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East asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 6 months ago

Why don’t more European countries want monarchies?

So many European countries have gotten rid of their kings and queens.  Usually they did so after World War I or II, or when their king or queen acted like a dictator.

But the European kings and queens who are left are powerless and harmless.  Queen Elizabeth, for example, is inoffensive and stays out of politics, and she’s a great cheerleader for the UK, much more popular than elected politicians.

Why wouldn’t every European country want its own Queen Elizabeth, by restoring their royal families in similar ceremonial roles?

Update:

Both Italy and Greece lost monarchies as a result of kings getting involved in politics.  Maybe Bulgaria, too.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago
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    Most countries have tended to stick to what they know and want. Spain restored their monarchy, Romania was considering doing the same thing. Germany's history all but prevents them having one, ditto Austria-Hungary. France's efforts did not survive the mid 19th century revival. Scandinavia enjoys constitutional  monarchies. Not true that monarchs are powerless, but what they cannot do is act unilaterally and are prevented from doing things like raising an army to challenge Parliament.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    I visited peters church where 1,000,000 people attended the Burial of the Tazar and his family and many said they would love a Tzar to return

    many French would like a royal family Like stain has

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Rico makes a very good point. 

    I suspect also that, as the influence in the world of the American republic makes its decline, the common sense of monarchy will become increasingly apparent.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Yeltsin, for instance, thought it would restore Russia's prestige and promised the throne to Grand Duke George Romanoff whose Georgian grandmother Princess Baghration-Moukhransky would have cemented Georgia's voluntarily remaining in the Russian Empire and whose Orthodoxy would have cemented Ukraine as he took an annual pilgrimage to the Holy places of Kieffan Rus and prayed and spent money in the Ukraine. Winters in Yalta would have brought wealth to Krim and all the Russias would have been welded together in bonds of love, wealth and mutual respect. Yeltsin's death bed promise came to nought because of the faithless Usurper Putin who, depriving Russia of the coronation which would have been a triumphant re-entry to the capitalist economy, polarised the Russias against one another and caused the splitting up of the ancient Empire like the Volga ice. Then, instead of pursuing reconciliation like a Christian brother, Putin pursued the Ukraine and Georgia like a ravening wolf and invaded Georgia casually murdering civilians and has waged bloody war on the ancient Holy places of Kieffan Rus, murdering the people of the cradle of Russian Civilisation. Italy has impoverished herself by depriving herself of the Royal House of Savoy and Austria has denied herself the Habsburgs. Germany has denied its 26 kings and its Hohenzollern Emperour. France her Comte de París and Roumania her Hohenzollern-Sigmaringens.

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  • Rico
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    You’ll find if you did your own research that of the monarchies which were abolished since the end of the Second World War, only one of them fell as a result of the monarchs interference with internal politics.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    "have gotten rid", are you from the Isle of Man?

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Because they have progressed past medieval forms of governance, thankfully. 

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    in the bible it says that kings and queens are more harsh on their subjects

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