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Some Historic Moments on Korea's timeline

Historic Moments are a feature added to Civilization VI in the Rise and Fall expansion pack, closely correlated with timelines and the Ages system. They represent historically significant game events whose main function is to help your civilization advance towards a Golden Age.

Mechanics[]

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Historic Moments happen automatically as you play; indeed, there is absolutely nothing you have to do apart from playing and you will see regularly Historic Moments happening. Of course, it is of immense help if you know exactly what game events trigger Historic Moments and work towards them, much as you would work towards earning a particular Eureka Eureka.

Each Historic Moment is added to your Timeline, so that it will be remembered by future generations (and so that you can review it later, if you feel so inclined). But much more importantly, each Moment earns you one or more points towards your Era Score, and this might lead your civilization into a Golden Age.

The exact number of points earned by a Historic Moment varies wildly, and sometimes the same Moment happening in a different World Era might earn different number of points, or none at all (as is the case with clearing a Barbarian outpost). There are also some particular events which may trigger Historic Moments every time they happen. For example, you will earn 1 Era Score each time you excavate an Artifact Artifact or research a technology from the next era. Below you will find a complete list of Historic Moments, and how many points they earn.

There is also a special Wonder, the Taj Mahal, that affects Era Score earned by Historic Moments.

List of Historic Moments[]

