Each country is ruled by a different type of government. This type is chosen in the Constitutional Form window. Each government type has different pros and cons.
Types of Government
- Multi Party Democracy: In a Multi-Party Democracy elections come every 4 years and several parties are in the race. If you lose the election, you lose the game. Multi Party Democracies face public opinion, but have benefits in terms of production. They are the most productive form of government, but also have the highest demand. Also, government spending for Multi Party Democracies is high. Corruption is very low, and the risk of a successful Coup d'État is low. However, a large military will upset the population and declaring war reduces approval greatly.
- Single Party Democracy: Only one party runs for election, so although the people have a vote, it is useless. The benefits are similar to a Multi Party Democracy, but slightly toned down. Production is not as high, but neither are costs.
- Monarchy: In a Monarchy no elections are held. The state is ruled by a Monarch who has complete power. There is low demand and production, and low government expenditures. Corruption is high, but relations with other Monarchies are generally very good.
- Military Dictatorship: In a Military Dictatorship, no elections are held. The Government is propped up by the military, which is naturally very large. Very low resource production and consumption take place in a Military Dictatorship. There is high production also. However, the military receives several benefits. Upkeep is reduced, and Parked to Ready time is reduced.
- Communist State: Communist States are run by the principles of communism. The economy should be state run. In a Communist State, corruption is very low, as is demand. However, production is very low and government expenditures are the highest of any government type. Also, maintaining a large military will upset the people more than any other government.
- Theocracy: In a Theocracy, the state is run by its religion's laws. Usually only one religion will be practice, with all others banned. If this is not the case, then stability will often fall. Production and demand are low, as are government expenditures. The population also does not care about a large military, or mind about declaring war.
- Should a nation's stability fall under 10.0%, there is a chance that it may fall into anarchy.
- When a nation is in Anarchy, its production is halted. No military units can be produced, and revenues are reduced to 0.
- The nation also cannot propose any treaty.
- Not until the nation becomes more stable will it come out of Anarchy, and back into the government type it was in before.
- Martial Law can be declared whenever you want.
- This suspends the constitution, meaning that any elections due to be held will be postponed indefinitely.
- Martial Law gives the military rule of the streets, resulting in a boost for stability.
- It's not all good though. Popular approval falls slowly under Martial Law.