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View Poll Results: In your opinion, which European country is more likely to become a republic?
Belgium 81 20.30%
Denmark 12 3.01%
Great Britain 39 9.77%
Liechtenstein 12 3.01%
Luxembourg 9 2.26%
Monaco 16 4.01%
The Netherlands 4 1.00%
Norway 55 13.78%
Spain 140 35.09%
Sweden 31 7.77%
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Old 02-04-2006, 03:32 PM
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before i start i dont mean to offend anyone, but i cant see the british monarch being overthrowed cause its the only thing that keeps it people feeling british and what britishness means to them.
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Old 02-04-2006, 05:24 PM
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The Question is, how much do they really want to feel british. How long will being British be more importent then being scottish, english, and welsh. I dont think the british monarchy is in too much danger but it could change dramatically. The biggest worry spots are spain and norway.
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Old 02-04-2006, 06:25 PM
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The Question is, how much do they really want to feel british. How long will being British be more importent then being scottish, english, and welsh. I dont think the british monarchy is in too much danger but it could change dramatically. The biggest worry spots are spain and norway.
quick q: when the Norwegian throne was inaugurated, does anyone know what the sentiment in Norway regarding this, was then? In other words: have Norwegians maybe never had a 'thing' for royalty?
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Old 02-04-2006, 06:27 PM
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No that is not the case, that is why the way the monarchy is in Norway right now hurts me. The PEOPLE choose the monarchy. They could have had a republic but they choose the monarchy. They were supposed to be an importent part of the new and free norway but that have lost that position.
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Old 02-04-2006, 06:28 PM
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Britain is in a real mess at the moment but we'd never get rid of the monarchy. For one thing, it'd cost too much. People don't like the idea of a President Blair or President Brown and so I think we're fairly safe. I think Norway and Spain are quite safe. I should hope Spain is safe.
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Old 02-04-2006, 07:13 PM
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quick q: when the Norwegian throne was inaugurated, does anyone know what the sentiment in Norway regarding this, was then? In other words: have Norwegians maybe never had a 'thing' for royalty?
There was actually a majority for a monarchy.

Out of the eligible voters, 259,563 voted for monarchy while 69,264 voted for a republic.

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Old 02-04-2006, 07:14 PM
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For one thing, it'd cost too much. People don't like the idea of a President Blair or President Brown and so I think we're fairly safe.
Sounds about right to describe the situation in a lot of the countries.
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Old 02-04-2006, 08:06 PM
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No that is not the case, that is why the way the monarchy is in Norway right now hurts me. The PEOPLE choose the monarchy. They could have had a republic but they choose the monarchy. They were supposed to be an importent part of the new and free norway but that have lost that position.
thanks princejohnny25 for your answer. but why do you think they lost that position: is it something that happened during the current king's reign? did it start earlier? is it something that has more to do with the Norwegian society evolving, as opposed to the behavior, say, of the king or his family?
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Old 02-04-2006, 08:09 PM
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There was actually a majority for a monarchy.

Out of the eligible voters, 259,563 voted for monarchy while 69,264 voted for a republic.

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amazing that the 'john doe's' of the country, or the common man, actually had a say in this at the time. very democratic. When the Dutch monarchy was (re)instated in the early 1800's, the 'man on the street' was certainly not asked his/her opinion on that, it was shoved down his throat so to speak
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amazing that the 'john doe's' of the country, or the common man, actually had a say in this at the time. very democratic. When the Dutch monarchy was (re)instated in the early 1800's, the 'man on the street' was certainly not asked his/her opinion on that, it was shoved down his throat so to speak
but this shoving gave us a nice hobby, now didn't it? I think the norwegian monarchy was one of the few where people could actually vote for, maybe together with the return of the Greek RF in the thirties.
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Old 02-05-2006, 04:08 AM
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amazing that the 'john doe's' of the country, or the common man, actually had a say in this at the time. very democratic. When the Dutch monarchy was (re)instated in the early 1800's, the 'man on the street' was certainly not asked his/her opinion on that, it was shoved down his throat so to speak
It was actually deemed unnecessary by the parliament, until King Haakon asked for a referendum before he accepted.
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Old 02-06-2006, 12:24 PM
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From what I've read it seems Norway is the hot favourite, which surprised me but I'm not very clued up with Norway and had thought the monarchy safe like the other Scandanavian Royals.
Spain seems to be a potential becuase of their politics, but it would be a shame as the Spanish Royals seem incredibly lovely people and have done so much for their country.
As for Britain, I think our Monarchy is quite safe, but only because people are too apathetic to care one way or the other.
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I Really hope the Danish Royal Family can survive the current problems in Denmark
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I Really hope the Danish Royal Family can survive the current problems in Denmark
What problems?
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If you are referring to the "Islam issue" that has nothing to do with the royal family, so I see no problems there.
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Old 02-06-2006, 05:14 PM
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If you are referring to the "Islam issue" that has nothing to do with the royal family, so I see no problems there.
Correct: this is not a 'Danish' problem either, but rather an unfortunate example of the conflict between global ideologies.
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:06 PM
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I doubt Great Britian would go any time soon. It's would just be to complicated. And if Great Britian decides they don't want the Windsors they have 15 other countires to choose from.

Up until a few days ago I would have thought Belgium was among the most secure along with Liechtenstein, Monaco and Luxembourg. But I think there is always rough patches that they always get through.

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but I know that England, The Netherlands, and Denmark certainly don't have anything to worry about.
Interesting that you posted the three countries with Queens. Could it be that female are more popular. If that is the case it looks good two generations from now.

Spain I think will be secure once Prince Felipe has the chance to prove himself. From what it seems the next group of Crown Princes from the other countries (Crown Princes Haakon, Willem Alexander, Frederick, and Crown Princess Victoria) all seem popular.

Anyways I ended up not voting I don't think things are going to change anytime soon.
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but this shoving gave us a nice hobby, now didn't it?
LOL, soo very true! I cannot imagine becoming a member of a forum dedicated to the likes of Jan Peter Balkenende, Angela Merkel, etc.
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Old 02-07-2006, 03:36 PM
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lol me either Europe Keep your Kings and Queens PLEASE lol
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Norway is still leading!
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