+1 to repression in the region 地域の抑圧+1
+5% bonus to region tax income 地域税の収入+5％
Enables research of: 研究可能になる
Enables recruitment and reppenishment of：民兵
The taxman is, for common people, the face and grasping fist of government.
A tax office is never a welcome sight, and adds slightly to the repression of the region
where it is found. It does, however, allow for more efficient tax collection and aids in
the recruitment of military units. It is a necessary evil for government: no matter what
the national constitution may be, or the political beliefs of the ruling classes, no
government can do anything unless it has money.
Taxation has always been the most resented part of government. Tax collectors often
had quite draconian powers, and could call upon the services of the military to
encourage the people to pay. This was often necessary, as taxes did not fall fairly on
every part of the community: the poor often paid far more in relative and absolute
terms, than the wealthy. The worst case was probably to be found in Spain, where the
nobility, the landed gentry and the wealthy simply never bothered to pay taxes at all.
The Napoleonic period also saw income tax levied for the first time in Great Britain in
1798. It was abolished in 1802, but governments tend to remember good ways of
getting money out of the people!