Democracy Vs Monarchy

History has thought us that most notable and outstanding world Civilizations were championed by Kings and Queens.

The quest for a more inclusive and decentralized system of governance brought about the destruction of traditional monarchs and the establishment of modern democracy. Are we really better than yesterday? I guess your answer will be different from mine. But History has the best answers to this, only if you will open your mind and choose the part of the honor.

Isma'il I was Shah of Iran (Persia) and the founder of the Safavid dynasty, which survived until 1736. Born in Ardabil, Iran, he was the king (shah) of the Safavid dynasty from 1501 to 1524. Isma'il started his campaign in Iranian Azerbaijan in 1500 as the leader of the Safaviyya, a Twelver Shia militant religious order, and unified all of Iran by 1509.

The dynasty founded by Isma'il I would rule for over two centuries, being one of the greatest Iranian empires (Persian empires) after the Muslim conquest of Persia and at its height being amongst the most powerful empires of its time, ruling all of Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, most of Georgia, the North Caucasus, Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan, as well as parts of modern-day Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan at their height. It also reasserted the Iranian identity in large parts of Greater Iran. The legacy of the Safavid Empire was also the revival of Persia as an economic stronghold between East and West, the establishment of an efficient state and bureaucracy, their architectural innovations, and their patronage of fine arts. Things began to change when democracy started gaining popularity. Violent revolutions began to sweep across the globe, and good and despotic Monarchs lost their Kingdoms. On July 14, 1958, His Majesty King Faisal II of Iraq was assassinated during the July 14 Revolution. He was just 23 years old. 

"In the summer of 1958, King Hussein of Jordan asked for Iraqi military assistance during the escalating Lebanon crisis. Units of the Royal Iraqi Army under the command of Colonel Abd al-Karim Qasim, en route to Jordan, chose to march on Baghdad instead, where they mounted a coup d'état on July 14. During the July 14 Revolution, Faisal II ordered the Royal Guard to offer no resistance and surrendered to the insurgents. Around 8 am, Captain Abdul Sattar Sabaa Al-Ibousi, leading the revolutionary assault group at the Rihab Palace, which was still the principal royal residence in central Baghdad, ordered the King, Crown Prince 'Abd al-Ilah, Crown Princess Hiyam ('Abd al-Ilah's wife), Princess Nafeesa ('Abd al-Ilah's mother), Princess Abadiya (Faisal's aunt) and several servants to gather in the palace courtyard (the young king had not yet moved into the newly completed Royal Palace). There they were told to turn toward the wall and were immediately machine-gunned by their captors. Faisal did not die during the initial fusillade and was transported to a hospital but died en route. The argument here is that most countries and nationalities in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa were better off under monarchs. Most of these countries are still struggling to find their place in the current World Order.

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