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    L.Willett
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    Democracy and Birthright Rules

    >>>has anyone experimented with any sort of democracy or republic in
    >>>Birthright? I have wondered how such a system might work. Unfortunately,
    >>>with so many threats, I don't think such a nation would survive.

    As Canada is about to elect its 36th or so parliment, I was trying to view
    all the election BS through BR eyes - kinda neat actually.
    What if the election process "blooded" the winner in some manner, allow
    him/her to rule. Their certainly is enough pomp & ceremony around the
    occasion to qualify as an investiture action ;)
    When the next election comes around, the previous ruler (PM, Pres,
    whatever) is divested, and the new one invested.

    I'm sure someone out there can come up with some crisp description of this
    process.

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    Robert Harper
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    Democracy and Birthright Rules

    At 01:54 PM 6/1/97 +1000, you wrote:

    >snipping irrelevant and annoying off-topic stuff about attitude to Americans<

    >>has anyone experimented with any sort of democracy or republic in
    >>Birthright? I have wondered how such a system might work. Unfortunately,
    >>with so many threats, I don't think such a nation would survive.

    I run a non-Birthright campaign using Birthright rules for politics (and
    another explanation for bloodlines, cf AlQadim).

    High Elves are democratic (quasi-Athenian style) in my world and they
    operate under Birthright rules fine with one modification. Rule can be
    peacefully contested just as any other holding, by any other type of holding
    and not just Law. This represents the 'battle for the hearts and minds' of
    public opinion. Rulers also have to be a bit more careful about Decrees and
    Taxation. Such a contest can happen any time (no scheduled electoral cycle
    in other words).

    Rulers are still all Blooded, collect Regency, etc. etc. so can stand up to
    other rulers.

    Regency etc. is all about public opinion, reputation, confidence and can
    work quite easily as reflecting democratic will.

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