- "Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand a mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning."
- –Emma Lazarus
The Statue of Liberty is useful for empires that desire late-game expansion into lands near a rival. By building it in a city on a foreign continent (perhaps by expending Isidore of Miletus, Filippo Brunelleschi, or Gustave Eiffel) and using the two Settlers it provides to found cities nearby, its owner will have three cities that will never be lost to anything short of military conquest and can potentially be a good staging point for an invasion.
Civilopedia entry Edit
Perhaps nothing is more iconic to America than the giant green woman standing in New York Harbor. Professor Edouard de Laboulaye and sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi didn’t hold back when creating the towering copper statue. It took twenty-one years for Laboulaye’s vision of Lady Liberty to come to life. Though ten years too late for America’s centennial, the people didn’t mind the delay—any present that arrives in 214 boxes must be a fantastic gift.
Even before its final assembly in 1886, it earned the nickname “the New Colossus” thanks to poet Emma Lazarus. The statue quickly became a symbol of freedom and hope; her beacon acting as a lighthouse for the tired and poor, beckoning people to the shores of the United States with the promise of shelter and a new beginning.