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Absolute monarchy

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Josie Chambers

on 27 June 2013

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Transcript of Absolute monarchy

Absolute Monarchy
Swaziland's political system is a mixture of an absolute monarchy and a constitutional monarchy. According to current Swazi law and custom, the monarch holds supreme power. The Ngwenyama (King) is a leader by birth and rules the country, with the assistance of a council of ministers. The Ndlovukazi (Senior Queen) is the mother of the king is in charge of national rituals. If the king's mother is no longer living, one of the king's wives may act as senior queen.
Life in Swaziland
In Swaziland 75 percent of the population are employed in subsistence farming (growing enough to feed themselves) and 60 percent of the population live off less than the equivalent of NZ $1.55 per day.
Advantages and disadvantages
An absolute monarchy is lead by a leader who inherits leadership. In an absolute monarchy leadership is passed through a family. Power usually passes from father to son, not passing through females. An absolute monarch is a leader who has absolute power to rule the country any way they want without having to consult anyone.
Our opinion
We think that an absolute monarchy is not a good way to lead a country because you do not get enough rights or freedom. We also think that is not a good system of government because often people get killed for doing things that their monarch doesn't agree with.
Things get done faster
The law process is simpler
Generally a stronger army
You don't have to think for yourself
People could argue with the leaders points
Commonly ends in a revolution
Fewer rights and freedom
You're not thinking for yourself
A bad leader can ruin the nation
People only get what the monarch wants
Can not speak against the monarch or you face punishment
By Caitlin and Josie
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