Edicts of this category will help you to keep control over the society and earn some money as well.
To increase the level of popularity, you should issue the Extra Rations edict and hold a Mardi Gras. If you are short of money on your Swiss bank account, the Building Permit edict will be a good choice. If however, everything is falling down, you can issue Martial Law, which will suspend election and citizen rights.
Census is also a good decision, as it reveals secret roles of the citizens.
Edicts from this era will allow you to reduce the number of rebels and will help you in developing your country.
As you enter the World Wars era, issue the Sovereign Debt edict. It is also advisable to initiate Social Security and Literacy Program, after inventing Socialism.
If you want to build a lot of factories, Industrialization will be helpful. Global Research Initiative will provide faster research and with Agricultural Subsidies your farms will increase their production by a half.
The Cold War era introduces some important edicts that lengthen the life of citizens, as well as buildings.
Secret Police will allow a quicker revealing of citizen's secret roles and additional Sensitivity Training will reduce the influence that the police have on citizen's freedom.
Immunization Campaign will considerably improve the health of your people and issuing the Waste Sorting edict will reduce the pollution in residential areas. Two edicts: Geological Survey and Hydraulic Fracking will increase the amount of resources in all the mines and oil wells that haven't been exhausted yet.
In Modern Times, you can reduce the cost of edicts and make a cultural and social revolution.
Important edicts are: Stem-Cell Research, which will make every Clinic and Hospital bring research points, E-Government, which reduces the cost of edicts, and IT Education, causing the retirement age to be postponed.
You can also lower the need for food by issuing the GM Crops edict.