Political roster of the Khanid Kingdom

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Template:Fiction The political roster of the Khanid Kingdom, or some would speak of the political powers blocs, can be slice in to two dimensions. First, along the vertical level, with its political groups; secondly, along on a social level, with its royal castes. Each power bloc has is own goals, affiliation and tools to influence royal politics. On the vertical axis can the Kingdom be generally divided into five blocs of opinions. On a social level — along the royal castes — can the Kingdom be as well divided into several blocs. Those castes have strict rules and traditions, which also shapes the political landscape. Visitors should understand that those groups aren't mostly made of people which have by choice associating oneself with a political group. It is more the case that the hierarchical feudal system — with its alliances and castes — bounds you to a certain bloc. Within the capsuleer caste are those boundaries not the same and a "free" align to a certain group is more likely.


Political Groups[edit]

Zealots
Unionists
Royalists
Determinists
Corporatists

In the Kingdom exist five main political groups. Those political group are result of the Kingdoms history and cultural transformation. The political compass has two main axes. One is along foreign policy questions, which are mainly about the ties with the Amarr Empire. The second axis is along cultural norms. Over its history the Kingdom had become a surreal mix, because it upholds many of the traditions of Amarr society, but has also wholeheartedly embraced the customs of the Caldari.<ref name=culture>Khanid Kingdom Description: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Category:Khanid_Kingdom</ref>


The main political groups are the:


Royal Castes[edit]

The royal castes are social groups, which are constrained by law (privileges and/or disadvantages) and clearly separated from each other. Their rights and privileges, which shapes greatly their political goals, are subject of politics. On the top of the caste pyramid stands the King, followed by the royal family, and holders. On the next level are the vast majority of people, the commoners; which can wildly range in their wealth, influence and power. The clergy inside the Kingdom doesn't play a large role as political group. For example slaves are formost seen as working forces<ref name=NKKs>News: Khanid Kingdom strenously denies ill treatment of slaves: http://community.eveonline.com/news/news-channels/world-news/khanid-kingdom-strenuously-denies-ill-treatment-of-slaves/</ref> and secondly as individuals in need of salvation.<ref>Slavery. Khanid Kingdom. Societal View: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Slavery#Societal_View_2</ref> Additionally, there is no Theology Council or centralized religious authority in the Kingdom aside from the King, so the Kingdom Holders assume many of the duties undertaken by the priesthood in the Empire.<ref name=HHitKK>Holders. Holders in the Khanid Kingdom: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Holders#Holders_in_the_Khanid_Kingdom</ref>

Notable is that the Order of St. Tetrimon was exiled from the Empire by Heideran VII. But it managed to remain active in the Khanid Kingdom, where Khanid II allowed it to remain legal for political reasons.<ref>Chronicle: The Cult of Tetrimon: http://community.eveonline.com/backstory/chronicles/the-cult-of-tetrimon/</ref>


Megacorporations[edit]

The Kingdom is not just a playground for inter-corporate disputes and corporate power plays of Caldari megacorporations,<ref>CBD Accuses Ishukone of Unfair Competition in the Khanid Kingdom: http://community.eveonline.com/news/news-channels/eve-online-news/cbd-accuses-ishukone-of-unfair-competition-in-the-khanid-kingdom/</ref> it is also the playground for the native companies. The Khanid corporations and their special interest organisations are an important political interest group, which try to influence the government but do not hold power in the government. Nevertheless, they try to be part of the process of policy formulation and state action. Visitors should know, that Khanid II is in name undisputed ruler of his realm. But there are also a number of powerful magnates and inter-stellar traders which attempt to check-and-balance or dilute national power and influence.<ref name=kingdom>Chronicle: The Khanid Kingdom: http://community.eveonline.com/backstory/chronicles/the-khanid-kingdom/</ref>


Heretics[edit]

The Kingdom has fair share of illegal political, religious sekts, as well as secret societies, and revolutionary activists. The most infamous ones are: Equilibrium of Mankind, Sani Sabik; and the gruesome Sani Sabik cult: The Blood Raiders.


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