Question by  bc (28)

What determined the power of the royal family?

I know that the power has changed many times over the years but what determined these changes?


Answer by  patti (29325)

Royals determine their power. Historically, royals had the money, the land and hence the power, so they made the rules. Their concern for PR changes the rules.


Answer by  Binome (1975)

In most cases, it was hereditary. Following the old monarch's death, his heir took over. Other times, there was a military coup. In situations with no clear heir, there was often an intensely political struggle where whoever could force his way onto the throne and not get assassinated became king.


Answer by  harwoodkp (376)

A lot determined what country you was in. The people are the ones that allowed the power of the royal family. When power was abused changed were brought about.


Answer by  Zuzu (200)

European royal lines were considered divinely ascribed to power but exactly what that power means is dictated by what form of government the country has. In consitutional monarchies, the monarchy has limited power over the citizens as dictated by the constitution of the country. In absolute monarchies of the 16-18th centuries political power rested in the royal families hands.

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