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Tax Labour Aorsoi (Imperator Augustus)Aorsoi (Imperator Augustus) Construction Tier 3

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 3






  • -5% building construction costs (all regions)
  • +3% wealth from industry (all regions)
Requires Technologies Raised SiteRaised Site
Enables Technologies Large DefencesLarge Defences Stone FootingStone Footing
Enables Buildings Shaft MineShaft Mine
Slave MarketSlave Market