Reject modernity, embrace Monke... If they swapped the card slots for Autocracy and Oligarchy the choice would be a lot more clear cut. The problem with the red cards is oligarchy can also slot 2 reds. 20% more effectiveness from melee units in war is a great bonus. (I find the autocracy boost would make more sense as a percentage buff or something.) Monarchy has the same problem- legacy bonus aside, 3 red cards is too much. Theocracy and MRep can also slot 3 reds if it was that important... but they can also slot 3-4 economic cards, which is what wins games. I personally modded the card slots so MR has 1-2-2-1 and monarchy has 2-1-1-2. Likewise, I also changed the tier3 so that Democracy is 1-3-3-1 and fascism is 3-1-1-3. The game plays a lot better because the formerly “too military heavy” governments become the “flexible” choices and the economic superstars get constrained a little. I think all t2 governments should unlock at the same time, as well, but that’s just me.