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Old 12-21-2013, 06:19 PM   #211
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Sounds kind of like the rhetors in Neal Stephenson's Anathem.
No such reality-editing wizards actually exist in FLAT BLACK. But of course people believe in things as wild as any modern conspiracy theory.
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Old 12-25-2013, 09:38 PM   #212
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As far as description on a world sheet goes, I think that "balkanized into plutocratic petty kingdoms" makes the most sense, if the world begins as a single colony. If it never had a common government that later split into smaller states, I'd say that 'balkanized' does not apply.
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:30 PM   #213
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As far as description on a world sheet goes, I think that "balkanized into plutocratic petty kingdoms" makes the most sense, if the world begins as a single colony. If it never had a common government that later split into smaller states, I'd say that 'balkanized' does not apply.
I'm trying to produce descriptions devoid of history, so perhaps I had better avoid the use of the word "Balkanised" altogether.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:57 PM   #214
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I'm trying to produce descriptions devoid of history, so perhaps I had better avoid the use of the word "Balkanised" altogether.
Maybe 'multipolar' or 'multiple polities' would be better?
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:02 AM   #215
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Ideally I'd like to distinguish succinctly and directly among the cases in which there are fewer than about ten states on the planet, about ten to a hundred, about a hundred to a thousand, and an innumerable multitude too petty to figure individually in Imperial concerns, grading from a unified world state to individualistic anarchy.
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:27 PM   #216
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Ideally I'd like to distinguish succinctly and directly among the cases in which there are fewer than about ten states on the planet, about ten to a hundred, about a hundred to a thousand, and an innumerable multitude too petty to figure individually in Imperial concerns, grading from a unified world state to individualistic anarchy.
Single World Polity
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Conflicted Multipolity with 1/2/x Great Powers
Conflicted Multipolity with 1/2/x Great Power Hegemonies
Conflicted Multipolity with 1/2/x Superpowers
Conflicted Multipolity with 1/2/x Superpower Hegemonies
Conflicted Multipolity with Single Superpower Hegemony
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Old 10-31-2014, 06:46 PM   #217
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I have resolved to invest National Moustache-Growing Month in completing at least a draft of at least one article on the FLAT BLACK wiki every day except Tuesdays. This is likely to be more of a struggle than you would suppose. I would much appreciate friendly encouragement and constructive comments on the drafts; the FLAT BLACK forums would be a better place for it than here.
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Old 11-01-2014, 01:01 AM   #218
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I have resolved to invest National Moustache-Growing Month in completing at least a draft of at least one article on the FLAT BLACK wiki every day except Tuesdays. This is likely to be more of a struggle than you would suppose. I would much appreciate friendly encouragement and constructive comments on the drafts; the FLAT BLACK forums would be a better place for it than here.
You will, naturally, be growing a moustache as you do, right?
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Old 11-01-2014, 01:48 AM   #219
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You will, naturally, be growing a moustache as you do, right?
Of course! I have resolved to grow 1/3 mm per day, except Tuesdays.
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:17 PM   #220
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I have resolved to invest National Moustache-Growing Month in completing at least a draft of at least one article on the FLAT BLACK wiki every day except Tuesdays. This is likely to be more of a struggle than you would suppose.
It turned out to be more of a struggle than I could manage, though I did over-achieve on the moustache front.
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