|Ruling party||Partido Nationalist (Reactionary)|
|Capital||Panama City (ID 2204)|
|Primary culture||North Andean|
|Tech school||Traditional academia|
Panama is a country on the border between North America and South America. It did not exist in 1836. It can be released by Colombia or formed following a successful revolution within or war against it. A nation holding Panama in its sphere of influence may construct the Panama Canal. If this occurs, Panama will lose control of the province containing it, which would cut the nation in two. Panama can also build the canal if it raises to great power status before the others invent Iron Steamers, Medicine, Machine Tools and Cheap Iron.
To become a Great power Panama needs to own at least two provinces, which they don't in 1836. Therefore to build the canal themselves and to prevent the country torn in half they need to conquer at least one other province.