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What would happen if the US Constitution was repealed in its entirety in one day? [closed]

Setting: United States; a Monday morning in the near future. Everyone expected today to be just another regular Monday. Then, they check the news: an amendment to repeal the entire Constitution has ...
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Discriminatory policies that are outwardly non-discriminatory

The setting of the story is similar to a 1970 to 1980 Earth. There is a special faction of people, and we call this faction A. A looks human, but has animal ears and tails (in the sense of if you ...
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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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What Would be The Least Bad Countries to Seek Refuge As a Powerful Superhuman?

Someone believes they are the only person with highly strategically useful powers. However, they can't make the best use of them without revealing themselves, so what countries would be the safest ...
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In a parallel reality, what is stopping a contemporanean nation from jamming its enemies to hell and back? [closed]

In a parallel reality, what is stopping a contemporanean (from 1940 to 2020 alike tech) nation from jamming its enemies to hell and back? A nation finds itself at war with another nation, what is ...
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How can a foreign power make great friends with another country without altering its government, people, or autonomy? [closed]

To keep it short and sweet, this is a fictional world with a country called Vertercrank. They're an overseas empire with dangerous neighbors, taking the role of pirates and thieves. Jehor is a country ...
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Which factors determine the political system of the various species from the Homo genus? [closed]

In my universe, there are sixteen species from the Homo genus: anatomically modern humans, marine humans (merfolk), winged humans (angels), demons, ogres, giants, dwarfs, elves, orcs, gnomes, trolls, ...
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The dragons of the world disappeared. Now what? [closed]

With nearly every major event in the world, the dragons were there. The world was built upon the backs of dragons and in turn, the dragons were revered by most mortal groups. In the southern half of ...
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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 to sell things that have been brought back from another world

The MC from our modern world (2016-ish) has been iseikaied to another world of swords and magics. But after the MC defeated the big bad, she declined the invitation to stay in that world and insists ...
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Political Concerns of Laser Propulsion System

Now it's 2085, and human civilization has started to reach the planets. Using the most advanced fission rockets, we can travel from Earth to Mercury in 8 months and from Earth to Jupiter in 1 year. ...
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Why would a country have both a monarch and a president?

In a Web-miniseries I want to create, Les Superbes Germains Lacasse (I want that the original title to be in French) (the title means The Super Lacasse Siblings), there is a strange country that can ...
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How to "convince" the other nation to not enslave demi-human [closed]

The Main Character is the leader of a nation of demi-humans: Edit: It seems this is not what the Asker intended. A more accurate picture is this: Although the rest of the world is mostly in late ...
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Integrating Earth into interstellar empire [closed]

First Contact In 2020s an alien starship visited Earth. First contact was peaceful - with intial contact made from orbit, humans started learning the alien language and the aliens - let's call them ...
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How/ Why/ Is it even possible to have a self contained civil war/ war the modern/ future era?

In stereotypical fantasy, there is normally some sort of revolution in a uni-polar world where the rebels have to fight the evil empire. (This is not always true but its basically what happens) The &...
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What would the government of a medieval city be like if it were transported through time and space? [closed]

I'm working on a story where an advanced civilisation show up near a medieval city (probably the capital) but there's an issue with their ship and through tech-wizard shenanigans the warp system ...
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How to stop the King of Armies to coup the other Kings?

In the world I am building the main geopolitical power is a nation ruled by seven kings, each having their own area of authority. One of them rules over the nation's armies and there should be a ...
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What circumstances could lead to the creation of numerous pan-Celtic macronations? [closed]

TDLR: After peace and stability in the West goes to hell, the UN collapses, and nationalism arises. Ireland and Scotland return to being fully Celtic again while England becomes a 3rd world country ...
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What is the most altruistic economic system? [closed]

I'm trying to write about a world with an altruistic society, and want an economy that facilitates that most of the time. I'm looking for an answer that improves public goods, retains some level of ...
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How does a demigod city enjoy freedom while also pretending it is not?

Spill over is never a good thing in nature, from the tragedy befalling Hercules in mythology to the current pandemic are some of the side effects reminding us never to underestimate the power of ...
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Post-democratical political system

Question: how will this idea fail? Preferably in a way that is fundamental, and can't be easily fixed with small changes. And politically based, being unable to respond to problems because of the ...
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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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Why would most species avoid democracy?

In my world, there are humans (often called Earthlings) and eight alien species. Humans have an Earth government best described as a democratic quinquevirate: to be exact, this is an elective semi-...
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How to form an "international alliance of nationalists"?

We know the joke about having "flat-earther all over the globe" and "international alliances of nationalists". But how to set the latter up in reality? How to make these people, ...
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Politics and Zombies: Designing a balanced zombie plague that could realistically destroy civilization due to poor decision-making

As has been pointed out numerous times, zombie apocalypses of the classic zombie-bites-you-and-you-become-a-zombie are stupid and would never work in real life. Biting is a horribly inefficient method ...
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Is it Possible to Manage a Police State Prior to the Invention of Widespread and Reliable Communication Technology?

