Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Merzah the Mystic

Subj: Re: Wakanda and Democracy
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 03:53:19 pm EDT (Viewed 140 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Wakanda and Democracy
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 03:19:24 pm EDT (Viewed 1 times)

It would be a great storyline, but also quite challenging. For one, it would assume that Democracy as seen in the west is the "Best" system for everyone; and the other hand, isn't the best sign of democracy than for people to choose How they should be governed, even if by a monarch.
A system is only outdated when the people feels it doesn't fulfull its purpose, until then, Monarchy has not been outdated in Wakanda.
I doubt the panther would fight against it, didn't he accept defeat when Killmonger beat him in a fair fight? A great storyline would be the U.S trying to be bring democracy in Wakanda throught Storm, adn supporting the tribes who oppose the Panther (white gorilla), and see what happens.

> > I've read most BP issues, and i dont remember Democracy coming up. "Modernizing" Wakanda might not be the best term, since it is commonly known as one of the most technologically, advanced societies in the Marvel Universe. Even Reed Richards has been impressed w/ the way T'Challa is running his country.
> > Would be a great story line, I've loved the Wakanda political stories of the past (Khyber Island, the Atlantis/Lemuria/Wakanda triangle).
> i think it would be a great storyline too but i cant imagine any writer having the courage to do it. its an almost untouchable topic in the BP series. Either BP steps down and is no longer the hereditary king admitting that he wasnt what was best for his country. or BP fights against democracy and basically makes the unthinkable point that a total monarchy might be better than a democracy in some cases. i cant imagine any writer being good enough to pull that off.
> i doubt its a topic that will ever be addressed (too bad, great potential)
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> > > has there ever been a story about an attempt to Democratize Wakanda? It would be interesting. I mean the Panther is basically a monarch, a good one apparently, but an outdated concept. it would be interesting to see if the panther would fight against it. hed be opposing democracy basically if he tried to keep himself as ruler. I mean if hes interested in modernizing his country this would be an obvious step.
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> > > has this ever been touched upon?

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