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If the vote by individuals is not binding, then it is just a representative democracy / or republic. Many elected representatives already listen to and are influenced by their constituents. They even have town halls and polls of the electorate. This is not to say they have daily feedback, but that does not constitute an essential difference compared to what ...


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It's called direct democracy Direct democracy or pure democracy is a form of democracy in which people decide on policy initiatives directly. This differs from the majority of currently established democracies, which are representative democracies. The theory and practice of direct democracy and participation as its common characteristic was the core of ...


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It is possible. The process has a name and has been applied several times throughout history. Sorry for using that word here: It is called genocide. With a proper spicing of surveillance. Putin recently announced that the state religion would be orthodox Christian, others would have no place. That's clearly targeted at the Muslims living in part of Russia. ...


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Rather than go for culture erasure you could always have your empire go more for absorption. Nero was a prominent outlier in Roman leadership which has warped our views of the Roman Empire. For most of its existence the Roman Empire didn't really care what gods you worshiped, what quaint provincial practices you held to, etc. Just pay your taxes. Here's a ...


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I'll answer this point by point, so bear with me. Brutalist Architecture. I'm not a UX or Architecture expert, but it seems to me that Brutalism won't have too much of an effect. The U.S. actually tried Brutalism at one point, and the only discernable effect was making people hate the ugly government buildings. Religion. To quote Rousseau, "True ...


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Only through terminal stupidity – in which case, why worry? Your description makes planet Navayu a significant part of known civilisation which means there is no other reason Ishga might not notice everything you suggest. If you really see a galaxy with a “western” half or half a galaxy with only one inhabited system, why try for realism… the more so since ...


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Bureaucracy. On the border of the Empire, Analyst 5th Class Joe notices what Navayu is up to. Who could possibly miss it? But what's he supposed to do, requisition a naval strike force or two? He barely has enough authority to requisition paper towels when he spills coffee at his desk. Instead, all of his evidence, conclusions, and speculations get bound up ...


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To put it simple, they hardly can. The main problem is the economie of scale. Your uber Empire has so much indirect power, like Manpower, Tech and Resources that it could easily crush any sort of force the other guys throw at them. Meaning there is no way they can win a direct long term war. The only way i see them winning is by staging a First Strike so ...


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Invite them. Prepare tourist marketing campaigns galaxy wide to come and look at your planets epic ... waterfalls. Prepare some 5 star hotels and spaceports and other touristy things in a small section of your planet. Give foreign film producers a tax incentive to film their films on your planet. The tax bill is halved again if your planet is described as a ...


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Doomed effort. The mechanism to accurately trace the disease through the population won't matter, because the corrective action that follows will fail for two reasons: As NuclearWang explained, the corrective action is intended as a behavioral correction, but the findings it's based on are non-behavioral. That disconnect will make it almost completely ...


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Contact tracing This is actually being used in some countries, not to punish people but to allow scientists and medics to analyze the spread of COVID-19, as well as predicting where the next outbreaks will be. In your case, enforce the usage of a cell phone application that tracks where people have been, and apply massive testing. For example, children could ...


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Genomics The virus mutates, and we can use those mutations to trace the path of the pandemic. This reminds me of a current event for some reason. Can't quite put my finger on it... Victoria's (Australia's) second wave of Covid19 can be traced almost entirely back to a single family of 4. 90% of virus in the country tracks back to those 4, via 3 workers in ...


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