History Main / HereditaryRepublic

6th Jun '16 11:37:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In {{Foundation}}, The Republic of Korell and for a time the Foundation itself.
* In SpaceViking, Trask meets a shocked young man who has just become "Hereditary President of the Democratic Republic of Tetragrammaton", thanks to his father's death at the hands of Dunnan's raiders.
* In RussellKirk's ACreatureOfTheTwlight: Following the murder of President/Sultan Ali by "certain disemboweling progress-evangels", the Loyalists proclaim his son Achmet as "Hereditary President of Hamnegri and Sultan in Kalidu."

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* In {{Foundation}}, ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'', The Republic of Korell and for a time the Foundation itself.
* In SpaceViking, ''Literature/SpaceViking'', Trask meets a shocked young man who has just become "Hereditary President of the Democratic Republic of Tetragrammaton", thanks to his father's death at the hands of Dunnan's raiders.
* In RussellKirk's ACreatureOfTheTwlight: Creator/RussellKirk's ''Literature/ACreatureOfTheTwilight'': Following the murder of President/Sultan Ali by "certain disemboweling progress-evangels", the Loyalists proclaim his son Achmet as "Hereditary President of Hamnegri and Sultan in Kalidu."
30th May '16 8:08:20 PM lavendermintrose
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* It is strongly implied that the Kururugi and Sumeragi families ruled the ''Anime/CodeGeass'' [[AlternateHistory world's version of]] Japan in this way before the Britannian invasion. In the [[AllThereInTheManual audio dramas]], Prime Minister Genbu Kururugi suggests that war could be prevented by the ArrangedMarriage of a member of one of those families and a Britannian royal. Suzaku also says that as "heir to the Kururugi name", he is far superior to the now-deposed Prince Lelouch, his family's hostage, and he seems to be expected to grow up to succeed his father. Kaguya Sumeragi is also referred to as a princess in several places.
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14th May '16 2:42:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Series/The100}}'', the Wallace family has held the Presidency of Mount Weather for three generations since Dante's Wallace's father. His son Cage takes it from him in a coup, however.
* ''{{Series/Tyrant}}'': Abbudin is one. Not only does Jamal Al Fayeed succeed his father as president (who had been in office ever since he seized power years before) but it's revealed that they aren't elected, even in a fixed race, until Barry convinces Jamal to amend the constitution so they will be. This makes it a more blatant example than most.

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* In ''{{Series/The100}}'', the Wallace family has held the Presidency of Mount Weather for three generations since Dante's Wallace's father. His son Cage takes it from him in a coup, however.
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* ''{{Series/Tyrant}}'': Abbudin is one. Not only does Jamal Al Fayeed succeed his father as president (who had been in office ever since he seized power years before) but it's revealed that they aren't elected, even in a fixed race, until Barry convinces Jamal to amend the constitution so they will be. This makes it a more blatant example than most.

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* Haiti's François Duvalier was succeeded by his son Jean-Claude Duvalier.

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* Haiti's François Duvalier was succeeded by his son Jean-Claude Duvalier.



* India has the Nehru–Gandhi family: Jawaharlal Nehru, his daughter Indira Gandhi, and ''her'' son Rajiv Gandhi have all been Prime Ministers of India (the latter two were both assassinated). Furthermore Rajiv's widow Sonia Gandhi is the current President of India's Congress Party, while their son Rahul is its General Secretary. Surprisingly, not related to UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi since Gandhi is a relatively commonplace surname in India, and Indira Gandhi's husband Feroze, who adopted his mother's last name of Gandhy, changing the spelling for that of the man himself to honor him (or to maximise political mileage, if you want to be cynical).

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* India has the Nehru–Gandhi Nehru�Gandhi family: Jawaharlal Nehru, his daughter Indira Gandhi, and ''her'' son Rajiv Gandhi have all been Prime Ministers of India (the latter two were both assassinated). Furthermore Rajiv's widow Sonia Gandhi is the current President of India's Congress Party, while their son Rahul is its General Secretary. Surprisingly, not related to UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi since Gandhi is a relatively commonplace surname in India, and Indira Gandhi's husband Feroze, who adopted his mother's last name of Gandhy, changing the spelling for that of the man himself to honor him (or to maximise political mileage, if you want to be cynical).



