ParanoidGamer said:No it's not.captainjack23 said:So, it looks to me like the assumption in the GT table is exactly what you are arguing for. Unification over division.
All I'm saying is start with a totally different human culture, (or ours after another say, 1500 to 2,000 years), who's to say they might not be better at working out differences... How does huge interstellar imperium come into being while allowing the factions on any individual world to just keep going at each other? (Yes, the Imperium doesn't get involved in intraplanetary wars unless they are thought to have an effect on the Imperium itself.
anyway, the point is just because with our meger TL 6/7 world (based on the LBB3 tech table) cant figure out how to do better at building a working world gov't doesn't mean other worlds (or even us in another 1,000+ years) couldn't do that.
On LBB3 and the Govt/LL, I don't like it... it assumes that only large population planets can have world gov't, and such. I look at getting a max roll/minimum roll and then applying the minimum/maximum modifier on it. Large pop worlds are more likely to be basically oppressive gov'ts and lower pop worlds (even with pops in the millions) are more likely to have something closer to feudal or a multi-nationalistic society. while it might be hard for our world to have such a situation, a TL 8/9 could conceivably establish a world gov't that is some form of democracy/republic (USA is actually a republic not a true democracy). Instantaneous communications and rapid travel makes that quite easy.
Unfortunately this begs the question, do we go with a bunch of tables for the interrelation of possibilities, some better guidance on what is most likely in order to allow GM's the ability to do some manual validation of random rolls (or some other method)
Wait. Only high pop worlds are united ?
Ave Pop =5, so GT roll = 2d6-2
Ave GT roll = 5 Feudal technocracy (whatever that is...).
Balkanized (many world govs) is on a 9 ; 11% of the possible rolls.
One world govt.89%
GT roll w/. high pop 2d6+3
Average GT= GT 10 (nasty ass dictatorship IIRC)
Balkanized (type 7) on a 4 or 8% of the rolls.
one world 92%.
Low pop = 2
GT roll w/. low pop 2d6-5
Ave roll is 2 (participatory demos, IIRC)
Balkanization is still a possible result on a 12 (3%) ....even with less than a thousand people. So 97% world governement , more than on a High Pop world.
When there are less than 100 people on the world (pop =1/0) balkanization becomes impossible. Probably quite reasonable......
Pop 12 even has balkanized as a result with a roll of a 2 (2d6+5)...and I'm not even sure if that rating is possible by the rules.
And all these rolls are independent of tech.
So, I guess I don't understand your point about unified worlds and population and Tech...or one of us is misremembering the rules ?