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just a small note: Being an academic, I think langevin would have made some thorough research. Also, if his research was based on a misunderstanding, there would be no controversy: who cares about bad research ? Maybe instead it could be said that *some* have mistakenly applied the term to medieval Cambria.

--Marc Pasquin 19:22, 4 December 2005 (PST)

Langevin did not make the mistake. The 19th century author who originally coined the term did. I'll reword it to be clearer Nik 19:24, 4 December 2005 (PST)
got it. --Marc Pasquin 19:31, 4 December 2005 (PST)

Possibly another term for kenothronism would be something less weird, like nominal monarchy.--Pedromoderno 17:53, 20 May 2017 (PDT)

New Francy no longer kenothroning?

Are we sure that they're abandoning the royals? --BoArthur 17:01, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

I thought that's what it meant when it became a republic. Benkarnell 20:11, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
I'm not sure why one would necessitate the other -- especially in IB! After all, we have at least the RTC, plus the NAL is for all intents and purposes a republic with a royal head of state. I think we have other monarchical republics as well.
I agree with BoArthur: we really do not yet know what shape the "new" Nouvelle Francie is supposed to take and what will become of the royals. Frankly, I've thought that the whole sudden flip-flop from assumed bastion of French monarchy to republican paradise was, mm, sudden to say the least. Surprising, definitely. I've often questioned the reasoning behind the switch (it would be like if Andrew decided next week that the Kemrese all of a sudden decided to go en tirely socialist and do away with their own monarchy). Wouldn't make sense, but I guess that's the way things are going in NF. Perhaps they will find some kind of compromise in NF society. I can not imagine that 100% of the population was for the switch, or even really a majority, given the Intendancy's history and cultural background. I could understand a move towards a more democratic government (such as the NAL's) if they didn't already have one. But I guess that's the French for you! Surprise! This week we have an entirely new government! It's not a wonder the Americans were rolling their eyes and shaking their heads back when the announcements first came out. Perhaps Four Palms will invite the French dauphin to enthrone himself down in Cocoa? Or perhaps they could settle in the UT and take part in the great pauwau that is the government of the Great White North! Perhaps there's enough for hem to go both ways? ;)) Elemtilas 02:46, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
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