Moment Description Subtitle Era Score Min. Era Max. Era
Final Foreign City Taken You have taken control of a civilization's last remaining city. {TargetCivName} will not stand the test of time. 5
World's First to Meet All Civilizations You are the first to meet all living civilizations in the world. We met the people of {TargetCivName}, and became the first to meet all the civilizations of the world. 5
First Trading Posts in All Civilizations You are the first in the world to establish a Trading Post Trading Post in all civilizations. Merchants and bankers cheer as we open our Trading Post in {CityName}. We are the first to trade in every civilization in the world! 5
World's First Flight You own the world's first flying unit! People rejoice at the new possibilities this entails. Humanity realized its dream of flight for the first time, as the {UnitType} of {CivName} took to the skies. 5
World's First Circumnavigation Your civilization is the first to reveal a tile in every vertical line of the map. This forms a path around the world, even if the path does not end where it began. {CivName} completes the world's first circumnavigation! 5
World's First Religion to Adopt All Beliefs Your Religion is the first in the world to add its final Belief and become complete. The arguments of the theologians of {ReligionName} fill great books, and it becomes the first Religion to clarify its Beliefs. 4
Unique Building Constructed You have completed this unique building for the first time. Our people take pride in the {BuildingType}, which reflects our values and priorities. 4
World Wonder Completed A world wonder is completed, showing our grandeur over other civilizations. Standing in the {WonderType}, the citizens of {CityName} are filled with awe. 4
Rival Holy City Converted The Holy City of another Religion has converted to our Religion. {CityName} was once the cradle of {OldReligionName}, but now the faithful flock to the temples of {ReligionName}. 4
Foreign Capital Taken[1] You have taken control of a foreign power's original capital city. {CityName}, the former capital of {CivName}, is now part of our civilization! 4
Unique District Completed You have completed this unique district for the first time. The {DistrictType} was no accident, but the result of the unique genius of our people. 4
Emergency Successfully Defended As the target, you have succeeded in fighting off an Emergency against you. The armies of jealous civilizations fail to stop our people! The {EmergencyType} dissolves in recrimination and blame. 4
First Discovery of a New Continent Our civilization's explorers are the first in the world to find this continent. Explorers of {CivName} are the first from a major civilization to set foot on the continent of {ContinentName}! 4
Unique Tile Improvement Built Your Builders have constructed this unique tile improvement for the first time. Truly, this {ImprovementType} represents our civilization's spirit and defines the landscape of our empire. 4
World's First National Park You have founded the world's first National Park. The world’s first National Park proves what a few far-sighted conservationists knew to be true: We must protect the natural beauty of {CivName} for future generations. 4
World's First Martian Colony Established You are the first in the world to establish a colony on Mars. 4
World's First Landing on the Moon You are the first in the world to land on the moon. That's one small step for a man, and one giant leap for mankind, all thanks to our civilization. 4
World's First Satellite in Orbit You launched the world's first satellite into orbit. Beep...beep...beep...beep... 4
Unique Unit Marches You have trained this unique unit for the first time, giving you an edge on the battlefield. Who but {CivName} could create the {UnitType}? And who can possibly resist it? 4
World's First Exoplanet Expedition Launched GS-Only.png You are the first in the world to launch an expedition to a distant planet. The spaceship from {CivName} glides from the earth's gravity, on its way to settle a distant world, crowded with people, supplies, and hope. 4
World's First Shipwreck Excavated Your archaeologists have completed the world's first excavation of a shipwreck. The world’s first expedition in marine archeology produces the {GreatWorkName}, and shows that the sea cannot hide the secrets of history any longer! 3
Threatening Camp Destroyed A hostile barbarian camp within 6 tiles of one of your cities was destroyed by a unit. The danger on the doorstep of {CityName} has been defeated! The barbarians are driven away. 3 Ancient Medieval
Religion Adopts All Beliefs Your Religion has added its final Belief and is now complete. Theologians clarify the tenets of {ReligionName} and its Beliefs. 3
First Aerodrome Fully Developed You have completed every building in an Aerodrome district for the first time. Pilots consider making a landing at the Aerodrome in {CityName} to be a rite of passage. The oldest ones remember when it was just a farm field and a couple of temporary hangars. 3
First Encampment Fully Developed You have completed every building in an Encampment district for the first time. Soldiers march by in formation, calling cadence: I don’t know but I been told/Life in {CityName} gets real old. 3
First Entertainment Complex Fully Developed You have completed every building in an Entertainment Complex district for the first time. In {CivName}, the expression “spend the afternoon in {CityName}” means “to have a wonderful time.” 3
First Water Park Fully Developed You have completed every building in a Water Park district for the first time. They say that the best way to visit {CityName} is on a summer day, as the sun sets and the lights of the Water Park come alight, watching the crowd on the boardwalk. 3
Old World Wonder Completed A World Wonder is completed. Even though it belongs to a bygone era, it will still show our grandeur over other civilizations. Standing in the {Wonder}, the citizens of {CityName} remember their glorious past. 3
World's Largest Civilization Your civilization has become the largest in the world, with at least 3 more cities than its next biggest rival. {CityName} is the latest city in our sprawling empire, and other civilizations look on in awe. 3
