History is littered with the unfortunate consequences of nations ill equipped to resist the imperialistic overtures of a more scientifically advanced nation.
In Call to Power II, all nations, regardless of geography or nationality, have access to the same Technology Tree-a complex web of scientific and cultural advances that builds upon itself, mirroring the complex and nonlinear progression of human achievement throughout the ages.
By committing a portion of your resources to scientific research, you will gain insight into these advances. Discover an advance and you will immediately reap the benefits of the knowledge it represents. You will be able to build new units, improvements, tile improvements, and wonders. You will have access to new government types. And, most importantly, you will be able to research newer advances, which lead to even greater items to build and employ.
The key to world domination lies not only in diplomatic prowess, effective government, or even military force, but in the uninterrupted drive to best one’s rivals in the realms of science and culture. You cannot master the arenas of diplomacy, government, or war without the strategic advantages inherent in technological superiority....
At the beginning of Call To Power II, you rule your empire as a tyrant. Your grip on power in your nascent nation is tenuous, and there is a lack of formal government structures. As you progress through the technology tree, you will discover new forms of government, which open your empire to new levels of prosperity and growth.
Your government type represents a particular ideology. Most of the structures that comprise a government type, be they a strong military, a tight grip on the means of production, a laissez-faire market economy, or a strict religious code of conduct are born of the unique viewpoint native to the particular government type.
Many great leaders have found that ruling a vast empire can be challenging from a logistical perspective. As you develop more cities over the map, you may find it difficult to keep up with them. The National Manager screen is designed to enable you to help you manage all your cities at once.
There are two tabs within the National Manager-Resources and Status. From the Resources tab you can view and sort your cities by name, population, happiness, production points, food, gold, science, pollution, and crime rate. From the Status screen you can view and sort by mayor and mayor’s priority, what they’re building, and how many turns to complete the item. From here you can also group cities to manage multiple Build Queues at the same time.