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Old December 29 2012, 08:48 PM   #67
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Re: Where was Earth's Leader?

Timo wrote: View Post
That's kind of a crappy deal if you're still tethered to a colonial empire that's a member of a federated state.
If your population is 483 (not counting the tastybeests), you're probably thankful that you can outsource all the paperwork to a joint leader of thirteen like colonies...

As said, a planet isn't a particularly natural unit of self-governance, especially not with those DMZ colonies that appear to do a lot of stuff together and wither and die if isolated.

Timo Saloniemi
If that's the only example you're using, sure. But if you have a few million people, you're not going to be wanting folks literally light years away making the calls for you.

It would remind me of 19th century western US, a set requirement for statehood and until then you're a territory.
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