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Jerusalem is a religious City-State City-State in Civilization V. Religious city-states give extra Faith Faith when you befriend or ally with them.

Game Info[]

Jerusalem is introduced in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.

Musical Theme Inspiration: ?

Architecture: Middle Eastern

Civilopedia entry[]

The often contentious debate over Jerusalem, holy city to the followers of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, has raged for decades since the city's establishment as the capital of Israel. With portions of the city having been constructed over 6,000 years ago, Jerusalem is one of the oldest known cities in the world. Throughout its tumultuous history, Jerusalem has come under siege numerous times, as far-reaching empires and local kingdoms alike struggled to wrest control of the city from one another.

The oldest area in Jerusalem, the City of David, is said to have been founded by the legendary King David sometime during the 1st millennium BC. Over the centuries that followed, immigrants and refugees toiling under a number of kings and emperors worked to expand the city. By the time the Islamic Caliphates rose to power in the 6th century AD, Jerusalem had already been controlled by the Macedonians, the Romans, and the Byzantine Empire.

The past century has arguably been the most controversial in Jerusalem's history, following the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel and Israel's subsequent annexation of Jerusalem following the Six-Day War. In the time since, Israel's control of Jerusalem has been one of the major hurdles preventing a resolution to the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Civilization V City-states [edit]
Cultured BogotaBratislava BNW-onlyBrusselsBucharestBuenos Aires BNW-onlyFlorenceKabul BNW-onlyKiev BNW-onlyKuala LumpurKyzyl BNW-onlyMilan GodsKings5 clearMonacoPrague GodsKings5 clearSeoulViennaWarsawYerevan GodsKings5 clear
Maritime Byblos BNW-onlyCape TownCopenhagenHelsinkiJakarta GodsKings5 clearLisbon GodsKings5 clearManila GodsKings5 clearMogadishu BNW-onlyMombasa GodsKings5 clearOrmus BNW-onlyOsloPanama City BNW-onlyQuebec CityRagusaRiga BNW-onlyRio de JaneiroStockholmSydneyUr BNW-onlyVancouver BNW-onlyVeniceWellington
Mercantile GodsKings5 clear Antananarivo BNW-onlyAntwerp GodsKings5 clearCahokia GodsKings5 clearColombo GodsKings5 clearGenoaHong Kong GodsKings5 clearMalacca BNW-onlyMarrakech GodsKings5 clearMelbourne BNW-onlySamarkand BNW-onlySingaporeTyreVilniusZanzibar GodsKings5 clearZurich GodsKings5 clear
Militaristic AlmatyBelgradeBudapestDublinEdinburghHanoiM'banza-Kongo BNW-onlySidonSofia BNW-onlyValletta GodsKings5 clear
Religious GodsKings5 clear GenevaIfe BNW-onlyJerusalem GodsKings5 clearKathmanduLa Venta GodsKings5 clearLhasaVatican City GodsKings5 clearWittenberg GodsKings5 clear

GodsKings5 clear Added in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only Added in the Brave New World expansion pack.

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