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Anybody who has a driving ambition to be king and some pathetic scrap of a claim to the throne will gather an army and attack all the other claimants.
This is why one of the royal duties is to procreate a male heir . This also leads to unromantic requirements, such as various officials watching the marriage be consumated in person so they can be legal witnesses.
The terrorist organization Aum Shinrikyo found inspiration in the galactic empire of Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy.
And concerns about how realistic galactic empires are will just send George Lucas laughing all the way to the bank.
As a political system it has problems, but so do all the others.
From the Star Hero role playing game by James Cambias, published by Hero Games.
If for any reason the mechanism does not function properly when a ruler is removed, lots of people die.
Young people were quitting the cities for oases, shelters and other microhabitats constructed by tireless crews of robots.
As a side issue, there are some kinds of unorthodox interstellar empires where the rulers do not live on planets. These can be the governments of continents on a planet, goverments of an entire united planet, or governments of groups of planets.
Instead they live in orbit, and control planet dwellers by virtue of the military advantage of the gravity gauge, and by a monopoly on interstellar trade. Go to The Tough Guide to the Known Galaxy and read the entries "NEOFEUDALISM" and "THEOCRATIC NEOMEDIEVALISTS".
Player rarely, if ever, interact with planetary governments directly.
For a hundred years, the Outer System settlements had been turned in on themselves, concentrating first on surviving in hostile and Spartan environments, then on establishing robust, durable ecosystems and economic and social mechanisms.
Needless to say, there is no lack of ambitious individuals who have a burning desire to be the absolute ruler of a nation or empire.