Theocracy is a technology in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors that can be researched at the Monastery once the Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, only one Monk or Missionary in a group needs to rest after a successful conversion instead of all of them.

Theocracy is available to all civilizations except for the Celts, Huns, Malay, Mongols, and Vikings.

Civilization bonuses Edit

Changelog Edit

The Conquerors Edit

  • Theocracy initially costs 400 food, 800 gold. With patch 1.0c, the cost is reduced to 200 gold.

History Edit

Civilizations that were a theocracy, or nearly so, were governed by officials thought to be receiving divine guidance. When the people believed this to be true, the government could direct them to carry out almost any command. In such a society, the religious leaders and monks had great power. When in contact with civilizations of weaker religious beliefs, there could occur a rapid spread of conversion.
The Conquerors manual
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