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21st May '17 10:49:49 AM nombretomado
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** It makes sense, since even the society of the core planets of TheVerse have a lot of visible throwbacks to 19th century culture. While the outer rim planets [[SpaceWestern have a definite Western feel]], the members of high society on the core planets evoke VictorianBritain and the American Reconstruction and Gilded Age eras (contemporaries of pretty much [[TheWildWest the whole Western mythos and its tropes]]).

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** It makes sense, since even the society of the core planets of TheVerse have a lot of visible throwbacks to 19th century culture. While the outer rim planets [[SpaceWestern have a definite Western feel]], the members of high society on the core planets evoke VictorianBritain UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain and the American Reconstruction and Gilded Age eras (contemporaries of pretty much [[TheWildWest the whole Western mythos and its tropes]]).
16th May '17 9:28:52 AM nombretomado
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* In ''ComicBook/NikolaiDante'', in the 27th century, Earth has basically become TsaristRussia. Dmitri even thinks the fact that the Romanovs ruled the first Russian Empire gives him a greater claim to the throne than Vladimir.

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* In ''ComicBook/NikolaiDante'', in the 27th century, Earth has basically become TsaristRussia.UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia. Dmitri even thinks the fact that the Romanovs ruled the first Russian Empire gives him a greater claim to the throne than Vladimir.
9th May '17 1:26:52 PM Discar
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-->--'''Creator/FrankHerbert''', ''[[Literature/{{Dune}} Children of Dune]]''.

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5th May '17 4:20:59 AM StFan
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->''“Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly toward aristocratic forms. No government in history has been known to evade this pattern. And as the aristocracy develops, government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interests of the ruling class -- whether that class be hereditary royalty, oligarchs of financial empires, or entrenched bureaucracy.”''

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->''“Governments, ->''"Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly toward aristocratic forms. No government in history has been known to evade this pattern. And as the aristocracy develops, government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interests of the ruling class -- whether that class be hereditary royalty, oligarchs of financial empires, or entrenched bureaucracy.”''"''






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* In ''Comicbook/NikolaiDante'', in the 27th century, Earth has basically become TsaristRussia. Dmitri even thinks the fact that the Romanovs ruled the first Russian Empire gives him a greater claim to the throne than Vladimir.

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* In ''Comicbook/NikolaiDante'', ''ComicBook/NikolaiDante'', in the 27th century, Earth has basically become TsaristRussia. Dmitri even thinks the fact that the Romanovs ruled the first Russian Empire gives him a greater claim to the throne than Vladimir.



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* In ''StarWars'', we have Princess Leia, and her mother, Queen Amidala, "recently [[ElectiveMonarchy elected ruler]] of Naboo". Naboo also has a Prime Minister, so Naboo is probably a constitutional elected monarchy with the Queen acting in a similar role to Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (i.e., lawmaking and ambassadorial duties).
** 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 permit Padme more time in office, but she declined.
** Leia is actually a princess through her adopted parents, Queen Brea and Prince Bail Organa of Alderaan. ExpandedUniverse material shows that, despite being a core world of the Republic (and thus subject to the laws of a democracy), local affairs are ''very'' much controlled by the local noble houses, complete with assassinations, AltarDiplomacy, and [[DeadlyDecadentCourt all the other things you'd expect]] from a social structure of GameOfThrones given sci-fi tech. {{Deconstructed}} in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' where the planet withdrew from the Republic, and is in a state of all-out civil war among the nobility, with the Republic and the Empire supporting different noble houses in a proxy war to take down a usurper who believes the planet should remain independent (which is not in the interest of either faction).

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* In ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', we have Princess Leia, and her mother, Queen Amidala, "recently [[ElectiveMonarchy elected ruler]] of Naboo". Naboo also has a Prime Minister, so Naboo is probably a constitutional elected monarchy with the Queen acting in a similar role to Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (i.e., lawmaking and ambassadorial duties).
** 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 permit Padme Padmé more time in office, but she declined.
** Leia is actually a princess through her adopted parents, Queen Brea and Prince Bail Organa of Alderaan. ExpandedUniverse material shows that, despite being a core world of the Republic (and thus subject to the laws of a democracy), local affairs are ''very'' much controlled by the local noble houses, complete with assassinations, AltarDiplomacy, and [[DeadlyDecadentCourt all the other things you'd expect]] from a social structure of GameOfThrones ''Literature/AGameOfThrones'' given sci-fi tech. {{Deconstructed}} in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' where the planet withdrew from the Republic, and is in a state of all-out civil war among the nobility, with the Republic and the Empire supporting different noble houses in a proxy war to take down a usurper who believes the planet should remain independent (which is not in the interest of either faction).



