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First time answering a question so I hope I’m doing everything correctly. So a couple of companies that would be useful are: 1 a large chain of crematoriums. In case URAED needs to dispose of some bodies. 2 some sort of well staffed medical facility/facilities would come in handy for treating injured operatives without pesky questions 3 a PMC would be useful ...


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Already existed and it was way more awesome than you imagine. The city state of Urbino under the rule of Federico da Montefeltro in what is today Italy was famous for having the best mercenaries on the planet. Education and loyalty made them amazing, to the point eventually places started paying them preemptively just NOT to fight on the other side. They ...


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If corporations gained control of government, they could work hand in hand to dominate world markets and stifle new competition through over regulation and government imposed monopoly. In fact they could even tax people and give the money to multinational companies through subsidies and government contracts. In turn, news and social media corporations could ...


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Yes! Just need some very common propaganda to link the two concepts. Taking the definition of Cosmopolitan as: Cosmopolitanism is the idea that all human beings are, or could or should be, members of a single community and Totalitarianism as: Totalitarianism is a concept for a form of government or political system that prohibits opposition parties, ...


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So, the next king made a hard decision, and decided to organize the inquisition 2.0; now with less tortured confessions, guaranteed! ...But is it guaranteed? Of course not! The original christian mediaeval inquisition was "bona fide" created. Nothing but good "christian valour". Do you remember? Jesus Christ, the guy who said: Luke 6:29:...


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Knowing the Why and what: Critical to understanding how to fight them is to understand why they are fighting, what they hope to accomplish, and if there are special vulnerabilities to them. Why are they being terrorists?: What is motivating your WW's to do what they are doing? Are werewolves persecuted? If they are so perfectly able to blend in with society,...


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First off let's establish what werewolves are according to the original lore. Werewolves are split into 3 categories: humans that are cursed to turn into wolves under certain conditions humans that turn into wolves by wearing a magical artifact sorcerers that turn into wolves at will Now the first two categories can be turned back into human by speaking ...


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Don't make the religion the focus of your laws, make their practices the focus. Prosecute human sacrifices as murder. Prosecute animal sacrifices as animal cruelty. Make lobbying illegal. Enforce "separation of church and state" by prosecuting any official that makes a blatant or thinly veiled attempt to create laws that favor the cults. Mobs/riots ...


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There are great answers here already: intelligence-led counter insurgency tactics. The military isn't worried about winning a battle with the warewolves because it always has bigger weapons than their teeth and claws. The political issue is about cutting off their support and finding them in order to defeat them. If there is some method the military could ...


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The Inquisition's Corruption Stemmed from Unrestrained Powers These powers included the unrestrained power of interrogation, the unrestrained scope of authority, and unrestrained accountability for their actions. Unrestrained power of interrogation meant that they could torture a person to get information without ever needing just cause or a conviction. So, ...


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Institutions grow if they work to grow their own power, and shrink if they do not. Homeostasis is nearly impossible. In your case, you have an endevour that is extremely important. People will believe that whatever they do to make your inquisition stronger is justified, and others in opposition to it are helping the demon. To maintain some kind of temporary ...


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now with less tortured confessions, guaranteed! ...But is it guaranteed? You have the right to remain silent (but nobody does) In many modern criminal cases, the police will question you for days and lie that your buddy has ratted you out, and if you don't want a super harsh sentence you've got to rat him out too. There is no torture involved. If you ...


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The Inquisition is unfairly singled out As this thread from AskHistorians (which is moderated to only allow well-researched answers by real historians) says, the Inquisition was not significantly worse than what one found in the justice system of the rest of Europe at the time. It got a bad rap apparently because Protestants with an axe to grind took it out ...


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Just like in our world, you need an independent judiciary as well as the executive (police) and legislature. The judges will help to prevent police excess and ensure that the laws are interpreted in a reasonable fashion. Make sure that none of the three branches can influence recruitment or promotion in either of the other two.


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Accountability. All the Inquisition's actions are subject to review. For the determinations regarding declaration of heresy, outside experts in religions (and the Horned God's cults) review the evidence to verify if an accusation of heresy was justified. Their enforcement actions, likewise. And there's one prime law: an unjustified declaration of heresy and ...


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Fight this on an ideological level, convincing them that winning isn't worthwhile You are correct that an insurgency has a massive asymmetric-warfare advantage over a modern military. However, an insurgency that seeks to carve out a state for itself especially faces a daunting challenge in this day and age: what if we win? Controlling territory through ...


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A lot depends on what exactly the WWs (werewolves) do, and the capabilities of the military. user535733 had a good answer, but that was if the military is competent, and can beat the WWs via intelligence operations. So a lot of people are talking about what they could do, and how things could go well... but I don't see anyone talking about what they WOULD do,...


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Here's one way. Werewolves that claim to be a suffering minority get sympathy and support. But that's not the case here. The OP's description suggests that these are rampaging, murderous thugs bent upon carving out their own state (and perhaps chasing the normals out of it, except as food). So these werewolves seem to have given up on the idea of popular ...


