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Help with designing and structuring a modern Confederate States military? [closed]

Basically in my world, the South won the Civil War and from 1865 onwards, the United States and Confederate States are bitter rivals and absolutely detest one another (and per the Grant Doctrine, the ...
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What would it take for the United States to be dissolved? [closed]

I'm imagining a world in which the United States is dissolved and what remains are isolated "blue" city-states in a sea of "red." I'm struggling, however, to understand just what ...
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What would happen if the U.S.A. dissolved? [closed]

Suppose that bombs simultaneously destroyed the White House and the US Capitol, and the USA was effectively dissolved. What would happen to the world economy, the remainder of the US population, and ...
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Feasibility of One-Citizen Dictatorship [closed]

Does it make sense for a country to be dictatorial but with extremely limited power? The only citizen of the Autonomous State of the Panama Canal (roughly same borders as Panama Canal Zone) is the ...
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How would people arrange for protection in a truly propertyless society? [closed]

I’m working on a story involving a society completely devoid of property. Communists often want to abolish private property, like owning factories and the like, while maintaining personal property, ...
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How likely is it for a father to succeed his late son on the throne, while this son also has a younger brother? [closed]

this is my first post on this forum. Please see the actual question in bold below, after the initial explanation and further information which is crucial to the question. I have the following question ...
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Societies After A Sudden 'Ice Age'

About 300 years ago, my world underwent massive climate change. It suddenly shifted from something we'd consider normal/livable to a climate similar to that of the last glacial maximum. (Side note: I ...
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What is the libertarian solution to my setting's magical consequences for overpopulation?

I am writing an urban fantasy story set in the late 90s/early 00s revolving around the societies of magical immortal beings that secretly live amongst the human race. Despite their magical genetics ...
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How would a country or kingdom instill loyalty and patriotism in its citizens and military? [closed]

How would a country or kingdom instill loyalty and patriotism in its citizens and military? With technology around 1930-1940
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How would remnant tech impact the formation of a tribal "big man" government?

Big man refers to a phenomenon that happens in especially small communities when a population falls below a certain population (approximately Dunbar's Number). You see it a lot in isolated tribal ...
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What holds back this city of mages from declaring its independence? [closed]

Year 0. A great Empire, powerful due to its control over magic, collapses. A rival empire takes over their territory and scatters its people. They seek to destroy its capital and salt the ruins, but ...
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Checks and balances in a 3 branch market economy [closed]

There are 3 branches of "government": Companies Labor Unions Consumer Unions Companies make money by selling goods/services, Labor Unions make sure Companies compensate workers fairly, and ...
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How to develop (and justify!) a nation born out of a lawless region of space? [closed]

I am here once again for I am stuck on writing this part out... Long story short, a region of space, nicknamed the NCIZ 2 (second iteration of such thing happening); or "Non-Controlled Inhabited ...
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Murder is Legal, now what? [closed]

Background: I'm toying with a short story that deals with the concepts of: The limits of Policing, The (legitimate) use of force and the right to defend oneself. In the scenario - a society faces ever ...
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What is an appropriate navy size for a previously single political authority fighting a recently seceded nation [closed]

In my game, one nation, the Solar Imperium, previously had uncontested control over the Solar System and the Proxima and Alpha A and B systems, and thus the entire human race. (I will refer to those ...
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Is it possible for a country with a strong government to have large areas full of anarchy? [closed]

The country in question is set on an alien planet with humanoids that have technology that shares a resemblance to our late 20th century's technology.
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What govt. members need to be captured for a successful coup d'état? [closed]

I'm working on a story where a corrupt government official manages to blackmail his nation's government into secretly letting him and his cohorts run things from behind the scenes. This is achieved ...
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Why would a society persecute people who are antisocial misanthropes (sociopaths, psychopaths, narcissists, and sadists)? [closed]

An alternate-historical story is set in a third-world country in 1977 of the Gregorian calendar (the year George Lucas' masterpiece, Star Wars, was released). The country is a Costa Rica pastiche (...
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How would California Child Protective Services deal with a feral humantaur child?

For the last thirteen years, Kerner Syndrome children, known colloquially as humantaurs (as in the image below, having a fully functional second abdomen and second pair of legs, plus a horse-like tail ...
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What is optimal for a government to encourage people to wish for to boost economic growth? [closed]

A world with a similar tech level to ours has discovered that randomly magical beings will have random encounters with magical beings who will offer wishes for some service or kindness. These wishes ...
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Is a monarchic confederation possible?

In my world that is set in a future Earth, there is a transcontinental country corresponding to the respective areas of the Fifth French Republic, the United-Kingdom of Great-Britain and Northern ...
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How would a city/town exist inside the territory of a country but the country chooses not govern it?

In my hypothetical world, the current development of humans is similar to our late 19th century in terms of technological advancements; larger countries are capable having more advanced technology ...
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How can a secret organisation enforce their plans without blowing their cover?

In my story there's a global organisation called Wormwood Foundation of which its very existence is classified. This organisation is tasked with protecting human civilization (and earth's biosphere) ...
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What would the US government realistically call a scientifically-proven afterlife? [closed]

So in my world, the afterlife is proven to be an actual, physical location you can visit with the right knowledge and technology. This is in the near-future, in a (mostly) hard sci-fi setting. We ...
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System of Government?

New at this.... I am looking for the best way to classify the system/form of government described below in a story I'm working. It looks like a mash of many different things. There originally existed ...
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How can an alien civilization mostly stay as a Monarchy but still be advanced enough to travel around the Galaxy?

