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- Limit of one per civilization.
Three buildings can be constructed in a Government Plaza. The player is presented with several choices on what these buildings could be:
The Government Plaza allows you to construct a variety of buildings that provide bonuses relevant to your playstyle and victory condition of choice. Each time you adopt a more advanced form of government, three new buildings become available, each of which awards a Governor Title and permanent bonuses when built. Remember that the three buildings on each tier are mutually exclusive, so think carefully about your short-term and long-term strategy before deciding which of the three you want.
The Government Plaza provides a +1 bonus to all adjacent districts' yields, so build it two tiles away from the City Center and surround it with specialty districts for maximum effect. This also allows a Spy stationed in the Government Plaza to protect all of the surrounding districts when performing a Counterspy mission.
While a government may exist in the hearts and minds and consent of the governed, the actual execution of government requires desks to work on, archives to store records, and meeting rooms to discuss the affairs of state. It helps if the government can set aside space somewhere for dedicated scribes, civil servants, sinecure holders, and politicos to work efficiently, so that the matters of state can be conducted in a timely way. Throughout history, many civilizations have consolidated their bureaucracies in central areas, creating Government Plazas with clustered office dedicated to governance. Westminster in London, or the Kremlin in Moscow, or Eixo Monumental in Brazil might all be considered examples of the Government Plaza.