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kasiac

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I'm curious about how royal dynasties are established in the first place - I wanted to know the historical basis behind it. I'm familiar with the Zemsky Sobor and Mandate of Heaven procedures practiced in Russia and China for choosing a new Emperor and his successors, but I would like to know how it is being done in other countries. Can anyone explain to me?
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Conqueror and continue to reign through a few generations.

It helps if you marrying into the old established power structure.

Having the backing of the local religious leaders is also a plus.

 

You can skip step one if you marry a queen regnant.

 

 


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The real test of legitimacy is time and acceptance. 
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Yes, but to 'establish' a dynasty one still needs to:

A)  Conqueror on the field of battle.
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B) Conqueror the heart of a Queen.

Or

C) Be chosen by the aristocracy and people, and show up with enough force to quell resistance.

 

Option C was common for a few thrones, best I recall, but rare in the Sceptred Isle.


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This method which you have described only works during the medieval times up to the 1800's  - I wonder how we can do in the modern times?
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The normal procedure in the last two centuries was for either Parliament or the people to elect a sovereign, usually selected with an eye to pleasing or at least not unduly annoying the Powers. This was done in Greece, Belgium, Romania, Bulgaria, Norway and Albania. In Albania after the elected sovereign departed at the outset of WWI there was a period of anarchy -- though it was probably hard to tell the difference -- and then a republic was formed. The president, Ahmed Bey Zogu, decided to dispense with the inconvenient necessity of elections and become king instead, which seemed to be generally accepted. The German Empire and Italian union were imposed essentially by force, though there was a measure of consent from the peoples of both nations, where unification was a popular cause.
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Thank you for the explanation - Peter.
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And it would makes sense, since of some of the royal houses i.e. Poland and Madagascar are now extinct. It would make a fresh new start of a era for other countries with a monarchical history. I would love to be part of the history-making process.
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