Enlightenment age

The Enlightenment Age is the eighth age in DomiNations. It is obtained by paying 3,200,000 gold in the Town Center. This age is succeeded by the Industrial Age and is preceded by the Gunpowder Age.

Historical Description Edit

The Enlightenment Age is a period of time of history of early modern warfare, philosophy, education, inventions, colonization, new governments, and new resources. This age lasted from the 1700 AD/CE to 1850 AD/CE. The Enlightenment Age is splitted into two eras: the Enlightenment and the Romantic. In the early 1700s, philosophers such as John Locke and Voltaire expressed freedom and equality for the people than the government in their works creating the Age of Enlightenment. Issac Newton expresses his founding on physics contributing the Scientific Revolution. In Asia, China and Japan had new rulers; and the rulers shut down any trade with the Europeans. With the use of gunpowder, new tactics of modern warfare were used such as volley fire. Many wars were fought in the era such as the famous War of the Spanish Succession, War of the Austrian Succession, and the Seven Years' War. In North America, were wars such as the French and Indian War (part of the Seven Years' War) and the American Revolution. In France, the monarchy and the state church was hated by the commoners. The people; inspired after the American Revolution and many philosophies; started their revolution against the French government. This was known as the French Revolution. This event ended the Enlightenment Era and begins the Romantic Era. The entire Europe was shocked and declared war on France but lost the war against the French. France also had a new leader; Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon was a smart leader and instituted a new economic system and a measuring system; the metric system. He crushed many of the European countries in inland Europe fearing all of Frances' neighbors. He was unable to stop the United Kingdom and the rebellious Russia (and the cold winter) and became weak along with his army. Europe; seeing a chance, attacked Napoleon and France ending the war. The United Kingdom had faced the new country of the U.S. and were at the War of 1812 but it was a tie so a treaty was created. In North America, many colonies were tired of European rule and declared independence. In the Romantic Era, a new art style was created and literature becomes popular. Many of the Western powers had looked upon fortune in Africa and Asia (again). New inventions were created and factories were built. Steam was used to power machines. New uses of transportation were built such as locomotives and oil had been discovered at 1850. The Industrial Revolution began; forming the new Industrial Age.

Advancements Edit

After advancing to the Enlightenment Age, players are given a new set of buildings to build, technologies to research, and units to create. Buildings that are available at the Enlightenment Age are the ambush trap, the ballista tower/cannon tower, the garrison, the redoubt, a set of walls, a set of roads, a set of oil wells, the oil refinery, and the factory. In the blacksmith, you can upgrade the halberdier (heavy landsknecht if Germans, nodachi samurai if JapanesePraetorian Guard if Romans) to the fusilier (junker if Germans, ashigaru if Japanese, Praetorian Fusilier if Romans), the arquebusier (yeomanry if Britishfire lance if Chinese) to the musketeer (royal yeomanry if British, fire dragon if Chinese), the dragoon raider to the carabineer raider, the lancer (guard chevalier if Frenchelite royal companion if Greeks) to the cuirassier (hussar if French, stradioti if Greeks), the wall sapper to the veteran wall sapper, the bombard to the cannon, and the supply wagon to the supply train. In the castle, you can receive Napoleon as your generals if upgraded.


The upgrade cost to the Enlightenment Age is 3,200,000 Gold, requiring 4 citizens and one week to complete. Playable features of the Enlightenment Age were significantly expanded by the "Oil Boom" update, version 1.5.67, released in June of 2015.

New buildings unlocked:

Additional buildings available:

Also unlocked:

  • once per day, an Oil Seep appears randomly on map, requiring 1 citizen to access;
  • purchase a shipment of oil from an Oil Refinery for 1 Diamond; and
  • purchase oil from the shop for Crowns.

Gallery Edit

Further ReadingEdit

Gunpowder Age
Enlightenment Age

Industrial Age

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