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View Poll Results: In your opinion, which European country is more likely to become a republic?
Belgium 82 20.05%
Denmark 12 2.93%
Great Britain 41 10.02%
Liechtenstein 12 2.93%
Luxembourg 9 2.20%
Monaco 16 3.91%
The Netherlands 4 0.98%
Norway 56 13.69%
Spain 146 35.70%
Sweden 31 7.58%
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:29 AM
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I think Spain came very close. Juan Carlos came to his senses and abdicated. Spain has gone pleasantly quiet.
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:36 AM
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I think Spain came very close. Juan Carlos came to his senses and abdicated. Spain has gone pleasantly quiet.
I agree about Spain. But someone saying about Sweden . I read somewhere how after Victoria maybe there is not throne anymore for Estell. Why saying that i have not idea.
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Old 06-06-2015, 11:52 AM
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Personally I don't believe any of the above mentioned. But, many friends strongly believe Norway. As I don't live or follow that country's citizens, I don't understand their opinion, but they seem quite certain and happy with that fact. They feel Norway's CP and his wife pathetic. I think they look rather sweet.
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Old 07-16-2015, 01:35 PM
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But, many friends strongly believe Norway. As I don't live or follow that country's citizens, I don't understand their opinion, but they seem quite certain and happy with that fact. They feel Norway's CP and his wife pathetic. I think they look rather sweet.
My father is Norwegian and I have grown up in Norway. I and most people I know in Norway does not agree with what your friends says. It is true that there has been some controversy surrounding Haakon and Mette-Marit, but they and the monarchy is very popular both in the media and the people. I'm pretty sure that Norway is not going to become a republic in my lifetime, and I'm 27.
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Old 07-16-2015, 03:22 PM
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Interesting to see that according this poll the two monarchies with the House of Nassau (the Netherlands and Luxembourg) are the least likely to become republics. There is a republican sentiment in the Netherlands with some hiccups now and then but I agree that -for the moment- it is unlikely that these countries will topple their King resp. Grand-Duke.
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Old 07-16-2015, 03:39 PM
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Several Commonwealth realms are likely to become republics in the next 50 years or so, e.g Australia. Barbados, Jamaica and New Zealand. I find it very unlikely though that any of the current European monarchies will be abolished before the end of the 21st century.
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Old 07-16-2015, 07:48 PM
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The monarchies in the UK, Netherlands, Denmark and Norway remains popular, and some polls have shown record high support the last four years. This is not going to change unless we get some very very major scandals, which is unlikely.

I don't think we will see a republic in Sweden or Belgium either, and I hope that the Spanish monarchy will survive.

As far as UK is concerned, I actually think it is the safest Monarchy in the world, along with the Japanese.

Republicanism in the UK remains among the lowest in the world, with figures rarely exceeding 20% in support of a British republic, some polls have it as low 13%, and consistent ~70% support for the continuation of the Monarchy. And Some polls have the support for the monarchy as high as 82%, others at around 70 to 76%, another poll has the support for the monarchy from 66 to 70%.

To abolish the British monarchy will be very difficult.
1: Most polls must show a majority for a republic.
2: Majority in the house of commons for a referendum, this is not going to happen.
3: Majority in the referendum for a republic, this is not going to happen.
4: Changing the country's name, changing the pound, remove the royal name from all state institutions. These are just some of the things that must be changed.
5: All of this is going to cost so much money that even many Republicans will start doubting it.
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Old 07-17-2015, 04:07 AM
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I have a hard time seeing how any of the current monarchies will be abolished. They have stuck through all the changes in society of the 20th century, so I have to to say that they all look safe enough. And for us in Sweden, Victoria seems to be popular enough to keep it going at least through her lifetime.

I agree with Mbruno though that some of the commonwealth countries just might want to become republics in the future. But in the UK itself, the monarchy will most likely stay.
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