9 Disadvantages and Advantages of a Monarchy

A monarchy is a form of government where all power is invested into a single person or family. This person is referred to as the monarch. They hold their position over the country until their death, at which point the next member of the family that is poised for the position takes over. These types of governments are still used today in places like the United Kingdom. The rulers of these countries are referred to as royalty, a Queen if they are female and a King if they are male. There are many great things that can be taken from a monarchy, but certainly some bad as well.

The Advantages of a Monarchy

1. Qualified Leaders
Any person that is part of the royal family, or has the possibility of ruling over the country at any point for any reason, is taught the proper way to rule and act from the day they are born. Ruling over a nation is in their blood and in their history, this qualification is something that is hard to find in other types of government systems.

2. Focus Is Put To Good Use
In a monarchy, the ruler doesn’t have to constantly worry about the population’s approval of the things that they do. They also do not have to concern themselves with being reelected. This allows them to put their full focus into important issues.

3. An Overall Respect
The people that are in a country ruled by a monarch grow up with the same leader, and same family leading that their parents, grandparents, and so forth did. They are instilled with a respect for their ruler which helps to promote happy citizens.

4. Much Less Complicated
Getting things done is much fast and much simpler when there is only one person making all the decisions. Kings or Queens do not have to go through many different branches and groups in their government to implement any changes.

5. Less Corruption
Going along with the principle of less people being involved also comes with a shortage of corruption in monarchy governments. There is no need for corruption because only one person is in charge. If any corruption did occur, it is very obvious where it is happening.

The Disadvantages of a Monarchy

1. Leadership Doesn’t Change
Even if the ruler that is in charge of the country is horrible and sending the country into the ground, there is nothing that anyone can do about it. The power stay with the same person until that person dies, and even then the power stays within the same family group.

2. No Checks Or Balances
Having one person in control of all things can be very tricky. Their own personal agenda could easily become the burden of the entire nation and there is no system in place to prevent this. A great deal of trust has to be put into the ruler, and that trust can easily be broken with no consequence.

3. People Have No Say
There are no elections in a monarchy. People do not vote for who they want to be King or Queen. This lack of representation in government is the biggest point that critics of monarchs point out.

4. A Name Is Not A Skill
All throughout history people who are not suited to rule over a nation of people have, simply because they where born into a royal family. In cases like this, there is nothing that anyone can do to try to stop the damage that could occur.

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Important Facts About Monarchies

  • While when there is a King, there is also a Queen, the opposite is not true. When a Queen is in power, her husband is not considered the King.
  • When a monarch comes into power, they have the ability to choose a new name, any name that they’d like, to rule underneath.
  • Monarchies have no written constitutions.
  • Countries, even in today’s world, are ruled by monarchies. Some of these include Canada, Belgium, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway, Qatar, and New Zealand.
  • The first monarchy recorded in history was in 3000 B.C. at Sumer in Ancient Egypt.
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