9780778753254

What Is a Monarchy?

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  • ISBN13:

    9780778753254

  • ISBN10:

    0778753255

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-05-01
  • Publisher: Crabtree Pub Co

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Summary

This intriguing book describes the characteristics of a monarchy, a political system in which political power (usually inherited) rests with a monarch-a king or queen. Today, only six nations around the world are termed absolute monarchies in which the monarch has complete power. Other nations that have monarchs as heads of state are called constitutional monarchies because the monarch's role is only ceremonial. Monarchies throughout history are featured to show examples of succession within a royal family, the extent of the monarch's governing power, and the monarch's ceremonial duties.

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