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* ''QueenOfTheTearling'': The Tearling is a monarchy founded by escapees from a dystopian America.

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* ''QueenOfTheTearling'': ''Literature/QueenOfTheTearling'': The Tearling is a monarchy founded by escapees from a dystopian America.



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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' ran across these in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E1TheRibosOperation The Ribos Operation]]'', ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E4TheAndroidsOfTara The Androids of Tara]]'', ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E6TheArmageddonFactor The Armageddon Factor]]'' and on many more occasions. See also the system spanning version.
** What the [[spoiler:vampires]] set up in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E4StateOfDecay State of Decay]]''.
* There are a few Feudal Lords (barons, dukes, etc.) on different planets in ''{{Series/Firefly}}''. In one episode, Mal goes to a party full of aristocrats and winds up fighting one of them in an old-fashioned sword duel.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' ran ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Doctor runs
across these in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E1TheRibosOperation "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E1TheRibosOperation The Ribos Operation]]'', ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E4TheAndroidsOfTara Operation]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E4TheAndroidsOfTara The Androids of Tara]]'', ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E6TheArmageddonFactor Tara]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E6TheArmageddonFactor The Armageddon Factor]]'' Factor]]" and on many more occasions. See also the system spanning version.
** What the [[spoiler:vampires]] set up in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E4StateOfDecay "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E4StateOfDecay State of Decay]]''.
Decay]]".
* There are a few Feudal Lords (barons, dukes, etc.) on different planets in ''{{Series/Firefly}}''.''Series/{{Firefly}}''. In one episode, Mal goes to a party full of aristocrats and winds up fighting one of them in an old-fashioned sword duel.



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* There are a few monarchies in the StarWars ExpandedUniverse - the Hapes Consortium is (despite its rather CyberPunk like name) a hereditary absolute monarchy and major galactic power.

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* There are a few monarchies in the StarWars Franchise/StarWars ExpandedUniverse - the Hapes Consortium is (despite its rather CyberPunk like name) a hereditary absolute monarchy and major galactic power.



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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has the Imperium of Man, a justified use of a feudal structure on an interstellar scale-given the sheer unwieldy size of the Imperium and the unreliable nature of faster-than-light communications. The central authorities of the Imperium, the Lords of Terra and the Administratum, serves as the feudal lord and appoints one governor for each planet. That governor has three duties: Pay your tithes to the upkeep of the Imperium, turn over any [[PsychicPowers psykers]] to the [[TheCorpsIsMother black ships]], and keep your world from rebelling. As long as those three tenets are upheld, the central authority cares little for how the world is run on a day-to-day basis. Thus, one can find practically any sort of government on imperial planets, from medieval feudalism or military dictatorships to modern-day democracies. The only thing they all have in common is a ''de jure'' governor, to be held responsible by the Administratum should the planet lapse in any of its three duties.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has the Imperium of Man, a justified use of a feudal structure on an interstellar scale-given the sheer unwieldy size of the Imperium and the unreliable nature of faster-than-light communications. The central authorities of the Imperium, the Lords of Terra and the Administratum, serves as the feudal lord and appoints one governor for each planet. That governor has three duties: Pay your tithes to the upkeep of the Imperium, turn over any [[PsychicPowers psykers]] to the [[TheCorpsIsMother black ships]], and keep your world from rebelling. As long as those three tenets are upheld, the central authority cares little for how the world is run on a day-to-day basis. Thus, one can find practically any sort of government on imperial planets, from medieval feudalism or military dictatorships to modern-day democracies. The only thing they all have in common is a ''de jure'' governor, to be held responsible by the Administratum should the planet lapse in any of its three duties.



** Space Marine Chapters double in as Feudal masters and Knightly Orders. They are semi-independent yet owe their loyalty to the Imperium, and maintain their own upkeep using (usually) a Star System.
*** The Ultramarines are particularly notable in that their dominion encompasses multiple star systems.

