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Old March 28 2014, 01:05 AM   #83
Deranged Nasat
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Re: Members of the Federation.

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
I suspect they fell prey to the B5 syndrome: running out of names for governments, so they just started casting at straws for names they haven't used yet.

And by that I mean: On B5, all five major governments had to have different names of course.
Not just the major ones! Among the League nations we have:

An Accordance
An Autocracy
A 'Civility'
A Commonwealth
A Confederacy
A Conglomerate
A Freehold
A Gerontocracy
An 'Intelligence'
A Matriarchate
A Republic
A Syndicracy
A Theocracy

I think they must have a list, and each government name can only be claimed by one nation, and new arrivals have to settle for whatever's left .
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