Blue Blood­lines

MAP­PING MONAR­CHIES IN ASIA

Asian Geographic - - In Focu S -

royal fam­i­lies to­day op­er­ate as con­sti­tu­tional monar­chies, where the monarch acts as the head of state but is not the sole source of po­lit­i­cal power, which is usu­ally or­dered through a par­lia­men­tary sys­tem. Ab­so­lute monar­chies, on the other hand, place un­lim­ited power in the hands of the monarch. Of­ten as not, suc­ces­sion passes from one gen­er­a­tion to the next within a monar­chi­cal dy­nasty

Hashemite King­dom of Jor­dan

POP­U­LA­TION: 6.5 milio n KING: AB­DUL­LAH II BIN AL- HUSS EIN This small king­dom emerged af­ter the di­vi­sion of the Mid­dle East by Bri­tain and France af­ter WWI. King Ab­dul­lah II has a sig­nif­i­cant amount of power, with the ju­ris­dic­tion to im­ple­ment govern­ments

key events 2600 BCE

lege nds Ab­so­lute Monar­chy

Con­sti­tu­tional Monar­chy Foun­da­tion of the world’s first monar­chy in Sume­ria (mod­ern­day Iraq)

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