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A monarchy, from the Greek μονος, "one," and αρχειν, "to rule," is a form of government in which a monarch, usually a single person, is the head of state. Anarchist redirects here. ... Aristocrat redirects here. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      This article applies to political and organizational ideologies. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      An autocracy is a form of government in which the political power is held by a single self appointed ruler. ... A Band Society is the simplest form of human society. ... A chiefdom is any community led by an individual known as a chief. ... This article is about a form of government in which the state operates under the control of a Communist Party. ... Corporatocracy (sometimes corporocracy) is a neologism coined by proponents of the Global Justice Movement to describe a government bowing to pressure from corporate entities. ... Direct democracy, classically termed pure democracy,[1] comprises a form of democracy and theory of civics wherein sovereignty is lodged in the assembly of all citizens who choose to participate. ... Representative democracy is a form of government founded on the principles of popular sovereignty by the peoples representatives. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A dictatorship is an autocratic form of government in which the government is ruled by a dictator. ... Roland pledges his fealty to Charlemagne; from a manuscript of a chanson de geste Feudalism, a term first used in the early modern period (17th century), in its most classic sense refers to a Medieval European political system comprised of a set of reciprocal legal and military obligations among the... Kleptocracy (sometimes Cleptocracy) (root: Klepto+cracy = rule by thieves) is a pejorative, informal term for a government that is primarily designed to sustain the personal wealth and political power of government officials and their cronies (collectively, kleptocrats). ... Kritarchy is a form of government ruled by judges and is based on natural rights. ... A Krytocracy is a government ruled by judges. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Meritocracy is a system of a government or another organization wherein appointments are made *who* makes the appointments - ultimately, it is the people (all members of the group). ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Absolute monarchy is a monarchical form of government where the monarch has the power to rule his or her land or country and its citizens freely, with no laws or legally-organized direct opposition in force. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A constitutional monarchy or limited monarchy is a form of government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges an elected or hereditary monarch as head of state, as opposed to an absolute monarchy, where the monarch is not... Ochlocracy (Greek: οχλοκρατια; Latin: ochlocratia) is government by mob or a mass of people, or the intimidation of constitutional authorities. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Oligarchy (Greek , Oligarkhía) is a form of government where political power effectively rests with a small elite segment of society (whether distinguished by wealth, family or military powers). ... A plutocracy is a form of government where the states power is centralized in an affluent social class. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Cybernetic revolt. ... Look up republic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Classical republic. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A constitutional republic is a state where the head of state and other officials are elected as representatives of the people and must govern according to existing constitutional law that limits the governments power over citizens. ... Parliamentary republics around the world, shown in Orange (Parliamentary republics with a non-executive President) and Green (Parliamentary republics with an executive President linked to Parliament). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Socialist state. ... A Capitalist Republic is the name for a Federal Republic with a Capitalist or Private Capital economic system that has a major outcome on elections or selections of major political leaders. ... States in which the constitution mandates power to a sole party are colored brown. ... This article pertains to technocracy as a bureaucratic structure. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      For the metal band, refer to Theocracy (band). ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Theodemocracy is a political system theorized by Joseph Smith, Jr. ... Constitutional theory defines a timocracy as either: a state where only property owners may participate in government; or a government where rulers are selected and perpetuated based on the degree of honour they hold relative to others in their society, peers and the ruling class. ... Totalitarianism is a term employed by some political scientists, especially those in the field of comparative politics, to describe modern regimes in which the state regulates nearly every aspect of public and private behavior. ... http://www. ... 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Many countries throughout the medieval ages developed their monarch and had many rows with their parliaments. This is evident in England. The civl war was caused by the fall out between the two parties. This idea eventually spread to the French Parliament (for instance) and so they also had a Civil War.


Monarchies were formed through conquest, popular sovereignty, greed, tradition, political necessity and an opportunity to exploit certain situations. In most monarchies, the monarch holds their position for life and passes the responsibilities and power of the position to their children or family when they die. In a few republics the head of state, often styled president, might remain in office for life, but most are elected for a term of office, after which he or she must step down, and any successors must then also be elected. There are currently 31 monarchs reigning over 45 extant sovereign monarchies in the world; the disconnect in numbers between monarchs and countries is explained by the fact that the sixteen Commonwealth realms - vast geographic areas including the trans-continental realms of Canada and Australia - are separate realms of one Sovereign in personal union; and one other monarchy, Andorra, has two non-resident foreign (French and Spanish) co-monarchs. President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... This article is about the political process. ... A Commonwealth Realm is any one of the 16 sovereign states that recognize Queen Elizabeth II as their Queen and head of state. ... It has been suggested that Dynastic union be merged into this article or section. ...


The term monarchy is also used to refer to the people (especially the dynasty, also known as royalty) and institutions that make up the royal or imperial establishment, or to the realm over which the monarch reigns. Monarchs serve as symbols of continuity and statehood. Today, the extent of a monarch's actual powers varies from monarchy to monarchy. In constitutional monarchies, wherein sovereignty rests formally with the crown but politically with 'the people' (usually the electorate, as represented by a parliament), the monarch now usually serves largely ceremonial functions, except in times of crisis. Many monarchies are constituted by tradition or by codified law, so that the monarch has little real political power; in others the monarch holds some power but is limited from exercising it by popular opinion or precedent; in still others the monarch holds substantial power and may exercise it without limit. However, the majority of monarchs today are bound by rule of law rather than rule of human will. // For other uses, see Dynasty (disambiguation). ... Royalty may refer to either: the royal family of a country with a monarchy royalties the payment made to the owner of a copyright, patent, or trademark, for the use thereof This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A Realm is a primary synonym for a world usually other than our own. ... A symbol or (in many senses) token is a representation of something — an idea, object, concept, quality, etc. ... In fiction, continuity is consistency of the characteristics of persons, objects, places and events seen by the reader or viewer. ... This article discusses states as sovereign political entities. ... “Sovereign” redirects here. ... In law, codification is the process of collecting and restating the law of a jurisdiction in certain areas, usually by subject. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Monarchy is one of the oldest forms of government, with echoes in the leadership of tribal chiefs. Many monarchs once claimed to rule by divine right, or at least by divine grace, ruling either by the will of the god(s) or even claiming to be (incarnated) gods themselves (see theocracy). Monarchs have also been selected by election (either in a broad popular assembly, as in Germanic tribal states; or by a small body, such as in the Holy Roman Empire, and as in Malaysia and the UAE today; or by dynastic succession; or by conquest; or a combination of any number of ways). In some early systems the monarch was overthrown or sacrificed when it became apparent that divine sanction had been withdrawn. http://www. ... The Divine Right of Kings is a European political and religious doctrine of political absolutism. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      For the metal band, refer to Theocracy (band). ... This article is about the political process. ... This article is about the medieval empire. ... UAE redirects here. ... Succession is the act or process of pooing or of following in order or sequence. ... The right of conquest is the purported right of a conqueror to territory taken by force of arms. ... Mandate of Heaven (天命 PÄ«nyÄ«n: Tiānmìng) was a traditional Chinese sovereignty concept of legitimacy used to support the rule of the kings of the Zhou Dynasty and later the Emperors of China. ...


Since 1800, most of the world's monarchies have been abolished by dismemberment or annexation, or have been transformed into republics; most current countries that are monarchies are constitutional ones. Among the few states that retain aspects of absolute monarchy are Brunei, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Swaziland and the Vatican City (the papal city-state, an electoral theocracy). In Jordan and Morocco, the monarch also retains considerable power. There are also recent (2003) developments in Liechtenstein, wherein the regnant prince was given the constitutional power to dismiss the government at will. Nepal had several swings between constitutional rule and direct rule related to the Maoist rebel movement and killings by a suicidal crown prince. In December 2007 the Nepalese government agreed to abolish the country's monarchy after the Constituent Assembly elections in 2008. Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A constitutional monarchy or limited monarchy is a form of government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges an elected or hereditary monarch as head of state, as opposed to an absolute monarchy, where the monarch is not... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Absolute monarchy is a monarchical form of government where the monarch has the power to rule his or her land or country and its citizens freely, with no laws or legally-organized direct opposition in force. ... The Sistine Chapel is the location of the conclave since 1492. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      For the metal band, refer to Theocracy (band). ... The term prince, from the Latin root princeps, is used for a member of the highest ranks of the aristocracy or the nobility. ... Direct Rule is the term given to the running of the day-to-day administration of Northern Ireland directly from Westminster. ... Maoism or Mao Zedong Thought (Chinese: 毛澤東思想, pinyin: Máo Zédōng Sīxiǎng), also called Marxism-Leninism–Mao Zedong Thought or Marxism-Leninism-Maoism (MLM), is a variant of communism derived from the teachings of Mao Zedong (1893–1976). ... A Crown Prince or Crown Princess is the heir or heiress apparent to the throne in a royal or imperial monarchy. ... Elections for a Constituent Assembly will be held in Nepal in 2008 at an unspecified date,[1] possibly in March or April,[2] after having been postponed from the earlier dates of 20 June 2007[3] and 22 November 2007. ...

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Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1350x625, 46 KB) Based on info from Image:Monarchies of the world. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1350x625, 46 KB) Based on info from Image:Monarchies of the world. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A constitutional monarchy or limited monarchy is a form of government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges an elected or hereditary monarch as head of state, as opposed to an absolute monarchy, where the monarch is not... The Commonwealth Realms, shown in pink A Commonwealth Realm is any one of the sixteen sovereign states within the Commonwealth of Nations that recognise Elizabeth II as their respective monarch. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Absolute monarchy is a monarchical form of government where the monarch has the power to rule his or her land or country and its citizens freely, with no laws or legally-organized direct opposition in force. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A constitutional monarchy or limited monarchy is a form of government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges an elected or hereditary monarch as head of state, as opposed to an absolute monarchy, where the monarch is not... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Absolute monarchy is a monarchical form of government where the monarch has the power to rule his or her land or country and its citizens freely, with no laws or legally-organized direct opposition in force. ...

