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Fortified Borders is a Level 1 Autocracy tenet in Civilization V: Brave New World.

Game InfoEdit

+1 20xHappiness5 Local Happiness from every Castle, Arsenal and Military Base.

Historical InfoEdit

As long ago as the construction of the Great Wall, autocratic nations have sought to limit perceived threats from invaders - as well as limit their own people's departure - through extensive fortifications along the borders. While military engineering changed dramatically from time of Hadrian's Wall in Britain to the Bar Lev Line across the Sinai, the precept remains the same, strongpoints linked by lesser fortifications and protected by anti-personnel obstacles such as stakes, pits, wires and mines. Currently the most intimidating border fortifications line the Korean Demilitarized Zone, displaying the result of opposing Fortified Borders.

Civilization V Ideological Tenets
Freedom Level 1 Avant GardeCapitalismCivil SocietyCovert ActionCreative ExpressionEconomic UnionUniversal Healthcare
Level 2 Arsenal of DemocracyNew DealTheir Finest HourUniversal SuffrageUrbanizationVolunteer Army
Level 3 Media CultureSpace ProcurementsTreaty Organization
Order Level 1 Double AgentsHero of the PeoplePatriotic WarSkyscrapersSocialist RealismUniversal HealthcareYoung Pioneers
Level 2 Academy of SciencesCultural RevolutionFive-Year PlanParty LeadershipResettlementWorkers' Faculties
Level 3 Dictatorship of the ProletariatIron CurtainSpaceflight Pioneers
Autocracy Level 1 Elite ForcesFortified BordersFuturismIndustrial EspionageMobilizationUnited FrontUniversal Healthcare
Level 2 Lightning WarfareMilitarismNationalismPolice StateThird AlternativeTotal War
Level 3 Clausewitz's LegacyCult of PersonalityGunboat Diplomacy