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Questions tagged [government]

For questions dealing with the political body with authority over a nation or world and its people.

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How to get confirmation regarding the identity of military naval vessels as a civilian? [closed]

Exposition Fictional organisation A wants to effectively fake military presence at sea - a remote location far away from any civilization, trade routes, radar/sonar stations. The target is a single ...
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How would the American government react to a Walking Dead style zombie apocalypse? [closed]

The Walking Dead zombie are slow, stupid and (relatively) easy to kill. The only thing that supposedly allows an apocalypse to occur because of them is the fact that, in the Walking Dead universe, ...
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How can you market a sustainable system that provides insurance for monster hunters? [closed]

Monsters, such as hydras, chimeras, dragons, etc., exist in this world. They plague humanity with random attacks, with certain empires suffering more from these attacks than others. States refrain ...
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How can a Malign Government Dispose of “Lone Wolves” / Survivalist Communities Following a Doomsday Scenario?

Premise Faced with growing concerns of limited resources, a malign government has purposefully engaged in several ways to depopulate their country. Martial law was instated, food supplies were cut ...
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How can world governments regulate the use of super powered creatures?

In this setting, humanity has evolved on a very different earth. Creatures roam the planet, with each species being capable of unique abilities. Powers range from breathing fire, shooting electricity, ...
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Making political system that encourages extremist parties?

I want to create world where legislative body is full of ideologically pure extremists. I don't want any party that is ready to compromise on its principles. I mean green would be borderline Eco-...
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No Taxes Government [closed]

Would it be possible if a government were to run on selling services to the people (like a business) and not have any sort of tax as an income? For example, you could actually buy your own healthcare ...
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What are the main dangers to a new hacker crew? [closed]

Stacey Sparks is a computer whiz turned anarchist, and has recruited five of her best tech-head friends for her new hacker crew, "Zap Candy". She plans to conduct some unambiguously illegal business "...
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What influence would a race of human gods with a lifespan in the tens of thousands of years and devoted to order have on human society? [closed]

This idea came from an old video game called mortal kombat, which introduces a very long lived human race that existed in a realm bordering earth. The one it focuses on is a woman who is ten thousand ...
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What circumstances would necessitate an international “Supernatural Police” organisation?

Some background on this question, I was trying to construct an international organisation whose main job is to patrol, investigate and protect its member countries from anomalous threats that have ...
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How would the 20 most powerful Earth governments react to aliens fuzing Mercury and Venus with Mars, then cooling, terraforming, and colonizing it? [closed]

How would the 20 most powerful Earth governments react to aliens fuzing Mercury and Venus with Mars, then cooling, terraforming, and colonizing it? They appear from nowhere, and with the use of ...
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How will US government and other institutions react if all public leaders are compromised? [closed]

Suppose an anonymous organisation has the ability to take control of the minds of any people they chose, as long as they are able to identify who it is they want to control. The method they use to do ...
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Is it possible to genetically modify people so that they felt more pleasure without drugs? [closed]

Suppose the ultimate hedonist state whose stated goal and ideology is to maximize total pleasure. The state invests in development of the most powerful drugs that produce pleasure while striving to ...
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How to replenish an aristocracy?

Context: In my world, society has progressed to 2050-ish, a new nation rose on Greenland led by an aristocratic community called the "Grey". Numbering at 1000 or so, the grey is a group of highly ...
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How can the American government legalize a program that implants microchips into convicts in order to curb prison violence and future crimes? [closed]

In the future, convicts entering prisons would be fitted with a small microchip in their brain. This chip would monitor the individuals behavior, as well as the chemical reactions in his body. ...
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How could a group of poorly treated people make an earth-like colony in space? [closed]

I'm thinking of writing a story and thought of an objective that one of the characters I'm writing for would be working towards. He comes from an ethnic minority that has been thoroughly damaged by ...
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Would introducing magical birth control into this society early in its history lead to a rigid, controlled society?

Some background information on the setting: Religion: God is thought of to have dual sides that symbolize male and female virtues. The female portion represents logic, stability, intelligence and ...
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Can a world government convince a modern public to support the creation of child soldiers?

The world is at war with an hostile alien race. This species invaded earth a few decades back, and forced the governments of the planet to unite under a single federation. This world government is ...
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Justifications for practicing capitalism in what's otherwise a world 2,000+ years post-scarcity? [closed]

So, for some context: This is a world artificially engineered by a single hyper-advanced precursor in an attempt to rapidly develop some new civilizations and militarize them in hopes of combating a ...
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Would magical curses be more effective at curbing violent crimes than prison time or death penalty?

What if in a magical world, people would be punished with curses rather than prison for violent offenses. This would be for crimes the state found most despicable (murder, rape, torture, necromancy, ...
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How can a state culturally reinforce the euthanization of deformed children?

The state in question exists in a pre-industrial world, which is separated from a parallel reality called The Warp by a thin barrier. This barrier protects the world from the denizens of The Warp and ...
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How to make weak legislature?

Imagine that you are president-for-life in a third world country in the 60's. USA supports you because you are staunchly anti-communist but they are growing impatient with your heavy handed dealing ...
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How could a government control magic users [closed]

Setting: Medieval "Europe". Typical technology, swords, armor, bows, catapults, cannons, all that good stuff. Magic: The ability to control the elements. Similar to the popular show Avatar, some ...
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Is an economy based on piracy possible?

What would be needed for a piracy-based economy? One based mainly on raiding ships? I don't know if there are any real-life models of this that were successful, though I know that piracy existed (and ...
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What would cause governments to completely avoid maritime affairs?

