The default image used for all governments on Notebook.ai, but you can replace it with your own uploads.

Creating Governments on Notebook.ai

The organizations of your world that keep it running smoothly — or not!

Creating governments on Notebook.ai is easy.

To get started, just click Governments under the "Worldbuilding" header in the site sidebar. You'll be able to see or edit all of your existing government pages and create new ones at any time.

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Search your governments


If you've got a lot of governments, you can quickly get around to the right one with Notebook.ai's full-text search. It searches your entire notebook for anything you wrote about that government.

You can also filter your governments by tag, whether you've favorited that page, and which universe it's in.

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Private by default


Your ideas are valuable. Every government you create in Notebook.ai is owned by you, completely private by default, and only accessible to you.

But of course, you also have full control over that privacy and can share any government page you want, however you want, whenever you want.

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Premium page


Government notebook pages require an active Premium subscription to create, but users on free plans can view and edit their existing government pages at any time.

Notebook.ai is your personal worldbuilding notebook; any page you create is yours forever and you'll never lose access to any part of it for any reason — even if you downgrade to a free account in the future.

 

account_balance Get a head start with a rich government template


Templates on Notebook.ai are what help our unique worldbuilding system better understand your world.

You can fill out as little or as much as you'd like on every new government. You'll see progress indicators every time you edit it to show where you can make progress on, and our system will intelligently generate questions for you around the site that will automatically save your answers to the proper place on your government page.

Templates are also fully customizable across every government in your notebook.

You can browse the default template for governments here; click any category to see its questions.

  • info Overview
    Name
    What's the name of this government?

    Description
    How would you describe this government?

    Universe
    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this government.

    Tags
    This field lets you add clickable tags to your governments.

  • view_list Structure
    Type Of Government
    What type of government is this government?

    Power Structure
    How is this government's power structured? How is it organized? Who has what powers?

    Power Source
    Where does this government's source of power come from?

    Checks And Balances
    What checks and balances does this government have in place?

    Jobs
    What jobs does this government provide? What jobs are necessary to run it?

  • cloud Ideologies
    Sociopolitical
    What sociopolitical ideologies does this government hold?

    Socioeconomical
    What socioeconomical ideologies does this government hold?

    Geocultural
    What geocultural ideologies does this government hold?

    Laws
    What are the laws of this government?

    Immigration
    What immigration policies and ideologies does this government hold?

    Privacy Ideologies
    What does this government think about privacy?

  • gavel Process
    Electoral Process
    What is the electoral process of this government?

    Term Lengths
    What are the term lengths for people in this government?

    Criminal System
    What is this government's criminal system like?

  • visibility Populace
    Approval Ratings
    What do the people think of this government? What are their approval ratings?

    International Relations
    What do international governments think about this government? How are their relations?

    Civilian Life
    What is civilian life like for the people ruled by this government?

  • group Members
    Leaders
    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this government.

    Groups
    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this government.

    Political figures
    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this government.

    Military
    What does this government's military look like?

    Navy
    What does this government's navy look like?

    Airforce
    What does this government's airforce look like?

    Space Program
    Does this government have a space program? What is it like?

  • date_range History
    Founding Story
    How was this government created? What is its founding story?

    Flag Design Story
    How was this government's flag designed?

    Notable Wars
    What notable wars throughout history has this government been involved in?

    Holidays
    What holidays are relevant to this government's history? What holidays does it recognize?

  • shopping_cart Assets
    Items
    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this government.

    Technologies
    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this government.

    Creatures
    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this government.

    Vehicles
    What vehicles does this government use or own?

  • photo_library Gallery

    This category lets you upload images to this government's notebook page.


    It's great if you have sketches or artwork for your government, but also works well for collecting visual inspiration, too!

  • edit Notes
    Notes
    Write as little or as much as you want!

    Private Notes
    Write as little or as much as you want!
    Private notes are always visible to only you, even if content is made public and shared.

 
Government features

photo_library Upload images to your government


Governments and other worldbuilding pages all come with a dedicated area to upload and showcase your own uploaded images.

All users start out with 50MB of image storage space available for their notebook (usually around 250-500 images), but Premium users receive an extra 10GB (10,000MB) of storage space for plenty of wiggle room when decking your governments out with all kinds of images.

The images you upload replace any default images the site uses, which makes your notebook truly feel yours when you see all of your fancy governments!

vpn_lock Focus on governments from a single universe


Building entire fictional worlds is hard, and it gets even harder when you've got ideas spanning multiple universes or worlds.

Focusing on a single universe at a time is a good example of how Notebook.ai tries to stay out of your way as a worldbuilding tool, while also presenting your ideas front-and-center for you to work on without distractions.

After you've created a couple universes, you can select any one at any time to filter your entire notebook to just governments and other pages that exist within that universe, letting you focus on just what's important right then.

group_add Invite others to collaborate


Notebook.ai lets you add an unlimited number of collaborators to your universes. Each one has full access to work alongside you on your governments and other pages within that universe.

If you have a Premium subscription active, your collaborators can also share all of your Premium perks while working in your universe, too!

brightness_4 Work in light or dark mode


Protect your eyes at night by choosing between light and dark themes at the click of a button, available across the entire website.

An example of a writing prompt generated for user's fictional race

account_balance Build your government piece by piece with personalized writing prompts


Once you've started creating a government or two, you'll start noticing our worldbuilding tool asking you personalized questions about those governments around the site.

Whenever you write an answer to any of these prompts, they'll automatically be saved to the relevant field on your government notebook page and you won't be asked the same question again.



Our users have created
5,420
governments on Notebook.ai


of which,
74
were created in the past 30 days!

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Notebook.ai has been around since 2016 and we're still growing. We're dedicated to making the best writing tool for authors out there — so we'll be around (and improving) for a very long time.

description Smoothly transition from worldbuilding to storytelling


Every account on Notebook.ai comes with unlimited document storage and an integrated word processor for you to bring your fictional worlds to life.

Other integrated tools allow you to build upon the foundation you lay from a world of governments and other notebook pages. Each one offers new ways to enrich your world and write better stories within them.

  • timeline Start working on a timeline and add your governments to the individual scenes that are relevant to them.
  • description Create unlimited documents and link your governments to them.
  • description Quickly pull up and reference any aspect of your linked governments from the Notebook.ai editor without ever leaving your document.
  • layers Group your notebook pages together in new ways by adding them to Collections.
  • ballot Share your governments to your followers or the world to get comments and feedback.
  • account_balance See in a single place all the timelines, documents, and collections your government is linked to.