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Old 08-16-2016, 05:12 PM
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The Commonwealth is the former territories of the British Empire. Still the question "What can the UK monarchy offer to the former colony besides the ephemeral unity?" stands.
The Commonwealth is NOT just the former members of the British Empire (and the USA does met that criteria anyway - or at least the original 13 colonies thereof) anymore. It is an organisation with shared goals and a number of countries are now members who were never part of the British Empire e.g. Rwanda and Mozambique.
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:12 PM
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The point stands that having a head of state above politics has many benefits!

Yes but it was originally intended to be a club of ex colonies! It did used to be called the British Commonwealth, and it still should!
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:22 PM
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If it still had 'British' in the title it wouldn't exist.

It was changed because many of the former colonies resented the word in the title and argued that it made them feel second class members due to having been colonies and some having had very bad experiences either as colonies or to gain independence.
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I'm sorry but the thought of a monarch in the U.S. seems impossible and outlandish to me. But I mean just 20 years ago know one thought a woman could be a major party nominee for the presidency so "anything" could happen I guess.
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Old 08-16-2016, 06:42 PM
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There has been women who ran for president way before this. Somewhere along the way I think people forgot.


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Old 08-16-2016, 06:47 PM
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The point stands that having a head of state above politics has many benefits!
This works in Japan because of the special religious status of Emperors. Rich barons in 1200s tried to make it work and the post-Cromwell elites made it work in the UK.

Those, who finance the politicians in the USA to protect their interests, do not believe in such figurehead. The USA has an arrangement that resembles the Malaysian model of monarchy. Power brokers convene every four years to agree on a President to be a situational figurehead. This was reinforced by the 22nd Amendment in 1947.

It is rather puzzling to see people paying attention to US election theatrics and main players' histrionics.
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There has been women who ran for president way before this. Somewhere along the way I think people forgot.


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Actually there has never been a woman to be the nominee for a major party for the office of president. There have been women, the most famous Victoria Woodhull, who have run to be a major party's nominee but never succeeded until Hillary.
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Old 08-17-2016, 02:28 PM
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This works in Japan because of the special religious status of Emperors. Rich barons in 1200s tried to make it work and the post-Cromwell elites made it work in the UK.

Those, who finance the politicians in the USA to protect their interests, do not believe in such figurehead. The USA has an arrangement that resembles the Malaysian model of monarchy. Power brokers convene every four years to agree on a President to be a situational figurehead. This was reinforced by the 22nd Amendment in 1947.

It is rather puzzling to see people paying attention to US election theatrics and main players' histrionics.
Have you ever heard of Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders?
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This works in Japan because of the special religious status of Emperors. Rich barons in 1200s tried to make it work and the post-Cromwell elites made it work in the UK.

Those, who finance the politicians in the USA to protect their interests, do not believe in such figurehead. The USA has an arrangement that resembles the Malaysian model of monarchy. Power brokers convene every four years to agree on a President to be a situational figurehead. This was reinforced by the 22nd Amendment in 1947.

It is rather puzzling to see people paying attention to US election theatrics and main players' histrionics.
Not quite true, but sometimes it looks like it. Bill Clinton came from very humble beginnings, as did Richard Nixon, Harry Truman. There is a lot of money spent, but the people, right or wrong pick the President. Mitt Romney was very heavily supported by the power brokers last election and he lost. The power brokers supported John Mc Cain, 2008. He lost, too. And the president is not a figurehead, otherwise he would not garner the criticism he gets. Actually, you have little understanding of the system and how the people work. Nothing in our system resembles the Malaysian Monarchy.
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