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Constitution building
Rebuilding the ship at sea
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So, you are almost there. But you still need to build a country. You have successfully obtained your plot of land, but now you need to build the house and, to stretch the metaphor, make it a home. This means that you need to establish rules of the game and the institutions to go with them. You have to decide if you want to have a presidential system or a parliamentary one. If the new state should be a federation, and you have to find an electoral system – assuming, that is, that you don’t want to run it as a dictatorship. (Which would pose other problems.)

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