Types of monarchy

In an absolute monarchy, the monarch has absolute power over every aspect of the state, if not of social life in general, and has the power to grant or withdraw a constitution; a constitutional monarch is subject to the constitution like other citizens, though in some cases he has certain constitutional privileges such as inviolability. Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Absolute monarchy is a monarchical form of government where the monarch has the power to rule his or her land or country and its citizens freely, with no laws or legally-organized direct opposition in force. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sanctity of life. ...


An elected monarchy was popular in various states of Northern Europe even up until the Middle Ages. When Charlemagne was a child, his father was elected King of the Franks. Stanislaw of Poland was an elected king, as was Frederick I of Denmark. The tradition of an elected monarchy is very ancient and still exists today in the office of the Pope. In Antiquity, there were various traditions of elected monarchs of various titles, usually rendered as king, especially in not fully sedentary societies such as the Germanic tribes (before they established a sedentary kingdom in territories of the former Roman empire). Often there was a mix of conflicting principles and interests, the ruling house tending to reserve succession for itself, with the nobility rivaling it. Actual succession often depended on popular assent and/or the support of the armed forces, which could take their role of king-maker as far as deposing an incompetent or 'criminal' ruler- or even pure mutiny to seize the throne. The Hellenistic kings of Macedon and of Epirus were elected by the army (a body that was very close in composition to the ecclesia of democracies, the council of all free citizens; military service was often linked with citizenship) among the male member of the royal house. In Macedon this tradition continued until the kingdom was dissolved by the Romans after the Third Macedonian War. An elective monarchy is a monarchy whose reigning king or queen is elected in some form. ... Charlemagne (left) and Pippin the Hunchback. ... This article is about the Frankish people and society. ... For other persons named StanisÅ‚aw Poniatowski, see StanisÅ‚aw Poniatowski. ... King Frederick I. Frederick I of Denmark and Norway (October 7, 1471 – April 10, 1533) was the son of the first Oldenburg King Christian I of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (1426-1481) and of Dorothea of Brandenburg (1430-1495). ... For other uses, see Pope (disambiguation). ... “Ancient” redirects here. ... Ancient Macedons regions and towns Macedon or Macedonia (Greek ) was the name of an ancient kingdom in the northern-most part of ancient Greece, bordered by the kingdom of Epirus to the west and the region of Thrace to the east. ... Epirus, spanning Greece and Albania. ... Ecclesia can refer to: Ecclesia (sociology of religion) Ecclesia (ancient Athens) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Democracy is a form of government under which the power to alter the laws and structures of government lies, ultimately, with the citizenry. ... A Royal House or Dynasty is a sort of family name used by royalty. ... The Third Macedonian War (171 BC - 168 BC) was a war fought between Rome and King Perseus of Macedon. ...


Most of today's hereditary monarchs serve as living national symbols of their nation-state. Most constitutional monarchs retain reserve powers, and other constitutionally defined roles and responsibilities. Many are also constitutional monarchs who can dissolve parliament and call for new elections (usually at the request of the prime minister). Though the latter may technically still propose legislation, the conventions of constitutional monarchy disallow them from doing so, as well as from wielding power in the unlimited manner of ancient monarchies, unless in the face of a constitutional, governmental, or some other crisis. A hereditary monarchy is the most common style of monarchy and is the form that is used by almost all of the worlds existing monarchies. ... National symbols are symbols of any entity considering itself and manifesting itself to the world as a national community (independent states, but also nations and countries in a state of colonialor other dependence, (con)federal integration, even an ethno-cultural community considered a nationality despite the absence of any political... The term nation-state, while often used interchangeably with the terms unitary state and independent state, refers properly to the parallel occurence of a state and a nation. ... A reserve power is a power that may be exercised by the head of state of a country in certain exceptional circumstances. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A constitutional monarchy or limited monarchy is a form of government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges an elected or hereditary monarch as head of state, as opposed to an absolute monarchy, where the monarch is not...


In some ancient hereditary monarchies, power often resided with the military, as often has been the case in Thailand and Japan (where its eventually hereditary military chief, the Shogun, developed into a de facto monarch, nominally under the Emperor), with an (at least) nominally 'prime ministerial' office (separate Head of government), which may tend to become hereditary itself, in the Hindu kingdom of Nepal even formally styled a hereditary Maharajah. In Fascist Italy a monarchy coexisted with a fascist party for longer than such co-existences occurred in Romania or Greece. Spain under Francisco Franco (his "Spanish State") was officially a monarchy, even though there was no monarch on the throne; upon his death, Franco was succeeded as Head of state by the Bourbon heir to the throne, King Juan Carlos I. Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate Shōgun )   is supreme general of the samurai,a military rank and historical title in Japan. ... The head of government is the chief officer of the executive branch of a government, often presiding over a cabinet. ... 1. ... Fascism (in Italian, fascismo), capitalized, was the authoritarian political movement which ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943 under the leadership of Benito Mussolini. ... “Franco” redirects here. ... The Spanish Civil War officially ended on 1 April 1939, the day Francisco Franco announced the end of hostilities. ... Also see:  Early Modern France The House of Bourbon is an important European royal house, a branch of the Capetian dynasty. ... Juan Carlos I (baptized as Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias; born January 5, 1938, Rome, Italy) is the reigning King of Spain. ...


There have also been situations in which a dictator proclaimed himself monarch of a previous republic, thus starting a self-proclaimed monarchy with no historical ties to a previous dynasty. The most famous example of this was general Napoleon I Bonaparte, who crowned himself first Emperor of the French after legally assuming political control of the French Republic (which in his lifetime has succeeded to the absolutist kingdom) as First Consul for life; a blatant operetta-imitation of his empire was that of dictator Bokassa I in the very poor Central African Empire. Also, Yuan Shikai crowned himself Emperor of the short-lived "Empire of China", a few years after the Republic of China was founded. A dictator is an authoritarian, often totalitarian ruler (e. ... A self-proclaimed monarchy is a monarchy that is proclaimed into existence, often by an individual, rather than occurring as part of a longstanding tradition. ... Napoléon I, Emperor of the French (born Napoleone di Buonaparte, changed his name to Napoléon Bonaparte)[1] (15 August 1769; Ajaccio, Corsica – 5 May 1821; Saint Helena) was a general during the French Revolution, the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from... A title used by Napoleon Bonaparte following his seizure of power in France. ... Emperor Bokassa I also known as Salah Eddine Ahmed Bokassa and Jean-Bédel Bokassa, [IPA: ʒɔ̃ bɛɪdÉ›l bÉ”kasa] (February 22, 1921–November 3, 1996) was the military ruler from January 1, 1966 of the Central African Republic and from December 4, 1976, sole emperor of the Central... The Central African Empire was the name of the Central African Republic when president Jean-Bédel Bokassa declared himself Emperor Bokassa in 1977. ... Yuan Shikai (Courtesy Weiting 慰亭; Pseudonym: Rongan 容庵 Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: Yuán ShìkÇŽi; Wade-Giles: Yüan Shih-kai) (September 16, 1859[1] – June 6, 1916) was a Chinese military official and politician during the late Qing Dynasty and the early Republic of China. ... Official flag of the Empire of China Capital Beijing Government Monarchy Emperor  - 1915–1916 Hongxian History  - Established 12 December, 1915  - Disestablished 22 March, 1916 The Empire of China (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) was a short-lived attempt by statesman and general Yuan Shikai from late 1915 to early 1916... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ...


On several occasions throughout history, the same person has served as monarch of separate independent states, in a situation known as a personal union. An empire was traditionally ruled by a monarchy whose leader may have been known by different, traditional or self-assumed titles in his different realms. Several former colonies of the British Empire, such as Australia, Canada, Jamaica, New Zealand etc., are now independent realms, which, along with the United Kingdom, continue to recognize one person as their respective sovereign head of state, with a distinctive title in each nation (King/Queen of Canada, Jamaica and so forth); these countries, including the UK, are known as Commonwealth Realms. In other cases, such as England and Scotland, a personal union was the precursor to a merger of the states. Often a personal union between nation states ends in complete separation, e.g. Norway, first in union with Denmark and later with Sweden, then finally opting for its own monarchy again. Similar to that after 816 years of personal union with Hungary, Croatia had in 1918 opted for separation and entry into the kingdom of Yugoslavia. It has been suggested that Dynastic union be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the political and historical term. ... It has been suggested that Benign colonialism be merged into this article or section. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... A Realm is a primary synonym for a world usually other than our own. ... A Commonwealth Realm is any one of the 16 sovereign states that recognize Queen Elizabeth II as their Queen and head of state. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... The historical term Lands of the Crown of St. ... Motto: One nation, one king, one country Anthem: Medley of Bože pravde, Lijepa naÅ¡a domovino, and Naprej zastava slave Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croato-Slovenian (see: Serbo-Croat and Slovenian) [1] Government Value specified for government_type does not comply King  - 1918-1921 Peter I  - 1921-1934 Alexander...


Some republics can be called 'virtual monarchies' as they appear to have introduced de facto inheritance for the Head of state, usually establishing a 'dynasty' by making his son (informally) designated heir, without constitutionally declaring themselves monarchies. These nations may be republics in theory, but dynastic monarchies in practice. The 'Roman Empire' in Latin existed only in the territorial sense, legally it was always a republic, theoretically the Principate was not hereditary monarchy, and even the Byzantine Empire had republican features. In the twentieth century, de facto monarchies existed in Nicaragua and Haiti. Today, formal constitutional republics like North Korea (communist single-party state) and Syria have been called de facto monarchies; however, one father-son succession without a constitutional mechanism is more an appearance than an actual de facto monarchy, the next succession may just as well be determined otherwise by the real king makers (a dead dictator ceases to dictate) and democratic republics too have produced de facto successions -albeit often not along strict lines such as primogeniture- and even three or more generation 'dynasties' (as India's Gandhi family), except that these only rule when their party is in power. See also family dictatorship. For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... The Principate is, according to its etymological derivation from the Latin word princeps, meaning chief or first, the political regime dominated by such a political leader, whether or not he is formally head of state and/or head of government. ... Byzantine redirects here. ... Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) (Devanagari: मोहनदास करमचन्द गांधी, Gujarati મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી), called Mahatma Gandhi, was the charismatic leader who brought the cause of Indias independence from British colonial rule to world attention. ... A family dictatorship, in political science terms a personalistic regime, is a form of dictatorship that operates much like an absolute monarchy, yet occurs in a nominally republican state. ...


