What is the manarcy? A monarchy is a form ofgovernment. The monarch oftenbears the title king or queen.However, emperor/empress, grandduke/grand duchess,prince/princess and other termsare or have been used todesignate monarchs. Although theword monarch derives from theterm single ruler, traditionallyheads of state bearing the titlepresident or premier are notofficially considered monarchs.King Solomons royal court.
Types of monarcyThere are three types of monarcy.1.Constitutional monarcy2.Absolute monarcy3.Theocratic monarcy
Constitutional monarcyConstitutional monarcy Constitutional monarchy, in which themonarch retains a unique legal,butexercises limited or no political powerpursuant to a constitution or traditionwhich allocates governing authorityelsewhere.Today in most part of the monarcycountries have constitutional monarcy.Forexample,UK,Australia.
Theocratic monarchyTheocratic monarchy Theocratic monarcy,in which authoritybelongs to religiousleader.Today there are onlytwo countries whichhave theocraticmonarcy.They areVatican and SaudiArabia.
Absolute monarcyAbsolute monarcyAbsolute monarcy, inwhich all authoritybelong to only king orso on.Today in somecoutries have this formof monarcy.Forexample,Qatar,Oman,Brunei.King Leopold I, elected founder of thehereditary monarchy of Belgium.
"A Yankee in King Edwards Court" or"A Yankee in King Edwards Court" or"Europe at the Throne of Twain""Europe at the Throne of Twain"September 1907September 1907Original cartoon owned by the Mark TwainOriginal cartoon owned by the Mark TwainMuseum, Hannibal.Museum, Hannibal.
Some aphorism about monarcySome aphorism about monarcy It is hard enough luck being a monarch, without being a target also.More Maxims of Mark, Johnson, 1927Strip the human race, absolutely naked, and it would be a real democracy.But the introduction of even a rag of tiger skin, or a cow tail, could make abadge of distinction and be the beginning of a monarchy.Mark Twains NotebookWe hold these truths to be self-evident -- that all monarchs are usurpersand descendants of usurpers; for the reason that no throne was ever set upin this world by the will, freely exercised, of the only body possessing thelegitimate right to set it up -- the numerical mass of the nation.Letter to Sylvester Baxter of Boston Herald, 1889