Monarcho-Capitalism

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Monarcho-Capitalism is an economically right-wing, moderately statist and culturally variable ideology that is in the Right Center part of the compass.

It believes that a capitalist economic system is able to function the best with a monarch at the head of the state. This either means him intervening in the market to keep completely fair competition or because a Monarchy is able to ensure the protection of the free market capitalist system with more stability than other governance systems. It can also be seen as a system which proposes a Ceremonial Monarchy within a Capitalist system, similar to England.

History

Cambodia

Hun Sen is a Cambodian politician and former military commander who has served as the prime minister and de-facto dictator of Cambodia since 1998. The future Cambodian dictator initially fought for the Khmer Rouge in the Cambodian Civil War and was a Battalion Commander in Democratic Kampuchea until defecting in 1977 to fight on the side of the Vietnamese to overthrow Pol Pot’s regime and came to serve as foreign minister under the Vietnamese puppet regime after Democratic Kampuchea had fallen. Hun Sen became Prime Minister of Cambodia in 1985 and held the position until the 1993 UN-backed elections which resulted in a hung parliament, with the opposition party FUNCINPEC winning the majority of votes. Because of Hun Sen’s resistance to accepting the results President of FUNCINPEC, Norodom Ranariddh had to concede. Norodom Ranariddh and Hun Sen agreed to simultaneously serve as First and Second Prime Minister until the coalition broke down and Hun Sen orchestrated a coup d'état in 1997 which toppled Ranariddh.

Since 1998, Hun Sen has led the Cambodian People’s Party, CPP to consecutive and often contentious election victories, overseeing rapid economic growth and development, but also corruption, deforestation, and human rights violations. Hun Sen’s dictatorial regime has come under much scrutiny from international human rights organizations, the European Union, the US, and a domestic democracy movement led by opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Mu Sochua. Despite this Hun Sen is rather popular with the older population who survived the Khmer Rouge and people who live in the countryside and work in the agricultural sector.

Because of the government’s neoliberal economic policy, Hun Sen’s Cambodia has become referred to as a “County for sale” by political dissidents and detractors. Cambodia has drawn increasingly to China in foreign policy and many Chinese corporations are allowed to operate freely and get away with lucrative business practices in Cambodia without consequence. During the political crisis in neighboring Thailand, Hun Sen was accused by Thai Royalists of harboring red shirts militias allied with former Thai Prime Minister and billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra to help him overthrow Chakri Dynasty.

In 2013, Hun Sen and the CPP were reelected with a significantly reduced majority. Allegations of voter fraud led to widespread anti-government protests. In 2018 he was elected to a sixth term in a largely unopposed poll after the dissolution of the opposition party, with the CPP winning every seat in the National Assembly, thus making Cambodia a de-facto one-party dictatorship.


Russia

Main Articles: National Agrarianism
  • Pyotr Stolypin: Pyotr Stolypin was the third Prime Minister of Russian Empire and Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Empire from 1906 to his assassination in 1911. As Prime Minister, Stolypin is most known for his agrarian reforms, known as the Stolypin reform, that granted the right of private land ownership to the peasantry. Thus moving the Russian Empire further away from feudalism and towards capitalism. Stolypin was a staunch monarchist who prioritized modernity and efficiency over democracy and hoped to strengthen the throne through his capitalist reforms.

His tenure was also marked by increased revolutionary unrest, to which he responded with a new system of martial law that allowed for the arrest, speedy trial, and execution of accused offenders. Between 3000-5500 suspects were convicted and executed by these special courts between 1906 and 1909. Pytor Stolypin was throughout his tenure prone to numerous assassination attempts and was fatally shot in September 1911 by left-wing revolutionary Dmitry Bogrov in Kyiv.

