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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]].
6th Sep '16 2:59:32 AM Vyslante
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* ''VideoGame/{{Celestus}}'' : To quote the in-game crawl, « A feudal system in the space age ? The Duchies did it. »
30th Aug '16 12:37:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''FadingSuns'' role-playing game is set in a ''Literature/{{Dune}}''-esque interstellar feudal empire, [[AfterTheEnd millennia after the fall]] of [[TheFederation the Republic]]. The peasants are forcefully (nobles) and brainwashingly ([[CrystalDragonJesus the Church]]) restricted to medieval-level technology, while the upper echelons of the society are allowed to enjoy high-tech to the fullest.
* The Third Imperium of ''{{Traveller}}'' is one of the earliest RPG examples. Individual planets are more or less autonomous and can have practically any form of government, but the space between them is the domain of the local nobility. This is all due to the mechanics of the setting's phlebotinum: [[FasterThanLightTravel Jump drive]] takes one week to travel between star systems regardless of distance and most drives can only travel about two parsecs per jump, so with no form of [[SubspaceAnsible superluminal communication]] available a hierarchy of nobles is one of the few political arrangements that can function across such a vast territory of space.

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* ''FadingSuns'' ''TabletopGame/FadingSuns'' role-playing game is set in a ''Literature/{{Dune}}''-esque interstellar feudal empire, [[AfterTheEnd millennia after the fall]] of [[TheFederation the Republic]]. The peasants are forcefully (nobles) and brainwashingly ([[CrystalDragonJesus the Church]]) restricted to medieval-level technology, while the upper echelons of the society are allowed to enjoy high-tech to the fullest.
* The Third Imperium of ''{{Traveller}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' is one of the earliest RPG examples. Individual planets are more or less autonomous and can have practically any form of government, but the space between them is the domain of the local nobility. This is all due to the mechanics of the setting's phlebotinum: [[FasterThanLightTravel Jump drive]] takes one week to travel between star systems regardless of distance and most drives can only travel about two parsecs per jump, so with no form of [[SubspaceAnsible superluminal communication]] available a hierarchy of nobles is one of the few political arrangements that can function across such a vast territory of space.



* ''MutantChronicles'':

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* It appears that three of the four Houses in ''{{Freelancer}}'' have (at least, partly) a feudal system. Bretonia resurrects the British constitutional monarchy. [[ImperialJapan Kusari]] has an Emperor and local lords. Even Rheinland goes back to the old days of unified Prussia and has its own aristocracy. [[EagleLand Liberty]] appears to be the only one with a purely democratic government.

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* It appears that three of the four Houses in ''{{Freelancer}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'' have (at least, partly) a feudal system. Bretonia resurrects the British constitutional monarchy. [[ImperialJapan Kusari]] has an Emperor and local lords. Even Rheinland goes back to the old days of unified Prussia and has its own aristocracy. [[EagleLand Liberty]] appears to be the only one with a purely democratic government.
11th Aug '16 10:29:31 AM zarpaulus
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** Knight Worlds are feudal planets in the Imperium with high levels of technology and ruled by aristocrats who pilot HumongousMecha called Imperial Knights.
1st Aug '16 4:04:45 AM Morgenthaler
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** Also in {{Foundation}}, the Four Kingdoms that broke away from the Galactic Empire at the start of its fall were feudal. One of them attempting to take over and "impose its own peasant-aristocracy system" on the Foundation was the conflict of that time period, until the Foundation became an {{Expy}} of [[spoiler:the Medieval Catholic Church]].

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** Also in {{Foundation}}, Foundation, the Four Kingdoms that broke away from the Galactic Empire at the start of its fall were feudal. One of them attempting to take over and "impose its own peasant-aristocracy system" on the Foundation was the conflict of that time period, until the Foundation became an {{Expy}} of [[spoiler:the Medieval Catholic Church]].
26th Jul '16 6:11:43 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Elites/Sangheili from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' have a society set up in this manner, with each of their planets divided into a number of independent states ruled by their most prominent keep, and led by a ''kaidon'' elected by a council of elders. However, Elites also believe in meritocracy, and serfs who prove themselves can become part of the main keep, while even Elites of noble birth are not allowed to know the identity of their parents, in order to minimize nepotism.

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* The Elites/Sangheili from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' have a society set up in this manner, with each of their planets divided into a number of independent states ruled by their most prominent keep, keep and led by a ''kaidon'' elected by a council of elders. However, Elites also believe in meritocracy, and serfs who prove themselves can become part of the main keep, while even Elites of noble birth are not allowed to know the identity of their parents, in order to minimize nepotism.
8th Jul '16 1:55:19 PM Willbyr
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* Pretty much all the major powers in ''TheFiveStarStories'', though Democracies like the Trun Union are not unheard of. The United Hathuha Republic is a bit of an odd case, as its leader is elected (though not by the general public), but many of its member states have monarchies.
** Though Trun's president spends more time [[spoiler: [[KingIncognito selling his lance around]]]] than he does actually ruling his country, and Amaterasu Kingdom Demesnes is in fact a federated constitutional monarchy with elected parliaments both on the local and federal levels, which just happens to have monarchies for most of its member nations, and a PhysicalGod for its emperor.

