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No government[edit]

This world has no central government for the world, an Anarchy. The largest governmental structure would be a family, tribe, or single clan. The largest group will be between 50 and 100 individuals, and there may be dozens to hundreds of them. This governmental structure can be stable over long periods of time if the population remains small or geographically separated.

Company or Corporation[edit]

This world is governed by a Corporate Polity with a single corporation with a typical corporate structure as a government. A company town, or world. The typical corporate run world usually has a single purpose. Examples include mining, agriculture, or other kinds of resource extraction. But rather than a simple base of operations, there are facilities for housing workers and their families including hospitals, schools, and other infrastructure. How, or if, the children of the workers are incorporated into the workforce varies with companies. The corporation running the world may be a subsidiary of a larger interstellar corporation.

Participating democracy[edit]

This world is governed by a Participatory Democracy where eligible voters determine laws and policy. What determines an eligible voter varies. There may be smaller councils or regional bodies to write the policies voted on. Leadership of the government and all members of the bureaucracy are determined by voting population.

Self-perpetuating oligarchy[edit]

This world is governed by Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy. A single family or small group provides the leadership and important positions in the government. These positions are inherited by member of the group or their family members. The organization may be monarchy, with titles passed to family members. Or a plutocracy where inheritance of the family fortune includes government position. Or the organization may be more typical organization with positions of power inherited.

Representative democracy[edit]

This world is governed by a Representative Democracy where government leadership is representatives elected by eligible voters. What determines an eligible voter varies. The representatives determine policy, including selecting members of the bureaucracy. There can be referendum, votes by eligible voters on specific subjects.

Feudal technocracy[edit]

This world is governed by a Feudal Technocracy. Society divides itself based on the technical requirements of the society. Each of these functions are granted as a fief to an individual or group. Leadership of these fiefs determines the head of the government.

Captive government[edit]

This world has a Captive Government or Colony. The world is ruled by an external government, there is no self-rule. A colony or conquered area. The local government is an oligarchy appointed by, and answerable only to, the external government.

Balkanization[edit]

This world has a Balkanized Government. There is no central world government. The world has several governments competing for control of the world. These may be allies, cooperating, competitors, or at war with each other.

Civil service bureaucracy[edit]

This world is governed by a Civil Service Bureaucracy. The leadership of the government is another form (democracy, dictatorship, oligarchy), but the bureaucracy leadership influences policy. The government leadership may select the bureaucracy leadership, but not its membership. Usually the governmental leadership is divided, or incapable of setting policy and the bureaucracy provides a stabilizing influence. The bureaucracy may be the full government bureaucracy or a section with limited jurisdiction but considerable influence like the military.

Impersonal bureaucracy[edit]

This world is governed by an Impersonal Bureaucracy. The leadership of the government is another form (democracy, dictatorship, oligarchy), but the bureaucracy dictates government policy and its execution. Government leadership is reduced to little more than figureheads and does not select the bureaucracy leadership or its members.

Charismatic dictatorship[edit]

This world is governed by a Charismatic Dictatorship. Charismatic governments justify their ability to rule by simply asserting their right to rule. Charismatic dictatorships are young governments, coming as a recent change and rely on the leader(s) to supply head of government.

Non-charismatic dictatorship[edit]

This world is governed by a Non-charismatic Dictatorship. A continuation of the charismatic dictatorship, where the original leadership has died or retired and replaced by allies or protégés. The reason for the change in government remain as well as the assertion of rights to rule.

Charismatic oligarchy[edit]

This world is governed by a Charismatic Oligarchy, like a charismatic dictatorship in that a larger group has asserted their right to rule. The group will have better rules of succession and may last longer or may transition to a non-charismatic dictatorship.

