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* In Creator/MarvelComics' ''ComicBook/SecretWars'', practically the first thing the heroes do after the Beyonder transports them to Battleworld is to elect a leader (unsurprisingly, it turns out to be ComicBook/CaptainAmerica).

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* In Creator/MarvelComics' ''ComicBook/SecretWars'', ''ComicBook/SecretWars1984'', practically the first thing the heroes do after the Beyonder transports them to Battleworld is to elect a leader (unsurprisingly, it turns out to be ComicBook/CaptainAmerica).leader: ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.


->'''Simon''': Is this what it's going to be like, in a post-apocalyptic scenario? You'll just take charge and start issuing orders?\\
'''Lewis''': Well, I... We're more likely to survive that way, I think.\\
'''Simon''': I don't like your attitude.\\
'''Um_Bongo''': I didn't vote for you!\\
'''Simon''': I didn't vote for you either! Let's have a vote, who wants Lewis to be in charge?\\
'''Duncan''': I do.\\
'''Um_Bongo''': Me.\\
'''Simon''': I do too, actually. It was just the lack of democracy I didn't like.

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->'''Simon''': ->'''Simon:''' Is this what it's going to be like, in a post-apocalyptic scenario? You'll just take charge and start issuing orders?\\
'''Lewis''': '''Lewis:''' Well, I... We're more likely to survive that way, I think.\\
'''Simon''': '''Simon:''' I don't like your attitude.\\
'''Um_Bongo''': '''Um_Bongo:''' I didn't vote for you!\\
'''Simon''': '''Simon:''' I didn't vote for you either! Let's have a vote, who wants Lewis to be in charge?\\
'''Duncan''': '''Duncan:''' I do.\\
'''Um_Bongo''': '''Um_Bongo:''' Me.\\
'''Simon''': '''Simon:''' I do too, actually. It was just the lack of democracy I didn't like.


** The Confederacy's government during the final days of the Civil War follows this. Jefferson Davis and the remains of his administration fled from city to city with much of their records trying to maintain some semblance of authority until they were finally captured. However, there were two different Confederate Congresses elected, the first being elected in 1861, and the second in 1863 and 1864. For reference, as of 2012, the 113th United States Congress sits.

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** The Confederacy's government during the final days of the Civil War follows this. Jefferson Davis and the remains of his administration fled from city to city with much of their records trying to maintain some semblance of authority until they were finally captured. However, there were two different Confederate Congresses elected, the first being elected in 1861, and the second in 1863 and 1864. For reference, as of 2012, Davis had been elected in 1861, and under the 113th United States Congress sits.Confederate Constitution wasn't up for reelection until 1867 (they had Presidents serve six-year terms). Of course, that didn't happen.


* ''{{Series/Jeremiah}}'': The main character and co. encounter a hidden remnant of the US government in season two. It seems they have kept this going in a bunker, with adults safe from the virus, duly holding Presidential elections each year. However, they turn out to be very dictatorial nonetheless, with the quality of the elections left unclear.

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* ''{{Series/Jeremiah}}'': The main character and co. encounter a hidden remnant of the US government in season two. It seems they have kept this going in a bunker, with adults safe from the virus, duly holding Presidential elections voting on a President each election year. However, they turn out to be very dictatorial nonetheless, with the quality of the elections left unclear.

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* ''{{Series/Jeremiah}}'': The main character and co. encounter a hidden remnant of the US government in season two. It seems they have kept this going in a bunker, with adults safe from the virus, duly holding Presidential elections each year. However, they turn out to be very dictatorial nonetheless, with the quality of the elections left unclear.
* ''Series/FallingSkies'': The US government, or an offshoot, has held out from the aliens and they still have an elected leadership, though the chief of state's title is changed to Majority Leader instead of President.