City of Awe A city is placed within 2 tiles of a natural wonder. The inspirational sight of {NaturalWonder} fills the citizens of our new city of {CityName} with joy. 3
Enemy City Adopts Our Religion An enemy city, despite being at war, has seen the light and adopted our Religion. 3
Splendid Campus Completed[2] You have completed your civilization's first Campus with a starting adjacency bonus of 3 Science Science or higher. Walking the quads and lingering outside classrooms of the Campus near {CityName}, you can hear scholars debate the ideas that will change the world. 3
Splendid Commercial Hub Completed[3] You have completed your civilization's first Commercial Hub with a starting adjacency bonus of 4 Gold Gold or higher. They say that people are drawn to the Commercial Hub of {CityName} just for the excitement of buying and selling in the market. But the money is pretty good, too. 3
Splendid Harbor Completed[4] You have completed your civilization's first Harbor with a starting adjacency bonus of 4 Gold Gold or higher. Sailors and stevedores shout and sing shanties all along the bustling wharfs in the Harbor of {CityName}. 3
Splendid Holy Site Completed[5] You have completed your civilization's first Holy Site with a starting adjacency bonus of 3 Faith Faith or higher. Chimes and chanting, incense and icon, the Holy Site of {CityName} brings worshippers and pilgrims into contemplation of the higher matters. 3
Splendid Industrial Zone Completed[6] You have completed your civilization's first Industrial Zone with a starting adjacency bonus of 4 Production Production or higher. Whistles indicate the start of a new shift, and workers from {CityName} stream into the Industrial Zone, ready to put in a good day's work. 3
Splendid Theater Square Completed[7] You have completed your civilization's first Theater Square with a starting adjacency bonus of 3 Culture Culture or higher. Delightful songs, inspiring words. The artists, poets, and playwrights of {CityName} all stroll the streets of our Theater Square. 3
World's First Neighborhood[8] You have completed the world's first Neighborhood district. The citizens of {CityName} are the first in the world to discover that the only thing better than living in {CityName} is living in a slightly cleaner place outside of it. 3 Industrial
Emergency Completed Successfully As a member, you have succeeded in an Emergency. The {EmergencyType} with {TargetCivName} is over, and we emerge triumphant. But what will the future hold? 3 Industrial
First Discovery of a Natural Wonder Our civilization's explorers are the first in the world to behold this natural wonder. Explorers of {CivName} are the first from a major civilization to set eyes on {NaturalWonder}! 3
First Tier 1 Government in World Your civilization is the first to adopt a Tier 1 Government in the world. The people of {CivName} adopt a government of {GovernmentType}, the great synthesis of their political philosophy. 3 Classical
First Tier 2 Government in World Your civilization is the first to adopt a Tier 2 Government in the world. The old ways were good, but time has shown their weakness. The people of {CivName} find new strength with their adoption of {GovernmentType}. 3 Medieval
First Tier 3 Government in World Your civilization is the first to adopt a Tier 3 Government in the world. Centuries of political philosophy reach their ultimate expression, as {CivName} chooses {GovernmentType} as its new government for the future. 3 Modern
Great Person Lured by Faith A Great Person Great Person has traveled to our lands to share unique talents, thanks to our use of Faith Faith to make up more than half their recruitment cost. The prayers of the faithful are answered! {GreatPersonName} appears to change the destiny of {CivName} 3
Great Person Lured by Gold A Great Person Great Person has traveled to our lands to share unique talents, thanks to our generous stipend of Gold Gold. No expense was spared in bringing {GreatPersonName} to {CivName}, where they begin their work. 3
World's First Seaside Resort You have completed the world's first Seaside Resort tile improvement. The laughter of families and the sighs of lovers fill the air as the world’s first Seaside Resort opens in {CityName} of {CivName}. 3
National Park Founded You have founded a National Park. Our civilization’s citizens flock to the newest National Park and reconnect to the natural world. 3
Met All Civilizations You have met all living civilizations in the world. Having finally met the people of {TargetCivName}, we have a funny feeling that there are no remaining civilizations out there. 3
World's First Religion Your people are the first to form a Religion, bringing light to the world at large! It is said that when {GreatProphetName} founded {ReligionName}, the world's first Religion, the sun broke through the clouds, and a sweet scent filled the air. 3
Trading Posts in All Civilizations You have established a Trading Post Trading Post in all civilizations. Our web of trade spans the world after the opening of the Trading Post in {CityName}. 3
Taking Flight You own your first flying unit. People rejoice at the new possibilities this entails. The {UnitType} of {CivName} went up, and did not immediately come down, to great rejoicing. 3
World's First Seafaring You own the world's first seafaring unit! A world of possibility awaits on the horizon. Yearning for new adventures, the {UnitType} from {CivName} is the first in the world to roam the seas. 3
Enemy Veteran Defeated One of your units defeated an enemy unit with at least 2 more promotions than it. Our {UnitType} has captured the battle standards of a veteran enemy! 3
World Circumnavigated Your civilization has revealed a tile in every vertical line of the map. This forms a path around the world, even if the path does not end where it began. Following where few have gone before, {CivName} circumnavigates the world. 3
First Resource consumed for Power in World GS-Only.png Your civilization is the first in the world to consume a resource to generate Power for its cities. Rising smoke! Humming machinery! The power of nature has been harnessed by {CivName} in the cause of power and progress! 3
First Tier 4 Government in World GS-Only.png Your civilization is the first to adopt a Tier 4 Government in the world. The bold people of {CivName} have developed a new political system of {GovernmentType}, inaugurating a new era of governance! 3 Information
