Emperor Of The World

  • #1
Ivan Seeking
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,213
177
1) Would you want the job?

2) What actions would you take?

You have absolute political power and you control of the world's military forces. But of course, at any time there are about a billion people who would like to see you dead. Any action that you take might result in localized revolts, minor civil wars, terrorist activities, etc. But you also have the power to enact fundamental change worldwide.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
Pengwuino
Gold Member
4,989
16
Never

The penguin revolution is here!!!!
 
  • #3
1,414
5
Leave me in peace, foul temptress!
 
  • #4
Astronuc
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
18,908
2,208
franznietzsche said:
Leave me in peace, foul temptress!
Or in Pengwuino's case - fowl temptress. :biggrin:
 
  • #5
1,414
5
Astronuc said:
Or in Pengwuino's case - fowl temptress. :biggrin:

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Are penguins technically fowl? I mean, I know they're foul but....
 
  • #6
Lisa!
Gold Member
612
96
Leave the world in peace, Ivan!
some people around here could be worse than any politician I think of.:rolleyes:
 
  • #7
Ivan Seeking
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,213
177
The first thing that I would do is to make a law: Penguins shall replace turkey for all holiday feasts.
 
Last edited:
  • #8
Pengwuino
Gold Member
4,989
16
Ivan Seeking said:
The first thing that I would do is to make a law: Pengwuin shall replace turkey for all holiday feasts.
:devil: :devil: fascist!
 
  • #9
loseyourname
Staff Emeritus
Gold Member
1,749
5
I'd take the job, delegate all responsibility to my advisors, and enjoy the South Pacific island I'd have my palace built on and my 10,000 woman harem.
 
  • #10
Lisa!
Gold Member
612
96
10.000?:bugeye:
 
  • #11
1,414
5
Lisa! said:
10.000?:bugeye:
What he doesn't realize is that they'll all still have their periods at the same time.
 
  • #12
Lisa!
Gold Member
612
96
that must be a really big room that 10,000 people could live in it.

I put a period instead of , in my previous post!:redface:
 
  • #13
334
0
Would I be considered a fascist if I decided to ban smoking? My friend and I were in an arguement the other day about it, and he suddenly called me a fascist for wanting to get rid of smoking companies. Though the idea is not the least bit pratical it is for the benefit of the population and not the buisnesses. Am I correct to consider that idea socialist?
-scott
 
  • #14
brewnog
Science Advisor
Gold Member
2,711
7
I'll take the job.

I'll turn the world into two big countries: France, and England. Everyone gets a choice of which country they live in. In France, you get really nice food, but smoking is allowed. I'd ensure that the weather was pretty good there too, warm in summer, and snowy in winter for some skiing. In England, you also get really nice food, but it's not as garlicy or slimy, and it's probably a fair bit worse for you too. Smoking is banned, and so are all other forms of antisocial behaviour. Anyone found disobeying the laws will be sent out to sea on an island made from Coke bottles.

Global policies will include:
- Free cheese for under 30's
- Compulsory woodwork and metalwork lessons in schools
- Wednesdays are days when over 50's are banned from the roads, they can go and play cribbage or something instead
- Banks will open on Saturdays, and until 6pm on weekdays
- We will all worship a common deity, - 'The Dragon'.

I fail to see how anyone would be unhappy under this reigime.
 
  • #15
ZapperZ
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Education Advisor
Insights Author
35,847
4,664
I'd take it and turn it into the Happiest Planet in the Universe. All goverment employees will be called Cast Members, and before they take the job, they have to undergo 4 months of Traditions training. The currency to be used will be pins, a different one released every day, and more on special occassions.

Every day, at around 3:00 pm, we'd have a parade going through downtown of many cities, and at night, there will be a fireworks show. In the cities, there will be no vehicles allowed. Everyone will ride the monorail, ferries, or special busses that emit noxious fumes.

Of course, our flag will have the symbol of a mouse head, and our national anthem will be "It's A Small World".

You WILL be assimilated. Resistance is Futile.

Zz.
 
  • #16
345
1
I'd take the job. Under my governemnt:

- Protesting is illegal
- Old people will be payed to stay in their houses.
- Whales will be slaughtered
- Lawyers will become unemployed
- Organized religion is banned
- Stem cell research will be made legal. Complaining will result in death
- Blogs will be named 'journals' and those who disagree will be rammed with genetically engineering centaurs
- Journals that do not talk about the following: Book review, Science review will be banned.
- Jail will be replaced with gladitorial games
- Musicians will be forced to play an instruement.
- Rap music, R&B music will be banned.
- ADD will be classified as being dumb than a psy disorder.
- Bible and the Quran will be placed in the fiction section of the library
- MTV is banned
- Celebrities will be taken away their money and riches and forced to work in slave labour.
- Drug taking is legal, but there will be heavy taxes. When I mean heavy, i MEAN heavy.
- Oprah and Dr phil will be banned.
- Scientists and teachers will be payed as much as doctors.
- Religious places of worship will be bulldozed down.
- Animal rights activists will be forced to play gladitorial games against grizzly bears.
- Mentally disabled people will be no longer be classifed as disabled.
- Smilies will be banned.
 
  • #17
Ivan Seeking said:
1) Would you want the job?

2) What actions would you take?

