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Old 15 Dec 2005, 08:49   #1 (permalink)
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What if the Tau Empire became Republic?

What would you think if the Tau Empire became a Rebulic instead of ruling like an empire........any opinions?


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Asking for trouble...

The Fire Caste would want a agressively militant leader in charge, while the Water Caste would want a more conservative, diplomatic person in charge, etc...
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yeah could lead to trouble with fire caste as the more aggressive type it only lead to civil war between all the castes and the break down in of the Tau.
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Default Re: What if the Tau Empire became Republic?

In a way, it already is. You have the Ethereals, who overall, rule the rest of the Tau. Each other caste has their representatives, who along with the ethereals, form a council etc to discuss matters. Have a look at Fire Warrior (book).

They are probably considered an empire as an area of space, where you have the Tau, but also a whole lot of other races under Tau rule, and territories controlled by each race and overall by the Tau etc.
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Yeah true in away the are like a republic but they consider themselves to be an Empire, thats why the next codex is going to be called the 'Tau Empire'.
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Default Re: What if the Tau Empire became Republic?

As I said above - they basically have an empire now, of not only their race (Tau), but also a whole bunch of other races (kroot, vespids, and other races that haven't been seen on the tabletop) and their respective territories. It doesn't necessarily mean their rank/caste structure has changed, rather, I consider it refers to the races and territories under the 'Tau' umbrella.
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Old 15 Dec 2005, 11:09   #7 (permalink)
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attulty to make matters confusing they are more like a tecnocracy

tecnocracy* is where those who have succesful are those in power. so if you good at science you will go up in power relvent to science ( i think the portaugse had this a long time ago)

republic is where you vote for some one to represent you polticaly (e.g. ameraica).

democracy is where every one votes and then majourity decided (e.g. fairy land. it has never happen any where)

i not sure what an empire, attual means. but tau are definetly not a republic

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Default Re: What if the Tau Empire became Republic?

I'm not sure I'd want to vote someone in to resent me, but then again...

The technocracy idea: if thats how it works then it seems quite likely thats how the Tau do it. Whoever's best to lead or spearhead or whatever anything will be the one to do it(reliant mainly upon Ethereal judgement).

Republic? Just doesn't sound gothic enough

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WHAT IS THIS! . The way you guys makes it that the tau empire sounds like star wars or something.
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Old 15 Dec 2005, 17:18   #10 (permalink)
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Well, in one way it is. The Tau empire has other races in it like the vespid, human, demiurg, nisaccar, they are all within the empire under the ruing council of Ethereals. so this is some what related to the old republic of star wars only the people don't elect their representatives
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