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Re: Evolution of governments (was: Consistency in naming)

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Saturday, November 15, 2003, 3:11
--- Isidora Zamora <isidora@...> wrote:

> > on a regular schedule, perhaps annually for > >a month or so. The list of henchmen becomes > >fixed. > > By what process does the list of henchmen > become fixed?
Tradition? Perhaps a List was kept of these powerful men and their legates. If you weren't on the list, you couldn't show up? Eventually, some sort of means of getting new members would be needed. Some kind of election might be in order.
> >Somewhat later, another group starts to meet, > consisting of large > >landowners, representatives of city guilds, > and perhaps scholars from > >the universities. > > As the Conquest became successful, more cities > would have been founded in > the conquered regions. Perhaps 150 years is > too short a length of time for > the Conquest?
Hard to say. Europeans took over North America fairly quickly (in about 150 years).
> > Now we have a typical parliament with lords > and commons. > > From there on, it's a matter of increasing > prosperity in the commons, > >increasing irrelevancy (and parasitism) in the > lords. > > I'm pretty sure that the Assembly is > unicameral, so if there ever were two > houses, one of them will have to be gotten rid > of.
Perhaps it could be absorbed? I mean, strong nobles wouldn't want a bunch of uppity middleclassmen to get too powerful! Padraic. ===== la cieurgeourea provoer mal trasfu ast meiyoer ke 'l andrext ben trasfu. -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .