Some of the countries that continue to maintain the system of monarchies have been mentioned countless times. From England, passing through Spain, Holland, Monaco, Sweden, etc. Until today they continue to be in the news for different reasons and the royals of each one maintain their activities as representatives of them.
There are also smaller countries about which you may not have much information, but nevertheless the great kingdoms are very aware of them. An example is Andorra, which is a principality between France and Spain in the area of the Pyrenees. Its heads of state are two: on the Spanish side, a bishop, appointed by the Pope, and on the French side, President Macron.
In the Middle East area, due to the large number of small countries, kingdoms with little territory can also be found. Such is the case of the kingdom of Bahrain, which is ruled by the royal house of Khalifa. Currently its monarch is King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
The kingdom of Bhutan
In South Asia, is the kingdom of Bhutan, which is bordered to the north by the People’s Republic of China and to the south by India. It does not have access to the sea and has a population of around 710,000 inhabitants. Although it achieved its independence from India in 1949, it maintains the figure of the king in Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and has a prime minister.
Another kingdom that exists in the African area is that of Eswatini, also known as Swaziland. This kingdom borders South Africa and Mozambique and is headed by King Mswati III. Although it was formed as a kingdom, it achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1968. It also has a prime minister.
Some of these smaller countries previously belonged to countries like Spain, France or the United Kingdom, being colonies. Most gained their independence in the last 100 years, but continue to maintain cordial relations with their former colonizers. Especially with regard to the economy and trade. Informs Critical Voices.
This article is originally published on vocescriticas.com