Talk:List of countries by system of government

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This isn't a bad idea but, in general, it's considered that the RL world isn't a part of the NS one. And this is an encyclopedia of the NS world. Also, articles like Democracy and Monarchy include (short) lists for their own types of government. If we're to keep this, I would suggest removing all references to RL nations. Aridd 19:30, 12 November 2006 (GMT)

There's two sides of the discussion; I happen to subscribe to the side that says that a lot of the NS countries present today couldn't have been formed without other RL nations (the USSR, the UK, etc.). Might I inquire as to what needs cleaning up, as well? Blast 12.11.06 1439 (UTC -5)
Ah, I see. It isn't exclusively RL, however; just predominantly that way (note Pushistymistan), since I haven't sifted through the 198+ countries on here yet. Blast 12.11.06 1440 (UTC -5)
I would advocate for just having NS nations in here, with possibly for some RL examples. Ceorana was formed from Real World nations, and believes in their existence like you suggested, but that doesn't mean lists of nationstates nations should include RL nations; RL nations would dwarf the list. I'd suggest linking to the corresponding WP one. Ceoranta 19:53, 12 November 2006 (GMT)
Even with 1.6 million plus countries on NS? :/ I'm asking because I don't know the ratio of gameplay nations and puppets that don't really do anything to RP nations. Perhaps, though, the linking is a good idea; this promises to get very, very long, very, very quickly. Blast 12.11.06 1517 (UTC -5)
I think each section should be divided into two parts. The first should include real life examples, and the second stick to NationStates countries. Mikitivity 06:50, 13 November 2006 (GMT)
I say we should Remove the RL countries and link to the WP list, per Ceo. BTW, there is only are 150K living nations. the 1.6 is how many there have been altoghether, both alive and deceased. --swilatia 20:46, 12 November 2006 (GMT)
I agree. Link to the Wikipedia list, but don't include RL countries in this one. Aridd 23:24, 12 November 2006 (GMT)

Incidentally, Ariddia isn't "semi-presidential" under the definition provided. The Prime Secretary is both head of State and head of government (i.e., head of the Council of Secretaries). Also, while San Adriano is undoubtedly a constitutional monarchy, with a figurehead monarch, there is no Prime Minister, contrary to the description of that category (there's a Parliament, but no Cabinet/ministries; Parliament is small enough to govern on its own). All this has made me think that the descriptions should probably be amended to take into account the specifics of NS nations (as opposed to RL ones), even if it's just to modulate the statements a bit. Aridd 23:34, 12 November 2006 (GMT)

// sigh // Sorry, but that's what I got out of your page. Blast 12.11.06 2307 (UTC -5)
Don't apologise; I'm not criticising. In fact, thanks for adding them. I was making a point: that the categories and descriptions which fit in RL don't necessarily quite fit in NS. Which is another reason why this article shouldn't try to combine the two. I still believe the article in itself is a good idea, if it deals with just NS. Aridd 09:07, 13 November 2006 (GMT)
So, shall we remove the RL countries then? --swilatia 13:23, 2 December 2006 (GMT)