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The American civilization (Americans), representing the United States of America, is a default civilization in Civilization II.


The Americans are a teal civilization. A game with them will not include the Chinese, Persians, or Arabs.


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Main article: Leaders (Civ2)

The default male leader of the Americans is Abe Lincoln (1809–1865), the 16th US president. He won the American Civil War and ended slavery throughout most of the United States. His 2nd inaugural and Gettysburg addresses are remembered as models of American oratory.

The default female leader is E. Roosevelt (1884–1962), wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd US president. Politically involved throughout her husband's career, she served after his death as a US delegate to the United Nations, where she was involved with the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

American leaders use the default titles except under fundamentalism and the republic. An American high priest or priestess is known as "reverend". An American consul is known as a "speaker".


The American AI is rational and civilized.

City list[]

Main article: City (Civ2)

The default American list is a list of U.S. metro areas, starting with the capital and New York City and going through the rest in fairly random fashion. The first part of the list repeats Civ I’s, adding San Francisco at #7 and three extra cities between Los Angeles and Las Vegas; it then greatly expands the number of city names. The list under-represents the American South, omitting (e.g.) Charleston, Charlotte, Louisville, Orlando, and Tampa in favor of suburbs and minor cities like Oakland, Fargo, Trenton, and Lincoln. Alaskan and Hawaiian cities are also omitted.

  1. Washington (default capital)
  2. New York
  3. Boston
  4. Philadelphia
  5. Atlanta
  6. Chicago
  7. San Francisco
  8. Buffalo
  9. St. Louis
  10. Detroit
  11. New Orleans
  12. Baltimore
  13. Denver
  14. Cincinnati
  15. Dallas
  16. Los Angeles
  17. Kansas City
  18. San Diego
  19. Trenton
  20. Las Vegas
  21. Phoenix
  22. Seattle
  23. Albuquerque
  24. Portland
  25. Minneapolis
  26. Norfolk
  27. Savannah
  28. Jacksonville
  29. Mobile
  30. Birmingham
  31. Pittsburgh
  32. Cleveland
  33. Milwaukee
  34. Houston
  35. San Antonio
  36. Salt Lake City
  37. Spokane
  38. Oakland
  39. Omaha
  40. Wichita
  41. Fargo
  42. Duluth
  43. Miami
  44. Indianapolis
  45. Raleigh
  46. Hartford
  47. Santa Fe
  48. Nashville
  49. Des Moines
  50. Lincoln
  51. Springfield
  52. El Paso
  53. Little Rock

When this list is completed, the game continues with the names in the extra cities list. When that list is completed, the game cycles back to the top of this list with "Washington" again.

Birmingham also appears on the English list.


Main article: Scenario (Civ2)

The American Civil War was a scenario included in Conflicts in Civilization.

In the World War II scenario, the Americans are represented as part of the Allies under Churchill. Washington and New York appear on the far western side of the map and include various wonders from the rest of the United States, such as Hoover Dam.


The advisors of the High Council—apart from the Russian foreign minister—are dressed as Americans during modernity, regardless of the civilization being played. The military advisor in particular is a parody of "Stormin' Norman" Schwarzkopf, an American general who rose to fame during press briefings about the United States's first Gulf War.

Civilization II Civilizations