Atomic Era (Civ5)

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The Atomic Era is a new era introduced in Gods & Kings. It is the seventh era in the game, roughly representing the period between World War II and the 1980s.


The future has a way of arriving unannounced.
–George Will

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
–Louis Brandeis

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
–Neil Armstrong

Progress is the realization of utopias.
–Oscar Wilde

Game InfoEdit

Aided by the latest developments in scientific research, the Atomic Era accelerates the technological development of the world (represented primarily by weaponry) to a breakneck speed. Air travel becomes truly widespread in this era, with the improvement of flight techniques and the development of civic Airports, thanks to which armies may travel to the other side of the world in a single turn! Most other weapon systems also continue to modernize on all levels, making war ever more dangerous and lethal.

But another, brand new discovery puts all other weapons to shame: the Atomic Bomb. The development of Atomic Theory not only reveals the last strategic resource, Uranium, but also develops the most terrible and destructive weapons mankind has ever known. They are a warmonger's wet dream; they are the weapon with which leaders seeking a domination victory may obliterate all competition, and the world be damned!

Maybe in order to counter these terrible developments, the World Congress turns into the United Nations, where civilizations can resolve their differences more peacefully. And so diplomatic victory also becomes possible, while Tourism continues to develop, bringing cultural victory ever closer.

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Other PropertiesEdit

When starting a game in the Atomic Era, you receive three Settlers, two Workers, five Infantry, 500 20xCulture5 Culture, and 200 20xGold5 Gold. Venice gets three Merchants of Venice instead of the Settlers. When a city is founded it begins with 4 20xPopulation5 Population and contains a Granary, Monument, Market, Workshop, Amphitheater, Barracks, Colosseum, Library, and (if on the coast) Lighthouse.

Civilization V [edit]
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AncientClassicalMedievalRenaissanceIndustrialModernFuture† • Atomic‡ • Information

City-StateCultureEspionage‡ • FoodGoldGreat PeopleHappinessProductionReligion‡ • ScienceTourism

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† Only in vanilla Civ5
‡ Only in Gods & Kings and Brave New World

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