Government run only by members of Abnegation?

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Re: Government run only by members of Abnegation?

Post by jvez »

A government run by the abnegation may seem idealistic, but it will also lead to various complications. They are indeed humble and kind, but in reality, when it comes to politics, I don't think humility would suffice. They would still need the help and support of the other factions, and I don't any of the other factions, especially the Erudites, would bow down just like that. I think it's best if people elect a ruling party instead, composed of members from different factions.

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Post by dorebri2020 »

I do believe that the other factions should be involved in a governmental system, but I do think that Abnegation should lead the group. With all factions being involved, there would be a good balance between all the necessary traits. As for knowledge being corruptive, I believe that this is only true in some cases. More knowledge can lead to a will for power, but it can also lead to tools and advancements that can help others. Therefore, I don´t think it is all bad.
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Post by rumik »

It's not a bad idea to have those that are naturally the most selfless in charge of the government, which is usually not run by selfless people. But others also deserve a chance I'd say.

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Post by Atara Miles »

Since it came down to it, Abnegation really was the best choice for a ruling faction, though I still think each faction should have been given a spot to balance it out. Abnegation is selfless, so out of the five they had more of a positive implication and would be less rash when making city decisions.

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