Why do are Empires in games and other media always portrayed as bad guys while Republics are portrayed as good even though they can be flawed as well?
Starwars, and it could be because Rome was kind of like the galactic empire in some ways. And since Rome, the most famous empire, persecuted the early Christians and crucified Jesus, there may be some bias against empires in general on a subtle, religious level, in the west and in places influenced by it.
because people have been tricked in thinking several different people each with their very own interests and agenda fighting over what to do can do a better work than a single guy pulling strings
According to whom?
"democracy is truly the worst form of government, except for all the others."
It was aweful and didn´t work yet it was better than blowing up planets to make a point.
Play Fallout 2 and NV
Also I agree there are many flaws with democracies and republics beyond just muh mob rule bullshit every pleb brings up. Like the reactionary want for glory and expansion over reasonable stances of defense and caution.
Good Empire > Good Republic > Bad Republic > Bad Empire
It's a lot easier for an Empire to go bad, though. All it takes is one bad apple on the throne and all that.
>all those retarded answers
Because a single almighty ruler is more likely to make retardedly evil decisions than a government that consists of separated powers pushing each other towards mediocrity.
Empires roll a dice each generation hoping that your new Emperor is not a retarded nutjob.
Why the fuck does it need an explanation?
republics are rule of people "res publica"
empires are rule of emperors
current political climate dictates republicas are fundamentally good and empires are fumdamentally evil because muh oppression.
Bonus points for paragons of goodness Resistance movements.
>>all those retarded answers
Then you immediately jump into the easiest goes without saying answer that no one needs to state. If you're going to be this much of a pleb at least don't do it so loudly and arrogantly.
>Good Empire > Good Republic
Empires can only shine in a complete shitholes that needs a steady hand.
Giving legislative power to government is already flawed because politicians often don't know shit about things they are fucking with. Giving all that to a single person is ALWAYS worse.
Because of America rising up against the oh so oppressive British Empire.
>game has a massive empire with early 20th century Germany vibes
>they're expansionist dickheads
>game has a massive republic that's clearly based on the USA
they're also expansionist dickheads, just less blatant about it
You're not far off, really.
It's that but also the Germans/Brits against the French Empire, as well as the Third Reich later. We'll ignore that in both those cases the Brits were an empire as well because that's straying a bit from the point.
There was also the original tiny country vs empire scenario with the Greeks against the Persians.
Because dictatorships breed indifferent retards and push away people with common sense.
Any dictatorship that lasted for more than a dozen of year ends up having those plebs as a majority.
>MAO/STALIN WUZ A GUD LEEDAH. HE PUSHD ECONOMY N SHIET. IT ALL WUZ WORTH IT
Interesting fact is that Obsidian worked on both Kotor 2 and New Vegas, two games where democracy is opposed to empire, and where strong and weak points of both systems are presented equally
The difference is that the Napoleonic Wars were empires against empires, Nazi Germany wasn't an empire. The Revolutionary war fits almost perfectly into most rebellion vs empire scenario.