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Old 12-08-2018, 11:09 PM   #516
jason taylor
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Default Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

A merchant quarter of a city, held by several powers rather like Tredroy, or coastal cities in nineteenth century China. Legal rights in each Power's autonomous district are extraterritorial as if it was an embassy. In the bazaar joint rule is held. No military force is allowed. The contributions to the constabulary is either according to the percentage of population or simply divided by the number of Powers. Magistrates and Jurors are similarly divided and laws are a compromise between the traditions of all powers. It is the right of every power to provide legal assistance to it's citizens.

More simply the bazaar is a corporation recognized by the laws of all powers in the city. Order is kept by local security. Of course that does not explain whose law will be appealed to in felony trials.
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