battle of Hastings 1066, Normans vs Anglosaxons
    Battle of Issus 333 BCE, Macedonians vs Persians
    Battle of Kadesh 1274 BCE, Egypt vs Hettites
    Battle of Manzikert 1071, Seljuks vs Byzantines
    Battle of Noryang 1598 Korea and China vs Japan
    Battle of Poitiers 732, Franks vs Arabs
    Battle of Poltava 1709, Russia vs Sweden
    Battle of Tanneberg 1410, Poland vs Teutonic order
    Battle of Thermopylae 480 BCE, Greeks vs Persians
    Battle of Trafalgar 1805, Britain vs France
    Battle of Tsushima 1905, Japan vs Russia
    Battle of Waterloo 1815, Coalition vs Napoleon
    Constantinople 674-678, Umayyads vs Byzantines
    Crossing the Alps 218 BCE, Hannibal
    Fall of Constantinople 1453, Ottomans vs Byzantines
    Fall of Louisburg 1745, Britain vs France
    Fashoda Incident 1899 Britain vs France
    La Noche Triste 1520, Aztec resistance vs Spain
    Milvian Bridge 312 CE, Constantine vs Maxentius
    Siege of Alesia 52 BCE, Rome vs Gaul
    Siege of Rhodes 1522, Ottomans vs Hospitallers
    Siege of Troy 1184 BCE, Hellenic states vs Troy
    Siege of Vienna 1529, Austria vs Ottomans
    Surrender at Yorktown 1781, United States vs Britain
    The Horns of Hattin 1187, Arabs vs Jerusalem
    The Light Brigade 1854, Russia vs Britain and France

    Ball Court
    City Wall
    Coal Plant
    Colonial Trading
    Confucian Academy
    Engineering School
    Guild hall
    Hydro Plant
    National Park
    Ocean Fishing
    Penal Colony
    Printing Press
    Sacrificial Altar
    Sewer System
    Stock Exchange
    Terrace Farming
    Urban Center
    Water Mill

    Algeria 1830 (France)
    Armenia 550 BCE (Persia)
    Australia 1788 (Britain)
    Aztec Empire 1521 (Spain)
    Babylonia 539 BCE (Persia)
    Brazil 1534 (Portugal)
    Congo 1908 (Belgium)
    Crusader States 1095 (Franks)
    England 1066 (Normans)
    Gaul 51 BCE (Rome)
    Grand Duchy of Finland 1809 (Russia) PROMO CARD
    Greenland 1000 (Vikings)
    Hindu Kush 500 BCE (Persia)
    Hispania 218 BCE (Rome)
    Hong Kong 1842 (Britain)
    Incan Empire 1544 (Spain)
    India 1757 (Britain)
    Israel 586 BCE (Babylon)
    Libya 1912 (Italy)
    Lombardy 774 (Franks)
    Macedonia 146 BCE (Rome)
    Nigeria 1901 (Britain)
    Nubia 2040 BCE (Egypt)
    Phillipines 1521 (Spain)
    Prussia 1224 (Teutonic Orders)
    Quebec 1541 (France)
    Saharan Trade 1050 (Ghana)
    Sicily 1130 (Normans)
    South Africa 1652 (Dutch)
    Tanganyika 1871 (Germany)
    The Caribbean 1492 (Spain)
    Tibet 1249 (China)
    Virginia 1607 (England)

    Golden Ages:
    Aeneid Virgil, 19 BCE, Roman Empire
    Candide Voltaire, 1759, France
    Clocks 1581, Italy
    Coinage 700 BCE, Lydia
    Compass 1405, China
    Das Kapital Marx, 1867, Germany
    Divina Comedia Dante, 1321, Italy
    Don Quixote Cervantes, 1615, Spain
    Dynamite 1867, Sweden
    Electricity 1831, Britain
    Gunpowder 1040, China
    Gutenberg bible Gutenberg, 1450, Germany
    Heavy Plough 600, Europe
    Iron Working 1500 BCE, Hittites
    Kalevala Lonnrot, 1835, Finland
    Magna Carta King John, 1215, England
    Mahabharata 400 BCE, India
    Map Making 546 BCE, Greece
    Microscope 1590, Netherlands
    Origin of Species Darwin, 1859, Britain
    Principia Newton, 1687, England
    Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare, 1595, England
    Silk 3630 BCE, China
    Spectacles 1284, Italy
    Spinning Jenny 1764, Britain
    Telescope 1608, Netherlands
    The Bible Jesus, 30 CE, Jerusalem
    The Odyssey Homer. 850 BCE, Greece
    The Quoran Mohammed, 632, Arabia
    Thermometer 1724, Germany
    Three Kingdoms Guanzhong, 1323, China
    Vaccine 1796, Britain

