The House of Representatives is a Republican government building in Empire: Total War
House of Representatives

In-game picture of House of Representatives


This is the centre of the republic: the beating heart of the nation where the great and good gather to seat their people to a better future.

The "great and the good", naturally enough, need suitably imposing surroundings to carry out their burdensome law-making duties. Indeed, the magnificence of the building used for representative assemblies can only bolster the honour and the prestige of the republic! That is also adds gravitas to the representatives themselves is no more than mere coincidence.

The number of chambers and their methods of selection differ from republic to republic. Nearly all feature one chamber to pass laws and another to revise them.

While the people may have a say in who creates the law "the great and the good" usually take considerable pains to enfranchise only sections of the people. By carefully excluding voters thanks to age, sex, wealth, religion, birth, and geological location, the political classes can make public support a largely meaningless term. The less astute and largely unwashed masses of the people are important, but that does not mean they should interfere in government business!


  • Level 4
  • 6 Turns to Build
  • 4,500 Coins to Build


  • +4 to repression in the region
  • +12% bonus to region tax income
  • Recruitment capacity (units in training) : 2
  • Recruits basic militia
  • Requires State Capitol
  • Enables Presidential Palace

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