Although in theory a monarch is the sovereign ruler of a state, historical developments often produced more complicated realities: when a state loses its true sovereignty, while internally retaining its monarchic constitution, its monarchy will often become similarly dependent on the greater power, e.g. as a feudal vassal under a suzerain, or in the colonial era become redefined as an actor in indirect rule, under a paramount power (such as each princely state in the British raj). Successions in such dependent states were often subject to the assent of the dominant power, which then often reserved the right to dethrone (and replace) a 'disloyal' incumbent. Look up vassal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Indirect rule is a type of European colonial policy as practiced in large parts of British India (see Princely states) and elsewhere in the British Empire (including Malaya), in which the traditional local power structure, or at least part of it, is incorporated into the colonial administrative structure. ... The term Paramount Ruler, or sometimes Paramount King, is a generic description, though occasionally also used as an actual title, for a number of rulers position in relative terms, as the summit of a feudal-type pyramid of rulers of lesser polities (such as vassal princes) in a given historical... A princely state is any state under the reign of a prince and is thus a principality taken in the broad sense. ... Anthem God Save The King-Emperor The British Indian Empire, 1909 Capital Calcutta (1858 - 1912) New Delhi (1912 - 1947) Language(s) Hindustani, English and many others Government Monarchy Emperor of India  - 1858-1901 Victoria¹  - 1901-1910 Edward VII  - 1910-1936 George V  - 1936 Edward VIII  - 1936-1947 George VI Viceroy...


Succession

The rules for selection of monarchs varies from country to country. In constitutional monarchies the rule of succession is generally embodied in a law passed by a representative body, such as a parliament. The House of Representatives Chamber of the Parliament of Australia in Canberra. ...


Elective monarchies, distinguished by the monarchs being appointed for life, have in most cases been succeeded by hereditary monarchies, but both secular sovereign nation cases at present - those of Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates - are 20th-century creations. In the hereditary system, the position of monarch involves inheritance according to an order of succession, usually within one royal family tracing its origin back to a historical dynasty or bloodline. In some cases the ruling family may claim to hold authority by virtue of the associated god's choosing, as reflected in the style-phrase "by the Grace of God," or other religion-based authority. An elective monarchy is a monarchy ruled by a monarch who is elected by a group. ... An order of succession is a formula or algorithm that determines who inherits an office upon the death, resignation, or removal of its current occupant. ... This article is about the monarchy-related concept. ... // For other uses, see Dynasty (disambiguation). ... By the Grace of God, as well as the various equivalent phrases in other languages thus rendered in English, is not a title in its own right, but a common introductory part of the full styles of many Monarchs, preceding the actual princely styles in chief of the specific realm...


The order of succession in most European monarchical states of the 21st century is by primogeniture, meaning that either the eldest child of the monarch or the eldest son of the monarch is first in line. Currently, there is some controversy over the succession laws of some monarchies such as that of the United Kingdom (UK), Canadian, or the Scandinavian monarchies, which require their monarch to be of a certain faith (in the Commonwealth Realms under the Act of Settlement 1701). This has been challenged as violating European Union rules that prohibit religious disqualification for positions of state authority, as well as a violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. , successions in dependent states could be subject to the assent of the (colonial or other) dominant power, which then often reserved the right to dethrone (and replace) a 'disloyal' incumbent. An order of succession is a formula or algorithm that determines who inherits an office upon the death, resignation, or removal of its current occupant. ... Primogeniture is the common law right of the first born son to inherit the entire estate, to the exclusion of younger siblings. ... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ... Act of Settlement The Electress Sophia of Hanover The Act of Settlement (12 & 13 Wm 3 c. ... Various Religious symbols, including (first row) Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Bahai, (second row) Islamic, tribal, Taoist, Shinto (third row) Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Jain, (fourth row) Ayyavazhi, Triple Goddess, Maltese cross, pre-Christian Slavonic Religion is the adherence to codified beliefs and rituals that generally involve a faith in a spiritual... The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is the bill of rights which forms part of the Constitution of Canada adopted in 1982. ...


Titles as political statements

Official styles and titles of monarchs often reflect the ambitions and ideals of the governments they head or represent and actual historical ties or claims to territories no longer under their administration or even extinguished as political units.


Some titles are specifically designed to express a relative rank, usually higher if self-assumed, as in the case of King of Kings and various equivalents, or Tipu Sultan who assumed the rank Padshah Bahadur when declaring his new Muslim empire Khudadad independent from the Mughal Padshah, it has no other meaning then 'in rank above Padhsah'. Some monarchic titles suggest a unique exalted rank, even universal supremacy, such as the Caliph, and yet there may be parallel dynasties, e.g. a branch of the Umayyad in Cordoba while the Oriental caliphate had been take over by the Abassids (in Baghdad). Other titles are perceived as carrying a protocolary rank, so granting (often as a reward for a loyal vassal) or assuming (as an assertion) a higher title can mean a 'promotion' regardless of political reality. King of Kings is a lofty title that has been used by several monarchies (usually empires in the informal sense of great powers) throughout history, and in many cases the literal title meaning King of Kings, i. ... History of Islamic monarchies Padishah, Badishah, or Badshah is a very prestigious title derived from the Persian word Padshah, which is based on the better-known title Shah King, assumed by several Islamic monarchs, notably these rulers, the first three commanding major Muslim empires: The Shahanshah of Iran (Persia), also... The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ... For main article see: Caliphate The Caliph (pronounced khaleef in Arabic) is the head of state in a Caliphate, and the title for the leader of the Islamic Ummah, an Islamic community ruled by the Sharia. ... The Courtyard of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, one of the grandest architectural legacies of the Umayyads. ... Abbasid provinces during the caliphate of Harun al-Rashid Abbasid (Arabic: العبّاسيّون Abbāsīyūn) was the dynastic name generally given to the caliphs of Baghdad, the second of the two great Sunni dynasties of the Islamic empire, that overthrew the Umayyad caliphs. ...


Additional elements in the full style may refer to the legitimation of the throne, either directly as by a phrase like "by the Grace of God," or indirectly by referring to a legitimating function, such as protecting the official religion, e.g. for a Muslim ruler by the style Commander of the faithful. The Protestant Successors to Henry VIII of England have all retained the "Defender of the Faith" originally granted by the Pope to Henry VIII before the 'annulment crisis' led to the Anglican Schism. By the Grace of God, as well as the various equivalent phrases in other languages thus rendered in English, is not a title in its own right, but a common introductory part of the full styles of many Monarchs, preceding the actual princely styles in chief of the specific realm... In some muslim countries, Amir al-Muminin, meaning Commander of the Faithful or Prince of the Faithful, is the religious chief. ... Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) from 22 April 1509 until his death. ... Defenders of the Faith. ... Pope Leo X, born Giovanni di Lorenzo de Medici (11 December 1475 – 1 December 1521) was Pope from 1513 to his death. ... King Henry VIII of England The English Reformation refers to the series of events in sixteenth century England by which the church in England broke away from the authority of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church. ...


Thus Queen Elizabeth II is "by the Grace of God, Queen" in fifteen of her sixteen realms, only Papua New Guinea omitting this phrase from her title there. During Spain's transition to a constitutional monarchy under Isabella II, her Style was changed from the 'Long Form' which included "by the Grace of God" and some 20 states to "By divine grace and the constitution, queen of the Spains". Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... Isabella II (October 10, 1830 – 1904), Isabel II in Spanish, was queen of Spain. ...


The kings and queens of England and Great Britain retained the title King of France until the union with Ireland to form the United Kingdom in 1801, during the reign of King George III. The kings and queens of Spain retained a long list of kingdoms, that didn't include Spain until Isabella II in 1837. The Council of Ministers authorized in 1987 Juan Carlos I, King of Spain, to also use "historical titles," presumably including the crusader relict King of Jerusalem, which passed through several dynasties, none of which actually had any authority in the obliterated former realm. George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 1738–29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain, and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ... King Juan Carlos I His Majesty King Juan Carlos I (Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón), styled HM The King (born January 5, 1938), is the reigning King of Spain. ... This is a list of Kings of Jerusalem, from 1099 to 1291, as well as claimants to the title up to the present day. ...


Demise of monarchies

Monarchies can come to an end in several ways. There may be a revolution in which the monarchy is overthrown; or, as in Italy or Greece, the electorate decides to form a republic by constitutional referendum. In some cases, as with England and Spain, the monarchy has been overthrown and later restored. After the abdication of Napoleon I, which ended the First Empire, the French restored the royal Bourbon dynasty which had been abolished by the republic within which Napoleon had established the Empire. At the same time, his emperorship was "revived" outside France, as a "golden cage" principality was created for him on the island of Elba, so in a sense the empire was succeeded by a kingdom and an emperor without an empire. For other uses, see Revolution (disambiguation). ... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A referendum (plural referendums or referenda), ballot question, or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The First French Empire, commonly known as the French Empire, the Napoleonic Empire or simply as The Empire, covers the period of the domination of France and of much of continental Europe by Napoleon I of France. ... Elba (bottom centre) from space, February 1994. ...


Dependent monarchies have been abolished by their dominant power, often for the purposes of being fully annexed, split or merged with another. In Uganda, for example, local tribal monarchies were abolished when the country became a unitary state. A map showing the unitary states. ...


The most recent monarchy to be abolished was the former Commonwealth Realm monarchy of Mauritius in 1992. In 1999 Australians voted to keep their status as a constitutional monarchy under Queen Elizabeth II. In December 2007 the Nepalese government agreed to abolish the country's monarchy after the Constituent Assembly elections in 2008. The Commonwealth Realms, shown in pink A Commonwealth Realm is any one of the sixteen sovereign states within the Commonwealth of Nations that recognise Elizabeth II as their respective monarch. ...


Countries may regard themselves as monarchies even without an actual monarch on the vacant throne, as Spain did from 1947 to 1975, and Hungary from 1920 to 1946.


