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American (Civ4)
Introduced in Vanilla
Leaders Washington
Unique Unit Navy SEAL (replaces Marine )
Starting techs Fishing
Unique Building Mall (replaces Supermarket)
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The American people represent a civilization in Civilization IV.


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In Civilization IV, the American civilization has the choice between George Washington and Franklin Roosevelt as its leaders, with Abraham Lincoln as an additional leader in the Beyond the Sword expansion pack. America's Unique Unit is the Navy SEAL, replacing the Marine unit, which gains 1-2 first strikes and the March promotion. Introduced with the Warlords expansion pack, America gains the Mall unique building, replacing the Supermarket building and granting bonuses to commerce (and happiness with Hit Musicals/Singles/Movies). Washington is America's capital city, unless otherwise changed by the player.

Civilopedia EntryEdit

The United States is young by Civilization standards, being barely more than 200 years old. The United States did not expand to reach its current borders until the middle of the 19th century, and did not become a true world power until the middle of the 20th century. America was the first European colony to separate successfully from its motherland, and it was among the first nations to be established on the premise that sovereignty rests with its citizens and not with the government.

Prior to the 1770s, the American colonists were loyal subjects of the British Empire, but a combination of taxes and ministerial mismanagement of the situation led to the outbreak of revolution in 1776. George Washington, the leader of the colonial forces during the Revolutionary War and later First President of the United States, along with the other Founding Fathers, managed to win the fight for independence against all odds and lay the constitutional foundation for America's future growth. In its first century and a half, the country was mainly preoccupied with its own territorial exploration, internal development, and economic growth. American politics evolved from quasi-aristocratic beginnings to become increasingly democratic during the 1820s and '30s. But despite the nation's rapid acquisition of territory and dramatic population growth, the spectre of slavery continued to divide the country between North and South. The struggle between anti- and pro-slavery advocates eventually erupted in a bloody Civil War that lasted four years and consumed hundreds of thousands of lives. In the end, the Union was preserved and the power of the central federal government greatly strengthened compared to before the conflict.

Following the Civil War, the nation entered a period of unprecedented prosperity after the long conflict and reconstruction. In the ensuing two decades industrial production, the number of industrial workers, and the number of factories all more than doubled. European immigration, westward expansion, urban growth, technological advances, and a host of American inventions - including the telephone, typewriter, linotype, phonograph, electric light, cash register, air brake, refrigerator car, and the automobile - contributed to the American explosion, while widespread use of corporate organization offered new opportunities for large-scale financing of business enterprise and attracted new capital. But despite America's growth as one of the world's leading industrial powers, the nation still remained isolationist in outlook, paying little to no attention to the world outside its borders.

The Spanish-American War of 1898 marked the emergence of the United States onto the world's stage as a major power, but it was not until World War I that the country truly became involved in world politics. Following the 1919 Versailles Peace Conference, the nation again turned its back on the rest of the world and enjoyed the prosperous decade known as the "Roaring Twenties". Unfortunately, this economic boom was not to last. Wall Street's stock market crashed in 1929 and kicked off the Great Depression of the 1930s. In the midst of constant bank failures and rampant unemployment, Franklin Roosevelt was elected president and set about to fix the country through his recovery plan called the "New Deal". The program was a mixed success economically, but helped restore hope and confidence to a people that were in serious need of both. Roosevelt then went on to lead the United States through the crucible of World War II, dying a few months before victory was won.

The Allied victory at the end of World War II left the United States as one of the world's two "superpowers" along with the Soviet Union. In only a few short years the two former allies had become opponents in the Cold War, a tense diplomatic standoff that would last for forty years. Domestically, the nation enjoyed considerable prosperity in the 1950s, experienced a turbulent period of cultural and social change in the 1960s, and suffered through economic stagnation in the 1970s, with recovery taking place in the following decades. Since the collapse of the Soviet empire in 1989-91, the United States has been left alone as the world's sole remaining superpower. Rather than facing conventional armies on the field of battle, America is now threatened by terrorist groups who make no distinction between military and civilian targets. Highly trained special operations units like the Navy SEALs are often used to combat these enemies using advanced weaponry. But for all of its overwhelming economic and military strength, the United States will have to work together with other nations in order to meet the threats of the modern world.

List of CitiesEdit

Founding Order City Name Notes
1 Washington National capital of the U.S.A.
2 New York Largest city in and former capital of the U.S.A.
3 Boston
4 Philadelphia Largest city in Pennsylvania and former capital of the U.S.A.
5 Atlanta
6 Chicago
7 Seattle
8 San Francisco
9 Los Angeles
10 Houston
11 Portland
12 St Louis
13 Miami
14 Buffalo
15 Detroit
16 New Orleans
17 Baltimore
18 Denver
19 Cincinnati
20 Dallas
21 Memphis
22 Cleveland
23 Kansas City
24 San Diego
25 Richmond
26 Las Vegas
27 Phoenix
28 Albuquerque
29 Minneapolis
30 Pittsburgh
31 Oakland
32 Tampa Bay
33 Orlando
34 Tacoma
35 Santa Fe
36 Olympia
37 Hunt Valley
38 Springfield
39 Palo Alto
40 Centralia
41 Spokane
42 Jacksonville
43 Savannah
44 Charleston
45 San Antonio
46 Omaha
47 Birmingham
48 Honolulu
49 Anchorage
50 Sacramento
51 Salt Lake City
52 Reno
53 Boise
54 Milwaukee
55 Santa Cruz
56 Monterey
57 Santa Monica
58 Little Rock
59 Columbus
60 Le Bam Small census-designated place in Washington

Unit DialogueEdit

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Civilization IV - Unit Dialogue - America

American unit dialogue

The American units speak American English.

Order000: As you wish!

Order001: Move out!

Order002: Certainly!

Order003: We're on it!

Order004: No problem!

Order005: Consider it done!

Order006: Very well!

Order007: On our way!

Order008: Let's get moving!

Order009: You can count on us!

Select000: Reporting for duty!

Select001: At your service!

Select002: Tell me what to do!

Select003: Awaiting your orders!

Select004: Ready for action!

Select005: What's the plan?

Select006: Yes?

Select007: Your orders?

Select008: What do you need?

Select009: All present and accounted for!

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