| +2 army unit slot(s) on empire|
+2 garrison unit slot(s) on empire
-2 from military upkeep on armies
+1 Extra accessory slot on unit
An Era II technology that increases the maximum size of armies and garrisons by two, and also allows units and heroes to equip an additional accessory, at the cost of an extra 2 for upkeep on each army. The increase in army size as well as the ability to equip units with another accessory makes Meritocratic Promotion one of the most useful Military technologies in the game, and it is highly recommended to research it.
A radical idea! Perhaps officers should be promoted based on skill, not blood line. In addition, money saved on formal dinners can be spent on upgrading equipment.