Monarchy

Monarchy is gone but they're still making the corpses dance

Monarchy

Monarchy is ruled by one person, which is the Monarch. In this case it is a King or Queen. In Monarchies the Monarch is only there to act as a symbol of the history in that country.


The "Royal" Family

In a Monarchy the head of the government is the King and/or Queen, the King or Queen can not be elected they inherit the duty because of an older generation. A Monarchs power depends on their country's history, in some cases the Monarchs get to make laws and send them to the legislative branch. Since you inherit this power there is always the possibility that the next person to inherit it is going to abuse that power. You can teach your citizens the history without having one person there to symbolize it. Every time I have heard about the King or Queen of England is when they are talking about the Prince or Kate who don't do anything for their country.


Parliament (Legislative)

The legislature in a Monarchy is also known as a parliament. The parliament is made up of two houses; the house of commons and the house of the lords. The house of the commons is the actual political power they are elected into the parliament. The house of the lords are appointed by crown. The Monarchs create the law and send it to the Parliament to have the law passed. If that part of government doesn't pass the law, it is known of the Monarch to fire legislature.


Citizens in a Monarchy

The citizens in a Monarchy have absolutely no say in what goes on in their country. They have the right to criticize or petition their government. Citizens participate by supporting the Monarch in what he/she says. Otherwise, they are seen and not heard. Lastly, citizens do not have the right to vote, all decisions are made by the Monarch. Just because the citizens aren't of royal material they don't get a say in what goes on in their country.


Examples of Monarchies

  • Australia has a Monarchy. The Monarch's name is "Queen Elizabeth II" She travels around the country to see other cultures, she does not have control of day-to-day things in her country. She is only used as symbol of history.
  • Spain has a Monarchy as well. The Monarch's name is "King Juan Carlos" The constitution makes it so he has limited powers of the country and is mostly used for ceremonial purposes.
  • Japan has a Monarchy government. The Emperor's name is Akihito. Their constitution makes it so he has ceremonial power, but no actual power of the country.


Government Differences

Our government is different because the citizens actually have a say in what goes on in our Country. We have the right to protest against things we don't want and we have the right for things we do want. Unlike in a Monarchy where citizens don't have any say in what goes on, they just wait for the Emperor, King or Queen to make a new law. Our government is also different from a Monarchy because the President cant just fire legislature because they didn't pass a law he wanted to pass. That's completely unfair to the people who are just doing their jobs. Monarchs think that they know everything and everything they say is right, which is extremely conceded.


Alexis Laverdiere

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