State Policy: A Reminder
Every civilization has a policy concerning philosophy and religion from among the following list:
Ban and persecute all religions and philosophical schools: Reduces loyalty of the Intelligentsia. Slows spread of philosophy and religion.
Recognize an Official Dogma and persecute others: Increases loyalty of the Intelligentsia. Slows spread of any ethos except for the Official Dogma.
Recognize an Official Dogma and tolerate others: Increases loyalty of the Intelligentsia.
Recognize an Official Dogma and welcome others: Increases loyalty of the Intelligentsia. Hastens spread of any ethos.
Philosophical and Religious tolerance: No direct effect upon the Empire.
Philosophical and Religious acceptance and freedom: Hastens spread of any ethos.
Philosophy and Religion in the Cosmic Scheme of Things
Like governments and races, the dominant ethos in two civilizations and their policies towards philosophy and religion are also checked for compatibility when considering the Natural Relations State between two civilizations and modifiers to their diplomacy die rolls.
Leaders, too, may follow a particular Ethos and might react or base decisions on their beliefs. Just as they can persuade other Leaders to their cause, so too might their convictions be spread and change among leaders.
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