This is the earliest Policy which accelerates the construction of Wonders. It is available quite early, and usually may be used to aid construction of all Wonders after Stonehenge. The problem is that early Governments only have 1 Economic slot, with the exception of Classical Republic, which means that you will have to give up all other possible Economic Policies to aid your Wonder construction! Urban Planning is the other Production - oriented Policy which however aids general construction in all your cities; Corvee will give you more Production boost for your Wonder, but all your other cities will suffer. So, think well if the investment is worth it for your civilization, gameplay style and chosen victory path. Also, you should remove the Policy as soon as finishing (or failing to finish) your Wonder.
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Although the term refers to the medieval practice of paying one’s taxes through unpaid labor – typically a certain number of days each year – “corvée” has been around since ancient Egypt. From roughly 2600 BC onward, the Old Kingdom used such “taxes” to build pyramids, temples and monuments. Imperial China had a similar system in place; Qin Shi Huang and subsequent emperors imposed it for public works such as the Great Wall and the Grand Canal. By the Middle Ages, corvée was embedded in the feudal system, with tenants required to perform construction work on the private lands of their lords. Thus, throughout history the gentry had nice homes and tombs while everyone else had hovels.