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Industrial Espionage is a Level 1 Autocracy tenet in Civilization V: Brave New World.

Game Info[]

Spies steal technologies at twice the normal rate.

Civilopedia entry[]

Conducted for economic purposes rather than purely national security reasons, Industrial Espionage refers to the efforts of corporations to discover secrets and confidential information about other corporations, usually competitors. Industrial espionage had its modern beginnings in the 1820s when France initiated state-sponsored efforts to surreptitiously steal British manufacturing inventions and processes, seeking to match England's explosive industrialization. This form of "spying" is usually undertaken when a nation faces a severe disadvantage in commercial economic development, such as the well-documented Soviet industrial espionage in the West until the 1980s.

Civilization V Ideological Tenets [edit]
Freedom Level 1 Avant GardeCapitalismCivil SocietyCovert ActionCreative ExpressionEconomic UnionUniversal Healthcare
Level 2 Arsenal of DemocracyNew DealTheir Finest HourUniversal SuffrageUrbanizationVolunteer Army
Level 3 Media CultureSpace ProcurementsTreaty Organization
Order Level 1 Double AgentsHero of the PeoplePatriotic WarSkyscrapersSocialist RealismUniversal HealthcareYoung Pioneers
Level 2 Academy of SciencesCultural RevolutionFive-Year PlanParty LeadershipResettlementWorkers' Faculties
Level 3 Dictatorship of the ProletariatIron CurtainSpaceflight Pioneers
Autocracy Level 1 Elite ForcesFortified BordersFuturismIndustrial EspionageMobilizationUnited FrontUniversal Healthcare
Level 2 Lightning WarfareMilitarismNationalismPolice StateThird AlternativeTotal War
Level 3 Clausewitz's LegacyCult of PersonalityGunboat Diplomacy