Politics and elections

In any democracy, there are free elections and elected presidents. The election system in ANNO1777 is a bit different and guarantees to everyone the possibility to become a president. There is one country president and 18 governors. Unlike the contemporary systems, in ANNO1777 all candidatures are independent. There is no need to be proposed by a party and also there is no need to be supported by a politic organization. You can become an important person and it\’s all up to you and your power to convince the electorate that YOU are the best. Elections are held each month and the process has 3 steps. The firs one is submission of candidatures, the second one is voting the candidates and the third one is announcing the position of the winners.

Submitting the candidature

The submission of candidatures takes place every month between day 1 and 3. The submission is made on page Presidency & Government / Elections. Submission of candidature means the response you give to 10 questions related to the economy and finances from ANNO1777. The price for submission of candidature is 5 GOLD and the money is paid in the state budget. After submission, the list of the responses will be published so that electors can comment.

Elections

ZThe election day is the 4th day of every month. Only one vote / player is allowed. Votes are confidential. To vote, go to page Candidature and click on the button Vote.

Deciding the winners

On the 5th day the list of winners is shown. The winners are decided depending on the order of the obtained votes. The player with the highest number of votes becomes he president of the country. If the last candidates with the lowest number of votes have the same number of obtained votes, the selection is made depending on the power they have at that moment.

Governing

Once the elections are ended, governors have access to a special interface where they can vote laws. Any governor can propose a new law. There are 2 conditions. The law should not be already submitted to be voted. The second one is that the governor should not have previously proposed this law which had been rejected following the voting process. Basically if someone proposes the change of the lump sum for houses and the law is rejected, the same governor CANNOT ask again the change of the same tax in this mandate.

Types of laws

The government has the economy in its hands and therefore has a wide range of laws which it can modify. You will find below the law categories which can be voted by the government.

  • Modification of bonuses
  • Modification of lump sums on trade with slaves
  • Modification of governor\’s wages
  • Modificarea taxelor pe tranzactiile valutare
  • Modification of governor\’s wages
  • Donating money to the governmental organizations
  • Acquisition of permanent slaves on the market

 

Proposing and voting laws

To propose a law, go to page Administration of Government, Propose Laws. You will see the list of fees and bonuses which are available. Here you can propose a new value. The law will automatically enter into the voting system. Also it can be commented by the electorate. Law can be voted for 24 hours. For a law to be promulgated, it must be voted by at least 5 governors, and the number of votes has to be higher than the one against the law.

Fees and bonuses

In any real economy, there are fees and taxes. Unlike real world, in ANNO1777 there are bonuses, and many times they are enough to exceed a usual daily wage. Both fees and bonuses are established by the governor and have certain pre-established minimal and maximal values.

Fees

There are 5 categories of fees

  • Lump sums for transferring products. This fee is the equivalent of VAT in the real world. For each transfer of products, the seller will pay a fixed amount established by the government. The government establishes the basic fees for products. These refer to raw materials and to Q1 products. For high quality products, the basic fee is multiplied by the quality of the product. For example, if lump sum for transferring houses is established at 100 RON, then it refers to Q1 houses. For Q2 houses, it will be 100 RON and for Q5 – 500 RON. These fees are very important because they practically impose minimal selling prices and represent an important income source for the state budgets. This fee is paid only by the companies.

  • Fee on currency transfers represents the percentage which must be paid by those making currency transactions with local currency. It will automatically be withdrawn after each performed currency transaction. This fee is paid both by the companies and by natural persons

  • Fees on slaves\’ transfer. There are 3 types of fees for slaves\’ transfer. For direct unblocked, blocked and permanent slaves. The fee will be paid by the slaves\’ seller after each transaction. The fee will be paid to the state budget of the country in which the seller is a citizen. The fee is paid only by natural persons.

  • The personal income tax is paid by any citizen of any source of income it gains, comprising wages and fees earned from slaves. Bonuses are NOT taxed.

  • Wage income tax represents the amount of money which companies pay for each wage approved. The tax is automatically paid from the company\’s accounts each time a wage is paid. This fee is paid only by the companies.

Bonuses

Bonuses are granted by the government from the state budget for certain accomplishments of the citizens. Bonuses are not taxable and can be taken from page Bonuses. Certain bonuses are paid once every 24 hours, and others are paid following the accomplishment of certain actions. One thing very important about bonuses is the fact that ALL bonuses are given depending on the POWER you have at the moment of taking that bonus. The value of the bonus doesn\’t matter, nor the type of the bonus. From the quantum of the bonus you will get the percentage given by the power. For example if the work bonus is 10 RON and the power you have is 50%, you will get 5 RON. You can find below the list of existing bonuses. There are 9 bonuses

  • The bonus for direct slaves. It is given for each direct slave that you have no matter if it\’s blocked or not. It may be picked up once every 24 hours.

  • The bonus for permanent slaves. It is given for each permanent slave that you have. It may be picked up once every 24 hours.

  • The bonus for won battles is given every 5 won battles. It can be picked up several times a day.

  • The bonus for work is given every 5 days of work in a raw. The bonus for 100% power is given for 100% power. It is given once every 24 hours..

  • The bonus for the complete set of clothes is given to players having the whole set of clothes no matter what their quality is. It is given once every 24 hours.

  • The bonus for attack weapons is given to players who have the whole set of attack weapons, no matter what their quality is. It is given once every 24 hours.

  • The bonus for defense weapons is given to players who have the whole set of attack weapons, no matter what their quality is. It is given once every 24 hours.

State budget

The state budget collects the money coming from fees and taxes and pays the bonuses to citizens. Bonuses represent the main budget expense. When the budget arrives at an amount less than 1000 in local currency, the payment of bonuses is temporary suspended. We will list below the structure of the earnings and expenses of the budget.

Budget earnings

  • Lump sum on product transfer
  • Fee on slaves transfer
  • Fee on currency transfers
  • Wage taxes
  • Personal income taxes
  • Fees paid by permanent slaves of the government
  • Fees paid for submission of the candidature for governing

 

Budget expenses

  • Governmental bonuses
  • Money transfers towards governmental organizations made from different reasons

You can see the statistics regarding the state budget by going on page Government & Elections / Budget.

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