Power structure laws

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The numbers in green refer to the number of alternative laws currently available to be enacted in that sub-category.

Power structure laws determine who is in control of different aspects of the country.

It includes fundamental Governance Principles such as monarchy and parliamentary republic, which determine who will be the nation's head of state is and what kind of powers they wield.

Distribution of Power ranges from autocracy and oligarchy through various extensions of the voting franchise all the way to universal suffrage.

Citizenship and Church and State laws govern which pops suffer legal discrimination in the country due to their culture or religion.

The principles on which Bureaucracy is run -- such as hereditary or elected positions for bureaucrats -- determine how expensive it is to keep track of each citizen and how much institutions cost to run, but also directly benefit some groups over others.

Conscription lets the player raise a part of the civilian workforce as soldiers in times of war, and Internal Security governs how the home affairs anti-insurgent institution works.

Army Model[edit | edit source]

How your army is organized and regulated.

Law Requirements Effects Change limitations? Default Interest Group Opinions
Peasant Levies icon
Peasant Levies
The army's main force comes from conscripted infantry with zero to basic training.
  • +2% Conscription rate
  • +25 Barracks Barracks Max Level
  • +25 Conscription Center Conscription Center Max Level
  • −25% Market military goods.png Military Goods Cost
  • IG landowners.png +25% Landowners political strength
  • Pop officers.png Most officers qualifications will originate from aristocrats
Not limited IG landowners.pngLandowners approve

IG armed forces.pngArmed Forces disapprove

IG rural folk.pngRural Folk disapprove

IG trade unions.pngTrade Unions Neutral

Professional Army icon
Professional Army
The army consists of well-trained, professional regulars.
Not limited IG armed forces.pngArmed Forces strongly approve

IG landowners.pngLandowners

Neutral

IG rural folk.pngRural Folk Neural

IG trade unions.pngTrade Unions disapprove

National Militia icon
National Militia
The standing army is small, but local militias can be activated to defend their homes.
Invention mandatory service.png Mandatory Service Not limited IG armed forces.pngArmed forces disapprove

IG landowners.pngLandowners

Neutral

IG rural folk.pngRural Folk strongly approve

IG trade unions.pngTrade Unions strongly approve

Mass Conscription icon
Mass Conscription
Large numbers of infantry conscripts can be activated as needed to supplement the professional army.
Invention nationalism.png Nationalism Not limited IG armed forces.pngArmed Forces approve

IG landowners.pngLandowners

disapprove

IG rural folk.pngRural Folk disapprove

IG trade unions.pngTrade Unions approve

Bureaucracy[edit | edit source]

How your country is administered.

Law Requirements Effects Change limitations? Interest Group Opinions
Hereditary Bureaucrats icon
Hereditary Bureaucrats
Bureacrats hold their position through traditional inheritance, passing on the responsiblities to their children.
  • Hud bureaucracy.png −25% Population cost multiplier
  • IG landowners.png +25% Landowners political strength
Law appointed bureaucrats.png Appointed Bureaucrats IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia disapprove

IG petty bourgeoisie.pngPetite Bourgeoisie

disapprove

IG landowners.pngLandowners

approve

Appointed Bureaucrats icon
Appointed Bureaucrats
Bureacrats are appointed by rulers to serve the country's best interests in exchange for high wages.
  • Hud money.png +25% Taxation Capacity
  • IG intelligensia.png +25% Intelligentsia political strength
  • Law elected bureaucrats.png Elected Bureaucrats
  • Law hereditary bureaucrats.png Hereditary Bureaucrats
IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia approve

IG petty bourgeoisie.pngPetite Bourgeoisie

Neutral

IG landowners.pngLandowners

Neutral

Elected Bureaucrats icon
Elected Bureaucrats
Local governors are elected by their constitutents, decentralizing power while making citizens easier to manage.
  • NoLaw autocracy.png Autocracy
  • NoLaw elder council.png Elder Council
  • NoLaw oligarchy.png Oligarchy
  • Hud bureaucracy.png −15% Institution cost multiplier
  • IG petty bourgeoisie.png +25% Petite bourgeoisie political strength
Law appointed bureaucrats.png Appointed Bureaucrats IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia Neutral

IG petty bourgeoisie.pngPetite Bourgeoisie

approve

IG landowners.pngLandowners

disapprove

Church and State[edit | edit source]

The relationship between physical and spiritual governors.

