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Age research

"As you put on fresh new clothes and take off those you've worn,
You'll replace your body with a fresh one, newly born."
Bhagavad-Gita (Cap II)
RESEARCH LEVEL NAME GRANTS ACCESS TO

1
EIC

Colonial Era

"The State of Virtue is a state of war." —Rousseau

  • Basic post-mediaeval technological level

2
Com1

Mercantile Era

(Mercantile Governance)

"What power has law where only money rules?" —Titus Petronius, Classical Roman author

  • Upgrades your civilisation to the Mercantile Era
  • Unlocks
    • WorkmenRel1 at University;
    • Sci-1-generic at Castle;
    • MinersFriendThm Ore at Foundry
  • Access to the Sirdars' Divan

3
Imp

Imperial Era

(Reform Movement)

"Let everything be remade on simple lines. There is only one people, there is only one people!"
—Henri Barbusse, 20th century French author and soldier

  • Upgrades your civilisation to the Imperial Era
  • Unlocks
  • Access to Presidium for Latin American civs
  • Reveals Ol OilTh 938653731 athena3s44 123 373lo Coal and Th 877304686 temp633 123 235lo Chromite

4
Ios

Industrial Era

(Industrialisation)

"A man ain't nothin' but a man, / And before I'll let your steam drill beat me down, / I'll die with the hammer in my hand." —Anonymous: The Ballad of John Henry, the Steel-Drivin' Man

  • Upgrades your civilisation to the Industrial Era
  • Unlocks
    • Bessemer Ore at Foundry;
    • Germs at University 
  • Maximum level for non-modern units reached
  • Access to Military-Industrial Complex and National Bank
  • Reveals to Rubber, Uranium and Aluminum

5
Com2

Mechanisation Era

(Modernisation)

"In the machine man abolishes his own formal activity and makes it work for him. But this deception, which he perpetrates upon nature takes vengeance on him." —Hegel

  • Upgrades your civilisation to the Mechanisation Era
  • Unlocks:
    • Aer1 MilitaerwissenschaftBallist Militaerwissenschaft from Military-Industrial Complex
    • Existent from House of Worship
    • Estatesduroi Saycheese rpg 1 or Breastfeed Saycheese rpg 1 from Civic Centre
  • Access to Oil Well

Commerce research

"The great end of all human industry, is the attainment of happiness." — David Hume

Commerce research Pecunia will cost you Timber and Knowledge at the Library. When you complete Commerce research, your Commerce Cap goes up for all Resources you gather: Food, Timber, Metal, and Wealth. You can gather more of them only up to the Commerce Cap; surpass the cap and any excess is simply lost to you. Commerce research along with Civics research is also required to gain access to a variety of military units as well.

RESEARCH LEVEL NAME GRANTS ACCESS TO

1
Com1.pn

Canal Networks

"Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered." —William Shakespeare, Cymbeline (Act 4 scene iii)

2
Com2

Pacioli System

"Some falsified printed accounts, artfully cooked up, on purpose to mislead and deceive."
—Tobias Smollett, 18th century Scottish author

  • Trading resources at market
  • increased caravan limit
  • increased commerce cap for all resources.

3
Com5

Economic Theory

"A penny saved is a penny to squander."
—Ambrose Bierce, 20th century American satirist

  • increased caravan limit
  • increased commerce cap for all resources
  • access to the National Bank

4
Bios

Steam Power

"When they touch, is it the water which hisses and roars, or is it the fire?"
—Henri Barbusse, 20th century French author and soldier

  • increased caravan limit
  • increased commerce cap for all resources.

5
Tax1

Corporate Law

"The “holding system” not only serves enormously to increase the power of the monopolists; but also enables them to resort with impunity to all sorts of shady and dirty tricks." —Lenin

  • increased caravan limit
  • increased commerce cap for all resources
  • trade with allies and non-belligerent factions
  • Medium-level mercenary units from Outpost in [2], with Military Level 2 (Mercenaries) researched.

6
Com6

Assembly Line

"Man is an automaton — well fed, well clad, but without any ultimate concern for that which is his peculiarly human quality and function."
—Erich Fromm, 20th century Germano-American psychologist

  • increased caravan limit
  • increased commerce cap for all resources

7
Com7.pn

Protectionism

"In the restraints upon the importation of all foreign commodities, the interest of the home consumer is evidently sacrificed to that of the producer." —Adam Smith

  • increased caravan limit
  • increased commerce cap for all resources.

Science research

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." — Arthur C Clarke

Science research Scientia increases line of sight for many of your units (including buildings), makes new Resource technologies available so you can increase gather rate, permits construction of new types of buildings, and decreases the cost of all other technology research incrementally.

RESEARCH LEVEL NAME GRANTS ACCESS TO

1
Sci1

Archaeology

"If thou canst, seek an opening into the earth and bring them a sign!" —the Qur'an (6:35)

  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS
  • Transport of land units by sea
  • House of worship.

