History Main / FeudalFuture

3rd Dec '16 2:34:46 AM CountDorku
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** Other stages in the TFH play it straight in entirely different ways. ''Space Viking'' is set at a time when the Terran Federation has gone belly-up, leaving mostly local nobilities to rule, although some have a degree of democracy; Marduk basically resembles Britain, with a mostly vestigial monarchy ruling only in name over a democratic government. (Because Piper believed that [[DemocracyIsFlawed democracy is, at minimum, flawed]], Marduk actually becomes less democratic during the story, due to the rise of a Hitler figure forcing the monarchy to start flexing its muscles once more.)
29th Nov '16 9:06:49 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern''. In the backstory Pern was colonized by space travelers and the dragons were genetically engineered, but for most intents and purposes Pern is medieval (to the point where biological pest control is considered revolutionary).

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* Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern''. In the backstory Pern was colonized by space travelers and the dragons were genetically engineered, but for most intents and purposes Pern is medieval (to the point where biological pest control is considered revolutionary). This was intentionally engineered by the colonists, who deliberately chose a world that was too resource-poor to support anything more advanced.
29th Nov '16 9:05:32 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** It's eventually expanded by, naturally, the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Naboo elects a new monarch every four years, the monarch is meant to represent the innocence of humanity and as such is often very young, which explains why Amidala was queen at age 14. Also the monarch is usually given a new post when their time to reign is over, monarchs are allowed only two terms, with Padme Amidala becoming the galactic senator for her planet after her reign as Queen.

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** It's eventually expanded by, naturally, the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Naboo elects a new monarch every four years, the monarch is meant to represent the innocence of humanity and as such is often very young, which explains why Amidala was queen at age 14. Also the monarch is usually given a new post when their time to reign is over, monarchs are allowed only two terms, with Padme Amidala becoming the galactic senator for her planet after her reign as Queen. Apparently they tried to change this rule to keep Padme in power, but she declined.
13th Nov '16 6:19:16 PM MasterGhandalf
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** [[ScaryDogmaticAliens The Yuuzhan Vong]] from the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' are a [[TheTheocracy theocratic]] absolute monarchy, with [[GodEmperor the Supreme Overlord]] in charge and the upper ranks of the four high castes (warrior, priest, shaper, and intendant) filling out the DeadlyDecadentCourt. Though Vong titles aren't strictly hereditary, Domains (powerful extended families) essentially function as feuding noble houses.
17th Oct '16 9:35:44 PM StarSword
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* Creator/DavidWeber:
** Played with in the ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series. Set a thousand years in the future on a colony planet whose founders were virulently anti-technology and deliberately set up a regressed society that is at around the 16th-18th centuries in terms of tech. Granted, they had a good reason...
** Meanwhile in Weber's flagship ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, the Star Kingdom of Manticore established a powerful hereditary aristocracy as a way to ensure that surviving family lines among the first wave of settlers would retain the lion's share of political power in the nascent polity, after much of the first wave was wiped out by a plague that jumped species to humans. The commoners have the right to vote and the monarch seems permitted to knight or ennoble new persons at will, but the House of Lords in the Manticoran Parliament has considerably more power relative to the House of Commons than in the real-life UK.

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* Creator/DavidWeber:
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Creator/DavidWeber: Played with in the ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series. Set a thousand years in the future on a colony planet whose founders were virulently anti-technology and deliberately set up a regressed society that is at around the 16th-18th centuries in terms of tech. Granted, they had a good reason...
** Meanwhile in Weber's flagship ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, the Star Kingdom of Manticore established a powerful hereditary aristocracy as a way to ensure that surviving family lines among the first wave of settlers would retain the lion's share of political power in the nascent polity, after much of the first wave was wiped out by a plague that jumped species to humans. The commoners have the right to vote and the monarch seems permitted to knight or ennoble new persons at will, but the House of Lords in the Manticoran Parliament has considerably more power relative to the House of Commons than in the real-life UK.
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* The eponymous Republic of Cinnabar in Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' series is a MerchantPrince variation on the trope, with landholding aristocracy established by financial wealth and to a lesser extent political connections. This allows for some upward mobility with hard work and luck[[note]]E.g. One of Daniel Leary's enlisted crew members ends up buying the estate he grew up on with his share of the prize payments from ships taken by Leary.[[/note]], but there's still fundamentally a feudal landholder-tenant relationship, and only the upper class has the right to vote. This was based on a combination of Regency- to Victorian Britain and the Roman Republic.


