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    Why are Merchant Republic elections every 50 years?

    It looks like in vanilla they are every 4 years, like most other republics.

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    Seeing as no one in the know has answered, I might as well say that I think its based on the Venetian system where Doges were elected for life.
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    If that's true, why not have rulers reign for life like in Republican Dictatorships?
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    Because in republics, you have to define a frequency of elections. Otherwise, they'd be monarchies, and there'd be no elections, but rather successions, dynasties, and so on.
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