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Roosevelt took office following the assassination of President McKinley in 1901 and, at the age of 42, became the youngest United States President in history – a record he still holds today. Roosevelt championed his "Square Deal" domestic policy, comprised of three basic ideals: the conservation of natural resources, greater control over corporate plutocracy, and consumer protection.
His efforts to regulate corporate "trust" monopolies earned him the nickname "trust buster." He established the United States Forestry Service in 1905 and fought for the conservation of millions of acres of federal land, which are still protected to this day. Roosevelt also coined the iconic phrase "speak softly, and carry a big stick," describing his form of foreign policy of negotiating peacefully while simultaneously threatening with the "big stick." Roosevelt described this policy as "the exercise of intelligent forethought and of decisive action sufficiently far in advance of any likely crisis."
And so it is upon your broad shoulders, Theodore Roosevelt, to charge forth and lead your people on their great adventure. Use your military might to give the peoples of your homeland the square deal they so desperately deserve. Surely you will raise America into the Limelight and attract visitors from across the oceans just to see your lands. Bully for you, Mr. President.
Roosevelt Corollary - Units receive a +5 Combat Strength bonus on their home continent. +1 Appeal to all tiles in a city with a National Park. Gain the Rough Rider Unique Unit when they research the Rifling Technology.
Big Stick Policy - Likes peaceful civilizations that have a city on his home continent. Hates civilizations starting wars against a city-state or civilization based on his continent.
Environmentalist - (Hidden) Builds National Parks, doesn't clear features, plants forests. Likes civilizations that plant forests or found National Parks. Dislikes civilizations that clear features.
"It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things."
"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."
"No man is above the law. It behooves you to remember that."= Big Stick Policy: Negative
"Thanks for keeping the peace on the continent. Bully for you!"= Big Stick Policy: Positive
"I wanted to avoid this, you know, but your idea of peace left me no choice."= Declares war as attacker
"If I must choose between righteousness and peace.... I choose Righteousness."= Declares war as Defender
"Welcome to the United States of America. If you conduct yourself well, you can consider us friends."= First meeting
- Once, before giving a speech on his 1912 campaign for the presidency, Theodore Roosevelt was shot. Instead of pleading to be rushed to a hospital, Roosevelt bravely went on to deliver his speech, saying, "It takes more than one bullet to kill a Bull Moose."
- Theodore Roosevelt Leads the Americans in Civilization VI on civilization.com