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"We, Norton I, do hereby decree that the offices of President, Vice President, and Speaker of the House of Representatives are, from and after this date, abolished."

Anarcho-Monarchism, clipped to AnMon, is a theoretical form of government which combines Anarchy with Monarchy.

Anarcho-Monarchism usually leans right-wing in economic and cultural matters (partially because most left-wing anarchists can't stand the concept of Monarchy), but doesn't fundamentally have to be.


There have been quite a few conceptions on how an Anarcho-Monarchist society of which include:


  • Anarchy and monarchy as naturally allied - This is one of the simplest notions of Anarcho-Monarchy: the belief that the government should primarily control as few people as possible making anarchy the ideal form of governance. The most preferable system to the rule of none is the rule of one of monarchy. This form of Anarcho-monarchism has been most famously advocated by the English writer J. R. R. Tolkien and the German-American Austrian-school economist Hans-Hermann Hoppe.

My political opinions lean more and more to Anarchy (philosophically understood, meaning abolition of control not whiskered men with bombs) – or to ‘unconstitutional’ Monarchy.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien (29 November 1943)
  • Monarchy maintained through anarchy - Effectively the system of a ceremonial monarchy presiding over an anarchy. This form of anarcho-monarchism is very often associated with Emperor Norton who was the rightful leader of the United States of America a self-declared royal in the state of California who was widely respected by the people of San Francisco while not having any legal status as the emperor.
  • Monarchic government without a state - This form of anarcho-monarchy was created by the self-described reactionary libertarian writer, Insula Qui, in her book: Anarcho-Monarchism: A Collection of Essays from Insula Qui. This approach separates the concepts of government and of the state with the former being a body which sets and enforces rules while the latter being a body which has a territorial monopoly on violence. In this political order, the state is eliminated, thus creating an anarchy, while governments are generally taken to be monarchical, creating a synthesis of anarchy and monarchy. Typically the monarchy is chosen through an Anarcho-Capitalist system, with the goal that the competitive and voluntary nature of Capitalism would lead to a contractual, meritocratic / aristocratic monarch.
  • Article: Lys Noir


  • Anarchy maintained through monarchy - This form of Anarcho-Monarchy is basically a normal anarchist society except there exists a monarch (or monarchs) who maintain the power to use force to stop the state from forming again.
  • Every man a king, every woman a queen - Under this conception the role of absolute leadership is boiled down to the lowest level possible (the individual) creating a society in which quite literally every man is a king and hierarchy is effectively eliminated.



"My political opinions lean more and more to Anarchy (philosophically understood, meaning the abolition of control not whiskered men with bombs)—or to ‘unconstitutional’ Monarchy. I would arrest anybody who uses the word State (in any sense other than the inanimate real of England and its inhabitants, a thing that has neither power, rights nor mind); and after a chance of recantation, execute them if they remained obstinate! If we could go back to personal names, it would do a lot of good. Government is an abstract noun meaning the art and process of governing and it should be an offence to write it with a capital G or so to refer to people." -J. R. R. Tolkien

Tolkien's anarchism was a decentralized voluntary association where one would swear fealty to a king and issues became common and local among people. This system was reminiscent of the shire in his books. He supported monarchy because it acted as an involuntary position based on the catholic principle nolo episcopari. He believed this would avoid the cutthroat nature of party politics and leave the king as a figurehead that has respect and authority through voluntary exchange and respect for the monarchs position in the tradition of the country.

Personality and Behaviour

  • Arrogant, very defensive of his ideology.
  • Flirty around relatives.
  • Can be psychopathic if provoked.
  • Speaks English using a lot of "high-class" words and is always seen wearing a crown. A fancy Gothic font can also be used for his words.
  • Likes J. R. R. Tolkien.

How to Draw

Flag of Anarcho-Monarchism

Anarcho-Monarchism's design is based of a flag designed by the reddit user tutwater under the post simply called "Flag of Anarcho-Monarchism".

  1. Draw a ball,
  2. Draw a diagonal bicolor of black (bottom) and purple (top),
  3. In the middle of the ball in white draw the shape of an "A" preferably in Gothic font. You may surround the A in a circle of the same color,
    1. A guide on how to draw a gothic A may be found here,
  4. Draw a yellow crown,

And you should be done.

Color Name HEX RGB
Black #141414 20, 20, 20
Purple #7851A9 120, 81, 169
White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255
Yellow #FFEB3B 255, 235, 59




  • Anarcho-Communism - On its own, your system seems to work well, but you appear to dislike monarchs and conservatism. Federico García Lorca was based, though.
  • Anarchism - She dislikes monarchs.
  • Feudalism - He doesn't want every man to be a king.
  • Constitutional Monarchism - You shouldn't need a piece of paper to have a leader that upholds the people's ideals.
  • Iron Front - Look, I also hate Authoritarianism but I also like kings. I am not an oxymoron, okay buddy?
  • Soulism - Too utopian, even for anarchist standards. Hey king! Do you want enjoy a royal lifestyle like musical drug orgies with other kings and queens?
  • Odalism - He likes Tolkien a lot, but he’s also a complete psycho.


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