(A necessary refresher for this article, or it likely won’t make sense: The Different Types Of Government Forms By Power Source)
Internal division brought about by the rulers is uniquely problematic to the rule by many framework of government.
After a rule by few arrives, the centralizer objective becomes the exact opposite: harmony. It gets even more obvious with a rule by one. What king would want their own nation in disarray? They want harmony within their realm. The same occurs under the few. The only deviation is the rule by many.
In a rule by few, they already have power, so they want stabilization for the continuation of their power. Of course, some internal division still occurs while the intra-few groups fight for dominance, but it is minimal in comparison. Under a rule by one, it’s especially important that everything is cohesive and united, so the factions cannot target the one.
In a rule by many, the centralizers do not yet have full power, so they do not desire internal cohesion and stabilization so they can use the chaos to gain power.
The rule by many is the only framework that has cataclysmic internal division and self-destructive intra-national conflicts.
These conflicts often will end with the secession, balkanization, or civil war of the territory to resolve if not first repaired by a rule by few. And rapidly after the transition.
This is just another example of how the rule by many framework can be far deadlier for the long-term survival of a national people (the nation, not the state) than the other two. National people can come back from a dictator, even a Holodomer or a Cultural Leap Forward.
They cannot return from a spiritual descent and national balkanization. Or from a national extermination and ethnic replacement, which appears to be happening in most Western rule by many nations.
The state might, but the nation won’t.
Just something to keep in mind when comparing the legacy frameworks. The only one that has internal division, of the existential-threat kind I am describing, is the rule by many.
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