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A State Religion (or Religion) is an option you are able to pick in order to define the official religion of your nation; the religious body or creed officially endorsed by your state. This option does not provide any nation bonuses and exists merely for role-playing reasons.
Although there are no default religions to choose from, it is possible to define the name as well as the symbol of the religion you want your nation to follow. Currently, there are 24 standard religious symbols to choose from, while it is possible for VIP players to add icons of their own.
You can change your State Religion whenever you want. To do that:
- On the left-side navigation bar click "Edit" under the "Nation" heading.
- Next to "Religion", there is a drop down box from which you can select the religious symbol you prefer. You can also type the name of the religion you want to adopt.
- Scroll to the bottom and click the "Edit Nation" button.
Standard State Religion Symbols
The following table lists all 24 available standard State Religion Symbols, inspired by popular real life religions:
|Ahimsa Hand||Ahimsa means 'not to injure' and 'compassion' and refers to a key virtue in Indian religions. It is also referred to as nonviolence.|
|Allah Symbol||Allah is the Arabic word for God in Abrahamic religions, used by Arabic people of different religions since pre-Islamic times.|
|Ankh||The ankh is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic ideograph with the meaning "life". The Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying or bearing it.|
|Arevakhach||An ancient Armenian national symbol related to the eternity and the concept of everlasting, celestial life.|
|Ayyavazhi||Ayyavazhi ("Path of the Master") is an henotheistic belief that originated in South India, considered as an independent monistic religion by many.|
|Cai Dai Eye||Caodaism is a monotheistic religion officially established in southern Vietnam in 1926, according to which Cao Đài ("Highest Lord/Power") is the supreme deity.|
|Confucian Symbol||The Chinese character for water which represents life; probably the symbol most commonly used to represent Confucianism.|
|Cross||The Christian cross, seen as a representation of the instrument of the crucifixion of Jesus, is the best-known symbol of Christianity.|
|Cross Fitchy||A cross fitchy has the lower limb pointed, as if to be driven into the ground. The variant used in this case is the Cross of Saint James.|
|Cross Pattée||A type of Christian cross, which has arms narrow at the center. The form appears very early in medieval art.|
|Dove||Doves are used in a variety of settings as symbols of love, peace or as messengers. Doves appear in the symbolism of Judaism, Christianity and Paganism.|
|Dua||In the terminology of Islam, duʿāʾ, literally meaning "invocation", is an act of supplication. Muslims regard this as a profound act of worship.|
|Khanda||The Khanda is the symbol of the Sikh faith, that attained its current form in the early 20th century. It depicts the Sikh doctrine Deg Tegh Fateh in emblematic form.|
|Nine-pointed Star||The nine-pointed star is commonly used as an emblem of the Bahá'í Faith, a religion teaching the essential worth of all religions, and the unity and equality of all people.|
|Om||A sacred sound and a spiritual icon in Hindu religion. It is also a mantra in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism and refers to the soul and ultimate reality.|
|Praying Hands||Probably inspired by the artwork "Praying hands", a pen-and-ink drawing by the German printmaker, painter and theorist Albrecht Dürer (1508).|
|Presbyterian Cross||A type of Christian cross that appears in Presbyterianism, a part of the Reformed tradition within Protestantismwhich traces its origins to the British Isles.|
|Raelian Symbol||Raëlism is a UFO religion founded in 1974, teaching that life on Earth was scientifically created by a species of extraterrestrials, called the Elohim.|
|Star & Crescent||Although the symbol has been used since the Hellenistic period, in the later 20th century, it has (wrongly) acquired a popular interpretation as a "symbol of Islam".|
|Star of David||The Star of David is a generally recognized symbol of modern Jewish identity and Judaism.|
|Torii||A traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred.|
|Triskelion||A symbol used in many cultures, though it is popularly considered a "Celtic" symbol.|
|Wheel of Dharma||A symbol of Indian religions such as Jainism, Buddhism and Hinduism.|
|Yin Yang||In Chinese philosophy, it describes how seemingly contrary forces may actually be complementary interdependent in the natural world and give rise to each other.|
The default State Religion is set to "None", while the default symbol used is the "Dove".