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Stockholm is a maritime City-State City-State in Civilization V. Maritime city-states give Food Food to your cities when you befriend or ally with them.

Game Info[]

In the Gods & Kings expansion pack, Stockholm became the Capital Capital of the new Swedish civilization and is no longer a city-state.

Musical Theme Inspiration: ?

Architecture: European

Civilopedia entry[]

The earliest written documentation of Stockholm dates back to 1252 AD and describes the city as an iron trading town, but in some Norse sagas it is claimed to be the lost city of Agnafit (where legendary King Ange was hanged by his captive bride Skjalf). Another tale states that the city was founded by the Swedesman Birger Jarl to protect the fledgling country from invading navies. Regardless of whichever is actually correct, the city quickly grew into a center for commerce, mining, and fishing. Stockholm over time grew into an important mercantile city, as trade in the Baltic boomed with the advent of the Hanseatic League (a guild of merchants).

In the 15th century a national independence movement began to form in Stockholm as the people of Sweden yearned to overthrow their Danish rulers. The Revolution did not go well, unfortunately, and in 1520 the Danish King Christian II entered the city and incited the Stockholm Bloodbath, a gruesome massacre of many of the Swedish opposition forces. Further uprisings across the country in the coming years were more successful and broke up the Kalmar Union (the pleasant name for the Danish control of Scandinavia), and Sweden gained its independence from the Danes. The first king of Sweden, Gustav Vasa, was crowned in 1523, and the population of Stockholm began to rapidly grow. Within a hundred years, the population of the city increased over six times in size.

In 1634, Stockholm was named the capital of the Swedish Empire and a bevy of new trading laws gave it complete control over trade between foreign merchants and its own Swedish territories. This "golden age" ended emphatically some forty years later, as the Black Death reached the city and war broke out between Sweden and its allies. Under the twin catastrophes Stockholm stagnated economically for some time, but it did continue to develop culturally. It took nearly two hundred years for the city to regain its leading economic role.

During the last half of the 20th century Stockholm became the technological and economic hub of the country. To make way for booming industry and population growth, many historic buildings (a great majority of which had been around since the Middle Ages) were torn down and replaced with shiny new architectural structures. The city has continued to move away from its roots of fishing, mining, and other labor-intensive industries and move towards high-tech electronics, architecture, and modern services.

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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.