Technocratic-sounding Names for Countries?

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  1. Scorpio Retindar The Eccentric Distributist

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    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

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    "Technate of [Nation]"/"[Nationality] Technate" and "Technocratic Republic of [Nation]"/"[Nationality] Technocratic Republic" are probably your best bets.
     
  3. Wolfram Fair to middlin'

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    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

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    Technate

    The original proposal for a technocracy was for the North American Technate
     
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  5. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

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    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 Timeline raises FAQs

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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

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    Technocratic Union of [...]
     
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  15. Major Crimson Filthy Socialist

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    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.
     
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  16. Laqueesha The Right Honourable and Quasi-Learned Laq'

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    How about "[ADJECTIVE] Cooperative"?
     
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  17. TC9078 Empire

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    That sounds more like a syndicalist state.
     
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  18. Jimbo808 Well-Known Member

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    The Sociological Republic of Agatha Christie Whodunnits
     
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