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Political power is generated passively on a weekly basis. The base value is[Needs verification], which may be modified by ministers and other effects.
Dictators have a +100% bonus to political power.
- Main article: National goals
One national goal may be active at a time. Activating a national goal costs political power; however, if successfully completed, the national goal will usually return the political power spent and then some.
- Main article: Ideas
Political power is spent to manage the government via ideas. These take the form of laws, ministers, and companies. Enacting or removing an idea costs political power. Some ideas may also have an upkeep cost, but this does not seem to have been implemented yet.
- Main article: Commanders
Political power may be used to produce new commanders.