* All of these examples probably pale in comparison with the Philippines, where [[GenerationXerox two parent-and-child tandems have been President]] (Diosdado Macapagal and daughter Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo / Corazon "Cory" Aquino and son Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III), where the entire government is at the mercy of around [[UpToEleven 178 families]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_families_in_the_Philippines see the full list here]]), where ''at least three in four'' members of Congress have other relatives sitting in office, and where some families have held power in the same province or city for almost a century if not more. The list of examples run from the Aquinos to the Arroyos to the Binays to the Marcoses … and so on ''ad infinitum''. In fact, if not for the need to pretend at democracy, all that's missing is a formal peerage system.

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* All of these examples probably pale in comparison with the Philippines, where [[GenerationXerox two parent-and-child tandems have been President]] (Diosdado Macapagal and daughter Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo / Corazon "Cory" Aquino and son Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III), where the entire government is at the mercy of around [[UpToEleven 178 families]] ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_families_in_the_Philippines see the full list here]]), where ''at least three in four'' members of Congress have other relatives sitting in office, and where some families have held power in the same province or city for almost a century if not more. The list of examples run from the Aquinos to the Arroyos to the Binays to the Marcoses and so on ''ad infinitum''. In fact, if not for the need to pretend at democracy, all that's missing is a formal peerage system.


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10th Apr '16 6:27:34 PM Fireblood
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* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings 2'', you can play as several trade Republics, such as Pisa or Venice. Only the head of one of five families can be elected to the office, and much of your job is making sure to play this trope as straight as possible. On occasion, you or your vassals will create titles labelled as "The Republic of X", with the same hereditary succession laws that came before it. There ''are'' republics that just elects an (for the purposes of the game) random character, but they aren't playable for precisely the reason that they can't semi-reliably be this trope (Crusader Kings is about playing as a dynasty rather than, technically, about playing a state).

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* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings 2'', you can play as several trade Republics, such as Pisa or Venice. Only the head of one of five families can be elected to the office, and much of your job is making sure to play this trope as straight as possible. On occasion, you or your vassals will create titles labelled as "The Republic of X", with the same hereditary succession laws that came before it. There ''are'' republics that just elects an elect a (for the purposes of the game) random character, but they aren't playable for precisely the reason that they can't semi-reliably be this trope (Crusader Kings is about playing as a dynasty rather than, technically, about playing a state).



* NorthKorea. The first General Secretary of the Korean Workers' Party (which made him the leader) was Kim Il-sung. The next was Kim Jong-il, his son. After his death, his son Kim Jong-un, was announced as the successor. Oh, and Kim Il-sung is still president, years after his death.

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* NorthKorea. The first General Secretary of the Korean Workers' Party (which made him the leader) was Kim Il-sung. The next was Kim Jong-il, his son. After his death, his son Kim Jong-un, Jong-un was announced as the successor. Oh, and Kim Il-sung is still president, years after his death.
10th Apr '16 8:06:26 AM LordInsane
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* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings 2'', you can play as several trade Republics, such as Pisa or Venice. Only the head of one of five families can be elected to the office, and much of your job is making sure to play this trope as straight as possible. On occasion, you or your vassals will create titles labelled as "The Republic of X", with the same hereditary succession laws that came before it.

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* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings 2'', you can play as several trade Republics, such as Pisa or Venice. Only the head of one of five families can be elected to the office, and much of your job is making sure to play this trope as straight as possible. On occasion, you or your vassals will create titles labelled as "The Republic of X", with the same hereditary succession laws that came before it. There ''are'' republics that just elects an (for the purposes of the game) random character, but they aren't playable for precisely the reason that they can't semi-reliably be this trope (Crusader Kings is about playing as a dynasty rather than, technically, about playing a state).
3rd Apr '16 7:08:27 PM Fireblood
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** Before the Somozas, there was the political dynasty of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamorro_%28family%29 Chamorros]], who are still the majority owners of one of the biggest newspapers in the country, La Prensa, as well as the founder of the other major newspaper, El Nuevo Diario. The name of the first President after Somoza and the revolution defeating him were over in 1990? Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, widow of the editor in chief of La Prensa who had been murdered in 1978 [[note]] widely accused to have been the doing of Anastasio Somoza Debayle, though this was never proven and some actually thought he did not because he was GenreSavvy enough to know killing him would drive people to rebellion[[/note]]

