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.

searchable 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.

lock 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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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.

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.


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 government 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
4,401
governments on Notebook.ai!


of which,
39
were created in the past 30 days!

favorite We're here to stay. :)

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 into plotting and writing

Every account on Notebook.ai comes with unlimited document storage for you to bring your fictional worlds to life.

There are a variety of writing tools for you to use, building on top of 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.

Some ways you can use the writing tools in Notebook.ai with your worlds are listed here:

  • 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.