So I'm a new player taking the new player quiz, and I read the following:
There are 5 different Government types in Politics & War, each offering a different bonus. As a new nation, you'll want to take advantage of 2 Government types in particular: the Republic government type, and the Autocracy government type.
The Republic government type reduces the cost of new cities by 5%. If your chosen government type (changeable every 5 days on the "Edit" page) is Republic, you will get a discount when you build a new city.
The Autocracy government type reduces the cost of Infrastructure by 5%. If your chosen government type (changeable every 5 days on the "Edit" page) is Autocracy, you will get a discount whenever you purchase Infrastructure.
Because you can only change your government type once every 5 days, you may not be able to take advantage of both benefits. A good idea is to change your Government type to Republic 5 days before you are going to purchase a new city. Then, when you purchase your new city, you'll get the 5% bonus, and can then immediately change your government type to Autocracy and get a discount on Infrastructure purchased in your new city.
but I also read this today:
02/29/2016 - New Government Options & Domestic Policies
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* Government Types no longer have any bonuses associated with them...
Am I correct in assuming that the new-player quiz is outdated, or am I mixing up two different concepts?