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Old 09-21-2018, 03:46 PM   #476
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Default Re: Exotic Governmental/Legal Systems

Originally Posted by johndallman View Post
It seems likely, in the end, to settle into a duopoly, where two "families" that are closely interconnected alternate being royal.
Actually I expect goes the way of most schemes like this - when the time comes for power to be handed over the king changes the rules. Exactly how many presidents have we seen have their national constitutions rewritten when this sort of thing comes up.

The trick to making these things work is to make sure that power is divided up enough that at the moment any given figure is being forced to step down, there are others who aren't being asked to quit. This gives them a vested interest in not having a revolution right now. Sure abolishing the term limits rules might keep me in office forever too, but if we let the king starts changing the rules, what stops him from changing them so my office is totally powerless?
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