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Forbidden Palace
Forbidden Palace (Civ5)

World wonder in Civilization V
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Technology Banking (Civ5) Banking
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Effect
  • Requires Patronage.
  • Grants 2 additional delegates in the World Congress.
  • -10% Unhappiness (Civ5) Unhappiness from 20xPopulation5 Citizens in non-occupied cities.

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"Most of us can, as we choose, make of this world either a palace or a prison."
–John Lubbock
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Game InfoEdit

Requires Patronage.

  • Grants 2 additional delegates in the World Congress.
  • -10% Unhappiness (Civ5) Unhappiness from 20xPopulation5 Citizens in non-occupied cities.

StrategyEdit

The Forbidden Palace Wonder is practically required for all players pursuing a Diplomatic victory, giving them a priceless 2 additional Delegates and practically ensuring dominance over the early stages of the World Congress. Its building takes some work, though, since you both need to unlock Patronage and rush Banking to get a serious shot at it.

Historical InfoEdit

A collection of imperial structures in Beijing, the Forbidden Palace stands as a testament to the Chinese architectural ingenuity and aesthetic. Ornamental gardens, terraces and fountains surround the magnificent structure, which became the capital of China in 1421. It was the residence of 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties until the last emperor abdicated in 1911.

Although the correct title for the building is the "Imperial Palace," it is more widely known as the "Forbidden" Palace because ordinary people were barred from entering its grounds. With a 50 m (160-foot) moat and walls 9 m (30 feet) tall, there was little chance that they would get inside unwanted. The Forbidden Palace is enormous, occupying 4,000 square meters (170 acres) and containing 8,706 rooms. An estimated eight to ten thousand people lived inside the palace to serve the needs of the emperor. Today, the Forbidden Palace is a major tourist attraction, and it is still used as a symbol of Chinese sovereignty.

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