State laws

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National laws have a much greater impact than edicts. They take longer to process and represent the current status of the society in terms of the modernity and advancement of the legislation of the nation in which the player’s city is located. National laws have several very important effects on the city.

National laws provide a boost to the city’s brain power production, allowing the player to unlock new inventions faster. They also provide a temporary boost to satisfaction in the respective aspect of civic life, as citizens are pleased to have more rights and freedoms. However, they also increase the demand for the six Wheel of Life services, making it harder to keep citizens happy in the long term.

National laws allow you to determine the kind of society you want to build. The benefit of a monoculture in which everyone is pressured to look, behave, and think the same is that its citizens do not know any better and are easier to satisfy. However, a monoculture requires that you take care in choosing which inventions to unlock, as keeping pace with the rest of the world is challenging. A “progressive” society in which anyone can be whatever they want has its benefits, but a more enlightened population is harder to fool and requires more services to be satisfied. At times it might be politically savvy to go against your own personal beliefs to ensure you get elected.

List of laws[edit | edit source]

Category Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Labour law Right to form labour unions:
-4 (+2 demand)
+5 (city hall)
Right to humane working conditions:
-5 (demand +3)
+5 (university)
8-hour work day:
-5 (+3 demand)
-5 (+3 demand)
+10 (university)
Unemployment funds:
-4 (+2 demand)
-4 (+2 demand)
+10 (city hall)
Courts are to favor employees, as they have fewer resources in a conflict in court:
-5 (lower class)
-5 (working class)
demand +3 (lower and working class)
+10 (university)
Civil rights Right to form associations
-4 (demand +2)
-4 (demand +2)
-4 (demand +2)
+5 (city hall)
Right to vote
-5 (middle, elite, and student classes)
demand +3 (lower, working, and student classes)
+10 (city hall)
No wealth requirements for voting:
-5 (demand +3)
+5 (university)
Freedom from discrimination
+5 (+3 demand)
+5 (+3 demand)
Right to privacy:
-5 (demand +3)
+10 (university)
Women rights Right to own property:
-8 (demand +4) (women)
+5 (city hall)
Right to stand in court:
-10 (demand +6)
+5 (courthouse)
Right to vote
-10 (demand +6)
-10 (demand +6)
+10 (university)
Right to abortion:
-10 (demand +6)
-10 (demand +6)
+10 (central hospital)
Equal pay for equal work:
-10 (demand +6)
Money +10 (women)
+10 (university)
Children rights Ban heavy work for children younger than 10
-4 (demand +2)
+1 (grammar schools and vocational schools)
Right to school:
-5 (demand +3) (adults)
+5 (university)
Ban child labor:
-4 (+2 demand)
-4 (+2 demand)
-4 (+2 demand)
+10 (university)
Right to a happy childhood:
-4 (+2 demand)
-4 (+2 demand)
-4 (+2 demand)
+10 (university)
Ban parental violence:
-4 (+2 demand)
-4 (+2 demand)
-4 (+2 demand)
+10 (university)
Minority rights Mild punishment for sodomy:
-4 (demand +2)
+5 (city hall)
No punishment for homosexual relationships:
-5 (demand +3)
+5 (city hall)
Exclude homosexuality from classification as disease:
-5 (demand +3)
-5 (demand +3)
+10 (university)
Right to register same-sex relationships:
-4 (demand +2) (middle, elite, and student classes)
-4 (demand +2) (middle, elite, and student classes)
+10 (university)
Anti-discrimination:
+5 (demand +3)
+10 (university)
Environmental law Anti-water pollution:
-4 (demand +2)
+5 (railway station)
Animal protection:
-5 (demand +3)
+5 (university)
Anti-pollution:
-5 (demand +3)
+10 (university)
Proper living conditions for animals:
-5 (demand +3)
+10 (university)
Ban animal testing:
-8 (demand +5)
+10 (university)
Business law Limited liability companies:
All Wheel of Life metrics -4 (+2 demand)
Anyone can start companies:
-5 (demand +3) (middle-aged and elderly)
+5 (university)
Protect copyrights:
-5 (demand +3) (youth and adults)
+10 (radio tower)
Reduce limited company charges:
-4 (demand +2) (elite and middle classes)
-4 (demand +2) (elite and middle classes)
+10 (university)
Reduce bureaucracy:
-5 (demand +3)
+10 (university)