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Populism is a social policy in Civilization V. It is part of the Autocracy tree. It is removed from the game in Civilization V: Brave New World.

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Populism is a policy in which politicians attempt to gain power by playing on the resentment that the common people have for the country's elites, be they the wealthy or the hereditary nobility, or the ruling tribe. The tactic has a somewhat unsavory reputation, and it is often labeled as "incitement to class warfare," but this is not always the case. Certainly some appeals to populism may be excessive - "The rich should be killed and eaten and you should get all of their stuff!" But they may also be justified - "All children, rich or poor, should have equal access to good schools!" As with most political rhetoric, it all depends upon the honesty and honor of the person doing the speaking.

Civilization V Social Policies [edit]
Tradition

AristocracyLanded EliteLegalismMonarchyOligarchy

Liberty

CitizenshipCollective RuleMeritocracyRepresentationRepublic

Honor

DisciplineMilitary CasteMilitary TraditionProfessional ArmyWarrior Code

Piety

Free ReligionMandate of HeavenOrganized ReligionReformationReligious ToleranceTheocracy

Patronage

AestheticsConsulatesCultural DiplomacyEducated EliteMerchant ConfederacyPhilanthropyScholasticism

Commerce

EntrepreneurshipMercantilismMercenary ArmyMerchant NavyNaval TraditionProtectionismTrade Unions Wagon Trains

Rationalism

Free ThoughtHumanismScientific RevolutionSecularismSovereignty

Aesthetics

Artistic GeniusCultural CentersCultural Exchange Fine ArtsFlourishing of the Arts

Exploration

Maritime InfrastructureMerchant NavyNaval TraditionNavigation SchoolTreasure Fleets

Freedom

Civil SocietyConstitutionDemocracyFree SpeechUniversal Suffrage

Autocracy

FascismMilitarismPolice StatePopulismTotal War

Order

CommunismNationalismPlanned EconomySocialismUnited Front

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