The power of equal votes for unequal minds.
- Charles I Stuart

Democracy is the second of the three consensus governments in Thrones and Patriots, following Republic and preceding Capitalism. It becomes available in the Gunpowder Age Gunpowder Age and grants the following benefits:

Democracy provides various bonuses to all kinds of nations: Peaceful nations profit from reduced cost for build upgrades as well as the patriot's building bonus to complete wonders in less time (the Patriot needs to be close to the wonder's construction site). Warring nations can use the patriot's production bonus to field a large army more quickly. However, warring nations making heavy use of cavalry and/or artillery units should consider picking Democracy's counterpart, Monarchy.