aruvqan at gmail.com
Tue May 28 18:39:36 BST 2013
On 5/26/2013 12:53 AM, Damien Sullivan wrote:
> On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 09:20:57PM -0400, aruvqan wrote:
>> Damien wrote:
>>> That 'advantage' hasn't created any other multi-planet polities that
>>> we know of.
>> *cough* betan Daughter-Colonies.
> What about them? We know nothing about how they're governed or set up.
> "Daughter colony" could mean starting with independence from the first,
> but with Betan constitution, money, and initial child-wanting settlers.
> We can guess that they might also stay allied even as non-neighbors,
> like the British Commonwealth, but what that would mean in practice is
> also unknown. By the nature of the Survey they'll be scattered all
> around the Nexus.
Isn't a commonwealth a form of mutual polity?
And polity isn't distance dependent - they don't stop being a member of
the commonwealth if there is one jump or 100 jumps between them until
they are 'released' like the US was from Britain.
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