A nation with colonial aspirations, distant lands claimed in its name, and a creative approach to criminal justice could institute penal settlements. This system of indentured servitude sent prisoners to distant, harsh lands to do the grueling and dangerous work of colonial establishment. Commonly led by a governor who served as warden, the prisoners had nowhere to escape. However, there were incentives to work off their societal debt—ownership of what they had built.
- Penal Settlement's artwork features a stylized portrait of Captain Arthur Phillip, who founded Sydney, and Australia as a whole, as a penal colony on January 26, 1788. The background is a painting by Algernon Talmadge depicting the founding of Sydney.
|Civilization VI Governments |
|Autocracy • Catholic Monarchy1 • Chiefdom • Classical Republic • Colonial Government1 • Communism • Corporate Libertarianism • Democracy • Digital Democracy • Fascism • Kandake1 • Merchant Republic • Monarchy • Oligarchy • Penal Settlement1 • Pharaoh1 • State Government1 • Synthetic Technocracy • Thalassocracy1 • Theocracy|
|1 Specific scenarios only
Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.