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Whales are a luxury resource in Civilization IV. They provide food, production, commerce, and happiness to the city that works them, but are made obsolete by Combustion.

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Whaling, the hunting and killing of whales for oil and other byproducts, was practiced as an organized industry as early as 875 AD. By the 16th century, it had risen to be the principle industry in the coastal regions of Spain and France. The industry spread throughout the world, and became increasingly profitable in terms of trade and resources. Some regions of the world's oceans, along the animals' migration routes, had a particularly dense whale population, and became the targets for large concentrations of whaling ships, and the industry continued to grow well into the 20th century. The depletion of some whale species to near extinction led to the banning of whaling in many countries by 1969, and to a worldwide cessation of whaling as an industry in the late 1980s.

Civilization IV Resources [edit]
Luxury Dye Fur Gems Gold Hit Movies Hit Musicals Hit Singles Incense Ivory Silk Silver Spices Sugar Whale Wine
Bonus Banana Clam Corn Cow Crab Deer Fish Pig Rice Sheep Wheat
Strategic Aluminum Coal Copper Horse Iron Marble Oil Stone Uranium
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