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Naboo deserved to get invaded

mirosusan's Avatar

01.08.2012 , 10:06 PM | #11
In Europes and especially ancient egypts history, this was not such a special thing.


Jesira's Avatar

01.08.2012 , 10:22 PM | #12
Many of the greatest rulers in real life were that young, and/or not that much older, just something to keep in mind.

Padme Amidala was elected Queen at 13 years of age, I believe and served two consecutive "terms" on the throne. In Naboo culture it became customary for the -monarch's- to retire from politics in their 20's. Naboo's political system changed significantly after a war they fought where the throne was left vacant after a series of horrible King's that had inherited the throne, and a general in the army was elected by the people and military to serve as Queen during the war and after in order to restore order and pass reforms to prevent the conflicts from happening in the future, one such reform being the Monarch themselves being limited to 2 terms on the Throne, unless an ammendment was passed by their parliament. Naboo was a hereditary monarchy before that point, like Alderaan, Grizmalt, and all the other "royal" planetary civilizations and systems. Naboo was colonized by Grizmaltian's (the humans in which the Naboo are descended from) under order of Queen/Empress Elisnoire Den Tasia, and eventually some situation happend where Naboo and Grizmalt became disassociated, thus Naboo becoming independent. All of their rulers were young, it seemed to be a trend even in the beginning of their independence from Grizmalt, so it makes sense that they kept that tradition through the years. The Naboo favor female rulers ever since the Kings of Naboo kept ruining everything, so ever since the reforms you would rarely see both an older monarch, or a male one. Don't forget that the Queen's are counsuled by adults on just about everything, and the idea of the Queen's being so young probably comes from the mentality that young people think with their hearts and use their feelings and compassion, and their passion for equality, thus maintaining the Naboo way of life.

I'm curious where Naboo is politically in this era, I believe it's still under the rule of Grizmalt, and Elsnoire if I read the timeline correctly.

CyberCommando's Avatar

01.08.2012 , 10:30 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Wylf View Post
Well, obviously they didn't vote hard enough, so their death is entirely justified.
Not to make a political point here, but I guess we can't complain when we all get taken away by storm troopers in 4 years when we elect 'Arakin Kywalker'

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01.09.2012 , 12:20 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by CyberCommando View Post
Not to make a political point here, but I guess we can't complain when we all get taken away by storm troopers in 4 years when we elect 'Arakin Kywalker'
I told everyone to vote for Len K'obi, but no one believed me.
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I haven't understood anything anyone has said in this thread so far. That's common on these forums though.

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01.09.2012 , 10:35 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by jarjarloves View Post
Of course it shouldn't surprise me seeing as the people of Naboo WILLINGLY live on a planet with the Gungans clearly they are horrible at making decisions.

I lol'd.
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01.09.2012 , 10:55 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by jarjarloves View Post
could not disagree more.

Believe it or not maturity is actually something that exists and there is no such thing as a 15 year old who is actually mature.

I completely agree that there are plenty of 15 year olds that have been in war and it has never ended well either. They also were never generals or leading anyone.

At best you might be able to find a boy king but even then it was never an elected official and during that time they weren't even given as much responsibility as ruling an entire planet.

Closet example I could think of is Alexander the Great but even then his mother did the real ruling until he was old enough. However in TPM we see Padme is the one who is actually in charge.

At 15 years old kids are still going through puberty at that time. You really want someone who is at the will of their hormones in charge of an entire planet?

For all you know the people from Naboo may very well complete puberty well before the age of 15 , they very well may be well into their adult life by 11 or 12 even. the fact is YOU DON"T KNOW !

alienstalker's Avatar

01.09.2012 , 12:32 PM | #17
Whats the problem if the 15 year old can lead why not be in power.

Idunhavaname's Avatar

01.09.2012 , 12:51 PM | #18
Egyptians pharos would like to have a word with you.

RIP orange pixel

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01.09.2012 , 01:23 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Idunhavaname View Post
Egyptians pharos would like to have a word with you.
Hah. Got there before I could.

They're also not the only ancient civilization to do this (even Europe did it heavily, and it was kind of a major point behind things like regencies).

I'm also not entirely sure how electing a younger official constitutes a solid basis for invasion as it's primary consideration, either. That's just silly.
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01.09.2012 , 01:26 PM | #20
Actually Naboo got invaded before the seps came, Gungans were on Naboo long before humans came and started fighting with them then the seps came. Naboo is really unlucky it seems when it comes to invasions.
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