First Mountain Tunnel in World GS-Only.png Your civilization is the first to build a Mountain Tunnel in the world. Mountains are no obstacle for the people of {CivName}, for they are the first in the world to build a tunnel through them. 3
First Green Improvement in World GS-Only.png Your civilization is the first to build a tile improvement dedicated to providing renewable Power Power in the world. As the citizens of {CivName} cheer the opening of their new {ImprovementType} near {CityName}, the sun breaks free from the clouds. Already the skies seem cleaner! 3
First Railroad Connection in World GS-Only.png Your civilization is the first to build a Railroad to connect two of its cities in the world. A hammer drives home a golden spike, a crowd cheers, for the people of {CivName} have completed the world's first railroad between {CityName} and {OtherCityName}! 3
First Rock Band Concert in World GS-Only.png Your civilization is the first to perform a Rock Band concert in the world. The huge crowd cheers as the band from {CivName} take the stage in a concert that will define an age. 3
First Industry in the World[9] The first Industry in the world has been created. 3
First Corporation in the World[9] Money made conceptual flesh - the world sees the establishment of its first Corporation! Time to take out the competition. 3
First Luxury Resource Monopoly in the World[9] You are the first civilization in the history of the world to control a monopoly over a luxury resource! 3
First Shipwreck Excavated Your archaeologists have excavated their first shipwreck. Encrusted with barnacles, but still recognizable, the {GreatWorkName} proves marine archeology can link us with the past. 2
Barbarian Camp Destroyed A hostile barbarian camp was leveled to the ground by a unit, spreading peace through the area. Our forces clear a barbarian camp, and a threat to our growing civilization is vanquished. 2 Ancient Medieval
City on New Continent A city is placed on a continent you have not yet settled. {CityName} becomes the first settlement on {ContinentName}! 2
World's First Gigantic City A city has reached 25 Citizen Population for the first time in the world. Bustling and cosmopolitan, {CityName} never sleeps, but the stories of its citizens weave together into a magnificent shared waking dream. 2
World's First Enormous City A city has reached 20 Citizen Population for the first time in the world. They say you haven't lived until you've seen the crowds in {CityName} walking its boulevards and avenues, and taken in the spectacle of humanity's largest city. 2
World's First Large City A city has reached 15 Citizen Population for the first time in the world. The residents of {CityName} brag of living in the world's largest, most sophisticated city. 2
World's First Bustling City A city has reached 10 Citizen Population for the first time in the world. Visitors speak in awe of {CityName}, the largest city in the world. How do so many people live together in peace? 2 Industrial
Free City Joins A Free City has decided to pledge its loyalty to us, joining our empire. The citizens of {CityName} feel an affinity with us, and willingly enter our civilization. 2
City Returns to Original Owner A city has returned to its original owner. {CityName} returns to {CivName} once more! 2
World's First Civic of New Era You have completed the world's first civic from a new era of discovery. Our expression of {Civic} will define humanity's future in the {EraType}! 2
First Neighborhood Completed[8] You have completed your civilization's first Neighborhood district. The citizens of {CityName} are the first to discover that the only thing better than living in {CityName} is living in a slightly cleaner place outside of it. 2
World's First Armada The world's very first Armada is formed, under your command. The immense power of the world's first Armada is ready to take to the high seas at our command! 2
World's First Army The world's very first Army is formed, under your command. The world has never seen the likes of an Army such as that of our {UnitType}! Our power is unmatched. 2 Modern
World's First Corps The world's very first Corps is formed, under your command. Our staff officers report that the world's first Corps is ready for action! 2 Industrial
World's First Fleet The world's very first Fleet is formed, under your command. The assembled captains all report their ships ready to weigh anchor, as the world's first Fleet is ready for action! 2
First Tier 1 Government Your civilization adopts its first Tier 1 Government. {CivName} adopts government by {GovernmentType}, leading to a new political age for the citizens. 2 Classical
First Tier 2 Government Your civilization adopts its first Tier 2 Government. Ancient traditions of governance evolve, and {ActingPlayerLeaderName} chooses {GovernmentType} as its new way to rule. 2 Medieval
First Tier 3 Government Your civilization adopts its first Tier 3 Government. The honorable traditions of the past will still form part of the new government of {GovernmentType} that {CivName} has chosen. 2 Modern
First Seaside Resort You have completed your first Seaside Resort tile improvement. Our first Seaside Resort opens in {CityName}, to the delight of all our people, except for one small child whose snack has been carried away by a seagull. 2
World's First Inquisition Your Religion launches the world's first inquisition. {ReligionName} is the first Religion to begin an Inquisition to root out heresies. 2
World's First Pantheon Your people are the first in the world to adopt Belief in a Pantheon. The first prophet has a flash of insight beneath a starry sky, and bows in thanksgiving to unseen gods. 2 Classical
City-State's First Suzerain You have become the first Suzerain of this city-state. The rulers of {CityStateName} bow to {CivName}, who became their first Suzerain in the world. 2 Classical
Levied Army Stands Down Your use of Envoy Envoys has convinced this city-state's levied army to stand down. {TargetCivName} learns that politics is also a battlefield, as {CivName} overturns their Suzerain status in {CityStateName}. 2
Enemy City-State Pacified Your use of Envoy Envoys has toppled a hostile city-state's Suzerain, convincing it to end hostilities with you. Previous mercenary contracts are subject to renegotiation, when {CivName} overturns the old Suzerain of {CityStateName}. 2