Law Requirements Forbids/Excludes Effects Change limitations? Interest Group Opinions
State Religion icon
State Religion
The church is an official organ of the state. All minority religions are discriminated against.
NoLaw public schools.png Public schools
  • Hud authority.png Gain +200 authority
  • IG devout.png +30% Devout political strength
  • Yes Only a state religion is accepted
  • Information Pops will recalculate their interest group support
Law freedom of conscience.png Freedom of Conscience IG devout.pngDevout strongly approve

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia

disapprove

Freedom of Conscience icon
Freedom of Conscience
The state has an official state religion but the people may choose what to believe. Only particularly exotic religions are discriminated against.
  • Invention rationalism.png Rationalism
  • NoLaw theocracy.png Theocracy
  • Hud authority.png Gain +100 authority
  • IG devout.png +15% Devout political strength
  • Yes Any religion sharing a trait with a state religion is accepted
  • Information Pops will recalculate their interest group support
  • Law state religion.png State Religion
  • Law total separation.png Total Separation
IG devout.pngDevout Neutral

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia

approve

Total Separation icon
Total Separation
No church or faith may interfere in government functions. No religion may be discriminated against.
  • Invention empiricism.png Empiricism
  • NoLaw theocracy.png Theocracy
NoLaw religious schools.png Religious Schools
  • Yes All religions are accepted
  • Information Pops will recalculate their interest group support
Law freedom of conscience.png Freedom of Conscience IG devout.pngDevout strongly disapprove

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia

strongly approve

Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Extending the rights of citizenship.

Law Requirements Effects Change limitations? Interest Group Opinions
Ethnostate icon
Ethnostate
All foreign cultures are discriminated against.
Invention nationalism.png Nationalism
  • Hud authority.png Gain +200 authority
  • Yes Only a primary culture is accepted
  • Information Pops will recalculate their interest group support
  • Law cultural exclusion.png Cultural Exclusion
  • Law racial segregation.png Racial Segregation
IG devout.pngDevout Neutral

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia

strongly disapprove

IG petty bourgeoisie.pngPetite Bourgeoisie approve

National Supremacy icon
National Supremacy
Foreign cultures are discriminated against unless they share both heritage and language (or other customs).
  • Hud authority.png Gain +200 authority
  • Yes Any culture sharing a heritage culture trait with a primary culture and a culture trait (which is not a heritage culture trait) with a primary culture
  • Information Pops will recalculate their interest group support
  • Law cultural exclusion.png Cultural Exclusion
  • Law racial segregation.png Racial Segregation
IG devout.pngDevout approve

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia

strongly disapprove

IG petty bourgeoisie.pngPetite Bourgeoisie strongly approve

Racial Segregation icon
Racial Segregation
Foreign cultures of different heritage are discriminated against.
  • Hud authority.png Gain +100 authority
  • Yes Any culture sharing a heritage trait with a primary culture is accepted
  • Information Pops will recalculate their interest group support
  • Law cultural exclusion.png Cultural Exclusion
  • Law national supremacy.png National Supremacy
IG devout.pngDevout Neutral

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia

Neutral

IG petty bourgeoisie.pngPetite Bourgeoisie approve

Cultural Exclusion icon
Cultural Exclusion
Foreign cultures with nothing in common with your primary cultures are discriminated against.
  • Law debt slavery.png Debt Slavery
  • Law slavery banned.png Slavery Banned
  • Hud authority.png Gain +50 authority
  • Yes Any culture sharing a cultural trait with a primary culture is accepted
  • Information Pops will recalculate their interest group support
  • Law multicultural.png Multiculturalism
  • Law racial segregation.png Racial Segregation
IG devout.pngDevout disapprove

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia Neutral

IG petty bourgeoisie.pngPetite Bourgeoisie Neutral

Multiculturalism icon
Multiculturalism
No cultures are discriminated against.
  • Invention egalitarianism.png Egalitarianism
  • Law slavery banned.png Slavery Banned
  • Yes All cultures are accepted
  • Information Pops will recalculate their interest group support
Law cultural exclusion.png Cultural Exclusion IG devout.pngDevout strongly disapprove

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia

approve

IG petty bourgeoisie.pngPetite Bourgeoisie strongly disapprove

Distribution of Power[edit | edit source]

How political power is distributed. Determines who the Head of State is accountable to.

