Traveller Store CotI Features New Posts Mark Forums Read Register

Go Back > Citizens of the Imperium > General Traveller Discussions > Imperial Interstellar Scout Service

Imperial Interstellar Scout Service Details of the worlds of the Imperium (and beyond).

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old November 29th, 2017, 11:37 AM
Sapphiremagus Sapphiremagus is offline
Citizen: SOC-6
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 20
Gallery : 0
Sapphiremagus Citizen
Default World Population And Government Types

I'm curious, and my search-fu bore me no fruit, as to why higher populations in world generation gravitate towards dictatorships, autocracies, and oligarchies?

I always thought the larger the population, the harder to control, and so would see Balkanization and Representative Democracies be more common. Granted, my understanding could be skewed due to living in a (theoretically) Representative Democracy, but I thought historically as population grows it becomes harder and harder for a single personality to hold power without consent of the masses?

I can definitely see where it's useful when generating Law - the higher the government level (more restrictive / authoritative), the more legal restrictions - but I question tying government type to population in the way that it is.

What am I missing?
Reply With Quote

To see more of this thread, please login or register.


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Government and population size Dagrill In the OTU 18 August 7th, 2015 07:19 PM
Government Types Beyond D Gadrin The Lone Star 3 March 11th, 2009 08:03 PM
Government types Outsider The Lone Star 6 March 16th, 2007 12:32 PM
Government Types RainOfSteel Imperial Interstellar Scout Service 6 July 23rd, 2004 02:01 AM

This website and its contents are copyright ©2010-2013 Far Future Enterprises. All rights reserved. Traveller is a registered trademark of Far Future Enterprises .
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright (c) 2010-2013, Far Future Enterprises. All Rights Reserved.