** One of the larger communal bunkers in London during the Blitz held elections under the command of their most popular resident; a three foot high entertainer. Oddly inspiring in its way.
* Averted for military personnel in most captivity situations or where a group is cut off from outside contact for any serious length of time. In such a case, authority automatically goes to the highest ranked line officer or senior enlisted, who has authority over all subordinate military personnel in the group. He can then delegate tasks to certain people, place them in charge of certain areas of responsibility, and so on. The military being what is it, this usually works out rather well for them. Civilians in the captive or disaster-struck group are welcome to take part in the process by taking direction from the officer in charge, or pooling resources and tasks with the military-led group, but it is generally accepted that a civilian will not be placed in charge of the military subgroup as a whole. Unless s/he is already an elected official of some sort, which complicates things a bit.

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** One of the larger communal bunkers in London during the Blitz held elections under the command of their most popular resident; resident: a three foot high entertainer. Oddly inspiring in its way.
* Averted for military personnel in most captivity situations or where a group is cut off from outside contact for any serious length of time. In such a case, authority automatically goes to the highest ranked highest-ranked line officer or senior enlisted, who has authority over all subordinate military personnel in the group. He can then delegate tasks to certain people, place them in charge of certain areas of responsibility, and so on. The military being what is it, this usually works out rather well for them. Civilians in the captive or disaster-struck group are welcome to take part in the process by taking direction from the officer in charge, or pooling resources and tasks with the military-led group, but it is generally accepted that a civilian will not be placed in charge of the military subgroup as a whole. Unless whole, unless s/he is already an elected official of some sort, which complicates things a bit.


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** There's also the New California Republic. Starting out as a small hamlet called Shady Sands, led by WastelandElder Aradesh, by ''Fallout2'' the Republic holds dominion over a decent chunk of [=SoCal=] and is looking at expanding into the north. By ''[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas]]'' it has grown exponentially, having taken all of California through aggressive expansion and is looking to colonize [[VivaLasVegas the Mojave Wasteland]].

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** There's also the New California Republic. Starting out as a small hamlet called Shady Sands, led by WastelandElder Aradesh, by ''Fallout2'' ''Fallout 2'' the Republic holds dominion over a decent chunk of [=SoCal=] and is looking at expanding into the north. By ''[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas]]'' it has grown exponentially, having taken all of California through aggressive expansion and is looking to colonize [[VivaLasVegas the Mojave Wasteland]].



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*** Likewise Dave, of the Republic of Dave, asks that you help with the election. Most of the voters (who are all Dave's relatives; it's more of a family homestead than a country) are inclined to vote for Dave, but the player can perform some election fraud to get somebody else elected, causing Dave to throw a hissy fit and leave.

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*** Likewise Dave, of the Republic of Dave, asks that you help with the election. Most of the voters (who are all Dave's relatives; it's more of a family homestead than a country) are inclined to vote for Dave, but the player can perform some election fraud to get somebody else elected, elected[[note]]you can get a ''draw'' without fraud, but in that case Dave, in his capacity as the election officer, declares that the incumbent, Dave in the role of president, will remain until the next election[[/note]], causing Dave to throw a hissy fit and leave.


** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' [[spoiler:John Henry Eden]] didn't even try this and he can be talked into killing himself because of it.
*** Likewise Dave, of the Republic of Dave, asks that you help with the election. The five voters are inclined to vote for Dave, but the player can perform some election fraud to get somebody else elected, who immediately declares himself dictator for life.
*** [[TakeAThirdOption How about]] [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt The Republic Of Player?]]
*** Or you can rig the election for [[OnlySaneMan Rosie]] to win, since she has a much clearer head than anyone else in the republic.
** There's also the New California Republic.
*** In ''Fallout'' it is neither a Republic nor California, but a small hamlet called Shady Sands, led by WastelandElder Aradesh.
*** In ''Fallout2'' the Republic is in place, holds dominion over a decent chunk of [=SoCal=] and is looking at expanding into Nevada, and is generally well-regarded for hunting down raiders and slavers and providing a modicum of stability.
*** By ''[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas]]'' it has grown exponentially, having taken all of California through aggressive expansion and is looking to colonise [[VivaLasVegas the Mojave Wasteland]].
*** Generally, its government mostly resembles the United States. However, both Aradesh and his daughter Tandi were presidents-for-life (though they did hold regular and mostly fair elections), and the major reason the presidency never became hereditary is that Tandi's son is thicker than a yard of lard. The legislative branch is openly dominated by business interests, and corruption is a fair bit more common than in the modern day US. Still, it's far better than both the pre-war US government and most contenders in the wasteland.

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' [[spoiler:John John Henry Eden]] Eden didn't even try this and he can be talked into killing himself because of it.
*** Likewise Dave, of the Republic of Dave, asks that you help with the election. The five Most of the voters (who are all Dave's relatives; it's more of a family homestead than a country) are inclined to vote for Dave, but the player can perform some election fraud to get somebody else elected, who immediately declares himself dictator for life.
*** [[TakeAThirdOption How about]] [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt The Republic Of Player?]]
*** Or you can rig the election for [[OnlySaneMan Rosie]]
causing Dave to win, since she has throw a much clearer head than anyone else in the republic.
hissy fit and leave.
** There's also the New California Republic. \n*** In ''Fallout'' it is neither a Republic nor California, but Starting out as a small hamlet called Shady Sands, led by WastelandElder Aradesh.
*** In
Aradesh, by ''Fallout2'' the Republic is in place, holds dominion over a decent chunk of [=SoCal=] and is looking at expanding into Nevada, and is generally well-regarded for hunting down raiders and slavers and providing a modicum of stability.
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the north. By ''[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas]]'' it has grown exponentially, having taken all of California through aggressive expansion and is looking to colonise colonize [[VivaLasVegas the Mojave Wasteland]].
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*** Generally, its government mostly resembles They're enerally well-regarded for hunting down raiders, outlawing slavery, and stabilizing the United States. region. However, both Aradesh and his daughter Tandi were presidents-for-life (though Presidents-for-Life (mainly owing to their outstanding popularity; they did hold held regular and mostly fair elections), and the major elections). The only reason the presidency never became Presidency didn't become hereditary is that Tandi's son is thicker than a yard of lard. being dumb as rocks. The legislative branch is openly dominated by business interests, and corruption is a fair bit more common than in the modern day US. Still, it's and red tape are an increasingly major issue, but they're still far better than both the pre-war US government United States and most contenders in the wasteland.their wasteland contemporaries.


* In ''ComicBook/InhumansVsXMen'', after the Terrigen cloud is dispersed by Medusa and prevents anymore Inhumans from being created by it, she proceeds to dismantle the monarchy and reorganizes Inhumanity into a democracy.

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* In ''ComicBook/InhumansVsXMen'', after the Terrigen cloud is dispersed by Medusa and prevents anymore any more Inhumans from being created by it, she proceeds to dismantle the monarchy and reorganizes Inhumanity into a democracy.


* ''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.

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* ''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.


[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] democracy being portrayed as a disaster itself, which is DemocracyIsBad.

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[[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] democracy being portrayed as a disaster itself, which is DemocracyIsBad.


->Once we clean up this mess we're gonna have a town meeting and put his leadership up to vote!
-->-- '''''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs,''''' ''Overheard EnemyChatter from [[IAmAHumanitarian a canniba]]l hunting a 14 year old girl on order from his pedophile leader''


-->-- '''''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs,''''' ''Overheard EnemyChatter from [[IAmAHumanitarian a cannibal hunting a 14 year old girl on order from his pedophile leader''

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-->-- '''''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs,''''' ''Overheard EnemyChatter from [[IAmAHumanitarian a cannibal canniba]]l hunting a 14 year old girl on order from his pedophile leader''

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->Once we clean up this mess we're gonna have a town meeting and put his leadership up to vote!
-->-- '''''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs,''''' ''Overheard EnemyChatter from [[IAmAHumanitarian a cannibal hunting a 14 year old girl on order from his pedophile leader''

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