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All the male politicians have died in their sleep within a 24 hour period. Assuming no male will enter politics again, what will be the implications of this in different countries around the world primarily in regards to line of succession? Would any countries collapse and what measures might the surviving members of governments use to restaff the senate, parliament, etc? Any head of state counts as a politician including Monarchs.

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closed as primarily opinion-based by Renan, L.Dutch, rek, Aify, bilbo_pingouin Feb 16 '18 at 7:05

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    $\begingroup$ This is pretty much entirely opinion-based, which makes it an unsuitable question for Worldbuilding. $\endgroup$ – jdunlop Feb 16 '18 at 5:38
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    $\begingroup$ about your edit: politicians don't have a line of succession like monarchs. They are normally elected. $\endgroup$ – L.Dutch Feb 16 '18 at 9:29
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    $\begingroup$ Why will no males enter politics? It would take repeated deaths of male politicians to discourage them. Not just one generation, but every subsequent cohort of male politicians. The answer is simple. Women will become the politicians and the world will go on as before. This suggests an intelligent agent is responsible for slaying all male politicians. Interesting to know how it was done. $\endgroup$ – a4android Feb 16 '18 at 11:50
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    $\begingroup$ Go Hillary 2020! $\endgroup$ – Robert Columbia Feb 16 '18 at 12:36
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    $\begingroup$ "Politician" isn't a clearly defined job. It's not like you have to pass an exam. Heck, you don't even have to be on a payroll. Elected officials would be a too narrow definition; cabinet members typically aren't elected, and, depending on the country, mayors aren't either. Furthermore, people are seen as politicians even before the polling station opens. $\endgroup$ – Abigail Feb 16 '18 at 13:08
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Most democratic countries will be completely unaffected, the UK has been a monarchy ruled by a matriarch for over 65 years, the middle east will be amusing until Sheikhs to be start electing their wives as figureheads, North Korea collapses into civil war and is overtaken by the south.

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    $\begingroup$ The present leader of North Korea (NK) has a sister. So presumably do other members of the ruling Party. They will take over. China will step in to prevent NK collapsing. SK will have to install their own new all-female leadership. $\endgroup$ – a4android Feb 16 '18 at 11:45
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    $\begingroup$ It's not that the Queen of the UK is involved with the daily running of the country. Or any of its towns. I'd say it'll the a pretty shocking event in the UK if more than half of it's politicians on all levels of government would suddenly pass away. It'll be a shock in any organization if suddenly half its people pass away. $\endgroup$ – Abigail Feb 16 '18 at 13:12

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