Government Type is an option you are able to pick in order to define the political system by which your nation is controlled. This option does not provide any nation bonuses and exists merely for role-playing reasons.

Currently, there are 32 standard Government Types to choose from and one extra Government Type added to the game as an Easter Egg.

You can change your Government Type whenever you want at the "Edit" page of your Nation, although the procedure you will have to follow to select the extra Government Type is a little different from the one followed to choose a standard Government Type.

Standard Government Types

The following table lists all available standard Government Types, most of which are inspired by real life state or community systems.

Icon Name Short Description
Autocracy Absolute Monarchy A form of monarchy in which one ruler has supreme authority which is not restricted by any written laws, legislature, or customs.
Fire Anarchy The condition of a society that rejects hierarchy and advocates self-governed societies, sometimes based on voluntary institutions.
Egyptian pyramid Aristocracy A form of government that places power in the hands of a small, privileged ruling class.
Egyptian pyramid Banana Republic A politically unstable country with an economy dependent upon the exportation of a limited-resource product, e.g. bananas, minerals, etc. 
Flag red Communist Democracy A system based on democratic processes in the transition from capitalism to communism or to Marxist socialism. It can also refer to the importance ascribed to participatory democracy in a post-capitalist society.
Flag red Communist Dictatorship 1. The "dictatorship of the proletariat" where the workers take control of government and wield absolute power to replace the capitalist economic system and achieve a classless, stateless and oppression-free society. 2. A communist state with authoritarian government that has centrally planned economy and ownership of all the means of production, attempting to implement Marxist communism through a transitionary period in between capitalism and communism called State Socialism.
Flag red Communist Monarchy A type of Pseudo-Communism upon which a Monarchy was established.
Flag red Communist Republic A communist state (or Workers' State) is a state that is usually administered and governed by a single party representing the proletariat, guided by Marxist–Leninist philosophy, with the aim of achieving communism.
Flag red Communist Theocracy A type of Pseudo-Communism upon which a Theocratic system was established.
Autocracy Constitutional Monarchy A form of monarchy in which the sovereign exercises their authorities in accordance with a written or unwritten constitution.
Republic Constitutional Republic A constitutional republic is a state in which the head of state and other officials are representatives of the people. They must govern within an existing constitution.
Democracy Demarchy The rule by randomly selected officials.
Democracy Democracy A system of government in which the citizens exercise power directly or elect representatives from among themselves to form a governing body, such as a parliament.
Republic Democratic Republic A democratic republic is both a republic and a democracy.
Egyptian pyramid Dictatorship A form of government where a country or a group of countries is ruled by one person (a dictator) or political entity, which is exercised through various mechanisms to ensure that the entity's power remains strong.
Republic Federal Republic A federation of states with a republican form of government.
Autocracy Monarchy A form of government in which a group, usually a family called the dynasty, embodies the country's national identity and one of its members, called the monarch, exercises a role of sovereignty.
Democracy Noocracy Noocracy or "aristocracy of the wise" is a social and political system that is based on the priority of human mind.
Egyptian pyramid Oligarchy A form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people distinguished by nobility, wealth, family ties, education or corporate, religious or military control.
Democracy Parliamentary Democracy Democratic form of government in which the party (or a coalition of parties) with the greatest representation in the parliament (legislature) forms the government, its leader becoming prime minister or chancellor. 
Republic Parliamentary Republic A republic that operates under a parliamentary system of government where the executive branch (the government) derives its legitimacy from and is accountable to the legislature (the parliament).
Socialist People's Republic A title used by certain republican states and associated with countries adhering to communism. However, the term is not unique to communist states.
Republic Republic A form of government in which the country is considered a "public matter" – not the private concern or property of the rulers – and where offices of state are elected or appointed, rather than inherited.
Socialist Social Democracy A system that supports economic and social interventions to promote social justice within the framework of a capitalist economy, as well as a policy regime involving a commitment to representative democracy.
Socialist Socialist Dictatorship A form of dictatorship focused on enforcing socialist policies. See also: Communist Dictatroship.
Socialist Socialist Republic A socialist state or socialist republic refers to any state that is constitutionally dedicated to the establishment of socialism.
Socialist Socialist Theocracy A form of socialism based on religious values.
Egyptian pyramid Stratocracy A form of government headed by military chiefs.
Book open Theocracy Theocracy is a form of government in which a deity is the source from which all authority derives and where priests rule in the name of it.
Book open Theocratic Democracy A form of government combining  parts of both Theocracy and Democracy. Power is shared between religious leaders and representatives elected by the citizens.
Book open Theocratic Dictatorship A government which is ruled by the combination of religious institution and dictatorial ruler(s).
Book open Theocratic Republic A form of government combining  parts of both Theocracy and Republic.

To change your standard Government Type:

  1. On the left-side navigation bar click "Edit" under the "Nation" heading.
  2. Next to "Government Type", there is a drop down box. Select the government you wish to use.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and click the "Edit Nation" button.

Easter Egg: An extra Government Type

There is one extra Goverenment Type inspired by science fiction, added as an Easter Egg in the game.

Icon Name Short Description
Emotion alien Mindhive  A hive mind describes an entity that spreads among individuals and suppresses or subsumes their consciousness in the process of integrating them into its own collective consciousness. The concept of the hive mind is an intelligent version of real-life superorganisms such as an ant colony or beehive.

To change your Government Type to Mindhive you have to follow a slightly different procedure (see image below):

  1. On the left-side navigation bar click "Edit" under the "Nation" heading.
  2. Next to "Government Type", there is a drop down box. Select Absolute Monarchy.
  3. Right click on Absolute Monarchy and click on "Inspect".
  4. On the new window that will pop-up change the value of "Absolute Monarchy" to "Mindhive".
  5. Scroll to the bottom and click the "Edit Nation" button.

EasterEgg GovernmentType

It should be mentioned that instead of "Mindhive" you can write anything else you want, e.g. "AI Overmind". In this case, the icon used for this customized type of government will remain the same with the "Mindhive" one.

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