    Camel Archer
    Greek Fire Galley
    Horse Archer
    Jaguar Warrior
    Machine Gunner

    American Civil War 1861-1865, Union vs Confederacy
    Anglo-Afghan War 1839-1842, Afghanistan vs Britain
    Balkan Wars 1912-1913, Balkan states vs Ottomans
    Boer War 1899-1902, Britain vs Boers
    Byzantine-Arab War 634-1180, Byzantines vs Arabs
    Cortes Expedition 1519-1521, Spain vs Aztecs
    Crimean War 1853-1856, Allies vs Russia
    Dutch Liberation War 1568-1648, Netherlands vs Spain
    First Crusade 1096-1099, Crusaders vs Muslims
    Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871, Germany vs France
    Great Northen War 1700-1721, Coalition vs Sweden
    Hundred Years War 1337-1453, England vs France
    Hunnic Invasions 420-469 CE, Huns vs Rome
    Hyksos Invasion 1600 BCE, Hyksos vs Egypt
    Imjin War 1592-1598, Korea vs Japan
    Mongol Invasions 1206-1368, Mongols vs all
    Mughal Invasion 1526, Mughals vs India
    Napoleonic War 1803-1815, Coalition vs Napoleon
    Opium War 1839-1842, Britain vs China
    Parthian Wars 66 BCE-217 CE, Rome vs Parthia
    Pelopponesian War 431-404 BCE, Sparta vs Athens
    Punic Wars 264-146 BCE, Rome vs Carthage
    Reconquista 711-1492, Spain vs Granada
    Thirty Years War 1618-1648, Protestants vs Catholics
    Three Kingdoms 220-280 Wei, Shu and Wu China
    Vandalic War 533-534, Byzantines vs Vandals
    Viking Raids 793-1066, Vikings vs Europe
    War of Cyprus 1570-1573, Venice vs Ottomans
    War of Jenkins' Ear 1739-1748, Britain vs Spain
    War of the Roses 1455-1485, Lancaster vs York
    Warring States 476-221 BCE, China
    Wars of Alexander 335-323 BCE, Macedonia vs Persia

    Alhambra 1391, Granada
    Angkor Wat 1130, Khmer
    Big Ben 1859, London
    Brandenburg Gate 1791, Berlin
    British Museum 1753, London
    Chichen Itza 600-1000, Yucatan
    Colosseum 80 CE, Rome
    Darwin's Voyage 1836, The World
    Forbidden Palace 1406-1925, Beijing
    Ford Motor Company 1903, Detroit
    Great Lighthouse 267 BCE, Alexandria
    Great Wall 500 BCE-1500, China
    Hagia Sophia 537 Constantinople
    Hanging Gardens 600 BCE, Babylon
    Himeji Castle 1581, Japan
    Krak des Chevaliers 1170, County of Tripoli
    Machu Picchu 1462, Inca
    MIT 1861, Massachusetts
    Notre Dame 1345, Paris
    Moai Statues 1250-1500, Easter Island
    Petra 500 BCE, Nabatean Kingdom
    Piazza San Marco 829, Venice
    Porcelain Tower 1424, Nanjing
    Potala Palace 1694, Tibet
    Pyramids 2150 BCE, Egypt
    Red Fort 1648, India
    Royal Society 1660, London
    Sankore University 1327, Mali
    Sistine Chapel 1480, Vatican
    Solomon's Temple 960 BCE, Jerusalem
    South Pole Expedition 1911, Antartica
    Sphinx 2532 BCE, Egypt
    Statue of Liberty 1886, New York
    Stonehenge 2500 BCE, Celtic England
    Suez Canal 1869, Egypt
    Taj Mahal 1653, India
    Terracotta Army 209 BCE, China
    The Oracle 580 BCE, Delphi
    Titanic 1912, Belfast
    Uraniborg 1580, Denmark
    Versailles 1710, France

