In a representative government the population elects a number of "representatives" to run the government on their behalf. The representatives serve for a limited time and then must stand for reelection. These representatives form a group (council, parliament, senate, etc.) that determines and implements government policy. In some cases the government may have a monarch at its head, while in other cases there may be a separately elected ruler (as in the United States), or the representatives themselves may elect one or more of their members to be the executive power.
- Under this civic, We Love the King Day is rendered as "We Love the Prime Minister Day", making it akin to a parliamentary republic.
|Civilization IV Civics |
|Government||Despotism • Hereditary Rule • Police State • Representation • Universal Suffrage|
|Legal||Barbarism • Bureaucracy • Free Speech • Nationhood • Vassalage|
|Labor||Caste System • Emancipation • Serfdom • Slavery • Tribalism|
|Economy||Decentralization • Environmentalism • Free Market • Mercantilism • State Property|
|Religion||Free Religion • Organized Religion • Pacifism • Paganism • Theocracy|