City-State Army Levied Near Enemy You have levied the military forces of a city-state within striking distance of an enemy civilization. A new front opens in the war between {TargetCivName} and {CivName}, as control of {CityStateName} changes on the borders. 2
Manhattan Project Completed Your scientists completed the Manhattan Project. The terrible power of the atom is at our control now that we have completed the Manhattan Project. 2
Martian Colony Established You have established a colony on Mars. 2
Landed on the Moon You send a successful mission to land on the moon. Your scientists confirm what others have reported: The moon is very dusty. 2
Operation Ivy Completed Your scientists completed Operation Ivy. A nondescript folder contains the report of Operation Ivy's success. But what will contain the power of our new weapons? 2
Satellite Launched Into Orbit You launched your civilization's first satellite into orbit. At night our citizens point at a new star tracking across the sky - our first Satellite! 2
Religion Founded A Great Prophet founds a Religion, bringing light to your people. {ReligionName} is the true path of salvation! Please ignore all those other ones! 2
First Master Spy Earned For the first time, one of your Spies has reached its maximum promotion level. In a secret underground room, you thank {SpyName} for a successful career of service before the next mission begins. 2
World's First Technology of New Era You have completed the world's first technology from a new era of discovery. The discovery of {Technology} by {CivName} sets the world stage for future discoveries in the {PlayerEraType}! 2
On the Waves You own your first seafaring unit. A world of possibility awaits on the horizon. The crew of the {UnitType} from {CivName} invent the sailor's yarn after their first sea voyage. 2
World's First Strategic Resource Potential Unleashed You are the world's first civilization to own a unit using this strategic resource. Before, {ResourceType} was/were merely a curiosity of scholars. Now our {UnitType} wields it/them as a weapon for the first time in the world. 2
Admiral Defeats Enemy One of your Great Admiral Great Admirals has overseen their first victorious offensive against an enemy unit. {GreatPersonName} stands on deck, spyglass to eye, as the enemy ships sink to the ocean's depths. 2
General Defeats Enemy One of your Great General Great Generals has overseen their first victorious offensive against an enemy unit. {GreatPersonName} leads the troops in parade after a stunning victory. 2
Cause for War You have utilized a Casus Belli to make war on another civilization. The world agrees that our {CasusBelli} against {TargetCivName} is well justified. 2
First Resource consumed for Power GS-Only.png Your civilization consumes a resource to generate Power Power for its cities. Surging machinery and billowing smoke mark the start of our power generation. 2
Canal Completed GS-Only.png You have completed your civilization's first Canal district. The opening of the {CityName} Canal brings renewed trade and prosperity. 2
First Tier 4 Government GS-Only.png Your civilization adopts its first Tier 4 Government. Our people continue to evolve their political system, and attempt the revolutionary new government of {GovernmentType}. 2 Information
First Mountain Tunnel GS-Only.png Your civilization builds its first Mountain Tunnel. Sit down, and let me sing you the ballad about how John Henry dug the first mountain tunnel in {CivName}. 2
First Green Improvement GS-Only.png Your civilization builds its first tile improvement dedicated to providing renewable Power Power. Now that we have built this {ImprovementType} to produce clean power, perhaps the smog of {CityName} will start to clear. 2
Diplomatic Victory Resolution Won GS-Only.png You have won the Diplomatic Victory resolution and earned Victory Points. We have earned the respect of the civilizations of the world, and even our enemies must admit this fact. 2
Exoplanet Expedition Launched GS-Only.png You have launched your civilization's expedition to a distant planet. Our expedition to a distant planet leaves orbit, as our people watch with hopeful eyes brimming with tears. 2
First Railroad Connection GS-Only.png Your civilization builds its first Railroad to connect two of your cities. The {CityName} & {OtherCityName} Railroad successfully links our cities. 2
First Rock Band Concert GS-Only.png Your civilization performs its first Rock Band concert. The world-famous band from {CivName} make their debut to a huge crowd of happy fans. 2
First Hero Claimed[10] A hero has joined our civilization for the first time! 2
First Hero Departed[10] Our first hero has completed their service to our civilization. 2
First Hero Recalled[10] We have recalled a hero to our civilization for the first time! 2
Artifact Extracted An artifact has been uncovered, giving us insight into the past. As the dirt is brushed away, the {GreatWorkName} sees the light of sun after ages. It will grace the museums of {CivName} for years to come. 1
Aggressive City Placement A city is placed within 5 tiles of another civilization's city. The bureaucrats of {CivName} are piqued by our boldness in settling {CityName} so near their own city of {OtherCityName}. 1
Desert City A city is established on difficult Desert terrain, expanding your reach into the wilds. Visitors complain about the heat of {CityName}, but at least it's a dry heat. 1
Snow City A city is established on difficult Snow terrain, expanding your reach into the wilds. The citizens of {CityName} have a hundred words for "snow." 1
Tundra City A city is established on difficult Tundra terrain, expanding your reach into the wilds. The citizens of {CityName} take pride in the land's rugged beauty and their own hardiness. 1
First Gigantic City A city has reached 25 Citizen Population for the first time in your civilization. From its towers to its tenements, the citizens of {CityName} are linked by their civic pride in our civilization’s largest city. 1
First Enormous City A city has reached 20 Citizen Population for the first time in your civilization. Paradoxically, the citizens of {CityName} are both incredibly proud of their city's size, and yet never stop complaining about how crowded it has gotten. 1
