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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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This reads as a Take That against a certain politic leaning rather useful information
** 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.
14th Jul '15 12:53:27 AM erforce
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* In the ''NovelsOfTheChange'', just about everyone resorts to some variety of monarchy when gunpowder and electricity stop working, but Corvallis sticks to its American roots and has the university committee arbit all decisions. This makes it something of a HiddenElfVillage.
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* In the ''NovelsOfTheChange'', ''Literature/NovelsOfTheChange'', just about everyone resorts to some variety of monarchy when gunpowder and electricity stop working, but Corvallis sticks to its American roots and has the university committee arbit all decisions. This makes it something of a HiddenElfVillage.

** In ''IslandInTheSeaOfTime'' the election of a Chief Executive and development of a new goverment is a major plot. * In ''WorldWarZ'' the ability to hold to the democratic process in the midst of a ZombieApocalypse is a major part of one of the survivors' stories.
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** In ''IslandInTheSeaOfTime'' ''Literature/IslandInTheSeaOfTime'' the election of a Chief Executive and development of a new goverment is a major plot. * In ''WorldWarZ'' ''Literature/WorldWarZ'' the ability to hold to the democratic process in the midst of a ZombieApocalypse is a major part of one of the survivors' stories.
29th Jun '15 11:56:31 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' has two such elections, for vice president and president. Let's just say that the colonials got what they voted for when they elected Baltar.
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* ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' has two such elections, for vice president and president. Let's just say that the colonials got what they voted for when they elected Baltar.
2nd Feb '15 2:05:39 PM SharleeD
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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.
8th Jan '15 1:21:49 AM Ereiam
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* If you consider having your entire town abruptly transported back in time to 1632 in Europe a disaster, then ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' has a fine example. The small mining town decides to uphold American ideals and holds impromptu elections to determine who has what responsibility. Once the immediate crisis has passed, they plan to hold much more far-reaching elections, including the native people from the time period.
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* If you consider [[FishOutOfTemporalWater having your entire town abruptly transported back in time to 1632 in Europe Europe]] a disaster, then ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' has a fine example. The small mining town decides to uphold American ideals and holds impromptu elections to determine who has what responsibility. Once the immediate crisis has passed, they plan to hold much more far-reaching elections, including the native people from the time period.
4th Nov '14 10:58:31 AM poi99
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->''"Had every Athenian citizen been a Creator/{{Socrates}}, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob."''\\ --'''UsefulNotes/JamesMadison'''
2nd Nov '14 7:53:53 PM theLibrarian
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* Some democratic countries in the world end up collapsing due to this, whether due to terrorism or coup d'etats. Some people can even argue that the United States is approaching this due to what they see as large numbers of corrupt Congress members being more concerned about the status quo than actually ''running the country.'' The shutdown earlier in 2014 didn't help matters.
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