I just spent more than 8 turns in Anarchy as the Greeks (just got republic). Lucky for me, I wasnt building any wonders. But many improvements got destroyed, zero production, zero everything. 8 turns is too much. I know, i know, sure. i can be a religious civ, but that rules out the best civs (ie Romans and greeks). What i think: ALL civs should go through anarchy for 2-3 turns, and THEN have some sort of interim govt until the revolution ends. (kinda like the civil war in England, 1600s). Something maybe like an oligarchy or triumvirate of some sort, with minimal production, highER corruption, etc. Because I was having a good game, and now I'm 80 (or more) years behind. Or just have 2-3 turn anarchies (2-3 to give some challenge). Few civs ever went through 80 years revolutions. Most took a decade at most.