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absolute monarchy:

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form of government in which sovereignty is vested in a single person whose right to rule is generally hereditary and who is empowered to remain in office for life.
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There are just seven absolute monarchies in the world today.
It has also pledged billions of dollars to the army-installed government in Cairo.The kingdom, along with other absolute monarchies of the Gulf, fears the Brotherhood brand of grass-roots activism and political Islam could undermine its own authority.But in the past Saudi Arabia gave refuge to many Brotherhood members who suffered repression in the 1960s under the regime of Egypt's first modern military ruler, Gamal Abdel Nasser.Traditionally, members of the group were active in academic institutions in the kingdom.On Sunday, Saudi Education Minister Khaled al-Faisal was quoted by media as saying that this was the reason behind the "spread of extremist ideology" in the kingdom."We offered them our children and they took them hostage...
Die Henshall-these, as it is known in Germany, demonstrated that absolute monarchies resembled limited monarchies with representative institutions more closely than they did the 'rogue' despotic monarchies of Denmark, Russia, and the Ottoman Empire.
Comparing the modern conflicts of today to how World War I and II began to purge Europe of it's absolute monarchies, it's a deft look at a changing world, and an optimistic viewpoint of the region for a change.
This gives him a secure base of operations to carry out his role "as the leader of disenfranchised Arabs and other Muslims who seek the liberation of Palestine and the downfall of the authoritarian regimes of the Middle East and absolute monarchies and emirates of the Gulf."
The first was whether the absolute monarchies of Europe were monarchies or despotisms in Montesquieu's use of the terms, and whether they should be models for the future.