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8-26-2011 @ 1:46PM
You forgot the dwarves, draenei, worgen, and blood elves!Worgen and blood elves both seem to be monarchies, though not absolute. From the Silvermoon article, it seems that the mages in Elfistan had some input.Dwarves also seem to be a monarchy, but there are references to a Senate, so it's also not absolute.Draenei...seem to be a much nicer version of whatever the night elves have.
8-26-2011 @ 2:30PM
I have to agree that draenei and night elf societies are theocracies.Law is boring to me, so I'm usually not interested in this column. (Nothing personal, Mat.) I'm sure glad I took a look at this one. Woo, lore stuff! :D
8-26-2011 @ 3:22PM
I'm going to do more of them next week!
8-26-2011 @ 3:44PM
Dwarves were a monarchy but are now lead by a council split between different racial sects.
8-26-2011 @ 4:39PM
@Audreyr: I would count the dwarves still as a monarchy, just one in the midst of a succession crisis. The council is basically an attempt to avoid a civil war between the Bronzebeards and the Thaurissians; while technically Moira's son might be the heir, the rest of the Bronzebeards could raise issues of legitimacy, in which case Muradin is the rightful heir.That, btw, would be a truly excellent column for next week, explaining the Ironforge succession.
8-26-2011 @ 4:43PM
I'd always considered the Draenei to be somewhat socialistic with a high emphasis on egalitarianism. Velen rules but their entire society seems to have given themselves over to the Naaru's crusade against the Burning Legion. Velen governs at behest of the Naaru with that singular goal in mind.
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