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Let It Be, Let It Be ([personal profile] iosonochesono) wrote in [community profile] animorphs2011-12-01 05:29 pm

Andalite Government/Economy

Does anyone have any ideas of what the order of government Andalites had, or their economic system? What did you think, based off of the books?

In the books, Yeerks spoke about buying certain space stations or crafts, such as in Visser. But at other points Ax or Elfangor would seem confused about money (I always figure these things are probably KASUs, because it seems if you were encountering other species you'd be familiar with money, same as their understanding that other species had mouths.)

They seem to have rituals that tie back to the people and the government (like the morning ritual) possibly have restrictions on the amount of children families can have (The Andalite Chronicles), and they have the Electorate which theoretically represents the people.

Does anyone want to extrapolate or offer further details?
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[personal profile] yukinoomoni 2011-12-02 02:59 pm (UTC)(link)
That's a good question. All we really know is that there are Princes and War-Princes. But what does that even mean? What's below Prince, what's above Prince?

And yeah. The money thing always confused me. If there isn't money, then is it trade? Argh.
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[personal profile] yukinoomoni 2011-12-09 03:55 pm (UTC)(link)
I do remember a mention of the Andalites evolving up to buildings, only to end up so unhappy that they dismantled them and went back to the fields. I always thought that that was really awesome.

And yet, like you said, clearly they are a military society, since it was also mentioned that things were built family by family, piece by piece. Clearly money isn't something that occurs, but yeah, maybe it's more like trade or communism, since they ended up stepping backwards (in our perspective) from advancements like buildings and industrialism.

I wonder if Prince was something that translated badly. Maybe it was something that could never be equated in English, or maybe it was a KAASU. I would have loved more detail in the subsequent Chronicles books. Or maybe in a short-story follow up or something?
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[personal profile] yukinoomoni 2011-12-12 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, that's true - he had his OWN COMMISSIONED ship, even! That really says a ton about his status. But what does it say about the others of his position, and others? Argh, I wish the Andalite Chronicles had been more detailed!