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Raises all your troops to Veteran if they are not already.
—In-game description

Westernization is a technology in Age of Empires III that is unique to the Russians and can be researched at the Church once the Fortress Age is reached and the Reformist Tsar Home City Card has been sent. Once researched, Streltsy, Rekruts*, Poruchiks*, Cossacks, and Grenadiers are upgraded to the Veteran level (if they otherwise are not yet). Petrine Reforms is the further upgrade of this technology.

Strategy[]

Westernization effectively allows the Russian player to save 600 wood, 600 coin. When using a diverse range of units, it can be useful to research this technology as soon as possible to get the most out of Russian units. It is also required for the further Petrine Reforms all-Guard upgrade.

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Unique religious technologies in Age of Empires III
Flag BritishDE BritishThin Red Line · The Black Watch · Roger's Rangers · Queen's Rangers
Flag DutchDE DutchCoffee Trade · Red Lancers · Blue Guards
Flag FrenchDE FrenchCode Napoleon · Young Guard · Middle Guard · Old Guard
Flag GermanDE GermansTilly's Discipline · Wallenstein's Contracts · Zweihänder
Flag OttomanDE OttomansNew Order Infantry · Topçu Corps · Kapikulu Corps · Tufanci Corps*
Flag PortugueseDE PortugueseEncomienda Manor · Ordenança · Order of the Tower and the Sword · Besteiros*
Flag RussianDE RussiansWesternization · St. Petersburg Dragoons · Petrine Reforms · Lifeguard Jaegers
Flag SpanishDE SpanishCorselet · Royal Halberdiers · Wild Geese · Walloon Guards
Flag SwedishDE SwedesPush of Pike · Savolax Jaegers · Gustavian Guards
Flag American act3 aoe3de United States^Pennsylvania Pound · 1st Pennsylvania Rifles · Pennsylvania Cavalry
Flag MexicanDE MexicansFirst Guarantee · Second Guarantee · Third Guarantee
Flag ItalianDE ItaliansCarabinieri · Risorgimento · Papacy
Flag MalteseDE MalteseTeutonic Knights · Crusader Knights · Knights of the Hospital
Campaign-only and Historical Battle-only civilizations
Flag John Black's Mercenaries DE John Black's MercenariesIndian Friendship · Customized Merc Weapons
Flag Maltese Cross Knights of St. JohnCorselet · Tax Burden · High Crusade
Flag American act3 aoe3de United StatesGrand Encampment · American Patriots
^ United States requires the "Philadelphia Convention" Federal Card to unlock unique religious technologies
* Before the Definitive Edition
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