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Lightning Warfare is a Level 2 Autocracy tenet in Civilization V: Brave New World.

Game InfoEdit

+3 20xMovement5 Movement for Great Generals. Armor units gain +15% attack, +1 20xMovement5 Movement and ignore enemy ZOC.

Historical InfoEdit

Lightning Warfare, better known by the German term blitzkrieg, is a strategy that concentrates motorized forces to create a high-speed breakthrough of an enemy's lines. Using combined arms and tactical air power, Lightning Warfare seeks to keep an enemy off-balance, penetrating deep into the rear and attacking units flanking the breakthrough. Pioneered by Heinz Guderian and perfected by Erich von Manstein and Erwin Rommel, so effective was the blitzkrieg in Poland, France and Russia that the Soviet Union and Western Allies adopted it to ultimately defeat Nazi Germany.

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