The Republic is a government ruled by a council that is elected. It is the first of the three consensus governments in Rise of Nations, preceding the Democracy. The Republic becomes available in the Classical Age, right after completing the Senate, and it costs both Food and Metal to research. The Republic grants the following benefits:
The Republic provides a solid foundation for a nation planning on building up a strong economy early in the game. Nations planning to wage early wars should consider picking the Republic's counterpart, the Despotism.