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Shock and Awe is a technology in the Final Frontier mod for Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword.


Shock and Awe allows the construction of the very powerful but expensive Alpha Battleship Unit, and also enables the Police State Policy, which benefits civs which engage in war or Espionage.

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One of the few techniques to remain in the military playbook over the last three centuries was that of "Shock and Awe." The fundamentals of Shock and Awe are simple: amass a large enough, fearsome enough force, and let the fear of imminent destruction conquer what guns never could. The failure of past methods to acquire gains in war and deal with domestic disturbances saw new innovations. With smaller, weaker starships unable to accomplish their missions, the universe saw the development of the most powerful starship ever seen - the Battleship. Meanwhile, governments began to turn to a more uncompromising stance on dissidence, becoming essentially a Police State, using Shock and Awe to restrain overly-excitable populaces.