A person who can be taken into consideration as future monarch in case of restoration of monarchy (or who even claims to be the legitimate heir to the throne of a deposed or in the royalist view suspended monarchy) is called a pretender, but that term also applies to a rival claimant of a filled throne, such as the several Russians who claimed to be a Tsar simultaneously. This article is about pretender as applied to a monarchy. ... Tsar (Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian цар, Russian  , in scientific transliteration respectively car and car ), occasionally spelled Czar or Tzar and sometimes Csar or Zar in English, is a Slavonic term designating certain monarchs. ...


See also abolished monarchy for a list of recently-abolished monarchies and the Republican Monarchist Debate. Throughout history, many of the worlds monarchies have been abolished, either through legislative reforms, coups detat, or wars. ... Republicanism in the United Kingdom is a movement in the United Kingdom which seeks to remove the British monarchy and replace it with a republic that has a non-hereditary head of state. ...


Unusual Monarchies

Sometimes, component members of federal states are monarchies, even though the federal state as a whole is not; for example each of the emirates that form the United Arab Emirates has its own monarch (an emir). Another unique situation is Malaysia, in which the federal king, called the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or Paramount Ruler, is elected for a five year term from and by the hereditary rulers (mostly sultans) of nine of the federation's constitutive States, all on the Malay peninsula. Entrance to the emirs palace in Bukhara. ... Flag of the Supreme Head of Malaysia Yang di-Pertuan Agong is a Malay title usually translated as Supreme Ruler or Paramount Ruler, is the official title of the constitutional head of state of the federation of Malaysia. ... For other uses, see Sultan (disambiguation). ... Malaysia is a federation of 13 states. ... The Malay Peninsula (Malay: Semenanjung Tanah Melayu) is a major peninsula located in Southeast Asia. ...


In addition to his ecclesiastical role as Supreme Pontiff of all Christians worldwide in communion with the Bishop of Rome, the Pope is ex officio the absolute monarch of Vatican City, the last truly sovereign Prince of the Church. He is elected by (and customarily from among) the College of Cardinals. (Since the Catholic episcopate is celibate, naturally there can be no official hereditary succession to the papal throne.) Notwithstanding this, the papacy has at times been under the control of powerful Italian families. Several popes have been succeeded by near relatives (officially described as Nepotes, literally 'nephews'). For other uses, see Pope (disambiguation). ... The term Prince of the church is nowadays used nearly exclusively for Roman Catholic Cardinals. ... The Sacred College of Cardinals is the body of all Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church established by Pope St. ...


Andorra is the world's only co-principality: it had two co-princes: the Bishop of Urgell in Spain (thus a Prince-Bishop), and the President of France—a unique case where an independent country's Monarch is democratically elected by the citizens of another country, which is not even in full personal union. Urgell (Spanish: Urgel) is one of the historical Catalan counties, bordering on the counties of Pallars and Cerdanya. ... Prince-Bishop was the title given bishops who held secular powers, beside their inherent clerical power. ... The President of France, known officially as the President of the Republic (Président de la République in French), is Frances elected Head of State. ... It has been suggested that Dynastic union be merged into this article or section. ...


Since 1947, the Emperors of Japan have reigned as neither sovereign, nor the de jure head of state. Emperor Hirohito having ceded sovereignty to the people shortly after World War II, the Japanese monarchy is bound by supreme law as opposed to constitutional convention under the provisos of the Constitution of Japan. For the CPR ocean liner, see Empress of Japan. ... Look up sovereign in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up De jure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the comedy film of the same name, see Head of State (film). ... Hirohito (裕仁), the Shōwa Emperor (昭和天皇), (April 29, 1901 - January 7, 1989) reigned over Japan from 1926 to 1989. ... The ethic of reciprocity is a general philosophical principle found in virtually all religions and moral codes, often as a fundamental rule. ... A constitutional convention is an informal and uncodified procedural agreement that is followed by the institutions of a state. ... The Constitution of Japan ) has been the founding legal document of Japan since 1946. ...


Samoa was often disputably described as a monarchy. The Constitution designated the o le Ao o le Malo, rendered as Head of State for life with a royal style, but the last incumbent, Malietoa Tanumafili II, a past member of one of the three princely families, died and has been succeeded by an elected leader for a five year term. It has since been stated as a constitutional presidency. O le Ao o le Malo is the Samoan head of state, which is the titles roughly translation. ... Malietoa Tanumafili II, GCMG, CBE, (born January 4, 1913) (also called Susuga) is one of the paramount chiefs, Malietoa (since 1939), and the current head of state (O le Ao o le Malo) of Samoa (and also the oldest national leader in the world). ...


Monarchy and Oligarchy

Currently 45 nations in the world have monarchs as heads of state, 16 of which are Commonwealth Realms that formally recognize Queen Elizabeth II as their head of state and Prince Charles as heir. A Commonwealth Realm is any one of the 16 sovereign states that recognize Queen Elizabeth II as their Queen and head of state. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... Prince Charles may refer to: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, current heir-apparent to the British throne Any of the previous British royals named Charles, Prince of Wales The former Belgian regent, Prince Charles of Belgium This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might...