Law Requirements Effects Change limitations? Interest Group Opinions
Autocracy icon
Autocracy
The Head of State's power is absolute and they are held accountable to no earthly power.
  • Hud authority.png Gain +250 authority
  • Legitimacy.png +30 Legitimacy from including the head of state in government
  • Pop aristocrats.png +50% Aristocrats political strength
  • NoLaw elected bureaucrats.png Disable Elected Bureaucrats law
  • Information Political parties will disappear
  • Law oligarchy.png Oligarchy
  • Law elder council.png Elder Council
  • Law landed voting.png Landed Voting
IG industrialists.pngIndustrialists

disapprove

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia disapprove

IG landowners.pngLandowners strongly approve

IG trade unions.pngTrade Unions strongly disapprove

Oligarchy icon
Oligarchy
The Head of State shares power and responsibility with a small group of powerful, unelected individuals.
  • Hud authority.png Gain +200 authority
  • Legitimacy.png +25 Legitimacy from including the head of state in government
  • Pop aristocrats.png +50% Aristocrats political strength
  • Pop capitalists.png +25% Capitalists political strength
  • NoLaw elected bureaucrats.png Disable Elected Bureaucrats law
  • Information Political parties will disappear
  • Law autocracy.png Autocracy
  • Law elder council.png Elder Council
  • Law landed voting.png Landed Voting
IG industrialists.pngIndustrialists

approve

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia disapprove

IG landowners.pngLandowners approve

IG trade unions.pngTrade Unions strongly disapprove

Landed Voting icon
Landed Voting
Those who own land or capital property are given a vote.
  • Invention democracy.png Democracy
  • NoLaw chiefdom.png Chiefdom
  • Hud authority.png Gain +150 authority
  • Legitimacy.png +20 Legitimacy
  • Pop aristocrats.png +50% Aristocrats political strength
  • Pop capitalists.png +50% Capitalists political strength
  • Pop clergymen.png +50% Clergymen political strength
  • Pop officers.png +50% Officers political strength
  • Information Political parties will emerge
  • Law autocracy.png Autocracy
  • Law oligarchy.png Oligarchy
  • Law wealth voting.png Wealth Voting
  • Law census suffrage.png Census Voting
IG industrialists.pngIndustrialists

Neutral

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia Neutral

IG landowners.pngLandowners strongly approve

IG trade unions.pngTrade Unions disapprove

Wealth Voting icon
Wealth Voting
Wealthy citizens are granted a vote. Men of more wealth are granted more votes.
  • Invention democracy.png Democracy
  • NoLaw chiefdom.png Chiefdom
  • Hud authority.png Gain +100 authority
  • Legitimacy.png +20 Legitimacy
  • +40 Political strength from votes
  • +25 Wealth threshold for voting
  • Information Political parties will emerge
  • Law landed voting.png Landed Voting
  • Law census suffrage.png Census Voting
  • Law universal suffrage.png Universal Suffrage
IG industrialists.pngIndustrialists

approve

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia approve

IG landowners.pngLandowners Neutral

IG trade unions.pngTrade Unions disapprove

Census Suffrage icon
Census Suffrage
Literate men of particular status is given a vote.
  • Invention democracy.png Democracy
  • NoLaw chiefdom.png Chiefdom
  • Hud authority.png Gain +50 authority
  • Legitimacy.png +20 Legitimacy
  • +30 Political strength from literate pops' votes
  • +15 Wealth threshold for voting
  • Information Political parties will emerge
  • Law landed voting.png Landed Voting
  • Law wealth voting.png Wealth Voting
  • Law universal suffrage.png Universal Suffrage
IG industrialists.pngIndustrialists

