Helllo, I thought it only proper to begin this ( rather lengthy) topic by Introducing myself, as this is my first post on this forum. My name is Joshua,Adam,Moore I am the son of James Augustus. I am a College student at the age of 21, studying a variety of subjects but philosophy and history are some of my Pass times.I am an American from Florida. Now that the basics are covered about my self, I will address the points I intended for this post.
Monarchy as you all know is a System of government that has long stood the Test of time compared to many of its 'rival' systems. Perhaps the only system of government that is close to Monarchy in age is the system of a Republic. so What is a True Monarchy or a True Republic? the answer to this is very much a Double standard, A Monarchy can exist in a GREAT many states and have a great number of appearances and forms, but a republic is very set in stone as to what forms a true republic. Monarchs can (sort-of-kind-of) co-exist with Other forums of government forming sort of Hybrids, How ever when this occurs, one side of the government be it the Monarch or the alternate form its mixed with, one is always dominate and one is always passive. In most modern examples specially in Europe, nearly all of the surviving Monarchs are Passive and the elected Parliament is Dominate governing body. The point to this is the Driving force behind what makes a Monarch.
Way back in the day. Rome was ruled by 7 kings,supposedly the descendants of Romulus and Remus. This by all accounts became a corrupt arrangement over time where the monarchs enveloped them selfs in greed and over time brought about the Wrath of the people forming strong resentments towards'Kings' and so forth. After a series of Internal wars the kings where driven from Rome, killed or Exiled in 509BC. Though the history on this time period is foggy, kings where ( as accounted by a Historian in the era of the roman republic) elected to serve for life. Its un clear weather they truely became corrupt or weather it was a power play by the aristocracy to over throw the kings... the Monarch was,over thrown. The Republic began in a rough manner, Aristocrats ruled the senate bu the separation of powers meant no one individual had absolute authority. under this government the foundations of the of the greatest empires known to Humanity was laid, the Military thrived under the republic as did the Roman economy. But while its unclear as to the true fate of the Kings, it is certain that over time The republic became Corrupt, its vast wealth brought unprecedented power to the aristocracy and which in turn spawned a Arrogant elite over the generations. In time the Aristocrats gained more than 80% of the land in Latinium and small family farms where nearly gone all together. These land lord-like Aristocrats used mostly slaves which created a huge % of unemployment.
The republic, would have in-time collapsed had it not been (in fact) rescued by the dawn of the Imperial era. Under which Rome maintained power and expansion for several centuries longer. The Monarch kept the Republic intact mostly for show how ever the Senate did ( for a while) have moderate governing authority. BUT yet again... the Monarch ( emperor) became corrupt over time. This started when the Crown was no longer passed down through merit but through birth right... and this lead to generations of Inbreeding and in the end created Corrupt, sociopathic and in some cases, monstrously psychotic rulers. Yet under the rule of Octavian and several of the early emperors, the Empire flourished and expanded with a wise and just ruler at its helm.
The Modern American Democracy ( almost nothing is left of the Original Republic) Is Corrupt. Its politician are largely elites and while not inbred ( that i know of) are largely Bred into their Positions... America *HAS* an unofficial Aristocracy and not in a good way. How ever for as decayed and corrupt as the modern government is, the foundations of this nation as a Republic where both sound and just. As was the transition from Republic to Imperialism for the romans. The American republic installed separation of powers and Many other attributes that where essential for the long gevity of a Republic. How ever ( in the last 100 years of so) many of those barriers that separated powers have been torn down and soon I believe america will see another transition...
All forms of government, be in Monarch of Republic ( even a Imperial Republic) will decay and become corrupt in time *if not* properly managed and constantly renewed...
so.... How do you keep a Monarch on its toes? How is it decided who the Ruler is.. for certainly History shows a great many shades of grey to the Right-of-birth form of Monarch.. How do you Handle Aristocracy? How do you juggle the balance between capitalist and socialist economy styles as even a Monarch must deal with that fundamental issue, There for must handle the Wealthy or those in favor. Do you distribute power of government to Ministers or do you Hold the majority of power in a single Monarch. These are issues which Dance around the Idea. How do you remove a Monarch that has become corrupt.. for History shows that often requires some very Bloody civil wars.
In Honesty... If i was asked *today* right now to pick a side to fight for... A side to establish a Monarch society under a fair an benevolent ruler or to fight for a Libertarian renewal of the "old republic"..... It would almost be a coin toss for me who walks a tight rope between Libertarian believes and Authoritarian tendency
- Jevinie ( hows that for a first post)