Socialism is the last of the three totalitarian governments in Rise of Nations, following the Monarchy. It becomes available at the Senate, when a nation has entered the Industrial Age, and it costs both Knowledge and Wealth to research. Socialism grants the following benefits:
- Resource cost and production time of all Factory, Dock and Airbase units reduced by 25%
- Patriot: The Comrade (see below)
Socialism provides various production bonuses to warring nations, especially those using ships and aircraft. The Comrade allows for a much faster assimilation of cities and thus a faster progress of his army - if the nation is going for a conquest victory or similar. The Socialism's more defensive oriented counterpart is Capitalism.
Note: Although the tooltip says the discount is 20%, the actual amount is 25%. The discount also decreases the ramping cost of those units, not simply the base cost. It does not decrease the cost of fighter-bombers, as those are built from a carrier rather than one of the buildings above.
The Comrade Patriot Edit
- Functions as a Supply Wagon: Eliminates/reduces attrition damage and provides supply for artillery units.
- All friendly units in his radius have +2 attack strength and +2 armor.
- Enemy cities in his radius assimilate at 4x speed.
- Immune to sniping and bribery.
- Benefits from all regular General upgrades at the Fort.
Socialism is an economic and political theory advocating public or common ownership and cooperative management of the means of production and allocation of resources. Socialism emerged as a political philosophy for the working class in retaliation to capitalism as early as the 18th century. They advocated a society organized on the basis of equal power-relations, self-management and the elimination of hierarchy. While socialism is occasionally associated with totalitarianism such as the "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics" (USSR) many socialist thinkers dispute the idea that these society were truly 'socialist' as a lie used by the Soviets the credit them and by the western media to discredit socialism. These societies had little self-management of workers who were no freer than under capitalism.