Discussing what a monarchy is.

Monarchy Definition

Monarchy- A form of government in which a monarch(A king, queen, or emperor) is at head.

Pros of Having a Monarchy

  • It represents centuries of history and tradition.
  • Apolitical Head of State who is above party politics.
  • Things get done more efficiently.
  • One leader who decides eliminating party bickering's.

Cons of Having a Monarchy

  • Things get done the way the monarch wants.
  • Head of State not elected by the people.
  • The people could end up with a "bad" monarch and can't do anything about it.
  • All taxes go to the monarch.

Modern Monarchies

There are still many modern monarchies, but here are some examples:

  1. Spain- King Juan Carlos l
  2. United Kingdom- Queen Elizabeth ll
  3. Sweden- King Carl XVl

Monarchs of Europe