What form of government would be best chosen for the settlers attempting to colonise Mara?
What kind of government did the early European settlers use for fledgling colonies in the americas and Australia? From what I understand, while a lot of them had democratic elements. The early colonists were almost all there by contract with a company to try and work the and for a number of years. Often meaning there’d be a representative of the company who funded the trip dictating certain things.
Will a benevolent dictatorship be needed? I
I'm from rural New England and the area generally has a long history of very active town-level politics with a focus on compromise and collaboration - surviving the difficult early winters without infrastructure connecting you to larger settlements and short growing seasons with difficult soil meant you needed to work together and make communal decisions, the conditions didn't give you the luxury of divisiveness and egotism. Commonwealth was (and still is in places) the term of choice when villages made it or died out together.
How many settlers? If it's less than 100 then a council with hand voting would be enough for taking decisions and electing a leader for everyday administration.
If it's in the few thousands then you're better off with representatives.
From the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania but from our early history after taking over New Sweden, the colony was ruled under a quesi-Dictatorship with Penn then his sons at the helm. I mean, it worked but it also had the luxury of existing colonies around
Tell me about martian weather conditions first. It looks like Australia.
Mars is very cold and prone to dust storms
Any long term habitats need to be inside large structures or covered with Martian soil to protect it.
Also Mars gets 40-50 times the amount of radiation earth does die to the thin atmosphere.another reason you’d need to have people living and working inside as much as possible.
It´s more like inner Iceland, stone terrain and cool weather
So, with some nukes on the ice caskets and additional terraforming it would end like Siberia? Not worthy imho.
Once we are advanced enough we can just divert as many i ice comets as possible to mars
I'm convinced once Martian colonization begins it is guaranteed to become a fucking penal colony
The colonization of Mars will likely be heavily privatized. So it will probably be an anarcho-capitalist society.
> Favelas on Mars
nah, leave it alone
Gonna be hard for earth side companies to stop Martian settlers from unionising though
Right libertarianism allows voluntary communes
They also allow employers to fire organizing workers
Yeah, and good luck being able to fire a Mars based employee when all the buildings are owned by the company
Pretty sure earth governments wouldn’t be cool with companies killing people by putting them outside
Not if they had “accidents” that got covered up.
At the very least the company could put the facility on lockdown and prevent the colonists in question from doing literally anything until they came back into compliance
I can only assume you're talking about Cyberpunk tier "corporations are the government" AnCapism
There is no other form of ancap
Will never happen.
Not my call
Mars shall be controlled by the Hamiltonian elective monarchy of Earth Government. Mars will primarily be a penal colony where no one comes out and there are no guards except a Government police force, Martian Garrison Command on the outskirts.
Why would anybody agree to work as guards if it’s such a shithole
What? Just fucking use Antarctica for a penal colony imagine wasting an entire planet on a penal colony you short sighted fucktard
Just send the colonists to anarctica if they need lebensraum. At least you wouldn’t have to import your own air. Even the Gobi desert would be paradise by comparison
Is LULZ doomed? I just can't stand the level of utter historical illiteracy.
>Ruthlessly precise panopticon corporatocracy. Everything is owned by “the company”, every living space is monitored 24/7, every minute of the colonists’ lives are strictly regulated to ensure their survival and productivity. Unruly colonists who refuse to cooperate and/or are going insane with cabin fever are simply vented outside to protect the other colonists and more hapless rubes are brought in. No need for armed guards when everything is computerized and mere exposure to the outside would be lethal. It will be Animal Farm in space. Only the most servile or desperate will apply
Cybernetic post-humans displace aborigine settlers like proto-indo-Europeans displacing Neolithic farmers. Synthetic bodies allow them to live unaided on the surface, with social structures unfathomably more complex than ours. No reason to squander colossal resources on terraforming when cybernetics can live there just as easily as they could live in a vacuum