Industrial Base

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Industrial Base
Industrial Base.png
“Bootstrap our industrial infrastructure”
Requires None
Leads to Industrial Economics, Superconductor, High Energy Chemistry, Polymorphic Software
Enables
Armor Synthmetal Armor
Secret Project The Merchant Exchange
AI priority
Conquer: 2, Discover: 1, Build: 3, Explore: 0
Resources exist to be consumed. And consumed they will be, if not by

this generation then by some future. By what right does this forgotten
future seek to deny us our birthright? None I say! Let us take what is
ours, chew and eat our fill.

—CEO Nwabudike Morgan,
“The Ethics of Greed”

The first colonies lack any kind of factories or heavy industry, so the creation of an Industrial Base becomes a high priority for economic growth. This Industrial Base emphasizes small-scale manufacturing with primitive assembly lines and simple currency instruments.