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Renaissance Military advance (Civ2).png Gunpowder is an Advance in Civilization II. Discovering Gunpowder will make existing barracks obsolete and all existing barracks will be sold.

Discovering Gunpowder will make existing barracks obsolete. The game will automatically sell existing barracks, and the player can rebuild new Barracks. This also happens after the discovery of Mobile Warfare.

Civilopedia entry[]

Gunpowder is a chemical mixture of saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal. When ignited, it burns rapidly and explodes if contained to any degree. Gunpowder is believed to have been developed by the Chinese, who used it in fireworkds as early as the 9th century, but it did not rach Europe until the 14th century. Europeans immediately saw the potential of this substance, and manufactured it for use in weapons as early as 1334. The discovery of gunpowder led to the invention of firearms, such as the muskey which led to the replacement of archers in most armis of the world by the late 1500s. Gunpowder marked one of the major technological turning points in military history, significantly changing the way wars were fought.

Tech Tree[]

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Civilization II Advances
Ancient

AlphabetBridge BuildingBronze WorkingCeremonial BurialCode of LawsConstructionCurrencyEngineeringFeudalismHorseback RidingIron WorkingLiteracyMap MakingMasonryMathematicsMonarchyMysticismPolytheismPotteryRepublicSeafaringTradeWarrior CodeWheelWriting

Renaissance

AstronomyBankingChemistryChivalryGunpowderInventionLeadershipMagnetismMedicineMetallurgyMonotheismNavigationPhilosophyPhysicsTheologyTheory of GravityUniversity

Industrial

Atomic TheoryCombustionCommunismConscriptionCorporationDemocracyEconomicsElectricityExplosivesFlightFundamentalismIndustrializationMachine ToolsRailroadRefiningSanitationSteam EngineSteelTactics

Modern

Advanced FlightAmphibious WarfareAutomobileCombined ArmsComputersElectronicsEnvironmentalismEspionageFusion PowerFuture TechnologyGenetic EngineeringGuerrilla WarfareLabor UnionLaserMass ProductionMiniaturizationMobile WarfareNuclear FissionNuclear PowerPlasticsRadioRecyclingRefrigerationRoboticsRocketrySpace FlightStealthSuperconductor

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