The industrial era in Civilization V is characterized by the following features.
“We admit of no government by divine right. The only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the governed.” – William Henry Harrison
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.” – Mark Twain
“The day of small nations has long passed away. The day of Empires has come.” – Joseph Chamberlain
- Replaceable parts
- Steam power
- Anti-aircraft gun
- Anti-tank gun
- Foreign legion (France only)
- Panzer (Germany only)
- Zero (Japan only)
The Order and Autocracy social policies are unlocked. In both the expansion packs, the Freedom social policy is also unlocked in this era.
When starting a game in the industrial era, you receive three settlers, two workers, and five riflemen, 400 culture, and 100 gold.