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** Also there is a largely unseen land called Shara, which is only mentioned in passing. However, in ''The World of Robert Jordan's the Wheel of Time'', he mentions that it is secretly a Magocracy with puppet Muggle rulers. If the Muggle rulers ask too many questions, they tend to have an "[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accident]]".

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** Also there is a largely unseen land called Shara, which is only mentioned in passing. However, in ''The World of Robert Jordan's the Wheel of Time'', he mentions that it is secretly a Magocracy with puppet Muggle rulers. If the Muggle rulers ask too many questions, they tend to have an "[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accident]]".In seven year cycles, each is killed then replaced by another monarch (for unknown reasons).


* The Literature/LandOfOz is this. It's a benevolent dictatorship ruled over by Glinda the Good and Princess Ozma, a fairy. They and the Wizard of Oz are the only ones allowed to do magic in the sequels (to prevent wicked witches from ever rising again), but despite this the plot of pretty much every book starts with someone breaking this law.

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* The Literature/LandOfOz ''Literature/LandOfOz'' is this. It's a benevolent dictatorship ruled over by Glinda the Good and Princess Ozma, a fairy. They and the Wizard of Oz are the only ones allowed to do magic in the sequels (to prevent wicked witches from ever rising again), but despite this the plot of pretty much every book starts with someone breaking this law.



** Also in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', a largely unseen land is Shara, which is only mentioned in passing. However, in The World of Robert Jordan's the Wheel of Time, he mentions that it is secretly a Magocracy with a puppet Muggle leader. If the Muggle leader asks too many questions, they tend to have an 'accident'.

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** Also in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', there is a largely unseen land is called Shara, which is only mentioned in passing. However, in The ''The World of Robert Jordan's the Wheel of Time, Time'', he mentions that it is secretly a Magocracy with a puppet Muggle leader. rulers. If the Muggle leader asks rulers ask too many questions, they tend to have an 'accident'."[[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accident]]".


* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has the canonical examples of [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles the White Council]] and the [[Franchise/HarryPotter various Ministries of Magic]], though they only rule magical people -- indeed, the White Council is structured to limit the possibility of this as much as possible, and their main focus is preventing various other supernatural powers from doing this as much as possible. They don't always have that much luck, as both the Red and White Courts of Vampires extend their influence globally. The former are heavily intertwined with the politics of more corrupt Central and South American nations, as well as moving in to exploit less stable corrupt nations elsewhere, the latter having serious PsychicPowers and positively living for scheming and intrigue, focusing on so-called Developed nations that sensibly don't -- or until recently, didn't -- believe in magic. However, they've been opposed by organisations such as SHIELD and [=MI13=], and since TheMasquerade is steadily falling apart, MugglePower is starting to come to the fore, with magical governments in the US having been brought to heel by SHIELD, and [=MI13=] doing the same to the British Minister of Magic during the series.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has the canonical examples of [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles the White Council]] and the [[Franchise/HarryPotter various Ministries of Magic]], though they only rule magical people -- indeed, the White Council is structured to limit the possibility of this as much as possible, and their main focus is preventing various other supernatural powers from doing this as much as possible. They don't always have that much luck, as with both the Red and White Courts of Vampires extend their influence globally. The former are heavily intertwined with the politics of more corrupt Central and South American nations, as well as moving in to exploit less stable corrupt nations elsewhere, the latter having serious PsychicPowers and positively living for scheming and intrigue, focusing on so-called Developed nations that sensibly don't -- or influence (in the former case, until recently, didn't -- believe [[spoiler: Strange wipes them out in magic.chapter 52 of the sequel]]), and Victor von Doom rising to power in Latveria and extending his power across a chaotic Eastern Europe. However, they've been opposed by organisations such as SHIELD and [=MI13=], and since TheMasquerade is steadily falling apart, MugglePower is starting to come to the fore, with magical governments in the US having been brought to heel by SHIELD, and [=MI13=] doing the same to the British Minister of Magic during the series.


* Tar Valon in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', governed by the Aes Sedai.
** Also, the Aes Sedai (especially the Blue Ajah) tend to meddle in the political affairs of the rest of the world, and many rulers willingly keep the counsel of an Aes Sedai advisor.

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Tar Valon in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', is governed by the Aes Sedai.
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Sedai. Also, the Aes Sedai (especially the Blue Ajah) tend to meddle in the political affairs of the rest of the world, and many rulers willingly keep the counsel of an Aes Sedai advisor.


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* ''Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia'': Dathomir is wholly ruled by different Witch clans using the Force (they believe that it's magic), with muggles (or men generally, as only female Witches exist) as their slaves or servants.


** The Psijic Order is one on their home island of Artaeum. They are governed by a magical council led by the Ritemaster (or Loremaster in some sources). The oldest monastic group in Tamriel, the Psijic Order is a secretive MagicalSociety founded during the ancient times by an Aldmeri ({{Precursors}} to the modern [[OurElvesAreBetter races of Mer]]) sect who rejected the transition to Aedra worship from ancestor worship, known to them as the "Old Way" or "Elder Way." Their order is highly [[RenownedSelectiveMentor selective]] and they practice SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic which allows them to perform feats (make their island disappear, freeze time, astral project, etc.) that no other group in Tamriel can match (save for the extinct [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]]).

