A thread not about steam, not about 1UPT, sue me Anyway, my general thought is under representation and Universal Suffrage (I know the social tree is coming, but since I don't know what it is, I'm using Civ IV terms) anyway, under a US or Representation, your people would vote every 10 turns whether to keep you in office. They'd also elect representatives to vote on issues. You'd have full control of military and production, but you'd need senate approval to raise taxes, change the government policies peacefully, such as adding a welfare state, exc. When you talk to a leader you are at war with, the Congress would vote whether to make peace against your approval. If you refuse to talk, you can keep the war on for some time, but eventually, Congress will vote for peace behind your back if they want to. There are two political parties, yours, and another. Voters will vote based on their happiness and their appreciation of how you're handling foreign affairs. In Representation, they'll vote only for senate, you keep your role, in US, they can also vote you out, causing anarchy and ultimately a new government. Your party obviously is more likely to vote in favor of what you want then another party. To keep player control, you can always use anarchy to get total power, but there would be strong benefits to democratic or republican government. Haven't hashed it out completely, but thoughts on the general idea. EDIT: I voted for agree since I do at the moment and so I could see poll results, you guys could definitely convince me otherwise though.