List noun – A record of a series of items (as names or titles) usually arranged according to some system. Succession and list are semantically related. in sequence topic. In some cases you can use "Succession" instead a noun "List". Nearby Words: listing, listed, lister
The Community of Christ (formerly Reorganized Latter Day Saints) which split from the LDS Church over a succession dispute after Joseph Smith, Jr's death, and other smaller sects Wikipedia has an extensive list of other smaller Mormon splinter groups as well.
While most countries have established lines of succession to make this as orderly as possible, the person who rises to the top of the list can be surprising...such as an Agriculture Secretary who must go from teaching farmers how to grow peanuts to running a country as Hilarity Ensues.