Jim Huang (tyhuang@OCF.Berkeley.EDU)
Mon, 19 Feb 2001 11:54:28 -0800

On 18 Feb 2001, at 22:08, -Z- wrotf:

> As has been noted in previous posts, the Federation is not a
> democracy, although it has a democratic assembly of sorts. It's more
> of an oligarchy. In the entire Gundam saga, there has never been a
> single instance of an election or re-election campaign -- the Powers
> That Be simply are. While votes are taken by members of the assembly,
> there is no hint of any constituency beyond their immediate backers
> and stakeholders, which don't appear to include the people at large.

Nadia Rohna's elder brother did run to represent the whole side 2
and won. Of course, he won because it's his "family business."
And even for elite like him, radical idea can result in death.

Jim Huang

Gundam Mailing List Archives are available at http://gundam.aeug.org/

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.0b3 on Tue Feb 20 2001 - 04:55:06 JST