Politicians are European-exclusive dignitaries in Age of Empires III from the Home City who guide a player's colony into the next Age, similar to the Minor Gods system of Age of Mythology. Each time a player advances in Age, they must choose from a select group of politicians. Each politician delivers an assortment of resources or units once the player has finished advancing in Age. New politicians can be unlocked in each European Home City as its level increases.

Since the Exploration Age is the earliest age in the game, it does not come with a politician.

The Definitive Edition adds new politicians, marked by italics in the table below, and rebalances existing ones, as well as removing their Home City level requirements; all politicians are always available.

Age Politician Bonuses Civ.
Colonial age up.png
The Governor.png
The Governor
Ships 1 Outpost Wagon and 200 coin British
Dutch
French
Ottomans
Spanish
Swedes
Politician inventor.png
The Inventor
The Explorer can use Hot Air Baloon
All
Politician logistician.png
The Logistician
Outposts can train Pikemen and Longbowmen; Manors spawn Longbowmen instead of Settlers when built; grants Infantry Breastplate British
Ships 1 Halberdier; Halberdiers can be trained in the Commerce Age Dutch
Ships 1 Military Wagon and 1 Arsenal Wagon French
Swedes
Ships 1 Arsenal Wagon; Exploration and Commerce Age Home City Cards give one additional Uhlan Germans
Crossbowmen and Musketeers gain +1 range and can be trained at Town Centers Portuguese
Ships 1 Military Wagon; Blockhouses support 10 population Russians
Exploration Age Home City Cards are shipped twice as fast and also ships 200 food, 100 wood, 100 coin Spanish
The Naturalist.png
The Naturalist
Ships 2 Settlers and 2 semi-fattened Cows British
Dutch
French
Ottomans
Portuguese
Russians
Spanish
Swedes
Ships 1 Settler Wagon and 2 semi-fattened Cows Germans
The Philosopher Prince.png
The Philosopher Prince
Ships 500 food British
Germans
Ottomans
Portuguese
Russians
Spanish
The Quartermaster.png
The Quartermaster
Ships 400 wood Dutch
French
Germans
Ottomans
Portuguese
Russians
Swedes
Fortress age up.png
The Admiral of the Sea.png
The Admiral of the Ocean Sea
Ships 1 Caravel and 400 wood British
Dutch
Knights of St. John
Portuguese
Spanish
Ships 1 Galley and 400 wood Ottomans
The Adventurer.png
The Adventurer
Ships 7 Longbowmen British
Ships 17 Strelets Russians
Ships 9 Crossbowmen Spanish
The Bishop.png
The Bishop
Ships 1 Covered Wagon British
Dutch
French
Russians
Spanish
Swedes
The Exiled Prince.png
The Exiled Prince
Ages up 2.75 times as fast Dutch
French
Germans
Ottomans
Portuguese
Russians
Swedes
The Gentleman Pirate.png
The Gentleman Pirate
Ships 1 Privateer and 2 Barbary Corsairs French
Germans
Russians
Swedes
The Marksman.png
The Marksman
Ships 6 Skirmishers French
Germans
Ships 4 Abus Guns Ottomans
Ships 6 Cassadores Portuguese
Ships 2 Leather Cannons Swedes
