Technology strengthens your country by increasing its production or capabilities in a variety of ways. It can also reduce costs or casualties in battle.
Technology can be acquired in five ways:
- Produced using research labs.
- Bought off the public market.
- Stolen using the espionage spy operation.
- Procured through research pacts.
- Gained in successful planned strike or standard strike attacks.
Depending on your choice of government, you may have natural technological penalties or bonuses. Theocracy has a -35% penalty to their maximum tech, while democracies have a +10% maximum tech bonus. Communism has a +20% tech effectiveness bonus.
|Technology||Affects||Base %||Maximum Tech %|
|Reduces military expenditures. Lowers private market cost to buy. Raises private market sell prices.||100%||83.33%||81.66%||89.16%|
|Reduces military losses in attacks against you. Aids in curing the effects of bio terrorism||100%||66.66%||63.33%||78.33%|
|Increases maximum per capita income||100%||180%||188%||152%|
|Increases maximum population||100%||180%||188%||152%|
|Increases the maximum amount of bushels that can be produced in a turn.||100%||230%||243%||184.5%|
|Increases missile production capabilities.||0.2%||5%||5.5%||3.32%|
|Allows your forces to gain more land and resources from both planned strike and standard strike attacks as well as increases the returns (damage) of other attacks.||100%||140%||144%||126%|
|Increases your overall military strength without the need to buy more military units.||100%||150%||155%||132.5%|
|Increases the amount of military units your industrial complexes can produce each turn.||100%||160%||166%||139%|
|Increases the chance your operatives will successfully execute and/or thwart enemy spy missions.||100%||150%||155%||132.5%|
|The Strategic Defense Initiative, is a ground-based weapons system designed to counter enemy nuclear, cruise and chemical missiles. While there is always a chance of a missile getting through, SDI can potentially destroy incoming missiles from enemy forces.||1%||90%||98.9%||58.85%|