Cultural Extension

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The Cultural Extension or Cx is a gross measure of a world's culture in generalized terms.

  • It is a measure of Cultural Proximity or deviation for average normative galactic cultural universals in as much as Charted Space truly has averages or universals.
  • The Cx is very useful for Travellers and interstellar merchants.

Library Data Referral Tree[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Cultural Extension is abbreviated Cx and written in brackets ([xxxx]). It gives insight into the social behavior of the world's population. It is given as four eHex digits representing Homogeneity, Acceptance, Strangeness, and Symbols.

Cultural Extension Basic Parameters[edit]

HASS is the abbreviation for: H.A.S.S.

Cultural Extension Parameter Explication[edit]

  • Homogeneity: degree to which members of society hold common beliefs.
    • Members of very homogeneous cultures are in strong agreement on the fundamentals of society (usually basic rights, religion, and methods of interaction). Such societies tend to be highly harmonious, but not dynamic or creative.
    • Members of non-homogeneous cultures hold many different beliefs on the fundamentals of society. Such societies tend to be highly balkanized and also highly dynamic or creative.

  • Acceptance: degree of xenophobia (or xenophilia) in the culture.
    • High Acceptance is evidenced by friendliness to outsiders and offworlders.
    • Low Acceptance is characterized by fear or rejection of outsiders.

  • Strangeness: degree of difference from the norms of interstellar society.
    • High Strangeness is evidenced by unusual or outwardly incomprehensible actions, statements, or responses in the course daily activity. Worlds with high strangeness often are assigned amber or red zone ratings.
    • Low Strangeness reflects activities close to interstellar norms. Worlds with low strangeness are most often assigned green zone ratings.

  • Symbols: may range from the concrete (idols; totems; statuary) to the abstract (symbolized belief systems; group affiliations).

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Office of the Emperor, the Imperial Bureaucracy, the Imperial Interstellar Scout Service, the Travellers' Aid Society, the Merchant Service, the Educational Institutes, and many other interstellar organizations use this data for governance, interstellar economy, world surveys, and other necessary tasks.

Cultural Signifiers[edit]

Such data drives Charted Space.

  • (Homogeneity is a measure of the degree to which members of society hold common beliefs. Members of very homogeneous cultures are in strong agreement on the fundamentals of society (usually basic rights, religion, and methods of interaction). Members of non-homogeneous cultures hold many different beliefs on the fundamentals of society.)
  • (Acceptance is the degree of xenophobia ( or xenophilia ) in the culture. High Acceptance is evidenced by friendliness to outsiders and offworlders; Low Acceptance is characterized by fear or rejection of outsiders.)
  • (Strangeness is the degree of difference from the norms of interstellar society. High Strangeness is evidenced by unusual or outwardly incomprehensible actions, statements, or responses in the course daily activity. Low Strangeness reflects activities close to interstellar norms.)
  • (Symbols used by the culture may range from the concrete (idols; totems; statuary) to the abstract (symbolized belief systems; group affiliations).)

Ziru Sirka Acculturation vs. Zhodani Zeitgeist[edit]

What's one more inflexible hierarchy amongst friends?: No information yet available.

Hiver, Imperial, and Solomani Psychohistorical Social Manipulation Strategies[edit]

Everybody's playing with the numbers!: No information yet available.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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