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Have a vigilante license that is costly, and has to be renewed every month or so.


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The only way to do this is to wield a big enough stick (Military might, Economic, or Social basically). Historically, there haven't been any successful secession from the USA and the most notable attempt resulted in the American Civil War. The most optimistic result I can see is getting your supernatural state to gain a status similar to those that Indian ...


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Tough Sell: I think your supers have a decent chance to establish a homeland - possibly even with the help of humans - but I don't think seceding from the US is the way to do it. There are several steps that would need to go first, and several ways such a goal could be attained. Establish Moral parity (PR campaign): Humans will react badly to the presence ...


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Unlikely to happen peacefully There are been about 30 serious secession efforts in the USA since 1980. Some even are debated in the state legislature or lead to referendums that pass with a decent majority (Eg Staten Island in 1993 - 63% voted to leave). Even "Common Sense" succession hasn't happened, the Northwest angle in Minnesota is an exclave ...


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You have a bigger problem, without fresh water everyone on your island will die This was originally a comment, but the comment received such positive reception that it might be a good idea to turn it into an answer. If Moronland has no fresh water you have a much bigger problem than maintaining a positive GDP. Without fresh water everyone on your island is ...


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The island's continental shelf is full of fossilfuellium, which is mined and exported. Since these are offshore platforms, immigrant workers there do not come under the IQ ban. And by keeping them on a short leash as non-citizens, they can keep the wages low and profits high. And since the mining is mostly controlled by foreign corporations, it is ruthlessly ...


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Well, the answer is a bit hilarious. Planned Economy Moronland is a Marxist state with centralised planned economy. Business cycles are absent in this economy type, so no recession. (Actually, locals praise Marx and maybe his followers (like Lenin, Mao Zedong etc.), but the local language has neither rhotic consonants nor consonant clusters, so the name Karl ...


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Well, there are examples of places where a large portion of the leadership are officially psychopaths. Where 1 in 5 CEOs are estimated to be psychopaths. Sociopathy is described by a psychologist writing for Forbes as a lesser form of psychopathy, which I think is a good enough definition for this case. While I can't find statistics on how much of management ...


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This is the classic predator-prey balance If everybody is a lion, then all starve. If the lions become too numerous and kill unnecessarily, the prey become extinct. Nature handles this by ensuring that, in the long run, there is the right balance between predators and prey. The prey animals have to be much more numerous. They also need to be allowed to feed ...


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Outside nations pay to receive the intelligent exiles. This is inspired by another answer that used the phrasing, "only thing they export are non-morons". Let's say this really is their export. Outside nations are desirous of receiving highly-intelligent immigrants (compare to U.S. rules around "highly skilled immigrants"). Having ...


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Lots of Gambling All that matters for GDP is that money exchanges hands a lot. If the culture of this island includes the compulsion to bet on every little thing that might happen in a day- to the point where the average citizen makes upwards of 50 bets per day, you can multiply an otherwise unproductive GDP by a considerable factor.


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The island is a spiritual retreat for people with more money than sense. They pay inordinate amounts to sit overlooking the ocean, meditating about what the heck the purpose of their life is. Some of them even join the local religion, but only of course the ones who are stupid enough to believe in it. They will easily qualify for residency. Of course the ...


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First off, an IQ score is relative to the rest of population. It is not very clear if in the OP scenario it is calculated relative to the island population (pre- or post-culled?) or the entire world. Depending on the specific recalibration procedures, the former can create an extreme pressure - only about a quarter of the tested will be below 90 if the ...


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Location, location, location. Your island is located out in the middle of the ocean, far from any continent. Think something like Midway Island. Planes and ships have trouble crossing the ocean in one shot, so your island has become a critical resupply point for trans-ocean voyages. Ships anchor in your port for shelter from storms, and you collect port ...


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I'm not quite sure if this answers the question you wanted to ask: GDP can be measured as (the value of) things produced. If the people on the island produce anything at all, the GDP is positive. Presumably they do, if they eat. For example, gathering fruits for food is production. Recession is the lack of GDP growth. If everything else stays the same, GDP ...


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You're describing something like 19th century New York. The Flynn effect is a well-known phenomenon that has resulted in a sustained an significant increase in IQ scores over time. The average IQ score is always fixed at 100, but when new test subjects take old tests, the average score is usually above 100. A study of British students between 1942 and 2009 ...


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Guano Their island is almost completely covered in bird sh*t. They build everything from it including their single storey dwellings. Guano is their only export and seabirds and fish their only diet. The demand for guano spurred the human colonization of remote bird islands in many parts of the world, resulting in some of the first examples of U.S. ...


