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Your Favourite Govt.

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Strategy & Tips' started by aimeeandbeatles, Apr 30, 2007.

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What is your favourite govt.?

  1. Anarchy

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  2. Communism

    15 vote(s)
    19.0%
  3. Democracy

    6 vote(s)
    7.6%
  4. Depotism

    2 vote(s)
    2.5%
  5. Monarchy

    9 vote(s)
    11.4%
  6. Republic

    37 vote(s)
    46.8%
  7. Depends on the situation

    9 vote(s)
    11.4%
  8. None

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Quintillus

    Quintillus Archiving Civ3 Content Supporter

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    Alright, someone chose Anarchy!

    Feudalism is also missing from the choices, so I suspect the list is based on Vanilla or PTW, and thus Fascism is not absent due to personal bias against it.
     
  2. Turner

    Turner Chieftain Retired Moderator

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    Democracy doesn't have a shield bonus.
     
  3. Aceman101

    Aceman101 Chieftain

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    I edited it. ;)

    Ok, I'll stop posting here, it's leading to nowhere.


    I thought I read that in the civilopedia. :confused: Ah well.
     
  4. CEO Daedalus

    CEO Daedalus Gibsoneer

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    a 2nd statement.

    Im more of a militaristic player so i dont like rebuplic or monarchy. i stay with Despotism until i discover Communism or Fascism due to its high free unit limits
     
  5. Zibong

    Zibong Chieftain

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    Democracy has a Worker efficiency bonus, which means the Workers build improvements at 150% the normal rate. That's probably what you saw in the Civopedia.

    I mean, if Demo got an extra coin AND extra shield per tile (or a 50% shield bonus), I really can't justify using any other government. Industrial Era productivity in the mid-Medieval Era? HECK yeah, sign me up!!! :lol:

    As it is, my fave is Fascism. :mischief:


    --Zibong
     
  6. Aceman101

    Aceman101 Chieftain

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    That's why I used to like it and play it all the time, I thought it had a shield bonus!

    I see Anarchies uses (Not saying I like it but I see it's uses). The problem is, you can't start with Anarchy from the start to the end, you need production. But if you had an overly large military and are paying 100s in upkeep, and perhaps even at war, Anarchy has its use. Not very efficient but, once again, it has it's use.

    The no-research thing isn't as bad as no production, because you could just make lot's of scientists.
     
  7. Quintillus

    Quintillus Archiving Civ3 Content Supporter

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    Anarchy is my favorite for my enemies to have. Nothing like slowly wearing down a military that is without reinforcements.
     
  8. Aceman101

    Aceman101 Chieftain

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    Yes, but Anarchy has it's advantage.
     
  9. gmaharriet

    gmaharriet Ancient Crone

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    The only "semi-advantage" I see is the opportunity to micromanage your empire in preparation for a new government while having no unit support. Since many towns become unhappy, it's a good time to MM for growth and happiness. But, sheesh, I'd just as soon skip all those turns of dead production and research.
     
  10. Aceman101

    Aceman101 Chieftain

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    I know, but no unit costs means not paying for units adds up to a bit of money. That is a bit of an advantage. But I know that doesn't mean Anarchy is good. I'm thinking of the positive side of Anarchy. This government is by far the worst choice still.
     
  11. Aabraxan

    Aabraxan Mid-level Micromanager

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    If I'm not mistaken, specialists continue to work during anarchy. In CBob01, I think it was Norton II who created a whole bunch of tax collectors just prior to entering anarchy. IIUC, we raked in a whole bunch of cash during our anarchy. We came out as a Monarchy, but that trick may help ease the transition to Republic, at least a little.
     
  12. Kumquat

    Kumquat Not an Orange

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    :lol: Republic by a land slide...so far at least.
     
  13. Turner

    Turner Chieftain Retired Moderator

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    I don't know if it would help easy the transition, but specialists do indeed work during anarchy.

    Killer (Lt.'Killer'M) had a variant where you stayed in anarchy the whole game. You'd use specialists to earn gold, science and happiness.
     
  14. Aabraxan

    Aabraxan Mid-level Micromanager

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    Perhaps I should clarify: having more gold in the bank gives you more of a "cushion" while you go through the transition.
     
  15. Elite

    Elite Comrade

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    Republic(though I really like my Imperialism govt I make is my scenairo's) give me the benefits of no WW, infinite Unit support cap, no corruption and 2 boot, I get 200% worker speed from home workers :D really though, I like Police state, wait, this isn't Civ IV...


    Oh well.
     
  16. Ville

    Ville Chieftain

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    Usually Democracy, but when playing huge maps Communism.
     
  17. MadScotsMan

    MadScotsMan The Ruler of Cattle

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    Monarchy. Usually. Tried communism once, but went from making 377 gpt to 3 gpt. If I have peace, then Republic.
     
  18. btfx

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    I would say "depends on situation" but my situation is always the same, republic lets me build up, then conquer, and switch to communism for lower corruption on far-away cities. The communism makes for great city development if the city is far away, and then I can pump out a nasty offensive. I like communism more.
     
  19. TheOverseer714

    TheOverseer714 Overseer

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    And no stinkin' WW! Eventually with a Republic, the Lux slider can't help the overwhelming WW, and you have to declare peace. Must have quick focused wars if you declare them, and if you are losing, it can still get bad quick. Speaking of WW, I have noticed that Universal Suffrage doesn't seem to help much. Does anyone know what it's effect is supposed to be? I never have seen anything concrete out of that wonder.
     
  20. Aceman101

    Aceman101 Chieftain

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    Universal Suffrage hardly helps. As a wonder, it's probably one of the worst you can get in the industrial age.
     

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