Cortesia Del Mar (CivMC)

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Cortesia Del Mar or CDM, was a medium-sized nation on CivMC. Cortesia Del Mar was a constitutional presidential republic, located around 4900, 2700, occupying land on Alenarith and on the Eastern Continent. It borders various nations in its 2 sizeable mainland claims, those being Westesia and Aurellia. In Westesia, Cortesia borders Danzilona, Doom City, and shares a unused bridge to Mount Augusta. In its Aurelian Claim, it borders Iria, Ila Kyavul, Calw, the Reunan Union, and Lusitania. It was a member of the March Pact, Independent Southern Powers and Security Enhancement Coalition.

Following the Butternut–SEC War in which multiple CDMers were pearled (including CDM president Yodabird19 who was pearled permanently), the citizens of CDM voted to dissolve the nation on CivMC.

Cortesia Del Mar
Peacetime Flag of Cortesia Del Mar
Wartime Flag of Cortesia Del Mar
Location4900, 2700
Activity levelMedium
AllianceMarch Pact


Capital cityConcord
SettlementsConcord, Santiago, Witda
GovernmentConstitutional presidential republic
Governing documentConstitution of the Republic of Cortesia Del Mar, 2023
• President
• Vice President
• (Acting) Minister of Security
• Minister of the Interior
• (Acting) Minister of Foreign Affairs


Pre-Civ History

Cortesian pre-CivClassic history consists of four years of Cortesian existence on various non-Civ servers, particularly Towny and nations servers. While these experiences had a profound impact on Cortesia Del Mar[citation needed], understanding them is not essential to understanding Cortesia Del Mar on CivClassic.

CivClassic History

Cortesia Del Mar first established itself on CivClassic, its first Civ server, on January 2 2021. On this server, Cortesia occupied a modest claim in an underdeveloped region of the +,+, where it constructed the futuristic city of New Sol. Cortesia was a founding member of the DUMP, the CES, and the AF-CES Partnership; it was also allies with all iterations of Eddie Murphy and a member of the Korell Alliance, at the times when these polities existed. In October 2021 Cortesia ratified its Provisional Constitution, and completed a vault hole in which no vault was ever constructed. Cortesia Del Mar remained relatively unchanged on CivClassic through to EOTW in December 2021.

CivMC History

Early History (Pre Constitution, June 2nd, 2022 - October 8th, 2022)

Establishment (June 3nd, 2022 - July 8th, 2022)

Cortesia Del Mar settled its final location within the first hours of CivMC SOTW, after it was discovered by then-new Cortesian citizen CommradePotatoe. The nation quickly established lines of communication with its southern neighbor Danzilona and western neighbor Doom City, with whom it established specific borders on the server's second day. Cortesia formally announced its claims on June 6th (the server's fourth day), in cooperation with Mount Augusta, the Arsenio Pact, Aurellia, Ila'Kyavul, and Danzilona. Cortesians would soon build a wooden (Later uprgraded to obby) bunker underground called the Togo bunker named for one of its players, Togo. This bunker has served as a main operating base of Cortesia since SOTW.

Soon after settlement, EngineeringBean would lay roads in the Northeast of Westesia. Around this time, a player by the name of 84841 would build the town of Witda. Around June 25th, CommradePotatoe and Fierysomething3 would build houses in the North Hades Islands. Despite this early construction, political divisions would prevent the unnamed capital from being built. Another build project built during this time would a surface rail network, built by CommradePotatoe. The

On July 8th Cortesia Del Mar would unite with its neighbor, Aurellia, across the Santiago Straits under the treaty of Santiago. This merger was a result of the friendship between Monterrey, Krowatia and Cortesia established on Classics.

Stagnation Period (July 8th, 2022 - October 8th, 2022)

Following the initial hype, not much would happen on the live server

On August 2nd, after over a year of writing, IceCarim would publish the completed draft of the Constitution. Because of the Constitution's size, not many players engaged with discussion surrounding the constitution. Due to the server wide war happening at the time, and the lack of discussion, ratification of the constitution was held off and not much was done. Eventually though, the Generic War would end, and some discussion would occur, so eventually the provisional Secretariat, the then executive body of Cortesia, would finally open ratification of the Constitution to the public, and soon thereafter it would be ratified on October 2nd.