First Large City A city has reached 15 Citizen Population for the first time in your civilization. {CityName} expands further, and becomes the largest city of our people. 1
First Bustling City A city has reached 10 Citizen Population for the first time in your civilization. {CityName} grows and its people take pride in the thriving metropolitan life. 1 Industrial
First Civic of New Era You have completed your civilization's first civic from a new era of discovery. Let others say what they will, but the real flourishing of {EraType} culture began with the discovery of {Civic} by {CivName}. 1
Discovery of a Natural Wonder Your civilization discovers this natural wonder for the first time. Explorers of {CivName} discover the majesty of {FeatureType}. 1
First Armada Your civilization's first Armada is formed. From the deck of the {UnitType}, one can see the ships of our first Armada stretching off into distance, each flying our civilization's flag. 1
First Army Your civilization's first Army is formed. The forces of our first Army march by in a seemingly unending procession! 1 Modern
First Corps Your civilization's first Corps is formed. Mightier than a single unit, our first Corps stands ready to protect the civilization. 1 Industrial
First Fleet Your civilization's first Fleet is formed. All hands salute the flag as our first Fleet assembles! 1
Tribal Village Contacted A Tribal Village was contacted, giving strength to our budding cities. Villagers bring gifts as they join our civilization. 1 Ancient Ancient
All Governors Appointed You have appointed all available Governor Governors, securing the prosperity of many cities. {GovernorName}, the {GovernorShortTitle}, enters your service and completes your staff of capable advisors. 1
Governor Fully Promoted You have fully promoted a Governor Governor for the first time, unlocking powerful abilities to help a city. The art of governance finds its ultimate expression in the leadership of {GovernorName}, the {GovernorShortTitle}. 1 Industrial
Great Person Recruited A Great Person Great Person has traveled to our lands to share unique talents. After deliberation, {GreatPersonName} chooses to bring their talents to {CivName}. 1
Old Great Person Recruited A Great Person Great Person has traveled to our lands. Though better suited to a past era, they will still contribute great things to our civilization. After deliberation, {GreatPersonName} chooses to bring their talents to {CivName}. 1
Inquisition Begins Your Religion launches an inquisition. The heavens rejoice as a righteous Inquisition begins to correct those who do not believe in {ReligionName}. 1
Pantheon Founded Your people adopt Belief in a Pantheon. Could this numinous moment be what those other prophets were talking about? 1 Classical
City-State Army Levied You have levied the military forces of a city-state. The control of the armies of {CityStateName} passes to {CivName} in an impressive military ceremony. 1
Met New Civilization You have made contact with a new civilization. Wary welcomes and curious stares mark the moment of our meeting with the people of {TargetCivName}. 1
Master Spy Earned One of your Spies has reached its maximum promotion level. They say that {SpyName} has contacts in every city in the world, impeccable taste in clothing, and a car that transforms into a motorboat. 1
First Technology of New Era You have completed your civilization's first technology from a new era of discovery. Many dispute the actual start of the {EraType}, but you know it was when {CivName} discovered {Technology}. 1
Trading Post Established in New Civilization You have established your first Trading Post Trading Post in this civilization, opening up access to new markets. Dusty and tired but eager to haggle, merchants open our first Trading Post in the lands of {TargetCivName}. 1
Strategic Resource Potential Unleashed You own your first unit that uses this strategic resource. Skeptics may ask: "What good is/are {ResourceType}?" But we know now that it is/they are a formidable weapon for our {UnitType}. 1
Unit Promoted with Distinction One of your units reaches its fourth level of promotion. Citizens turn out in throngs to celebrate the latest triumph of our {UnitType}! 1
First Unit Promoted with Distinction For the first time, one of your units reaches its fourth level of promotion. Of all our military forces, this {UnitType} is the most famous. None yet has achieved so many victories in war. 1
Enemy Formation Defeated One of your units defeated an enemy unit with a superior military formation. Despite being heavily outnumbered, our {UnitType} has won the day! 1
City near Floodable River GS-Only.png A city is placed within 2 tiles of a river that could flood. The citizens of {CityName} adjust to their new home, and keep a wary eye on the nearby river. 1
City near Volcano GS-Only.png A city is placed within 2 tiles of a volcano that could erupt. "We'll be fine," say the citizens of {CityName}. "All mountains smoke a little, right?" 1
First Improvement after Natural Disaster GS-Only.png Your civilization builds its first improvement on a tile that was enriched by a natural disaster. The adaptive people of {CivName} build after a natural disaster, taking advantage of the renewed land. 1
Coastal Flood Mitigated GS-Only.png Your Flood Barrier has prevented catastrophic damage from a coastal flood. The rising seas pound against the {CityName} Flood Barrier, but the city is safe. 1
River Flood Mitigated GS-Only.png Your constructed infrastructure has prevented damage from a river flood. The waters of the {RiverName} rose, but our foresight prevented flooding in the surrounding land. 1
Hero Claimed[10] A hero has joined our civilization! 1
Hero Departed[10] A hero has completed their service to our civilization. 1
Hero Recalled[10] A hero has returned to serve our civilization! 1
First Industry Created[9] Your first Industry has been created. 1
First Corporation Created[9] A Corporation has been founded. 1
First Luxury Resource Monopoly[9] You now control your first monopoly. 1
Civic completed[11] 1
Technology Researched[11] 1
Unit Promoted[11] 1
Climate Change Phase GS-Only.png CO2 emissions have increased enough to change the world's climate to a more dangerous level. The world reaches {ClimateChangeLevel}, causing dire consequences for the global environment. 0

