Political map of Europa from Valkyria Chronicles

Europa is the continent which serves as the setting for the Valkyria series.


Europa is currently split between two superpowers; the Atlantic Federation and the East Europan Imperial Alliance, with the independent Principality of Gallia caught between them.

The United States of Vinland is located across the ocean West of Europa, while there are known to be other powers, as yet unnamed, in the Far East.


Darcsen rule and the arrival of the Valkyrur

Prior to the arrival of the Valkyrur, the Darcsen tribes were one of the main (possibly the main) groups of people that ruled most of Europa. When the Valkyrur arrived in Europa, the Darcsen tribes fought them in a war which saw the Darcsens defeated and scattered across Europa, marked for millennia to come with the stigma of the "Darcsen Calamity".

The end of the war marked the first year of the Europan Calendar (EC).

The First Europan War

Main article: First Europan War

The Industrial Revolution of the 18th Century EC led to skyrocketing demand for ragnite, pitting Europa's twin giants in a race for resources. When the crown prince of the Empire was assassinated at the start of the 20th Century, tensions spiraled into an all-out war with Gallia caught in the middle, its vast ragnite reserves making it a valuable target for the Empire. Though the Imperial force employed a corps of newly developed tanks against the Federation, hostilities soon became bogged down in fruitless trench warfare and the two exhausted powers ultimately signed a cease-fire agreement, while Gallia was able to successfully defend its territory from the Imperials.

The Second Europan War

Political map of Europa from Valkyria Chronicles 4

Main article: Second Europan War

In 1935 EC, tensions between the Empire and the Federation were once again high, a result of ragnite's scarcity. As a result of this re-ignited friction, the Empire struck into the Federation, cutting deep into its territory before the advance could be halted.

Emboldened by this success, the Empire decided to try once again to invade Gallia, dispatching prince Maximilian and his Drei Stern to lead the assault. The seven month long campaign in Gallia ended in disaster and humiliation for the Empire, causing it to falter in its efforts across the front in Europa.

As of 1937 EC, the Empire and the Federation were still locked in a stalemate, with rising tensions between the two superpowers threatening to reignite war.


  • "Europa" is the German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish and, most importantly, Latin word for Europe; translations use this name, while the original Japanese images seem to just call it "Europe". The name was likely changed to emphasize that Europa is not supposed to be real-life Europe. Interestingly, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea are still labeled as such on the map. The Baltic sea meanwhile has been renamed the Crystal Sea.
  • In the anime, a map depicting the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Sweden and the Kingdom of Denmark can be frequently seen in the background of various places, including Welkin's room and the Imperial council room, despite these three kingdoms not existing in Europa. That said, counterparts of these nations can be vaguely made out on the various maps, as can the Baltic/Crystal Sea, which surrounds Scandinavia.
  • In the original Japanese PS3 edition of Valkyria Chronicles, Europa was spelled as "Europe" in English letters on the inside of the game cover as well as in the instruction manual.


