The Nation Overview page shows a general summary of your nation, presenting the name of the government in effect, the current ruler, current national ideas, and a quick view of the provinces.
Governments at the time have one of three categories: Tribal, Republic, and Monarchy. These are then divided into a subset of government types, which have minor changes on the behavior of government.
|Form of government||Category||Government Advantage||Desired Civics|
|Aristocratic Monarchy||Monarchy||Trade Income +25%||2 Military, 1 Civic|
|Despotic Monarchy||Monarchy||Build Cost (Buildings) -33%||1 Military, 1 Economic, 1 Civic|
|Dictatorship||Monarchy||Discipline +10%||1 Military, 1 Economy, 1 Civic, 1 Religious|
|Federal Monarchy||Monarchy||Tribute Income +25%||1 Economic, 1 Civic, 1 Religious|
|Theocracy||Monarchy||Omen Success Chance +10%||2 Religious|
|Aristocratic Republic||Republic||Character Loyalty Gain +1%||1 Military, 2 Civic|
|Democratic Republic||Republic||Character Popularity Gain +1%||2 Civic|
|Military Republic||Republic||Discipline +10%||2 Military, 1 Civic|
|Oligarchic Republic||Republic||Monthly Character Wealth +5%||1 Military, 1 Economic, 1 Civic|
|Republic Confederacy||Republic||Research Points +20%||1 Economic, 1 Civic|
|Civic Tribe||Tribal||Research Points +10%||1 Civic|
|Military Tribe||Tribal||Discipline +5%||1 Military|
|Religious Tribe||Tribal||Revolt Risk -1||1 Religious|
|Trade Tribe||Tribal||Trade Routes (per province) +1||1 Economic|
On nation overview, you may choose some national ideas. These national
You may change a national idea. The change is free if the new idea matches the ruler's faction, but otherwise costs 3 stability.
The national idea slots are generally associated with a specific type of idea. While there is no explicit penalty for a mismatched idea, you need to have all three match in order to get the associated bonus with the government.
The ruler at the top-right corner shows the current ruler. You can hover the mouse over the image to get a summary of stats, and click the picture to view character details.
The ruler's faction provides a specific bonus to the nation. However, the populist faction provides a penalty.