Neutral

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia strongly approve

IG landowners.pngLandowners disapprove

IG trade unions.pngTrade Unions Neutral

Universal Suffrage icon
Universal Suffrage
Every adult man is given an equal vote.
  • Invention egalitarianism.png Egalitarianism
  • NoLaw chiefdom.png Chiefdom
  • Legitimacy.png +20 Legitimacy
  • +20 Political strength from votes
  • Information Political parties will emerge
  • Law wealth voting.png Wealth Voting
  • Law census suffrage.png Census Voting
  • Law anarchy.png Anarchy
IG industrialists.pngIndustrialists

strongly disapprove

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia strongly approve

IG landowners.pngLandowners strongly disapprove

IG trade unions.pngTrade Unions strongly approve

Anarchy icon
Anarchy
Local communities govern their own affairs and send representatives to serve limited terms on larger cooperative councils. With no formal hierarchies central authority is difficult to exercise.
  • Invention anarchy.png Anarchy
  • Law council republic.png Council Republic
  • −50% authority
  • +1 Universal pop political strength
  • −75 Political strength from wealth
  • Legitimacy.png +10 Legitimacy
  • Information Political parties will disappear
Law universal suffrage.png Universal Suffrage IG industrialists.pngIndustrialists

strongly disapprove

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia strongly disapprove

IG landowners.pngLandowners strongly disapprove

IG trade unions.pngTrade Unions approve

Elder Council icon
Elder Council
The most venerated men have a say in the nation's governance.
  • Yes Is a decentralized country
  • Law chiefdom.png Chiefdom
  • Hud authority.png Gain +200 authority
  • Legitimacy.png +20 Legitimacy
  • Pop aristocrats.png +50% Aristocrats political strength
  • Pop clergymen.png +50% Clergymen political strength
  • Pop officers.png +50% Officers political strength
  • NoLaw elected bureaucrats.png Disable Elected Bureaucrats law
  • Information Political parties will disappear
  • Law autocracy.png Autocracy
  • Law oligarchy.png Oligarchy
  • Law landed voting.png Landed Voting

Governance Principles[edit | edit source]

The foundational principles and authority by which your country is governed. Determines who the Head of State is.

Law Requirements Effects Change limitations? Interest Group Opinions
Monarchy icon
Monarchy
A form of governance where an aristocratic dynasty represents the country's national identity and yields executive powers to the royal head of the dynasty.
NoLaw anarchy.png Anarchy
  • Legitimacy.png +20 Legitimacy from including the head of state in government
  • Legitimacy.png +0.1 Legitimacy from government clout
  • IG landowners.png +25% Landowners political strength
Not limited IG devout.pngDevout strongly approveIG industrialists.pngIndustrialists Neutral

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia Neutral

IG landowners.pngLandowners strongly approve

IG trade unions.pngTrade Unions strongly disapprove

IG petty bourgeoisie.pngPetite Bourgeoisie approve

Presidential Republic icon
Presidential Republic
A political system where power is held by the people and their elected representatives. Republics have an elected or nominated President as Head of State.
Invention democracy.png Democracy
  • Legitimacy.png +15 Legitimacy from including the head of state in government
  • Legitimacy.png −10% Reduced legitimacy penalty from size of government
  • Legitimacy.png +0.2 Legitimacy from government clout
Not limited IG devout.pngDevout Neutral

IG industrialists.pngIndustrialists Neutral

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia strongly approve

IG landowners.pngLandowners Neutral

IG trade unions.pngTrade Unions Neutral

IG petty bourgeoisie.pngPetite Bourgeoisie Neutral

Parliamentary Republic icon
Parliamentary Republic
A political system where power is held by the people and their elected representatives. The leader of the legislature acts as the Head of State and is referred to as Chancellor.
Invention democracy.png Democracy
  • Legitimacy.png +10 Legitimacy from including the head of state in government
  • Legitimacy.png −25% Reduced legitimacy penalty from size of government
  • Legitimacy.png +0.2 Legitimacy from government clout
Not limited IG devout.pngDevout Neutral

