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Constitutional monarchy vs absolute monarchy?

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Started: 10/16/2012 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Azeke

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An Absolute Monarchy was the favoured way for governing countries in the Middle Ages. Basically, the monarch would have the power to make whatever laws they want and disagreeing with them is treason. Of course they had advisors, and would delegate jobs to various officials, but the monarch would have the last say in everything. The obvious disadvantage is that many monarchs were more concerned about their own enjoyment than looking after their own subject, others made stupid decisions and some were just plain mad.

A Constitutional Monarchy is where the monarch is the head of state and a representative of their country, but has virtually no power in running the country, or only has power in the event of an emergency. This sounds pointless, but sometimes having a monarchy is a good defence against military coups, for example in Spain, Thailand and Greneda. For example, when a military group held the Spanish Parliament hostage in 1981, King Juan Carlos I responded by making a TV speech urging people to stand up for their democracy. The coup soon fell apart when the perpetrators discovered no-one was supporting them.
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In an absolute monarchy if the king wants all girls to be his sex slave, it is done.

If the king/queen want to rape little babies and say God told them to, it is okay.

If the king/queen insist that their religion is right and all who believe else shall be slaughtered, it is done.

Just think man, you are being a retard.
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Posted by TrasguTravieso 4 years ago
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I am not sure whether you are arguing in favor of one or the other form of monarchy. Also, this does not take into account the traditional form of Catholic Monarchy in Spain and elsewhere, in which the monarch is limited from above by God's law and bellow by the rights of the territories of "Fueros". This is neither absolute nor constitutional.

Also, the situation in Spain in Tejero's attempted coup was rather more complicated than you present, and includes some (more than) suspected involvement on the part of the crown previous to the coup itself.
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