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Constitution Discussion : Article C, form of Government

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Demo Game V: Citizens' started by DaveShack, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    This is our fairly standard form of government article. There were some comments on whether we want to stick with it, please discuss!

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    Article C.  The government will consist of the Executive Branch, 
                Legislative Branch and Judicial Branch.
    
     
  2. Sarevok

    Sarevok Civ3 Scenario Creator

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  3. Epimethius

    Epimethius Wish I Hadn't Been Here

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    What other branches could there be? :p
     
  4. zorven

    zorven 12,000 Suns

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    Drop the Legislative branch - it serves no purpose.
     
  5. Bill_in_PDX

    Bill_in_PDX Grumpy Submariner

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    Agree, who is in the Legislative branch, and what do they do?

    If the answer is nothing/no one, then lets dump it.
     
  6. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Night Elven Ghost Agent

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    I thought the legislative branch consisted of the Govenors who acted like the senate. I disagree on removing the legislative branch of the government.
     
  7. Black_Hole

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    they dont have anything to do now that the minister of finace is brought into the demogame, but mayb they could override a single governor's queue when they believe it wouldnt help the nation
     
  8. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Night Elven Ghost Agent

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    Should the govenors at least act like senators when a law is going to be passed? Much like the US Senate does.
     
  9. Black_Hole

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    mayb new laws should be passed by congress and also the congress could take care of build queues for a governor when he gone/there is no governor
     
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    GenMarshall Night Elven Ghost Agent

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    Ill draw up some ideas for a congress for the demogame. I have to make sure that there are enough checks and ballances though ;).
     
  11. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    I dont believe the legislative branch should be dropped.

    *on a side note however* how close are we to completing the constitutional talks before we actually start the game, this constitutional talk while i admit needs to be done(maybe not in such detail) but it is definately turning of new people to the demogame.
     
  12. zorven

    zorven 12,000 Suns

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    And who is Congress? The citizens. So why have a branch of goverment made up of all citizens? It makes no sense.

    And if a governor does not post instructions, then the DP decides.
     
  13. Black_Hole

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    sry, i meant senate
     
  14. Epimethius

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    The Legislative is the people. This is a democracy, and thus they should have a rather large part in the government. Giving them a whole branch seems fair. They have everything to do, because they are the demo in demogame.
     
  15. Black_Hole

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    look here:http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=70898

    as you see, the legistlature was made up of the congress(people) and senate(governors)
     
  16. Epimethius

    Epimethius Wish I Hadn't Been Here

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    Well, contrary to the impression giving by most countries, one-house legislatures do exist. If the legislative is dissolved, than the people have no part in the government, and we have an oligarchy.
     
  17. DaveShack

    DaveShack Inventor Retired Moderator

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    Do we actually need to list the branches of government? Could this largely useless article be removed entirely?
     
  18. Black_Hole

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    that is a good point, why state the branches when we will define them in the articles to follow?
     
  19. Rik Meleet

    Rik Meleet Top predator Retired Moderator

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    I've never seen a branch doing something; just offices and citizens.
     
  20. GenMarshall

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    I thought branches are just definitions for a specific offices like the Ministries are in the Executive and the Judges are in the Judicary. :coffee:
     

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