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The monarch butterfly, as known as Danaus plexippus, is often called the milkweed butterfly because its larvae eat the milkweed plant. They are also sometimes called "royalty butterflies" because their family name comes from the daughter of Danaus, ruler of Argos. There are many other interesting facts about this butterfly including its anatomy and life cycle, where the butterfly lies on the food chain, the migration from Canada to Mexico, why the butterfly is being threatened, and lastly, what...

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Monarch Butterfly

plexippus or more commonly known the Monarch butterfly is probably the most famous and known specie of butterfly that exist all over the world. Its fame is due because of their beauty. Every fall, the people of Mexico gather around in the forest and wait for the arrive of the Monarch Butterfly to contemplate the beauty of the insect. They are also famous because they migrate farther than any other specie of butterfly. It takes approximately a month and a half to the Monarch to develop completely from the...

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Absolute Monarch

rights of the people. Although both forms of government had their strength and weaknesses, absolutism was the most effective during this time. Absolutism was more effective than a democracy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. An absolute monarch is when there was one ruler over the land. One person that believed in absolutism was Machiavelli. He wrote a book called The Prince. This was a guide for rulers on how to gain and maintain power. His books states one should rule with fear. He believed...

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Absolutism vs Constitutional Monarchy

his palace of Versailles. To be effective, monarchs had to find ways to control the treasury, maintain a standing army, control religious protests, and expand a bureaucracy as shown by Louis XIV’s motto of “one king, one state, one God.” The two monarchies differed, however, in achieving their aims. Constitutional rulers believed that kings and nobles had to make a social contract and sacrifice some power to unite the country. The absolute monarchs believed that they acquired power from God....

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Do we really need a royal family?

since the line of British monarchs began in 1066 with William the Conqueror, a monarch and a royal family have been in place to watch over Great Britain. Monarchs from hundreds of years ago had power over everyone and they merely had to state what they wanted and it was done for them, however crazy a request. For example Henry VIII could just say ‘cut his head off’ and it was done without really much thought. Though, over the centuries: the role and importance of a monarch has largely decreased, as...

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Did Charles I Deserve to Be Excecuted?

Charles I Deserve to be Executed? In the middle ages the power of the monarchs was a lot greater than the power of today. For example the monarch would create the laws and taxes the country would obey by there rules and there rules only. The monarch would decide when the country went to war and when Parliament was needed (many problems were caused by the monarchs and Parliament disagreeing). However nowadays our monarchs tend to hand over there power to parliament. Parliament creates the laws...

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How Did Charles I Lose His Power

normal citizens. When a person that is uninterested or incompetent is put in an position of power, it can lead to disaster for an empire or kingdom. Therefore, it is necessary for there to be some sort of parliament in place as a safeguard to keep the monarch in check to allow for the kingdom to continue to prosper. Furthermore, if a king has committed various crimes, he should also be tried as a normal citizen which is exactly the case for king Charles the first. After causing a civil war and escaping...

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Absolutism And France's Monarchial System

portion of the 1600’s, the monarchial systems of both England and France were changing. England strayed away from an absolute monarch and ran toward a mightier parliament instead. The opposite was occurring in France as Louis XIV strengthened his own office while weakening the general assembly of France, the Estates General. Absolutism, the political situation in which a monarch controls makes all political, social, economic, and cultural decisions in a government without checks or balances, had been...

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British Monarchy - Should They Stay or Should They Go? Yona Oshrat

go? It is the question that has surrounded the British monarchy for years. The issue tends to raise its head during events of major royal significance. I would like to make a few remarks concerning the monarchy in Britain. Firstly, a hereditary monarch representing the society of medieval England is intolerable in a modern democratic state. It represents the high class system in Britain, promoting social division, snobbery, and separating them form ordinary hard working people. Britain will never...

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Royal Family

The British Royal Family The British Royal Family is the group of close relatives of the monarch of the United Kingdom. The term is also commonly applied to the same group of people who are the relations of the monarch in her or his role as sovereign of any of the other Commonwealth realms, thus sometimes at variance with official national terms for the family. Members of the Royal Family belong to, either by birth or marriage, the House of Windsor, since 1917, when George V changed the name of...

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