Monarchism is a political ideologies that advocates for a monarchy. Inside of Monarchism you can find different types of monarchies. A monarchy is defined by a monarch, a ruler, exercing power until death, abdication or, in the case of elective monarchies, until another monarch is elected.
Types of MonarchiesEdit
Even though each monarchy may be different from each other, it can be classified the following ways:
A Dynasty, or Hereditary Monarchy, is the most common type of monarchy, in which the monarch is hereditary. Once the monarch dies or abdicates, another monarch, of the same dynasty/family, may be appointed. While the appointment of a new hereditary monarch is different in each monarchy, usually the oldest and trusting child of the previous monarch is appointed.
Absolutism is when the monarch exercises most, if not all, power over the population.
A Composite Monarchy are different countries under a monarch. It can also be described as a "Federal Monarchy".
A Constitutional Monarchy is characterised by having a monarch which is subjected to a Constitution that it may obey.
Meaning "Kingdom", is a Monarchy-Dynasty, usually from Majatran nations and nations under Ahmadism.
An Elective Monarchy is a monarchy which, in opposite to Hereditary Monarchy, the monarch is chosen democratically, either by the people or a minority (such as the nobility).
A Representative Monarchy consists of a monarch which its function is to represent the nation and not to govern it. However, it is granted more privileges and may still have the highest rank at the Military.