Absolute Monarchy

Mikayla Politano Block 5

What is an Absolute Monarchy?

An Absolute Monarchy is a monarchy that is not limited or restrained by laws or a constitution.

The Leader

The leader of an Absolute Monarchy is called a monarch and is usually a king, queen or emperor. Most of the time, the power is passed down through families.

If the monarch wanted to , he or she could choose who gets to be the next monarch and could also change the rules at any time.

I personally think that it's better for there to just be one person in charge all of the time, so it never gets out of control.

The Legislature

Laws are made by the monarch. If the monarch wants a law, he/she can make one just by deciding it. No one else may make laws with the monarch's approval.

Citizen Rights

There are different rights in every absolute monarchy, depending on what the monarch wants. It's their chose.

Countries who live in Absolute Monarchies

Brunei, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Swaziland and Vatican City.

They're all led by kings and/or queens and they do just fine living in Absolute Monarchies.

Democracies Compared to Absolute Monarchies

We live in America, which is a Democracy. A Democracy is a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

There is a lot more than one person in the government in democracies, so it must get a lot more confusing.


Works Cited

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