They have tried Democracy The civilization is very much similar to human civilizations but I want it to stay as a monarchy yet still have technology advanced enough to travel around the galaxy. Is it ...
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Planetary Rule: How possible?

It is an established science-fiction trope, especially in something like Star Wars, that entire planets will be run by a single government. When trying to worldbuild, I began to think about how one ...
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What limitations would a race of human-level IQ tyrannosaurus shaped reptiles with prehensile tails have in building and developing civilization? [closed]

These reptiles stand about 7-10 feet tall. They have long prehensile tails tapering very thin toward the end. They have large crocodilian mouths, strong legs, and short arms. They are social animals ...
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Why would a nation require immigrants to fulfil a decade of military service to gain citizenship? [closed]

A militaristic, autocratic nation masquerading as a democracy resembling a mixture of Communist Romania & Post-Soviet Belarus exists in the future. This country has two pathways for migrants to ...
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What are some drawbacks of this new political system? [closed]

I am constructing a world with a new political system. Evidently, representative democracies of today are far from perfect. The main issues I see are:- The majority of voters lacking interest and ...
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Which US Government Agency would handle the coverup of a new mineral found on a different planet?

In a planet within our solar system, the US Government with the help of a private space industry discovers a really special cool McGuffin mineral. It is super shiny. However, the US Government doesn't ...
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Why would hinder the government from reclaiming postapocalyptic US?

So I am writing the lore for a video game. It takes place on an island, near the Western Coast. It has been 20 years since the zombie apocalypse and 10 years since the government started reclaiming ...
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Building a colonial government similar to the United States, but with a few tweaks [closed]

Okay. This is the idea that I had. Our colony ship left Earth, specifically the United States, shortly after 2105, We have landed on an Earth-like world, orbiting a yellow star similar to our own. ...
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How Much is Too Much Land for One Province?

The Aurean Dominate is a sort of federated elective monarchy that rules all of the Planet Aurea (an approximately Earth-sized world but one where all the land is in the southern hemisphere and the ...
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What should the Australian government do in the event of a sudden greening of the Outback? [closed]

Sometime in an alternate 2005, a handwavium science event creates a situation where excessive rainfall occurs throughout much of Australia. This event, now referred to as "the great rainfall"...
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I need a book about different government types and their history to create believeable countries. Could you recommend me some? [closed]

As I stated, I want to do a proper research. I'm interested in pretty general stuff, but I want it to posess some factual values. I'd be glad for your help.
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Could A Dictator Take Power In The USA Using Strictly Legal Means? [closed]

I'm world-building a future where the USA devolves into a dictatorial state ruled by a single man. The following are true: The dictator in question is a charismatic populist who is highly intelligent,...
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How can an interlocking system of portals fail to prevent the splitting of the Roman empire?

The first and the greatest of Rome's emperors, Julius Caesar, had conquered vast swaths of territory for the empire, making it rich beyond measure and extending its reach across various continents, ...
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Origins of the Feudal Lords of America?

I have a political science problem in my story. I reduced this to a simple binary choice to prevent opinions, abiding by the perfect question checklist. If this question is confusing, I am on chat ...
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How can a matriarchal religion support a patriarchal structure?

The Cult of the Holy Mother is a female-dominated religious organization that retains a large role in the shaping of society and affairs of the nation. The cult traces its origins to a virgin woman ...
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Political Stability of this Federalized Feudal Realm

I have a fiction piece I am working on, which contains a Empire whose people are anologues of Russians. They're paranoid, defensive, and prefer to build walls and castles wherever they go for safety. ...
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In a society based around moral relativism, how would the courts or government in general work? [closed]

In one of my worldbuilds, there is a very popular and atheistic philosophy that is based around absolute moral relativism and total opposition to religion. But, I'm struggling to come up with ways a ...
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A dragon just appeared in New York. What to do about it? [closed]

A dragon has appeared on the streets of New York. At the moment, it's bewildered, disoriented, and wondering what the heck happened. It hasn't done much aside from unintentional property damage here ...
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Is it possible for a facility, building, or an area/city in a nation to be out of the grasp of the government?

I'm trying to make a place that is a part of a nation but not under its government's rule, specifically a mental institution. It has dark secrets within its walls. I want to write a mystery story ...
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What alternative monetary unit can serve as the basis of a reserve currency while preventing a long term debt cycle?

The Bretton-Woods system established the rules for commercial and financial relations among the United States and its allies, and established the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve currency. The ...
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Government assisted suicide process, can it work and what should be the steps? [closed]

Imagine a country similar to the USA but one that is not completely opposed to suicide. This country believes there can occasionally be situations where death can be preferable to living in pain (be ...
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What defences did Camp David have circa 2017

The aliens whose kids sent Jormungandr, the Snakebot of Doom, have shown up at Earth, and have announced that they will be taking over administration of Earth for the foreseeable future. As part of ...
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How to form a space government with only communication?

Long ago, Prime Minister Bob created the [insert name here], a government organizing Space in a peaceful, lawful, and orderly way. This story is taught in classrooms around the [insert name here], ...
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How would a group with strong leadership skills create an initial government? [closed]

A group of 1000 political “dissenters” and their families have been captured and forced into an underground bunker. Because many of them have some sort of background in politics and/or leadership, it ...
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What would the survival rate be for a group of people forced into an underground, bunker style community?

Suppose 1000 people were forced underground into a relatively well set up bunker style community. Assuming they have no official leadership or organization to begin with, they must rapidly learn their ...
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