Monarchy

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Two related concepts is that of '''Nobility''' and '''Feudalism'''. Nobility were basically sub-monarchs, hereditary rulers who oversaw smaller areas of territory and pledge their services to their monarch, a higher ranking noble who pledges his loyalty to the monarch, or a higher ranking noble in one of several tiers of nobility ultimately linked to the reigning monarch. Feudalism was fairly common among historic monarchies, but is not necessary. For example Imperial [[China]] after the Sui Dynasty had a centralized system run by Bureaucrats selected by examinations.
 
Two related concepts is that of '''Nobility''' and '''Feudalism'''. Nobility were basically sub-monarchs, hereditary rulers who oversaw smaller areas of territory and pledge their services to their monarch, a higher ranking noble who pledges his loyalty to the monarch, or a higher ranking noble in one of several tiers of nobility ultimately linked to the reigning monarch. Feudalism was fairly common among historic monarchies, but is not necessary. For example Imperial [[China]] after the Sui Dynasty had a centralized system run by Bureaucrats selected by examinations.
 
== Monarchies in fiction ==
 
== Monarchies in fiction ==
Most [[Fantasy]] universes involve some form of monarchy, it being the dominant form of government in pre-modern times.
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Most [[Fantasy]] universes involve some form of monarchy, it being the dominant form of government in pre-modern times. While less often, Monarchy also comes up in science fiction frequently.
 
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