Government Culture in New Commonwealth
Posted 31 January 2003 - 12:16 AM
So how do you think the New Commonwealth is working out so far?
Is it corrupt or not?
Do you think Dylan's expectations were to high?
How do you think the relationship between the S-J will working out with the rest of the Commonwealth members, particularly some of the first members (ie Sinti and Castalia)?
Posted 02 February 2003 - 01:11 PM
That said, however, it isn't plausible that the fledgling New Commonwealth would instantly be as stable and noble and perfect as the original. This is a new, weak entity struggling to establish and define itself -- the early stages of the process are bound to be messy. There are factions jockeying for position and power... and we can't exclude Dylan as one of them. He's gone from a free agent to a follower of a command structure, and since he isn't making the decisions he naturally won't agree with every one of them. Meanwhile there's the need of the new government to survive in a messy and violent universe and avoid being overthrown by its own new subjects, a situation imposing certain realpolitik needs that make it hard to be pure and perfectly ethical.
I'm sure the fledgling US government was similarly messy. I've been learning a bit more about the Revolutionary era lately, and I gather that the Continental Congress was quite a hotbed of political maneuvering, one-upmanship and backstabbing. There were politicians and generals who waged a campaign to discredit George Washington and remove him from command of the Continental Army.
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Posted 03 February 2003 - 02:02 PM
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