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This article is about the civilization in Age of Empires. For the Koreans in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors, see Koreans.
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Choson coin
A bronze coin minted by the ancient Choson civilization. Notice that the coin bears some similarities between coins that were once minted in China.
EmpiresIcon Age of Empires
Architectural StyleEast Asian
FeaturesShort/Broad/Long Swordsmen and Legion have +15/20/60/80 HP respectively.

+2 tower range

-30% Priest cost
ContinentAsia
PersonalityOffensive/Defensive
MapsLand
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The Choson (고조선; Ko-Choson; "Ancient Choson") is the name of an ancient Korean kingdom (approximately 108 BC), that was located in the capital city at Wanggeom. It is one of the three playable East Asian civilizations in Age of Empires. They are one of the most frequently used civilizations in multiplayer, mostly in Deathmatches. They are both an offensive and defensive civilization and are powerful from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age. All of the Choson buildings have a distinct Asian-styled architecture, along with the Yamato and the Shang.

Bonuses Edit

Strategy Edit

The advantages of the Choson are that their Long Swordsmen and Legion have an additional 80 hit points, making them a good offensive civilization to begin with. Their towers have +2 range, and Priests cost 30% less. All of these bonuses as a whole makes the Choson an excellent choice on both offensive and defensive strategies.

AI player names Edit

Names shown in italics are only used in the original game, names shown in bold are used in both the original game and its expansions.

  • Tan'gun-Wanggom - Legendary founder of Gojoseon around 2333 BC (Dangun Wanggeom)
  • Wiman Choson - Ruler of Gojoseon 194-? BC
  • Tan'gun II - Did not exist in Korea
  • Wiman Choson II - Did not exist in Korea
  • Tan'gun III - Did not exist in Korea
  • Wiman Choson III - Did not exist in Korea
  • Tan'gun IV - Did not exist in Korea
  • Chun - Ruler of Gojoseon ?-194 BC
  • Ugo - Last king of Gojoseon ?-108 BC
  • Wiman - See Wiman Choson
  • Wigut'ae - King of Buyeo in de 2nd century AD
  • Uiryo - King of Buyeo AD ?-285
  • Hyon - King of Buyeo AD ?-346
  • Suro - Legendary founder and king of Geumgwan Gaya 43-199

Trivia Edit

  • Until 108 BC, northern Korea and Manchuria were controlled by Gojoseon. In contemporaneous Chinese records, it was written as 朝鮮, which is pronounced in modern Korean as Joseon (조선). The prefixing of Go- (古), meaning "ancient," is a historiographical convention that distinguishes it from the later Joseon Dynasty.