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The Japanese Emperors have been figureheads for getting on a thousand years. Through the Shogunate, and for a long time before it, the functions of the Emperor were mainly religious and ceremonial, others did the ruling. The so-called Meiji restoration was merely cosmetic, the powerful clans continued to rule and the Emperor carried on much as before, just in Tokyo not Kyoto. In Russia, the hereditary principle kept some quite weak rulers in power unchallenged for remarkably long periods. In neither country were, or are, things as simple and straightforward as they seem. Ivan VI could be added to the list of murdered Russian rulers, but since he was deposed as a baby and kept in prison thereafter until as a young man Catherine II had him killed, questions of his character are moot.
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Still, I am hopeful that a restoration would have beneficial effects. This may be very complicated so that the exact effects of such a future cannot be predicted, but nearly any step away from an American style of government must be helpful.

Better a man whom we know will keep chaos away than one whom we suspect will do so. A person of a higher moral fibre would be ideal, but he or she may not be available. I agree that things in this regard are not simple, but that is actually the reason why I would pick someone involved in the current state of Russian politics. At least, unless better information showed me a superior alternative.

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Israel.  The house and lineage of David.
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I'd most like to see a restoration of the monarchy of Imperial China, either under the previous Qing dynasty or a new dynasty as would probably be more regular under traditional Chinese legitimacy laws. The Middle Kingdom just can't be a republic, that's just plain wrong. Besides, having an up-and-coming superpower become an Imperial Monarchy again would probably do a great deal of good for other restoration movements around the world, and I doubt a new Emperor of China would continue the People's Republic's policy of backing up that little slice of Hell on Earth North Korea. Ten thousand years tothe Emperor!

EDIT: That said, in the realms of pure fantasy, if the ancient Roman Empire and the lineage of David can be restored, then the Pharaohs of Egypt can, too!

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I found an old thread about restoring the Afghan monarchy: http://royalcello.websitetoolbox.com/post/Article-Favoring-Reinstating-Afghanistans-Monarchy-4783449?highlight=afghanistan

Were I a US statesman, that would be the #1 monarchy I would work to restore as soon as possible. 

The article notes there were Afghanis expressing a desire for this in 2001 and "Washington" opposed it.  Did it recieve much press in the US media at the time?  I don't remember hearing anything about it.

I believe President Bush was a likeable guy - probably much more the guy you'd want to have a beer with than President Obama.  But the amount of bad advise he recieved, and obviously followed, from Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, et al, on everthing from this to invading Iraq still amazes me.       


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So my types in restoration of monarchy:

1) Romania
2) Serbia
3) Portugal
4) Bulgaria

In these countries I think that restoration of monarchy is the most possible in comparison on rest of European countries. Also Romania and Bulgaria became republics just because of Soviets, so not many years ago. In Portugal as I know there are no major hereditary problems. About Serbia I heard some time ago that idea of restoration is relatively popular, but I have no recent data from good source. Can someone help me from Serbia to explain that situation? 
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Israel.  The house and lineage of David.

Forgive my ignorance but are there even any known descendents/candidates?
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Not really, but some possibilities are mentioned here. A verifiable chain of descent would be remarkable, especially since the existence of David himself could do with more verification than we have, but as far as I know none exists.
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I'll have to second Baron and Pontocrates, though rather than Basil II's Empire or the whole Roman Empire, I think the Empire of Justinian, plus the rest of North Africa, would be preferable. Who would be the Βασιλεύς is a difficult question though. Perhaps Constantine of the Hellenes would be a suitable choice? Its hard to say since there were multiple ways by which one could be made a legitimate Emperor.

 


A more realistic choice would be Austria-Hungary or maybe I would just settle on restoration of Middle Eastern monarchies to solve the problems caused by the so-called Arab spring.

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France, most certainly. The monarchy there was not perfect, and I think absolutism is a dangerous thing, because it spits on the rights of nobles. Any monarchy though, would certainly be better than what they have got now, where a great many noble families are either extinct, or without property, begging(or so I have heard) from the ANF, sadly...
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That must have gone over a few heads. It was a roundabout way of saying Yeshua the Messiah. Or Jesus the Christ if you prefer Anglicized Greek.

See Psalms 89 & 132

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That will be more of an 'establishment' than a 'restoration'.

'Thy Kingdom Come', not 'Thy Kingdom be Restored'....

 

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Does wanting to restore the monarchy in Hispanoamerica counts? It wouldnt be an "New monarchy" per se, but restoration it is. 
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The Russian monarchy is the #1 monarchy, which I want to restore, because the head of state of Russia ought to be a descendant of Rurik, the founder of the Russian state (descent through female lines counts too), and restoring the Russian monarchy will symbolically link present-day Russia to pre-revolutionary Russia.

I would also like to restore the Turkish, Iranian and Ethiopian monarchies.

In Russia, a significant monarchist current exists, and in Iran, monarchists are an important part of the opposition. But in Turkey, monarchism is insignificant even compared to other former monarchies. 
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From a popularity point of view: Romania. (former) Prince Nicholas is quite popular and married. He and his wife, if they had a son, would cement his claim. His aunts and mother are dead ends for the monarchy.

Iran. The Crown Prince could be this century's Juan Carlos, leading the people into a modern, peaceful future which they definitely need. This would work if the rest of the world supported him, especially the anti-king US.

Montenegro: The Prince is already on the government payroll, might as well give him a job and lend a little prestige to a small nation.

Georgia: The two competing families are united in one boy and the church supports restoration.

Hungary: They dropped the word "republic" from their name and there are appropriate Hapsburg contenders.

Ethiopia: What a terrible tradition to lose and the communists have ruined the nation. A pius and dedicated emperor might give them to push to start getting back on track.
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