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For questions about the monarchic system of government and the country the monarch rules. The monarch does not necessarily need to be a king.

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Why would a country have both a monarch and a president?

In a Web-miniseries I want to create, Les Superbes Germains Lacasse (I want that the original title to be in French) (the title means The Super Lacasse Siblings), there is a strange country that can ...
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How many languages would it take to unite the Mammal Kingdom?

The mammilia class is tired of just being a class. They want to be a kingdom. However the problem is: they can't communicate very well. The humans didn't want to give up their powerful syntax, but the ...
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How to prevent adventurers from ganging up on dragon?

In the 13th century A.D., the king put up a hefty bounty for anyone who can help defeat the dragon and rescue his daughter. Actually, this was all according to the king's devious plan. The dragon was ...
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What's the feasible upper size for a medieval country?

I'm attempting to make a large tropical island, roughly 120k square miles in area, with a centralized monarch-based authority. Is this feasible, or will it quickly devolve into smaller kingdoms, ...
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How can immortal kingdoms retain their power base over the course of millennia?

The world is divided up into seven continents, each ruled by a family or clan of immortals. Altogether, these immortals number 10,000. They cannot be killed by any means, having the ability to ...
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Confused on the way Natural Borders should work with mountains on a fantasy map

so I'm in the process of creating the map of my fantasy world, which has a medieval fantasy theme. I saw a few posts and videos, such as this one, that talk about using Natural Borders to define my ...
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How can kingdoms of the ancient world be left in the hands of lesser mortals while demigods exist?

A messiah was sent with the specific purpose of saving humanity from their sins, but unfortunately failed to overcome his human weaknesses. He was said to have an " impatient eye " with the ...
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What political advantages (if any) a kingdom can have when power is passed on to the heir as early as possible?

The kingdom where rulers are young Once upon a time, lies in a faraway place a medieval kingdom following a classic european hereditary monarchy, excepted on two peculiar points. First, the ruler ...
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What could be a valuable resource in an isolated desert, where workforce should be really small in an era before the discovery of electricity?

It's an era before the discovery of electricity and I'm aiming for realism. There is a small desert town of only 15 people by a river and along a strong trade route (so they don't have to produce ...
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How can I get a library to be seen as neutral territory?

The library of Alexandria was the largest and most important libraries in the ancient world. The library acquired many scrolls in its lifetime, up to 400,000, and was regarded as a capital of ...
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is it possible for a kingdom to live off of rice, beans, eggs, potatoes, and chicken, and general food from foraging and hunting?

my question is literally right there. the general amount of people is about 2500 people. 1000 are men, 1000 are women, and 500 are kids. whatever farm area amount is required, I won't mind. as long as ...
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Is there an example of a monarchy in which the king is not the head of government, but still retains many powers?

I am interested in designing a system of government in which a constitutionally-bound monarch has a far more active role in government than being limited to ceremonial duties. I don't want to have the ...
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Reason/Mechanism for seemingly randomly lengthened lifespans in characters in a roughly viking-age world [closed]

So here's the deal. I'm working with the idea that in my world, people can have very different lifespans. Most people live a normal lifespan - the book is set in a fantasy world roughly equivalent to ...
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How can polyandry function as a stable system?

Polyandry us when a female has two or more husbands to promote sperm competition and increase genetic variability. However, this is seen as largely unstable in real life due to the fact that two males ...
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Usurper securing a throne while keeping allies of killed king [closed]

How to take over a throne at the same time keep the allies of the previous king despite cultural/religious differences Like when Alexander the Great died, several regions were ruled by his generals. ...
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How can a kingdom keep the secret of a missing monarch from the public?

The eleven year old son of the king and queen, prince Jeoffrey Boratheon, is destined to take the french iron throne after his father passes. One night, an old hag knocks on the castle door and begs ...
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What would define kingdoms in a fantasy setting? [closed]

Preface: This is a very abstract question since it really would depend on the worldbuilder, and the type of setting they are trying to build. In Established Works In works such as Lord of the Rings, ...
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Is it possible for kingdoms to maintain peace between each other throughout 5 centuries?

So here's the thing. During the Age of Kings, all the kingdoms in each region of Itheria are at peace for 500 years. They maintain a close relationship with each other and even hold councils every 5 ...
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All hail the sun disk! How to maximize ancient Egypt's acceptance of Ahkenaten's religion?

Premise Ahkenaten was a bit of a heretical pharaoh in ancient Egypt. While it was customary at the time for the pharaoh to choose a god to be associated with, Ahkenaten went further and proclaimed ...
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How to assign kingdoms and tribes using my magic system with their own specialized type of magic? [closed]

I am using a tattoo spell-casting magic system and am working on integrating it into the nations of my made-up world. I am currently working on naming kingdoms and tribes based upon what types of ...
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For what reasons shall a kings residence be outside the city ? [closed]

I plan on the kings having a residence right outside the city. Does it really work?
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How to Construct Politics of Nations?

on a way to prepare to create the politics of the kingdoms and empires in my novel I want to begin. I want my novel to take place in a sort of 1700s-1800s timeline, what could I do to make these ...
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Why might a country want to switch from a democracy to a monarchy? [closed]

Most people would like to have a choice in who leads their country, and so many people are more attracted to democracies. Dividing out the power to govern among many people who the voters see as the ...
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Feasiblity of this "slave king" political system

I'm working on a hypothetical political system similar to a monarchy except that the (conscripted) king in question is essentially a slave to the nation, a very well-cared for slave but with no ...
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