Monarchy Has Prevailed in the world for a very long time. A lot of prominent dynastic families have been ruling throughout the world for a very long time. However, a certain declination of the monarchical started to take place around the 18th-19th century around some parts of the world. They were started to be replaced by constitutional governments. But still, there is still a handful still ruling the roost.
Pop culture loves a dynastic family, where one family rules for generations. While there are many romantic myths surrounding dynasties, in reality, the majority were nepotistic, feudal and often despotic. The nepotism of the dynasties has also lead to devolopment of the society as well as the destruction of the empire itself. It has proven that not every true heir of the dynasty is a deserved one. The newest dynastic queridas of the small screen are the Romanovs—brutally gunned down in 1918 by Bolsheviks in the Russian Revolution. Today, many of the ruling families are constitutional monarchies. However, there are still some absolute monarchies around, proving that absolute power can indeed corrupt absolutely. Since the mob has been not so active in surveying the functioning specifically of the dynastic families, they have continued to rule freely!
ENGLAND: THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR!
Probably the best example to begin with in today’s world!
Queen Elizabeth II has been the head of the House of Windsor for 67 years.
Founded 102 years ago when Queen Victoria’s son George V took over the throne. Since there was a high anti-German sentiment during WW-I, the family changed their name to Windsor. Since then, the House of Windsor is the reigning royal house of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. The constitutional monarchy, currently led by Queen Elizabeth, is mostly symbolic in nature. Royal watchers are glued to gossip rags to see the rivalry between the newest generation duchesses—Meghan Markle and her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton.
This monarchy in Middle East Asia was initiated in 1744 by Muhammad bin Saud, the Emirate of Diriyah, which was considered to be the first Saudi State. Today it is nominally ruled by King Abdulaziz ibn Saud, who has given most of his duties over to his appointed successor, the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (in the image to the left). The kingdom has come under additional international scrutiny and criticism after the killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi last year….The family has a habit of remaining in headlines quite often. The Arab rulers are also known for there good international relations with different powerhouses of the world.
THE TRADEAU FAMILY:
A fledgeling political dynasty, the current Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is the son of a former Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau (1968–1984). While still popular in his home region of Quebec, his political popularity has nosedived in the last year, so it remains to be seen how long this dynasty will hold. Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, head of the Trudeau dynasty is fighting for the post of the Prime minister yet again and this time it is considered to be head to head against Andrew Scheer, who is the leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Official Opposition since 2017.
The chakri dyasty.
It is considered as one of the youngest dyansties and is considered that they’ve ruled only for around 250 days! House of Chakri is currently ruled by King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who took over in 2016 after the death of his father, Bhumibol Adulyadej. The current king is best known for his many tattoos, his escapades and his multiple marriages. An interesting fact prevails across Thailand you wouldn’t know that if you lived in Thailand, it is illegal to speak ill of the king!
YAMATO DYNASTY: Shockingly and astonishingly, the Yamato dynasty is considered to be the oldest dynasty ruling the modern world. The Yamato family has ruled Japan since 660 B.C. and till the end of World War II was the wealthiest ruling family in the world. While the emperors of Japan have always been revered in the country, the role of the current emperor is relegated primarily to ceremonial duties. The dyansty considers itself to be religious in many ways. Also, Emperor Naruhito ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1 after his father abdicated citing health reasons.
Probably a dynasty which maintains itself quite low under the radar. Alaouite Dynasty in Morocco has been on the throne since 1631 when Sharif ibn Ali took control of the Tafilalt area. His son, Mulay Al-Rashid was able to unify the entire country. The current ruler, King Mohammed VI, established a parliamentary constitutional monarchy in 2011.. He was taken off the Casablanca Stock Exchange—resulting in the scrapping of an equivalent of 50 billion Dirhams(the US $6 billion).
THE NEHRU-GANDHI FAMILY: To clarify it firstly, this family is not a monarchical family. The Nehru and Gandhi families are considered as the most powerful political clan in the world as they are also one of the oldest clans in today’s political stature reigning back around 100 years. However, the Indian National Congress (their political party) was founded in 1885 by A.O. HUME.So, it’s been around 134 years of its recognition. Even before Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of an independent India, the Nehru clan had been politically active in politics for hundreds of years. Vijayalakshmi Pandit, sister of Jawaharlal Nehru was also the first speaker in the security council of the UN from India. The Gandhi family joined forces with the Nehrus when Indira Nehru(daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru) married Feroze Gandhi. Indira later became India’s first female Prime Minister. Her grandson Rahul Gandhi(in the image) was the president of the Indian National Congress political party until his resignation on July 3. It’s also no less than a monarchical rule as the political rule and its influence has been the roots of Indian politics.