State Title Extent Currently Notes
Flag of Andorra Andorra Co-Princes Constitutional Monarchy Nicolas Sarkozy and Joan Enric Vives Sicília Political structure in place since 1278.
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda King/Queen of Antigua and Barbuda Constitutional Monarchy Elizabeth II Commonwealth realm. The Monarch is represented by a Governor-General, currently Dame Louise Lake-Tack
Flag of Australia Australia King/Queen of Australia Federal Constitutional Monarchy Elizabeth II Commonwealth realm. The Monarch is represented by a Governor-General, currently Michael Jeffery, and six Governors
Flag of the Bahamas Bahamas King/Queen of the Bahamas Constitutional Monarchy Elizabeth II Commonwealth realm. The Monarch is represented by a Governor-General, currently Arthur Dion Hannat
Flag of Bahrain Bahrain King, styled Malik Semi-Constitutional Monarchy Hamad ibn Isa al-Khalifah Known as "emir" until 2002.
Flag of Barbados Barbados King/Queen of Barbados Constitutional Monarchy Elizabeth II Commonwealth realm. The Monarch is represented by a Governor-General, currently Sir Clifford Husbands
Flag of Belgium Belgium King/Queen of the Belgians Constitutional Monarchy Albert II Ruled by the king of the Netherlands until 1830. At the 1830 independence the constitution was a model of how to limit royal power.
Flag of Belize Belize King/Queen of Belize Constitutional Monarchy Elizabeth II Commonwealth realm. The Monarch is represented by a Governor-General, currently Sir Colville Young
Flag of Bhutan Bhutan Druk Gyalpo 'Dragon King' Constitutional Monarchy Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck Buddhist constitutional monarchy.[1]
Flag of Brunei Brunei Sultan Absolute sultanate Hassanal Bolkiah
Flag of Cambodia Cambodia King; individual throne styles, but most Kings include the titles of Brhat Pada, Samdach Brhat, Varman, Rajadhiraja, Parama, and Adipati Constitutional Monarchy Norodom Sihamoni Reinstituted in 1993.
Flag of Canada Canada King/Queen of Canada Federal Constitutional Monarchy Elizabeth II Commonwealth realm. The Monarch is represented by a Governor General, currently Michaëlle Jean, and by ten Lieutenant Governors, one in each province.
Flag of Denmark Denmark King/Queen Constitutional Monarchy Margrethe II of Denmark Also queen of Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Act of Succession revised in 1953 to allow for female monarchs.
Flag of Grenada Grenada King/Queen of Grenada Constitutional Monarchy Elizabeth II Commonwealth realm. The Monarch is represented by a Governor-General, currently Sir Daniel Williams
Flag of Jamaica Jamaica King/Queen of Jamaica Constitutional Monarchy Elizabeth II Commonwealth realm. The Monarch is represented by a Governor-General, currently Kenneth Hall
Flag of Japan Japan Emperor, styled Tennō Constitutional Monarchy/Empire Akihito World's only remaining emperor.
Flag of Jordan Jordan Hashemite King, styled Malik Semi-constitutional Hashemite monarchy Abdullah II Monarchy established by United Kingdom in 1921.
Flag of Kuwait Kuwait Emir, styled Amir ad-Dawlat al-Kuwayt "Emir of the State of Kuwait" Semi-constitutional emirate Sabah Al-Sabah Was Hakim al-Kuwayt "Ruler of Kuwait" until 1961; still prefixed "sheikh", as every member of a Gulf dynasty).
Flag of Lesotho Lesotho King Constitutional Monarchy Letsie III Known as Paramount Chief until 1965. Regarded as a symbol of national unity, the King does not exercise any executive or legislative powers.
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Prince, styled Fürst Semi-constitutional principality Hans-Adam II Some powers delegated to Prince Alois.
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Grand Duke/Duchess Constitutional grand duchy Henri Only remaining Grand Duchy. Ruled by the king of the Netherlands until 1890.
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia Yang di-Pertuan Agong or "Paramount Ruler" Constitutional federation Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Position electoral amongst -de facto tends to rotate between- the nine hereditary rulers of the peninsular Malay states, only for 5 years.
Flag of Monaco Monaco Sovereign Prince/Princess Semi-constitutional principality Albert II Last sovereign monarchy under (French, amical) protection
Flag of Morocco Morocco King, styled Malik Semi-Constitutional Monarchy Mohammed VI Morocco currently administers the disputed region of Western Sahara.
Flag of Nepal Nepal King, styled Raja Constitutional Monarchy Gyanendra Parliament stripped the king of every power in 2006. According to the Interim Constitution of 2007 the king was replaced with an Interim Head of State. The monarchy is now scheduled to be abolished.
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands King/Queen, styled Koning(in) Constitutional Monarchy Beatrix Also Koning(in) of both overseas autonomous areas: Aruba and Netherlands Antilles.
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand annex Cook Islands and Niue King/Queen of New Zealand Constitutional Monarchy Elizabeth II Commonwealth realm. The Monarch is represented by Governor-General Anand Satyanand
Flag of Norway Norway King/Queen, styled Konge/Dronning Constitutional Monarchy Harald V Act of Succession revised in 1990 to allow for female monarchs (full cognatic primogeniture).
Flag of Oman Oman Sultan Absolute sultanate Qaboos
Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea King/Queen of Papua New Guinea Constitutional Monarchy Elizabeth II Commonwealth realm. The Monarch is represented by a Governor-General, currently Sir Paulias Matane
Flag of Qatar Qatar Emir Absolute emirate Hamad bin Khalifa Formerly Hakim Qatar "Ruler of Qatar", from 3-9-1971: Amir Dawlat Qatar "Emir of the State of Qatar"
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis King/Queen of Sain Kitts and Nevis Constitutional Monarchy Elizabeth II Commonwealth realm. The Monarch is represented by a Governor-General, currently Sir Cuthbert Sebastian
Flag of Saint Lucia Saint Lucia King/Queen of Saint Lucia Constitutional Monarchy Elizabeth II Commonwealth realm. The Monarch is represented by a Governor-General, currently Dame Pearlette Louisy
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines King/Queen of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Constitutional Monarchy Elizabeth II Commonwealth realm. The Monarch is represented by a Governor-General, currently Sir Frederick Ballantyne
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia King styled Malik but also The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (خادم الحرمين الشريفين), i.e. Protector of the Holy Cities Absolute Monarchy Abdullah Saudi Arabia was unified in 1932.
Flag of the Solomon Islands Solomon Islands King/Queen of the Solomon Islands Constitutional Monarchy Elizabeth II Commonwealth realm. The Monarch is represented by a Governor-General, currently Sir Nathaniel Waena
Flag of Spain Spain King/Queen Constitutional Monarchy Juan Carlos I Monarchy was restored in 1975; and holds the title King of Jerusalem.
Flag of Swaziland Swaziland King (also Indovuzaki -lit. She-Elephant- or Queen Mother) Absolute Monarchy Mswati III (and Ntombi) Currently democratizing.
Flag of Sweden Sweden King/Queen, styled Konung/Drottning Constitutional Monarchy Carl XVI Gustaf Act of Succession revised in 1979 to allow for female monarchs (full cognatic primogeniture).
Flag of Thailand Thailand King Constitutional Monarchy Bhumibol Adulyadej The world's longest-serving current head of state. Known as Rama, the throne name with numeral officially used by every king of the present Chakri dynasty, currently Rama IX; Buddhist monarchy.
Flag of Tonga Tonga King/Queen Constitutional Monarchy George Tupou V The traditional Polynesian style of Tu'i Tonga, still the dynasty's birthright, was superseded by the western royal style in 1865, i.e. before the British protectorate
Flag of Tuvalu Tuvalu King/Queen of Tuvalu Constitutional Monarchy Elizabeth II Commonwealth realm. The Monarch is represented by a Governor-General, currently Filoimea Telito
Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates President Constitutional federation Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Position formally elected amongst the seven rulers of the Trucial states, de facto always from premier state Abu Dhabi.
Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom King/Queen of the United Kingdom Constitutional Monarchy Elizabeth II Commonwealth realm. Also Sovereign of Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man, and the non-sovereign states of the British overseas territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension Island, Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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Governor-General (or Governor General) is a term used both historically and currently to designate the appointed representative of a head of state or their government for a particular territory, historically in a colonial context, but no longer necessarily in that form. ... Arthur Dion Hanna (born March 7, 1928) is the current governor-general of the Bahamas. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bahrain. ... The position of king of Bahrain was created in February 2002 when the then emir of Bahrain Hamad ibn Isa al-Khalifah gave himself the title of king. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Absolute monarchy is a monarchical form of government where the monarch has the power to rule his or her land or country and its citizens freely, with no laws or legally-organized direct opposition in force. ... 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Successive Belgian kings are 1831-1865: Léopold I (34) 1865-1909: Léopold II (44) 1909-1934: Albert I (25) 1934-1951: Léopold III (16) 1944-1950: Charles, reigned as Prince Regent 1951-1993: Baudouin I (42) Since 1993: Albert II (13) None of these were King of... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A constitutional monarchy or limited monarchy is a form of government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges an elected or hereditary monarch as head of state, as opposed to an absolute monarchy, where the monarch is not... Albert II, King of the Belgians (Albert Félix Humbert Théodore Chrétien Eugène Marie), (born June 6, 1934), is the current King of the Belgians and a constitutional monarch. ... The Netherlands have been an independent monarchy since March 16, 1815, and have been governed by members of the House of Orange-Nassau since. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belize. ... 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Sir Colville Norbert Young (born 1932) is the Governor-General of Belize, and also patron of the Scout Association of Belize. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bhutan. ... Bhutanese rulers have styled themselves as Desi Druks (see dual system of government under Ngawang Namgyal), maharajas, and kings. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A constitutional monarchy or limited monarchy is a form of government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges an elected or hereditary monarch as head of state, as opposed to an absolute monarchy, where the monarch is not... Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck (born February 21, 1980) is the fifth Dragon King of Bhutan and head of the Wangchuck dynasty. ... 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His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, GCB GCMG (born July 15, 1946) is the 29th Sultan of Brunei, the eldest son of His Majesty Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the previous Sultan of Brunei, and Her Majesty Raja... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cambodia. ... This is a complete list of Kings of Cambodia 6th century: Bhavavarman I 6th century: Mahendravarman 7th century: Isanavarman I 7th century: Bhavavarman II 7th century: Jayavarman I 8th century: Queen Jayavedi REIGN UNKNOWN: Sambhuvarman REIGN UNKNOWN: Pushkaraksha 8th century: Sambhuvarman 8th century: Rajendravarman I REIGN UNKNOWN: Mahipativarman 802-850... 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Flag of the Vatican City Vatican City (Holy See) Supreme Pontiff, more commonly as "Pope" Absolute theocracy Benedict XVI Electoral (by Cardinals in conclave), sovereign Prince of the church

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Current subnational and Trans-National Traditional Monarchies

Not only are the Monarchs of constitutive Monarchies part of the federal establishment of both present elective monarchies (Malaysia, mainly sultanates, and the UAE, so named after its emirates), in many other modern states -often republics- tribal and other traditional states persist, with a dynasty that retains a court and often local prestige and influence; some are officially installed with the consent of the official government (as some of the many in Indonesia- waiting for the go-ahead can mean years of vacancy on the throne), others are merely condoned, or even in exile. Within Africa a great percentage of these ancient African Monarchies have active Power and Rule independently alongside the National Governments there respective Empires and Kingdoms in Africa; including internal Kingdoms Government and Kingdoms Judicary systems. Most have there own internal Warrior Armies and have the power to call upon the National Government Forces; if the situation is so needed. Vice-Versa the National or Trans-National Governments can call upon the Monarchies for support in times of Tribal conflicts, to command Peace, due to the Kingdoms massive influence with the People of the respective Kingdoms and Tribal Nations. Many of these Kingdoms Empires are crossed-border covering parts of two or more Countries, some Empires covers parts of complete regions, and a few the Continent itself, with 1000s of Royal Kingdoms within and under the respective Empire of a multiple or Tribal Nations Kingdoms, covering populations of 100s of millions in collective Populations on the African Continent.