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Lets go opposite to L. Dutch answer, because why not and I am bored. We'll have to make bunch of assumptions and stretch some reality to make Moronland feasible.... But hey! In Multiverse it has to happen sooner or later! Lets ignore problems of IQ vs intelligence vs wisdom etc. Lets assume somehow your moron islanders can successfully exile anyone capable ...


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Also not getting into IQ and ableism. About 25% of people have IQ < 90. That's not exactly stupid. Just a bit slow at times. They'll be fine, same as anyone else. In fact since accidents and other issues could preferentially kill people who are less able to look after themselves, you'll end up with a strong tendency to a near-maximal IQ in the permitted ...


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Offshore tax haven. The people running the tax haven don't even need to live or work there, they can work via phone as outsourced workers. The company only needs to have stability, which an isolated cult can likely manage. They could also run the tax haven themselves... it's really not that hard, once you learn how. They even have little mom and pop tax ...


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First time answering a question so I hope I’m doing everything correctly. So a couple of companies that would be useful are: 1 a large chain of crematoriums. In case URAED needs to dispose of some bodies. 2 some sort of well staffed medical facility/facilities would come in handy for treating injured operatives without pesky questions 3 a PMC would be useful ...


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not going into the discussion on "does IQ really measure intelligence or not?" Putting in practice the word of Koalemos is deemed the highest honor in their society, therefore those with the lowest IQ are the most worthy to administer the IQ test and applying the ban. Since they are not exactly the sharpest minds around, they either mess up with ...


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You got plenty of real. Add some fictional. From OP: The conditions of the Great Collapse lead many, in 2020, to partake in "Breaching" the alternate reality of the Underground, an alternate world parallel to Earth that is highly hostile to humans but full of valuable items and materials that are worth a lot on Earth. I was wondering what I can ...


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Add conspiracy theories and an incompetent leader (I dont mean this as a political statement. I promise, it's just real life is a good source of inspiration sometimes and the news is the best show on TV atm) Add a leader who is corrupt and or incompetent. All those problems in your question have had analogies that occured in recent history to some extent and ...


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AI replacing white-collar workers at an awesome speed, until the only people with an income are investors, a few designers, civil service, and those manual workers whose wages are too low to replace them with robots. This could come faster than robots replacing assembly-line workers, because data centers can flick from streaming movies to doing tax returns ...


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I would look into a more Clan-based system, where groups of people could be grouped by blood and common interest. I don't think your idea is totally crazy. It's similar to the tithing in Medieval England. In the tithing system, men belong to groups of 10 where they are all legally responsible for each other. If one man breaks the law, the other 9 have to ...


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It would be really hard to get things done. With so many people running things, there's bound to be strong disagreements that break out, causing conflict. With everyone being switched out so quickly, there won't be enough dedication towards any large government project to see it carried out smoothly and effectively. Strong leadership gets things done, but if ...


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Sounds fine for neighbourhood control. It does raise a few questions, though. Do they have unlimited power, in their area? If so, what stops them from deciding to make or buy weapons, then conquer the neighboring area? If they can do that, then what you have is a culture of tribal councils. If they can't, then this is essentially a democratic feudal ...


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As a general principle about worldbuilding like this, you should ask yourself whether such an idea has ever been tried in history. If your answer is that it hasn't, consider why. There are three problems that I can think of. The first problem has more or less been mentioned by others, that 21 people is far too small to have this really be workable. You could ...


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It was tried. It didn't work This proposal is eerily similar to the system put forth by the Great October Socialist Revolution which Took Place in November 1917; only they called them soviets (that's Russian for "councils") instead of "lobbies". Base-level soviets / councils / lobbies were established at factory, village and neighbourhood ...


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Change "21 people" to "Between 20 and 30 people, with host able to break ties". I assume you've settled on 21 exactly so that there can never been a tie. Sounds good. Until someone dies, leaves, arrives, or a local child gets old enough to vote. Because of these outside events, you're going to be moving people around to ensure that ...


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The Seven Sevens As a lot of people have already pointed out, your city is absolutely enormous an virtually impossible to be physically maintained. That's not the question though. The question is how you govern a city that size. The answer is by stratifying the country into distinct social classes determined by your political station. At the top, you have ...


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The answer is fairly simple: give your ruler sole control of the magitech the city needs to survive. As other answers have pointed out, without some serious magic this city hasn't got an ice-cube's chance in hell of existing; a settlement of this size would require a colossal hinterland and super-advanced trade network to supply it with enough food and raw ...


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