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Re: Is North Korea a monarchy?
Posted by Robert on 8/1/2012, 10:03:13, in reply to "Re: Is North Korea a monarchy?"
: Monarchy means: rule by one person. If that
: person obtained power unconstitutionally,
: then the exact description is: tyranny.
: There were a few examples of hereditary
: tyrannies in ancient Greece.
: Republic means: government for the benefit
: of the people rather than just the ruler.
: Therefore North Korea is a monarchy, not a
: As the words monarch and republic are
: frequently used incorrectly, it is simplier
: in many cases to refer directly to the title
: of the ruler. Thus, Cambodia is a kingdom
: (although the king is elected), while Syria
: is a presidency (although the president
: succeeded his father).
Your definitions sound like something picked up from an American book on politics. I find it incorrect.
A monarchy is a country where the head of state is one person. He/she holds the office for life. A third definition is that the Monarch cannot be prosecuted.
Therefore the Vatican city is a monarchy. I don't find it correct to say that the purpose is to just benefit the Pope.
North Korea looks more and more like a monarchy. But I don't know if the current system has been institutionalised.
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