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|“||In the machine man abolishes his own formal activity and makes it work for him. But this deception, which he perpetrates upon nature takes vengeance on him.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, 19th century German philosopher
The Modern Age is the seventh age a player can reach in Rise of Nations, and the sixth age available to research.
After advancing to the Modern Age, players are given a new palette of buildings to build, technologies to research, and units to create. Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) become prevalent in the game, although they are still in their infancy and have both limited range and striking power. Air Forces also become more prevalent as player can build fighters and bombers to harass the enemy, although they still have fairly limited range.
- The Modern Age's icon shows the UN Headquarters.