monarchy system

anonymous asked:

(1) I’m not quite sure how long this gets but I’m trying to make it short: in my fictional world there are four countries. All are supposed to be monarchies. The first is absolute with an emperor/empress ruling, supported by his/her vassals as advisers. /This may sound dull, but it is actually really fleshed out as it is where my MC comes from. The second one is a nomad country: families send people to councils who send people to tribes who send people to the Racha (king) so everyone will be

(2) less) satisfied. The other two… well I ran out of ideas. I would like one country more religion centred and be based off Celtics – but I don’t know anything about their politics. And another one focused on economy. But how do I do this? Any help? If you’ve got any other suggestions how to build an interesting monarchy (constitutional/absolute) I’ll be glad to hear about them. 

To begin with, there are six Celtic nations: Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man. One is an independent nation, one is part of France, and the other four are part of the UK -that means they have quite a variation in their political systems.

However, allow me to take a few liberties with this. When you say ‘religion-centred and based off the Celts’, I’m going to assume that you mean something based off the popular cultural idea of Druids (though do come back and correct me if I’m wrong). If I combine this with the fact that you want all of your countries to be monarchies, I’m going to suggest a theocracy.

A theocracy is a nation where all authority is divined from God or another religious figure, and are often ruled by a sole monarch-style figure. This can be seen in Iran, which is technically a theocratic republic, but is headed by the Ayatollah, a scholar of Islamic law who had wide-ranging powers across the state and is more powerful than Iran’s elected President. Simplifying and modifying this concept, you could have a nation wherein all power is divined from a god/dess figure or perhaps nature itself, with courts that run along laws/holy rules that have been ‘handed down’ by the divine figure. Your monarch figure could come in the form of a supreme religious ruler, who makes all the important decisions as an absolute monarch would and is both backed up by and chosen by the priesthood of the dominant religion.

Since all your countries are monarchies, I’m going to take another liberty is assuming we’re in the usual pseudo-Middle Ages fantasy time period here. As such, for you economy-based system, I’m going to suggest a Merchant Council. In a country where commerce and wealth are venerated, the wealthiest men and women (landowners, owners of big businesses, merchants etc.) could be the ones directly in charge of the country. Strict ledgers are kept on everyone’s wealth, and, say, the wealthiest three hundred people get to take seats in the House/Parliament, with the richest twelve or so forming the Merchant Council (the executive, or supreme ruling body). The Merchant Council could rule absolutely and merely consult with the larger body, or laws could be created by the larger body and passed/modified by the Merchant Council: really, it’s all up to you! If you need a monarch-style figure you could have the Merchant Council elect a supreme leader among themselves, or elect a Speaker of sorts to negotiate/deal with the other nations on their behalf. (Hint: as an economics student as well as a politics student, I really really love the idea of Merchant Councils and the like).

With regards to constitutional/absolute monarchies, this post may help. But on how to make an interesting monarchy? Here are some tips:

  • Think logically: how did this system arise? The US has a strong system of checks and balances because they wanted to prevent the autocratic rule found in Europe at the time. Likewise, a nation full of atheists isn’t going to want to live in a theocracy: it would take a religious populace or a hell of a lot of oppression for that to fly.
  • Think out of the box: I think you’ve largely got this covered with your four different systems, but they are all inherently still monarchies. So differentiate! Instead of four monarchs, you’ve got a more generic absolute Emperor/Empress system, a Racha perhaps beholden to the views of their people via the tribal election system, a religious figurehead and the Speaker of a Merchant Council. On this point I think you’re doing pretty dang well so far, but it’s always something to consider!
  • Think rivals: does the Emperor have a backstabbing, power-snatching little sibling? Is their another religious faction inside the theocracy that disagree with or hate the current ruler? A young upstart making their millions and trying to worm their way into the longstanding Merchant Council membership? There is always dissent within a state, and not everyone will agree with the system. And even when they do agree with the system, they might want to snatch power for themselves
  • Think people: finally, it’s often the people that make the system shine. A charismatic, popular leader can get a lot more done than someone widely loathed and/or with the personality of a damp dishrag. Maybe your Empress has a particularly clever adviser whose intellect sparkles like a rare jewel, or your Racha has a troublesome faction that they spend half their time trying to control. Whatever your political system, it really it the people in it that will bring it alive.