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A werewolf terrorist would only differ from other terrorists in being less vulnerable to certain weapons. They would use the same types of attack - IEDs, car bombs etc. However, they might also be able to make 'suicide bomb' or vehicle crash attacks without dying, depending on your interpretation. Much depends on how werewolves differ from humans and how ...


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100 years war not 50 years siege. A city being under continuous siege for many many years doesn't really have historical president but long running wars do, the 100 years war comes to mind. Cost What you have to remember is that a siege is a very expensive and costly thing, you have to feed and pay and supply 1000s of men. Medieval economies are very ...


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regarding a way to detect a werewolves, i think the police or military can use dog to sniff them out, either from the werewolves fur or clothes left behind or they have certain smell by itself. or they can use blood test, or DNA test, or bone check up to civilian to check are they human or not (guard by the military of course). outside of that, assuming ...


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Irish Reunification The Good Friday Agreement requires a border poll to be held if support for a United Ireland rises above 50% with Northern Ireland. Given NI voted to remain in the EU, and the now finalised Brexit deal puts a de-facto border in the Irish sea, for the next few years NI ties with the EU and RoI will grow as its relationship with GB mainland ...


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The Queen intervenes I don't know too much about British politics, but I do know they don't actually have a written constitution codifying how a lot of the stuff works. It runs on tradition and precedent, and so the royals still theoretically have a lot of power... That they don't actually have. So what happens if they attempt to exercise said power? The ...


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Simple: The virus keeps going. The experimental vaccines are either ineffective, or yet another new strain develops. There's a great deal of lockdown and suffering, and the UK ends up cutting Scotland's aid out of desperation. After pleas for assistance fall on death ears, sentiment for the UK reaches a new low. Due to popular demand (possibly armed), the ...


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I don't think it needs much I think the situation is enough of a powder keg that one small incident may be enough to tip the scales to make this happen. (Assuming 2020 wasnt enough that is.) I visited Scotland in October 2014 after the last national referendum and the "buyers remorse" feeling was notable. Talking to locals I heard a lot of regret ...


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The king also has a kind of (authentic or alleged) shamanic nexus with the earth In some ancient societies, the health and vigour of the king was considered directly linked to the health of the land, to the point that as soon as the king started to show the first signs of old age, he was sacrificed and a new, young and healthy king was crowned. Luckily for ...


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No True King While to the outside world this Kingdom would look much like any other, in reality this would be some-other-form-of-government (oligarchy perhaps? Or even a Republic!) wearing a Monarchy suit. Think modern England but without an immortal Queen. This can be a Good Thing, especially at a place and time where all its neighbors ARE Monarchies. 1: ...


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Wangling protocol This is more a "how do we get ourselves out of this pickle" than a true advantage, but if the king's role is encrusted with ceremonial duties -- and worse, religious responsibilities -- this gives you a way to juggle them. Perhaps some do not have to be performed when the king is a minor -- make the age of majority 25, and maybe ...


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The Japanese Emperors did something similar. In medieval Japan, it became the custom for the Emperor to give up the throne while still alive, and become simply a very senior advisor for the new Emperor. This created a system where often the previous Emperors had more political power than the current Emperor did. This eventually resulted in a series of civil ...


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As written, I suspect your system will break down rapidly. Humans tend to hold on to power as long as they can; a system like yours will encourage your rulers to have children late or not at all, which is a problem if there's any risk of death for the reigning monarch, which there is. Battlefields are always a hazardous place, for one, and a king unwilling ...


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The Ruling monarch would be subject to two very curious diseases. Almost all Rulers would be sterile, having no offspring. Apparently the stress of knowing that the moment they have a child, the universe puts an indelible 12-year expiry stamp on their reign, causes sterility among Rulers. Children of Rulers (few and far between as they are), will suffer ...


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As described, this seems very implausible While there historically were 12 year old monarchs, they were almost never effective rulers until they become older. In most cases they were king in Title only, but the kingdom was actually ruled by a regent until he was a bit older. Immaturity issues aside, a 12 year old has simply not experienced enough in their ...


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Dynastic Turnover: I think you would have an odd paradoxical effect. There would be a motive for the king/queen to have lots of siblings, but no legitimate children. A liege with an heir is already planning for retirement. If the king has an acknowledged mistress, his children are not heirs. The liege's kids are likely off the table, or they will wait to ...


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Monarchy in name only. The king is a youngster and the former king is just one very senior adviser. That gives plenty of practical power to the other advisors. Assume that on average, those royal advisors produce better government than any one king. A custom of trial by combat. The "international order" of the setting still has a big place for ...


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Council of elders. The young monarchs are inexperienced in all ways, and would rely on a group of advisors more than a typical adult ruler. These advisors would likely recommend more informed and prudent actions than an individual would make operating solo. The council would be more likely to rein in disastrous and imprudent courses of action. With the ...


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