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Author Topic: Apart from the British, how many other countries have a Monarchy?  (Read 680 times)

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This question came up in conversation earlier today. Between us we managed to tot up 14 countries with monarchies.

Are there any more than that? Worldwide, how many countries still have a Monarchy?

PS a list would be very handy too.
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Re: Apart from the British, how many other countries have a Monarchy?
« Reply #1 on: 04 October, 2017, 07:10:34 PM »
Spain
Norway
Denmark
Sweden
Finland wouldn't surprise me
Belgium, I think
Saudi Arabia
All the commonwealth countries, technically, have a monarchy

There's a few principalities knocking around, like Monaco. Not sure if you want them.

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Re: Apart from the British, how many other countries have a Monarchy?
« Reply #2 on: 04 October, 2017, 08:46:04 PM »
Spain
Norway
Denmark
Sweden
Finland wouldn't surprise me
Belgium, I think
Saudi Arabia
All the commonwealth countries, technically, have a monarchy

There's a few principalities knocking around, like Monaco. Not sure if you want them.

That's me done in

Finland is a republic .
In Europe you can include
Belgium and add
Netherlands


In Asia
Japan
Malaysia
Cambodia
Thailand
Brunei


In Africa
Morocco
Swaziland
(15)

There's also the micronation of Ladonia .

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Re: Apart from the British, how many other countries have a Monarchy?
« Reply #3 on: 05 October, 2017, 03:32:54 PM »

Is that about 15 countries far?
I think we can also allow Principalities in too (as Siasl suggests) because Princes are sort of Kings, just by a different name – I mean, the Prince of Monaco's father was a Prince too, not a King but hey ho let's be generous to principalities -  they ren't 'republics' are they?

And we should allow 'Emirates' too because what is an ‘Emir’ if he is not Arabic for a supreme hereditary being or ‘ruler’?

And (again as Siasl suggested) the various Commonwealth realms have to be included too. As far as I can work out there are still sixteen Commonwealth countries clinging on with our dear Queen perched precariously at the top of their pile.

These new 16 entries would be...

Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada
Grenada
Jamaica
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Solomon Islands
Tuvalu
and of course there's that other tiny off-shore island called the UK.

Does that take us up to 31 so far?

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