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* Pretty much all the major powers in ''TheFiveStarStories'', ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'', though Democracies like the Trun Union are not unheard of. The United Hathuha Republic is a bit of an odd case, as its leader is elected (though not by the general public), but many of its member states have monarchies.
** Though Trun's president spends more time [[spoiler: [[KingIncognito [[spoiler:[[KingIncognito selling his lance around]]]] than he does actually ruling his country, and Amaterasu Kingdom Demesnes is in fact a federated constitutional monarchy with elected parliaments both on the local and federal levels, which just happens to have monarchies for most of its member nations, and a PhysicalGod for its emperor.



* Humankind Empire of Abh in the LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars is a galaxy spanning polity uniting half of the whole Humanity, but is still has a complicated feudal structure with a three-tiered citizenship[[note]]subjects' right and freedoms are mainly determined by laws of their own planets, and on the federal level only few explicitly stated provisions apply to them, citizens are subject to the full extent of the Imperial laws, and the nobility -- the titular Abh -- have a third, entirely different set of rules, which in many ways is ''more'' limiting that the citizens' rights[[/note]], but it is subverted in that this feudal structure is in fact just a rank ladder of civil/military service, and is open to any imperial citizen on the basis of individual merit and promotion.

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* The Humankind Empire of Abh in the LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars'' is a galaxy spanning galaxy-spanning polity uniting half of the whole Humanity, but is still has a complicated feudal structure with a three-tiered citizenship[[note]]subjects' right and freedoms are mainly determined by laws of their own planets, and on the federal level only few explicitly stated provisions apply to them, citizens are subject to the full extent of the Imperial laws, and the nobility -- the titular Abh -- have a third, entirely different set of rules, which in many ways is ''more'' limiting that the citizens' rights[[/note]], but it is subverted in that this feudal structure is in fact just a rank ladder of civil/military service, and is open to any imperial citizen on the basis of individual merit and promotion.
6th Jul '16 1:27:58 PM FordPrefect
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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 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.
16th Jun '16 3:58:34 PM nombretomado
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* [[TenchiMuyo Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki]], The Jurai Empire, the largest stellar empire in the show, is ruled over by four Imperial Houses, from which the Emperor is 'elected' - it's never explained how they're elected, but the candidate pool doesn't seem to be that big, and generally goes to the most powerful candidate. It presumably comes down to whoever [[PhysicalGod Tsunami]] wants, as it was their agreement with her that gives Juraian royalty their powers.

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\n* [[TenchiMuyo Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki]], The ''Anime/TenchiMuyoRyoOhki'', the Jurai Empire, the largest stellar empire in the show, is ruled over by four Imperial Houses, from which the Emperor is 'elected' - it's never explained how they're elected, but the candidate pool doesn't seem to be that big, and generally goes to the most powerful candidate. It presumably comes down to whoever [[PhysicalGod Tsunami]] wants, as it was their agreement with her that gives Juraian royalty their powers.






15th Jun '16 5:21:26 PM karstovich2
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* ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' is basically nobles feuding [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]]. True to the trope, they do have some advanced technology, such as starships with FTL-capabilities, nuclear weapons (for defensive deterrence purposes only, by convention), FrickinLaserBeams,and DeflectorShields, but they tend towards knife fighting (because a relatively slow moving blade can pierce the Deflector Shields, where as Frickin Laser Beams hitting the shields blows up both attacker and defender) and don't have any computers. All perfectly justified in the backstory - to wit, the Butlerian Jihad (an immense crusade against 'thinking machines' that had enslaved humanity), among other things, placed House Corrino (Padishah Emperors for the next several thousand years) in power. The prequel novels also show that feudalism has been around even before the Corrino Imperium, with the League of Nobles, and the Old Imperium before that. No one ever brings up the idea of an elected government.

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* ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' is basically nobles feuding [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]]. True to the trope, they do have some advanced technology, such as starships with FTL-capabilities, nuclear weapons (for defensive deterrence purposes only, by convention), FrickinLaserBeams,and DeflectorShields, but they tend towards knife fighting (because a relatively slow moving blade can pierce the Deflector Shields, where as Frickin Laser Beams hitting the shields blows up both attacker and defender) and don't have any computers. All perfectly justified in the backstory - to wit, the Butlerian Jihad (an immense crusade against 'thinking machines' that had enslaved humanity), among other things, placed House Corrino (Padishah Emperors for the next several thousand years) in power. The prequel novels also show that feudalism has been around even before the Corrino Imperium, with the League of Nobles, and the Old Imperium before that. No one ever brings up the idea of an elected government.government until the Bene Gesserit (who have always been a democratic organization internally, at least among fully initiated members) begin to acquire an overt empire tens of thousands of years later. ([[WordOfGod Frank Herbert stated]] his plan was for the Bene Gesserit to establish a proper democracy, but [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died before he could write those books]]; the Brian Herbert novels dealing with Bene Gesserit expansion [[FanonDiscontinuity may be safely regarded as garbage not true to the spirit of the elder Herbert's plan]].)
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