The type of government that a race has determines to large extent how good it is at certain aspects of its existence. This is shown in the table below.
|Government Type||Technology Modifier||Economic Modifier||Reproduction Modifier||Surface Combat Modifier|
You should try and match your government type to your intended aims. Thus, if your race is one that wants to fight, choose a government type that is good at combat. If you want your race to rapidly reproduce, choose a government that is good at that. Note also the costs for each government type varies depending upon your organism type.