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  Hereditary monarchy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A hereditary monarchy is the most common style of monarchy and is the form that is used by almost all of the world's existing monarchies.
Under a hereditary monarchy, all the monarchs come from the same family, and the crown is passed down from one member to another member of the family.
For example, when the king or queen of a hereditary monarchy dies or abdicates, the crown is usually passed to the next generation, i.e, his or her child, typically in some order of seniority.
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Monarchies are one of the oldest forms of government, with echoes in the leadership of tribal chiefs.
In an absolute monarchy, the Monarch has power over every aspect of the state, if not of social life in general, and a constitution may be granted or withdrawn, while a constitutional monarch is subject to it as well as any citizen (though it may grant him such priviliges as inviolability).
The economic structure of such monarchies is often of concentrated wealth, with the majority of the population living either as agricultural serfs, or, as in Gulf Monarchies, a paternalistic model showering benefits on the citizens (while politically they may remain subjects) and importing cheap foreign labor.
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 monarch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It can be either absolute or constitutional, and constitutional monarchies may even restrict the powers of the monarch to the point where he or she is little more than a near-powerless figurehead, which is a common modern practice.
Today, almost all monarchies are hereditary monarchies in which the monarchs come from one royal family with the office of sovereign being passed from one family member to another upon the death or abdication of the incumbent.
In 1980, Sweden became the first European monarchy to abolish this preference for males altogether, declaring equal primogeniture or full cognatic primogeniture, so that the eldest child of the monarch now ascends to the throne, be that child male or female.
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 Monarchy - LoveToKnow 1911
monarchy." The monarchical principle was shaken to its foundations by the English revolution of 1688; it was shattered by the French revolution of 1789; and though it survives as a political force, more or less strongly, in most European countries, "monarchists," in the strict sense of the word, are everywhere a small and dwindling minority.
"limited" or "constitutional monarchy," as opposed to "absolute" or "autocratic monarchy." Finally, a distinction is drawn between "elective" and "hereditary" monarchies.
The purely hereditary principle was of comparatively late growth, the outcome of obvious convenience, exalted under the influence of various forces into a religious or quasi-religious dogma.
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 Queen Resource Center - queen of the damned
Monarchy is the race queen form queen fat bottomed girls of government involving a monarch.
Today, almost all monarchies are hereditary monarchies in which white queen the monarchs come from one royal family with the office of sovereign being passed from one family member to another upon the death or abdication queen elizabeth the first of the incumbent.
In 1980, Sweden became the first European monarchy to abolish queen of the damned soundtrack this preference for males altogether, declaring equal primogeniture or full cognatic primogeniture, so that the eldest mary queen of scots child of the monarch now ascends to the throne, be that child male or female.
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 Ask Us A Question   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Elective monarchies, such as Malaysia, are exceptions, as is the Vatican City (the Pope bears the title "Sovereign of the State of the Vatican City").
It can be an absolute, a traditional, or a constitutional and constitutional monarchies may even restrict the powers of the monarch to the point where he or she is little more than a near-powerless figurehead.
A traditional monarchy implies that although the monarch has relatively unlimited power, they are kept in check by traditions, a weak constitution, and/or a lower ruling class like medieval barons and dukes.
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 Monarch - ArticleWorld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Some monarchies are absolute in that the monarchs rule the country as they see fit and are not restricted by laws or constitutions.
Some constitutional monarchies are hereditary while others are elective where monarchs are voted into office, perhaps for a limited time only.
In modern Europe, Sweden was the first European monarchy to do away with the male prerogative altogether and succession went to the eldest child regardless of sex.
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Monarchies are either hereditary, in which the family has been long established; or they are new.
The new are either entirely new, as was Milan to Francesco Sforza, or they are, as it were, members annexed to the hereditary state of the monarchical ruler who has acquired them, as was the kingdom of Naples to that of the King of Spain.
Such dominions thus acquired are either accustomed to live under a monarchical ruler, or to live in freedom; and are acquired either by the arms of the monarchical ruler himself, or of others, or else by fortune or by ability.
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The Duke was the official leader of the party of the politiques, whose distinction it was, in an age of rising fanaticism, to hold that the state is primarily concerned with the maintenance of order and not with the establishment of true religion.
He opposed as damaging to the monarchy the alienation of royal domain as a means of raising money for the prosecution of the war.