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  1. Will not trigger if this is also the last city of that civilization; only the "Final Foreign City Taken" Historic Moment will trigger in that case.
  2. The Korean Seowon and the Mayan Observatory will not trigger this.
  3. The Malian Suguba will not trigger this.
  4. The English Royal Navy Dockyard and the Phoenician Cothon will not trigger this.
  5. The Russian Lavra will not trigger this.
  6. The German Hansa and the Gallic Oppidum will not trigger this.
  7. The Greek Acropolis will not trigger this.
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Kongolese Mbanza will not trigger this.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Monopolies and Corporations mode only
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Heroes & Legends mode only
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Dramatic Ages mode only. Technically this is not a historic moment (it does not appear on the Timeline), but it modifies your current Era Score.

Historic Moments sorted by Era importance[]

This spreadsheet contains the half-objective half-subjective estimation how important a moment in each era. You can sort the table by the specific era column in descending order to look at the most relevant moments to complete to get into the Golden Age.

Civilopedia entry[]

Historic Moments are significant events that happen throughout the history of the game, ranging from being the first to choose a new form of government, to building a Unique Unit, to discovering Natural Wonders. There are dozens of these Historic Moments through the course of the game, representing world-first and player first achievements. These moments differ through the eras. For example, clearing a Barbarian Camp in the Ancient Era is an important milestone, but clearing one in the Modern Era won't even merit acknowledgement. You can view your Historic Moments at any time in your game by clicking on the History Timeline in the upper left toolbar.

