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A simple route could be a religious organization, but if you can't see your society conforming to one religion, just associate the religion with the power generation systems for your factions. In all cyberpunk worlds, high-density power generation is a must, but it would be unlikely that fractioned groups would have the ability to maintain these highly ...


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You are Describing a Confederacy Confederations are very similar to federations with the exception of the order of supremacy. A federation is a union of states where the central ruling power has the supreme authority, and the states that make it up are allowed to rule themselves in anyway that does not contradict the laws set forth by the central government....


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Thucydides' Trap Motivating these factions to form short-term coalitions seems like a problem you've already solved. How do you get the coalition to fall apart again? The best lasting way to keep many factions from working together is for them all to be genuinely convinced (by their present successes) that their faction is just on the cusp of dominating all ...


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I'd say this is some kind of inter-tribal law, or possibly an empire with formal authority but limited physical authority - an Empire either fragmented or in the process of collapse. A central Empire might only be able to command loyalty from factions when it comes to certain key issues. It might only have enough troops to selectively enforce some things. It ...


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Certain actions are considered so horrendous that all factions will immediately attach the violators. As no single faction can withstand the combined forces of all other factions they would be destroyed.


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