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The Great Smog

Towering coal chimneys crowd the skyline of {0}, striking testaments to the city's industrial power. What is also undeniable, however, is the thick plumes of black smoke belching from the mouths of the same stacks. Often the smog lingers, and together with the abundance of domestic fires and factory furnaces of this age, the citizens find themselves living in an ashen pall for days, coughing and choking. Respiratory illnesses and even some deaths are being blamed on the smog. How should you respond?

Choices :
Dismiss

These industrial engines bring us prosperity. Even if the smog causes sickness, it is a price worth paying.

  • Overproductive on {0_City} for -1
  • Modifies the Economic axis towards Individualism
Innovate

We should clean-up these industries as best we can, pave the way for further advances—and improve farming conditions.

  • Bountiful on {0_City} for -1
  • -100
  • +150
  • Modifies the Social axis towards Progress
Regulate

On windless days the coal works will close, improving air quality. Industry will suffer, but the citizens will be happy.

  • Locked Down on {0_City} for -1
  • Modifies the Order axis towards Authority