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Monarchy is the answer. Or some similar sort of strong-man government, maybe with some rudimentary rules about hereditary succession that are ignored any time the king's son isn't strong enough

Germanic tribes used to have an elected monarchy and that carried into the 19th century with the Holy Roman Empire.

Economics is politics by other means

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Aug 23rd, 2011 at 02:35:37 AM EST
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