2
Sci II

Calculus

"I see nothing but scientific extravagance in all these calculations."
—Frederick "Alte Fritz" II of Prussia, letter to Voltaire

  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS

3
Thermod

Thermodynamics

"Heat is not a substance."
—James Clerk Maxwell, 19th century Scottish physicist

  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS
  • Unlocks Foundry

4
Sm nostg09

Positivism

"Man is conscious of himself. His ego is nearer to his heart than to his feet."
—Al-Ghazali, mediaeval Iranian Muslim scholar and religious polemicist

  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS

5
Sci4

Evolutionary Theory

"Once you were apes, yet even now man is more of an ape than any of the apes."  —Nietzsche

  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS

6
Prism

Physics

"To understand is hard. But once one understands, then action is easy."
—Dr Sun Yat-Sen, first president of the Republic of China

  • Access to oil well with Mechanisation
  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS
  • High-level upgrades for granary, sawmill, and foundry
  • Map fully explored.

7
Sci7

Electricity

"One can prophesy with a Daniel's confidence that skilled electricians will settle the battles of the near future." —Nikola Tesla

  • Research cost cheaper and research speed improved by 10%
  • Increased LOS.
  • Access to the Military-Industrial Complex

Civics research

"My subjects are rats in a basket. If I do not keep shaking the basket, they will gnaw their way through."
—Moulay Ismail the Warrior, 17th century sultan of Morocco

Civics research Civitas allows you to build one new city with each completed round, and increases your national borders. If your borders abut other nations' borders, then you'll gain strength in the pushing match. If you don't touch territories yet, the diameter of space around your Cities simply expands. Civics research is also vital for...

RESEARCH LEVEL NAME GRANTS ACCESS TO

1
Commodus

Authority

"Look at me! I have 400 million people dependent on my judgment!" —Empress Dowager Cixi of China

  • increased city limit
  • increased borders
  • access to the Palace Complex

2
Burro

Political Parties

"I decline utterly to be impartial as between the fire brigade and the fire." —Winston Churchill

  • increased city limit
  • increased borders
  • low-level religious and taxation research at house of worship.

3
Gavel.png

Utilitarianism

"Ye seek for happiness—alas, the day!"
—Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • increased city limit
  • increased borders
  • Access to Mansabdar Divan, Granary and Sawmill

4
Jurisdiction.png

Constitution

"How can you govern a country which has two hundred and forty-six varieties of cheese?" —Charles de Gaulle, 20th century French statesman

  • increased city limit
  • increased borders
  • medium-level attrition research at Tower.

5
Sovrain

Federalism

"We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately." —Ben Franklin

  • increased city limit
  • increased borders

6
Polit

Great Power

"Empire is the art of putting men in their place." —Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, French statesman

  • [5] mercenaries and militia
  • high-level taxation research at house of worship?
  • high-level atrition research at tower?
  • increased city limit
  • increased borders.

7
Droitdivin

Rights of Man

"The very first birthright of a people is national dignity." —Camilio Benso di Cavour, 19th century Italian statesman

Military research

"Ultima ratio regum." — Motto on French cannon cast by Louis XIV

Completing Military research Militiae increases your population cap and also allows you to start upgrading your units at your military structures. Additionally, the cost of units and unit upgrades is lowered with each successive level researched.

RESEARCH LEVEL NAME GRANTS ACCESS TO

1
Feudals

Supply Reform

"See to it that your walls are builded high, and your stores are stocked with rations." —Zhu Sheng, 14th century Chinese stateman

  • Officers' Quarters
  • required to erect Stockades,
  • Required for Logistics

2
Mercs

National Academy

"I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy."
—John Adams, 18th century American statesman and revolutionary

  • Most units in [2]

3
Sovrain.png

Signalatory Corps

"What guns, sir? Where and what to do?"
—George Bingham, Lord of Lucan, at Balaclava

4
Standingarmy

Levee en Masse

"Dear to friends and food for powder / soldiers marching on to die." —Alfred Edward Housman, On the Idle hill of Summer

  • Most units for [4]

5

Natdef

National Defence

"It is a sweet and pleasant thing..." —Horace, Roman poet

  • Access to the Military-Industrial Complex

6
Infiltration

Infiltration Assault Doctrine

"March slowly, attack at dawn and eat up the red soldiers." 
—Cetshwayo kaMpande, Zulu king

  • [3] light and heavy naval units
  • Centralisation at Nobles' Court (for Caravela Redonda; Sao Gabriel-class carrack; [3] mainstream barracks and stable, excluding other UUs)
  • All [3] unique units (mostly)

7
Lin

Deep Operations Theory

"We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist." —Queen Victoria

  • Modern units - biplanes, tanks, armour

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