Here is my problem: I switched from Monarchy to republic but it made my situation worse. For one thing, my income went way down, from +75 or so with Monarchy to +5 with Republic, keeping science and tax levels the same. Also, corruption didn't seem to decrease very much, if at all. So, how come this happened, I thought republic was hands down superior to monarchy? Something I think may have had an effect is that I had a very large military. However, even when I started disbanding lots of units, it didn't really make a difference, I would just get an extra +1 gold a turn. I was also at war at the time, so I couldn't disband too many units, and then just switched back to monarchy. I know that cities in a republic support zero units. So, how can you fight a war in a republic, and still get money? thanks for reading!