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26 October 2016 @ 08:19 pm
ask me anything meme - day 26  
What do you think of Constitutional Monarchy? lifefailsme

I don't know exactly how it works, but I think it's a good thing talking from the point of view of someone who lives in a different form of governament. Let me explain how I see it, and bare with me because - as I said -  this is just how I see it from the outside...

I know that a Constitutional Monarchy is a government in which a monarch acts as head of state within parameters, but the monarch does not have any real power. The Monarch cannot make or pass legislation and has to stay politically neutral. He?She's the Head of State and he/she has to perform official duties, but has to acts on the advice of her elected ministers.

So, basically. I see the Morarch just as a figure, not as someone that has a real power (but I'm sure he/she can still do a mess if he/she wants) that is there as something for the people, a connection to a different time! To me it says that the State in question is proud of its past, and the decisions it made, and the crown is a reminder of how great the Country was and still is... (without giving a crazy ammount of power in the ends of just one person).

I uderstand it can cost a lot of money to "take care" of the Royal Family, but these money would end up being spent for other frivolous reasons... (I come from a place where politicians like to waste money around or put them in their pockets) but it also gives a Status to the Nation somehow... From the outside I see it as a sign of greatness!
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Ery-chanerychan86 on October 27th, 2016 09:56 am (UTC)
I wrote this entry quickly the other day and left it there to be posted later thinking I would have had the time to go back to it and i didn't LOL! So I had to fix some sentences in my post but nothing major... Since the question came from a British Friend I answered as he was asking me about the situation in the UK but I changed my answer to make it more general...

Every Country - even if it follows a form of government - has its rules and we know so little about what happens in other Nations!

Thank you for your AMAZING ANSWER! I feel like I've learnt a lot from it! In School we tend to study about counties like England, France, Germany and our own history and we don't spend time on the other Country in Europe... That's such a pity... We never hear anything from the news either... So it's great to have you and other people in my friend list that come from these parts of the World that I know so little about! Again, thank you for being here <3
verdande_mi: pic#122309054verdande_mi on October 28th, 2016 08:33 am (UTC)
You're welcome :) It is Britain who is what most people associate with a monarchy and the British Royal family is the most well-known. The other monarchies in Europe are of smaller countries.

We do learn about other countries and different political systems, but much of it is just on the surface stuff. From the media I know little about what goes on elsewhere too, beyond the other Nordic countries, the UK, USA and Russia and China to an extent.

I always love talking to you :) <3
Ery-chanerychan86 on October 28th, 2016 10:57 am (UTC)
I'd LOVE to learn more about Nordic Countries... I find them fascinating and they inspire this feel of Calm and Control <3