IG industrialists.pngIndustrialists Neutral

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia approve

IG landowners.pngLandowners Neutral

IG trade unions.pngTrade Unions Neutral

IG petty bourgeoisie.pngPetite Bourgeoisie Neutral

Theocracy icon
Theocracy
The government is ruled by a clergy and their interpretation of holy scripture. The Head of State is nominally the person of worship, though in practice a worldly representative selected by merit, status, or birth.
IG devout.png The devout are in government
  • Legitimacy.png +20 Legitimacy from including the head of state in government
  • Legitimacy.png +0.1 Legitimacy from government clout
  • IG devout.png +25% Devout political strength
Not limited IG devout.pngDevout approve

IG industrialists.pngIndustrialists disapprove

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia Neutral

IG landowners.pngLandowners approve

IG trade unions.pngTrade Unions strongly disapprove

IG petty bourgeoisie.pngPetite Bourgeoisie approve

Council Republic icon
Council Republic
A political system where workers elect delegates to local councils. Extends concepts of workplace organization to general governance.
Invention socialism.png Socialism
  • Legitimacy.png +0.4 Legitimacy from government clout
  • Pop farmers.png +25% Farmers political strength
  • Pop machinists.png +25% Machinists political strength
Not limited IG devout.pngDevout strongly disapprove

IG industrialists.pngIndustrialists strongly disapprove

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia disapprove

IG landowners.pngLandowners strongly disapprove

IG trade unions.pngTrade Unions Neutral

IG petty bourgeoisie.pngPetite Bourgeoisie disapprove

Chiefdom icon
Chiefdom
A hierarchical pre-industrial political system based on kinship, with a warlord or elder of a prominent family at the head. It is incapable of efficient centralized control over entire states.
Yes Is a decentralized country Legitimacy.png +20 Legitimacy from including the head of state in government Only available to NPCs

Internal Security[edit | edit source]

Keeping your own affairs in order.

Law Requirements Effects Change limitations? Interest Group Opinions
No Home Affairs icon
No Home Affairs
The state makes no special attempts to put a stop to unrest and uprisings.
Not limited IG armed forces.pngArmed Forces disapprove

IG petty bourgeoisie.pngPetite Bourgeoisie disapprove

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia Neutral

National Guard icon
National Guard
The state may use military force to suppress domestic unrest.
Invention army reserves.png Army Reserves
  • Institution home affairs.png Enables home affairs institution investment
  • Institution home affairs.png Home affairs institution:
    • +0.5% Conscription rate
    • −5% Political movement radicalism
Not limited IG armed forces.pngArmed Forces approve

IG petty bourgeoisie.pngPetite Bourgeoisie approve

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia disapprove

Secret Police icon
Secret Police
The secret police keep close track of radical elements and dissenters.
Invention central archives.png Central Archives
  • Institution home affairs.png Enables home affairs institution investment
  • Institution home affairs.png +2 Max home affairs institution investment
  • Institution home affairs.png Home affairs institution:
    • −10% Political movement radicalism
    • −5% Suppression impact on interest group attraction
Not limited IG armed forces.pngArmed Forces approve

IG petty bourgeoisie.pngPetite Bourgeoisie approve

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia disapprove

Guaranteed Liberties icon
Guaranteed Liberties
The state is prohibited by law to investigate or interfere with its own citizens.
  • Law protected speech.png Protected Speech
  • Law right of assembly.png Right of Assembly
  • Institution home affairs.png Enables home affairs institution investment
  • Institution home affairs.png +2 Max home affairs investment
  • Institution home affairs.png Home affairs institution:
    • −10% Radicals from standard of living decreases
    • +10% Loyalists from standard of living increases
Not limited IG armed forces.pngArmed Forces strongly disapprove

IG petty bourgeoisie.pngPetite Bourgeoisie strongly disapprove

IG intelligensia.pngIntelligentsia strongly approve

References[edit | edit source]

  1. To update page content see reference files in folder /Victoria 3/game/common/laws:
    1. Each law type has its own txt file (named after the law type).
  2. To update flavor text see reference files in folder /Victoria 3/game/localization/english:
    1. For laws flavor text see reference file laws_l_english.yml.
    2. For modifiers flavor text see reference file modifiers_l_english.yml.
    3. For institutions flavor text see reference file institutions_l_english.yml.
    4. For inventions flavor text see reference file inventions_l_english.yml.