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** Space Marine Chapters double in as Feudal masters and Knightly Orders. They are semi-independent yet owe their loyalty to the Imperium, and maintain their own upkeep using (usually) a Star System.
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29th Apr '17 5:46:43 PM CharlesPhipps
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* The Archduchy of Crius in ''Literature/LucifersStar'' has a similar original to the Honorverse in that it's original colonists established themselves as nobles when a large number of refugees arrived on their planet. They since took it UpToTheEleven by establishing a hereditary warrior class and building castles as well as divine justifications (having begun as a CultColony). It's notable that while it seemed perfectly normal to them, other human colonies viewed them as CardCarryingVillains for it.
15th Apr '17 9:24:11 PM ChronoLegion
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* In Creator/JohnScalzi's ''Literature/TheInterdependency'' series, the titular [[TheEmpire empire]] has a peculiar mix of this trope and a system of guilds monopolizing certain industries. The Interdependency's ruler is called [[TheEmperor Emperox]] (apparently, the "x" is silent) of the House of Wu. Other noble Houses rule other star systems or minor holdings inside the systems. Larger Houses also act as Guilds. The Parliament is made up of representatives of the noble Houses, although the Emperox can always veto a bill.
31st Mar '17 3:12:39 PM nombretomado
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* In the history of ''OrionsArm'' a number of Great Houses emerged as the First Federation declined. But by the 106th century A.T. most have been supplanted by the Sephirotic Empires of the [[DeusEstMachina Archailects]].

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* In the history of ''OrionsArm'' ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' a number of Great Houses emerged as the First Federation declined. But by the 106th century A.T. most have been supplanted by the Sephirotic Empires of the [[DeusEstMachina Archailects]].
24th Mar '17 4:32:00 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'' The Britannian Empire is ruled directly by the Emperor and the royal family. While being an oppressive regime it is certainly not a dystopian future, as the countryside in the homeland is full of GhibliHills. It also doesn't actually take place in the future, calculating the calender of the AlternateHistory reveals that it takes place in the ''sixties''. Still counts though, because feudalism was pretty much dead by the 20th century in RealLife.

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'' The Britannian Empire is ruled directly by the Emperor and the royal family. While being an oppressive regime it is certainly not a dystopian future, as the countryside in the homeland is full of GhibliHills. It also doesn't actually take place in the future, calculating the calender of the AlternateHistory reveals that it takes place in the ''sixties''. ''the 1960s''. Still counts though, because feudalism was pretty much dead by the 20th century in RealLife.RealLife and, despite being set in the '60s, it has all the trappings of the contemporary period and then some, including mecha.
11th Mar '17 2:29:24 PM nombretomado
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* {{Lampshaded}} in an unidentified SpaceOpera story. Yes, the Earth of the 35th century (or whatever time it was) has a royal family, but it is purely ceremonial and came into being as the dual result of deregulation of royal succession laws and the members of the few remaining royal families going to the same types of parties, until eventually all the royal families had basically become indistinguishable from one another. Since by this time Earth had ceased to have countries or anything, the idea of their being a British/Japanese/Belgian/Monacoian/Dutch/whatever royal family anymore was dumb anyway so it was just decided that there would be a cermonial "King/Queen of Earth" instead.

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* {{Lampshaded}} in an unidentified SpaceOpera story. Yes, the Earth of the 35th century (or whatever time it was) has a royal family, but it is purely ceremonial and came into being as the dual result of deregulation of royal succession laws and the members of the few remaining royal families going to the same types of parties, until eventually all the royal families had basically become indistinguishable from one another. Since by this time Earth had ceased to have countries or anything, the idea of their being a British/Japanese/Belgian/Monacoian/Dutch/whatever royal family anymore was dumb anyway so it was just decided that there would be a cermonial ceremonial "King/Queen of Earth" instead.



* In MichaelFlynn's ''Literature/SpiralArm'' novels, the Ardry and his agents, his Hounds, are a court, with some resemblence to TheLowMiddleAges. The government of the Confederacy is less feudal, but the structure of the Shadows is, very much, a culture of honor, formal combat, and personal loyalties in the manner of TheLateMiddleAges.

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* In MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''Literature/SpiralArm'' novels, the Ardry and his agents, his Hounds, are a court, with some resemblence to TheLowMiddleAges. The government of the Confederacy is less feudal, but the structure of the Shadows is, very much, a culture of honor, formal combat, and personal loyalties in the manner of TheLateMiddleAges.
12th Feb '17 10:26:06 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In the "Literature/TheHistoryoftheRunestaff" the unnamed future year has degenerated to this.

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* In the "Literature/TheHistoryoftheRunestaff" "Literature/TheHistoryOfTheRunestaff" the unnamed future year has degenerated to this.
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