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Political Systems Survey

Postby El Lazaro » Wed Sep 20, 2023 5:30 pm

Intended to complement simplistic and even inaccurate WA Census nation classifications and policies lists, the National Institute of Statistics and Information has created the below survey for governments and other organizations to evaluate political systems based on comprehensive (though not exhaustive) descriptors of overall features. Mark applicable answers with an [X].

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[spoiler][b]Freedom and Political Power[/b]


By degree of civil and political rights:

[_] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[_] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[_] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[_] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[_] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


[b]Legislature and Elections[/b]


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[_] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[_] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:
 
[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[_] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


[b]Head(s) of State and Government[/b]


By type of head of state:
 
[_] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[_] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[_] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


[b]Separation of Authorities[/b]


By civil-military relationship:

[_] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[_] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[_] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


[b]Laws and the Constitution[/b]


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[_] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[_] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


[b]The Economy[/b]


By ownership of means of production:

[_] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[_] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: private property owned evenly as possible, centers on communities and families
[_] Autarky: total or near total isolation from international trade
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[_] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


[b]Sovereignty and the State[/b]


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[_] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[_] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[_] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


[b]Additional Notes[/b]


By official or dominant ideology:
[_] There is one: (describe here)
[_] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?[/spoiler]





Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[X] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[X] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[X] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[_] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[X] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[X] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[_] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[X] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[X] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[X] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[_] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[_] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[X] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[X] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[X] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[_] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[X] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[X] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[X] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[X] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By other economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: private property owned evenly as possible, centered on communities and families
[_] Autarky: total or near total isolation from international trade
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[X] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[X] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[X] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[X] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[X] There is one: broadly, liberal democracy; however, no specific ideology is dominant.
[_] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?

Boring quiz, OP sux


OOC notes: I’d like to give a shout-out to Wikipedia. This is meant to be a tool for thinking about YN’s political system because there are a lot of characteristics people may not think about or understand. I’ve attempted to explain everything included, but don’t be afraid to resort to Google.

Some parts might be complicated for different reasons. If YN is an anarchist society, depending on what that looks like for you, much of the survey may not apply. Leave non-applicable questions blank. Other governments, such as directorial systems, may not be listed because a complete list would add far too many questions solely about uncommon systems. Specify this on the question at the end and interpret sections which may be affected to the best of your ability.

I’m also going to chart the responses when I have time, so y’all can see what political systems are the most common in NS. I’ll be updating that occasionally. Also, please correct my spelling errors, I never find them until I actually post something.
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Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[_] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[*] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[_] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: tule by unelected rulers
[*] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[*] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single ruler
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[*] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[_] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[*] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[*] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[*] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[*] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[_] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[*] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[*] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[*] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[*] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[_] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[*] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[*] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[*] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[_] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[*] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[*] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[*] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[*] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[*] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[*] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[*] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[*] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[*] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[_] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[*] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[_] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[*] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[*] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[*] There is one: (describe here) Velayat Il Aman. It's the idea that the ultimate power is consolidated in a single Supreme Leader. Its political position is big tent, and can vary depending on the ideology of the Supreme Leader
[_] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?
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Postby El Lazaro » Wed Sep 20, 2023 5:58 pm

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[X] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[X] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single ruler
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[X] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[_] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[X] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[X] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[_] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[X] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[X] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[X] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[_] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[_] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[X] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[X] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[X] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[_] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[X] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[X] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[X] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[X] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[X] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[X] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[X] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[X] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[X] There is one: broadly, liberal democracy; however, no specific ideology is dominant.
[_] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?

Boring quiz, OP sux

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Postby Nastorordia » Wed Sep 20, 2023 6:13 pm

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[X] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[X] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single ruler
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[X] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[_] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[X] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[X] Unicameral: only one chamber
[_] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[_] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[X] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[X] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[X] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[X] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[_] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[_] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[X] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[_] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[_] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[X] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[_] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[X] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[X] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[_] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[X] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[X] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[_] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[X] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[_] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[X] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[_] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[X] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[X] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[X] There is one: Democratic Socialism has worked in our nation and as such is a widely popular ideology
[_] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?

