Industrialism (Civ4)

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Industrialism - 6500 Beaker

A technology introduced in Vanilla
Required techs Electricity & Assembly Line
Leads to Plastics (with Combustion)
Units enabled Marine
Buildings enabled None
Era Industrial

"There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible."
-Henry Ford


Industrialism allows construction of the Battleship, Marine (with Rifling), and Tank (with Rifling) units and the Industrial Park building. It also reveals the Aluminum resource and obsoletes Ivory.

Civilopedia EntryEdit

Industrialization involves the use of machines to dramatically increase productivity. Production of goods became concentrated in factories, where the combination of specialization of labor and automation reduced labor costs and, ultimately, the cost of the final manufactured product to the consumers. Industrialization revolutionized living standards, both positively and negatively. The rapid growth of production industries and the reduced cost of production have led to the prosperity of some of the richest families in history. Industrialization has also led to the creation of a blue-collar working class. In newly industrialized nations, these workers, skilled only in their chosen trade, are often underpaid and forced to endure abominable working conditions.

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