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History[ edit ] Monarchical rule is among the oldest political institutions. In England, royalty ceded power elsewhere in a gradual process. Ina group of nobles forced King John to sign the Magna Cartawhich guaranteed its barons certain liberties and established that the king's powers were not absolute.
Inthe Glorious Revolution and the overthrow of King James II established the principles of constitutional monarchywhich would later be worked out by Locke and other thinkers. However, absolute monarchyjustified by Hobbes in Leviathanremained a prominent principle elsewhere.
In the late 18th century, the American Revolution and the French Revolution were both additional steps in the weakening of power of European monarchies.
Each in its different way exemplified the concept of popular sovereignty upheld by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. World War I and its aftermath saw the end of three major European monarchies: Horthy was regent from to In similar wise the autocratic state of Franco in Spain claimed to have reconstituted the Spanish monarchy in absentia and in this case ultimately yielded to a restoration, in the person of King Juan Carlos.
In s Germany a number of monarchists gathered around the German National People's Party which demanded the return of the Hohenzollern monarchy and an end to the Weimar Republic ; the party retained a large base of support until the rise of Nazism in the s.
With the arrival of socialism in Eastern Europe by the end ofthe remaining Eastern European monarchies, namely the Kingdom of Romaniathe Kingdom of Hungarythe Kingdom of Albaniathe Kingdom of Bulgaria and the Kingdom of Yugoslaviawere all abolished and replaced by socialist republics.
The aftermath of World War II also saw the return of monarchist and republican rivalry in Italywhere a referendum was held on whether the state should remain a monarchy or become a republic. The republican side won the vote by a narrow margin, and the modern Republic of Italy was created.
Monarchism as a political force internationally has substantially diminished since the end of the Second World War, though it had an important role in the Iranian Revolution and also played a role in the modern political affairs of Nepal. Nepal was one of the last states to have had an absolute monarch, which continued until King Gyanendra was peacefully deposed in May and the country became a federal republic.
One of the world's oldest monarchies was abolished in Ethiopia in with the fall of Emperor Haile Selassie. Current monarchies[ edit ] The majority of current monarchies are constitutional monarchies.
In most of these, the monarch wields only symbolic power, although in some, the monarch does play a role in political affairs.
In Thailandfor instance, King Bhumibol Adulyadejwho reigned from toplayed a critical role in the nation's political agenda and in various military coups. Liechtenstein is a democratic principality whose citizens have voluntarily given more power to their monarch in recent years.
There remain a handful of countries in which the monarch is the true ruler. Other strong monarchies include Brunei and Swaziland. Justifications for monarchism[ edit ] Absolute monarchy stands as an opposition to anarchism and, additionally from the Age of Enlightenmentliberalismand communism. Otto von Habsburg advocated a form of constitutional monarchy based on the primacy of the supreme judicial function, with hereditary successionmediation by a tribunal is warranted if suitability is problematic.
However, countries with constitutional monarchies have managed for the most part to avoid extreme politics in part because monarchies provide a check on the wills of populist politicians.
European monarchies--such as the Danish, Belgian, Swedish, Dutch, Norwegian, and British--have ruled over countries that are among the most stable, prosperous, and free in the world. Constitutional monarchs make it difficult for dramatic political changes to occur, oftentimes by representing traditions and customs that politicians cannot replace and few citizens would like to see overthrown.
Hence, postth century debates on whether to preserve a monarchy or to adopt a republican form of government have often been debates over national identity, with the monarch generally serving as a symbol for other issues.
For example, in countries like Belgium and the Netherlands anti-monarchist talk is often centered on the perceived symbolism of a monarch contrasting with those nation's political culture of egalitarianism.
In Belgiumanother factor are the anti-Belgian sentiments of the separatist Flemish movement. The latter see the monarchy as a predominantly francophone institution of which the historical roots lie in the French-speaking elite that ruled Belgium until circa s.
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