Technocratic-sounding Names for Countries?

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Scorpio Retindar, Jan 11, 2019 at 10:06 PM.

  1. Scorpio Retindar Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2017
    Yes, I know. Technocracy is fascism for nerds.

    However, I'm working on a psuedo-timeline where Technocrats somehow seize power in at least one country, and I need advice on how to make techocratic sounding names.

    Here's an example of what I mean by (ideology)-sounding names, for those of you who might not get what I mean:
    Monarchy - Kingdom of (Nation)/(Nationality) Empire
    Communist/Socialist - People's Republic of (Nation)/(Nationality) Socialist Republic
    Liberal Republic - Republic of (Nation)/(Nationality) Republic
    Technocratic - What I'm asking you guys for advice on
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  2. cultural-deleonist one of those theythemmers

    Mar 19, 2015
    Milwaukee, WI
    "Technate of [Nation]"/"[Nationality] Technate" and "Technocratic Republic of [Nation]"/"[Nationality] Technocratic Republic" are probably your best bets.
  3. Wolfram Fair to middlin' Donor

    Dec 5, 2010
    University of Houston, Houston, Texas
    OTL Example: Dominion of Canada

    Technocratic options:

    • Canada (efficient!)
    • Scientific Republic of Canada
    • Canadian Commercial, Financial, and Social Authority
    • Canadian Planning Authority
    • Canada Inc. (see Technocracy Inc.)
    • Canadian Technate
    • (Rational/Empirical) Society of Canada
    • District of Canada (especially for a technocratic nation with ambition)
    • Synergistic Republic of Canada
    • Canadian Board of Standards and Practices
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  4. Archangel Michael Has a gif for that

    Jan 3, 2004

    The original proposal for a technocracy was for the North American Technate
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  5. SaveAtlacamani Napoleon the Red Donor

    Jul 5, 2011
    European Nation of Unity (Bezirk 59)
    I have for example used "German Nation of Progress" for a future German technocracy, but I also like and support the other suggesions in the thread.
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  6. Gabzcervo Creator of Rivers Among the Stars

    May 22, 2017
    New Vienna, NV, United States
    OTL: Example United States of America

    Technocrat options:
    • Technocratic States
    • American Technate
    • Technocratic Union of America
    • Scientific States of America
    • Synergistic States of America
    • American Union of Progress
    • United American Technate
    • United Synergistic States
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  7. black_0 I don't deserve a title

    Aug 3, 2008
    Some other ides:

    Planed State of X
    Managed State of X
    X-ian Scientific State
    Positivist State of X
    Standardized State of X

    If you want a state which maintains, or at least pretends to maintain, some democratic institutions just replace "state" with "republic".
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  8. Tomislav Addai Well-Known Member

    May 13, 2017
    1. Technocratic Administration of...
    2. New State of ....
    3. Catedrarchy of ...
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  9. Zen9 Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2018
    Surely a technologically obsessed society might ensue terms like nation or geographic terminology.

    Things like;-
    The Council for Modern Humanity - Northern Hemisphere.
    Network of Citizens.
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  10. xmoose Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2016
    Directorate? I know it isnĀ“t exactly it but for me it sounds a bit "technocratic"
    EDIT: um, technarchy? :D
  11. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

    Feb 22, 2006
    Collegium Vexillarum
    Presumably it's a republic that changes its name as monarchies tend not to (see Kingdom of Italy in WW2).
    If keeping Republic of X is not possible then you will probably get Y Republic of X. In this case Y = Technical, Technate, Technocratic, etc.
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  12. Major Crimson Filthy Socialist Donor

    Oct 10, 2013
    Oxford, England
    Imo Authority, Directorate or "Unitary State" are better than "Technate", it always felt a little forced to me and a bit too Star Trek. States don't often put their ideologies right there in the name, with the rare exception of Socialist states and even then you're more likely to get a Democratic or People's republic.
  13. black_0 I don't deserve a title

    Aug 3, 2008
    Sure, but North American Technate is the actual historical name proposed by OTL technocratic movement.
  14. TC9078 Empire

    Dec 17, 2014
    Technocratic Union of [...]
  15. Major Crimson Filthy Socialist Donor

    Oct 10, 2013
    Oxford, England
    I'm aware but it just never sounded natural to me and political movements inevitably evolve in their aesthetics and terminology away from their point of creation.
  16. Laqueesha The Right Honourable and Quasi-Learned Laq'

    Mar 23, 2010
    Placentashire, Placentaland, Placenta Kingdom
    How about "[ADJECTIVE] Cooperative"?