GM Dictionary: Governments #18

As we get on with the GM Dictionary entries, there are plenty of topics which include words I cannot say I understand well enough. Designing my homebrew worlds has made me realized I don’t have a great vocabulary for governments / political bodies. Sure I know plenty of words, but I wouldn’t say I could define them all properly. So, for April I am sharing government-related words. Many you will recognize and some you might not. Remember that these are complex topics and this series, perhaps more than any other, is one where there is plenty more to look into and my brevity might cross the line into an oversimplification. Still, I hope it is a good baseline!


Feudalism

While specific definitions and technical associations are in dispute even today, this is generally the rulership of a land of those who own it. The common people are generally granted the ability to utilize the land at a cost. In addition to being given the ability to make a living, they are also granted a measure of protection by the ruling class who are also the military class.


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