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Re: [GZG] Midgard Herding 2183

From: "john tailby" <John_Tailby@x...>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 22:16:25 +1200
Subject: Re: [GZG] Midgard Herding 2183

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Has a strong economy.
Apart from selling high tech weapons (never a good long term strategy)
most arms suppliers don't export top end arms except to trusted allies.

So what does this place make that people want to buy and what does it
need from other people?

How does the economy support a high level of government spending in
arms? Most economies that spend lots on arms have very low levels of
investment in civilian infrastructure. 

Why would the people vote for higher taxes that get spent on military
items that could be spent on things like health care?

Where does the ruling family get it's money from? Do they control
valuable minerals or hold a trade monopoly to maintain their wealth? If
so how do the other elected rulers feel about this source of wealth?

What happens when a prime minister is elected during the 8 year term of
the Herred and their term continues into the next Herred? 

This place sounds like a powder keg about ready to blow. All it needs is
for the king to have a law overruled by the Athling and the Athling
might decide that they don't need them any more and could better direct
the resources controlled by the king without interference.

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  Sent: Friday, August 04, 2006 11:41 AM
  Subject: [GZG] Midgard Herding 2183

       The Midgard Herding (or The Midgard Province) is made up of
currently 5 Planets in 4 star system, each considered a Herred (or
administrative district), with a fairly strong home system defense
fleet.	In 2101 the power Midgard Herding, formal broke away from the
EU, but in the confusion with the NSL and FSE breaking up the EU little
notice was taken by rest of the society. 

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