An Examination of Extra-Universal Systems of Government

Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by Ephraim Ben Raphael, May 19, 2011.

  1. jeckl Well-Known Member

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    So I have an idea for a nation where the leadership is decided by sport.

    So the country (say Australia) has a competition and the person who wins the most become the nations leader, maybe they can work in teams and the wining team becomes the government, with the best individual being leader
     
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  2. naraht Well-Known Member

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    If it were Cricket, it really would make keeping the Ashes a much more interesting event...
     
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  3. jeckl Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking more an olympic type events.

    But cricket could be cool.
     
  4. Earthallias Who TF keeps liking but not replying?

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    This was the first thing that came to mind
     
  5. rvbomally Russian Hacker

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    I will make maps for all of the words featured in EEUSG.
     
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  7. Kerguelen Prime Specimen

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    So, I was looking through the internet when I saw this interesting scenario pop up. After looking at it, I began to wonder how a Jewish homeland in Ireland of all places would function. Would it become two republics in one nation, similar to how Republika Srpska and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina are different entities which are both parts of Bosnia? Or would it become a Jewish-dominated state similar to the Jewish Autonomous Oblast in Soviet Russia? Judging how @Ephraim Ben Raphael based an entire scenario off a political AH scenario, I might write something inspired by the image below.

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  8. Ephraim Ben Raphael Super Writer Extraordinaire

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    That's one way to make the Irish troubles.... even more interesting. What did you have in mind? And how would it reflect a specific form of government?
     
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  9. naraht Well-Known Member

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    Can't believe that I'm responding to this...

    I appreciate that you've got West Bank and Gaza Strip equivalences but the Gaza Strip equilvalent is neither particularly populated or connected with a place where a defending power would be able to support it (as Egypt was iOTL) Similarly the West Bank Equivalent would have had no reason to be separated in the 1948 equilvalent anyway...
     
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  10. Suvareshkin Well-Known Member

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    The map was used as a platform that inspired the idea of an Irish Jewish homeland.

    Don't be a pedantic ass.
     
  11. Betelgeuse Well-Known Member

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    It's not pedantry if naraht's points (not that I would know) are accurate. Don't be rude.
     
  12. Suvareshkin Well-Known Member

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    Pedantry is by nature accurate--it's whether or not the subject matter that is being accurately discussed has anything to do with the actual discussion.
     
  13. Betelgeuse Well-Known Member

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    I was always under the impression that people accused of pedantry were so accused because what they had to say amounted to little more than nitpicking which did nothing to contribute to the overall discussion. I believe this is how most use the term, but naraht's points clearly added to the discussion because they change the whole context of the image.
     
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  14. TheScottishMongol Snake Demon

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    Recall, there was once a proposal to relocate the population of British Hong Kong to Ireland after 1983...
     
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  15. tehskyman Engineer for the money

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    They should've done it.
    HoW mUch WorSE cOUlD tHe tROuBleS gET?
     
  16. pattontank12 Better Dead than Red!

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    The United States of America never buys Alaska eventually leading to the surviving members of the Romanov's and the white army to flee there following an alternate Communist Revolution.
     
  17. Ephraim Ben Raphael Super Writer Extraordinaire

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    I actually did that scenario back in my early days on the site.
     
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  18. pattontank12 Better Dead than Red!

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    You got a link to it?
     
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  19. Ephraim Ben Raphael Super Writer Extraordinaire

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    It was for an MOTF, I can't find a link but I can find the map;

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    Pretty basic, I've improved since.
     
  20. pattontank12 Better Dead than Red!

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    Still looks awesome.