Hope that answers your questions! If you need any more help, feel free to come back for more!

Just a matter of decorum with the times, sir. You represent more than the Opelucid people now. Your strength is the nation’s strength and they need to see you as a symbol of a united Unova.

Concept sketches of former Prince Draidendra the Dragonborn ie. Drayden Nagendra, the Spartan Mayor of Opelucid City. 

“SIR NO” is the battlecry/his nickname from every one of his personal assistants ever, as is “Oh God.” from various politicians drawing straws to see who gets to confront him with something which goes against his principles. 

The Nagendra clan was instrumental in Unova’s rebellion against Kanto’s colonialism and he was there to see his mother, Tiamat Nagendra change the monarchy system of Opelucid to a democracy for her people in the outcome of their independence. He spent several years living as a normal citizen, until the people of Opelucid saw fit to elect him as their mayor and he has served them ever since. 

The Homeland Defense Commitee wanted to elect him as one of the Elite Four, however he was adamant not to leave Opelucid City where he was still carrying out his duties as mayor, nominating the more free-spirited Alder (A good friend since the days of the war) as a substitute instead and they came to an agreement that he would run their highest-ranked gym in the city itself. 

He’s got a reputation for being a hard taskmaster who takes 0.000% of your shit—House Nagendra is pretty martial and has no place for weakness, if you weren’t strong in body that was fine as long as you were strong in heart/will—however he is fair and just as far as Unovan leaders come and is much-beloved by his people. 

He’s Indian-Gorkha in this version (and is speaking Nepali to his dergan ie. “ARE YOU TIRED YET?”)

Anarcho-feudalists and anarcho-monarchists are ancap allies in my book. Feudalism and monarchy are systems that, when combined with the sovereign individuality of a stateless society, uphold voluntary individualism to a much greater degree than coercive socialism ever could. Voluntary bootstraps individualism is a concept that involves the elevation of a better set of individuals, putting them above the bewildered emotional mob of peasants. It is completely inconsequential that individualism in this sense leaves out individuals who do not make it to the top through this process of elevation – voluntary society naturally produces hierarchical relationships where majority individuals work for a small class of better minority individuals. Look to Hans Hermann Hoppe, who argues that democracy and communism are inherently linked and not voluntary. The mob tears down leaders, job creators, sovereign individuals, private property kings, and voluntary lords – we must educate ourselves so that we can overcome this baser instinct. Only voluntary capeudalism will enshrine liberty and property and voluntary bootstraps freedom.

Fic Idea: Hux is actually a really good emperor

I love the Emperor!Hux trope, and there aren’t enough of those fics, but what if, when the First Order whens, and Hux (and Kylo, of course) kill Snoke, Hux sits down and thinks “Right, now that’s the messy bit is over, time for the real work”

Cue Hux forming a constitutional monarchy with the systems over which he rules, and becoming a fair and competent ruler: managing laws, creating tax reform, growing economies, even becoming quite the patron of the arts (though that’s more of a guilty pleasure). The planets under his rule have never been more at peace or thriving as strongly.

The poor Resistance is at a loss, like “Wait, is he still the bad guy?”

And of course, Emperor Hux wouldn’t be complete without his empress/consort, Kylo Ren, at his side (because Kylo needs to start idolizing grandmother a bit more)

Steven Universe Theory - Homeworld caste system and gems names.

It’s my first theory so it can be a little imperfect, but I’ll try to explain it and maybe you guys will help me prove it or not.

So we all know about Homeworld and Diamond Authority. So it is very possible that Homeworld has some kind of monarchy or caste system. We know now that Pearl used to be a servant (or something like that) and ones from her kind (pearls) are servant (or something like that) class in Homeworld.

But something came to my mind and I can’t stop thinking about this. There isn’t a lot of gems that exist in our world and I don’t think that Rebecca would make up a lot of fictional gems just so Homeworld would not be an empty place. So what if gems don’t have individual names and are just named after their class/kind? Each class could have different “use” - pearls as servants, peridots as engineers etc.. The higher gems are in caste system the more rare and powerful they are. Maybe Homeworld hates fusion so much because it’s like weaker gems are trying to get in higher and more respected class.

I know this theory needs more facts and is very general, but I hope we’ll be able to make it better.