For the Napoleon: Total War technology, see Division of Labour (Napoleon: Total War).

Division of Labour (Empire: Total War)
Etw enlightenment division of labour
Prerequisite Physiocracy
Research Points Needed
Building Needed College
Leads To Joint Stock Companies
Stream Philosophy
  • -1 happiness (lower classes). Clamour for reform
  • +3 Coin per turn to town wealth in all regions
  • +8% Coin Wealth generated by industrial buildings
  • Enhances National Prestige
  • Leads to Plantation Warehouses
Division of Labour is a Technology in Empire: Total War.


The idea that the specialisations of roles within an industry creates a more skilled and organised workforce.

As society expands its capabilities and needs grows within it. By dividing labour amongst workers a manufactory power can develop a more skilled and effective work force, in turn leading to a quicker production time and larger profits. Allocating workers to specific tasks create a more skilled and knowledgeable work force, capable of passing their knowledge on to others. Scottish philosopher Adam Smith (1723-1790) was a firm proponent of the division of labour. He argued that the rate of production would be dramatically increased within industry if work was divided effectively. In "The Wealth of Nations", he called for a public education system to be put in place to teach workers the finer points of their craft. Economist William Petty took a different view point: he argued that the main purpose of the division of labour was creating a more skilled work force, rather than speeding up production times.

General InformationEdit

Division of Labour significantly increases wealth generation. It is particularly useful for factions that have access to plantations. 

Empire: Total War Technology
Philosophy Abolition of SlaveryCitizenshipClassical EconomicsEmpiricismFree Trade DoctrineGovernment by ConsentJoint Stock CompaniesNational DebtPhysiocracyRights of ManSecular HumanismSeparation of PowersSocial ContractUtilitarianismWealth of Nations
Military AirgunsCadenced MarchingCanister ShotCarbinesCarcass ShotCarronadesCopper BottomsDiamond FormationEuropean DoctrineExplosive RocketsExplosive ShellsFire and AdvanceFire by RankFlintlock CannonsImproved CopperingImproved Grape ShotImproved GrenadesLight Infantry DoctrineLime Juice and SauerkrautLongitude WatchMachined RiflingMilitary SyllabusNaval Architecture AdvancesNaval Shore FacilitiesNew Model Bayonet DrillPercussion CapPercussion ShellsPlatoon FiringPlug BayonetQuicklime ShellsReformed Naval AdministrationReorganised ProcurementRifled CannonsRing BayonetScrew BreechSeasoningSextantSheet Lead CartridgesShortened CarbinesShrapnel ShotSocket BayonetSquare FormationTop GallantsWedge Formation
Industrial Advanced IrrigationBasic Steam PumpCoke Blast FurnaceCommon Land EnclosuresDivision of LabourFlying ShuttleFour-Field Crop RotationImproved Animal HusbandryMachine ToolsMass ProductionMeasuring ToolsPower LoomPuddling FurnacePunch-Card LoomSeed Planting DrillSelective BreedingSpinning JennySpinning MuleSteam EngineSteam-Pumped Land DrainageThreshing Machine
Warpath Campaign Mystic Call of the WildDreamwalkingRiding the WindsSpirit MedicineSpirit of the Forest
Warpath Campaign Military Ambush TacticsCannon CastingGun DealingImproved IronworkingIronworkingPowder MakingSharp ShootingWinter Clothes
Warpath Campaign Economy and Culture Improved FarmingImproved FishingMoney EconomyWritten LanguageHunting Techniques

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