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Author Topic: Turf Wars, Part 3 speculation thread [SPOILERS from Parts 1 & 2!]  (Read 1157 times)
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« on: Jan 17, 2018 06:35 am »

If you have read Turf Wars Parts 1 & 2 and wish to speculate on what happens next in Part 3, please do so here. As usual, all forum rules apply.
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 08, 2018 06:28 am »

Omg I thought I unlocked the official discussion thread for Part 2 already. It has been unlocked now.
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 13, 2018 02:08 pm »

Looks like Irene Koh has done an Ask Me Anything in regards to her comic work:
https://www.reddit.com/r/TheLastAirbender/comments/83kg3o/ama_im_irene_koh_illustrator_and_artist_on_the/

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« Reply #3 on: Mar 14, 2018 11:57 am »

I think the election is not going to be settled yet, unless they have a really quick election system.
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 14, 2018 12:13 pm »

I think the election is not going to be settled yet, unless they have a really quick election system.

IIRC, Raiko was elected within two months (between the end of Book 1 and start of Book 2), so yeah, they do have a really quick election system.
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« Reply #5 on: Mar 14, 2018 07:39 pm »

I think the election is not going to be settled yet, unless they have a really quick election system.

IIRC, Raiko was elected within two months (between the end of Book 1 and start of Book 2), so yeah, they do have a really quick election system.

So they like Canada, or England?
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« Reply #6 on: Mar 21, 2018 05:33 pm »

I'm not sure RC has had The Vote long enough to say what their system is. Previously, they were ruled by representatives from the other nations, ruling RC as a glorified joint colony. Raiko is the first ruler of a sovereign UR, so maybe their election cycle is based on whenever the citizens seem to really want a new government.

If Zhu Li wins, that will be the first peaceful transfer of power in the UR's history as a sovereign entity. Let's hope it goes well.

Or not.

I think I'd enjoy Raiko trying to use the military to hold on to power while Zhu Li and Varrick appeal to the other nations to recognize the legitimacy of their win, and then deploy giant robots to boot Raiko and his hardliners out.
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« Reply #7 on: Mar 22, 2018 01:08 am »

I think the election is not going to be settled yet, unless they have a really quick election system.

IIRC, Raiko was elected within two months (between the end of Book 1 and start of Book 2), so yeah, they do have a really quick election system.

So they like Canada, or England?

More like some banana republic? when there isn't much to vote on, voting stays nice and simple.

Usually the thing that takes time is forming coalitions with political parties with differing agendas, and then dividing ministries among them. I haven't seen much in the form of political parties, or ministries for that matter. Just El Presidente
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« Reply #8 on: Mar 22, 2018 11:12 am »

Usually the thing that takes time is forming coalitions with political parties with differing agendas, and then dividing ministries among them.

The UR looks like a presidential democracy and not a parliamentary one, so inter-group political maneuvering is a non-issue. Think about the US election system, but without the pre-election part.
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« Reply #9 on: Mar 22, 2018 06:08 pm »

Also, pretend that only Washington DC gets to vote for the president.

Or are we still pretending that there's more to the United Republic than its 'capital?'
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« Reply #10 on: Mar 22, 2018 07:44 pm »

Also, pretend that only Washington DC gets to vote for the president.

Or are we still pretending that there's more to the United Republic than its 'capital?'
I think I saw an airfield in season 1. Maybe gremlins live there? Can gremlins vote?
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« Reply #11 on: Mar 23, 2018 01:18 am »

Usually the thing that takes time is forming coalitions with political parties with differing agendas, and then dividing ministries among them.

The UR looks like a presidential democracy and not a parliamentary one, so inter-group political maneuvering is a non-issue. Think about the US election system, but without the pre-election part.
Even the us has a theoretical multi party system. Point is that I don't even see that. There's no regional elections, no mayors, no governors, no administration. Apparently finally some competition during an election, but still no opposition in the government. How did Raiko even get the job? Did the concil just prop him up when they left? This is your new president. Listen to this guy. OKBye.

So the only thing to vote on is the position of president, who then gets to pick his personal buddies and yes-men to run the United Banana Republic
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« Reply #12 on: Mar 23, 2018 09:53 am »

How did Raiko even get the job? Did the concil just prop him up when they left? This is your new president. Listen to this guy. OKBye.

He had competition because Varrick specifically mentioned it. I guess Raiko enjoys a kind of "starter thrill" as nobody is up to talk trash about him because he is the first elected political leader and it is cool. Also, we know that Raiko himself feels like on the edge about his position and cuts corners at the expense of Korra.
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« Reply #13 on: Mar 23, 2018 08:31 pm »

Also, pretend that only Washington DC gets to vote for the president.

Or are we still pretending that there's more to the United Republic than its 'capital?'
There's more to the Republic? Never noticed.
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« Reply #14 on: Mar 23, 2018 11:31 pm »

A map in one of the episodes had shown that the United Republic is nearly the size of the Fire Nation, though going from what was actually depicted you'd never know it. Here's a screenshot:
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« Reply #15 on: Mar 29, 2018 04:38 pm »

A map in one of the episodes had shown that the United Republic is nearly the size of the Fire Nation, though going from what was actually depicted you'd never know it. Here's a screenshot:
http://hdscreenshots.avatarspiritmedia.net/korra/302/0414.jpg
It would have been great if they had some locations marked within the inner part of the Republic.
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