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Monarchies of Asia

Name the countries of Asia that are still monarchies.
Includes constitutional monarchies
One of these is techincally a heptarchy
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Last updated: August 27, 2019
First submittedJanuary 6, 2016
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Country
Bahrain
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
Japan
Country
Jordan
Kuwait
Malaysia
Oman
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Saudi Arabia
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
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Level 83
Aug 27, 2019
There's almost enough time to list each country in Asia.. :D
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Level 46
Aug 28, 2019
thats what I did
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Level 73
Aug 27, 2019
Please tell us more about this heptarchy thing!
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Level 55
Nov 20, 2019
It refers to Malaysia I believe, which has a cast of I believe 8 monarchs in each state and they rotate who is the official Sultan.
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Level 48
Nov 20, 2019
I think it is actually referring to the UAE, which is ruled by 7 Emirates.
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Level 64
Nov 20, 2019
Heptarchy means seven monarchs, which refers to the seven emirates of the UAE.
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Level 81
Aug 27, 2019
Pretty sure it refers to UAE which has an emir in each of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm al-Quwain. There is also a single elected monarch in Malaysia out of a group of 10 regional monarchs (a decarchy?).
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Level 46
Aug 28, 2019
Got Bhutan with one second
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Level 46
Aug 28, 2019
We could probably throw North Korea in there? They don't use the title but they are very much an aristocracy.
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Level 63
Aug 29, 2019
If you count dictators, half of Asia would be on it.
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Level 77
Sep 1, 2019
But it's a hereditary dictatorship, so it's got that similarity to a traditional monarchy.
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Level 75
Sep 16, 2019
But it's not officially hereditary. Then you could add Syria as well.
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Level 66
Aug 29, 2019
Maybe a bit less time, I finished with 0:26 left by naming all the Asian countries
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Level 59
Nov 20, 2019
Surely that's not a very rewarding way to do a quiz....
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Level 37
Aug 29, 2019
I'm impressed that so many people didn't know japan was a monarchy
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Level 45
Aug 29, 2019
Ahhhhh malaysia
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Level 71
Sep 2, 2019
I cant believe I got all the Arabian Peninsula countries with no wrong guesses and completely forgot about Saudi Arabia. . . doh.
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Level 68
Nov 20, 2019
Is Cambodia the only country to reinstate a monarchy post-Communist revolution? Really shows how traditionalist and religious their people have been for a long time.
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Level 69
Nov 20, 2019
It surely has more to do with how brutal, cruel and sadistic the "revolutionaries" of the Khmer Rouge were, to the point that they killed more than on fifth of their country's population.
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Level 68
Nov 20, 2019
Whereas the reigns of Stalin, Mao, and the Kims were just walks in the park?
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Level 69
Nov 20, 2019
No, it's just that communist regimes are led by murderous monsters, and communism itself is an evil ideology.
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Level 68
Dec 2, 2019
@rocamorar Take the Cambodia Country Quiz. I think that a few things there support my case, such as the 97% religious rate and Angkor Wat being on the flag.
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Level 55
Nov 20, 2019
That are *still* monarchies? Why that extra word? Is there some sort of "progress" that should lead monarchies to something more "evolved"? Afghanistan's last queen didn't wear a hijab, talk about progress, both socially and politically, since that period in time. Plus, countries can still become monarchies, as Cambodia did (nominally) after the end of Pol Pot's regime.
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Level 68
Nov 20, 2019
Yes, monarchies are by definition more archaic than democracies. This person getting to lead us because of their bloodline is a more archaic reasoning than this person gets to lead us because they received the largest share of votes.
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Level 58
Nov 20, 2019
But not a lot more archaic than because God told them that they were allowed to, or because they are the supreme leader who is the centre of a cult of personality and who will shoot you or put you in a forced labour camp if you don't do what they say.
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Level 68
Nov 20, 2019
I agree that theocracies also are archaic, and thus QM would be justified in saying that they are “still” theocracies. Dictatorships definitely aren’t progress, but it wasn’t a predominant form of government until the modern era, so it could be considered “newer” than monarchies.
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Level 34
Nov 20, 2019
Unbelievable... Japan a monarchy? Do you even know what a monarchy is? Monarchy is "a political system based upon the undivided sovereignty or rule of a single person". Having a ceremonial figure doesn't make a country like Japan a monarchy like, for example, Saudi Arabia
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Level 68
Nov 20, 2019
“Includes Constitutional Monarchies.” Do you plan on telling the Queen of England and the Emperor of Japan to their faces that they aren’t real monarchs?
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Level 63
Nov 21, 2019
The caveat in the headnotes makes it pretty clear that Japan counts.
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Level 73
Nov 20, 2019
Wouldn't North Korea qualify? 3rd generation king in office now although they don't call it that