I welcome the idea to introduce the loyalty mechanism in R&F. What I wondered - because I haven't heard anything about it - is if actions like changing a government should induce a temporary decline in loyalty across the empire? This would reflect the turmoil associated with a revolution. After all, major government changes (not policy changes) were the cause for civil wars. Think of the English Civil War, the French revolution, the Roman revolution of from Sulla to Augustus. Plus it would make government progression a real consideration: Do I really need the new possibilities or am I wary of revolution? The loyalty mechanism could also be tied to changing the fourth religious policy tier for religion founders OR be triggered when you research the civic reformation. There could a chance of some cities changing religion and thus being less loyal to your empire. What do you think?