In a magic, high medieval, setting what factors could contribute to governments avoiding maritime affairs with the exception of perhaps simple coast guards to prevent smuggling, given they are coastal ...
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Which legal procedures should be used to protect legitimacy of sortitition based deliberative democracy?

"sortition based deliberative democracy" - I'm not certain how exactly such a system should be called in English. I mean a political system in which instead of making a general election or referendum, ...
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A government of the near future is trying to send a self-governing crew to populate an earth-like planet 100 years away [closed]

What types of crew members should be selected to ensure the best possible chance of success on the journey? A government of the near future is planning to covertly send a crew to fly via spaceship to ...
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What Latent Threats Might there be with an Artificial Intelligence Government? [closed]

Premise My story is set in the near future and has a government that is orchestrated by a super computer that has access to untold zetabytes of data. It utilizes people and automation to utilize ...
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What would be a realistic militarization level for forsaken space colony?

I've got a setting where a small group (10 million) of survivors rebuilt semi viable civilization on a distant, hospitable planet. They used superscience teleportation, actually their technology is ...
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How to keep apartheid alive?

For my story, I need South African apartheid to still be alive in the 1990's. Everything else is more or less the same. For example, the Eastern block still collapses in 1989. What would be the ...
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What kind of society would allow magic that uses someone else's energy?

First, a bit of background. Let's say there are two real ways to power your magic in this world. For the sake of the question, I'll refer to them as "light" and "dark". Both kinds of magic are ...
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How to take down a dragon?

A dragon has appeared on the streets of New York and is rampaging around attacking anything that moves- along with devouring the local wildlife (humans). Dragon Characteristics Main body shares ...
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Controlling children with higher frequency

In my book* the government is using higher frequncies that only children can hear to control them. The government is using smart devices ( mobile phones, tablets, computers) to first talk with ...
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How would a world with different timescales behave [closed]

Let's immagine time is like water or wind, it is uniform as of now, but it can also move and be uneven. So where there is more time, you'd complete a one-hour task earlier than if you'd have done it ...
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How realistic is a future aristocracy?

Let us make a few assumptions about how advanced countries develop over the next 50-100 years. These assumptions are endlessly debatable and controversial, but are static for the purposes of this ...
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What title can a person who executes greatest actual power in a republic have?

I think this question could be a good complement to What royal title can an absolutistic ruler have?. I have a republic, and I need to refer to its current actual leader somehow. Two obvious choices ...
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What would the perfect digital government look like? [closed]

If there was some form of government which actually ended the power struggle on Earth, and provided equal access to resources and information for everyone, and which could be managed completely by its ...
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What would be the first form of government to form a post scarcity society/economy [closed]

It is the far future and the earth is no longer suitable for human life. All the major forms of government (Democracy,Republic,Monarchy,aristocracy,Dictatorship, Democratic Republic) have spread to ...
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Is a political union the only union that allows one country to be another's guarantor?

Editing this question to word it better. I don't know if it's a unique dilemma or a silly premise, but it looks like I need more guidance than I thought. I'm not a history buff and kingdom/state ...
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How could a private corporation take over the British government

I've been toying with how to word this question but I can't think of how to word it well. Under current British law would it be possible to 'privatize' the government? In my scenario I'm wanting a ...
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Could modern Asia be united into a single coalition?

I'm writing a story that takes place in 2046, and Asia has united into a Coalition to curb US power in the Region. After writing a bit, I started wondering: could Asia actually form a coalition? I ...
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What kind of society and morals would an alien species evolved from solitary carnivores have?

I am envisioning a space faring species, evolved from an obligate carnivore and apex predator. The obvious concept to me is a tiger like species with prehensile tails that became increasingly adapted ...
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Secret US government facility on East coast

I'm writing a story in the genre of Heroes, The 4400 etc in which a group of apparently random civilians, mostly US citizens, are subjected to some alien influence and gain strange powers, whereupon ...
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How can a tyrant rule without invoking fear? [closed]

In my story, a lord comes to power through tyrannical means and is forced to rely on ruling through fear for the following reasons : a) To assert his power against his opponents and remain in ...
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An alien generational ship orbits earth and ask for resources. Should we help? [closed]

A cute cat-like Mammalian biped race has fleed the Deneb system due to a war that they lost. Their former world was similar to earth and has DNA as its genetic material. Their technology is similar to ...
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Kingdom with helpful bands of mercenaries; avoiding devolving into bandits

Fantasy, vaguely European middle ages. Humans are the only friendly intelligent species. Other species (and magic) exist but they're almost always things you work (or fight) against rather than forces ...
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Is an Economic Based Society Realistic?

Would it be realistic for a group to be governed exclusively by economic agreements? And could a society with no real semblance of a central government self regulate on economic contracts? This ...
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On divisive cults/religion [closed]

Alright, in my fantasy world of munda I am having trouble with a specific sect of Gnomes. Most gnomes are wiry playful, jubilant and scared of outsiders. But in the land of Thel (where all traditional ...
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Civilian or Military Government on a Generational Ship

The generational ship is a small closed system, nothing comes in, nothing goes out. The population is under 10 thousand and stable, it's in the middle of its run. No surprises, just day to day routine ...
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Would it be plausible for Corporatist Federation to allow its members to go to war?

Let's say that somewhere in Wildspace, there is a Corporatocracy. This Corporatocracy is ruled by a what is essentially a parliament, with membership restricted to those Corporate-Nations above a set ...