a state or nation in which the supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in a monarch.
- Since they need not worry about losing in the election and their popularity, monarchs can focus more on running the country while thinking long term, and not short term as what politicians do
- The heirs to the throne are being taught about the right ways of ruling as early as their childhood years while the usual politicians only learn about these when they are already young men and women.
- The people do not vote for monarchs.
- Once the monarch is mentally ill, is an ineffective or poor leader, it will be difficult for others around him to oust him out of his position and get him replaced with a leader who is more effective.