No, it's a pretty good and short survey.
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Posts: 7
Founded: Jul 27, 2023
Anarchy

Postby Free Mojave States » Wed Sep 20, 2023 6:22 pm

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[X] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[X] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single ruler
[X] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[_] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[X] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[X] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[X] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[_] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[X] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[_] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[X] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[X] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[_] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[X] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[_] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[X] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[X] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[_] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[X] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[X] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[_] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[X] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[X] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[X] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[_] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[X] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[_] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[X] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[X] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[_] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[X] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[X] There is one: Confederalism and, to a lesser extent, Libertarianism.
[_] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?

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Soviet Adia
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Posts: 181
Founded: Sep 28, 2022
Democratic Socialists

Postby Soviet Adia » Wed Sep 20, 2023 6:24 pm

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[X] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[X] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single ruler
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[_] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[X] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[X] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[_] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[X] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[X] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[_] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[X] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[X] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[_] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[X] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[X] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[_] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[X] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[X] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[_] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[_] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[X] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[X] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[X] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[X] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[X] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[_] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[X] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[X] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[X] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[_] There is one: (describe here)
[_] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?
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Greenlis Republic
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Posts: 1
Founded: Aug 03, 2023
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Greenlis Republic » Wed Sep 20, 2023 6:35 pm

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[x] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[x] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single ruler
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[x] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[_] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[s] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[x] Unicameral: only one chamber
[_] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[_] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[x] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[x] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[x] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[_] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[_] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[x] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[x] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[_] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[x] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[x] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[x] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[x] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[x] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[_] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[x] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[x] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[_] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[x] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[x] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[x] There is one: Basically, Liberal democracy
[_] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?
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Posts: 65
Founded: May 09, 2022
Left-Leaning College State

Postby The Union of Galaxies » Thu Sep 21, 2023 4:31 pm

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[X] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[X] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[X] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[_] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[X] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[X] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[X] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[X] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[X] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[_] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[X] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[X] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[_] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[X] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[X] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[X] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[X] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[X] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[X] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[X] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[X] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[X] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[_] There is one: (describe here)
[X] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?

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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Cierrida » Thu Sep 21, 2023 7:48 pm

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[_] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[X] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[_] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[X] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[debatably] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[_] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[X] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[X] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[_] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[X] Other: Dictatorship of the Proletariat - power is vested specifically in the working class through a centralized vanguard apparatus that on the local level is made of worker councils with operate in direct democratic means, regional level is made of working class delegates, and national level lead by delegates who are vetted of ideological loyalty and literacy


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[X] Unicameral: only one chamber
[_] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[_] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[X] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[X] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[_] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[X] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[_] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[_] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[X] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[X] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[_] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[_] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[X] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[_] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[X] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[_] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[X] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[_] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[X] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[X] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[_] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[X] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[_] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[X] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[_] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[X] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[X] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[in some areas along the frontline of the ongoing war] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[X] There is one: The FCLN officially and strictly adheres to the construction of socialism in the path towards the classless society of communism. In its application of the dictatorship of the proletariat, it is sometimes referred to it as “Santanaismo” due to the theoretical contributions of Premier Mateo Santana regarding revolutionary tactics and social organization, as well as the uniquely extreme level of militarization that Cierrida currently maintains(far far more than even that of Juche)
[_] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section? Just in general, Cierridan governance is very worker collective oriented and is based around guerrilla militant organization. Since effectively every adult is trained in firearms and part of the reserves, and that pretty much every corner of fully state secured territory is linked with tunnels and bunkers, you can see the line between military and civilian governance somewhat blurred since while it is the working class party that is supreme, the working class is effectively the military. In rhetoric as well, Cierrida considers itself both directly democratic, and a dictatorship - being a dictatorship of the proletariat and only of the proletariat, in which bourgeois and landowners are inherently stripped of democratic rights. Totalitarian democracy, democratic dictatorship, tyranny of the majority, etc are all terms often used by observers to describe Cierrida
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Alokher
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Posts: 4
Founded: Sep 21, 2023
Ex-Nation

