This is time for me to put my own arguments here. The guy who likes democracy can write better than me - and it´s only because english is not my first language - but I have solid reasons to dislike democracy as a form of government and philosophy for conducing the civilization. First, I keep my position when I say: If there is republic, why democracy? Some thing I do: First - When I start the modern ages, I put all my cities to auto-build and give power to the domestic advisor. Second - I never change government without the need for it. When Monarchy makes my country to stop developing, I change to republic. When it happens, all Temples, Cathedrals, wonders, courthouses, are already builded. Republic starts working fine. Third - I am not affraid of spies. I always build a "Maginot Line"-like defense system, at middle ages. With Leo´s workshop, pikemen become riflemen. No spy can enter my lands without declaring war. If it happens, I will surely leave no holes in the defending lines. NOW ---- ** ** COMMUNISM ** ** ---- If my country is strong on trade and during my monarchy, I builded roads and railroads, I change from Monarch to Communist. If Communism, with low or no corruption, can support all the national structure (cities are large, terrains are fertile...), I keep communism. No problems with corruption, no people unrest, no need to ask the senate when I want to make war, no need to explain anyone why my troops move away from home. With communism, I get not the same money I was going to get with Republic. But, if I have a country rich enough to keep it´s own structures and prepare a large army, it´s fine. I don´t need a great amount of money to make any war, since my military forces are builded slowly, during long peace periods. When war comes, I have dozens or armours, bombers, Nukes, and all sorts of weapons. Oh, and I lately ave started a new policy about United Nations: I build a small city in the desert, build UN there, and thn, disband the city. No artificial peace for anyone. Is someone wants to challenge the Red Army, they can do it freely. I will crush them all. - I shall return victorious, or not at all - That´s it. Hope I have explained my point well.