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Goverment is a mechanic used in the Europa Universalis series, there are many different branches with different benefits and deficiencies to every branch.

In Europa Universalis IV, there are five types of government groups which are: Monarchies, Republics, Theocracies, Steppe Hordes, and Native.


Main article: Ruler

The ruler is the head of the nation and their respective government. The stats of the ruler help determine how much monarch points will be collected after every month.

Aside from the ruler is also the heir which is the successor to the ruler. They function as the future ruler and will influence how a nation will work later on in the future.