Postby Alokher » Thu Sep 21, 2023 8:04 pm

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[_] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[x] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[_] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[x] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[x] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[_] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[_] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[x] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[_] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[_] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[x] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[_] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[x] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[x] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[_] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[_] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[x] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[_] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[x] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[_] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[x] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[x] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[_] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[_] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[x] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[_] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[x] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[x] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[x] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[_] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[x] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[x] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[_] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[x] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[_] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[x] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[_] There is one: (describe here)
[_] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?
ALOKHERIAN PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ALOXERIYALÜX HALÜGHÜN ZHÖMHYURIYATEY

A breakaway unrecognized Turkic Muslim state in Northwestern Dudzukmok, supported mostly by Kasarsem and Arran. Centered around the city of Xalgbiaxo.
MAP OF THE NORTH CAUCASUS
September 30th, 1977: Adigey officially denounces Alokheri seperatists, while Kasarsem and Arran jointly recognize the People's Republic, the first to do so. Outside observers warn that the conflict could spill over into a Caucasia-wide coalition war. The Battle of Quri Gregoriy has ended with an Alokheri victory, the first ethnically Dudzuk city to fall under Alokheri control. Mass protests have rocked the Dudzuk capital of Dartanak over mishandling of the war.

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Stroulia
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Posts: 144
Founded: Apr 24, 2017
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Stroulia » Thu Sep 21, 2023 10:42 pm

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[X] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[X] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in a single dictator
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[X] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision-making by voters
[_] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups that control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[X] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By the number of chambers/houses in the legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[X] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[X] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third-party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third-party role
[X] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[X] Republic: the legitimacy of the head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to a monarchy, the position of president-for-life inherited by a political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by a group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[X] Parliamentary system: chosen by the confidence of the legislature, the head of state is usually symbolic
[_] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often the head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[X] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[_] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[X] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[X] Common law: legal precedent from judges has a significant role, adversarial court system
[_] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of the constitution:

[X] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in a single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[X] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[X] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[_] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[X] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by the central government
[X] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision-making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[X] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[X] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[X] There is one: Social democracy
[_] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Is information about YN’s political system not included in any section?
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Posts: 230
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Te Netherlands » Thu Sep 21, 2023 10:47 pm

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[X] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[X] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[X] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[_] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[X] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[X] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[X] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[X] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[_] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[X] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[X] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[_] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[X] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[X] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[_] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[X] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[_] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[X] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[X] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[X] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[_] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[X] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[X] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[X] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[X] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[X] There is one: Liberal conservatism
[_] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?
Last edited by Te Netherlands on Sun Sep 24, 2023 7:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
Official name: the Netherlands
After some disputes within the PVV and the CDP about the new political party (National Party of the Netherlands) PM Legtenberg announced that the name will be the Conservative Party. Because the initial NPN became associated with far-right parties NSB and NSDAP in the '30s and '40s. PM Legtenberg further announced that the Netherlands wil also be a Federal Republic from 1 January 2024. And that he will become the first President of the Netherlands. How this will affect the elections will be decided by him and the House

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Ex-Nation

Postby Tasasitan » Thu Sep 21, 2023 10:59 pm

[spoiler]Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[x] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[x] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[_] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[x] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[x] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[x] Unicameral: only one chamber
[_] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[_] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[x] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[_] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[x] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[x] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[x] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[_] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[x] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[_] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[x] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[_] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[x] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[_] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[x] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[_] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[x] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[x] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[_] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[x] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[_] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[x] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[x] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[x] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[_] There is one: (describe here)
[x] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?

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Founded: Sep 20, 2023
Ex-Nation

Postby Salvezza » Thu Sep 21, 2023 11:13 pm

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[X] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[X] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[_] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[X] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[X] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[X] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[_] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[X] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[X] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[_] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[X] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[X] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[_] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[X] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[_] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[X] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[X] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[X] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[X] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[X] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[X] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[X] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[_] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[X] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[X] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[X] There is one: Social-democracy
[_] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?

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Mother Knows Best State

Postby Tangatarehua » Thu Sep 21, 2023 11:43 pm

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[X] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[_] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[X] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[X] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[_] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[X] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[X] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[X] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[X] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[X] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[X] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[_] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[X] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[_] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[X] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[X] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition*
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[X] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other*
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office

* There are multiple parties in the legislature, however Tikanga Herekore Manapori [THM/the Free Democratic Party] have won all but two elections since Tangatarehua started holding elections and are sometimes considered a dominant party.


