World Empire is a game of global domination, like Risk, except that there are no cards to award bonus armies. The key difference is the introduction of "ideologies". Each player chooses an ideology to support: Populist, Militarist, Socialist or Realist. The world is divided into 71 nations, each of which supports one of the players' ideologies. When you conquer a nation that supports your ideology, they greet you as liberators and require only 1 army to hold them, whereas nations that support rival ideologies need additional armies to remain in order to prevent a revolution. When a nation revolts, the player whose ideology they support receives 5 armies in that country. Otherwise combat is similar to other games in the genre, with invisible dice being thrown to determine the outcome of each battle. Ties go to the defender but, starting in v1.50, ties go to the attacker if the defending nation supports the attacker's ideology. Armies are awarded at the beginning of each turn based on the number of nations held, plus bonus armies for holding an entire continent. The overall progress can be viewed on the world map, while combat takes place on detailed continent maps that also show each nation's ideology. The shareware version can be played by one to four players, with the computer serving as the opponent in a one player game. The registered version can be played against up to six computer opponents.
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|World Empire v2.00 (Member of Star) Shareware (242,267 bytes)||15 October 1993||DOS||Play online|
|World Empire v2.00 (Ultimate Software) Shareware (240,449 bytes)||1 September 1992||DOS|
|World Empire v1.50 Shareware (224,823 bytes)||4 March 1992||DOS|
|World Empire v1.00 Shareware (206,517 bytes)||5 December 1991||DOS|
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Viable Software Alternatives still sells World Empire V Deluxe, a Win9x version of the game, for $18 by download or CD-ROM.