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My Prefix should come in moderation.

My Infix rule the nation.

My Suffix communicates after germination.

HINT 1:

The Prefix is often used to help learn new things.

HINT 2:

Hint 1 could be made into a bigger hint by adding the word "animals" between two of the words...

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  • $\begingroup$ I think you may have a grammatical error in the second line (My Infix "rules' the nation) :D $\endgroup$ – Kevin L Sep 12 '18 at 11:38
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    $\begingroup$ @KevinL not if the infix is plural. I mean, technically you're correct it would be 'rules' even if the infix refers to a plural, but this could be a hint. Or.. it's a typo :) $\endgroup$ – Kaspar Scherrer Sep 12 '18 at 11:43
  • $\begingroup$ Nah, this can't be a hint. This is more likely to just be a typo (I think) :D $\endgroup$ – Kevin L Sep 12 '18 at 11:46
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    $\begingroup$ It is plural ;) $\endgroup$ – AHKieran Sep 12 '18 at 12:24
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I’m not sure I’m extremely comfortable with my interpretations, but are you

TREATMENT?

My Prefix should come in moderation.

Thanks to @Cashbee for finding TREAT. Go upvote their answer!! :)

My Infix rule the nation.

This is a plural as alluded to by OP....and my sketchy part of the solution...by saying that MEN rule the nation? (Which isn’t entirely true.)

My Suffix communicates after germination.

This refers to an ENT (singular, because he communicates, not they communicate), because they’re talking trees from Lord of the Rings.

Title:

I suppose treatment/good treatment all around could make us better people, yes...

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  • $\begingroup$ Smashed it! And yeah you got the reasons why, even MEN, because they are disproportionately in charge of things, but lets try to not get too political :P $\endgroup$ – AHKieran Sep 12 '18 at 12:54
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks, @AHKieran! Steering very clear of the politics for sure. Great puzzle! :) $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Sep 12 '18 at 13:04
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Fun answer: Are you ...

Corduroy?

My Prefix should come in moderation.

CORD - Literally anything is unhealthy in too much dosis, even cords. A ton of cords will still crush you. lol pretty far fetched but hey

My Infix rule the nation.

UROY - U Roy has a song called "Rule the Nation"

I know that..

I generously misread "Infix" for "Suffix" and left out the actual suffix clue. This answer is mostly about the partial rule the nation clue, wrapped in a not-so-serious answer. I just wanted to show that maybe "rule the nation" is not a typo! (@KevinL :D)

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  • $\begingroup$ Very creative indeed (+1) :D $\endgroup$ – Kevin L Sep 12 '18 at 12:12
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    $\begingroup$ Not correct but thank you for seeing the wording as pluralisation and not a typo ;) $\endgroup$ – AHKieran Sep 12 '18 at 12:26
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Partial: Prefix

TREAT. Treats are used to train animals do tricks (it helps them learn new things), but should definitely be given to them in moderation, else they have no effect.

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  • $\begingroup$ Well done, now for the rest :D +1 $\endgroup$ – AHKieran Sep 12 '18 at 12:43
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Wild guess (and probably a stretch) but:

compress

My Prefix should come in moderation:

"Com," as in ".com"... Time spent on the internet should be used in moderation. However (hint), the internet is a wonderful place to learn things.

My Infix rule the nation

"Pre," short for President. (Could also be "Pres" but then the last clue doesn't work.)

My Suffix communicates after germination.

My biggest stretch, but "ss" could be "seed and soil" as the seed and soil "communicate" during the germination process?

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm afraid not but good try! $\endgroup$ – AHKieran Sep 12 '18 at 12:25
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    $\begingroup$ I figured, thanks! Good riddle, I'm looking forward to seeing the answer! $\endgroup$ – Greg Sep 12 '18 at 12:28
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    $\begingroup$ I added another hint which may help you to have another go :) $\endgroup$ – AHKieran Sep 12 '18 at 12:29

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