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[_] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[X] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[X] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic*
[_] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[X] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house*

* The Mangai o Whenua [Prime Minister] is elected by Parliament however they only have power over the budget and are not head of government. The Rangatira is elected for a life term by the upper house, but in reality functions as a hereditary system.


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[X] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[X] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[X] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[X] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[X] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[X] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[X] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[X] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[X] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[X] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[_] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[X] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[_] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[X] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[X] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[_] There is one: (describe here)
[X] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Democracylandistan » Thu Sep 21, 2023 11:56 pm

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[X] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[X] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[_] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[X] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[X] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[X] Unicameral: only one chamber
[_] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[X] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[X] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[X] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[X] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[_] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[X] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[_] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[_] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[X] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[X] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[X] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[_] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[X] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[X] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[_] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[X] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[_] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[X] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[X] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[X] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[_] There is one: (describe here)
[X] None: no overall ideology in power
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Greater Marine » Thu Sep 21, 2023 11:57 pm

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[X] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[X] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[X] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[_] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[X] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[X] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[X] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[X] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office

Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[X] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[_] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[X] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[X] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[_] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[X] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[X] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[X] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[X] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[X] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion*
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[X] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[X] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[X] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[X] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[X] There is one: (liberal democracy is broadly viewed as the founding principle of the Marinian state, and it has repeatedly been used as a source of national values and patriotism)
[_] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?
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Posts: 2313
Founded: Jan 28, 2015
Democratic Socialists

Postby Saint Kanye » Fri Sep 22, 2023 12:15 am

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[X] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[X] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[_] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[X] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[X] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[X] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[X] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[X] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[X] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[_] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[X] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[X] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[_] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[X] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[X] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[X] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[X] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[X] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[_] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[X] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[X] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[_] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[X] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[X] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes
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By official or dominant ideology:
[_] There is one: (describe here)
[X] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?
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Posts: 10
Founded: Jan 19, 2023
New York Times Democracy

Postby Castellua » Fri Sep 22, 2023 4:01 am

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[X] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[X] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[X] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[X] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[] Stratocracy: members of the military
[] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[] Unicameral: only one chamber
[X] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[X] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[X] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[X] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[X] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[X] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[X] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[X] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[X] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[X] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[X] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[X] None: none of these systems are present
[] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[X] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[X] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[X] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes

By official or dominant ideology:
[] There is one: (describe here)
[X] None: no overall ideology in power

Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section? Nothing relevant.
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Posts: 3
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Ex-Nation

Postby Serpentesque » Fri Sep 22, 2023 4:37 am

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[_] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[X] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[_] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[X] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[X] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[_] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[_] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[X] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[_] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[X] Unicameral: only one chamber
[_] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[_] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[X] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[_] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[X] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[_] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public
[X] Other: No official head of state


By selection of head of government:

[_] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[_] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house
[X] Other: No single head of government


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[X] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[_] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[_] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[X] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[X] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[_] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[X] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[X] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[X] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[X] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[_] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[X] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[_] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[X] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[X] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[X] There is one: Avuncular Government
[_] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?

Serpentesque has an undemocratically selected oligarchic government (The Quorum Arist) whose members have the absolute rights to anonymity and to nominate their own successors. It attempts to maintain national stability through extensive allowances in regard to citizens' individual freedoms whilst encouraging extreme apathy towards politics and governance. This political ideology was dubbed "Avuncular Government", a form of governance which characterises itself as benign but distant.
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Posts: 58
Founded: Sep 15, 2023
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby All-Existence » Fri Sep 22, 2023 4:46 am

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[_] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[X] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology

By level of democracy:

[_] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[X] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[X] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[_] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[_] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[X] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[_] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[_] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[X; Though the third is completely advisory, and the first and second are mostly advisory] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[X] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[_] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[X] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[_] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[X] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[_] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[_] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[X] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[X] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[X] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[_] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[X; Specifically Napoleonic] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[_] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[X] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[X] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[X] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[_] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[_] None: none of these systems are present
[X] Other: Statist Corporatism


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[X] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[_] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[_] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[X] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[X] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[X] There is one: Absolutism
[_] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?
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Posts: 21
Founded: Nov 24, 2021
Democratic Socialists

Postby Polanas » Fri Sep 22, 2023 9:20 am

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[x] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[x] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[_] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[x] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[_] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[x] Other: A bureaucracy combined with plutocratic and technocratic elements.


