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Old 01-30-2018, 05:04 PM   #43
David Johnston2
Join Date: Dec 2007
Default Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

Originally Posted by malloyd View Post
Towns vanish as everybody in them starves to death. Well those where they didn't die of thirst first when the aqueducts shut down. You can't even make food an exception - cities can't pay for it without an exception for something they produce too, which will need an exception for the materials they produce it *from* which.... And couldn't transport it anyway what with your cart no longer being your property when it crossed a border.
Actually I can recall three tv series off hand which had that set up, worlds of autarchic communities separated by uninhabited space that lacked the local necessities of life. As you might expect in each case the communities were almost all small due to the limitations of how many people each bubble could support and they were mostly insane.
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