The Government Center is a research building in Age of Empires where many technologies can be found. It also allows players to build more than one Town Center. The technologies found in the Government Center are needed to develop advanced upgrades that are often essential in winning a game, especially in deathmatches. To build the Government Center, a Market must be built beforehand. Its counterpart in Age of Empires II is the University.

Upgrades Edit

Bronze Age Edit

Aoe governmentcenter

All Government Centers in the Iron Age

Iron Age Edit

History Edit

"The government center was the administrative center of the town, village, city, kingdom, or empire.  It was often the palace of the strongman or king.  It was here that justice was dispersed, records kept, taxes collected and stored, diplomacy conducted, and plans made.  The development of the government center spurred technology such as architecture through the commission of public works and writing for the keeping of records.  The expansion of kingdoms led to a hierarchy of elites, often a nobility, that were needed as middle managers when the expanse of lands exceeded the ruler's ability to control directly.  The provinces of the Persian Empire, for example, were ruled like independent stores by satraps who owed tribute and allegiance to the king in Susa."
Age of Empires manual

Gallery Edit

Buildings Tree
First Town Center
Storage Pit
Archery Range
Small Wall
Watch Tower
Siege Workshop
Medium Wall
Government Center
Sentry Tower
More Town Centers
Guard Tower
Ballista Tower
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