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[x] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[_] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[x] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[x] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[_] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[x] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[_] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[x] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[x] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[_] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[x] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[x] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[_] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[x] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[x] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[x] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[x] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[_] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[x] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[x] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[x] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[_] There is one: (describe here)
[x] None: no overall ideology in power
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Posts: 36
Founded: Mar 28, 2023
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Larefo » Fri Sep 22, 2023 11:31 am

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[ X ] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology



By level of democracy:

[ X ] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society



By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites

[ X ] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[_] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population



By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders

[ X ] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[_] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber

[ X ] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[ X ] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians



By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role

[ X ] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[ X ] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public



By selection of head of government:

[ X ] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[_] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house



Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[ X ] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[_] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[ X ] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith



Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[ X ] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology



By form of constitution:

[ X ] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared



The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[_] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes

[ X ] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results

[ X ] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers

[ X ] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government

[ X ] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states



By sovereignty:

[ X ] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories



By state stability:

[ X ] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice



Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[_] There is one: (describe here)
[ X ] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section?
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Posts: 78470
Founded: Oct 07, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Thermodolia » Fri Sep 22, 2023 5:14 pm

Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[X] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[X] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[X] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[_] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[X] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[X] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[X] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[_] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[X] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[X] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[_] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[_] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[_] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[X] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[X] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[_] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[_] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[X] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[X] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[_] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[_] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[_] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[X] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[X] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[X] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: means of production and wealth distributed as widely as possible
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[X] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[X] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[X] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[X] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[X] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[X] There is one: Liberal Nationalism
[_] None: no overall ideology in power


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Freedom and Political Power


By degree of civil and political rights:

[x] Liberal or libertarian: considerable level of civil liberties and political freedoms upheld
[_] Authoritarian: restriction of political activities and personal autonomy
[_] Totalitarian: total control of society in adherence to state ideology


By level of democracy:

[x] Democracy: rule by the voting public
[_] Dictatorship: rule by unelected rulers
[_] Hybrid regime: mix of democracy and dictatorship
[_] Anarchy: a stateless or non-hierarchical society


By distribution of political power:

[_] Autocracy: highly consolidated in single dictator
[_] Oligarchy: widely distributed among ruling elites
[x] Representative democracy: rule through elected representatives
[_] Direct democracy: direct decision making by voters
[_] Participative democracy: mix of representative and direct democracy
[_] Lottocracy: random selection of politicians from population


By unelected groups which control the government:

[_] Aristocracy: hereditary, privileged elites
[_] Technocracy: those with specific expertise
[_] Noocracy: those with general intellect
[_] Theocracy: religious officials representing state religion
[_] Plutocracy: the rich, according to their wealth
[_] Stratocracy: members of the military
[_] Corporatocracy: a single or few business corporations
[_] Particracy: one or more political parties, through their cadres
[_] Ethnocracy: a racial or ethnic group with legal supremacy
[_] Bureaucracy: unusually powerful civil servants
[_] Kritarchy: judges, acting as political leaders
[x] None: elite groups have limited control over the government
[_] Other: (describe here)


Legislature and Elections


By number of chambers/houses in legislature:

[_] Unicameral: only one chamber
[x] Bicameral: an upper and lower chamber
[_] Multicameral: three or more chambers
[_] No legislature: an advisory council acts as a consultative assembly with no legislative power


By electoral system for lower or only chamber:

[_] Proportional system: % share of votes determines share of seats
[x] Majoritarian system: seats won based on plurality or majority in each district
[_] Mixed system: compromise or combination of majoritarian and proportional systems
[_] Indirect or no election: elected or appointed by other politicians


By party system:

[_] One-party system: only one party is legally able to rule
[_] Dominant-party system: one party rules without effective opposition
[_] Two-party system: two opposing parties with limited third party competition
[_] Two-and-a-half-party system: two dominant parties with significant third party role
[x] Multi-party system: many political parties compete with each other
[_] Non-partisan system: political parties are absent from elections and political office