    Historical events:
    Absolute Monarchy 1665, France
    African Slave Trade 1000-1936, Africa
    American revolution 1775-1783, United States
    Anarchism 1847, Vienna
    Aryan Migration 1700-1300 BCE, India
    Ashokas conversion 260 BCE, India
    Assyrian deportations 1200-703 BCE, Assyrian Empire
    Atilla 434-453, Hunnic Empire
    Benedictine Rule 529, Italy
    Black Death 1320-1350, The World
    Blackbeard 1712-1718, Caribbean
    Bread and Games 100, Roman Empire
    Bronze Age Collapse 1200 BCE, Eastern Mediterranean
    Californian Gold Rush 1848-1855, United States
    Caste system Ancient times, India
    Chanson de Roland 778, France
    Christianity 33, Jerusalem
    City Upon a Hill 1630, Massachusetts
    Code of Hammurabi 1750 BCE, Babylonia
    Columbian Exchange 1492, Americas
    Council of Clermont 1095, France
    Council of Trent 1545-1563, Italy
    Crop Rotation 1500, The Netherlands
    Dreyfus Affair 1894-1906, France
    Dutch Revolt 1566, Netherlands
    Ecological Collapse 800-900, Yucatan
    Emigration 1850-1914, United States
    Entente Cordiale 1904, France and England
    Exodus 1447 BCE, Egypt
    Expulsion of Jews 1492, Spain
    Feudal dues 800-1400, Western Europe
    First Vatican Council 1869-1870, Vatican
    Fourth Crusade 1204, Byzantine Empire
    French Revolution 1789-1799, France
    General strike 1909, Sweden
    Glorious revolution 1688, England
    Great Exhibition 1851, England
    Habeas Corpus Act 1679, England
    Hajj from Mali 1324, Mali-Egypt-Mecca
    Han dynasty 206 BCE - 220 CE, China
    Hanseatic Salt Trade 1474, Northern Europe
    Hellenism 323-146 BCE, Realms of Diadochi
    Hunt for Prester John 1165-1600,The World
    Iconoclasm 730-787, Byzantine Empire
    Imperial Examination 605-1905, China
    Industrial Revolution 1750-1850, Great Britain
    Ionian Colonisation 1050-750, Anatolia
    Irish Potato Blight 1845-1852, Ireland
    Jain Ascetism 600 BCE, Indus Valley
    Janissaries 1383-1826, Ottoman Empire
    Justinian Code 529-534, Byzantine Empire
    Kangxi Era 1661-1722, China
    Krakatoa 1883, Indonesia
    Little Ice Age 1650, The World
    Magellan's expedition 1519-1522, World
    March to Moscow 1812, Russia
    Martyrdom of Ali 680, Karbala
    Mercantilism 1500-1750, Europe
    Muntzer Revolt 1524-1525, Germany
    Olympic games 776 BCE - 394 CE, Greece
    Papal Indulgence 1517, Rome
    Paper Money 600, China
    Pax Romana 28 BCE - 180 CE, Roman Empire
    Peace of God 989, Catholic Europe
    Peace of Westphalia 1648, Germany
    Philosophy 469-323 BCE, Athens
    Pilgrims 1621, America
    Qin Unification 230-221 BCE, China
    Raid on Lindisfarne 793, England
    Religious Schism 1054, Constantinople
    Revolt: Spartacus 73-71 BCE, Roman Republic
    Rigveda 900 BC, India
    Romaticism 1800-1840, Europe
    Sack of Baghdad 1258, Abbasid Caliphate
    Salem Witch Trials 1692, United States
    Scholasticism 787, Carolingian Empire
    Scramble for Africa 1880-1914, Africa
    Sea Peoples 1200 BCE, Eastern Mediterranean
    Sepoy Mutiny 1857, India
    Shang Oracle Bones 1200-1050 BCE, China
    Sick Man of Europe 1853-1914, Ottoman Empire
    Sokoto Caliphate 1809-1903, Africa
    Song Resistance 1161, Southern China
    Spice Trade 1450-1550, Portugal
    Stupor Mundi 1220-1250, Holy Roman Empire
    Taiping Rebellion 1851-1664, China
    Taoism 300 BCE, China
    Tennis Court Oath 1789, France
    Tonghak movement 1860, Korea
    Tulip Mania 1637, Netherlands
    Vasa 1628, Sweden
    Weltpolitik 1897, Germany
    Women's Suffrage 1893, New Zealand
    Yellow Turban Rebellion 184, China
    Zanj Revolt 869-883, Basra
    Zoroastrian revival 224, Sassanid Persia

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