OK I get it now. Republic is a petite warring government whilst Monarchy is all out war. To be honest I like to build up a huge army and conquer the world before the industrial age but I will persist with this new strategy and I do see the benefits I guess. It'll just take more planning and management on my part. WRT this game however, is there any way to save it? I mean I could disband about 80 of my trebuchets and that will give me some gold back and then use deficit research to tech to Military Tradition crank out the cavalry and upgrade to cannons whilst making peace with Korea and fighting off the Byzantine - Spain alliance. What would you guys do?