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Doctrine: Initiative
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Short quote Complete naval supremacy requires new equipment and tactics
Rank Explore 4
Requisites Doctrine: Flexibility
Industrial Automation
Leads to Nanometallurgy
Homo Superior
Base Facilities Naval Yard
Secret Projects The Maritime Control Center
Unit Advances Cruiser
Amphibious Pods

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"A ship at sea is its own world. To be the captain of a ship is to be the unquestionable ruler of that world and requires all of the leadership skills of a prince or minister."
– Col. Corazon Santiago, "Leadership and the Sea"

The slow moving foils and transports developed under Doctrine: Flexibility provided an adequate early naval force. However, materials and manufacturing advances resulting from Industrial Automation make possible new classes of powerful ships developed as part of Doctrine: Initiative, which stresses the importance of global naval superiority.