Mahatma Gandhi leads India in Civilization VI

Yolanda Curtis
September 1, 2016

Gandhi is back to lead India in Civilization VI, and as usual, he'll strike fear in the hearts of many.

Born to a merchant family in late 19th-century western India, Mahatma Gandhi studied law in London before returning to his homeland to lead the movement for Indian independence from the British empire.


Sid Meier's Civilization VI sets another milestone in the Civilization franchise, which has sold-in over 34 million units worldwide and changed the gaming landscape by bringing the strategy genre to unparalleled heights. His ethos of nonviolent resistance would go on to deeply inform 20th-century political thought, influencing later civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. Ghandi's leader ability gives India a major Faith boost for every other Civ that has founded a religion and is now at peace. In addition, India gets all the follower belief bonuses for every religion present in their cities (not just the nation's primary religion). Civs at war with India suffer a happiness penalty.

Gandhi and India's bonuses to faith and the Stepwell improvement mean there will be both housing and faith galore for your bounteous population, provided you can keep peace in your lands with your Varu at hand.


Gandhi also worked to unite Hindus and Muslims in the country, which drew the attention of many would-be assassins.

India's unique unit is one of the coolest yet, the Varu, otherwise known as the War Elephant. Reflecting their intimidating presence on the battlefield, the Varo reduces the combat strength of all adjacent enemies.


A CIV FOR ALL PLAYERS: Civilization VI provides veteran players new ways to build and tune their civilization for the greatest chance of success.

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