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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 02:35 PM
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After the Industrial Revolution, monarchs became less powerful.

At least they did in Western European countries. Why is that?



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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 05:36 PM
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1. The law of supply and demand
There's only so much power to go around, right? Power represents means/wealth. The more others are able to generate wealth the more power they gain. That power has to come from somewhere, of course; those currently possessing it.

Julie
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Kaleva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 10:36 PM
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2. Guns became the great equalizer.
In the days of old, a king with an army of mounted knights was more then a match for any peasant uprising. With the advent of firearms and cannon, the mounted knight and castle faded into the history books.
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