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Federation Main Members Claude (sqg) | Dan (sqg) | Riley (sqg) | Raz (sqg)
Kai (sqg) | Angelica (sqg) | Minerva (sqg)
Scout Curtis (sqg) | Godwin (sqg) | Jester (sqg)
Thomas (sqg) | Rosetta (sqg) | Teresa (sqg)
Azusa (sqg) | Christel (sqg) | Nico (sqg)
Millenia (sqg) | Brian (sqg)
Shocktrooper Zaiga (sbqg) | Simon (sbqg) | Scott (sbqg)
Stanley (sbqg) | Ryan (sbqg) | Vancey (sbqg)
Viola (sbqg) | Emmy (sbqg) | Fleuret (sbqg)
Ferrier (sbqg) | Lily (sbqg)
Lancer Laurent (sbqg) | Keigel (sbqg) | Jimmy (sbqg)
Sergio (sbqg) | Gertrude (sbqg) | Jean (sbqg)
Hanna (sbqg) | Brittany (sbqg)
Engineer André (sbqg) | Aulard (sbqg) | Rebecca (sbqg)
Rita (sbqg) | Eileen (sbqg)
Sniper Aladdin (sbqg) | Norid (sbqg) | Leonhardt (sbqg)
Neige (sbqg) | Mabel (sbqg)
Grenadier Ben (sbqg) | Jascha (sbqg) | Connor (sbqg)
Aoife (sbqg) | Louffe (sbqg)
Other Ragnarok
Empire Crymaria (sbqg) | Klaus (sbqg) | Forseti (sbqg)
Belgar (sbqg) | Chiara (sbqg) | Nikola (sbqg)
Downloadable Content Alicia Melchiott | Welkin Gunther | Isara Gunther | Rosie | Largo Potter
Edy Nelson | Selvaria Bles
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Valkyria Chronicles 4 Mission List
Chapter 00 | 01 | 02 | i1 | 03a | 03b | 04a | 04b | 04c | 05 | 06 | 07a | 07b | i2 | 08a | 08b | i3 | 09 | 10 | 11 | i4 | 12 | 13 | i5 | 14 | 15a | 15b | 16 | 17a | 17b | 18a | 18b | E
Squad Stories Like Old Times (Curtis, Laurent, Eileen) | A Prayer for the Broken (Godwin, Nico, Rosetta) | The Price of Skill (Neige, Aladdin, Leonhardt) | Mischief Makers (Emmy, Viola, Simon) | Reluctant Solitude (Louffe, Stahlschrott) | Honor, Pride, and Regret (Rebecca, Fleuret, Mabel) | Worlds Apart (Zaiga, Vancey, Gertrude) | All the Single Ladies (Millenia, Brittany, Rita) | To Live Unbound (Scott, Norid, Azusa) | Treading New Ground (Aulard, Miles, Dan) | Legacies Left (Keigel, Ryan, Ronald) | Girl in the Iron Mask (Ferrier, Jean, Stanley) | Love and Logic (Aoife, Jascha, Hanna) | Unfortunate Souls (Jimmy, Lily, Odin) | Gambler's Ruin (Jester, Teresa, Connor) | Soul of the Navy (Brian, André, Sergio) | A Chivalrous Heart (Minerva, Christel)
Skirmish Normal: 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10
Hard: 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09
Challenge: 01 | 02 | 03
Expert: 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06
DLC 01 | 02 | 03 | 04
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System CANVAS | BLiTZ | Book Mode | Briefing | Command Mode | CP | Action Mode | AP | Last Stands | Incapacitation | Last Stands | Camps | Decorations
Headquarters Command Room | Training Field | R&D Facility | Mess Hall | Private Quarters
Classes Scout | Shocktrooper | Lancer | Sniper | Engineer | Grenadier
Weapons Artillery Rifles | Machine Guns | Lances | Sniper Rifles | Mortars | Grenades | Flamethrowers
Combat Vehicles Hafen | Cactus | Federation Tank | Light Tank
Glossary Europa | Atlantic Federation | East Europan Imperial Alliance | Principality of Gallia
United Kingdom of Edinburgh | Hafen | Fort Krest | Lindbergh Base | Europan Calendar (EC)
First Europan War | Second Europan War | War of the Valkyrur | Federate Forces | Imperial Forces
Squad E | Squad F | Tank | Paradrop | Balloon Net | Valkyrur | Darcsen | Starchild Festival | Valkyria | Valkyrian Experiments | Valkyria Bomb | Ragnite | Ragnite Industry | Ragnite Implosion | Ragnite Implosion Turbine | Ceasefire Treaty
News History's Greatest Comeback | Best Invention Since Tanks! | "Unbreakable" Krest Broken!
Imperial Comms Hub Taken | Closer to the Siegval Line | New Imperial Tanks Afield
Iron Wall Abandoned! | Bad Weather Slows Federation | First Snowfall Hits
The Imperial Counterattack | Federation Forced to Retreat | Imperial Supply Base Falls
Plight of the Islanders | The Wonders of Ragnite | Ghost Ship of the Ice
Tales of the Winter Witch | Treasure of the Crystal Sea | Clash at Fort Garsbruck?
Interview: Paratroopers | Theft at Port Kosvall | Loweholm Grasps at Freedom
Heroes of Northern Cross | Icefield Explosion | Environmental Crisis?
Victory on the Horizon? | Ceasefire! Empire Remains | Heroes of Operation Cygnus
The Road to Peace
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