Despotism is the first of the three red governments in Rise of Nations, preceding the Monarchy. It becomes available in the Classical Age, right after completing the Senate, and it costs Food and Wealth to research. Despotism grants the following benefits:
- Military Research cost reduced by 15%.
- Barracks unit cost and upgrades reduced by 15%.
- Patriot: The Despot
Despotism provides several benefits for a nation planning to field lots of infantry and wage early/many wars in the game. If a nation prefers to build up a strong economy before going to war, it should consider the Despotism's counterpart, the Republic.
Note: The unit and upgrade cost reduction only affects the base cost. The ramping cost (additional cost for additional units) is not affected.
Version Notes Edit
Prior to version 03.02.12.0800, the cost reduction for Military research, Barracks units and upgrades was 25%.