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Questions tagged [class-structure]

For questions about the organization (structure) of social groups with economic, political, or cultural characteristics in common (class).

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Astral Doubles (Avatar)

This might be entirely opinion based which is frowned upon in world building but I really do need help on this. I’m writing a story of an alternative version of Earth where almost 80% of its ...
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What is a reasonable size for the elite of a dictatorial, neofeudalist superpower?

The Medwedian Democratic Federation is a dictatorship that occupies the northernmost part of Eurasia (roughly northern half of Russia) in an alternative world. Due to a better climate and slightly ...
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A drug that reaches only a certain segment of society [closed]

For plot reasons, I'd like to introduce a (legal; prescribed or OTC) drug that ends up primarily used by a certain segment of society, to wit, lower to middle income folks, with only occasional use ...
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What is a good title (name prefix) for a class of society that serves as both a civil servant and clergy all in one?

I have a class of people in my world known as "Guardians." They are extremely powerful in this world and have special abilities that are unrivaled by almost every other class of people. They use their ...
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How does military rank structure affect position? [closed]

I am creating my own Sci-Fi military that has its own unique rank structure, however I am trying to make it comparable to real world, modern military forces. I am also combining all branches into a ...
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Primogeniture/marriage/clans/etc in a hermaphroditic species

Hermaproditism (simultaneous and sequential) and cyclical sex-swapping would seem to eliminate patrilineal and matrilineal concepts of inheritance and allegiance, but I really want one of my alien ...
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How are non linear games built computationally? [closed]

I'm really interested in non-linear games and have taken up programming to learn to build them. So far, I've learned of basic data structures, algorithms, design patterns and a couple languages. But I'...
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How Can I Keep an Economy Stable Using Food as Currency?

I am creating a world where the currency (the only currency) is tablets that dissolve in water to create food. Each tablet provides all of the nutritional needs for an average adult for one day. The ...
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What could cause a society to develop with large economic differences between classes while the discussion of money is taboo?

Physical tokens of money and discussion of money and economics are considered vulgar and crass in this culture, yet there is a vast economic gulf between the very poor and the very rich. There is a ...