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Tax Labour Antony's Rivals (Imperator Augustus)Antony's Rivals (Imperator Augustus) Construction Tier 1

Tax Labour

Taxes must be paid, in coin, in kind or in simple, brute labour.

Taxation becomes futile when a populace are too poor to pay taxes. At such times in the ancient world, the poor were forced to work unpaid to help complete civil projects. Such measures were common practice at the time; in Egypt the Pharaoh would be merciless in the taxation of his subjects. Peasants were expected to work several days a month to help maintain roads and canals and to lend their muscle to construction and mining. Some governments could be strict in the extreme when imposing tax labour: in Babylonia, failure to fulfil labour obligations would see a man forfeit his lands.


Tax Labour

Node Set

Tier 1






  • -3% building construction costs (all regions)
  • +1 growth in all provinces per turn (all provinces)
  • -5% provincial capital and minor settlement main chain construction costs (all regions)
Requires Technologies Land ManagementLand Management
Enables Technologies Water SluicingWater Sluicing ConcreteConcrete
Enables Buildings MintMint