Talk:Government of the Twelve Colonies

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Plan

In order to integrate this article into the Twelve Colonies series, I intend to:

I don't think fleet-specific information should remain here long term, as it probably deserves an article of its own - "Government of the Fleet" or somesuch - but that can wait until we put together a parallel Fleet Topics series, which is rather low on my to-do list. In the meantime, this remains the best place for both pre- and post-holocaust government information. --Peter Farago 16:38, 18 September 2005 (EDT)

Italized Conventions in this Article

When comparing and contrasting the Colonial way to the US way of government, items were marked in italics. Should this be the way we note non-show components of this article. Peter's revert of items that, based on previous items in the article, should have been italized as well, confuses me. Spencerian 11:38, 20 October 2005 (EDT)

I see your point. The phrase is "Numerous civil liberties are guaranteed under the Articles of Colonization, many of them apparently analogous to the United States Bill of Rights."
The first half of that sentence is directly related to the Colonies, and shouldn't be italicized. It's simple enough to split that up. --Peter Farago 14:41, 20 October 2005 (EDT)

People's Council

I'm guessing that the People's Council mentioned by Baltar is probably the lower house (elected proportionally) alluded to in RDM's blog. I'd like to add a tentatively worded comment to that effect, but wanted to mention it here first. Anyone else have thoughts? --Peter Farago 01:42, 11 March 2006 (CST)

Sounds good to me. Let's do it. --Homeworld616 23:47, 3 July 2006 (CDT)

Parallels and a Notes Section

I was recently reading John A. Garraty's The American Nation and I see a lot of parallels between the Colonial legislative branch, it's relationship with the Executive Branch and the rudimentary governments of the American Colonies. Worth noting in a notes section, perhaps? What do you all think? --Homeworld616 23:53, 3 July 2006 (CDT)

I don't think we've seen enough of the system to draw many conclusions. --Peter Farago 04:35, 4 July 2006 (CDT)
Right. Those parallels just jumped out at me, that's all. Perhaps we can return to this when (and if) we see more of the governmental system. --Homeworld616 12:30, 4 July 2006 (CDT)
Not really no. Actually RDM has kind of said in his blog that he's made them a mix of the current American government (for that "they're us" feel) but to destinguish them also added in that they're not quite as secular as we are, sort of with the religious branch advising stuff, not really that different but sort of how the British House of Lords is a remnant of an earlier system. I don't think we need a change on that. --The Merovingian (C - E) 13:52, 4 July 2006 (CDT)