The Politics of Terledrom

jedion357's picture
December 1, 2011 - 9:22pm
Planetary Footnote in AD states: Terledrom is ruled by a council of Vrusk companies and elected dralasites. The companies control all trade with other planets, and considers smuggling a serious crime. The planet has rings that are visible from the ground during the day.

Planetary footnote in Zebs restates the info about the government.

Question: What would this government look like or how would it work?

It sounds like the vrusk companies control trade and foriegn policy and perhaps the dralasites control the domestic side.

It should also be noted that the planetary footnote for Zik-kit (Kizk'-Kar system) states: Zik-kit has very rich mineral deposits. These are exported mainly to Terledrom for manufacturing. Zik-kit is controlled as a colony by the Terledrom govenment.

Since Zik-Kit is a strictly vrusk colony it would seem that its administration must fall under the vrusk companies involved in the government.

EDIT: could this work as a bicameral congress: one house populated with vrusk and one house populated with dralasites. If so is there an executive branch? who controls it? if there is a chief executive and he/she/it is of one race then I'd expect the VP to be of the other race. Is there a judicial branch?
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

rattraveller's picture
December 2, 2011 - 8:19pm
OK consider how the current US government works. While the government in strictly civilian controlled it is very heavily influenced by special interest groups especially corporations through lobbyists.

My thinking is the Terledrom government is similar except certain functions are controlled by the Vrusk Corporations probably in the economic areas and they influence the other areas.

Zik-kit started as group of Corporate sponsored exploration settlements and grew into a colony and then a planet but the Government-Corporation of Terledrom just kept control of it.
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w00t (not verified)
December 6, 2011 - 11:11am
Politics would center around commerce, each company has a say in what happens so no one company can monopolize. Modern government is filled with all races, there isnt a racial division any more.

jedion357's picture
December 6, 2011 - 11:27am
This is an interesting idea:
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!