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Influence measures the soft power of a civilization and the dominance of its culture. A highly influential civilization will command respect and keep enemies at a distance, even if its military forces pale in comparison. Unrecognized icon name GC3 Influence Stat Icon.png Influence is important for effective diplomacy. The Unrecognized icon name GC3 Influence Stat Icon.png Influence of a colony or starbase grows over time according to its Unrecognized icon name GC3 Influence Stat Icon.png Influence Growth statistic.

Effects of Influence

Diplomacy

Unrecognized icon name GC3 Influence Stat Icon.png Influence is a major determinant of the outcome of diplomatic interactions.

Zone of control

The regions of the galaxy where the Unrecognized icon name GC3 Influence Stat Icon.png Influence of one civilization dominates is its zone of control. Colonies within the zone of control of another civilization will eventually culture flip and pledge their allegiance to the other civilization. Unrecognized icon name GC3 Tourism Revenue Stat Icon.png Tourism Income depends on the zone of control.

Bonuses to Influence Growth

The primary way to increase Unrecognized icon name GC3 Influence Stat Icon.png Influence Growth is through improvements, such as the Unrecognized icon name GC3 Influence Stat Icon.png Embassy, Unrecognized icon name GC3 Influence Stat Icon.png Diplomatic District, Unrecognized icon name GC3 Influence Stat Icon.png Cultural Center, Unrecognized icon name GC3 Influence Stat Icon.png Cultural Beacon, Unrecognized icon name GC3 Saving Stat Icon.png Financial Capital, Unrecognized icon name GC3 Approval Stat Icon.png Entertainment Capital and Unrecognized icon name Icon Res SnugglerColony.png Snuggler Colony trade resource. Many starbase modules drive the Unrecognized icon name GC3 Influence Stat Icon.png Influence Growth of starbase itself and nearby colonies. Many technologies globally boost Unrecognized icon name GC3 Influence Stat Icon.png Influence Growth, including Unrecognized icon name GC3 Influence Stat Icon.png Cultural Affinity and Unrecognized icon name GC3 Influence Stat Icon.png Technological Outreach.

Other sources of Unrecognized icon name GC3 Influence Stat Icon.png Influence Growth include:

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