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Cryptography
Cryptography
A German Lorenz SZ.42 cipher machine
Technology field
Parent Tree Industrial
Historical Years 1936 to 1947
Total Technologies 11
Total Difficulty 404
Main Specialties Mathematics Mathematics
Mechanics Mechanics
Electronics Electronics
Management Management
Main Effects Research efficiency
Intelligence operations
Army detection
Surprise chances

Cryptography is an Industrial technology field. Most technologies within the field improve research efficiency and improve espionage effectiveness.

Technologies Edit

Year Technology Difficulty Effects
1936 Census Tabulating Machine 45 5% boost to research
1936 Basic Computing Machine 48 5% boost to research
1937 Basic Encryption Devices 35 15% bonus to counter-intelligence, surprise chance, and army detection avoidance
1938 Basic Decryption Devices 40 25% boost to intelligence, 15% boost to surprise chance and army detection
1938 Improved Computing Machine 48 5% boost to research
1939 Improved Encryption Devices 35 15% bonus to counter-intelligence, surprise chance, and army detection avoidance
1940 Improved Decryption Devices 40 25% boost to intelligence, 15% boost to surprise chance and army detection
1940 Advanced Computing Machine 48 5% boost to research, may lead to the Basic Electronic Computers secret weapon
1941 Advanced Encryption Devices 35 15% bonus to counter-intelligence, surprise chance, and army detection avoidance
1942 Advanced Decryption Devices 40 25% boost to intelligence, 15% boost to surprise chance and army detection
1947 Basic Information Theory 35 15% bonus to counter-intelligence, surprise chance, and army detection avoidance

Specialties Edit

Specialty Components Total Difficulty
Electronics Electronics 8 61
Management Management 4 55
Mathematics Mathematics 22 166
Mechanics Mechanics 18 143
Training Training 3 24

Strategy Edit

Cryptology is a very important field for major nations. Those supporting three or more tech teams should find the research bonus valuable, while any nation involved actively involved in espionage operations will find that the encryption and decryption technologies help their effectiveness. Nations supporting a full five tech teams may find that studying the computing technologies even well ahead of their historical dates can increase their research efforts across the board. This is especially true since Advanced Computing can lead to the secret weapon field for computing, an important aspect of remaining a world leader through the war and into the Cold War.

See also Edit

Cryptology technologies
Computing | Census Tabulating | Basic | Improved | Advanced
Encryption | Basic | Improved | Advanced | Info Theory
Decryption | Basic | Improved | Advanced

Industrial technology fields
Agriculture | Cryptography | Manufacturing | Material Science | Nuclear | Radar Warning | Rocketry | Synthetic Oil

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