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Es regiert die Egalophobie

Does that mean, Egalophy* rules?
If so, why are two subjects in this short interrogative question (e.g.: 'es' and 'Egalophbie')?

*Egalophobie probably means (a) fear of being equal to the other.

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    Does that mean, "Egalophobie" rules? YES
    If so, why are there two subjects in this short interrogative question (e.g.: 'es' and 'Egalophbie')? Because of the word order in the sentence. If the subject comes after the verb there must be "es" to replace the missing subject, if there is nothing else at the beginning of the sentence (e.g. "Heute regiert die Egalophobie")

    *Egalophobie probably means (a) fear of being equal to the other(s). YES

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    "Egalophobie probably means (a) fear of being equal to the other."
    => I think you're right. Nowadays, people want to be individual, not equal.
    http://www.zeit.de/kultur/literatur/2013-12/krise-gleichheit-pierre-rosanvallon

    "es" is a pronoun, in this case, a placeholder.
    http://www.canoo.net/services/OnlineGrammar/InflectionRules/FRegeln-P/Pron-es.html#Anchor-es-11481

    Since "Egalophobie" is not standing at the beginning of the sentence, you need a placeholder. You could also say: "Egalophobie regiert". It's the same as "Es regiert Egalophobie".

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