Presidential Palace (ETW building)

Presidential Palace
Category: Government
Form: Republic
Level: 5
Turns to build: 7
Building cost: 6000
Presidential Palace
Presidential Palace
Middle Eastern
Presidential Palace
European, Middle Eastern
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The palace of a republic’s president, the people’s most exalted servant, is the expression of a nation’s dignity in stone.

The president is expected to live in some style, yet retain his accessibility as the elected leader. Like many royal palaces, a president’s home is home to a working bureaucracy, keeping the affairs of the nation in order.

Republics often hark back to the Classical themes of their culture: European republics hark back to Roman architecture for its grandeur, monumental scale and implied permanence. Other cultures have a similar tendency to appropriate the dignity of the past for their political buildings.

Historically, and despite many egalitarian protests, most presidential residences are palatial in luxury if not in size. Most presidents are from the moneyed classes, after all, and are used to their creature comforts. Of course, a republic does not imply any kind of equality, merely that “the people” have the greatest say in government; the ruling classes still exist and still expect their perquisites. Purpose-built presidential palaces are usually grander, as an exercise in overawing visiting foreign dignitaries with the power and prestige of the nation itself and the office of president (if not always the prestige of the current holder of the office).

This building can only be built in the faction capital.