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"Obviously, no modern country would ever adopt this form of government, but it should be noted that randomness has been used as part of selecting leaders in the past".

I do NOT see ANYTHING obvious here. Allenwoll (talk) 23:33, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

You don't? Well, that's a shame, because it's really bloody obvious. Modern dictatorships come from protecting personal power, and any designed government is going to find a better way to go about things. Ikanreed (talk) 21:53, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

You babble. Allenwoll (talk) 23:32, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Wow, so much randomness. Those Doges of Venice must have been either really nice or really lucky people. (talk) 00:27, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

This page refers to sortition, not demarchy. Demarchy is not really a defined idea, as there have been multiple people who have coined the term for completely different purposes, including Friedrich Hayek, John Burnheim, and also, oddly enough, Alistair Reynolds in his Revelation Space series. I'm not clear what Hayek's form was, but Burnheim's is somewhat like Sortition, and Reynold's form is very very different, ultimately more like voluntaryist democratic anarchism.