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Gunboat Diplomacy is a Level 3 Autocracy tenet in Civilization V: Brave New World.

Game InfoEdit

Gain 6 more Influence (Civ5) Influence (at Standard speed) per turn with City-States you could demand tribute from. Your military forces are 50% more effective at intimidating City-States.

Historical InfoEdit

In international affairs, "Gunboat Diplomacy" refers to the pursuit of foreign policy objectives through conspicuous demonstrations of overwhelming military force, with the threat of open hostilities underlying the display by the more powerful nation. The term came into popular usage during the period of European imperialism, as the colonial powers used the presence of warships to force concessions from a native kingdom. The policy proved very successful, especially as employed by militaristic autocracies...until the natives managed to obtain modern weaponry.

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