Republic Versus Monarchy



Definition of a Monarchy


The Macquarie Dictionary defines a "Monarchy" as: and defines "Monarch" as: Historically, Monarchs took many forms, obtained their status in many ways, and derived their power from different sources. The old idea of Monarchy maintained that the power of the Monarch was absolute, and sometimes held that the Monarch was responsible only to God (the doctrine of "the Divine Right of Kings"). Revolutions, particularly in England and France, destroyed much of the power of the Monarchs, resulting in the eventual development of limited or constitutional Monarchies (in which the Monarch's duties are largely ceremonial and symbolic).(2)




Republic Versus Monarchy

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