Meleager said:Until terrorists start using nukes -> terrorism is on too small a scale to fit into civilization.
Che Guava said:I agree with Meleager...well, partly anyhow. As much as terrorism has captured our attention in the last few decades, I don't see it as a force so major that it deserves to be features in a game that is supposed to cover, well, all of civilization as we know it!
As far as I can see, terrorism tends to be either domestic or exported. The domestic type, usually done to encourage an occupying power to reconsider thier plans (i.e. viet cong, PLO), usually has small, short-term objectives and only usually works if it is a continued campaign. I think this type of terrorism is best represented through revolting citizens (although I think the concept could be tweaked).
The exported terrorism (as best exemplified by certain un-named radical islamist groups) has no real objective in mind, other than to hurt its (perceived) opponent. As much as the events in NY, Madrid and London certainly stirred people (and led to some poorly planned military operations), I don't think these attacks have really turned the world as upside down as much as some leaders would have us beleive.
In short, I think terrorism should be implemented as a random chance event, made more likely by certain choices, but not represented by a combat unit. Acts like these are far from typical warfare, and I thin they should be treated as such.
???? Do you fearful Americans prostest against war? Do we Quebecers and lots of other countries protest NOT being at war?apatheist said:Fearful citizens should be less happy and less productive. They should protest being in a war. Fearless citizens should be more belligerent and nationalistic. They should protest not being in a war.
I like the idea of terrorists disguised as workers. Maybe you could make them to look like the colors of another country. And if that country clicks on him and tells him to do something, he can pretend to do it for a turn and then you can try to send him off again later. And and and... get him inside a city and blow him up. But if the other guy moves military on the same square he kills him and gets mad at you. And then somebody discoverers the great wonder "The War on Terror". And your terrorist factories in your country are disguised as jungles or forrests, and if you catch a terrorist from another country, that is justification to do a little carpet bombing.ShunNakamura said:I don't think it is so much the protesting against the war.. Rather the fact that even in my area(voted least likely to suffer terrorism(small hick town)) people were afraid to use air transist for a few months. If there were bus bombs that become known here.. well guess what? those same people would be afraid of the bus transist.
Also several people started buying up gas like mad. Gas prices jumped after 9/11. Some people I knew began to stock up on can goods and would refuse to spend money on luxuries. etc.. This has to have some effect on a nation.
Andrew_Jay said:Terrorism has never really had an impact great enough to be featured in Civilization.
And it's hard to say whether or not this would have happened anyway, and it very well might have.10Seven said:Don't tell that to the USA For a pittance, a handfull or few terrorists paralysed one of the world's largest and most prosperous cities. They caused one of the world's most powerful nations to spend in excess of $1trillion dollars on armaments during a time it experiences economic problems, and, to embark on a series of military adventures straining the nation's budget.