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The Industrial Age is the fourth Age in Age of Empires III, following the Fortress Age. It is characterized by the Industrial Revolution which took place during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Industrial Revolution was a massive economic, social, and technological change facilitated by the introduction of steam power and the use of automated machinery in manufacturing.

In addition, the Industrial Age sees the growth and the rise of militaristic and economic developments. At this point in the game, most players are able to produce large armies of military units and are also able to fortify themselves more effectively. Prior to advancing, the player will have the option to select one out of the two available politicians, each providing different rewards. The Industrial Age is followed by the Imperial Age and in The WarChiefs expansion, an option for European civilizations to Revolt instead.

Available politicians Edit

Advancement to the next Age requires the selection of a politician to advance with, different civilizations will have different politicians available depending on Home City level and civilization:

Politician Bonuses
The Cavalry Marshal
The Cavalry Marshal
Ships 9 Ruyters (Dutch)/3 Cuirassiers (French)/6 Uhlans (Germans)/5 Hussars (Ottomans)/6 Cossacks (Russians)/5 Lancers (Spanish)
The Engineer
The Engineer
Ships 2 Falconets (2 Organ Guns for the Portuguese)
The Grand Vizier
The Grand Vizier
Ships 3 Spahi
The King's Musketeer
The King's Musketeer
Ships 10 Musketeers (8 Skirmishers for the Dutch)
The Tycoon
The Tycoon
Ships 1,000 coin
The Viceroy
The Viceroy
Ships 4 Settlers and 3 Grenadiers (5 Ruyters for the Dutch, 3 Uhlans for the Germans, 3 Dragoons for the Portuguese)
The War Minister
The War Minister
Ships 7 Oprichniki (Russians)/10 Rodeleros (Spanish)

Units and buildings available Edit

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