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After the sermon of Patriarch Ilia II (who has headed the Georgian Orthodox Church for 40 years this year):

http://oc-media.org/georgia-may-consider-restoring-monarchy-after-patriarchs-sermon/
http://micetimes.asia/georgia-could-become-a-monarchy/

Even talk of a referendum:
http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/economic/430058.html

It's been mooted several times in the past. It's been discussed again. Which is good news.
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The question of the restoration of the monarchy in Georgia has been discussed since the late USSR. That is, about it say almost 30 years. One of the earliest political parties in Georgia was the Conservative Monarch Party, its leader was Timur Zhorzholiani, the party published the newspaper Vatan (Victory). Thus, in Georgia there has long been a part of the population that supports this idea.

But, like in every country that once was monarchical, but became a republic, Georgian monarchists are a stable minority. They exist, but in politics they do not play a serious role. A monarchist in parliament is more an exception than a rule for a state with a republican system. Any republican regime, from the socialist to the conservative, does everything to prevent monarchists from entering parliament and official politics. This is what happens in Georgia: for example, the leader of the Conservative Monarchist Party of Georgia, Mr. Zhorzholiani, was arrested and long time in prison.

In the republican states, monarchists are allowed only "street politics," but they are always closed to official politics. Therefore, the only opportunity for the restoration of the monarchy in the republican state is an initiative "from above" from the president, the government and the parliament, and not from below, or from monarchist parties.

In this situation, there is always complexity. For the president of the republic, who speaks about the restoration of the monarchy, this conversation is needed only to preserve political influence after the end of the presidential term. The president wants to become a regent, to have the dictator's authority for the "transitional period". Thus, the president thinks not so much about the legitimate authority for the King or the Tsar, how much about prolonging his power is not quite legal way. Monarchy in perspective - of course, it's good, but ... But everyone understands why this is done. As a result, the excitement of the opposition and the anti-monarchist campaign. More harm than good. Apart from Spain and Cambodia, I do not remember any example of the successful restoration of the monarchy. I think that all this will remain in Georgia only as an empty conversation. Unfortunately...


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P.S.:  Here are the flags of the Georgian monarchists:
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The Georgian Royals do seem to be almost semi official representatives of Georgia already. Earlier this year Queen Elizabeth II accepted the Order of the Eagle of Georgia (The Duke of Gloucester accepting on her behalf) from Prince Davit. Rather a major coup for Prince Davit considering he is a non reigning royal, however Buckingham Palace commented that the order was received following consultation with the UK Foreign Office who said it was received "in line with normal process and supported by the Georgian government".

Rather scornful coverage of the event in the Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4349592/Georgian-heir-blagged-way-palace-honour-Queen.html



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http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/economic/430058.html

There are multiple reasons to support restoration of the ancient monarchy in Georgia:

1) It was never rejected by the people since Georgia was annexed by Russia. Unfortunately, Stalin came from Georgia but Hitler came from Austria. Neither were true to the spirit of those nations and were traitors.

2) Georgia is one of the world's oldest Christian nations. It was already an Orthodox Christian nation before Russia as we know it came into being.

3) It would reassert Georgia's sovereignty in face of two neo-imperialist powers on its borders, Turkey and Russia.

4) The media would never get enough of talking about the "other" Prince George.

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I have some Georgian friends, and I know they would love to see the monarchy return, if it actually did. I think they are rather pessimistic about the political situation though, so perhaps for some Georgians, it is a matter of «seeing it to believe/support it».
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Wouldn't the logical choice be 6 year old Prince Giorgi under a regency until he reaches his majority?
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> Unfortunately, Stalin came from Georgia but Hitler came from Austria. Neither were true to the spirit of those nations and were traitors.

Stalin turn it into a superpower.
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He turned it into a regime every bit as monstrous as Hitler's, and even more productive of human death and misery. Not that Lenin hadn't already pushed it well along that path. But I'm sure Stalin's millions upon millions of victims would have died happy had they known their murderer was building a superpower on their corpses, and those of their families. Wouldn't they?
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>He turned it into a regime every bit as monstrous as Hitler's, and even more productive of human death and misery.

How would you know, did you live there? I can say the same thing about Blacks in america. But that's different right?

> But I'm sure Stalin's millions upon millions of victims would have died happy had they known their murderer was building a superpower on their corpses, and those of their families. Wouldn't they?

I'm sure the founding fathers millions upon millions of victims of all races would have died cursing had they know that those bourgeoisie won the revolutionary war. Wouldn't they? What's evil for one person should be the same for another.
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Slavery, emancipation but only to a low social status and restricted rights in many local jurisdictions, the odd lynching, a history of unjust convictions and what amounted to legalised lynching, present-day poverty and deprivation for many ... no, the history of blacks in America has not been a happy one, though there has been genuine improvement. But would I rather be an American black person or a Ukrainian peasant in the 1920s? I know which would give me and any family I had a better chance of survival and even some degree of happiness.

I'm no shill for the Founding Fathers, disgusting power-grabbing hypocrites as many of them were despite their undeniable talents, but I really don't think they had 'millions upon millions' of victims. That would be Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and Hitler to name the four worst modern-day mass murderers. Funny that three out of the four were Communists, isn't it? The Founding Fathers had their victims to be sure, but thousands upon thousands. Bad enough, but not to be compared with those a hundred and more times worse.
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Unfortunately in Britain and Australia, Leftists and ethnic activists are trying to liken our history to Nazi Germany...
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