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Introduced in ConquerorsIcon The Conquerors
Civilization See description
Age Imperial-age-research Imperial Age
Researched At Monastery-logo Monastery
Research Time 75 seconds
Research Cost
Gold 200
Effect Only one Monk must rest after a successful conversion

Theocracy is a technology in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors that can be researched at the Monastery once the Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, only one Monk in a group needs to rest after a successful conversion instead of all of them.

Theocracy is available to all civilizations except for the Celts, Huns, Mongols, and Vikings.

Civilizations BonusesEdit

  • Aztecs: Monks gain +5 HP by researching Theocracy.
  • Chinese: Theocracy is 20% cheaper.

History Edit

"Civilizations that were a theocracy, or nearly so, were governed by officials thought to be receiving divine guidance. When the people believed this to be true, the government could direct them to carry out almost any command. In such a society, the religious leaders and monks had great power. When in contact with civilizations of weaker religious beliefs, there could occur a rapid spread of conversion."

The Conquerors manual
Monk Technologies
Fervor | Sanctity | Redemption | Atonement | Heresy | Herbal Medicine | Illumination | Faith | Block Printing | Theocracy

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