By “Police State” I mean a despotic sort of government in which the state is actively trying to spy on its citizens for political ends. Something like the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) or ...
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What would be some social welfare systems of a first world developed nation with a GINI Index of 32.56? [closed]

GINI is a term that is used to measure income inequality (See here for examples https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_income_equality) and is a good indication on to what kind of society ...
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How would a species in a world where magic is banned also ban Science? [closed]

The people in my world who can't use magic are at war with the people who can use magic. Both groups used to be at peace before political and global conflict started, and long before they were at war ...
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One reason Taiwan's military would be using weapons sold by China

I need a way to change history so that Taiwan, in 2015, be using weapons manufactured and sold by mainland China as well as some US equipments--sort of like how Pakistan uses both Chinese and US ...
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How to modernize military in a short time

Related to this. MC is trying to build a modern nation out from an ancient one, and he also needs a modern military. A modern military is not just about equipment, it is also about having modern ...
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How to convince clan leaders and Party Cadres to give up their power?

Related to this question: After the main character united the seven clan into a Soviet-esque nation, education is introduced and critical, rational, and independent thinking is introduced to these ...
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How to encourage education, and an atmosphere of respecting knowledge and critical thinking for a multi-racial warrior nation?

Once up on a time, in a world not our own, there was a piece of land inhabited by seven races of animal-people (like cat-people/dog-people, bird-people, and mermaids/mermans and such). Being animal-...
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How can an authoritarian nation exist as a sovereign nation within a democratic framework?

The Papal States were a series of territories in the Italian Peninsula under the direct sovereign rule of the Pope, from the 8th century until 1870. However, the spike in nationalism around the world ...
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The USA breaks up. Who gets the nukes?

When the USSR broke up into fifteen independent states, it's well known that Russia inherited the nuclear arsenal of the dissolving state. I don't know exactly how this was decided: if it was just &...
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What would be a realistic length of minimal compulsory military service for a modern country's occupants?

I have a world in which several neighboring countries are in an ongoing long term military conflict. The style of conflict fluctuates between a cold war USSR vs US, current North vs South Korea and ...
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Joint Nuclear Weapons Control?

As stated in a previous question, the main political entity of my world, the United Commonwealth, is protected by a combined Army and Navy, made up of personnel from all nations, and funded by all ...
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How to avoid resource curse with an extremely valuable and exclusive resource?

I have a nation, Arunya, which functions under different magical rules from the rest of the world. The entity governing their magic is much more closely tied to the state due to historical factors, ...
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What sort of political/economic power did the nobility wield in Victorian-era England? [closed]

And how did the various titles differ in terms of their influence? Right now I’m trying to get a better understanding of how European, specifically British, nobility operated and what sorts of duties ...
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What would be the consequences of a world where 25 years old is the age of majority? [closed]

The human brain becomes fully developed at the age of 25 years old. In my story, the voting age was formerly at 21 years old, after 18 years old, now it is 25 years old. Also, all drugs (ethanol, ...
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Peaceful Revolution [closed]

In a prospective story I am writing that takes place between December 2027 and June 2028 of the Gregorian calendar, a future President of the Fifth French Republic named Édouard Wang, and his Prime ...
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Trying to categorize political system of a fictional country

I'm trying to figure out how to call the political system of a fictional country I am writing about. The basic premise is that this country came into being after 4 kingdoms decided to unite into 1 ...
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What kind of alternate history would lead to modern China being a federal constitutional monarchy? [closed]

I'm contemplating writing a fiction set in modern China in an alternate universe. I have thought about how it would look like, but I need a plausible alternate history that could lead to such result. ...
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How to provide proper documentation for a device that works as a magic lamp?

A very powerful corporation is interested in building a device that works similar to a magic lamp. You bring the lamp to a certain location, at a specific time of the year, chant specific mantras, ...
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How would the ability to make binding oaths of truth affect people's view on politics

In a world where people and nations could force their leaders to 'tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth', how would this affect both politics itself, and how it would be viewed by ...
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What if the 1993 World Trade Center bombing succeeded?

Considering it's been more than twenty years since that fateful day on September 11th, 2001, a thought came to mind: what do you think would have happened if the failed WTC bombing in 1993 succeeded ...
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Evaluate whether or not my country concept is realistic

One country in my setting is essentially a bunch of micronations similar to German states during the Kleinstaaterei period - a set of hyper-fragmented, heavily (if non-ethnically) Balkanized, near-...
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How does a government handle a large number of people disappearing that are anticipated to return all at once at some point in the future

I have a world I had toyed with where our world is invaded by creatures very vaguely like the heartless from kingdomhearts. The creatures are mostly immune to traditional weapons, as regular matter ...
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Does a space government make sense?

Mothership to space vehicle EU W2775LV be like "pay taxes!" Space vehicle EU W2775LV be like "no!" And flies away in the distance. On earth we are kind of stuck living with one ...
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Why would Earth become an Entertainment powerhouse? [closed]

The time setting of this world can be from near 2000 to present day, to near future. But basically, Aliens from around the galaxy are visiting Earth...for our TV series/movies, animes-manga, and ...
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