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Louisiana (ETW Faction)

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Louisiana (ETW Faction)
Louisiana FlagETW.png
Name: Louisiana
From Game: Empire: Total War
Culture: European

Louisiana is an unplayable minor faction in Empire: Total War and is a colony/protectorate of France.


Louisiana is a minor nation in the American theatre, and will fall under French control if France completes its assigned mission. If France is controlled by the AI, Louisiana falls under control of the French almost immediately.


Louisiana was inhabited by Native Americans for many millennia before the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century. The first European explorers to visit Louisiana came in 1528 when a Spanish expedition led by Panfilo de Narvaez located the mouth of the Mississippi River. In 1542, Hernando de Soto's expedition skirted to the north and west of the state (encountering Caddo and Tunica groups) and then followed the Mississippi River down to the Gulf of Mexico in 1543. Then Spanish interest in Louisiana lay dormant. In the late 17th century, French expeditions, which included sovereign, religious and commercial aims, established a foothold on the Mississippi River and Gulf Coast. With its first settlements, France lay claim to a vast region of North America and set out to establish a commercial empire and French nation stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada.

The French colony of Louisiana originally claimed all the land on both sides of the Mississippi River and north to French territory in Canada. The following States were part of Louisiana: Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota.France ceded most of its territory to the east of the Mississippi to Great Britain in the aftermath of Britain's victory in the Seven Years' War or French and Indian War, as it is known in North America. It retained the area around New Orleans and the parishes around Lake Pontchartrain. The rest of Louisiana became a colony of Spain after the Seven Years' War by the Treaty of Fontainebleau of 1763.

In 1765, during the period of Spanish rule, several thousand French-speaking refugees from the region of Acadia (now Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, Canada) made their way to Louisiana after having been expelled from their homelands by the British during the French and Indian War. They settled chiefly in the southwestern Louisiana region now called Acadiana. The Spanish, eager to gain more Catholic settlers, welcomed the Acadian refugees. Cajuns descend from these Acadian refugees. Spanish Canary Islanders, called Islenos, emigrated from the Canary Islands of Spain to Louisiana under the Spanish crown between 1778 and 1783. In 1800, France's Napoleon Bonaparte acquired Louisiana from Spain in the Treaty of San Ildefonso, an arrangement kept secret for two years.

Starting Position

Grand Campaign

Basics at Start

  • In game Id – louisiana
  • Faction name – Louisiana
  • Nationality – Louisianan
  • Theater – America
  • Status – Protectorate, non playable
  • Government – Absolute Monarchy
  • Culture – European
  • Subculture – West European
  • Group – France
  • Names – French
  • Sounds – France
  • Abreviation – Fr
  • AI Personality – default
  • Capitol – Louisiana, New Orleans
  • Starting Treasury – 8500
  • Victory Conditions – -
  • Diplomacy Relationships – Protectorate of France
  • Starting Armies/Fleets – 3/0


Lower Louisiana, New Orleans
  • Type – Minor
  • Starting Buildings – Minor Governors Encampment
  • Infrastructure – -
  • Population – 4500/5625
  • Religion – Catholic 20% Animist 80%
  • Wealth – 391
  • Garrison – -
  • Starting Towns/Villages/Ports – Little Rock (undeveloped), Batton Rouge (undeveloped), Riversouth (Tobacco, Small Plantation),

Lafayette Plantations (Sugar, undeveloped), Meramec Farmland (Corn, Peasant Farms), Mobile (Trading Port)

Upper Louisiana, Fort Chartes
  • Type – Minor
  • Starting Buildings – Minor Magistrate
  • Infrastructure – -
  • Population – 4500/5625
  • Religion – Catholic 20% Animist 80%
  • Wealth – 186
  • Garrison – -
  • Starting Towns/Villages/Ports – Shikaakwa (undeveloped), Fort Crevecoeur (undeveloped), Fontanet Farmland (Cotton, Peasant Farms), Wyola Farmland(Corn, Peasant Farms)

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