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Specialists 2 Engineers
Production Cost 360
Resource Coal
Maintenance 3
Unlocked at Industrialization

The Factory is a building available in the Industrial Era.

Game Info[]

Building a Factory requires a Workshop or any of its replacements, as well as 1 Coal.

  • +4 Production Production
  • +10% Production Production
  • Has 2 slots for Engineer Specialists
  • Building 3 in your empire allows you to choose an Ideology

With Social Policies / Tenets:

  • Young Pioneers (Order): +1 Happy Happiness
  • Worker's Faculties (Order): +25% Science Science


A factory is a building which uses Industrial Age techniques to build stuff - cars, corsets, steel beams, fishing rods, or whatever. First appearing in a large scale in the 17th and 18th centuries, factories were more efficient than the small workshops or cottage industries they replaced, but perhaps less humane. Contrary to popular belief Henry Ford did not invent the assembly line; that was created in the 19th century in the mid-western US meat-packing industries. Beef carcasses were carried from station to station on an overhead trolley system at a steady pace; workers at each station would have a set amount of time to carve off their assigned chunk of meat before the carcass moved onto the next station. Working in a meat-packing plant was one of the dirtiest and most dangerous jobs in the history of American labor, and stories from this era can still horrify us today.

Unique Building Replacements[]

Icon Building Civilization Yields
Assembly Plant America (Franklin Roosevelt)
  • +20% Production Production toward Air, Armor, and Siege Units.
  • Has 1 additional slot for an Engineer specialist.
  • Requires 1 Coal Coal.
Autowerk West Germany (Adenauer)
  • +1 Gold Gold from Engineer specialists in this city
Chaebol South Korea (Park Chung-hee)
  • May only be purchased
  • Cost decreases with each worked Farm
  • +0.2 Gold from each Outgoing Trade Route for each worked Resource (amount of Gold can be increased by investing in the Chaebol)
Cooperative Chile (Salvador Allende)
  • Provides +4 Production Production, +10% Production Production and 2 Engineer Specialists.
  • Costs 1 Gold Maintenance per turn.
  • Converts 10% of City Production Production into CultureIcon Culture.
  • Only 2 Cooperatives are needed to choose an Ideology.
  • Requires 1 Coal Coal.
Gas Pipeline Turkmenistan (Saparmurat Niyazov)
  • +4 Production Production.
  • +10% Production Production.
  • +2 Engineer Specialist Slots.
  • Requires 1 Coal Coal.
  • Trading away strategic resources in city limits will generate Gold Gold and Greatperson Great Writer points.
  • If strategic resources are improved during a "We Love the King" Day in this city, the amount of resources on the tile will be doubled.
Liquefaction Facility Trinidad and Tobago (Eric Williams)
  • +2 Gold Gold on Strategic Resources
Meat Packing Plant Midwest Region (William Jennings Bryan)
  • +15% Food Growth and +2 Production Production per Cattle, Horses, and Sheep
Paper Mill Finland (Kekkonen)
  • +2 Production Production, +1 Gold Gold, and +1 Science Science per Forest tile
  • No base Production
Manchukuo ub
Seitetsusho Manchukuo (Nobusuke Kishi)
  • Workers can be expended in cities with a Seitetsusho to hurry Production Production. The amount of Production Production the city receives when expending a Worker is linked to the number of turns it would take to train a new one in the Capital Capital.
MC Brazil UB
Siderúrgica Brazil (Getúlio Vargas)
  • While in a Goldenage Golden Age, provides CultureIcon Culture equal to the rate of its Production Production boost
  • +1 Happy Happiness per unique strategic resource worked by the city
Building Types
Ancient Era
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Classical Era
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Industrial Era
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Modern Era
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Atomic Era
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Information Era
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