The Storm Has a Name
The Social axioms govern what sort of interactions are possible between beings; the complexity of their social organizations and what ideas they may put into practice. It determines the ease with which information may be collected and disseminated and the equality and efficiency of social structures.
0—No social interaction between beings is possible; beings that reproduce by fission or similar methods live lives of complete solitude in the presence of all other beings.
2—The only social unit is the nuclear family (parents and offspring only); rudimentary rituals for death of a family member develop.
Language is possible, but not permanent records.
3—The extended family is possible. Verbal traditions are strong, ritual knowledge is passed down from generation to generation.
Rites for all important stages of life are developed.
The concept of personal property is possible. Painting and other forms of ornamentation and decoration are developed.
5—The tribe (multi-family groups) is possible, resources can be shared. Political organization is possible, but of very limited scope.
Pictographic writing such as hieroglyphics can be developed.
Dramatic theater is possible, distinct from religious rituals and stories. Poetry is developed.
7—Villages and cooperative agricultural efforts are possible.
Rulership by a “king” is possible but the range of his authority is limited. Social organization developed sufficiently to allow the existence of professional tradesmen. Semi-professional military and militia formed for common defense can exist.
The concept of land ownership is possible. Unfortunately, so is the concept of owning other intelligent beings. A combination sound/pictographic alphabet may be developed. Epic poetry and sporting events are possible.
8—The city-state, a network of villages and smaller cities ruled from one central city, usually with a monarch of some kind, can exist. Feudalism is possible. Standing armies for conquest as well as defense may be raised.
Taxes are invented, as are arithmetic counting and administrative procedures for collecting taxes.
10—Collection of information is sufficiently centralized for the beginning of scholarship and science; libraries and institutions of learning may appear. Abstract or phonetic alphabets are possible.
Money is invented. Laws are codified. Early forms of democracy are possible but voting privileges are usually limited to the upper class.
12—Social organization sufficiently robust as to assimilate conquered cultures rather than simply rule them. Societies may trade “cultural ideas” as well as hard goods. Credit and money lending established. Property is rented. Postal and news services are possible.
Governments and religions may institute large bureaucracies, allowing them to influence far greater numbers of people over a larger amount of territory than before.
Tharkold (effective axiom level for non-military matters due to the Law of Ferocity world law)
13—Financial concepts develop rapidly. The idea of a company or royal monopoly, a non-family owned venture sponsored by several partners, is possible. Stock, commodities and financial exchanges possible. The concept of collateral is invented. Insurance policies are possible.
Cyberpapacy (effective axiom level for most matters)
15—The nation-state is possible; while a city or province may rule a nation, the nation as a whole has some say and representation in forming policy. A federal system of government is possible.
17—Knowledge about how others think and behave is sufficient to allow for diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders; hypnotism and psychology skills possible.
18—Social structure developed enough to allow implementation of economic principles based on the concept of man as an “economic being.” Capitalism, socialism and communism are possible.
Aysle, Cyberpapacy, Tz’Ravok
20—Pluralism, the balancing of many factions within a government and society, is possible. More inhabitants of a nation are enfranchised. Vast bureaucracies may be spawned to handle the increased social complexity.
Orrorsh, Nile Empire, Tharkold (axiom only usable for military matters due to the Law of Ferocity world law)
21—Pluralism on a transnational scale is possible, balancing the needs and wants of nations against each other. The beginnings of a “global society” may take shape.
Martial arts, psionic manipulation, and psionic resistance skills possible if other axiom requirements are met.
22—Supranational organizations with authority over nations are possible, a “federal government” for nations. Economic systems can encompass and predict global levels of production, distribution and sales.
23—Standard rights of all individuals and rights of the group may be accepted. A high degree of individual responsibility and the responsibility of the group is fostered. Methods for conflict resolution are established which are efficient and non-destructive.
26—A “government for all” which tolerates and enhances a wide range of cultures is possible. The limitations of Arrow’s Theorem of a Social Welfare Function may be exceeded, allowing a high degree of equality and social justice. Decision making processes are able to reach solutions that please everyone.
27—Social structures are advanced enough to incorporate factions and societies of a completely alien nature.
29—Anti-social behavior (“evil”) is identified and contained.
Social memes develop which are highly resistant to evil, allowing society members moral freedom not possible when evil is a philosophy given equal, or superior, value to “good”. Evil actions are contradictory.
33—A more perfect society than humanity can currently envision.