Our brave king will endure no ill,
The hawks with him will get their fill.

- Heimskringla

Monarchy is the second of the three totalitarian governments in Thrones and Patriots, following Despotism and preceding Socialism. It becomes available in the Gunpowder Age Gunpowder Age and grants the following benefits:

Monarchy provides powerful bonuses to cavalry and artillery warfare - nations heavily relying on such units (especially the Mongols, Turks, Lakota) should definitely consider becoming a Monarchy. More peaceful, economic-building oriented nations should prefer Monarchy's foil, Democracy.