Leopold II of Belgium

Leopold II was king of Belgium between 1865 and 1909. During his reign workers were allowed to form unions and revised the constitution of Belgium where male suffrage was introduced and Leopold also gained several private properties in Belgium. In 1902 Leopold survived an attempted assaination by an Italian anarchist named Rubino, Rubino was later imprisoned. Leopold, after the Berlin Conference owned an area that would be known today as the Democratic Republic of the Congo as his property, called the Congo Free State. Leopold II of Belgium contribution in the Congo, and perhaps the greatest, was freeing the Congolese people from the slavery of the Arabs which was decimating central Africa, including the eastern part of the Congo. As early as 1876, he placed this will at the center of the International Conference of Geography and consolidated it during the anti-slavery conference in Brussels in 1889, which set up a system of repression of the slave trade. At the end of several military campaigns that took place between 1892 and 1894, the Belgians put an end to more than two centuries of Arab occupation which stoked inter-ethnic wars and made reign of terror in the eastern part of the country. From the beginnings of the colonial enterprise, Leopold II endowed the Congolese legal system with a penal code which prohibited violence. However, due to the vastness of the territory and the feeling of impunity that sometimes reigned in this nascent rule of law, it could not prevent all abuses. Some officers did not hesitate to brutalize people by cutting off their hands and kill during punitive expeditions on villages whose only crime was not having supplied a sufficient quantity of rubber. These atrocious abuses have resulted in the deaths of hundreds and even thousands of Congolese. In 1895, made aware of these massacres, he reacted without ambiguities: “We cannot fold our arms (…) We want good. If the evil is done with us, we want to know it and repress it”. He brought the criminals to court, created a Commission for the Protection of the Natives, and ordered his administration to cease all cruelty. Leopold planned to acquire the Philippines from Spain in 1866 and 1868, but ended up not negotiating with Spain for the acquisition of the territory. International and national opposition to human rights abuses in the property and internal politics against Leopold, forced Leopold to give up his property of the Congo to the Belgian government.

Pahlavi Iran

Main Articles: Social Authoritarianism and Authoritarian Capitalism
  • Reza Shah - Reza Shah took over in 1925 after convincing the Majlis to depose and exile Ahmad Shah, making him the next Shah. Crowned in 1926, he had started the Pahlavi dynasty. Historian Ervand Abrahamian claimed that the Shah of Reza Shah would be "free from clerical influence, nomadic uprisings and ethnic differences".

In his Shah, he began the process of industrialization and modernization, increasing the amount of industries, roads and railways. He implemented modern education at Tehran University and made the number of industrial plants increase 17 times. There was an increase in both private and state industries. Other changes were the elimination of chador, a ban on photography of things considered "backward" (camels, clerical and Western clothing), changes from the Persian name to Iranian, support for Jews (even if this was questioned), detribalization, support for Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Ethnonationalism and comfort for the clergy. He had to abdicate in 1941 because of the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran .

With the aim of restraining the fighting force of the nomads, Reza Shah carried out the forced resettlement of the nomads, and this action was accompanied by violence and high mortality (some statistics estimate the number of dead up to ten thousand nomads). He also lost his popular support due to the massacre he launched in the Goharshad Mosque, which killed 1,400 people, so that he was very proud of his so-called modern army, but when the Soviet and British Chamahir Union attacked. He could not even last a few hours and the people did not support Reza Pahlavi. Due to his anti-Islamic and even anti-traditionalist policies, he lost his popular support.

  • Mohammad Reza Pahlavi - Mohammad Reza Pahlavi took over in 1941, having been crown prince of Reza Shah, in which a time later he met with allies in WWII, such as Stalin and Roosevelt.

When he took office, he made economic reforms, called the White Revolution, in which he privatized state-owned companies, nationalized some industries such as oil and abolished Feudalism. In doing so, he made private Iranian companies increase their profits. Under his rule, Iran had one of the best literacy programs, an increase in nuclear installations and an increase in industries such as automotive and electrical appliances and the 5th largest army in the world. Iran has had a kind of "economic miracle" which was even describes as a "small industrial revolution", such as the unprecedented rise in per capita income, decrease in poverty and industrialization. His authoritarianism, notable examples being the jaleh square massacre, the cinema rex fire (which was actually comitted by followers of Khomeni but blamed on the Shah) and others, causing protests, making him resign in 1979, being succeeded by Ruhollah Khomeini. The total number of deaths in the protest ranged from 540 to 2000.

