Liechtenstein Research Paper

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Essay Map One would think that a country with only 37,000 people wouldn’t have a single problem. Liechtenstein's governmental system is detrimental to the country’s economy due to the head of state’s vast control of the country preventing citizens from certain rights, in turn, making the country less of a constitutional monarchy and more of a monarchy if not an oligarchy. Having a prince in power has worked out very well in the past both domestic in Liechtenstein and internationally across the world throughout history. Even though most constitutional monarchies are successful, there are still those that go against the trend.
Liechtenstein’s political system is very reliant on the royal family, mainly the prince who holds a lot of power if
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The prince of Liechtenstein does have a lot of power but it doesn’t currently pose a problem. The lives of people in Liechtenstein are affected as the laws they live under were approved by the prince but so far, the laws don’t affect citizens in a negative way. All people are treated equally so no one is harmed by the princes rule “Voters in Liechtenstein rejected a proposal to abolish the ruling prince’s right to veto the results of popular referendums on Sunday, underscoring how citizens see the ruling family as integral to the principality’s wealth and stability” (The globe and mail 2012) Since the people of Liechtenstein were voted to keep the principality, it is clear that they don’t mind. If they hadn’t wanted to be governed by the prince, they would’ve voted against him. Since all people in Liechtenstein are treated equally under the prince and the citizens are content with him as their leader, this is not much of an issue. Aside from a referendum that took place in 2012, nothing is being done about this as it is not an issue. At least not yet. Nobody is doing anything since it isn’t an issue at the moment. Nothing is needed to resolve this issue yet. In the future, it may be needed to hold another referendum to see if the people of Liechtenstein have changed their minds. “Despite an almost year-long pro-democracy campaign, 76% of those voting in Sunday's referendum said Crown Prince Alois should be allowed to retain his power of veto over decisions made in nationwide ballots” (BBC 2012). With 76% of the country sticking with the prince, it is apparent that most in the country don’t find the prince to be an issue. The last true issue was in 1984 when women finally were given the right to vote. The lives of the people of Liechtenstein are affected but not in a bad fashion as the prince was never voted out or had his powers curbed. Since the prince wasn’t removed from his position or had his
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