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* The eponymous Republic of Cinnabar in Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' series is a MerchantPrince variation on the trope, with landholding aristocracy established by financial wealth and to a lesser extent political connections. This allows for some upward mobility with hard work and luck[[note]]E.g. One of Daniel Leary's enlisted crew members ends up buying the estate he grew up on with his share of the prize payments from ships taken by Leary.[[/note]], but there's still fundamentally a feudal landholder-tenant relationship, and only the upper class has the right to vote. This was based on a combination of Regency- to Victorian Britain and the Roman Republic.
17th Oct '16 9:31:55 PM StarSword
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* The eponymous Republic of Cinnabar in Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' series is a MerchantPrince variation on the trope, with landholding aristocracy established by financial wealth and to a lesser extent political connections. This allows for some upward mobility with hard work and luck[[note]]E.g. One of Daniel Leary's enlisted crew members ends up buying the estate he grew up on with his share of the prize payments from ships taken by Leary.[[note]], but there's still fundamentally a feudal landholder-tenant relationship, and only the upper class has the right to vote. This was based on a combination of Regency- to Victorian Britain and the Roman Republic.

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* The eponymous Republic of Cinnabar in Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' series is a MerchantPrince variation on the trope, with landholding aristocracy established by financial wealth and to a lesser extent political connections. This allows for some upward mobility with hard work and luck[[note]]E.g. One of Daniel Leary's enlisted crew members ends up buying the estate he grew up on with his share of the prize payments from ships taken by Leary.[[note]], [[/note]], but there's still fundamentally a feudal landholder-tenant relationship, and only the upper class has the right to vote. This was based on a combination of Regency- to Victorian Britain and the Roman Republic.
17th Oct '16 9:29:55 PM StarSword
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* Played with in David Weber's Safehold series. Set a thousand years in the future on a colony planet whose founders were virulently anti-technology and deliberately set up a regressed society that is at around the 16th-18th centuries in terms of tech. Granted, they had a good reason...

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* Creator/DavidWeber:
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Played with in David Weber's Safehold the ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series. Set a thousand years in the future on a colony planet whose founders were virulently anti-technology and deliberately set up a regressed society that is at around the 16th-18th centuries in terms of tech. Granted, they had a good reason...reason...
** Meanwhile in Weber's flagship ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series, the Star Kingdom of Manticore established a powerful hereditary aristocracy as a way to ensure that surviving family lines among the first wave of settlers would retain the lion's share of political power in the nascent polity, after much of the first wave was wiped out by a plague that jumped species to humans. The commoners have the right to vote and the monarch seems permitted to knight or ennoble new persons at will, but the House of Lords in the Manticoran Parliament has considerably more power relative to the House of Commons than in the real-life UK.


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* The eponymous Republic of Cinnabar in Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' series is a MerchantPrince variation on the trope, with landholding aristocracy established by financial wealth and to a lesser extent political connections. This allows for some upward mobility with hard work and luck[[note]]E.g. One of Daniel Leary's enlisted crew members ends up buying the estate he grew up on with his share of the prize payments from ships taken by Leary.[[note]], but there's still fundamentally a feudal landholder-tenant relationship, and only the upper class has the right to vote. This was based on a combination of Regency- to Victorian Britain and the Roman Republic.
9th Oct '16 1:58:01 AM Xtifr
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* In the ''Drake Maijstral'' series by Creator/WalterJonWilliams, the Earth was conquered many centuries ago by the relatively benevolent Khosali Empire (loosely based on the Victorians). The Khosali, who wanted to integrate conquered races as quickly as possible, soon began ennobling humans who were willing to work with them peacefully. By the time Earth managed to win its independence back, they were so used to feudalism (which, after all, was a human tradition even before the Khosali came) that they kept it, although many want to get rid of it.

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* In the ''Drake Maijstral'' ''Literature/DrakeMaijstral'' series by Creator/WalterJonWilliams, the Earth was conquered many centuries ago by the relatively benevolent Khosali Empire (loosely based on the Victorians). The Khosali, who wanted to integrate conquered races as quickly as possible, soon began ennobling humans who were willing to work with them peacefully. By the time Earth managed to win its independence back, they were so used to feudalism (which, after all, was a human tradition even before the Khosali came) that they kept it, although many want to get rid of it.
3rd Oct '16 3:30:22 PM Xtifr
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* In the ''Drake Maijstral'' series by Creator/WalterJonWilliams, the Earth was conquered many centuries ago by the relatively benevolent Khosali Empire (loosely based on the Victorians). The Khosali, who wanted to integrate conquered races as quickly as possible, soon began ennobling humans who were willing to work with them peacefully. By the time Earth managed to win its independence back, they were so used to feudalism (which, after all, was a human tradition even before the Khosali came) that they kept it, although many want to get rid of it.
24th Sep '16 3:49:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheEmpire in ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' is basically {{Prussia}} [[RecycledInSpace in space]].

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* TheEmpire in ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' is basically {{Prussia}} UsefulNotes/{{Prussia}} [[RecycledInSpace in space]].
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