State Title Ruler Part of Notes
Abrons King KOUASSI Adjoumani Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast H.R.M King KOUASSI Adjoumani is the King of Abrons Kingdom in Bondoukou.
Abeokuta King Gbadebo II Flag of Nigeria Nigeria H.R.M King Gbadebo II is the King of the Abeokuta Kingdom is in Nigeria.
Abengourou King BOA Kouassi III Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast H.R.M King Boa Kouassi III is the King of l’Indénié Kingdom in Abengourou.
Abomey King Agboli-Agbo Dedjlani Flag of Benin Benin H.R.M King Agboli-Agbo Dedjlani is the King of the Abomey Kingdom.
Adamawa King Joseph Adekola Ogunoye Flag of Nigeria Nigeria H.R.M King Joseph Adekola Ogunoye is the King of Adamawa Kingdom
Akropong-Akuapem King Oseadeefyo Addo Dankwa III Flag of Ghana Ghana H.R.M King Oseadeefyo Addo Dankwa III is the King of the Akropong-Akuapem Kingdom. The King of Akropong holds for the last sixteen years the "sacred seat" of the Akuapem-Asona, one of the seven major Akan clans.
Anloga King of Anloga (Ewe)Torghui Subo II Flag of Ghana Ghana H.R.M King Subo II is the King of the Anloga Royal Kingdoms. King Subo II is of the Anloga Royal Kingdoms lines in Ghana, and a member of the Nubian Sheba Imperial Empire Kingdom Central Government Empire Cabinet.
Allangoua King KOUAME Atta Etienne Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast H.R.M King KOUAME Atta Etienne is the King of Allangoua Kingdom in Assahara (M’Batto).
Arra Emperor Tehoua II Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast H.R.M Emperor Tehoua II is the Emperor of the Arra Empire Royal Kingdoms, crossed border through several West African Countries. H.R.M Emperor Tehoua II is a member of the Nubian Sheba Imperial Empire Kingdom Central Government Empire Cabinet and Chief of the Tribunal of Arra Empire Kingdoms Nations.
Ashanti Asantehene Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II Flag of Ghana Ghana The succession is decided by a series of councils of local notables and other royal family members.
Awka Igwe Eze-Uzu II Flag of Nigeria Nigeria H.R.M Igwe Gibson Nwosu Igwe of the Awka Kingdom.
Bana King Hapi IV Flag of Cameroon Cameroon H.R.M King Hapi IV is the King of the Bana Kingdom.
Bandjun King Ngie Kamga Joseph Flag of Cameroon Cameroon H.R.M King Ngie Kamga Joseph the King of Bandjun Kingdom
Benin Ekegbian Isienwenro James Iyoha Inneh Flag of Nigeria Nigeria H.R.M King Isienwenro James Iyoha Inneh is the King of the Benin Royal Kingdom.
Bénin Oba Erediauwa Salomon Igbinoghodua Flag of Nigeria Nigeria H.R.M King Salomon Igbinoghodua is the Oba Erediauwa of the Bénin Kingdom.
Bibemi King Halidou Sali Flag of Cameroon Cameroon H.R.M King Halidou Sali the King of Bibemi Kingdom
Bouna King Aka Ahoré François Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast H.R.M King Aka Ahoré François is the King of Bouna Kingdom in Bouna (M’Batto).
Bohmong Circle Bohmong Raja Aong Swe Prue Choudhury Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh Under the Chittagong Hill Tracts Regulation of 1900, the Government of Bangladesh recognizes three hereditary traditional rulers in the Chittagong Hill Tracts: the Mong Raja in Manikchari, the Chakma Raja in Rangamati and the Bohmong Raja in Bandarban. The rajas, also known as circle chiefs, exercise limited judicial authority, have responsibility for collection of land taxes in their respective territories and also exercise certain ceremonial roles. The Bohmong Raja is always a member of the Marma tribe.
Buganda Kabaka and Nnabagereka Muwenda Mutebi II and Queen Sylvia of Buganda Flag of Uganda Uganda Due to constitutional reform in 1993, the government of Uganda restored several traditional monarchies.
Bunyoro Omukama Iguru Flag of Uganda Uganda Due to constitutional reform in 1993, the government of Uganda restored several traditional monarchies.
Busoga Kyabazinga Henry Wako Muloki Flag of Uganda Uganda Due to constitutional reform in 1993, the government of Uganda restored several traditional monarchies.
Chakma Circle Chakma Raja Raja Devasish Roy Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh Under the Chittagong Hill Tracts Regulation of 1900, the Government of Bangladesh recognizes three hereditary traditional rulers in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, the Mong Raja in Manikchari, the Chakma Raja in Rangamati and the Bohmong Raja in Bandarban. The rajas, also known as circle chiefs, exercise limited judicial authority, have responsibility for collection of land taxes in their respective territories and also exercise certain ceremonial roles. The Chakma Raja is always a member of the Chakma Tribe.
Dagbon Yaa Naa Kampakuya Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani (title) Flag of Ghana Ghana The Yaa Naa is selected by a group of Kingmakers led by the Kuga Naa who is the embodiment of the customs and traditions of the Dagbon people. The King is selected after consulting the oracles and soothsayers. The current occupier is the prince and elder son of the immediate past Yaa Naa, Yaa Naa Yakubu Andani II who died in 2002. He is the Regent of Dagbon and acts as Yaa Naa until a new Yaa Naa is selected. The Regent is also qualified to be selected.
Djuablin Emperor Agninibilé II Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast H.R.M Emperor Agninibilé II of the Djuablin Empire Kingdom is amongst the Major Nubian descendent Empire Kingdoms Emperors in West Africa. The Djuablin Empire of Royal Kingdoms is crossed-border through several West and Central African Countries. H.R.M Emperor Agninibilé II is a member of Imperial Empire Cabinet of the Nubian Sheba Imperial Empire Kingdom Central Government.
Dimbokro King PEDRIN III Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast H.R.M King PEDRIN III is the King of Dimbokro Kingdom in Dimbokro.
Ebra King ASSEMIEN Nogbou Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast H.R.M King ASSEMIEN Nogbou is the King of Ebra Kingdom in Ebra.
Fumban,Bamun Sultan El Hadj Seidoi Njimoluh Njoya Flag of Cameroon Cameroon H.R.M Sultan El Hadj Seidoi Njimoluh Njoya is the Sultan of Fumban and Mfon of the Bamun Kingdoms
Gbese,Nyan,Aborbiamo Emperor Ashirifi I Flag of Ghana Ghana H.R.M Emperor Ashirifi I is the Emperor of the Gbese, Nyan, and Aborbiamo Empire Royal Kingdoms, and the Prime Minister of the Nubian Sheba Imperial Empire Kingdom Central Government and a member of Empire Cabinet.
IFE Oni Sijuwade Flag of Nigeria Nigeria H.R.M King Sijuwadeis the King of the IFE Kingdom
Katsina Emir El Hadj Mamadou Kabir Usman Flag of Nigeria Nigeria H.R.M Emir El Hadj Mamadou Kabir Usman is the Emir of the Katsina Kingdom.
Keta,Anlo Emperor James-Ocloo V Flag of Ghana Ghana H.R.M Emperor James-Ocloo V is the Emperor of the Keta and Anlo Empire Royal Kingdoms and is a member of the Nubian Sheba Imperial Empire Kingdom Central Government Empire Cabinet.
Kong King EL Hadj Gaoussou Ouattara Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast H.R.M Nanan EL Hadj Gaoussou Ouattara is the King of Kong Kingdom in Kong.
Krindjabo King N’DOUFFOU V Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast H.R.M King N’DOUFFOU V is the King of Krindjabo Kingdom in Krindjabo.
Kuba King Nyimi Kok Mabiintsh III Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo H.R.M King Nyimi Kok Mabiintsh III is the King of the Kuba Kingdom.
Mooussou H.R.M King KANGA Assoumou KANGA Assoumou Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast H.R.M King KANGA Assoumou is the King of Mooussou Kingdom in Mooussou.
Māori Ariki (Kiingi or Kuini) Tuheitia Paki Flag of New Zealand New Zealand Holding no constitutional but ceremonial roles.
Mong Circle Mong Raja Pahaila Prue Choudhury Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh Under the Chittagong Hill Tracts Regulation of 1900, the Government of Bangladesh recognizes three hereditary traditional rulers in the Chittagong Hill Tracts: the Mong Raja in Manikchari, the Chakma Raja in Rangamati and the Bohmong Raja in Bandarban. The rajas, also known as circle chiefs, exercise limited judicial authority, have responsibility for collection of land taxes in their respective territories and also exercise certain ceremonial roles. The Mong Raja is always a member of the Marma tribe.
New Juabeng (Ashanti) Daasebere Daasebere Oti Boateng Flag of Ghana Ghana H.R.M Emperor Oti Boateng is the Emperor of the New Juabeng Empire Royal Kingdoms and a member of the Nubian Sheba Imperial Empire Kingdom Central Government Empire Cabinet.
Nnewi Obi Kenneth Nnaji Onyemaeke Orizu III Flag of Nigeria Nigeria H.R.M King Kenneth Nnaji Onyemaeke Orizu III is the King of the Nnewi Kingdom.
New Juabeng (Ashanti) Queen Alana Yaa Daani III Flag of Ghana Ghana H.R.M Queen Alana Yaa Daani III is the Queen of the New Juabeng Empire Royal Kingdoms, and a member of the Nubian Sheba Imperial Empire Kingdom Empire Queens Council.
N’zima King AMON Tanoe Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast H.R.M King AMON Tanoe is the King of N’zima Kingdom in Grand-Bassam.
Pinango and Abron Emperor Kouadjo Yeboau Adou Bibi II Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast H.R.M Emperor Koaudjo Yeboua Adou Bibi II is the Emperor and King of the Pinango and Abron Empire Royal Kingdoms that crossed-border through several West African Countries. H.R.M Emperor Adou Bibi III is a member of the Nubian Sheba Imperial Empire Kingdom Central Government Empire Cabinet.
Pinango and Abron Empire Empress/Queen Abena Nyamtché I Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast H.R.M Empress Abena Nyamtché I is the Empress and Queen of the Pinango and Abron Empire and Royal Kingdomsthat cross-border through several West African Countries. Abena Nyamtché I, is as well the Head of Empire Central Government and Imperial Empress of the Nubian Kingdoms Sheba Imperial Empire Kingdoms of the African Continent Nubian descendent Kingdoms Nations, under Imperial Throne name H.I.M Imperial Empress Shebah `Ra – Queen Shebah III.
Rey-Bouba Sultan Bouba Abdoulaye Flag of Cameroon Cameroon H.R.M Sultan Bouba Abdoulaye is the Sultan of Rey-Bouba Kingdom, as large as Belgium and Luxemburg combined.
Sokoto Sultan Abubakar Sidiq Flag of Nigeria Nigeria H.R.M Sultan Abubakar Sidiq is the Sultan of the Sokoto Kingdom.
Tabou King DOUOPO Yié Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast H.R.M King DOUOPO Yié is the King of Tabou Kingdom in Tabou.
Sigave Tu'i (King or chief) Visesio Moeliku Flag of Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna The Council of the Territory of Wallis and Futuna consists of three kings and three members appointed by the high administrator on the advice of the Territorial Assembly.
Tibet Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso Flag of the People's Republic of China PRC Absolute theocracy. The Dalai Lama was chosen as a tulku by high lamas and is in exile in Dharamsala, India.
Toro Omukama Rukidi IV Flag of Uganda Uganda Due to constitutional reform in 1993, the government of Uganda restored several traditional monarchies.
Tu'a (Alo) Tu`i Agaifo (king) Soane Patita Maituku Flag of Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna The Council of the Territory of Wallis and Futuna consists of three kings and three members appointed by the high administrator on the advice of the Territorial Assembly.
Uvea Tui `Uvea (King, also styled Hau and Lavelua) (currently none) Flag of Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna The Council of the Territory of Wallis and Futuna consists of three kings and three members appointed by the high administrator on the advice of the Territorial Assembly.
Special Region of Yogyakarta Sultan Hamengkubuwono X Flag of Indonesia Indonesia The sultan is de facto governor of the province of Yogyakarta Special Region. It is the only monarchy in Indonesia that is officially recognized by the central government.
Zanzan Emperor Adingra Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast H.R.M Emperor Kouassi Adingra is the Emperor of the Zanzan Empire Royal Kingdoms. Emperor Adingra of the Nubian descendent Zanzan Major Kingdoms Empire lines Kingdoms, crossed-bordered through several West and Central African Countries. S.M Nanan Adingra is a member of the Nubian Sheba Imperial Empire Kingdom Central Government Empire Cabinet.
Zululand King Goodwill Zwelethini kaBhekuzulu Flag of South Africa South Africa Although the king does not hold any direct political power, he is provided a stipend by the government of South Africa, and holds considerable sway over more traditionalist Zulu people in the KwaZulu-Natal Province.

