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19th May '16 6:12:29 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of MyNameIsEarl flashes back to the gang's experience in Y2K: convinced the world has ended and they're the only surviving humans (not realizing that everybody is just at the parade), the gang decides to live in a Big Lots, and at first they try each living in their own isolationist area of the store, then after Randy resolves a conflict, they unanimously elect him President, which grants him absolutely no power or authority.

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* An episode of MyNameIsEarl ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' flashes back to the gang's experience in Y2K: convinced the world has ended and they're the only surviving humans (not realizing that everybody is just at the parade), the gang decides to live in a Big Lots, and at first they try each living in their own isolationist area of the store, then after Randy resolves a conflict, they unanimously elect him President, which grants him absolutely no power or authority.
8th May '16 4:44:42 PM Divra
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*** Generally, its government mostly resembles the United States. However, both Aradesh and his daughter Tandi were presidents-for-life (though they did hold regular and mostly fair elections), and the major reason the presidency never became hereditary is that Tandi's son is thicker than a yard of lard. The legislative branch is openly dominated by business interests, and corruption is a fair bit more common than in the modern day US. Still, it's far better than both the pre-war US government and most contenders in the wasteland.

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*** **** Generally, its government mostly resembles the United States. However, both Aradesh and his daughter Tandi were presidents-for-life (though they did hold regular and mostly fair elections), and the major reason the presidency never became hereditary is that Tandi's son is thicker than a yard of lard. The legislative branch is openly dominated by business interests, and corruption is a fair bit more common than in the modern day US. Still, it's far better than both the pre-war US government and most contenders in the wasteland.
8th May '16 4:44:41 PM Divra
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** There's also the New California Republic, which is a tribal village made up of Vault 15 survivors turned US {{expy}}. By ''[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas]]'' it has grown exponentially, having taken all of California through aggressive expansion and is looking to colonise [[VivaLasVegas the Mojave Wasteland]]. Generally, its government mostly resembles the United States, but is probably a little more corrupt (and currently trending towards authoritarianism).
*** Specifically, a little more corrupt and currently trending towards authoritarianism compared to ''our'' United States. They've a long, long way to go before they reach the corruption and authoritarianism of the pre-War USA of Fallout (for one thing, they don't use peaceful protestors for human experimentation).

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** There's also the New California Republic, which Republic.
*** In ''Fallout'' it
is neither a tribal village made up Republic nor California, but a small hamlet called Shady Sands, led by WastelandElder Aradesh.
*** In ''Fallout2'' the Republic is in place, holds dominion over a decent chunk
of Vault 15 survivors turned US {{expy}}. [=SoCal=] and is looking at expanding into Nevada, and is generally well-regarded for hunting down raiders and slavers and providing a modicum of stability.
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By ''[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas]]'' it has grown exponentially, having taken all of California through aggressive expansion and is looking to colonise [[VivaLasVegas the Mojave Wasteland]]. Wasteland]].
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Generally, its government mostly resembles the United States, but is probably a little more corrupt (and currently trending towards authoritarianism).
*** Specifically, a little more corrupt and currently trending towards authoritarianism compared to ''our'' United
States. They've a long, long way to go before However, both Aradesh and his daughter Tandi were presidents-for-life (though they reach did hold regular and mostly fair elections), and the major reason the presidency never became hereditary is that Tandi's son is thicker than a yard of lard. The legislative branch is openly dominated by business interests, and corruption is a fair bit more common than in the modern day US. Still, it's far better than both the pre-war US government and authoritarianism of most contenders in the pre-War USA of Fallout (for one thing, they don't use peaceful protestors for human experimentation).wasteland.
2nd May '16 3:34:46 AM Fireblood
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* In the chaos that ushered in the Russian Civil War, Red Army units nonetheless elected their commanders (never "officers") by popular vote. This practice declined as the conflict wore on, however, until it was abolished by [[LeonTrostky Trotsky]].

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* In the chaos that ushered in the Russian Civil War, Red Army units nonetheless elected their commanders (never "officers") by popular vote. This practice declined as the conflict wore on, however, until it was abolished by [[LeonTrostky [[LeonTrotsky Trotsky]].
2nd May '16 3:34:19 AM Fireblood
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* In the chaos that ushered in the Russian Civil War, Red Army units nonetheless elected their commanders (never "officers") by popular vote. This practice declined as the conflict wore on, however.

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* In the chaos that ushered in the Russian Civil War, Red Army units nonetheless elected their commanders (never "officers") by popular vote. This practice declined as the conflict wore on, however.however, until it was abolished by [[LeonTrostky Trotsky]].
2nd Apr '16 5:45:30 AM Morgenthaler
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15th Jan '16 9:15:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheStand'' has a pretty lengthy scene dealing with this, as the new Boulder residents have their CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as they vote to reinstate the US Constitution. Then they actually have to get down to the nitty-gritty of running the place and the protagonists ultimately form a ruling council with MagicalNegro Abagail at its head, because she's the reason everyone settled in Boulder in the first place.

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* ''TheStand'' ''Literature/TheStand'' has a pretty lengthy scene dealing with this, as the new Boulder residents have their CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as they vote to reinstate the US Constitution. Then they actually have to get down to the nitty-gritty of running the place and the protagonists ultimately form a ruling council with MagicalNegro Abagail at its head, because she's the reason everyone settled in Boulder in the first place.
25th Nov '15 6:13:48 AM ChronoLegion
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** In ''Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville'', doing that is an intermediate goal for any level. During the process of drafting the Constitution, you can decide on how your "nation" will be run. This has pros and cons and can attract or repel various survivors. Additionally, rival "nations" will treat you differently depending on how you formed your Constitution. Strangely, ''all'' of them get angry at you for even daring to form your own government without asking them for permission first. You can usually placate them, though.
25th Nov '15 6:09:13 AM ChronoLegion
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* At the time of ''Series/{{Defiance}}'''s pilot episode, the titular town maintains an electoral process in which all citizens, human and Votan, get to vote for Mayor. It's unstated whether there's any continuity between Defiance's democratic practices and those of old St. Louis, or if the town's founders re-instituted the elections in accordance with this trope.

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* At the time of ''Series/{{Defiance}}'''s pilot episode, the titular town maintains an electoral process in which all citizens, human and Votan, get to vote for Mayor. It's unstated whether there's any continuity between Defiance's democratic practices and those of old St. Louis, or if the town's founders re-instituted the elections in accordance with this trope.
trope. This pretty much flies out the window when the Earth Republic moves in and places their own official as mayor, using E-Rep soldiers to maintain their rule.
16th Jul '15 2:44:52 PM MachRider1985
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** Although this was a shock to Churchill and the rest of the Conservatives, it wasn't all that surprising in hindsight. The British people had just been through a six-year ordeal demonstrating what tremendous feats their country was capable of when a strong government was calling the shots. They decided they'd rather let Atlee and Labour put that power to work rebuilding the country than let Churchill and the Conservatives dismantle it after Japan was defeated.
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