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** Before the Somozas, there was the political dynasty of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamorro_%28family%29 Chamorros]], who are still the majority owners of one of the biggest newspapers in the country, La Prensa, as well as the founder of the other major newspaper, El Nuevo Diario. The name of the first President after Somoza and the revolution defeating him were over in 1990? Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, widow of the editor in chief of La Prensa who had been murdered in 1978 [[note]] widely accused [[note]]Widely believed to have been the doing of Anastasio Somoza Debayle, though this was never proven and some actually thought he did not because he was GenreSavvy enough to know killing him would drive people to rebellion[[/note]]rebellion.[[/note]]
2nd Apr '16 3:26:14 PM Jhonny
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** Before the Somozas, there was the political dynasty of the Chamorros, who are still the majority owners of one of the biggest newspapers in the country, La Prensa. The name of the first President after Somoza and the revolution defeating him were over in 1990? Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, widow of the editor in chief of La Prensa who had been murdered in 1978 [[note]] widely accused to have been the doing of Anastasio Somoza Debayle, though this was never proven and some actually thought he did not because he was GenreSavvy enough to know killing him would drive people to rebellion[[/note]]

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** Before the Somozas, there was the political dynasty of the Chamorros, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamorro_%28family%29 Chamorros]], who are still the majority owners of one of the biggest newspapers in the country, La Prensa.Prensa, as well as the founder of the other major newspaper, El Nuevo Diario. The name of the first President after Somoza and the revolution defeating him were over in 1990? Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, widow of the editor in chief of La Prensa who had been murdered in 1978 [[note]] widely accused to have been the doing of Anastasio Somoza Debayle, though this was never proven and some actually thought he did not because he was GenreSavvy enough to know killing him would drive people to rebellion[[/note]]
2nd Apr '16 3:18:23 PM Jhonny
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* The Republic of Nicaragua had the Somoza dictatorship, that ran from 1934 to 1979.

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* The Republic of Nicaragua had the Somoza dictatorship, that ran from 1934 to 1979. Anastasio Somoza Garcia (father), Luis Somoza Debayle and Anastasio Somoza Debayle all held the office of President (the former two dying in office) at various times, but their real base of power was being [[JustTheFirstCitizen head of the national guard]].
** Before the Somozas, there was the political dynasty of the Chamorros, who are still the majority owners of one of the biggest newspapers in the country, La Prensa. The name of the first President after Somoza and the revolution defeating him were over in 1990? Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, widow of the editor in chief of La Prensa who had been murdered in 1978 [[note]] widely accused to have been the doing of Anastasio Somoza Debayle, though this was never proven and some actually thought he did not because he was GenreSavvy enough to know killing him would drive people to rebellion[[/note]]



* When the Democrats were choosing a candidate for the 2008 election, it was noted that if UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton became president, and served two terms, the USA would have been ruled for 28 years by members of two families.

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* When the Democrats were choosing a candidate for the 2008 election, it was noted that if UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton became president, and served two terms, the USA would have been ruled for 28 years by members of two families. Fast forward to 2016 and a Clinton is again in the running.
1st Feb '16 9:13:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheRomanEmpire, at least at first. Augustus Caesar was, after all, [[JustTheFirstCitizen only the Republic's First Citizen]] (the term became "prince" later, which itself itself came from the word "first" in Latin), and throughout his dynasty, there was juggling of the actual offices held. The pretense slid away slowly, because Rome's previous bad experience with monarchy meant it was politically expedient to not admit becoming one again. There wasn't actually any specific point at which the Roman Republic ''officially'' transformed into the Roman Empire, but Augustus taking office was the ''de facto'' beginning of the Empire. They waited three centuries before finally dropping the pretense and admitting that Rome had become an absolute dictatorship.

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* TheRomanEmpire, at least at first. Augustus Caesar was, after all, [[JustTheFirstCitizen only the Republic's First Citizen]] (the term became "prince" later, which itself itself came from the word "first" in Latin), and throughout his dynasty, there was juggling of the actual offices held. The pretense slid away slowly, because Rome's previous bad experience with monarchy meant it was politically expedient to not admit becoming one again. There wasn't actually any specific point at which the Roman Republic ''officially'' transformed into the Roman Empire, but Augustus taking office was the ''de facto'' beginning of the Empire. They Empire, but they waited three centuries before finally dropping the pretense and admitting that Rome had become an absolute dictatorship.dictatorship when the ''Princeps'' became ''Dominus''.
21st Jan '16 5:23:39 PM zarpaulus
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** Even before Caesar the Senate and most elected positions in the Roman Republic were only open to Patricians, Rome's hereditary aristocracy.
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