A form of government in which the head of goverment (a King or Queen) inherits the title.

Absolute Monarchy is where the King or Queen has absolute power and can do what he wants.

Constituitonal monarchy is when the King shares power with Parliament and must follow the rules of the constituition.

Originally, thousands of years ago, monarchy was so that one guy could control all and everyone would know who succeeded him. This way, there were no fights between people over things like laws or taxes because only one person decided that, and no fights over who would succeed him because it was his child. Unfortunately in many cases (I won't say most because that is an opinion) the ruler wasn't suited for the job and there were fights anyway. Because of this many countries either changed to Democracy or changed to Constitutional Monarchy.
Absolute Monarchy: Louis XIV of France. Now obsolete.

Constitutional Monarchy: The current government of England.
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An out moded for of government where power is handed down by accident of birth rather than other means.
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An obsolete form of government, yet in the 21st century there are still people who somehow delude themselves that anyone with an inherited title is somehow special.
heredetary titles are useless and obsolete, people should be elected to government, not born into the position. Socalled "royalty" isn't anything special u duds.
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An obsolete form of government. Inheriting a title is nothing special and doesn't make you higher, better or more special than anyone else.

Yet some people still think that one particular family inheriting titles is somehow special. It isn't u freaks!

All heads of state and members of any house of parliament must be elected!
A monarchy is a stupid tradition, only fools fall for the scam.
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A "monarchy" is a form of government, of which there are 2 types.

A "constitutional monarchy" is a government in which the monarch is a figurehead. He or she performs ceremonial functions, such as state visits and ship christenings. There is a parliament and a prime minister. The parliament is responsible for making the laws and the prime minister executes the law.

In a "true monarchy," the monarch's word is law because the monarch is the state. The Monarch is the equivalent of the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court all rolled into one.
Japan, Sweden, the UK and Spain are all constitutional monarchies.
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a dick that is really big or a government ran by dict.s like Bush
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An old-fashioned and traditional load of bullshit that is no use to anyone
I wish Britain had a President then we could ditch this monarchy crap. America gets it, why can't we?????????????
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