Constitutional Monarchism

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Constitutional Monarchism, clipped to ConMon, is in most aspects varied ideology but usually somewhat moderate ideology. It believes that there should a monarch should rule, but should be restricted by formal constitutional means.

Constitutional Monarchism is distinguished from Ceremonial Monarchism in that in a Constitutional Monarchy the monarch still holds power to enact policies, unlike in a Ceremonial Monarchy in which the only power the monarchy has is to act as figureheads. Nonetheless, CerMon is usually considered a type of Constitutional Monarchy, and constitutional monarchies that aren't ceremonial are usually distinguished by the title Semi-Constitutional Monarchy.


Constitutional monarchy, also known as limited monarchy, parliamentary monarchy or democratic monarchy, is a form of monarchy in which the monarch exercises their authority in accordance with a constitution and is not alone in making decisions. Constitutional monarchies differ from absolute monarchies (in which a monarch is the only decision-maker) in that they are bound to exercise powers and authorities within limits prescribed by an established legal framework.


The first constitutional monarchy was created when John of England signed the one after Magna Carta, which was a major step in the current constitutional monarchy in the UK. Other notable examples are Liechtenstein and Spain.


Orléanism was a major force in French politics during the 19th century. An Orléanist was someone who supported a constitutional monarchy under the House of Orléans. Due to the radical political change, France went under during that period, there were three types of Orléanism:

  • Pure Orléanism: Those who support the reign of Louis Philippe I, who came to power after the 1830 July Revolution, which overthrew Charles X's autocratic regime. Pure Orléanists were usually Liberal and Moderate.
  • Fusionist Orléanism: A group of dissident Pure Orléanists and some Legitimists who endorsed Philippe, Count of Paris', claim to the House of Orléans and the Crown of France. Fusionist Orléanists were usually Traditionalist Conservatives.




Otto von Habsburg advocated a form of constitutional monarchy based on the primacy of the supreme judicial function, with hereditary succession, mediation by a tribunal is warranted if suitability is problematic.


Semi-Constitutional Monarchy

A semi-constitutional monarchy is a type of monarchy where the monarch retains large amounts of political power (usually functioning as a powerful executive) however the monarch has some limits placed on their power to prevent tyrants. Typical ways of doing this is an independent and powerful court system that even the monarch is forced to kneel for as well as a parliament for rubber stamping legislation or functioning like a co-habitation like in a semi-presidential republic.

Semi Ceremonial Monarchy

A semi-ceremonial monarchy is a type of monarchy where the monarch has lost most of their political power to an (mostly) elected chamber but retains a considerable amount of influence and soft power over this chamber as well as other, more secretive methods of influencing legislation by concepts such as royal assent. An example of this is Great Britain as the monarch is often thought to have no power and has no hard or constitutionally guaranteed power but royal assent can influence the passing of bills.

Personality and Behaviour

ConMon is usually portrayed as a bit boring compared with other Monarchists since he isn't as radical. He is also shown to enjoy incest.

How to Draw

Flag of Constitutional Monarchism
  1. Draw a ball.
  2. Colour the left half purple.
  3. Colour the right half a darker purple.
  4. Add a gold crown on top with red jewels.
  5. Add the eyes, and you're done!
Color Name HEX RGB
Purple #9425A0 148, 37, 160
Dark Purple #371C34 55, 28, 52
Gold #FEE400 254, 228, 0
Red #FF0000 255, 0, 0




  •  Absolute Monarchism - ...and I agree with him, that you're a tyrant.
  • Enlightened Absolutism - Don't you realize this, brother? No one with such power is incorruptible.
  • Anarcho-Monarchism - I'm still not quite sure what you stand for. The monarchy part is based, but anarchists are scary.
  • Girondism - You're a revolutionary just like Jacobinism here, but unlike him, at least you support a constitutional monarchy.
  • Classical Liberalism - Mixed bag: UK Whigs/Libdems and the July Monarchy are great but the American Revolution was a hard treason.


  • Republicanism and Jeffersonian Democracy - Violent Revolution AGAINST a Constitutional Monarchy? 1775 never forget.
  • Jacobinism - You're a radical revolutionary who executed me! I'll never forget the French Revolution and 1792!
  • Kerenskyism and Leninism - Same with you. Have you forgotten about the 1906 constitution?
  • Monarcho-Fascism - Absolutist scum! But Phibun put the lese-majeste law in the constitution and it stayed that way ever since.
  • Totalitarianism - Bro, you don't even have a monarch! At least he had a monarch!
  • Fascism - I will destroy your "Social Republic".
  • Jacobitism - Not only is the "legitimate" king by your own rules of succession more German than the current king, but he also doesn't claim the British throne, so stop your revolts.
  • Alexander III Thought - I won't forget your stalling of attempts to establish a Constitution for Russia and especially your rude remark on the matter.



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Further Information






  1. "Spain's King Juan Carlos under fire over elephant hunting trip"
  2. When the media asked Juan Carlos in 2005 whether he would endorse the bill legalising same-sex marriage that was then being debated in the Cortes Generales, he answered "Soy el Rey de España y no el de Bélgica" ("I am the King of Spain, not of Belgium") – a reference to King Baudouin of Belgium, who had refused to sign the Belgian law legalising abortion.The King gave his Royal Assent to Law 13/2005 on 1 July 2005; the law legalising same-sex marriage was gazetted in the Boletín Oficial del Estado on 2 July, and came into effect on 3 July.
  3. Wilhelm was a big supporter of the arts and sciences.