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Dynamite

Dynamite (Civ5)

Technology of the Industrial era

Quick - Regular - Epic - Marathon
Cost 2000 20xScience5
Required techs Fertilizer (Civ5) Fertilizer
Military science (Civ5) Military science
Leads to Railroad (Civ5) Railroad
Units enabled Artillery (Civ5) Artillery
Buildings enabled None
Notes

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Dynamite (Civ5)

Technology of the Industrial era

Quick - Regular - Epic - Marathon
Cost 1900 20xScience5
Required techs Fertilizer (Civ5) Fertilizer
Rifling (Civ5) Rifling
Leads to Combustion (Civ5) Combustion
Units enabled Artillery (Civ5) Artillery
Buildings enabled None
Notes

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"As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy."
–Christopher Dawson

Game InfoEdit

The invention of Dynamite literally propels siege weaponry into the modern age. This high-explosive upgrade of gunpowder allows big guns with unprecedented range and power, making possible modern cannons, starting with the Artillery.

Historical InfoEdit

Dynamite is an explosive material invented by Swedish chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel in 1867. Dynamite is created by soaking an absorbent material like diatomaceous earth (interestingly, the same material used in many pool filters) in nitroglycerin. Nitroglycerin is an extremely powerful but terrifyingly unstable explosive; dynamite is less powerful but a lot more stable.

Dynamite is primarily used in mining and construction. Historically, it has been used in military applications, but the explosive component nitroglycerin remains too unstable for the rather volatile conditions found in a battlefield, so generally militaries prefer a modified product called "military dynamite" which contains no nitroglycerin but instead uses other chemicals including TNT to create a product which is 60% less powerful but much less apt to explode when it's not supposed to.

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