Re: RIP Crown Prince Leka
Posted by Guy Stair Sainty on 7/12/2011, 19:06:32, in reply to "Re: RIP Crown Prince Leka"
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: The Orange-Nassau family only became
: hereditary servants of the States in 1748
: and that tenure ended in 1795 before that
: they had either a limited area (speaking of
: Willem IV's direct ancestors) or not the
: entire region if you speak of Frederik
: Hendrik, Willem II and Willem III.
Nonetheless from the 16th century they had provided the States' military leadership and that was established de facto as an hereditary office and were closely related to the British, Prussian, and Hanoverian royal houses - furthermore they were the heirs to the sovereign principality of Orange (even though they had lost it) and a branch of a German reigning house. Not to be compared with the arriviste Zog.
: I do realise Leka's family wasn't exactly
: the only feudal family in the land, but Zog
: got the throne. In the break up of the
: Ottoman Empire more nations became
: monarchies. So 1928 is late but not unheard
Those new states under British control became monarchies because that was the system Britain preferred; those under French influence became republics. France sustained the Tunisian and Moroccan monarchies as quasi-puppet regimes because thye already existed, as did Annam and Cambodia - but France would not have installed a new monarchy.
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