Government type?



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I'm having an issue with figuring out the type of government I want for my world. It takes place among a series of islands, 18 of them to be exact. I'm torn between having all 18 islands a part of the same country and ruled by a council of 7 people (original idea) or have each one be their own country with their own government? OR have them group off into 7 countries and have each one be a member of an overall council type thing?

Some things about the world is its populated by dragons and it does have magic. Not everyone can use the magic though.

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You say they have limited magic? How limited? Do they have transportation or telepathy spells?
Stuff they can use to easily govern separate entities?

Would they have a reason/benefit to being together or apart?

Also be aware that the more you diversify the more effort you will need to invest to create each government.


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The magic they have isnt very strong. It can only be used to tame dragons, beyond that it makes humans a bit hardier and what not but thats it.

The islands arent a small group either, they're fairly large and spread out, if that helps any.
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