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Old July 23 2012, 11:58 PM   #653
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Re: TP: Zero Sum Game by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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For all of its faults, Romulan society is much more open than Tzenkethi society. Romulus is a borderline-totalitarian society riven by distinctions of class and ancestry and species, but in many other respects it's open--Kamemor's reforms allowed media to debate public policy, for instance.
Indeed, my inclination would be to compare Romulus to, say, pre-Interregnum England -- a dictatorship to be sure, but one in which Parliament still often had a major say, and where there was still more openness than we tend to think of in modern totalitarian societies like the Nazis or the Soviets.
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