Politician mercenary contractor.png
The Mercenary Contractor
The Saloon can train Harquebusiers and Jaegers British
The Saloon can train Elmeti and Fusiliers Dutch
The Saloon can train Barbary Corsairs and Mamelukes Ottomans
The Saloon can train Li'l Bombards and Ronin Portuguese
Black Riders and Jaegers can be trained respectively from Stables and Barracks Swedes
The Mohawk Statesman.png
The Mohawk Statesman
Ships 7 Haudenosaunee Tomahawks and 1 Native Scout British
French
Portuguese
The Scout.png
The Scout
Ships 4 Hussars Ottomans
Spanish
Ships 5 Cossacks Russians
The Sergeant at Arms.png
The Sergeant at Arms
Ships 6 Halberdiers Dutch
Ships 4 Doppelsoldner Germans
Ships 8 Pikemen Spanish
Industrial age up.png
The Cavalry Marshal.png
The Cavalry Marshal
Ships 9 Ruyters Dutch
Ships 3 Cuirassiers French
Ships 7 Uhlans Germans
Ships 5 Hussars Ottomans
Ships 7 Cossacks Russians
Ships 6 Lancers Spanish
Ships 5 Hakkapelits Swedes
The Engineer.png
The Engineer
Ships 2 Falconets British
French
Ottomans
Russians
Germans
Spanish
Swedes
Ships 2 Organ Guns Portuguese
The Grand Vizier.png
The Grand Vizier
Ships 3 Spahi Ottomans
The King's Musketeer.png
The King's Musketeer
Ships 10 Musketeers British
French
Spanish
Ships 13 Musketeers Russians
Ships 8 Skirmishers Dutch
Portuguese
Ships 10 Caroleans Swedes
Politician logistician.png
The Logistician
Ships 1 Fort Wagon British
Dutch
Ottomans
Russians
Politician papal guard.png
The Papal Guard
Upgrades Crossbowmen and Pikemen to Guard; allows Crossbowmen and Pikemen to be upgraded to Imperial French
Germans
Upgrades Crossbowmen to Royal Guard and Pikemen to Guard; allows Crossbowmen to be upgraded to Imperial Guard and Pikemen to be upgraded to Imperial Portuguese
Upgrades Crossbowmen to Guard and Pikemen to Royal Guard; allows Crossbowmen to be upgraded to Imperial Spanish
Upgrades Pikemen to Royal Guard Swedes
The Tycoon.png
The Tycoon
Ships 1,000 coin British
Dutch
French
Germans
Ottomans
Portuguese
Swedes
Ships 1 Factory Wagon United States
The Viceroy.png
The Viceroy
Ships 5 Settlers and 500 food British
Ships 5 Settlers and 400 coin Dutch
Ships 3 Settler Wagons and 300 wood Germans
Ships 6 Fishing Boats and 400 wood Portuguese
The War Minister.png
The War Minister
Ships 7 Oprichniks Russian
Ships 12 Rodeleros Spanish
Ships 1 Fort Wagon United States
Imperial Age
El Presidente.png
El Presidente
Ships 2,000 coin
All
The General.png
The General
Ships 2 Heavy Cannons Dutch
French
Germans
Portuguese
Russians
Spanish
Swedes
Ships 2 Rockets British
Ships 2 Great Bombards Ottomans
Politician inventor.png
The Inventor
Ships an Advanced Hot Air Balloon
All
Politician knight.png
The Knight
Grants Knighthood and Peerage
Politician mercenary contractor.png
The Mercenary Contractor
Outlaws and Fortress Age mercenaries get +50% hit points and attack; Industrial Age mercenaries get +35% hit points and attack