Religious dictatorship[edit]

This world is governed by a Religious Dictatorship. The leadership of the government is another form (democracy, dictatorship, oligarchy). There is a powerful independent organization, the state religion, which has influence or direct control of the government. Like the bureaucratic governments this may simply be a strong influence with a secular government, have direct influence by controlling who may be in the leadership, or be a direct theocracy where the church leadership and bureaucracy is the government.

Religious autocracy[edit]

This world is governed by a Religious Autocracy. A direct religious theocracy where the government head is a single person who is also the head of the religion organization. The Church hierarchy also serves as the government bureaucracy.

Totalitarian oligarchy[edit]

This world is governed by a Totalitarian Oligarchy. Ruling functions are provided by a small group, disconnected from the broader populace, and interested in maintaining their power.

Aslan Clan station[edit]

This world is an Aslan facility government. Similar to a Captive Government, the locals are answerable to other clans off-world.

Aslan Split Control[edit]

This world is governed by multiple Aslan Clans. Similar to a Balkanized Government, there are several Clans competing for control of the world. These may be allies, cooperating, competitors, or at war with each other.

Aslan single control[edit]

This world is governed by a single Aslan Clan. Similar to a Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy where a single family or small group provides the leadership and important positions in the government.

Aslan multi-world control[edit]

This world is governed by a single Aslan Clan as part of a multi-world polity or pocket empire. Members of ruling clan are present to effect government leadership.

Aslan major clan control[edit]

This world is governed by one of the major Aslan Clans. The local clans owe fealty to one of these clans, taking direction on policy from the clan leadership.

Aslan Vassal Clan control[edit]

This world is governed by a vassal Aslan Clan. The local clans owe fealty to a more powerful off-world clan, who in turn owes their fealty to another, more powerful but remote, clan. This requires lengthy consultation for making major policy changes.

Aslan Major Vassal Clan control[edit]

This world is governed by a vassal Aslan Clan. The local clans owe fealty to a more powerful off-world clan, who in turn owes their fealty to one of the Major clans.This requires lengthy consultation for making major policy changes.

K'kree facility[edit]

This world is a K'kree facility government. Similar to a Captive Government, the locals are answerable to other Steppelord off-world.

K'kree off-world steppelord[edit]

This world is a ruled by ruled by a Krurruna or a group of Krumunak answerable to an off-world steppelord. Similar to a Captive Government, final policy decisions are made by a remote government.

K'kree on-world steppelord[edit]

This world is ruled directly by a Steppelord. Similar to a Self-Perpetuating Oligarchy where a single family or small group provides the leadership and important positions in the government.

Hiver sept[edit]

This world is governed by a Hiver sept, a council of seven individuals, appointed for life, and given the responsibility of making all decisions relevant to rule of the world. Most governmental activity by sept governments consists of directives to the operating or governing agencies. Decisions and directives by the sept are accorded the force of law by nest leaders (and thus by nest members), but unanimous decisions have a higher or stronger force.

Hiver Unsupervised anarchy[edit]

This world operates under an unsupervised Anarchy. Local government is nearly non-existent, and consists primarily of transitory vigilante committees which respond to problems when sufficiently aroused. Usually such vigilante committees are raised at the call of enough nest leaders, and in response to pressing social or economic problems.

Hiver Supervised anarchy[edit]

This world operated under a supervised Anarchy. Local government is nearly non-existent, and consists primarily of transitory vigilante committees which respond to problems when sufficiently aroused. Usually such vigilante committees are raised at the call of enough nest leaders, and in response to pressing social or economic problems. The Hive Federation maintains observers who advise local nest leaders about potential problems and needs.

Hiver Committee[edit]

This world is governed by a Hiver committee which maintains distributed control through widespread popular support and manipulation.

Droyne Hierarchy[edit]

This world is governed by a Droyne Hierarchy. The communities and government of this world have been stable for thousands (perhaps hundreds of thousands) of years. Government is hereditary. Confidence of the citizenry as human governments would measure it is a nonissue, as the droyne citizenry never challenge this arrangement in the way humans might.