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Monarchy

A system of government headed by a hereditary figure such as a king or queen. There are two basic types of monarchies. In an absolute monarchy, the monarch theoretically has complete control as an autocrat, though in practice other officials have varying degrees of control as well. In a constitutional monarchy, the monarch shares power with an elected chamber or other elected leaders and, in extreme cases, has little actual power.
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If we try to analyze the relevance of the concepts and precepts of rajadharma as mentioned in the Mahabharata for the modern age, we have to remember that the semi dark age of Mahabharat had a partriarchal feudal society with the monarchial form of government, whereas in the modern age monarchy has been abolished in most of the States of the world and either democracy or socialist and/or fascist (military) dictatorship has been established in the important countries of the world.
Structurally, it is not a monarchy but a federation of monarchial sheikhdoms (emirates), the president of which is the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi.
Her iconoclastic irreverence and subsequent punishment anticipate the monarchial critique offered by Falstaff, as well as the banishment he must endure.
Cognizant of this reality, the Framers sought to move away from a monarchial decisionmaking model when allocating war powers in the Constitution.
The Constitutional Revolution of 1907 in Iran tried to replace absolute monarchial regime with constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, but it had limited success and a dictatorial monarchy was imposed.
The tory tradition sees Canada's national unity as vested in its monarchial institutions; allegiance to the crown represents the permanent force against the centrifugal forces of the country's multiculturalism, its external dependence, and economic fragility (Morton 1961).
Republican notions of citizenship, as opposed to monarchial themes of subordination, were in ascendancy in the post-war period.
In interpreting Eastern philosophies for Western audiences, Watts questions the value of a divine patriarch and of monarchial religions.
As one commentator has noted, while "[o]ther cultures can accept a justice system administered by their elders, hereditary Levites, or monarchial appointee," community confidence requires that the public have access and participation in the selection of its judges.
Bush soon employed such monarchial power to detain a few citizens and to frighten would-be dissenters, and Republicans in Congress either cheered or fiddled like Nero while the Constitution burned.
facing the most difficult of situations for a monarchial government; the
Using the sixteenth-century wars between Sweden, Germany, and Poland, between Protestantism and Catholicism, between monarchial and tribal allegiances, he flaunted allusions with the brush strokes of a drunkenly honest painter of the twentieth century.