Each Historic Moment adds towards your Era Score for the era, which is the measure of whether you will rise into a Golden Age or sink into a Dark Age in the next era. If you are gaining lots of Historic Moments in an era, it means you are likely to go into a Golden Age in the next era. If you are the first player in the world to get a Historic Moment, you will earn more Era Score points.

Civilization VI [edit]
Rise and FallGathering StormNew Frontier Pass

Lists
AgendasBeliefsBuildings (Unique buildings) • City-statesCivicsCivilizationsCompetitions GS-Only.pngDistrictsImprovementsLeadersNatural wondersPantheonsPolicy cardsProjectsPromotionsReligionsResourcesTechnologiesTerrainsUnits (Unique units) • Wonders

Concepts
AgendaAge R&F-Only.png (Historic Moment R&F-Only.pngTimeline R&F-Only.png) • BarbariansBoostsBuildingCity (AmenitiesCapitalGovernor R&F-Only.pngHousingLoyalty R&F-Only.pngPopulation) • City-state (EnvoySuzerain) • CivicClimate GS-Only.png (Disaster) • Combat (Air combatCity combatFlanking and SupportZone of control) • Competition GS-Only.pngDifficulty levelDiplomacy (AllianceDiplomatic Visibility and GossipEmergency R&F-Only.pngEspionageGrievances GS-Only.pngWarmongeringWorld Congress GS-Only.png) • DistrictEraGovernmentGreat PeopleGreat WorkImprovementMap (AppealBordersContinentTile) • Natural wonderPolicy cardProjectPromotionReligion (Pantheon) • ResourceSpeedTechnologyTerrainTrade RouteUnit (MovementRangeSightStrength) • VictoryWar wearinessWonder

Miscellaneous
DLCGame modeModdingPersona PacksScenariosSoundtrackStarting a new gameSteam AchievementsSteam trading cardsUpdates

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.

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