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Would a Democratic Meritocracy work?

TalCorp external agent, welcome. Yes, this is perfectly realistic and if you look closely, all elements of it have either been practiced historically or are practiced right now: -- "a knowledge ...
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Would a Democratic Meritocracy work?

The one thing I would say is unrealistic is that a knowledge test likely tests what the test-makers think is important rather than whatever is likely important to the nation. I see this as very much ...
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Would a hybrid parliamentary system-military dictatorship work?

"Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.” - ...
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How to peacefully convert your dictatorship to a democracy?

Some good "reading" material to illustrate some of the difficulties: CGP Grey - The Rules For Rulers The basic problem you're going to run into is that, even as the autocratic dictator of ...
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How to peacefully convert your dictatorship to a democracy?

Read about Bhutan. The previous king was an absolute monarch (a much nicer guy than your dictator), who decided to turn his country into a democracy, and give his people a higher standard of living. ...
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Would a hybrid parliamentary system-military dictatorship work?

What you describe sounds remarkably like the Roman concept of a dictator. This was an official who received extraordinary powers for a limited period of time. Or like martial law in modern societies, ...
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Would a hybrid parliamentary system-military dictatorship work?

Government works based on connections. You can't just appoint someone a leader and have everyone obey them and have an effective government. It takes time to make connections. E.g. suppose the ...
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Would a hybrid parliamentary system-military dictatorship work?

I am trying to make the government for an interstellar entity, and was wondering if what I came up with could work or would instantly self-destruct. I don't think this system would self-destruct ...
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Would a Democratic Meritocracy work?

That is not that different from how some Ancient societies chose their leaders. One reason why we used to have games like Olympics or games on Tribal Festivals, is for young men to show their skill, ...
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Would a Democratic Meritocracy work?

Once my maths teacher told me that you can, in general, optimize for only one variable. At times you may get lucky to have the best of multiple but its not a general rule. You, are trying to ride 3 ...
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