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Caste System is a labor civic in Civilization IV.

Strategy[]

Caste System allows you to assign unlimited artist, scientist, and merchant specialists in your cities. This notably does not include Engineers and Priests, the specialists add hammers to city production. These still require their prerequisite buildings.

In Beyond the Sword, the civic is buffed by an additional effect giving +1 Hammer (Civ4).png from worked Workshops.

Civilopedia entry[]

The caste system is one where one's parentage determines one's place in society. If your parents are street-cleaners, then so are you. If your parents are merchants, that's what you are. If your parents are nobility, then you are as well. Your status is determined at birth, and there's nothing you can do to better it. One may advance within one's caste, but that's as far as it goes. Marriages between castes are taboo.

There is little advantage to the caste system, except to the people whose parents are on the top of the heap. Merit and initiative are useless: if the most intelligent and wise person in the culture happens to be born a street-cleaner, then he'll be an intelligent and wise street-cleaner. He'll never have a chance to become a priest, philosopher, or leader.

Civilization IV Civics [edit]
Government Despotism Hereditary Rule Police State Representation Universal Suffrage
Legal Barbarism Bureaucracy Free Speech Nationhood Vassalage
Labor Caste System Emancipation Serfdom Slavery Tribalism
Economy Decentralization Environmentalism Free Market Mercantilism State Property
Religion Free Religion Organized Religion Pacifism Paganism Theocracy
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