Danzilonan Occupation (October 1st, 2022 - October 2nd, 2022)
Cortesia Del Mar (Danzilona)
Flag of Cortesia Del Mar (Danzilona)
Location4900, 2700
DemonymCortesian, Danzilonan
Alliance Free Danzilonan Republic
Capital citySantiago
GovernmentProvincial Consulship
Governing documentConstitution of the FDR
• Consul
Foundation dateOctober 1, 2022
Dissolution dateOctober 2, 2022
Preceded by Cortesia Del Mar
Succeeded by Cortesia Del Mar

On October 1, 2022, CDM was briefly incorporated into the Free Danzilonan Republic after being unilaterally annexed by the First Consul of Danzilona, Des23, during her final hours in office.[1] CommradePotatoe was named Consul of the new province and a flag was created for it. This annexation was tacitly accepted by the Cortesians until CommradePotatoe declared CDM's independence once again on October 2, 2022 and re-instated its pre-annexation status.

End of Stagnation Period

One player, 84841, voted against the Constitution and set off a bit of an argument, eventually culminating in his departure from Civ. As a result, his small town of Witda would then be transferred over to EngineeringBean.

The most immediate goal of the Secretariat following ratification would be its own dissolution. A party would be held in the Interim Capital of Santiago with players from around the world attending. Each of the Secretariat members would give a speech before stepping down and resigning. Yodabird19 would also speak for the first time during the event, shocking many players. Vedd would be appointed Chief Justice to oversee the first election. Finally, President IceCarim would step down.

IceCarim Presidency (October 8th, 2022 - February 11th, 2023)

New Government

Presidential Election

With the provisional government dissolved, both a legislature and executive branch would have to be set up. Two tickets would be filed, IceCarim-yodabird19, and CommmradePotatoe-alzuBloxxer11 (JohnCats) for the first election. IceCarim would win the election 57.1% of the vote, and CommradePotatoe would take 42.9% of the vote.

Establishment of the National Forum

Yodabird19 Presidency (February 11th, 2023 - July 3rd, 2023)

Gang Shi War

Cortesia - Lebiniz war

Butternut - SEC War

Following catastrophic defeat in the Butternut–SEC War in which Yodabird19 was permanently pearled and CDM ally Arsenio Pact had its vault disabled by insiders, the citizens of CDM voted to abandon the CivMC, effectively dissolving the nation on July 3rd, 2023.

Yodabird was finally freed on December 12th, 2023, following the defeat of Butternut in the War of the Icenian Coalition.


Cabinet (Executive)

The executive branch of Cortesia is the Cortesian Cabinet, headed by the the President of Cortesia Del Mar. The Cabinet serves to excerise authority of the Cortesian Republic. The President and Vice President are both elected into their positions by the general populace of Cortesia. The first version of the constitution subscribed to an unlimited term model, where a President would serve indefinitely until voted out. Prior to IceCarim's departure from the presidency, an amendment to the constitution was made that created 4 month long terms and regular elections, which was the norm. The President and Vice President may select any citizen (if willing) to serve on the Cabinet. The positions in the Cabinet are as follows:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Interior Minister
  • Foreign Minister
  • Security Minister
Post Constitutional Governments
Government President Term Start End Vice President Interior Minister Foreign Minister Security Minister
IceCarim Government IceCarim (Terms did not yet exist) 16th of October, 2022 18th of February, 2023 Yodabird19 CommradePotatoe Vedd Complexii
Yodabird19 Government Yodabird19 First Term 21st of February, 2023 (Still ongoing) Vedd Complexii (February 21st to May 2nd)

Kai (May 2nd - onwards)

Vedd Complexii

National Forum (Legislative)

The legislative body of Cortesia Del Mar is the National Forum. The National Forum is open to any citizen that wishes to run, who isn't a part of the Judiciary. The National Forum has numerous powers, namely its legislative power to create and pass bills. It also has The Nationall oversee the executive body Currently the members of the Forum are:


The Common Court and the Supreme Court are the two courts in CDM. The Common Court being the lowest and the Supreme Court being the highest.


Cortesia is best known for its usual debate and discussion, which are considered a core part of Cortesia. Two major issues permeated the early political sphere of Cortesia, construction of the capital city, now named Concord, and the Constitution, with the former being the more decisive of the two.