Head(s) of State and Government


By type of head of state:

[_] Republic: legitimacy of head of state formally derived from the people
[x] Constitutional monarchy: monarch has few actual powers by law or in practice
[_] Semi-constitutional monarchy: monarch exercises considerable but limited powers
[_] Absolute monarchy: absolute power resides in the monarch as the face of the nobility
[_] Hereditary republic: type of republic similar to monarchy, position of president-for-life inherited by political dynasty
[_] Elective monarchy: monarchy is chosen by group of people, not necessarily the public


By selection of head of government:

[x] Parliamentary system: chosen by confidence of legislature, head of state usually symbolic
[_] Presidential system: chosen independently of legislature, often head of state as well
[_] Semi-presidential system: power shared between parliamentary head of government and presidential head of state
[_] Provisional government: part of transitional government or coup junta following regime change
[_] Ex officio leader: in office by virtue of leading separate institution such as ruling party, state religion, or royal house


Separation of Authorities


By civil-military relationship:

[x] Civilian rule: civilian politicians have control over the military and its major decisions
[_] Military rule: military officers have an extensive role in major political decisions


By church-state relationship:

[_] Religious state: recognizes an official religion, can be (but not necessarily) theocratic
[x] Secular state ("soft secularism"): protects religious freedom through tolerance
[_] Secular state ("hard secularism"): separates religious practices from public life
[_] Atheist state: opposes the existence of religious faith


Laws and the Constitution


By legal system(s):

[_] Common law: legal precedent from judges has significant role, adversarial court system
[x] Civil law: emphasis on codified laws from legislatures, inquisitorial court system
[x] Religious law: derived from interpretations of religion(s)
[x] Customary law: informal or traditional legal systems
[_] Socialist law: civil law adapted to Marxist-Leninist ideology


By form of constitution:

[x] Written constitution: supreme law of the land is codified in single document
[_] Unwritten constitution: uncodified body of customs, precedents, and various laws
[_] Constitution suspended: current government has no constitutional basis or martial law has been declared


The Economy


By ownership of means of production:

[x] Capitalism: private ownership of means of production, for profit, to invest in further economic activity
[_] Socialism: social ownership of means of production by the entire public, workers, and/or communes
[_] Neither: other form of ownership


By resource allocation:

[_] Market economy: relies on the market to distribute products based on supply and demand
[_] Planned economy: directs economy according to state planning to achieve desired results
[x] Mixed economy: makes significant use of both markets and planning
[_] Neither: other form of allocation


By historical and theoretical economic systems:

[_] Communism: stateless, classless, and moneyless society
[_] Distributism: private property equally owned, centered locally on family and co-op business
[_] Mercantilism: increase of exports, decrease of imports, and colonial expansion
[_] Feudalism: manorial system defined by peasants farming under lords
[_] Slave-based economy: dependent on slavery for labor, often in plantations
[_] Hunter-gatherer society: non-sedentary bands of foragers
[_] None: none of these systems are present
[_] Other: (describe here)


Sovereignty and the State


By autonomy of subdivisions:

[_] Unitary state: all powers are vested in the central government
[_] Devolution or decentralization: self-government exists, but may be revoked by central government
[x] Federation: self-government is entrenched in the constitution
[_] Confederation: cohesive military and economic league between governments
[_] Supranational union: central authority with loose decision making powers over member states


By sovereignty:

[x] Sovereign state: a state with independence from other states and control of its own territory
[_] Client state: a smaller state strongly influenced or controlled by a stronger one
[_] Occupied territory: a territory which has been invaded or annexed by another state
[_] Empire: one state has control over many states or territories


By state stability:

[x] Consolidated state: no imminent threats to public services or law and order
[_] Fragile state: severe decay of governmental functions other than national security
[_] Failed state: extensive loss of perceived legitimacy and monopoly on force
[_] Collapsed state: central government no longer exists in practice


Additional Notes


By official or dominant ideology:
[x] There is one: Shared ideology between major parties that govern/have governed recently tend to be dominated by liberal democracy.
[_] None: no overall ideology in power


Questions? Comments? Information about YN’s political system not included in any section? None

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