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So the term for this system is "Federal Monarchy". Likely a "Federal Constitutional Monarchy" in that the big king has to have some areas of power where he is not absolute in his authority within each separate Kingdom. There are lots of terms you can use for the whole Kingdom, though "Federation" should be avoided as the term did not exist back then (...


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Confederacy As others point out, what you're wanting really is a confederacy. I'd like to focus on one historical example: the Iroquois Confederacy. They're a fascinating read, or if you're short on time, I think the youtube channel Historia Civilis has a pretty good video overview of them. There were "sachems" who became the "council" of the actual ...


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Yes, there is an existing name for this kind of political system. It is called... The European Union This is exactly precisely how the European Union works. There are 28 (as of 6-Nov-2019) member states. Every six months, one of the heads of government of the member states becomes President of the Council of the European Union. The order is fixed and known ...


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I have to type fast before this is closed as opinion-based or whatever. Basically what you're asking cannot really be answered, we can only give an opinion on what would sound good, and again depending on what kind of "feeling" you want your setting to evoke you have to choose different names. So I won't make any suggestions, but I will try to give you some ...


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You hardly can. The reason why certain countries have a different track gauge is exactly to hamper the logistic of a potential invasor, by making it impossible for its train to operate on the other rail network. You can only have a transcontinental rail when either there is a single nation, like in the historical case of the USA or Russia, or when there is ...


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Railroad Cartel Political interests are one thing, business interests are another. Unless the governments actively prevent trade, there will financial incentives to connect them. As it is unlikely these countries would allow foreign companies to own vital infrastructure, each would have their own railroad company. Why would these companies work together? ...


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Im not really sure if thats helpful for you, but you could force them either through the napoleonic dominance over europe in the late 18th - early 19th century or as a result of the congress of vienna that happened after napoleons defeat.


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You might want to read my post in the thread: Imperial Kingdoms?1 Some of the historical examples it gives from Earth history may be informative for your purposes. To decide the title of the ruler of 6 kingdoms consider the organization of a feudal kingdom in Europe, which is more or less a rough model for your society. Most of the land in the kingdom ...


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