Capital City Construction

During the Stagnation Period of Cortesia, a large debate had begun over the construction of the then unnamed capital city.

Constitutional Ratification


Cortesia Del Mar is the 6th largest nation on CivMC consisting of 4 geographical regions. They are as follows:

  • Westesia
  • Aurellia
  • The Chocolate Islands
  • The Cortesian Ice Shelf
  • Florida (Former)


Westesia was Cortesia's first ever claim on CivMC. Westesia is dominated by a central plains region mainly used for agricultural farms, such as Oak, Wheat, and Carrots. It was home to the city of Concord and North Hades Island Chain. Westesia possess an incomplete surface rail network


The city of Concord's name was selected by vote in the Cortesian discord. Concord was one such proposal made by Yodabird19, and it ended up winning the vote. Concord was the Capital of Cortesia and the seat of its government. Concord's construction has been a topic of great concern and debate for Cortesia. Currently construction has begun on the city's Constitution square and Witda.

An (outdated) biome map of Cortesia Del Mar

The North Hades Islands

Named by CommradePotatoe, the North Hades Islands are home to a nether portal and a few scattered homes.


Originally founded as an independent nation, Aurellia was the other major portion of CDM. Home to the city of Santiago, Aurellia was the largest region of Cortesia. The coastal region in the east is flat and temperate. Moving further west, a hilly region divides easter Aurellia from west. In the west, various hotter biomes define the region, like deserts and mesas.


Santiago served as the capital of Cortesia until the establishment of Concord. Santiago was the largest city in Cortesia.

The Chocolate Islands

The Chocolate Islands are a chain of three islands located in the +,-, south of Lambat. All three of the islands are in jungle biomes. The farms located there provide necessary resources for Cortesian EXP production. The islands themselves have seen little development past their intial claiming, but some pathways and buildings are on the islands.


The Ice Shelf would be claimed fairly early on in Cortesia's existence. BrickwallGaming orginally moved to the region with the intention of building a town called Frostmire, but nothing ever came of these plans and the region would be left uninhabited. The region would later be renamed from the Ice Shelf to Althesia.

The Melian Forest Colony/Florida

Florida was a small exclave of Aurellia established during the early days of the server with the idea that it would be used to farm oak trees. After the Treaty of Santiago, Florida would become a part of Cortesia. For most of its existence, it would sit unused, since the region of Westesia had oak forests. A couple newfriends would go down to Florida and establish a small town. They’d go inactive however, and the land would sit unused. Eventually the land would be ceeded to the then Kingdom (now Republic) of Transylvania in the treaty of Cluj-Napoca.


Cortesia Del Mar was a member of the March Pact, a trilateral mutual defense pact with its neighbors Aurellia and Ila'Kyavul.

Cortesia Del Mar was a member of the Independent Southern Powers an alliance between the nations of Nara, Venne, Ila'Kyavul and the Arsenio Pact.

Cortesia Del Mar was a member of the Security Enhancement Coalition alongside Icenia, Southshire, Kallos, Arsenio Pact and Icarus.

Cortesia Del Mar was a member of the Alenarith Forum.
Cortesia Del Mar has a direct mutual defense pact with the Arsenio Pact.
Cortesia Del Mar has a direct mutual defense pact with Sovia.

Cortesia Del Mar was a member of the Transport Union nether gate rail and infrastructure network.


Vice Triumvirate - A bandage measure to mollify inflammed tensions in Cortesia Del Mar, whereby three Cortesians were appointed to the Vice Presidency simultaneously in October 2017.
Zhuge / Ragsmel - Ringleaders of the "Clique" which dominated Cortesian politics in late 2017 and early 2018.
GLHF go die in a fire halfbreed / Hope your halfbreed master likes it - Rebukes by Zhuge during the Cortesian Revolution of April 2018.
Your presence is no longer requested in the nation of Cortesia Del Mar - Statement of severance given to former Secretariat member Aid711 in March 2020.
Don't fucking crawl back / Don't come crawling back - Response to the above by Aid711.
Reinforce your fucking roads dammit - Text on signs spammed by Naglafer on the unreinforced roads of Cortesia's abandoned CivClassic city of Ventura.
Why do you always bore people with walls of TEXT / You guys are poisoning this nation - Statements by Lambatan Assemblyperson ArtificialDriver following an especially lengthy IceCarim text wall in November 2021.