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The Targaryens struggle with a ‘crown prince problem,’ like all authoritarians

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Seth Masket

Professor; Director, Center on American Politics

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By Andrej Kokkonen, Anne Meng, Jørgen Møller and Anders Sundell 

Washington Post / The Monkey Cage

The new fantasy TV series “House of the Dragon” focuses on the difficulty of lines of succession. This is a problem faced by all authoritarian regimes, and it’s an area where democracies have proven generally superior.

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