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estimated cost of £202 million a year the British monarchy is the most expensive in Europe and is more than double the cost of the Dutch monarchy. £202.4 million is equivalent to the cost of 9,560 nurses, 8,200 police officers and more than the total annual Ministry of Defence spending on food (Royal Finances, 2012). What we really have to question is, is it worth it? What do we, as British citizens, gain from paying for such an expensive monarchy when the money could be spent on nursing, policing...

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The Rise of Monarchies

New Monarchies Essay A new monarchy brings power to the royal family. It does this in many ways. A new monarchy reduces the power of nobility, and confiscates land from the nobles that are on "their" land. They also impose taxes and tariffs on whatever they want. A new monarchy will also create standing armies and hire mercenaries to protect their land and to grow their empire. Basically a new monarchy wants to bring money, power, and control to the royal family that is in rule. An example...

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New Monarchies

New Monarchies, which were very powerful centralized governments with unified inhabitants, start emerging in the mid-15th century. Factors responsible for this advance were the vast demographic and economic growth. Before these New Monarchies were formed there were many changes the new monarchs had to make: including weakening powerful rivals, increasing revenue, unifying the country, and strengthening the power of the king and his bureaucracy. Three countries successful in strengthening themselves...

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The New Monarchy Plan

There was nothing new about the New Monarchy, 1492-1516. Assess the validity of this view. Introduction: A debate as to whether Ferdinand and Isabella followed the medieval principles of monarchy – peripatetic, dispensing justice, warrior kings OR whether they introduced a new style of monarchy. New Monarchy Argument: Securing an Erastian Relationship: rebuild their relationship with the papacy > Pope’s agreement, in 1486, that the Crown would exercise a ´Patronato´ over all ecclesiastical benefices...

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Democratic Government and Monarchy

Democratic Government and Monarchy The types of system of government Democracy and Monarchy are different from each other. The actual founder of the modern democracy was John Locke, who argued with Thomas Hobbes, the one who believed that one person king or queen should rule. Government has been an issue throughout time. Many different governments have been established, demolished and replaced over the time, but the question is which one is better? In democracy they give the people more freedom...

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Constitutional Monarchy

Constitutional Monarchy With the development of the society, the people’s minds have changed. During these years, people discuss a topic about abolishing constitutional monarchy. As for this question, voters choose whether to keep the King or not at parliament every day. Constitutional monarchy is a kind of political institution in which the king is regarded as head of the state, but he does not have political rights. He nominates premier and the premier manages the government. There are many countries...

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Renaissance: Monarchy and Middle Class

AP Euro *Using examples from at least two different states, analyze the key features of the “new monarchies” and the factors responsible for their rise in the period 1450 to 1550. The Renaissance was a time of revival of ancient thought mixed with new intellectual expressions. However, some areas were experiencing unfortunate setbacks in flourishing during this time. The 100 Years’ war was a war that weakened and depopulated France. The War of Roses was a civil war that created...

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Advantages of Monarchy

Advantages of Monarchy  Patriotism: Monarchs, by their very nature, are more patriotic than either Prime Ministers or Presidents. They hold great affection for their respective countries: a Prime Minister or President may be at the same post in other countries but Monarchs never have this conflict of interest. So, fundamentally, it is in the interest of any monarch to work towards greater patriotism. Every monarch makes a considerable contribution in the building of his or her nation. One who...

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The British Monarchy

1. THE BRITISH MONARCHY IS AN OUTDATED GOVERNMENTAL STRUCTURE THAT HAS NO PLACE IN THE MODERN WORLD A monarchy is political system based upon the undivided sovereignty or rule of a single person. The term applies to states in which supreme authority is vested in the monarch, an individual ruler who functions as the head of state and who achieves his position through heredity. Succession usually passes from father to son or follows other arrangements within the family or the monarchical dynasty...

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Down with the Monarchy!

Down with the Monarchy In today’s modern society, the monarchy supposedly plays a very important role. They sit in their castles and palaces, making important life changing decisions for others and help develop their country into something more. Is that not the role of a king or queen, to rule with an iron fist? Apparently not in Britain. Over the many years the monarchy’s role has changed extensively. From an overwhelming powerhouse that always has the last say, into a conservative party of...

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