In many countries that are legally republics, an heir to the throne is recognized by the royalist part of the nation. A list of such countries is available in the pretender article. For other uses, see State (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Motto Unity, Discipline and Labour(translation) Anthem LAbidjanaise Capital Yamoussoukro (de jure) Abidjan (de facto) Largest city Abidjan Official languages French Demonym Ivorian Government Republic  -  President Laurent Gbagbo[1]  -  Prime Minister Guillaume Soro[1] Independence from France   -  Date August 7, 1960  Area  -  Total 322,460 km² (68th) 124,502... Location of Abeokuta in Nigeria Abeokuta is a city of southwest Nigeria, situated at , on the Ogun river, 64 miles north of Lagos by railway, or 81 miles by water. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Abengourou is a city in the east of Côte dIvoire, near the Ghanian border at 6°7300 North, 3°4900 West. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Motto Unity, Discipline and Labour(translation) Anthem LAbidjanaise Capital Yamoussoukro (de jure) Abidjan (de facto) Largest city Abidjan Official languages French Demonym Ivorian Government Republic  -  President Laurent Gbagbo[1]  -  Prime Minister Guillaume Soro[1] Independence from France   -  Date August 7, 1960  Area  -  Total 322,460 km² (68th) 124,502... Abomey is a town in Benin, formerly the capital of the ancient kingdom of Dahomey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Benin. ... Adamawa may refer to several geographical or political areas: The Adamawa Emirate, founded by Modibo Adama; The Adamawa Plateau, which rises in Nigeria, cuts across Central African Republic; The Adamawa Province of Cameroon; The Adamawa State of Nigeria This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Motto Unity, Discipline and Labour(translation) Anthem LAbidjanaise Capital Yamoussoukro (de jure) Abidjan (de facto) Largest city Abidjan Official languages French Demonym Ivorian Government Republic  -  President Laurent Gbagbo[1]  -  Prime Minister Guillaume Soro[1] Independence from France   -  Date August 7, 1960  Area  -  Total 322,460 km² (68th) 124,502... Arra is a census town in Puruliya district in the state of West Bengal, India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Motto Unity, Discipline and Labour(translation) Anthem LAbidjanaise Capital Yamoussoukro (de jure) Abidjan (de facto) Largest city Abidjan Official languages French Demonym Ivorian Government Republic  -  President Laurent Gbagbo[1]  -  Prime Minister Guillaume Soro[1] Independence from France   -  Date August 7, 1960  Area  -  Total 322,460 km² (68th) 124,502... Flag of the Ashanti people The Ashanti (also Asante) are a major ethnic group in Ghana. ... The Asantehene is the ruler of the Ashanti people. ... King Otumfuo Osei Tutu, is the 16th Asantehene, King of the Asantes. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Location of Awka in Nigeria // Awka (Oka) in pre-colonial times was famous for metal working and its black smiths were prized throughout the region. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Bana may refer to: Bana, Gabon Bana, a village in Rajasthan state of India Bana, a popular balladeer from Cape Verde Bana, a village in Hungary Banasur, an asura in Hindu mythology Banabhatta, a 7th century Indian writer Bana, one of the 8 departments of the Balé Province of Burkina... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... The Republic of Benin is a nation of western Africa, formerly known as Dahomey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... Bouna is a town in north east Côte dIvoire lying next to the Comoë National Park and near the Ghanaian border. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Motto Unity, Discipline and Labour(translation) Anthem LAbidjanaise Capital Yamoussoukro (de jure) Abidjan (de facto) Largest city Abidjan Official languages French Demonym Ivorian Government Republic  -  President Laurent Gbagbo[1]  -  Prime Minister Guillaume Soro[1] Independence from France   -  Date August 7, 1960  Area  -  Total 322,460 km² (68th) 124,502... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bangladesh. ... The flag of Buganda Buganda is the kingdom of the 52 clans of the Baganda people, the largest of the traditional kingdoms in present-day Uganda. ... The Kabaka is the title of the King of Buganda. ... The Nnabagereka is the Queen of Buganda, a tribal kingdom in modern day Uganda. ... Mutebi II Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, born April 13, 1955, is the current King or Kabaka of Buganda, a tribal kingdom in modern Uganda. ... The Nnabagereka of Buganda Sylvia Nagginda, on a visit to Kenya Sylvia Nagginda is the current Nnabagereka or Queen of Buganda, a tribal kingdom in modern day Uganda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uganda. ... A constitutional amendment is an alteration to the constitution of a nation or a state. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Bunyoro flag The current Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara and its districts Bunyoro is a region of Uganda, and from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century one of the most powerful kingdoms of East Africa. ... Omukama of Bunyoro is the name given to rulers of the central African kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uganda. ... A constitutional amendment is an alteration to the constitution of a nation or a state. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The flag of Busoga Kingdom of Busoga and its districts Busoga is the kingdom of the 11 principalities of the Basoga people, one of the five traditional kingdoms in present-day Uganda. ... This is the title for the King of Busoga Kingdom and he is referred to fully as Isebantu Kyabazinga. The current Kyabazinga is Henry Wako Muloki. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uganda. ... A constitutional amendment is an alteration to the constitution of a nation or a state. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bangladesh. ... Dagomba is a kingdom in northern Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Motto Unity, Discipline and Labour(translation) Anthem LAbidjanaise Capital Yamoussoukro (de jure) Abidjan (de facto) Largest city Abidjan Official languages French Demonym Ivorian Government Republic  -  President Laurent Gbagbo[1]  -  Prime Minister Guillaume Soro[1] Independence from France   -  Date August 7, 1960  Area  -  Total 322,460 km² (68th) 124,502... Dimbokro is a city in Nzi-Comoé Region, Côte dIvoire. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Motto Unity, Discipline and Labour(translation) Anthem LAbidjanaise Capital Yamoussoukro (de jure) Abidjan (de facto) Largest city Abidjan Official languages French Demonym Ivorian Government Republic  -  President Laurent Gbagbo[1]  -  Prime Minister Guillaume Soro[1] Independence from France   -  Date August 7, 1960  Area  -  Total 322,460 km² (68th) 124,502... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Motto Unity, Discipline and Labour(translation) Anthem LAbidjanaise Capital Yamoussoukro (de jure) Abidjan (de facto) Largest city Abidjan Official languages French Demonym Ivorian Government Republic  -  President Laurent Gbagbo[1]  -  Prime Minister Guillaume Soro[1] Independence from France   -  Date August 7, 1960  Area  -  Total 322,460 km² (68th) 124,502... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Ifè (or Ilé-Ifẹ̀, as it is properly known) is an ancient Yoruba city in south-western Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Katsina is an old city of Northern Nigeria 160 miles South East of the city of Sokoto, and 84 m. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Kong is the Danish word for king, but can also refer to the following: A common Chinese surname kÇ’ng (å­”), Clan name of Confucius. ... The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is a documentary that follows Steve Wiebe as he tries to take the world high score for the arcade game Donkey Kong from reigning champion Billy Mitchell. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Motto Unity, Discipline and Labour(translation) Anthem LAbidjanaise Capital Yamoussoukro (de jure) Abidjan (de facto) Largest city Abidjan Official languages French Demonym Ivorian Government Republic  -  President Laurent Gbagbo[1]  -  Prime Minister Guillaume Soro[1] Independence from France   -  Date August 7, 1960  Area  -  Total 322,460 km² (68th) 124,502... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Motto Unity, Discipline and Labour(translation) Anthem LAbidjanaise Capital Yamoussoukro (de jure) Abidjan (de facto) Largest city Abidjan Official languages French Demonym Ivorian Government Republic  -  President Laurent Gbagbo[1]  -  Prime Minister Guillaume Soro[1] Independence from France   -  Date August 7, 1960  Area  -  Total 322,460 km² (68th) 124,502... Quba (also known as Guba and Kuba) is a city and a rayon in northeastern Azerbaijan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Motto Unity, Discipline and Labour(translation) Anthem LAbidjanaise Capital Yamoussoukro (de jure) Abidjan (de facto) Largest city Abidjan Official languages French Demonym Ivorian Government Republic  -  President Laurent Gbagbo[1]  -  Prime Minister Guillaume Soro[1] Independence from France   -  Date August 7, 1960  Area  -  Total 322,460 km² (68th) 124,502... This article is about the Māori people of New Zealand. ... Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu. ... Tuheitia Paki (born 21 April 1955) is the current Māori king. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bangladesh. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Nnewi is the second largest city in Anambra state in southeastern Nigeria (previously known as Republic of Biafra). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Motto Unity, Discipline and Labour(translation) Anthem LAbidjanaise Capital Yamoussoukro (de jure) Abidjan (de facto) Largest city Abidjan Official languages French Demonym Ivorian Government Republic  -  President Laurent Gbagbo[1]  -  Prime Minister Guillaume Soro[1] Independence from France   -  Date August 7, 1960  Area  -  Total 322,460 km² (68th) 124,502... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Motto Unity, Discipline and Labour(translation) Anthem LAbidjanaise Capital Yamoussoukro (de jure) Abidjan (de facto) Largest city Abidjan Official languages French Demonym Ivorian Government Republic  -  President Laurent Gbagbo[1]  -  Prime Minister Guillaume Soro[1] Independence from France   -  Date August 7, 1960  Area  -  Total 322,460 km² (68th) 124,502... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Motto Unity, Discipline and Labour(translation) Anthem LAbidjanaise Capital Yamoussoukro (de jure) Abidjan (de facto) Largest city Abidjan Official languages French Demonym Ivorian Government Republic  -  President Laurent Gbagbo[1]  -  Prime Minister Guillaume Soro[1] Independence from France   -  Date August 7, 1960  Area  -  Total 322,460 km² (68th) 124,502... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cameroon. ... Location of Sokoto in Nigeria, Sokoto is a city located in the extreme northwest of Nigeria, near to where the Sokoto River and Rima River meet. ... The Sokoto Caliph was the ruler of the Sokoto Caliphate. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Tabou is one of the fifty-eight departments of Côte dIvoire. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Motto Unity, Discipline and Labour(translation) Anthem LAbidjanaise Capital Yamoussoukro (de jure) Abidjan (de facto) Largest city Abidjan Official languages French Demonym Ivorian Government Republic  -  President Laurent Gbagbo[1]  -  Prime Minister Guillaume Soro[1] Independence from France   -  Date August 7, 1960  Area  -  Total 322,460 km² (68th) 124,502... Sigave is one of the three official chiefdoms of the French territory of Wallis and Futuna, which is located on the western part of Futuna Island. ... Tui, also spelled more simplistically Tui, is a Polynesian traditional title for tribal chiefs or princes. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wallis and Futuna elects on territorial level a legislature. ... This article is about historical/cultural Tibet. ... This article is about the Dalai Lama lineage. ... Tenzin Gyatso is the fourteenth and current Dalai Lama. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ... Absolute monarchy is an idealized form of government, a monarchy where the ruler has the power to rule his or her country and citizens freely with no laws or legally-organized direct opposition telling him or her what to do, although some religious authority may be able to discourage the... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      For the metal band, refer to Theocracy (band). ... In Tibetan Buddhism, a tulku is the reincarnation of a lama or other spiritually significant figure. ... Not to be confused with Llama. ... Dharamshala redirects here. ... Toro is one of the four traditional kingdoms located within the borders of Uganda. ... The Omukama of Toro is the name given to rulers of the central African kingdom of Toro. ... HRH Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV is the reigning Omukama of Toro, in Uganda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uganda. ... A constitutional amendment is an alteration to the constitution of a nation or a state. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Tu`a, also known as Alo, is one of the three official chiefdoms of the French territory of Wallis and Futuna, which is located on the on Alofi Island and on the eastern part of Futuna Island. ... Tui, also spelled more simplistically Tui, is a Polynesian traditional title for tribal chiefs or princes. ... King Soane Patita Maituku is the curent Tui Agaifo since 2002. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wallis and Futuna elects on territorial level a legislature. ... Wallis (Uvea) is an island in the Pacific Ocean belonging to the French territory of Wallis and Futuna. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wallis and Futuna elects on territorial level a legislature. ... The Special Region of Yogyakarta (Indonesian: Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, or DIY), is a province of Indonesia on the island of Java. ... Yogyakarta Sultanate or Kesultanan Yogyakarta is a monarchy in the province of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. ... The present Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, has been inaugurated in October 3, 1998 as the Governor of Yogyakarta Special Region upon request by the people of Yogyakarta. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Zanzan is one of the 19 regions of Côte dIvoire. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cote_d'Ivoire. ... Motto Unity, Discipline and Labour(translation) Anthem LAbidjanaise Capital Yamoussoukro (de jure) Abidjan (de facto) Largest city Abidjan Official languages French Demonym Ivorian Government Republic  -  President Laurent Gbagbo[1]  -  Prime Minister Guillaume Soro[1] Independence from France   -  Date August 7, 1960  Area  -  Total 322,460 km² (68th) 124,502... KwaZulu-Natal, often referred to as KZN, is a province of South Africa. ... This List of Zulu kings gives a list of Zulu chieftains and kings from their earliest known history up to the current monarch: Mnguni Nkosinkulu Mdlani Luzumana Malandela kaLuzumana, son of Luzumana Ntombhela kaMalandela, son of Malandela. ... Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... The Republic of South Africa is a constitutional democracy with a three-tier system of government and an independent judiciary, operating under a Westminster-styled parliamentary system. ... 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There are and were a very large number of monarchies in the world. ... It has been suggested that Nicknames of European Royalty and Nobility be merged into this article or section. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The following is a list of usurpers – illegitimate or controversial claimants to the throne in a monarchy. ... Throughout history, many of the worlds monarchies have been abolished, either through legislative reforms, coups detat, or wars. ... Absolutism is a historiographical term used to describe a form of monarchical power that is unrestrained by any other institutions, such as churches, legislatures, or social elites. ... The family as a model for the organization of the state is a theory in political philosophy. ... Roland pledges his fealty to Charlemagne; from a manuscript of a chanson de geste Feudalism, a term first used in the early modern period (17th century), in its most classic sense refers to a Medieval European political system comprised of a set of reciprocal legal and military obligations among the... For other uses, see Monarch (disambiguation). ... Regent, from the Latin, a person selected to administer a state because the ruler is a minor or is not present or debilitated. ...

