Matriarchy originally meant 'rule by mothers' and is a form of 'Gynarchy' which is rule by people of the female sex. For this website Matriarchy will refer to a government where certain positions must be filled by mothers. Historically two examples in Earth's history the city of Ur as governed by Gilgamesh where seats where set aside for mothers in the government and the Iroquois Confederacy which also required a vote by mothers before going to war as it would be their sons who would fight in said war.

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