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Why would a nation require immigrants to fulfil a decade of military service to gain citizenship?

Some sort of Current Disaster Maybe your country is in some sort of war against a powerful force. Or, what if at the same time, there is some sort of disaster that is happening, like a civil war or ...
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Why would a nation require immigrants to fulfil a decade of military service to gain citizenship?

Why would a government make migrants do a decade of military service for citizenship? Because they are a militaristic, autocratic nation masquerading as a democracy resembling a mixture of Communist ...
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Why would a nation require immigrants to fulfil a decade of military service to gain citizenship?

Due to external/internal pressure, your autocratic government feels a need to allow immigration into it from a foreign culture with societal norms that are different then your countries. It could be ...
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Why would a nation require immigrants to fulfil a decade of military service to gain citizenship?

Your nation has no truly trusted allies. Any incoming immigrants will be citizens of a hostile (or at least unfriendly) nation. The risk of spies and sleeper agents is real. One way to flush out ...
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Why would a nation require immigrants to fulfil a decade of military service to gain citizenship?

Bodies, Skills, and Counterbalancing Leaning heavily on an International Security Journal article from last summer... Countries employ foreigners when the "costs" associated with using ...
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Why would a nation require immigrants to fulfil a decade of military service to gain citizenship?

Because everyone must serve, whether native born or foreign born. This is not my idea, but Heinlein's. I will not debate the merits of that idea, but clearly your country has taken it to heart. You ...
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Why would a nation require immigrants to fulfil a decade of military service to gain citizenship?

The Empress Really Likes Big Parades This is an intentionally silly answer but I wanted to play off of sphenning's comment: in world building, the motivations can be literally anything. They don't ...
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Why would a nation require immigrants to fulfil a decade of military service to gain citizenship?

Because they are a decadent society In a decadent society similar to the situation in the final period of the Western Roman Empire a small group of families accumulating wealth and power over the ...
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Why would a nation require immigrants to fulfil a decade of military service to gain citizenship?

This almost exists today, although in a somewhat milder form - the citizenship is the reward for the military service (and usually is not the primary motive to join the military, since there are ...
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Why would a nation require immigrants to fulfil a decade of military service to gain citizenship?

A very short answer (based on @AlexP's comment): Your country is in a imperialistic expansion phase. Just as ancient Rome it could provide citizenship plus lands to foreigners who served in the ...
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Why would a nation require immigrants to fulfil a decade of military service to gain citizenship?

A few possible reasons. Being a citizen may have such great benefits that they cannot afford to let just anybody in, especially the rabble that would just live on the government teat forever. The ...
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Why would a nation require immigrants to fulfil a decade of military service to gain citizenship?

Because They Need Loyal Soldiers: Many governments need soldiers. It is an extremely central function of government, and even the USA has paths to citizenship involving military service. You want ...
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Why would a nation require immigrants to fulfil a decade of military service to gain citizenship?

You said it in the question: they are unskilled workforce. Where I have grown up there were basically two paths in life for those who didn't want to get a higher education and had no other relevant ...
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Which US Government Agency would handle the coverup of a new mineral found on a different planet?

The Department of Interior is responsible for the administration of the mineral resources of the United States. Note that they have their own Internal Security Division (doi.gov), which manages the ...
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Which US Government Agency would handle the coverup of a new mineral found on a different planet?

You would have to re-write several laws. Barring change of federal policy or wide and massive corruption, it can’t actually be any civilian agency. The problem is, NASA being hugely expensive (as far ...
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What's the most likely "post democracy" form of political government?

More pervasive democracy within ideologically aligned communities The current situation is at odds because people depend for livelihood and all the essentials of life on corporations or other ...
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What's the most likely "post democracy" form of political government?

Rule by Machine Learning Most people today assume that AI would be an intrinsically inhuman form of government, but in today's schools, learning about Machine Learning is becoming compulsory in more ...
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Which US Government Agency would handle the coverup of a new mineral found on a different planet?

I have a few different notes: By now many people are well aware of the mathematical study done for the number of people who can know a secret/conspiracy before it comes into the open (see this nice ...
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What are some drawbacks of this new political system?

Steps Missing. An initial jury which will be composed of humans of very high moral standard and intelligence. Your idea is to only allow politicians that pass some objective test of intelligence and ...
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What are some drawbacks of this new political system?

To add to what the other answers point out, there is I think a logistical problem with the selection of new jury members. You propose that the jury rules for 10 years. This is about 3652 days. Let's ...
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What are some drawbacks of this new political system?

Besides the other answers that explain why your system is brittle to corruption, elitism and descent into tyranny, I think you might be somewhat off the mark as to what a government does. The "...
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Which US Government Agency would handle the coverup of a new mineral found on a different planet?

Invent your own! You've very specifically created a situation where every existing organisation who could have some say in the matter has been excluded. You've also created a masquerade where the ...
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What are some drawbacks of this new political system?

The system you describe is an oligarchy (leadership of a small group). The oligarchy "will not be given exacerbated levels of fame", which means they are a shadow cabal ruling with no public ...
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What are some drawbacks of this new political system?

An initial jury which will be composed of humans of very high moral standard and intelligence. You seem to be assuming that high moral standard and intelligence will ensure proper choices. That's a ...
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What are some drawbacks of this new political system?

Totalitarian tyranny within years Whatever political bent the initial jury has will intensify immediately. By manipulating the test and loading it with ideological questions, the jury pool is stacked. ...
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What are some drawbacks of this new political system?

This reads like a reaction against the current US system. The US gave itself a constitution two and a half centuries ago, in a time before radio and even the general franchise, and patched it ever ...
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Which US Government Agency would handle the coverup of a new mineral found on a different planet?

The Navy Specifically, the Navy Civil Engineer Corps, which I assume is the Navy's analog of the Army Corps of Engineers. It seems to me like ACE is the American government's in-house construction ...
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Which US Government Agency would handle the coverup of a new mineral found on a different planet?

The cover up is going to require secrecy across multiple jurisdictions First and foremost, you need to control information at the space agency level. In all likelihood, this means that NASA and/or ...
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Which US Government Agency would handle the coverup of a new mineral found on a different planet?

There's no rational basis on which you can make such a prediction Government agencies overlap all the time. Who actually does what in an edge case like this isn't decided by any honest evaluation of ...
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Which US Government Agency would handle the coverup of a new mineral found on a different planet?

In the United States, mining materials programs are managed by the Department of Energy. The mining management portfolio is a legacy of both the Bureau of Mines (terminated in the 1990s) and of ...
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Why would hinder the government from reclaiming postapocalyptic US?

Something worse https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2012/06/04/monstro No one knowing what the fuck was going on in the darkness. No one but us. Initially, no one believed the hysterical evacuees. ...
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Why would hinder the government from reclaiming postapocalyptic US?

Cost-Benefit Analysis When assaulting an enemy position, there's a simple calculation that the attackers must make based on two quesions: What are we likely to gain from this battle? What are we ...
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