Simon Davion

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Simon Davion (b. 2378 - d. 2457) was the First Prince of the Federated Suns.[1]

Quotes[edit]

No one man can govern so fast a realm, even if that man is a genius, saint, and hero at once. And when a man inferior or even ordinary abilities tries to exercise power of so many worlds and so many billions of people, the result is the tyranny, chaos, ignorance, greed, or hatred that we have already seen too often. Some like to hark back to the creed of the 20th century, proclaiming that all democracies are inherently good and all aristocratic oligarchies inherently evil. It is my belief, however, that only a stable aristrocracy exercising authority over manageable areas of our Federated Suns can hope to blend the decisiveness of central rule with flexibility and freedom. It is not the system of government that will be good or bad, but rather the people who wield power within it. Did not my late, unlamented cousins take supreme power on the basis of a system that grew out of a democratic form of goverment?
  — Simon Davion, from a speech to the High Council, 2417[2]

Titel and Position[edit]

Preceded by
Edward Davion
President of the Federated Suns
2417-2418



Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
None
First Prince of the Federated Suns
2418-2457



Succeeded by
James Davion

24172457Edward DavionFirst Prince

References[edit]

  1. Handbook: House Davion, pp. 108-109, "Leaders of the Federated Suns"
  2. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 32, "Time Of Crisis"

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