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Related: What is the effect of switching between conflicting social policies?

I know that switching between conflicting social policies results in a few turns of anarchy, but I was wondering about the effect of switching between two maxed-out policies.

Maxing the Autocracy social policy results in a 50-turn attack bonus for all units. I would assume this means that the effects is gone after 50 turns. However, if I switch to the Order social policy and then switch back to Autocracy, do I gain the attack bonus for another 50 turns?

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Interesting question. It looks like a something to exploit. – iber Nov 4 '12 at 0:18
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If you max the Autocracy tree, you gain an instant 30-turn attack bonus (at least in the game I played - this may depend on your game speed.) This is denoted by a "Temp Attack Bonus" entry in the unit's attack preview pane:

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This attack bonus stays active if you switch to another conflicting policy tree, such as Freedom or Order. This is the attack bonus still active, even though I've switched policies:

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Once it runs out, it is gone for good. There doesn't appear to be a way to exploit this in the way you specify in your question.

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