Specific monarchies

Cokossi is a traditional monarchy in Togo existent from the 17th century,or before. ... Datu or datto is the title for ancient tribal chieftains and monarchs in pre-Hispanic Philippines. ... This is a list of Danish monarchs, that is, the Kings and ruling Queen of Denmark, including Regents of the Kalmar Union. ... There have been several hundred monarchies in Indonesia: // A Aceh: In the northern region of Sumatra, the Sultanate of Achin or Atjeh was founded at the end of the 15th century. ... The designation King of Ireland has been used during three periods of Irish history. ... The Kotokolian Monarchy is a Chiefdom in Togo existing since the 19th century. ... There are hundreds of traditional states in Nigeria. ... This is a list of Monarchies taht existed in pre-republic Ethiopia and before. ... This article is about the monarchy of Australia, one of sixteen that share a common monarch; for information about this constitutional relationship, the other Commonwealth realm monarchies, and other relevant articles, see Commonwealth realm; for information on the reigning monarch, see Elizabeth II. Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State... The state of Burma(Myanmar) was once made up of large numbers of traditonal manrchies,divided as Shah and Kareni List of Shah states Hopong (Hopon) under a Myosa (no curent information) Hsahtung (Thaton) under a Myosa (no curent information) Hsamönghkam (Thamaingkan) under a Myosa. ... This article is about the monarchy of Barbados, one of sixteen that share a common monarch; for information about this constitutional relationship, the other Commonwealth realm monarchies, and other relevant articles, see Commonwealth realm; for information on the reigning monarch, see Elizabeth II. The monarchy of Barbados, aslo known as... This article is about the monarchy of Belize, one of sixteen that share a common monarch; for information about this constitutional relationship, the other Commonwealth realm monarchies, and other relevant articles, see Commonwealth realm; for information on the reigning monarch, see Elizabeth II. The Belizian monarchy is a system of... This article is about the monarchy of Canada, one of sixteen that share a common monarch; for information about this constitutional relationship, the other Commonwealth realm monarchies, and other relevant articles, see Commonwealth realm; for information on the reigning monarch, see Elizabeth II. Queen of Canada redirects here. ... This article is about the monarchy of Jamaica, one of sixteen that share a common monarch; for information about this constitutional relationship, the other Commonwealth realm monarchies, and other relevant articles, see Commonwealth realm; for information on the reigning monarch, see Elizabeth II. Jamaica is a constitutional monarchy and a... This article is about the monarchy of New Zealand, one of sixteen that share a common monarch; for information about this constitutional relationship, the other Commonwealth realm monarchies, and other relevant articles, see Commonwealth realm; for information on the reigning monarch, see Elizabeth II. New Zealand is a constitutional monarchy... This article is about the monarchy of the Solomon Islands, one of sixteen that share a common monarch; for information about this constitutional relationship, the other Commonwealth realm monarchies, and other relevant articles, see Commonwealth realm; for information on the reigning monarch, see Elizabeth II. The Head of State of... This article is about the monarchy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, one of 16 that share a common monarch; for information about this constitutional relationship, the other Commonwealth realm monarchies, and other relevant articles, see Commonwealth realm; for information on the reigning monarch, see Elizabeth... This article is in need of improvement. ... Tenkodogo is a state in Burkina Faso ,founded ca. ... The Wogodogo Monarchy is a traditional state in Burkina Faso. ...

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Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Absolute monarchy is a monarchical form of government where the monarch has the power to rule his or her land or country and its citizens freely, with no laws or legally-organized direct opposition in force. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A constitutional monarchy or limited monarchy is a form of government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges an elected or hereditary monarch as head of state, as opposed to an absolute monarchy, where the monarch is not... [--168. ... An elective monarchy is a monarchy ruled by a monarch who is elected by a group. ... For the documentary series, see Monarchy (TV series). ... Alo, also known unofficially as Tu`a, is one of the three official chiefdoms of the French territory of Wallis and Futuna, which encompasses the eastern two thirds (53 km² out of 83 km²) of Futuna Island, and mostly uninhabited Alofi Island (32 km², pop. ... Ankole, originally known as Nkore, is one of the four traditional kingdoms of Uganda. ... For other uses, see Ashanti (disambiguation). ... The flag of Buganda Buganda is the kingdom of the 52 clans of the Baganda people, the largest of the traditional kingdoms in present-day Uganda. ... Bunyoro flag The current Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara and its districts Bunyoro is a region of Uganda, and from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century one of the most powerful kingdoms of East Africa. ... The flag of Busoga Kingdom of Busoga and its districts Busoga is the kingdom of the 11 principalities of the Basoga people, one of the five traditional kingdoms in present-day Uganda. ... This article is about the Māori people of New Zealand. ... Sigave is one of the three official chiefdoms of the French territory of Wallis and Futuna, which is located on the western part of Futuna Island. ... This article is about historical/cultural Tibet. ... Original Kingdom of Toro and its districts Kingdom of Toro since 1993 Toro is one of the four traditional kingdoms located within the borders of Uganda. ... For the Pacific island, see Wallis Island. ... The Special Region of Yogyakarta (Indonesian: Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, or DIY), is a province of Indonesia on the island of Java. ... Zululand was the Zulu-dominated area of what is now northern KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. ... The Commonwealth Realms, shown in pink A Commonwealth Realm is any one of the sixteen sovereign states within the Commonwealth of Nations that recognise Elizabeth II as their respective monarch. ... 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Coronation crown of Napoleon I sometimes called the Charlemagne Crown after the original crown of that name destroyed during the French Revolution. ... The Crown of Norway is the crown of the King of Norway and was made in Stockholm in 1818 by goldsmith Olof Wihlborg. ... The Crown of Queen Elisabeta was made at the Arsenalul Armatei from gold. ... The Crown of Queen Maria Queen Maria in 1922 This crown is made of gold. ... The Crown of William II, also known as the Hohenzollern Crown, is the 1888 crown made for William II, German Emperor in his role as King of Prussia. ... Crown of Saint Stephen The Crown of Saint Stephen (Hungarian: Szent Korona, Croatian: Kruna svetoga Stjepana), also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary, was used to crown Hungarian kings from the 13th century onward. ... Crown of Saint Wenceslas is the part of Czech crown jewels (also called Czech treasure) made in 1347. ... 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