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  Welcome to the official web site of the British Monarchy
Welcome to the official web site of the British Monarchy.
Dating back over ten centuries, the Monarchy plays an important role in the UK and Commonwealth.
This web site provides information on the work of The Queen in modern society, biographies of the Royal Family, a history of kings and queens through the ages, background on Royal residences and art collections, and coverage of recent Royal events.
www.royal.gov.uk   (167 words)

  
  Constitutional monarchy information - Search.com
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 with military dictatorships, as was the case in Thailand.
Historically, when monarchies have been abolished the royal family was usually exiled to a foreign country to prevent their presence from interfering or distracting from the new republican government.
Hawaii was a constitutional monarchy from the unification of the of the smaller independent chiefdoms of Oʻahu, Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and the Hawaiʻi (or the "Big Island") in 1810 until the overthrow of Queen Liliʻuokalani in 1893.
www.search.com /reference/Constitutional_monarchy   (2188 words)

  
  Monarchy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Monarchies are one of the oldest forms of government, with echoes in the leadership of tribal chiefs.
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.
In constitutional monarchies the rule of succession is generally embodied in a law passed by a representative body, such as a parliament.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Monarchy   (2407 words)

  
 Monarchy - MSN Encarta
Monarchy, form of government in which one person has the hereditary right to rule as head of state during his or her lifetime; the term is also applied to the state so governed.
European monarchies were dynastic, with the throne usually being passed on to the eldest son or nearest male descendant.
Abuses of power, as well as growing dissatisfaction among the bourgeoisie, helped bring about the end of many absolute monarchies; revolutions in England in the 17th century and in France in the 18th century were major landmarks in the limitation of absolute power.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761576548/Monarchy.html   (409 words)

  
 Constitutional monarchy Information
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 with military dictatorships, as was the case in Thailand.
Historically, when monarchies have been abolished the royal family was usually exiled to a foreign country to prevent their presence from interfering or distracting from the new republican government.
Hawaii was a constitutional monarchy from the unification of the of the smaller independent chiefdoms of Oʻahu, Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and the Hawaiʻi (or the "Big Island") in 1810 until the overthrow of Queen Liliʻuokalani in 1893.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Constitutional_monarchy   (2298 words)

  
 Monarchy Lecture
This is the type of monarchy against which revolutions were fought, and it is also the type of monarchy that was responsible for the strengthening of the arguments in favor of democracy and the republican form of government.
Monarchy in this case reinforces democracy and strengthens it, adding a centripetal and necessary aspect to the system's efforts at stability, especially necessary in view of the fact that modern democracy, by definition, is centrifugal and atomistic in its celebration of individualism.
It is thus the form of monarchy, capetian and hereditary, that the constitution of the Fifth Republic achieves by elevating the president to a level that allows him to transcend even the contingencies of a presidential majority.
home1.gte.net /eskandar/lecture.html   (7443 words)

  
 Constitutional Monarchy Think piece @ InteriorBeauty.com (Interior Beauty)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Modern constitutional monarchies usually implement the concept of trias politica or "separation of powers", where the monarch either is the head of the executive branch or simply has a ceremonial role.
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 with military dictatorships, as was the case in Thailand.
A constitutional monarchy is a form of government in which a king or queen reigns with limits to their power along with a governing body (i.e.
www.interiorbeauty.com /encyclopedia/Constitutional_monarchy   (1795 words)

  
 A brief guide to the British monarchy
In a monarchy the head of state, the nation's representative-in-chief, inherits that position from her or his parents and is entitled to hold it until death.
Supporters of monarchy at one time based the monarch's claim to power on "divine right." They said that the privilege was given by God.
In Britain we now have a "constitutional monarchy" in which the monarch acknowledges the rights of the legislature and the executive branch of government.
www.centreforcitizenship.org /monarchy/mon.html   (334 words)

  
 monarchy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Monarchy has existed since the earliest history of humankind and was often established during periods of external threat or internal crisis because it provided a more efficient focus of power than aristocracy or democracy, which tended to diffuse power.
Changes in intellectual climate, in the demands made upon government in a secular and commercially expanding society, and in the social structure, as the bourgeoisie became increasingly powerful, eventually weakened the institution of monarchy in Europe.
The Glorious Revolution in England (1688) and the French Revolution (1789) were important landmarks in the decline and limitation of monarchical power.
www.bartleby.com /65/mo/monarchy.html   (504 words)

  
 The Norwegian Monarchy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is part and parcel of this historical outline that the actual form of the monarchy, the institution itself, was a theme of conflict decidedly subordinate to its content.
The monarchy is legally rooted in the first section of the Norwegian Constitution, where Norway is defined as "a Kingdom " with a "limited and hereditary monarchy".
In a democratic monarchy the emphasis is on the Constitution, not on the monarch.
www.reisenett.no /facts/government/monarchy.html   (2853 words)

  
 Sacred Monarchy
This was a new form of sacred monarchy, that of the papal monarchy.
The nadir of the papal monarchy was in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
Sacred monarchy has taken on many forms throughout history, including the monarch as the chief god, to being merely a resident in an institution with an investiture by God to today’s almost entirely redundant idea of sacred monarchy.
www.geocities.com /epic_of_gilgamesh/sacredmonarchy.html   (3518 words)

