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Communism is a form of Tier 3 government in Civilization VI. It is unlocked by the Class Struggle civic.

In Rise and Fall, this government's legacy bonus is conferred by Communist Legacy, a Wildcard policy unlocked by changing governments after adopting Communism and constructing a Tier 3 government building (National History Museum, Royal Society, or War Department). In Gathering Storm, adopting this government unlocks Collectivization and Defense of the Motherland.


Communism focuses primarily on military power and Civ6Production Production. It serves as a counter of sorts to Fascism; whereas Fascism focuses on combat strength and unit production, Communism focuses on defensive strength and all forms of production.

With the change to the minor bonus in Gathering Storm, not only does this government help militaristic civilizations, but it can also assist with a Science Victory. This government is the most ideal with self-sustaining economies that do not rely on foreign TradeRoute6 Trade Routes.

Civilopedia entry Edit

Karl Marx’s legacy to civilization: communism. In its pure form, communism is a socio-economic system of government built upon the common ownership of production, shorn of class, money, the state apparatus, and most other markers of capitalism. One might consider it the extreme form of socialism, a response to the inequitable economic and social changes triggered by the Industrial Age. There are some advantages to the communist approach: full use of resources (including people), accelerated production and scientific research (as envisioned by the five-year plans), an equitable distribution of wealth (lessening social unrest), rapid response to crises, uniform approaches to the common welfare (health, education, security and the like). At least in theory; in reality communist nations took a detour on the road to utopia.

With the erosion of personal freedoms and a solely materialistic approach to problems, most communist nations fell behind in the race to progress. Didn’t help that the bureaucracy too often proved corrupt and inefficient (in part, due to the apparatus of state security) and that paranoia led to a massive (and expensive) military complex. In the case of Soviet Russia, its avowed aim for a worldwide revolution managed to alienate most other nations. Although the Soviet Union collapsed under economic and social pressures, five neo-communist states survived the upheaval of the 1990s: China, Cuba, North Korea, Laos and Vietnam.

Civilization VI Governments [edit]

AutocracyChiefdomClassical RepublicColonial Government1CommunismCorporate Libertarianism GS-OnlyDemocracyDigital Democracy GS-OnlyFascismKandake1Merchant RepublicMonarchyOligarchyPenal Settlement1Pharaoh1State Government1Synthetic Technocracy GS-OnlyThalassocracy1Theocracy

1: Scenario only

GS-Only Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.

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