Thailand

Network Monarchy - The network monarchy is a conceptual framework developed by some academics of Thai politics to describe a political network involved in active interventions in the political process by the monarch and his proxies under the country's constitutional monarchy system. The monarch works with and through other political agencies, such as the elected parliament, and the consensus among the Thai elite is essential.

Bhumibol Adulyadej or Rama IX was the 9th monarch of Thailand from the Chakri dynasty, reigning from 9 June 1946 until his death in 2016, having amassed a fortune of US$30 billion throughout his 70-year long reign. Bhumibol was born in the US and was educated in Switzerland and ascended the throne following the death by gunshot of his brother, King Ananda Mahidol, whose death has been the cause of much speculation and conspiracy theories.

In 1957, a military coup led by General Sarit Thanarat overthrew the government of dictator Plaek "Phibun" Phibunsongkhram who had ruled Thailand since 1932, which began a new and lasting relationship between the military and the monarchy.

Lèse-majesté

Lèse-majesté which in French means "to do wrong to majesty", is a serious crime in Thailand crime according to Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code making it illegal to defame, insult, or threaten the monarch (king, queen, heir-apparent, heir-presumptive, or regent) of Thailand. Penalties for Lèse-majesté range from three to fifteen years imprisonment. Lèse-majesté has frequently been used throughout modern Thai history by coup makers to justify military coups against elected governments and prime ministers. Lèse-majesté was cited as one of the major reasons for the 2006 coup against Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and that of 2014 against his sister Yingluck Shinawatra, by the current Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-Cha.

Saudi Arabia

Mohammed bin Salman

Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud commonly referred by his initials MBS is the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia and is considered to be the de-facto ruler of the Kingdom since 2017. MBS was appointed crown prince on 21 June 2017, following the King's decision to depose Muhammad bin Nayef (MBN) and make his own son the heir to the throne. To further consolidate power and crush political opposition MBS initiated a broad anti-corruption campaign that lasted from 4 November 2017–30 January 2019, during which several hundreds of prominent Saudi Arabian princes, government ministers, and businesspeople were arrested and had their assets seized, by the State. On 2 October 2018, Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident journalist was assassinated by agents of the Saudi government at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

In response to foreign criticism and women's rights activism; MBS has implemented modest reforms to improve women's rights in Saudi Arabia, such as lifting the ban on female drivers and has taken steps to dismantle the infamous Wali (Male Guardian) system such as enacting laws that allow women above 21 years old to obtain passports and travel abroad and starting their own business without needing the permission of their male guardians. He has also severely curbed the powers of the religious police banning them from pursuing, questioning, asking for identification, arresting, and detaining anyone suspected of a crime. "

US-Saudi relations have deteriorated significantly under MBS, possibly due to the Kingdom’s deepening ties with Russia and China. MBS encouraged Russian President Vladimir Putin to intervene on the side of Assad’s regime in the Syrian Civil War against the rebels and has supported Chinese President Xi Jinping’s policy towards the Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

MBS has throughout his reign been faced with the crisis in neighboring Yemen where the Islamist Houthi rebels have since 2014 taken over Northern Yemen, with the support of Saudi Arab’s long-time rival Iran, splitting the war-torn country into 2 parts. MBS mobilized a pan-GCC coalition to overthrow the Houthi-controlled government in Saana by launching air strikes on critical infrastructure and imposing a naval blockade. Things have not gone according to plan, and the Yemeni Civil War continues to this day and has resulted in over 100 000 civilian casualties on both sides. Recent counterattacks by the Houthi on Saudi soil have caused MBS to re-evaluate the Kingdom’s relation with Iran and have recently attempted to make peace with Saudi Arabia's long-standing rival which could end the proxy conflict between the two nations.

