Sam McGinn Monarchy
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Did you know that Saudi Arabia is the only traditional monarchy?
The queen or king holds all the power in a traditional monarcy.
In a constitutional monarch there is a limit on the king or queen's power by the democratic government.
I hold all the power over my people
A monarchy is a government ruled by a king or a queen. Today there are two different types of monarchies; traditional and constitutional. A constitutional monarchy is where the democratic government limits the monarchs control. In a traditional monarchy the king or queen has all the power.
The current leader of Saudi Arabia is Abdullah ibn Abdilazīz.
Some advantages of a monarchy are that there are no differences in opinion that may make the decision making process for ever. Another advantage is that there is no corruption because all the power is one family. A final advantage is that it is a stable government because there no people trying to overthrow the current government.
The current leader of Japan is Shinzō Abe
Some disadvantages of a monarchy are that one family has all the power in a traditional monarch. Another disadvantage is that the people don't get to vote on what laws are passed. A final disadvantage in a monarchy is that the king, queen, or main family could decide to to keep all the wealth for themselves. In doing so they could make their country very poor.
The current leader of Great Britain is Theresa May.
Saudi Arabia is the only traditional monarchy. It is ruled by a king that was not elected by the people. In Saudi Arabia the king holds all the power and makes all the laws.
Japan is another example of a monarchy. Japan is a constitutional monarchy. Their leader was not elected by the people, and shares power with the democratic government.
Great Britain is a final example of a monarchy. Great Britain is a constitutional monarchy. It's prime minister was not elected by the people but, by parliament. Parliament was elected by the people.
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