Empire Theory, Part II: Power Dynamics

The Dynamics of Power

1. Power is a convergent instrumental good

2. Power is Pareto-distributed

3. The competitive nature of reality

4. The difficulty of coordination

5. The insufficiency of inherited models

6. The deceptive side of society

The Dynamics of Power Classes

High

Mid

Low

Outside

The Dynamics of Interactions

High-high

High-mid

High-low

High-outside

Mid-mid

Mid-low

Mid-outside

Low-low

Low/outside

Growth and Decay in Empires

Centralized expanding empire

Centralized declining empire

Decentralized expanding empire

Decentralized declining empire

Empires need growth

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There has never been an immortal society. Figuring out why. I write on history, epistemology and strategy.

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Samo Burja

Samo Burja

There has never been an immortal society. Figuring out why. I write on history, epistemology and strategy.