You have absolute political power and you control of the world's military forces. But of course, at any time there are about a billion people who would like to see you dead. Any action that you take might result in localized revolts, minor civil wars, terrorist activities, etc. But you also have the power to enact fundamental change worldwide.
Is this the same as Douglas Adams's President of the Universe i.e a bumbling fool with the soul purpose of diverting attention away from those who wield the real power *resists temptation to compare this to a real world figure* :wink: or does he have supreme executive authority.

If he does then no, too short a careeer before someone assasinates you, if it's just a stooge role then yes, I believe the perks would be great :smile:
 
  • #18
turbo
Gold Member
3,077
46
I would not want the job. I fear that anyone with that kind of power (no matter how well intentioned they may be!) would end up inflicting great pain and suffering on large segments of the population, especially if he or she had a team of advisors, each with their own agendas, having been bought by the oil companies, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, etc. If the interests of citizens are not properly represented (and there are many "democracies" today in which this is demonstrably so) then the "government" is a tyranny, and the tyrant(s) do not have the grass-roots input to make decisions that will benefit the greatest number of the citizens.
 
  • #19
330
1
1)Make the world a demracy*
2)Enslave the Penguins
3) m4ke 1337 teh 0ffic4l 74ngue 0f the w0rld
4)Have a constion to protect personal freedoms**
5)Make Bush the pernment Governer of the comwealth of pronvinces of America(Formllay the United states of america)
6)Ban slavery unless you penguin***
7)Execute Crackpot theorist how challage the laws of physics.
8)You have to belevie in a approved reilgon
9)Mentally disabled will no longer be classifed as disabled but mentally superior and be incharge of pronvinces of my empire.
10)You will executed for any kind of crime.And you will fight to the death in the galaditor games.



















*Only voters who have the highest goverment authority in the world may vote
**The constion only applies to the ruler of the world
***Unless your that part of the 2/3rds of the Human popluation I enslaved.Penguin are still enslaved
 
Last edited:
  • #20
dduardo
Staff Emeritus
1,890
3
If I was emperor of the world I would enslave the human race and force the people to build the biggest memorial so that all eternity would remember me.

If you've ever seen the Futurama episode were Bender becomes Pharaoh you know what i'm talking about. The gaint gold Bender statue that starts on land and goes into space.

Muahaha!
 
  • #21
I'd smash labour laws into the ground, just to see what would happen. After that I'd artificially create a major source of conflict between several groups in society (any groups, it doesn't matter as long as they're equally populous and equally dispersed throughout the planet), give them excessive amounts of small-arms (but nothing larger) and retire to my large, well-furnished orbital retirement home.
 
  • #22
Pengwuino
Gold Member
4,989
16
Bladibla said:
I'd take the job. Under my governemnt:

- Protesting is illegal
- Old people will be payed to stay in their houses.
- Whales will be slaughtered
- Lawyers will become unemployed
- Organized religion is banned
- Stem cell research will be made legal. Complaining will result in death
- Blogs will be named 'journals' and those who disagree will be rammed with genetically engineering centaurs
- Journals that do not talk about the following: Book review, Science review will be banned.
- Jail will be replaced with gladitorial games
- Musicians will be forced to play an instruement.
- Rap music, R&B music will be banned.
- ADD will be classified as being dumb than a psy disorder.
- Bible and the Quran will be placed in the fiction section of the library
- MTV is banned
- Celebrities will be taken away their money and riches and forced to work in slave labour.
- Drug taking is legal, but there will be heavy taxes. When I mean heavy, i MEAN heavy.
- Oprah and Dr phil will be banned.
- Scientists and teachers will be payed as much as doctors.
- Religious places of worship will be bulldozed down.
- Animal rights activists will be forced to play gladitorial games against grizzly bears.
- Mentally disabled people will be no longer be classifed as disabled.
- Smilies will be banned.
Sounds awefully like Disneyland....
 
  • #23
loseyourname
Staff Emeritus
Gold Member
1,749
5
turbo-1 said:
I would not want the job. I fear that anyone with that kind of power (no matter how well intentioned they may be!) would end up inflicting great pain and suffering on large segments of the population, especially if he or she had a team of advisors, each with their own agendas, having been bought by the oil companies, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, etc. If the interests of citizens are not properly represented (and there are many "democracies" today in which this is demonstrably so) then the "government" is a tyranny, and the tyrant(s) do not have the grass-roots input to make decisions that will benefit the greatest number of the citizens.
If you don't have to be elected, meaning you don't have to campaign, and you already have hoards of money, seeing as how you are emperor and can simply tax people to death or confiscate wealth if you wish, how exactly are oil and insurance and pharmaceutical companies supposed to buy you off?
 
  • #24
loseyourname
Staff Emeritus
Gold Member
1,749
5
franznietzsche said:
What he doesn't realize is that they'll all still have their periods at the same time.
The period only affects one point of entry, my friend.
 
  • #25
Pengwuino
Gold Member
4,989
16
I don't trust anyone on this board with the responsibility of ruling over anything more then 10 people.
 

Related Threads on Emperor Of The World

  • Last Post
Replies
16
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
17
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
8
Views
2K
Replies
2
Views
2K
Replies
36
Views
5K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
15
Views
2K
  • Poll
  • Last Post
3
Replies
55
Views
5K
  • Last Post
Replies
11
Views
3K
Top