Thanks to the wonderful creation of Hulu and the internet, I have watched a few episodes of Kings (NBC TV Show). The concept of the show is that a new country was created and the queen structured the government to be a strong king type monarchy with a table of advisors, but ultimately, he has final say on everything and anything.
The fascinating part is there appears to be a long history of the place, but the show does not go into what happened. It is almost as if some catastrophic human caused event whipped out the major cities, so he built a modern city for the capital.
It got me thinking, what if the US was a monarchy? What if the governmental system as we know it completely collapsed and what reemerged was a King ruled nation. First and foremost, I don’t think that this will or could ever happen, but it is a “what if” thing. I guess that would lead into the next question of what would the country look like if the US had to start over without any infrastructure, buildings, or roads. Would NYC, Chicago, and LA still be the way they are, or would there be a massive city in the center of what was Iowa?
I have never lived in a county with a strong monarchy system. GB still has a monarchy, but the country is controlled by parliament and not the queen. She is more of a figurative head. There are a couple modern monarchies out there in the Middle East, but they have been around for centuries. I don’t know if there are any places on the planet that have instated a monarchy system from a different system within the past 30+ years… maybe longer.
Would your thoughts on it be different if you were King or Queen?