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The Revolutions of 7473
05-07-2018, 07:59 PM
Post: #11
RE: The Revolutions of 7473
El Jeffe Wrote:Aedeland is a republic rather than a democracy. It is not even a democratic republic. The proper label would be something like an aristocratic republican gerontocracy.

Interesting. In that case, there might be a possibility for some democratic agitation and/or general resistance against the 'old men' who keep a grip on power. As discussed above, these Revolutions could help explain why such a system of government is still in power - potentially through harsh crackdowns or other events which meant counter-revolutionary forces prevailed.

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05-08-2018, 07:09 PM
Post: #12
RE: The Revolutions of 7473
Also... even if this might be a breakthrough development in some countries, it is totally possible that the same movement did not have a real effect in other places. Compare it with the Arabian Spring and how democratic a country like Egypt is these days.

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05-08-2018, 07:33 PM
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RE: The Revolutions of 7473
Pepijn Wrote:Compare it with the Arabian Spring and how democratic a country like Egypt is these days.

Exactly! Counter-revolutionary forces could utilise the carnage to their advantage. If a revolution did bring a regime down, conservatives could position themselves to influence this new state and undermine the democractic or other ideology which originally fuelled it.

A party of conservatives could watch the old regime fall, only to place themselves at the centre of a counter-revolution and thereafter forge the new state the way they want it.

As well as the Arab spring, we could also be thinking in terms of Napoleon here - originally a fierce supporter of the Revolution, but then ended up ruling as an absolute monarch - who nevertheless retained a considerable amount of legitimacy as a 'revolutionary' who played a part in toppling the Ancien RĂ©gime.

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