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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #75 on: August 10, 2005, 12:09:02 PM »
i am a monarchist but i have to say while monarchy is a good thing, it is also expensive. if a country can afford it, it's good and it should have it. but if not, you have to settle for less things...

right now i'm not sure romania can afford monarchy...


and tbh, i'm not sure monarchy wants romania anymore
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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #76 on: August 11, 2005, 07:00:13 AM »
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Monarchy may "look" expensive but the long-term benefits are so great [my opinion] that even if it was expensive we couldn't "afford" something else. You know the saying: "we're to poor to buy low-quality things"!
Politicians have a tendency to look only on short-term interests and in a Republic there is nobody to "take care" of long term interests. A family [self-renewing] is exactly what is needed!
In Romania institutions of all kind seem to have a very short life. No sustained effort can be done without some sort of institutional stability [not excluding flexibility, of course]. Who is there to look after them in 4-5 generations [for example]?
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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #77 on: August 11, 2005, 07:06:08 AM »
one more thing
There is a "low-cost" way of "using" royalty... without monarchy! They can act as royals, doing their long-term duty, without actually being on the political forefront, if they are given the proper respect.
Of course, in my opinion, monarchy would be even better. ;D
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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #78 on: August 11, 2005, 11:50:27 AM »
i completely agree with you on the long term benefits. unfortunatly most people say 'screw tomorrow, i wanna be good today'

that's why environmentalists are unpopular, because they close factories that pollute where people lose their jobs. and people don't realize that that prolonged their lives. they just want their jobs back :)

same with monarchy
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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #79 on: August 11, 2005, 04:12:14 PM »
Royals are important also as a cultural accumulation of meaning. All sorts of meanings are thrown upon them [even sacred ones] that enrich in time a nation’s ethos. If you take that away [like in our country] a rich mixture of history and intricate interpretations of life go to the drains. And those who don’t remember their history are bound to make the same errors again and again!
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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #80 on: August 12, 2005, 08:36:21 PM »
King Mihai isn't the only head of state of the WW2 period who is still alive. Tsar Simeon II became head of state of Bulgaria in 1943 and he is not only well alive, but also Prime Minister of Bulgaria and de jure still king.

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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #81 on: August 12, 2005, 09:50:42 PM »
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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #82 on: August 13, 2005, 07:23:42 PM »
King Michael, military dictator Ion Antonescu [on his left] and German allies, National day, May 10, 1942


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« Reply #83 on: August 13, 2005, 07:24:20 PM »
King Michael surrounded by the first communist government and parliament after the scam elections of 1946


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« Reply #84 on: August 13, 2005, 07:25:00 PM »
1946, King Michael decorated by Stalin as a war hero and receiving back as a “gift” a Romanian military vessel confiscated by Stalin two years before


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« Reply #85 on: August 13, 2005, 07:32:35 PM »
October 1947, King Michael with an American war correspondent and his dog Azo at Peles Castle, two month before his forced abdication


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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #86 on: August 25, 2005, 03:13:46 PM »
King Michael at Hoover Institute

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« Reply #87 on: August 25, 2005, 03:15:07 PM »
in Romania

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« Reply #88 on: August 25, 2005, 03:15:56 PM »
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Re: King Mihai of Romania and his family
« Reply #89 on: August 25, 2005, 04:29:33 PM »
King Michael received in Bucharest in 1997

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