But with the example of the three great western monarchies before his eyes, he was convinced that the most stable form is a monarchy governed democratically, that is to say where the king consults the estates, and all subjects are eligible to office, and it is not exclusive to any one class.
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 New Statesman - The dynasties of thugs reign on
Monarchy's resurrection is therefore, like Islamist rebellion, a reaction to the failure of the socialist revolutions to withstand outside powers, or Israel, or to provide prosperity.
Yet portions of a largely hereditary Shi'a clergy are determined to retain their privileges and constrain parliament through such institutions as the Council of Guardians, the Council of Experts and the judiciary.
The challenge for the reform movement in Iran is to adjust or dismantle the elements of clerical "monarchy" in the 1979 constitution without provoking civil war.
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 History: Roman History - ancient history
A constitutional monarchy is a form of government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges a hereditary or elected monarch as head of state.
Today, constitutional monarchy is almost always combined with representative democracy, and represents theories of sovereignty which place sovereignty in the hands of the people, and those that see a role for tradition in the theory of government.
There have been monarchies which have coexisted with constitutions which were fascist (or quasi-fascist), as was the case in Italy, Japan and Spain, or those in which the government is run as a military dictatorship, as was the case in Thailand.
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 Monarchy Portal @ Reigned.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A government with a hereditary head of state (whether as a figurehead or as a powerful ruler).
An absolute monarchy is a government ruled by one person, termed a monarch and bearing a title based on their position.
A constitutional monarchy is ruled by a Parliament or other representative body and has a monarch as a figurehead with little or no real power.
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 Possible For Monarchies To Make A Comeback? - History Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The distinguishing characteristic of monarchies is that the Head of State holds their office for life, unlike in a republic, where a president is normally elected for a certain amount of time.
The term monarchy is also used to refer to the people and institutions that make up the royal establishment, or to the realm in which the monarchy functions.
Elective monarchies, distinguished by the monarchs being appointed for life, have in most cases been succeeded by hereditary monarchies.
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 Constitutional Monarchies
Canada is a constitutional monarchy and our head of state is Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
The ruler is selected by and from a group of hereditary leaders representing nine of the country's 13 states.
The Australians voted to retain the monarchy, but the republicans blamed their narrow defeat on the wording of the referendum question.
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Hence, the nature of things led the great monarchies to adopt such political measures as tended to restrict the importation of foreign manufactured goods, and foreign commerce and navigation, and to favour the progress of their own manufactures, and their own commerce and navigation.
The oppression of feudalism on agricultural production was increased by the insatiable demands made by the monarchy on the producers, which were made more intolerable by the freedom from taxation enjoyed by the clergy and nobility.
Under such circumstances it was impossible that the most important branches of trade could succeed, those namely which depend on the productiveness of native agriculture, and the consumption of the great masses of the people; those only could manage to thrive which produced articles of luxury for the use of the privileged classes.
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 Boston.com / News / World / Asia / Royal Wives Seek New Role in Hereditary Monarchies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The story lines may diverge but both highlight a clash between modern values and a system that traditionally expected royal wives to produce many sons, stay meekly in the shadow of their husbands, and bear any marital distress in stoic silence.
When female royals are unable or unwilling to play their conventional roles, a crisis erupts that can put pressure on monarchies to reform or update their image, royal-watchers say.
But a modern monarchy with an image as an ideal family can no longer resort to a sexual surrogate, so the law will probably have to be changed to allow reigning empresses, Ruoff says, despite worries about finding a future spouse for a female heir.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2004/07/14/royal_wives_seek_new_role_in_hereditary_monarchies?mode=PF   (833 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Thomas Hobbes: A Dialogue Between a Philosopher and a Student, of the Common Laws of England - Questions ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The question is in the handwriting of the fourth Earl of Devonshire, the son of the third Earl, whom Hobbes had tutored in the 1630s.
Hobbes answers with a robust defence of hereditary right, in the course of which he also makes some important general observations about the concept of a right.
The question of 'exclusion' became the most burning issue in English politics in the course of 1679, when a bill to exclude the future James II was introduced into the House of Commons.
www.amazon.co.uk /Thomas-Hobbes-Philosopher-Questions-Hereditary/dp/0198237022   (1043 words)

 List, The National System of Political Economy, Book III, Chapter 28: Library of Economics and Liberty
The title and form of that book, as though its general intention was to treat of the nature of absolute government, were undoubtedly selected from motives of prudence.
