Welcome to this week’s Craft Post. For anyone new, we are in a massive Worldbuilding series. If you would like to get caught up, you can find all the posts under the Worldbuilding link in the toolbar. Today is a good day to be new. We are starting a new sub-series on Government. Let’s dive in.

Oh boy, Government. This is a tricky topic to tackle. This topic isn’t just as simple of a topic like others. To list a few things what is involved in this topic:

  • Types of Government
  • Power structure
  • Branches of Government
  • Politics
  • Taxes
  • Crime/Legal System
  • Foreign Relations
  • Military
  • Economics

That is just a brief list. A government is involved in every part of the lands territory. Unless you live in an Anarchy. We already covered Economics, you can find those posts here. This is a very large topic. We will cover all these areas in the list, but how we will go about that I have yet to decide. Mostly Criminal/ Legal System and Military will probably be different sub-series. For today, I just want to cover what a Government is. Next week we will talk about types of Governments.

What is a Government?

According to Dictionary.com: Government

  1. The political direction and control exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies, and states; the direction of the affairs of a state, community, etc.; political administration.
  2. The form or system of rule by which a state, community, etc., is governed.
  3. The governing body of persons in a state, community, etc.; administration.

Wikipedia: Government

A government is a system by which a state or community is controlled. In the case of this broad associative definition, government normally consists of legislators, administrators, and arbitrators. Government is the means by which state policy is enforced, as well as the mechanism for determining the policy of the state.

You could say that any form of a power structure, is a type of government. However, most only apply to those areas they oversee not a nation. Families, business, etc. are similar, just how far the power stretches is limited. The question becomes what type of government structure do you take? We aren’t covering this, today but when it comes to families it is more of a dictatorship. With parents rule is final.

We could cover different types of Government structures, but I wanted to just focus on what a Government is. With the Holiday Weekend, I didn’t want to go to deep. Next week we will go over types of governments and possibly structure of Government. Until then, have a good rest of the week. Enjoy Black Friday Shopping.

Monday, I post a Weekly Writing Wrap-up for my writing week. I will focus on how NaNoWriMo and other parts of writing. Until then.



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