  
 :: Welcome to Monarchy.net::
Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all.
The monarchy is a political referee, not a political player, and there is a lot of sense in choosing the referee by a different principle from the players.
The monarchy’s most important constitutional function is simply to be there: by occupying the constitutional high ground, it denies access to more sinister forces; to a partisan or corrupt president, divisive of the nation; or even to a dictator.
www.monarchy.net /quotations.htm   (4919 words)

  
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In a modern constitutional Monarchy, the tyrants are generally the politicians elected by the people, and the bureaucratic class who actually run the nation; these are of course unimpeachable, and must simply be obeyed.
Constitutional monarchy may have a special role to play when a police state collapses, and the new state has to be formed in a void where political legitimacy is missing.
A constitutional monarchy is a form of monarchical government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges a hereditary or elected monarch as head of state.
www.lycos.com /info/monarchy--constitutional-monarchy.html   (583 words)

  
 The Monarchy
Support for the monarchy tends to increase with age (see figure 2.2.1), with 72 per cent of respondents of 65 years and over preferring the monarchy, compared with 23 per cent support for a republic.
Despite support for the monarchy being relatively strong among elderly Maori (69 per cent), the level of enthusiasm for the Queen among this group is still lower than among older voters generally.
While abolition of the monarchy might not be on the political agenda in New Zealand in the short term, reform may be.
www.geocities.com /noelcox/NZ_Monarchy_2.htm   (4902 words)

  
 Free Life Commentary No 83
But the lurid claims of warnings from the Queen, of homosexual rape in the royal household, and of the general conduct of the royal family, are highly damaging regardless of their truth - and have been taken up by the republicans in the media and used to cause the greatest damage possible.
An argument consequent on this is that the Monarchy is a survival from the time before the middle-class revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Monarchy is not simply an ancient institution that is harmless and that ought therefore to be left alone.
www.seangabb.co.uk /flcomm/flc083.htm   (3322 words)

  
 monarchy - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
monarchy form of government in which sovereignty is vested in a single person whose right to rule is generally hereditary and who is empowered to remain in office for life.
Seeing women in the July Monarchy Salon: rhetorics of visibility and the women's press.
A WRITER AT LARGE: Making sense of monarchy; The deferential, even reverential biographies of our kings and queens have been replaced by more rigorous accounts of what our modern British monarchy is and how it got that way.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-monarchy.html   (798 words)

  
 Chapter 2 Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We pick up the story of the French monarchy at the beginning of the eighteenth century, by which time the Bourbon Kings had taken on an unprecedented level of responsibility for ruling all of France.
Despite all this royal bravado, the monarchy faced significant challenges —some even life threatening, as Louis XV discovered on 5 January 1757, when a domestic servant named Robert-François Damiens tried to kill the King.
Not surprisingly, supporters of the monarchy regarded this act as a heinous crime and thought that its perpetrator must have been a madman who should be exorcised from society.
chnm.gmu.edu /revolution/chap2a.html   (509 words)

  
 Arguments for Monarchy - Canadian Monarchist ONLINE
Constitutional monarchy alone is capable of integrating the executive, legislative and judicial functions of government.
Constitutional monarchy allows the celebration of public social events, such as the marking of collective anniversaries and the bestowal of honours, to be free of the taint of partisan politics.
Republicans claim that monarchies are undemocratic, outdated and are stuck in the dark ages.
www.interlog.com /~rakhshan/parg.html   (2404 words)

  
 Monarchy
A republic was declared in 1972, and a plebiscite in 1974 voted against the restoration of the monarchy.
In 1910, the monarchy was ousted by revolution and a republic was declared.
The constitutional monarchy was developed gradually during the second half of the 19th century.
www.gesvt.com /eitrweb/mona.html   (3437 words)

  
 Arguments for Monarchy - Canadian Monarchist ONLINE
Constitutional monarchy alone is capable of integrating the executive, legislative and judicial functions of government.
Constitutional monarchy allows the celebration of public social events, such as the marking of collective anniversaries and the bestowal of honours, to be free of the taint of partisan politics.
Republicans claim that monarchies are undemocratic, outdated and are stuck in the dark ages.
pages.interlog.com /~rakhshan/parg.html   (2404 words)

  
 Odin Archive - The Norwegian monarchy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The monarchy is legally rooted in the first section of the Norwegian Constitution, where Norway is defined as "a Kingdom " with a "limited and hereditary monarchy".
In a democratic monarchy the emphasis is on the Constitution, not on the monarch.
The democratization of the monarchy has increased some, not least via the queen's "commoner" origins, but also via the media's general curiosity about the private lives of the Royal Family, the cost of remodelling the Palace and hints of a new balance in the monarchy's relationship to private enterprise.
odin.dep.no /.../norway/system/032005-990401/index-dok000-b-n-a.html   (3241 words)

  
 Monarchy Years - The History of Hawaii - Hawaii School Reports
The Monarchy years generally span the period of time between the unification of the islands by Kamehameha the Great in 1810 and the overthrow of the Hawaiian government in 1893.
At the time, Hawaii was in the process of moving from regional monarchs, usually one per island, to a consolidated monarchy that spanned all the islands.
The precipitating event for the overthrow of the Monarchy and Queen Lili'uokalani was her proposed new Constitution.
www.hawaiischoolreports.com /history/monarchy.htm   (1287 words)

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