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The Government and the Citizens

blargtheawesome

... is very scientifical.
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"It is always the scales themselves that are to blame for unfair weighing toward one side or another, not what is put onto them."

Very few people stay permanently in Sanardú who do not have some tie in government. That they must abide by such rigidness affects their culture. And governments that don't abide at least tangentially by the culture of the governed are generally overthrown on the grounds of being barbaric.

Fuvurian society takes some cues from Confucian philosophy, but with less emphasis on wisdom and enlightenment, and more on competence and loyalty. The end goal of every citizen, it is assumed, is to garner as much power as possible for themselves and their associates. The royal family, therefore, keeps as much as possible tied as closely as possible to themselves. Delegating and gifting out what is deemed appropriate and necessary to those who need or have earned it. As one becomes more and more involved the governmental innerworkings of Fuvurian politics, it becomes more like a game of trying to fit the appropriately shaped pegs in the appropriately shaped holes. Then replacing them as more competent or loyal pegs come along. That competition, adversity, bring out what someone truly is, is taken as a truism in Fuvurian society. It is, therefore, encouraged by the meritocratic government.

Those who don't take permanent residence, but who nevertheless are important in one way another to the state, are treated nearly as good as citizens themselves. However, there is a steady decline in how well people are treated relative to how useful they are to the state. A mangy hobo who has no more money to blow is treated little better than a mangy stray with rabies.

While Fuvurian government is generally expected to not extend past a city-state, it has in the past, and inevitably will in the future. Those settlements that are not in the capital are generally of three categories: Those that are small enough to not be considered proper settlements at all (places with only an extremely small number of permanent residents, if any); those that are considered noteworthy enough, but not greater than the capital (a proper town or city, but that does not actively compete with the capital); and those that outshine the capital in one way or another (a theoretical possibility, but not allowed to exist).

The smallest settlements are left entirely to their own devices, with regard to self government and the otherwise standard orwellian monitoring of their affairs and people.

Those settlements that are active, integral, or serve some other purpose enough to draw the attention of the royal family, are left somewhat to their own devices. Informally, suggestions may be posed here and there. The most obvious intervention of the royal family would be supervisors, sent to ensure the prosperity and success of those monitored so. In the event of a local governmental collapse, such as overreaching to such a degree that they may outshine the glorious capital, these supervisors will of course step in to ensure that foreign powers do not take advantage of the opportunity, and that the settlement is smoothly given back into the hands of the royal family for delegation to another loyal servant of the state.

Those that outshine the capital do not exist. Sanardú is, of course, the center of culture, prosperity, and commerce in the world.

Citizens = Good
Citizens valuable to the regime = Better
Citizens integral to the regime = Best

Foreigners = Subpar
Foreigners valuable to the regime = Goodish
Foreigners integral to the regime = Better
 
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