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Government type Absolute Monarchy
Ruling party Royal Faction (conservative)
Capital Zanzibar
Population 229.010
Primary culture Swahili
Accepted cultures
Literacy 10%
National value Order
Tech school Uncivilized
Status Uncivilized nation
Zanzibar is owned by Oman in the beginning of the game

Zanzibar is an uncivilized nation releasable from Oman Oman. United Kingdom United Kingdom or Portugal Portugal is good allies but Oranje Oranje or Transvaal Transvaal are more likely. The fact that Zanzibar has only one state makes it fairly easy to get to 4% clergy and makes it possible to westernize relatively quickly. It has a decent literacy for an Uncivilized nation in Africa.

It is in a prime position to colonize Africa. The area around Lake Victoria have more Swahili POPs, so there one can get more accepted POPs. A problem however is that Zanzibar needs to westernize in time, gain at least Secondary power and that it lacks ports. The first obstacle should be manageable, but one would need to westernize early in order to build ports and get the right tech. Getting Secondary power is also not specifically easy.


Zanzibar does need more coast to build ports. One could attack it's former owner Oman for the rest of its colonies on the African East Coast or Zulu Zulu to get more coast. A more daring strategy is to attack Portugal for Mozambique. If one gets a fleet relatively quickly, Madagascar Madagascar could also be a potential target, but France France will annex it quickly with the Decision End the Merina Monarchy. Lastly Transvaal Transvaal and Oranje Oranje are civilized nations, but they do not have a big army, so they could also be potential targets.

Porteguese Lindi holds a Zanzibar core but it will be really hard to take back without proper allies. If one is lucky, Portugal will be completely destroyed in a war and then one can strike at an oppurtune moment.