Only under those political constitutions in which the national interests are represented (and not under an absolute Government, under which the State administration is necessarily always modified according to the individual will of the ruler) can such a steadiness and consistency of administration be secured, as Antonio Serra rightly observes.
We refer to periods of slavery and serfdom, of barbarism and superstition, of national disunity, and of caste privileges.
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Monarchies, he writes, can be either hereditary and governed by the same family for generations, or recently founded.
Leaving aside hereditary monarchies for the moment, he distinguishes two different kinds of recently founded monarchies — those which are entirely new, and those which are new annexations of territory added onto pre-existing hereditary monarchies.
This kind is pretty easy to handle, according to Machiavelli, because political circumstances in such a monarchy have been relatively stable for a long period of time, and subjects are used to the way things are under a ruling family.
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 FRANCE 1494-1559
This power was concentrated, to a considerable extent, in the hands of the monarchy; and it is, therefore, clear that the manner in which French kings chose to wield their strength was inevitably a vital factor in the life of Europe.
The growth of the French monarchy had begun during the Middle Ages; medieval kings of France had demonstrated that the institutions of feudalism were capable, in strong hands, of supplying the basis for an effective centralized government.
France had been blessed with many strong kings; and, for the most part, they had lived long enough to be succeeded on the throne by sons who were already mature men and thus able to carry on their fathers' policies without interruptions.
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 IlliniPundit.com » Blog Archive » Quagmire
Hereditary monarchies have been elected, yes, elected, in the past.
First, I believe, your idea of elected monarchies of the past is flawed because hereditary monarchies by the name alone means whoever is next in line according to birth and blood to the royal family.
When people know that there is something else and when their government represses what they want to change then whatever monarchy or totalitarian system exists will have to keep power by brute force.
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 Arab World Succession Scenarios: Part 2, The Republics, The Estimate, September 24, 1999
As a result, the prospects for instability may actually be far greater in the republics than in the monarchies.
Egypt has had four Presidents since the monarchy was overthrown in 1952, and one of them, Muhammad Naguib, did not make it past 1953.
Egypt’s four Presidents since the overthrow of the monarchy have come from the Armed Forces: Naguib, Nasser and Sadat from the Army and Mubarak from the Air Force.
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These relatively new hereditary monarchies, possessed of limited state capacity and great but finite oil wealth, are subject to demands for distributive justice and something like democracy at the same time that they have to pay heed to the demands of varied Islamic groups, traditional tribal elements, and growing royal families.
Gause suggests that these monarchies are firmly in power in the mid-1990s because they have met these challenges with considerable success, and that they are likely to remain in power if they but adapt in an evolutionary way to changing circumstances.
His thesis will not anger or worry the ruling families and others of privilege in these monarchies &emdash; nor, for that matter, many in the foreign policy establishment in the United States which has a big stake in the status quo and stability on the Peninsula.
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 Maldives Royal Family Official Website: Diving on the Grave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
One only has to look at the mature democracies in the world to find that most of them are in fact hereditary monarchies.
What is now the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was a hereditary monarchy, for a brief period with a non-Muslim monarch, and that was the only time that it was truly a democracy.
It is not the vestiges of a non-existent monarchy that have to be removed to turn the Maldives into a democracy.
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 Comment is free: No kings, please, we're American
"There are no hereditary kings in America and no powers not created by the constitution." So wrote Judge Anna Diggs Taylor of the US district court in Detroit, declaring the Bush administration's warrantless domestic spying "illegal and unconstitutional".
It is curious that while Americans would certainly not entertain the establishment of royalty on native soil, many warmly welcome visiting royals (the late Princess Diana, with her common touch, was a great favourite) and, on arriving in London, go on a pilgrimage to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard.
Frothrath, technically, canada etc. are not monarchies, they are part of the commonwealth, in Canada for example, the throne is occupied by a governor general.
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 Wealth And Our Commonwealth, William H. Gates and Chuck Collins excerpt, ThinkingPeace
They surmised that these great European inequalities were the result of an aristocratic system of land transfers, hereditary political power, and monopoly.
Monarchies and hereditary aristocracies mocked the republican principle of self-government.
Writing in Common Sense, Thomas Paine attacked the notion of hereditary government: "To the evil of monarchy we have added that of hereditary succession; and as the first is a degradation and lessening of ourselves, so the second, claimed as a matter of right, is an insult and imposition on posterity."
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