Jim Huang (tyhuang@OCF.Berkeley.EDU)
Mon, 19 Feb 2001 14:21:52 -0800
On 19 Feb 2001, at 13:22, -Z- wrotf:
> > 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.
> If we're talking about Engeist Ronah, my information was that he
> became vice-president of the Colony Management Corporation in April
> 0110 -- nothing about campaigning or being elected to public office.
ISBN4-04-410134-5 page 29
He was elected to Fed Assem. Raised to minister level position.
Seems to be given a CMC gig as some sort of retirement
arrangement. And guess who took his place?
> If we're talking about Hauserie Ronah, my information is that his
> proposed "Earth Preservation Measure" and "Measure to Abolish
> Excessive Medical Care" -- essentially, kick everyone off the planet
And use orbital laser to enforce them from orbit.
> who doesn't absolutely have to live there and deny medical treatment
> to those who don't contribute more than it costs to keep them alive --
I don't think there were any cost consideration in that bill, just
banning excess life-extension treatments in general, and seniors in
particular. Also incentives for people who elect to undergo
> were rejected in April 0113 and he was subsequently assassinated in UC
> 0118. Again, nothing about how he got on the Federation Assembly,
> only that he proposed legislation for it.
He was elected in ibid, page 48. Basiclly, he was elected because
his family, the connection, the money, and his marriage to a
supermarket chain heiress. Of course, he is also much more
reliable, smart, and deligent compare to his sister. He was
assassinated in his second term, after he reintroduced "Earth
> If you've got more details from the novelizations, particularly names
> and dates, let's hear them and I'll update my timeline.
No mention of years. And I think you already got the names.
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