What is monarchy?

  • (noun): An autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority.


A monarchy is a form of government in which sovereignty is actually or nominally embodied in a single individual (the monarch).

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Spanish American Wars Of Independence - Collapse of The Bourbon Dynasty
... began an extended period of instability in the world-wide Spanish Monarchy which lasted until 1823 ... claim of some juntas to represent the monarchy as a whole ...
Australia-Canada Relations - Comparison of Australia and Canada - Monarchy
... shown shifts in the popularity of the monarchy, although to date, only Australia has held a national referendum on moving to a republican form of government ... have expressed support for ending the monarchy, it is not the policy of any of the three main federal parties ... nature of both countries' constitutions, any constitutional change regarding the monarchy would require the consent of each country's states or provinces ...
Monarchy - Current Monarchies
... However, what makes him not an absolute monarchy is that the people can call for a referendum to end the monarchy's reign ... Malaysia could also be considered as an East Asian constitutional monarchy (see next) ... Cambodia had its own monarchy after independence from France, which was deposed after the Khmer Rouge came into power and the subsequent invasion by Vietnam ...
Monarchies In The Americas - Current Monarchies - American Monarchies - Jamaica
... The monarchy of Jamaica has its roots in the Spanish monarchy, under the authority of which the islands were first colonised in the late 16th century, and later the English and ... Kingdom, retaining the then reigning monarch, Elizabeth II, as monarch of the newly created monarchy of Jamaica ...

Famous quotes containing the word monarchy:

    A monarchy is like a man-of-war—bad shots between wind and water hurt it exceedingly; there is a danger of capsizing. But democracy is a raft. You cannot easily overturn it. It is a wet place, but it is a pretty safe one.
    Flavius Josephus Cook (1838–1901)

    People think they have taken quite an extraordinarily bold step forward when they have rid themselves of belief in hereditary monarchy and swear by the democratic republic. In reality, however, the state is nothing but a machine for the oppression of one class by another, and indeed in the democratic republic no less than in the monarchy.
    Friedrich Engels (1820–1895)

    A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate.
    James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851)