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Slobadog

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Noticed a few minor historical inaccuracies in the civliopedia.
So I fixed them. Note: This mod may not fix every possible mistake. These are merely the mistakes I found. This mod should be compatible with all versions of Civ 4. The reason why it is compatible with all versions is because none of the corrections made so far involve content in the Expansion Packs. This may change in the future and if it does i will notify you.This mod was lost when Civfanatics was hacked a while ago and i did not upload it again for quite a while afterwards. However it is available now. Mod updated from version 1.2 to version 1.3. The only difference in this version is that the previously made changes have had their text refined. Any comments on the changes and on the sources used to back them up is appreciated. Any suggestions for further historical error corrections is also appreciated :) . Feel free to add this to any other mod. If you do add it to another mod it would be nice if you gave me credit :) , but I don't care too much either way.



Previous versions: (1.0) (1.1)(1.2)
Current Version (1.3)



Installation Instructions if you have the original version of Civilization 4:




Click Download. Click save file. Extract file to: Program Files/Firaxis Games/Sid Meier's Civilization 4/Mods


Installation Instructions if you have the "Warlords" version of Civilization 4:



Click Download. Click save file. Extract file to: Program Files/Firaxis Games/Sid Meier's Civilization 4/Warlords/Mods




Installation Instructions if you have the "Beyond The Sword" version of Civilization 4:


Click Download. Click save file. Extract file to: Program Files/Firaxis Games/Sid Meier's Civilization 4/Beyond The Sword/Mods





List Of Changes



Alexander Article: Alexander's campaign in Persia is more clearly writtin. Also Cleitus's death is set in the proper time period. Also Cleitus is no longer ALexander's closet associate.


Julius Ceaser Article: Julius Ceaser is the conquerer of much of western Europe. Previously he was mentioned as the conquerer of much of Central Europe.


Huayna Capac Article: Huayna Capac is Emperor from 1493 - 1527. Previously that was listed as his overall lifespan.


Peter Article: Peter The Great now wars against Charles XII instead of Gustavus Adolphus


Napoleon Article: Napoleon now goes to France for military schooling. Previously he was mentioned as staying in Corsica for military schooling.



Sources Used For These Corrections:


[Alexander Article] ------ Alexander The Great By Robin Lane Fox
[Alexander Article] ------- Battlefields Then And Now By John Man and Tim Newark
[Alexander Article]--------- Atlas Of World History Edited By Geoffrey Barraclough
[Alexander Article]-------- World Book Encyclopedia 2006 Edition Volume: 1
[Alexander Article]-------- ALEXANDER THE GREAT [Internet]. The History Channel website; 2008 [cited 2008 Jun 25]. Available from: http://www.history.com/encyclopedia.do?articleId=200647.


[Julius Ceaser Article]-------- Ceaser Against The Celts By Ramon Jimenez
[Julius Ceaser Article]-------- Caesar And Christ: A History of Roman Civilization and of Christianity from Their Beginnings to A.D. 325 (Story of Civilization, No 3)
[Julius Ceaser Article]-------- GAUL [Internet]. The History Channel website; 2008 [cited 2008 Jun 25]. Available from: http://www.history.com/encyclopedia.do?articleId=210169.
[Julius Ceaser Article]-------- CAESAR, Gaius Julius [Internet]. The History Channel website; 2008 [cited 2008 Jun 25]. Available from: http://www.history.com/encyclopedia.do?articleId=204286.




[Huayna Capac Article]------- Atlas Of World History Edited By Geoffrey Barraclough
[Huayna Capac Article]------- The Ancient Sun Kingdoms Of The Americas, Aztec, Maya, Inca
[Huayna Capac Article]------- INCA [Internet]. The History Channel website; 2008 [cited 2008 Jun 25]. Available from: http://www.history.com/encyclopedia.do?articleId=212604.
[Huayna Capac Article]------- HUAYNA CAPAC [Internet]. The History Channel website; 2008 [cited 2008 Jun 25]. Available from: http://www.history.com/encyclopedia.do?articleId=212270.




