Europa Universalis IV’s Res Publica DLC ushers in Republican Dictatorships

16 Jul 2014  by   Peter Parrish
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This fellow looks suitably stern, I’ll put him in charge.

There’s now a brand new way to screw around with world history, as Europa Universalis IV gets its third DLC add-on. This one is called Res Publica (“Public Affairs,” Latin fans) and is all about new methods of government and further trade mechanics.

For $5.00 USD, Res Publica promises to give you new means of directing growth and new tricks to undermine your enemies.

Here are the main additions, as per the Steam store page.

Main features:

  • New government type – Republican Dictatorship: Republic tradition does not increase regularly during Dictatorship and you will be presented with opportunity to gain power by losing Republic Tradition or losing power while gaining Republic Tradition during your rule.
  • New faction system: Consisting of Aristocrats, Traders and Guilds. Spend power to increase faction influence and reap the benefits of a specific faction’s bonuses.
  • New election events for Dutch Republics: Centered around Statists and Orangists. If Statists are in power elections are held every 4 years, a new ruler will always be be chosen out of 2 random candidates. With Orangists in power there is no election until the ruler is deceased.
  • New Idea Groups: This new feature opens up a the possibility for expanded exploration.

Lots of lovely ways to retain your grip on power, there.

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