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** The Psijic Order is one on their home island of Artaeum. They are governed by a magical council led by the Ritemaster (or Loremaster in some sources). The oldest monastic group in Tamriel, the Psijic Order is a secretive MagicalSociety founded during the ancient times by an Aldmeri ({{Precursors}} to the modern [[OurElvesAreBetter [[OurElvesAreDifferent races of Mer]]) sect who rejected the transition to Aedra worship from ancestor worship, known to them as the "Old Way" or "Elder Way." Their order is highly [[RenownedSelectiveMentor selective]] and they practice SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic which allows them to perform feats (make their island disappear, freeze time, astral project, etc.) that no other group in Tamriel can match (save for the extinct [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]]).

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* ''Literature/TheArtsOfDarkAndLight'':
** The [[SorcerousOverlord Witchkings]] effectively made their empire a state ruled by mages, since their magic was a racial trait, carried by the ruling overcaste. They also had lesser, baseline human wizards (who were not Witchkings proper, although sometimes mistaken for such by others) serving them as officers and officials.
** Downplayed with [[TheEmpire Savondir]]. Their empire is a hereditary monarchy (under a non-magical dynasty), but their magical corps (basically a StateSec, including a PraetorianGuard) is nonetheless extremely powerful in their society, much like the Party in a more modern totalitarian state.

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* ''Literature/ImpracticalMagic'': Istima, the Six Court Academy, is both a wildly powerful MagicSchool and a city-state unto itself. Though all the leaders are mages, and powerful, the trope is subverted. At some point wizards become so powerful that having a job, needing to afford food, and the approval of regular mortals means nothing to them. As such they stop teaching and abandon their important influential jobs to take the best parts of the BigLabyrinthineBuilding and slowly fade into history as they do incomprehensible things. No one is sure if they died, become gods, teleported away, are on multi-millennia astral projection trips, or if there are higher levels of the school. They just know that it's dangerous, boobie trapped, and anytime orders comes down from a high tower that it must be obeyed.


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* ''Literature/ImpracticalMagic'': Istima, the Six Court Academy, is both a wildly powerful MagicSchool and a city-state unto itself. Though all the leaders are mages, and powerful, the trope is subverted. At some point wizards become so powerful that having a job, needing to afford food, and the approval of regular mortals means nothing to them. As such they stop teaching and abandon their important influential jobs to take the best parts of the BigLabyrinthineBuilding and slowly fade into history as they do incomprehensible things. No one is sure if they died, become gods, teleported away, are on multi-millennia astral projection trips, or if there are higher levels of the school. They just know that it's dangerous, boobie trapped, and anytime orders comes down from a high tower that it must be obeyed.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/ThundarrTheBarbarian'', there is a Council of Wizards, which is never depicted onscreen, but which the young wizard Artemus is very keen to impress. It is implied that there is at least some kind of loose government consisting of powerful wizards, although the overall system would appear to be [[FeudalFuture feudal]], with the wizards being akin to allied rulers at best, and ordinary humans as their serfs or slaves.


* In ''Manga/BlackClover'' the Clover Kingdom is ruled by the king from the royal Kira family. The kingdom's legal authority is the Magic Parliament, who are a group of royals and nobles. The kingdom's military are the Magic Knights, comprised of chosen mages divided into squads with captains who all follow the Wizard King, the strongest Magic Knight who has more influence than the unpopular king. The society of the kingdom itself is dominated by nobility, who are all born with great magical power and look down on peasants as a result.

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* In ''Manga/BlackClover'' the Clover Kingdom is ruled by the king from the royal Kira family. The kingdom's legal authority is the Magic Parliament, who are a group of royals and nobles. The kingdom's military are the Magic Knights, comprised of chosen mages divided into squads with captains who all follow the Wizard King, the strongest Magic Knight who has more influence than the unpopular king. The society of the kingdom itself is dominated by nobility, who are all born with great magical power and look down on commoners and peasants as a result.

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* In ''Manga/BlackClover'' the Clover Kingdom is ruled by the king from the royal Kira family. The kingdom's legal authority is the Magic Parliament, who are a group of royals and nobles. The kingdom's military are the Magic Knights, comprised of chosen mages divided into squads with captains who all follow the Wizard King, the strongest Magic Knight who has more influence than the unpopular king. The society of the kingdom itself is dominated by nobility, who are all born with great magical power and look down on peasants as a result.

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* ''Literature/WizardOfYurt'': In the East, wizards also rule, unlike within the Western kingdoms.


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Contrast MugglePower.


** The wizards of Unseen University set up a magical dictatorship in ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}''. The results are not pretty. No one seems surprised, as any point in history wizards have been in power rather than being coddled and overfed to (mostly) harmless old codgers tends to result in problems. The only reason it seems to not happen anymore is a social paradigm shift rather than recent wizards being any nicer.

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** The wizards of Unseen University set up a magical dictatorship in ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}''.''Literature/{{Sourcery}}''. The results are not pretty. No one seems surprised, as any point in history wizards have been in power rather than being coddled and overfed to (mostly) harmless old codgers tends to result in problems. The only reason it seems to not happen anymore is a social paradigm shift rather than recent wizards being any nicer.

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* ''Literature/TheReluctantKing'': [[spoiler:Vorko]] and his compatriots had planned to establish one across the states of Novaria, after he purges the wizards opposing him. Karadur, who had been his friend, is appalled and stops this. Supposedly, it would have been to spread magic for everyone's benefit. He would have been in charge of course, and indicates he'll only ''really'' have people who he'd chosen to use magic.

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