18w, 4dIf...18 comments · 476 views
If my loop 6.1 made you decide not to read the Lunaverse... then go give it a go and decide for yourself. For goodness' sake, I'm only Someone On The Internet, I could be Wrong. (I was, in at least one factual way.)
That's quite apart from how 6.1 is the worst thing I've written in the past year and change. (At least I hope it is; if not, there's a real stinker somewhere.)
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Apparently the fav thing didn't alert everyone. So this is in case someone didn't get the fav-alert.
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This trope page is shared with the Innortal loops. But putting tropes on from either fic is fine, they don't have to be common to both my loops and Innortals' ones.
66w, 2dPolitics and ponies.8 comments · 430 views
I never actually state it outright in the loops, though I may in other fics, but here's the system I picture for the Equestrian government.
The ruler/s are the princess/es, and basically function as an executive branch. Fair amount of discretionary power.
The legal system is common-law.
The legislature (let's call it Parliament, and say it has 500 seats - it could be more, but I'm using that as a sample maximum number. They're basically never all filled.)
It is unicameral, but with four ways of gaining a seat:
100 are for noble families (which represents the old Unicorn style).
150 are for electoral ridings (which represents the old Earth Pony style)
150 are for Parliament-appointed life seats, held in recognition of great achievement or great wisdom. This (promotion on merit) represents the old Pegasus style.
And 100 are Princess-appointed life seats.
Thus, no one group (and nor the 'unicorns' and the princess working together) can obtain a majority. Only the electoral ridings and the life seats can gain a true majority alone together, and those are the most "temporary" positions anyway.
Each of the Element bearers would have a Princess-appointed life seat if they ever wanted to go into politics; Celestia has some reserved, though only the electoral and noble family branches of parliament are up to muster anyway so there's a fair amount of free space. (So, say, Spitfire might hold a life seat on recognition of her skill as a pegasus speedster and organizer, and would be their go-to pony on matters of what a pegasus is physically capable of.)
That permits nobles with power (reflecting the pre-modern England and France), elections (hence government by consent), gives the Princess substantial power (though also a lot of paperwork as the executive branch) and in general combines the traditions of the three founding tribes as well as giving substantial influence to the alicorns.
(Of course, if a Loop or story contradicts this then that's no particular problem. I'm just mentioning what I use as a default - it's drawn from Empire from the Ashes, by David Weber.)
I just thought I'd mention. It seems to fit, somehow.