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This is the documentation page for Template:CountrySummary.
When it is viewed directly, links using variables may appear broken; do not replace these with hardcoded page names or URLs.

This template creates an infobox to present a brief summary of a country at its starting position in a strategy guide.


This table may be added by copy-pasting the template as shown below into any country guide, entering the information after the equal signs.

|countryName =
|image = 
|caption = 
|startdate =
|governmentType = 
|techGroup = 
|provinceNumber = 
|capitalProvince = 
|tradingCenters = 
|stateReligion = 
|primaryCulture = 
|acceptedCultures = 

|aristPlut  = 
|centDecent = 
|mercFree   = 
|offDef     = 
|landNaval  = 
|qualQuant  = 
|serfFree   = 


  • countryName, startdate, governmentType, techGroup, provinceNumber, capitalProvince, tradingCenters, stateReligion, primaryCulture and acceptedCultures will fill in the basic info part.
  • image to put a flag, caption to describe it and image_size to change only in exceptional cases
  • centDecent, aristPlut, serfFree, innovNarrow, mercFree, offDef, landNaval and qualQuant for the values of the domestic policy sliders. The slider table is generated by {{Sliderbox}} ().

Erase unused parameters.

Default values

  • countryName: “PAGENAME”
  • image: “PAGENAME.png” – if image is ‘None’ then no image will be displayed
  • image_size: “325px” – change only in exceptional cases
  • startdate: “At the start of the Grand Campaign – 14 October 1399” – please change for countries which are not available at this date


The code:

|countryName =France
|image =France.png
|governmentType =Feudal Monarchy
|techGroup =Western
|provinceNumber =12
|capitalProvince =Île-de-France
|tradingCenters =Île-de-France
|stateReligion =Catholic
|primaryCulture =Cosmopolitaine
|acceptedCultures =

|aristPlut =-4
|centDecent =3
|innovNarrow =-1
|mercFree =-1
|offDef =-2
|landNaval =-2
|qualQuant =-1
|serfFree =-2
At the start of the Grand Campaign – 14 October 1399
Basic Stats
Government type Feudal Monarchy
Technology group Western
Number of provinces 12
Capital province Île-de-France
Center of Trade Île-de-France
State religion Catholic
Primary culture Cosmopolitaine


Centralization <▪▪▪▪▪▫▪▪♦▪▪>
quite decentralized

Aristocracy <▪♦▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪>
very aristocratic

Serfdom <▪▪▪♦▪▫▪▪▪▪▪>
some serfdom
Free Subject

Innovative <▪▪▪▪♦▫▪▪▪▪▪>
slightly innovative

Mercantilism <▪▪▪▪♦▫▪▪▪▪▪>
slightly mercantilistic
Free Trade

Offensive <▪▪▪♦▪▫▪▪▪▪▪>
somewhat offensive

Land <▪▪▪♦▪▫▪▪▪▪▪>
somewhat land oriented

Quality <▪▪▪▪♦▫▪▪▪▪▪>
slightly quality oriented

yields: see right side