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    Posted: 11-Oct-2006 at 12:50
The purpose of this thread is to list all the monarhies in todays world. This can include monarchies that are figure heads of their country, where they don't have much actual power, or countries where the monarchy still has all the power.

Also, feel free to comment on your views about monarchies and their role in the modern world!

Personally, I love them monarchies, and wish to see them restored to their former glory!

Off the top of my head, these are countries with monarchies, either absolute or figure head:

UK
Sweden
Norway
Denmark
Spain
Saudi Arabia
Oman-?
United Arab Emeriates
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Jordan
Yemen-?
Sultanate of Brunai I(sp?)
Nepal
Thailand

There are probably several more I'm forgetting, but please feel free to comment and add to the list!

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  Quote Aelfgifu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Oct-2006 at 13:32
The Netherlands
Belgium
 
The queen of England is queen over Australia (and Canada??) as well, so perhaps these count too.

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  Quote Decebal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Oct-2006 at 14:06
Look around in old threads: we've had the exact same conversation a few months ago.
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  Quote shayan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Oct-2006 at 15:41
jemen is a republic, I can Add Kuwait, Bahrein and all the emirates are little emirdoms so you can't say that the UAE has a monarchy more that;  Ajman, Fujariah, Ras al Khaymah, Umm al Quwain, Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi are monarchies ;) Oman is also a Sultanate, Marocco is a monarchy,,,, 
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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Oct-2006 at 15:47
Japan? Brunei, Greece(?)
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  Quote Frederick Roger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Oct-2006 at 04:13
Don't know if this matters, but Portugal, although being a Republic, has a a King, a Royal Family, and a whole hierarchy of nobility recognized by almost half of the country's population. 
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  Quote gcle2003 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Oct-2006 at 05:50
Luxembourg, certainly. Liechtenstein and Monaco, too.
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  Quote Aelfgifu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Oct-2006 at 06:18
Originally posted by gcle2003

Luxembourg, certainly. Liechtenstein and Monaco, too.
 
They have heritary heads of state and noble families ruling, but they are not strictly speaking monarchies, are they? Luxembourg is a Dutchy, and the first Grimaldi of Monaco was a 'raubritter'...Wink

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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Oct-2006 at 06:22
Grand Duchies and Principalities are monarchies too.

And technically speaking Vatican City as well.

Furthermore there are Tonga, Swaziland, Bhutan, Malaysia and Wallis & Futuna.
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  Quote Barbarroja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Oct-2006 at 06:22
Many countries has a royal family but is a Republic like Greece, Bulgaria, Afganistan, Iraq, Italy, etc...
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  Quote shayan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Oct-2006 at 16:08
Iran had a monarchy for 2500 years untill 27 years ago... Pahlavi (always in my heart)
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  Quote Spartakus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Oct-2006 at 07:44
Originally posted by Barbarroja

Many countries has a royal family but is a Republic like Greece
 
The first dynasty of Hellas was that of the Bavarian King Otto in 1832.The second dynasty that lasted until the dictatorship of 1967-74 was that of the Danish King George Glyxburg (i do not remember how it is written) who was officially announced as King of Hellas  in 1864. Both dynasties were foreign and both dynasties were imposed to Hellas by the Great Forces of that time (British Empire,Russian Empire,Germany,France etc ). In other words Hellas had a King,but not now.He was kicked off after the collapse of the dictatorial goverment in 1974 ,with a public referendum.He is just a European without Hellenic passport or nationality.
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