By Merzedes and Jensyn
What is a Monarchy?
-Monarchies today are often seen as a constitutional monarchies. That means they retain a legal and ceremonial role, but has no political power.
-Most states have only one person as a monarch hence the prefix mono.
-Monarchies have heredity rule, which means all of the rulers have come from the same family, and the crown is passed down generation to generation.
• efficient way of carrying out decisions
• clear line of succession• loyalty to monarch as unifying power
• quality of leadership can vary
dramatically from one generation to
• job of running modern nation-state
has become too big for any but themost exceptional monarchs to do well