Age Politician Bonuses Civ.
(HC level)
Colonial age up.png
The Bishop.png
The Bishop
Ships 2 Settlers Ottomans (1)
Russians (1)
Spanish (1)
British (20)
Portuguese (50)
Ships 1 Settler Wagon Germans (1)
The Governor.png
The Governor
Ships 1 Outpost Wagon and 200 coin British (1)
Dutch (1)
Ottomans (1)
Spanish (1)
French (40)
The Naturalist.png
The Naturalist
Ships 4 Cows British (1)
French (1)
Portuguese (1)
Russians (1)
Dutch (10)
Germans (10)
Ottomans (40)
Spanish (40)
The Philosopher Prince.png
The Philosopher Prince
Ships 500 food Dutch (1)
Germans (1)
Portuguese (1)
French (10)
British (40)
Ottomans (50)
Russians (60)
Spanish (60)
The Quartermaster.png
The Quartermaster
Ships 400 wood Dutch (1)
French (1)
Ottomans (1)
Russians (10)
Germans (40)
Portuguese (60)
Fortress age up.png
The Admiral of the Sea.png
The Admiral of the Sea
Ships 1 Caravel and 400 wood British (1)
Dutch (30)
Knights of St. John (1)
Portuguese (20)
Spanish (20)
Ships 1 Galley and 400 wood Ottomans (1)
The Adventurer.png
The Adventurer
Ships 7 Longbowmen British (1)
Ships 17 Strelets Russians (1)
Ships 4 Pikemen and 4 Crossbowman Spanish (1)
The Exiled Prince.png
The Exiled Prince
Ages up 2.75 times as fast Dutch (1)
French (30)
Germans (60)
Ottomans (30)
Portuguese (1)
Russians (50)
The Gentleman Pirate.png
The Gentleman Pirate
Ships 1 Privateer and 2 Barbary Corsairs British (30)
Dutch (20)
Germans (1)
Russians (30)
The Marksman.png
The Marksman
Ships 6 Skirmishers French (1)
Germans (50)
Ships 4 Abus Guns Ottomans (1)
Ships 6 Cassadores Portuguese (1)
The Mohawk Statesman.png
The Mohawk Statesman
Ships 3 Iroquois Mantlets and 2 Native Scouts British (10)
French (1)
Portuguese (40)
The Scout.png
The Scout
Ships 4 Hussars French (60)
Ottomans (60)
Spanish (10)
Ships 5 Cossacks Russians (1)
The Sergeant at Arms.png
The Sergeant at Arms
Ships 5 Halberdiers Dutch (1)
Ships 3 Doppelsoldner Germans (1)
Ships 8 Pikemen Spanish (1)
Industrial age up.png
The Cavalry Marshal.png
The Cavalry Marshal
Ships 9 Ruyters Dutch (60)
Ships 3 Cuirassiers French (20)
Ships 6 Uhlans Germans] (1)
Ships 5 Hussars Ottomans (1)
Ships 6 Cossacks Russians (40)
Ships 5 Lancers Spanish (1)
The Engineer.png
The Engineer
Ships 2 Falconets French (1)
Ottomans (1)
Russians (1)
Germans (30)
Spanish (50)
British (60)
Ships 2 Organ Guns Portuguese (1)
The Grand Vizier.png
The Grand Vizier
Ships 3 Spahi Ottomans (20)
The King's Musketeer.png
The King's Musketeer
Ships 10 Musketeers French (1)
Spanish (1)
Russians (20)
British (50)
Ships 13 Musketeers Russians (20)
Ships 8 Skirmishers Dutch (1)
Portuguese (30)
The Tycoon.png
The Tycoon
Ships 1,000 coin British (1)
Dutch (1)
Germans (1)
Ottomans (10)
Portuguese (10)
French (40)
Ships 1 Factory Wagon United States(1)
The Viceroy.png
The Viceroy
Ships 4 Settlers and 3 Grenadiers British (1)
Ships 4 Settlers and 3 Dragoons Portuguese (1)
Ships 4 Settlers and 3 Uhlans Germans (20)
Ships 4 Settlers and 3 Ruyters Dutch (40)
The War Minister.png
The War Minister
Ships 7 Oprichniks Russian (1)
Ships 10 Rodeleros Spanish (20)
Ships 1 Fort Wagon United States (1)
Imperial Age
El Presidente.png
El Presidente
Ships 2,000 coin All (1)
The General.png
The General
Ships 10 Musketeers and 2 Rockets British (1)
Ships 10 Skirmishers and 1 Heavy Cannon Dutch
Germans (1)
Ships 10 Musketeers and 1 Heavy Cannon French
Portuguese
Russians
Spanish (1)
Ships 10 Janissaries and 1 Great Bombard Ottomans (1)

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