Meaning of the name of the government
Power rests with a small number of people
Type of Government:
Research: Government Formation ( )
Oligarchy is a form of
government in which a minority rules, in Ikariam these are the rich merchant families.
Oligarchy as a form of government is especially well suited for trade-orientated island kingdoms.
+5 Range of trading posts.
+10% increased speed for your trade ships.
-2% less upkeep for war ships.
Formula: +2 Cargo ships.
+20% increased build time for all buildings.
Formula: +3% corruption in all cities.
capital is ever occupied, the form of government will switch to Xenocracy. However this occurs without a revolution or costs.
Xenocracy means that you only achieve half of the advantages of your actual form of
government. The same goes for the disadvantage effects of your form of government. As soon as your capital has been liberated, you will have the full effects of the advantages and disadvantages of your form of government again. This will happen without a revolution or costs.
Xenocracy does affect NOT Anarchy, you will continue to have its full effects, if your capital becomes occupied while you are under Anarchy.
Xenocracy only occurs when your Capital has become occupied by another player and does not change your current government but just halves (½) the advantages and disadvantages of the current government.
Advantages because of Xenocracy
+2.5 Range of trading posts.
+5% increased speed for your trade ships.
-1% less upkeep for war ships.
Formula: +1 trade ship.
Disadvantages because of Xenocracy
+10% increased build time for all buildings.
Formula: +1.5% corruption in all cities.
Other Optional governments