Qatar

TBA

UAE

TBA

Golden Islamism

TBA

Braunism

Grzegorz Braun is a Polish Politician born in Toruń on 11 of March 1968. He started of as an Actor and a Film Director, he started of as a Member of Orange Alternative in opposition to the communist government in The PPR. Due to his opposition he was worked out by The Safety Service. Braun in 1988 and 1989 was one of The Organisators and Members of The Student Strikes on The Wrocław Unniversity. In 2007 he was announced as a Candidate of Real Politics Union for The Senate, however he didn't get enough signes for the start. In 2010, Braun became a part of The committee of support for Jarosław Kaczyński. On The 24th 2015, he announced deccision on starting in The Presidential Election For The Polish Rzeczposopolita 2015. On the 10th of May he scored 8th place. For Parliamentary Election the same year, Braun got called to run in by Grzegorz Braun's Electoral Committee "God bless!" , which only put one member into The Senate, Braun himself didn't run. On The 7th of Januay 2019, he joined along with "Wake up" to a called for European Parliament Election, Coalition, which later changed The name to " Confederation KORWIN Braun Liroy The Nationalists". On 25th of January 2019, he announced start in the Early Election for The President of Gdańsk. In June Braun announced creation of his own Party "Confederation of The Polish Crown" which on the next month became a wing of Confederation. Braun lost in The Inside Election of Confederation to The "National Movement" candidate, Krzysztof Bosak. Braun is a supporter of Polish Roman catholic traditions, Traditional family Unit and Free-Market Economy, Free-Trade, Polish Neutrality in Global Conflicts, Death Penalty and Polish National Sovereignty. Braun is oppossed to Homosexuality, Feminism, Welfare State and Covid restrictions and forced vaccines. Braun is also an Anti-Zionist.

How to Draw

Flag of Monarcho-Capitalism
  1. Draw a ball
  2. Separate the ball in a positive diagonal, with the upper half colored yellow and lower half purple
  3. Draw a black dollar sign in the middle of the ball
  4. Add the eyes
  5. Draw a top hat on the ball
  6. Add a smaller crown on the hat
    1. Draw two gems on the right and left
    2. Add a dollar sign in place of the central gem
  7. (Optional) Give the ball a bag of money

Done and dusted!

Color Name HEX RGB
Yellow #FFFF00 255, 255, 0
Purple #854CBF 133, 76, 191
Black #141414 20, 20, 20
Money Green #00CE29 0, 206, 41
Gem Red #FF0019 255, 0, 25


Relationships

Friends

Frenemies

  • Monarcho-Socialism - Fellow monarchist, albeit misguided economically. Why exactly did we have a child together?
    • - Inbreeding.
  • Neoliberalism - While I generally prefer state control over oil and other natural resources, Saudi Arabia under MBS is moving in your direction.
  • Hoppeanism - He seems to like me, but he's weird and a cringe anarchist.
  • National Capitalism - Some based takes, but you seriously need a king, buddy.
  • Bidenism - Senile bastard who condemns me for my non-existent human rights abuses. But we can still do business together.
  • Khomeinism - Saudi Arabia will avenge the fall of the Shah. However, Qatar kinda likes you and MBS has shown interest in ending our proxy war and Braun wants to improve relations with you.
  • Neoconservatism - Great ally against commies and Khomeinism. But Braun doesn't like you.
  • Social Authoritarianism - I guess some welfare for my loyal subjects would be OK, at least so they won't turn to them , and Pahlavi and Bhumibol were really cool. But many of your followers are filthy r*publicans who overthrew glorious monarchs!

Enemies

  • Jacobinism - NOOO DON'T SEND ME TO THE GUILLOTINE!!!
  • Socialism - Wait, aren't you just that dirty insolent plebeian again?
  • Republicanism - One of the main movements against me. He doesn’t even realise what good I’ve done for him! But I admire the capitalist success of some of your real world examples.
  • Feudalism - What kind of outdated economic system is this?
  • Marxism-Leninism - You have brought nothing but barbarism and undid everything Stolypin achieved.
  • Black Nationalism, African Socialism and Black Anarchism - Filthy [REDACTED]! I enjoyed cutting off your hands in the Congo! I’ll get you back one day.
  • Illegalism - Wants to both kill me and rob me.
  • Anarchism - Why did you try to kill Leopold?!

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