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"Demarchic bodies would be much less responsive to vested interests. Any given individual would have a limited term of office, and would have less to gain from serving a special interest. Political machines would not be able to groom loyal candidates for office because, with random selection, no one knows who will be chosen."

Demarchy, also known as Sortition or Stochocracy, is a political system where leaders are chosen at random from a pool of candidates. It was originally used in Ancient Athens before being replaced by Democracy. In the modern age, demarchy is mostly limited to jury duty.


Athenian democracy developed in the 6th century BC from what was then called isonomy (equality of law and political rights). Sorting was then the main way to achieve this justice. It was used to select a majority of the magistrates for their steering committees and for their juries. In Athens, in order to be eligible to be selected by lot, citizens independently selected themselves into an available pool, and then conducted lotteries in kleroteria vending machines. Magistrates appointed by lot, as a rule, had a term of service of one year. A citizen could not hold any particular position more than once in his life, but could hold other positions. All male citizens over the age of 30 who were not disenfranchised by atimia were eligible to participate. Those who were chosen by lot passed a check called a docimacy to avoid incompetent officials. The magistrates, as soon as they were appointed, were constantly monitored by the Assembly. Magistrates appointed by lot had to report on their tenure of office after a leave of absence called eutinai. However, any citizen can demand the removal of a magistrate from office for a good reason.

How To Draw

Demarchy's shape is that of a dice, making it the only cube-shaped ideology not explicitly associated with Jewish ideologies like Zionism or Kahanism.

  1. Draw a cube.
  2. Color it with the same color palette as Democracy; blue, green and red.
  3. Draw in dots like a dice.
  4. If the "1" face is visible, replace the dot with an eye.
  5. You're done.
Color Name HEX RGB
Green #21B14C 33, 177, 76
Blue #3F47CB 63, 71, 203
Red #EC1D24 236, 29, 36

Personality and Behavior

Demarchy loves games of chance and especially those with dice. His favorite game is Russian roulette. In all contexts, Demarchy will always suggest dice rolling or coin flipping to decide any choice.

He's also so random xD



  • Kritarchy - All fair trials have a randomly selected jury.


  • Democracy - While you're pretty good, what if your candidates didn't volunteer by themselves?
  • Illiberal Democracy - You confuse me.
  • Liquid Democracy - I don't see the point in delegating your vote to another when the outcome is based on chance anyway...
  • Kakistocracy & Meritocracy - Well, it depends on who wins the lottery.
  • Zionism - My boss, who always gives me pay bonuses for some reason.
  • Anti-Centrism - Calls me a wacky ideology.


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