I am sure that Machiavelli would have a few things to say about your governance style.
The Ancient Greeks did have a democracy, even to the point that the public had a direct say in the running of the country. The government even tried to pay people to show up and vote, apparently. But, for me, I quite liked the idea of the old Shayardian way of ruling; feudalism!
You know, the Hegemony reminds me a lot of the Tevinter Imperium, with all the blood magic and all. I imagine that ancient Tevinter would not be unlike the Hegemony in Rebels, and the protagonist becoming a Eclect screams parallels with Andraste, who is rumoured to be a mage herself in the Dragon Age lore. I wonder if people will come to think of the protagonist in a similar way to Andraste; the bride / bridegroom of Xthonos.
Thinking of Blood Magic, if you choose not to use the scroll that makes you a Theurge, would the protagonist still be useful to the Rebellion? Or would they be smart but largely useless; not a fighter, not all that good with words, and not a blood mage.