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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #3900 on: April 23, 2013, 11:41:13 pm »

I am telling you, she is Ventrue.
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #3901 on: April 24, 2013, 12:04:50 am »

"My name is Elizabeth II, queen of queens:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #3902 on: April 24, 2013, 12:40:46 am »

Great Britain is officially not a democracy or republic, but a constitutional monarchy.

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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #3903 on: April 24, 2013, 12:42:09 am »

Great Britain is officially not a democracy or republic, but a constitutional monarchy.
I always interpreted it as an ancient spell sealing her power.
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #3904 on: April 24, 2013, 06:46:30 am »

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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #3905 on: April 24, 2013, 06:52:14 am »

Great Britain is officially not a democracy or republic, but a constitutional monarchy.
Care to guess what Canada, Australia and New Zealand are?

Holy crap... Canada doesn't have the Union Jack on their flag! What the fuck Canada? I thought you were one of the cool kids.

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« Reply #3906 on: April 24, 2013, 06:54:42 am »

Honestly out of every government type... Constitutional Monarchy is probably the most meaningless to the point where honestly I do not consider it a true form of government.

In the sense that "There is a monarchy but they have no power whatsoever and their constitution says they have no power and there is no reasonable situation where they would get their power back."

My suggestion? Just ignore the term "Constitutional Monarchy" altogether. I cannot imagine a more useless designation.
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #3907 on: April 24, 2013, 07:00:28 am »

Great Britain is officially not a democracy or republic, but a constitutional monarchy.
Care to guess what Canada, Australia and New Zealand are?

Holy crap... Canada doesn't have the Union Jack on their flag! What the fuck Canada? I thought you were one of the cool kids.

Canada misbehaved. Canada needed to be thaught a lesson. Canada needed to be punished.
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #3908 on: April 24, 2013, 07:02:40 am »

I know, whats the point of wasting the taxpayer's money for the 'royal family'. I mean I just hate how people idolise them especially that prince William and his wife Kiki Wigglesworth or whatever her name is.
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #3909 on: April 24, 2013, 07:04:41 am »

Canada misbehaved. Canada needed to be thaught a lesson. Canada needed to be punished.
That is the kinkiest thing that has ever happened involving Canada.

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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #3910 on: April 24, 2013, 10:44:18 am »

Holy crap... Canada doesn't have the Union Jack on their flag! What the fuck Canada? I thought you were one of the cool kids.
And the funny part is, Hawaii does have the Union Jack on it's flag.
Honestly out of every government type... Constitutional Monarchy is probably the most meaningless to the point where honestly I do not consider it a true form of government.

In the sense that "There is a monarchy but they have no power whatsoever and their constitution says they have no power and there is no reasonable situation where they would get their power back."

My suggestion? Just ignore the term "Constitutional Monarchy" altogether. I cannot imagine a more useless designation.
Constitutional Monarchy is not useless, and also not (only) what you are describing. Constitutional Monarchy refers to any government with a monarch that has legally limited powers and usually other political structures within the government. This doesn't mean "no power", it means "less power than Absolute Monarchy". What you are describing is just the modern UK.

It's hard to recognize this in the modern day since a lot of monarchs that didn't give up all their power kind of got....executed during the democratization of Europe, but it is a thing.
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #3911 on: April 24, 2013, 10:49:07 am »

I know, whats the point of wasting the taxpayer's money for the 'royal family'. I mean I just hate how people idolise them especially that prince William and his wife Kiki Wigglesworth or whatever her name is.
Tourist money, basically. Brings in a lot of direct (people paying to see the queen or other royal things) and indirect (while there, they buy a hotdog. Or a jetski.) money, much more than what the royal family takes from the country.

Plus some other fiddly bits.
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #3912 on: April 24, 2013, 10:55:40 am »

I know, whats the point of wasting the taxpayer's money for the 'royal family'. I mean I just hate how people idolise them especially that prince William and his wife Kiki Wigglesworth or whatever her name is.
The crown lands give us an annual income of 240,000,000. Notwithstanding media and tourist profits, they give us far more than we give them.

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« Reply #3913 on: April 24, 2013, 11:10:31 am »

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I'm not, I just hate the royalty, since they are more like celebs.
About what you said, can you please enlighten me so that I may alteast start liking them?
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Re: Things that made you absolutely terrified today
« Reply #3914 on: April 24, 2013, 11:17:01 am »

The way the crown lands deal works is that in exchange for a certain amount of money paid to the crown, the government of Britain is allowed to use the land and takes all the profit from it. Technically, the crown owns all of Britain, and every time the crown changes hands, the new monarch renews the rental agreement.

Of course, if the new monarch -doesn't- renew it, they'd be disposed. But whatever.

Here: This is a good explanation of the cost and profits of having the monarchy, and I think includes the crown lands part. It's only 5 minutes, and if the crown lands isn't in that video, it should be in a connected one.
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