when i started a new game, i was off to a pretty fast start, (for me anyway). i was the romans, i could already build a phalanx and colossus. I was playing on king, and got two settlers. i reasearched code of laws, and then amazingly monarchy, i was thinking . Soon later i got republic, usually i wouldn't be able to use republic until i had colosseums, but when i went to republic, there were no dissorders and my science was 7 per turn in a early game!! is it better if you have republic early?