- Aug 13, 2006
- United States
traumatic event? Not necessarily IMO. Remember how the father of the Shah came to power? Why don't we talk about e.g. Syria or Libya as the "new" monarchies? Course it is not yet a reall king on the throne over there. But reality is still pretty close to this: absolute power to the sovereign. And frankly, looking on the current development of Maroc, it would not be the worst of all choices provided of course that the sovereign respects democratic rights and guarantees stability.
A war would be a traumatic event for any country and that may unify the citizens of that country behind a monarch. Countries where the population lived without a monarchy for an extended period of time, lost their connections to their royal family. Something earth shaking needs to happen for them to want the monarchy back to "save" them so to speak.
Look what happened in Afghanistan. The King was still alive and returned. One would think that was the best chance he had to take his throne back but it did not happen. Same as Simeon of Bulgaria who became involved in the country's political life but was not given his throne back. Prince Alexander lives is Serbia and is involved in the every day life of its citizens, he may have a better chance but when and how?? If the fall of the Berlin wall was not an opening for some of the monarchies to be restored, at that point, I doubt it will ever happen. Of course this is how I see things. It does not mean I have the answers.