Well they do seem good starting points, if you are going for what is essentially just a simple regime change, as you seem to be.
Of course my main mc would find what you’re proposing to be utterly unacceptable since it ostensibly does very little to improve the lot of the helots.
As for my mc, while he would need to find ways to get decent advisors he actually dares trust and find a way to (vastly) increase his knowledge of governance the theoretical basics are not all the difficult as they revolve around de-legitimizing and defeating the Hegemony and its power structures, including the worldly might of the Xthonic faith as well as those of possible competitors such as the Laconnier conspiracy.
Simultaneously, and this is the more difficult of the two by far new structures of power and political legitimacy will need to be build, likely (theoretically) centered around the Appella in my mc’s case.
Here are slightly more detailed notes I had prepared but never used a while ago:
De-legitimize current Hegemony institutions including the church of Xthonos that is propping up the whole theocratic nightmare.
Continued and consistent victory’s for the rebellion and concurrent defeats for the Hegemony should do at least half of the work in de-legitimizing current power structures. As losing wars has never been a particularly good for ones legitimacy and right to rule and quite often is in fact disastrous to it.
The other half should ideally be accomplished through education, propaganda and last but certainly not least introducing genuine competition into the religious market, particularly in Shayard and Karagon.
If we can bring in some real choice from Skepticism to the forgotten, abhuman and a myriad of other gods and spiritual options as well as to make sure the faith of Xthonos and its church are irrevocably decapitated at the top, so that it will be left to surviving Diakons, gnostics/mysticists, etc to re-interpret it whereby the Karagond Codex and its caste system will be outlawed then that together with disentangling the new state from all religion and most importantly cutting off any public funding for the Church of Xthonos or any other religious establishment should go a long way to neutralizing the threat it currently poses towards any moves to both secularization of the state and more importantly helot liberation and the abolition of the caste system.
Absolutely nothing remotely worth fighting for can be accomplished unless the backbone of the Hegemonic institutions and the Karagond version of the Xthonic faith from which they supposedly draw their legitimacy are irrevocably shattered.
Establish new governmental structures preferably on the principle of subsidiarity and popular legitimacy.
As our resident Tiger noted power in the Hegemony has mostly been centralised in a very inefficient and wasteful way and that center is incredibly corrupt and venal.
It would be best therefore for my mc’s vision to replace its authority where possible with local Appella’s to decide on local matters with greater efficiency but most importantly accountability.
Of course there are some things that cannot be handled locally such as cross-border/district/province commerce, the military, national taxation, the intelligence agencies, vital national infrastructure, the basics and minimum standards of the national education curriculum as well as higher education among other things.
There probably also needs to be a basic law defining certain peremptory principles from which no derogation should be possible. The two that immediately spring to mind would be anything that violates the strict separation of church and state and the other would be basic citizen’s rights as we wouldn’t want say restrictions on the rights of former helots to marry whomever they choose regardless of gender.
While the local Appela would be the bedrock of the new political system and will allow it to derive its legitimacy from the people, instead of some supposedly “divine” revelations, as seems to be the case with the current cruel joke the Hegemony calls “canon” law.
So in essence we will probably have to make a written Constitution, or as my mc would rather call it basic law to spell out these new structures, their competencies and the divisions between them.
These two things are really the main points, the current power structures of the Hegemony must be broken down and new ones established, as without it no true freedom and opportunities for the (former) helots will be possible, ever.
That being said I do have some very tentative ideas for more detailed political structures and policies, though it will depend on what sort of knowledge and advisers my mc can gain how feasible any or all of these may become.
Yep, that will likely be the most fundamental struggle for a great many mc’s including mine. Though @Havenstone intimated before that it is not necessarily required for the mc to remain the leader to see the series through to the end, assuming that is still valid of course.