It’s Thursday again and that means we’re going to continue talking about politics in games! Specifically, we’ll be talking about Political Movements in Victoria 3.
What are Political Movements? Put simply, a Political Movement is a way for your Pops to make a direct demand of the government, either because they desire some sort of change or because they don’t desire the change you are currently pushing through. A Political Movement is always aimed at one particular law, and can take three different forms:
- Movement to Preserve: This is a political movement that can form when there is sufficient opposition to the passing of a particular law. For example, if Great Britain starts replacing the Monarchy with a Republic, it’s very likely that this will result in a Movement to Preserve the Monarchy.
- Movement to Enact: This is a political movement that can form when there is a popular demand for the enactment of a particular law. For example, if you have a politically active and literate but very poor underclass of laborers, these laborers might form a movement to create a minimum wage.
- Movement to Restore: This is a political movement that works exactly like a Movement to Enact but aims specifically to bring back a law that was previously in effect in the country - for example, a Movement to restore the Monarchy in a Britain that successfully transitioned into a Republic.
The main difference between a Movement to Restore and a Movement to Enact is that the former will tend to get some extra support from being able to harken back to the ‘golden era’ of the past instead of having to champion new ideas.
Political Movements have a singular goal and will exist only so long as this goal remains unfulfilled. Their impact on the country in pushing for said goal is determined by their Support score. A Political Movement can have support from both Interest Groups, which represent a part of the political establishment backing the movement, and individual Pops, which represent individuals championing the movement in the streets.