[Peter Article]-------- Twenty Decisive Battles Of The World By Joseph B. Mitchell and Sir Edward Creasey
[Peter Article]-------- Atlas Of World History Edited By Geoffrey Barraclough
[Peter Article]-------- PETER THE GREAT [Internet]. The History Channel website; 2008 [cited 2008 Jun 25]. Available from: http://www.history.com/encyclopedia.do?articleId=219052.
[Peter Article]-------- GUSTAV II ADOLPH, [Internet]. The History Channel website; 2008 [cited 2008 Jun 25]. Available from: http://www.history.com/encyclopedia.do?articleId=211155.



[Napoleon Article]--------- Napoleon Bonaparte By Alan Schom
[Napoleon Article]--------- World Book Encyclopedia 2006 Edition Volume: 14
[Napoleon Article]--------- NAPOLEON I [Internet]. The History Channel website; 2008 [cited 2008 Jun 25]. Available from: http://www.history.com/encyclopedia.do?articleId=217281.








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Gilly

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While the idea is certainly a good one, I'm somewhat suspicious of you only using a single source per topic. Couldn't do you some more research so the mod seems more trustworthy than the Firaxian's efforts? :crazyeye:
 

Slobadog

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Good point. I'll get to work on adding at least two sources for every topic.
 

Evilsmilieface

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I have noticed that Fraxis is using old and outdated info for the Native America Civ entry. It has now been shown through geological records that although the Beringia land bridge was open between North America and Asia, there were glaciers blocking the path into N.A. during the required time frame for migration. A LAND BRIDGE WAS NOT USED!

My apologies, this is a pet peeve of mine.
 

Xenomorph

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You might want to fix the entry for ironclads. When it talks about the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack, it doesn't mention that the battle was called the Battle of Hampton Roads, that the Merrimack was the ship's Union name before she was scuttled in the Norfolk Naval Yard to prevent her use by the Confederates who raised her and renamed her CSS Virginia, or that the battle was a stalemate and both withdrew believing they were the victor.
 
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Actually, Julius was just a consul. He never actually ruled Rome on his own.

Good work, btw. :goodjob:

No, he was declared dictator perpetuus in February 44 (which led to his assassination). :) Excellent work on this, it looks like. Would that we had more historical accuracy in the pedia.
 

NikNaks

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Any more inaccuracies anyone's found?
No, he was declared dictator perpetuus in February 44 (which led to his assassination). :) Excellent work on this, it looks like. Would that we had more historical accuracy in the pedia.
Grr... You win this round, GO.
 

Wolfshanze

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The battle of Hampton Roads is between the Monitor and Virginia... the Merrimac ceased to exist long before the battle, and was a Union ship, not a Confederate ship!
 

frekk

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This from the civilopedia:

Ironclads made their first appearance during the American Civil War, and quickly gained dominance over other ships of that era.

Is completely wrong.

During the Crimean War, the British and French deployed a kind of ironclad skiff or barge mounting gun batteries to bombard Russian coastal defences.

Afterwards, the French launched a metal-clad, wooden hulled battleship named La Gloire, in 1859 ... two years before the American Civil War had begun and three years before any American ironclads had been developed.

In 1861, the British launched the Warrior, prototype for the later dreadnoughts (and the ancestor of modern warships of all kinds). It was a massive ship - the largest warship of any kind ever built to that date - with an all-steel hull and dual steam and sail propulsion, enabling overseas deployment. The Monitor, launched the following year, was just a river gunboat compared to Warrior. Slower, much less heavily armed and armoured, and not designed for use on the coast (just rivers - it capsized and sunk at sea), much less the high seas.

So, the Monitor and Virginia were not the first ironclads (by this time Britain and France each had several and they were more advanced) and ironclads did not at all make their first appearance in the ACW - it was simply the first time that any sort of ironclad vessel saw action, excluding the ironclad barges of the Crimean War.
 

Slobadog

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*Bump* Took a new look through the changes and realized that some were writtin very poorly :cringe: . Its Fixed now.
 
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