Dikaios was founded by a group of about 80 philosophers from the old world who wanted to create the 'ideal' nation. This group choose the island for a number of reasons:
- Dikaios is extremely isolationist
- The founders wanted to prevent Dikaios from growing too large
- They saw the main land as nearly inhospitable
- It is easier to defend
The political structure of Dikaios would best be described as an aristocracy. There is a ruling class, but there is in reality only one actual philosopher-king, so it might help to think of it as a royalty. Antoher good way to describe it would be a meritocracy (think aristocracy where the aristocrats are chosen by the merits of the people).
As mentioned elsewhere, there are three main classes:
The lowest class is the producer class. They look the most like a 'normal' class. They can be rich or poor, farmers or traders, etc. They make up the largest chunk of the population. They support the other two classes.
The guardian class is above the producing class. They are revered by the producers. They are the cities defense force, and they instill order in the population. However, they are more than mindless soldiers. They are educated since birth along with their rigorous physical training. If they show a large amount of promise during their education, they may move up to the next class: the aristocracy. The guardians have everything in common. That is to say, they do not have any money, they live together, they have no belongings. Everything is provided by the city. Even their children are in common (this turns out to be very complicated, read The Republic for more details).
The ruling class (aristocracy, philosopher-king(s), etc.) are the very few who show the most promise, or the most philosopher characteristics. They are the only ones who know the truth about the city. They know the truth of the noble lie, and why things have to be the way they are.
Regions and Districts
Dikaios currently has two major cities. The capital on one side of the island, and a smaller city more inland which mainly gathers resources.
The citizens of Dikaios are polytheist. Their worship is most similar to what you would find in Ancient Greece. However, their gods must not have any flaws. They must be perfect entities which the average person would want to emulate in every way. There is a bit of ancestor worship, but it is far after the person has died and any negative qualities the person had would be removed.
Media is highly regulated in Dikaios. Much like their religion, paintings, songs, and poetry must only contain positive influences on the culture of the city. Media from outside the city is strictly forbidden
As stated, Dikaios is extremely isolationist. There is no culture exchange with any other nations. Visitors are not allowed, and people on official business are shuffled around the city by guardians only when necessary. There is trade with other nations, but only for thing that are deemed necessary and items that wouldn't pollute Dikaios' culture, so it is mostly raw materials being traded.