|主流文化||Yorumba (West African)|
- For the area, see Benin (area).
Benin is a tribal kingdom located at the coast of Guinea. It is bordering 达荷美 to the northwest, 奥约 to the north and 努佩 to the southeast. Benin is one of only three countries in West Africa with sea access, the others being 卓洛夫 and 马里. It was established at the end of XII century (see Benin Empire for historical info), and is a playable nation in all historical start dates.
Benin starts well-positioned to dominate the Ivory Coast trade node, which provides many options for a variety of expansion paths. Benin's Traditions give it a leg up in warfare with its West African neighbors from the outset of the game. Exploration makes for an excellent first idea in order to secure as many provinces in the Ivory Coast node as possible and fill in the gap between the player and 刚果. This also opens further expansion opportunities within Africa to the North, East and South. A Muslim ally such as 马里 or 桑海 should be sought to secure the player's position while they expand northward.