I know it’s not official that a Democracy 3 would be created. However, I think it would be great to just toss around thoughts on a 3rd game being made. What would you like to see in it?
For me, I want to delve into political extreamism!
I want different government types that I can choose. Some government types would be more exposed to terrorism/uprising than others. Some will have elections, some are easier to manipulate than others. Each will have their own benefits and disadvantages. No system is perfect after all. This could have it’s own section, it would be labeled “Governing Philosophy” Here are some types of Governing I would like to see.
Constitutional Monarchy - A government that has a king, but his/her power is strictly limited by the government.
Democracy - Rule by a government where the people as a whole hold the power. It may be exercised by them (direct democracy), or through representatives chosen by them (representative democracy).
Despotism - Governing by a single individual, the despot, who wields all the power and authority of the state. Other persons are subsidiary to the despot.
Dictatorship - Rule by an individual who has full power over the country.
Monarchy - Rule by an individual who has inherited the role and expects to bequeath it to their heir.
Oligarchy - Rule by a small group of people who share similar interests or family relations.
Plutocracy - A government composed of the wealthy class.
Theocracy - Rule by a religious elite.
In the “Governing Philosophy” screen, you could choose what type of government your people want. It would tell you the advantages of the governing style, at the same time allow you to interact with that governing style. Lets say you choose to be a democracy, well you have a few “Policies” to pick from. You have the “rigged election” policy. In which a certain percentage of votes are changed in your favor.
However, there is a slight chance your people will find out about this and you will be booted out of power, or terrorism and uprisings could increase. Another Policy you could adopt would be compulsory voting. Making sure EVERYONE votes. Even a policy of “Encouraging Voter Apathy” could be installed. It would generate 2 random numbers between 10 - 30. Your party gets one number, and the other party gets the other number. This number will be a percentage of voters subtracted from both parties. You won’t know the number till election day, so it can be a last ditch effort in order to bring your party back into dominating power.