Adopting Tradition greatly increases the rate of border expansion (25%) in cities (by diminishing the accumulated Culture needed for successive new tiles) and also grants +3 Culture in the Capital. Unlocks building the Hanging Gardens wonder.
Adopting all Policies in the Tradition tree will grant +15% Growth in all cities and a free Aqueduct in your first four cities. It also allows the purchase of Great Engineers with Faith starting in Industrial Era.
|Aristocracy||+15% Production when building Wonders (any Era) and +1 Happiness for every 10 Citizens in a City.||Adopting Tradition|
|Oligarchy||Garrisoned units cost no maintenance and cities with a garrison gain +50% Ranged Combat Strength.||Adopting Tradition|
|Legalism||Provides a free culture building in your first 4 cities.||Oligarchy|
|Monarchy||+1 Gold and -1 Unhappiness for every 2 Citizens in the Capital.||Legalism|
|Landed Elite||+10% Growth and +2 Food in the Capital only.||Legalism|