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    i come back to sals for 1 day and yuanrang becomes admin this truly is a cursed land
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    What's up Slammers
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    *Reads through list and doesn't find name* Well F--- Y'all too Lol Nah, just joking. I remember when friends chats first came out and I tried Sal's for the hell of it. That started a *seems to me* life long connection. I've forgotten nearly everyone I used to be friends with between all the name changes and general filing away of memories. That being said, it's always wonderful to check in and remember the good ole days and that general idea of a different time, a different place, but one that's familiar and warm. I'll always fondly remember skill logs and sals masses even when I forget everyone who was there.
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    I do hope it ends up being a one-time thing, or else both of us ought to be worried.
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    The only practical governmental reason I can think to have one would be to have a unifying figure in the event the regular government implodes. Not likely, but maybe that is a good idea to prevent the country from descending civil war or something. If the (hereditary) monarch has some power, then he also has an incentive to ensure the long-term stability of the state so he can pass on his position to his children. In pure democracy, individuals have a lot of other incentives which tend not to lean towards this (see national debt of every western democracy and Japan). Not advocating a return to hereditary monarchy, isnt my favorite form of government, just pointing out that democracy without significant restraints has major problems too.
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    I support monarchy if I get to be the monarch. Otherwise, monarchy sucks and we need a violent revolution.
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    Living in a Constitutional Monarchy is a bit odd. I believe the Monarchy should be abolished, because being born into the rigbt family hardly makes you a qualified leader, when commoners also have access to education and funding. Common people have removed the gap to royalty, proving that they can become better leaders than someone born to power. That said, I think few things can be as unifying as our King. He is not burdened by voters or politics. When he speaks, he speaks for all the people, and he has been an extremely strong unifying voice, both during tragedies and uncertain times. I know that someday soon, our King will die, and that will be a great loss. I hope his son, and grand-daughter, prove themselves worthy successors in the coming Century, but.. I doubt they can fill that role. If they can, I hope the Monarchy lives on. If they prove to be poor leaders, then we should transition away from Monarchy for good.
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    There was a moment of viewing a topic. I saw this flash of orange as my heavy eyes scrawled over a post. "Ah, Lilshu, probably," I thought. I continued scrolling, quicker and quicker, when I spotted the letter Y. Confusion set upon me quicker than lockdown gripped the world. Finally, I rested my eyes firmly on the text I had so absentmindedly scrolled past. Yuanrang, Forum Admin. So strange to my eyes and yet so familiar. The man I know, perfect to take on such a task, albeit years later than it should have been, finally, where he belongs. I don't know if congratulations are the best word to describe the scenario you find yourself in, but if one man can and will wear the metaphorical hat, it is wise that you are that such man. Well done, I am sure you will maintain the ship whilst it sits in the dockyard.
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    We should move this to the announcements section. No need to add “Congratulations to…” because that would not adequately communicate our bleak despair.
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    Now now, this could be a classic case of Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc. ...or you have somehow started Armageddon, and humanity will forever curse your name forevermore in the far-flung future.
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    @Kingy @The Enigma @Steve @Cookthechef @Andyana @Zooey @Arrogance @Beret @Prashanna @Desireful @gazisere @Un0 @Un_t0uch @Celtic @MRC @Haru @Venomblood @venom @Teh Crappy @Doom @Kwinten @Topdog @SlashingUK @Pixel Bunnie @Master Neverdead @Phoenix Rider @Kittenblob @Entrility @Falcon @Adam? @Jethraw @Tabt @Doddsy @iToast @Cxkslei @Lily Haaron @Merch Gwyar @Lee M16 @ZacharyB @Kesthetic @Micael Fatia @Sofee @As @Twist of Fate @Mr FANG @Whiskas @Nitua @Finway @Synapsi @Army of One @chaosor @Fabis @reepicheep @wartoc @Sk8skull @Ambo100 @Old Ben @Evin290 @heb0 @Jnr J @Common Sense @iSlam @King Of Monra @lord earth13 @Speedwagon @zellychan @Arborus @Ambo100 @Chaoss There's so many people I'm forgetting about. Perks of growing ancient I suppose.
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    I think you'll be hard pressed to find someone in support of monarchies, even if you asked this question 100 years ago. Most modern monarchies have held only the most tenuous of grasps on their titles ever since the late 18th and early 19th centuries, with the exception of Japan until the mid 20th century. In fact, I'd wager that most of the people of the world through the history of kingdoms and empires didn't really hold much stock in their rulers. Fear and force would keep people in line. Maybe shame and religion too. But I feel the era of mass media made people realize how unimportant royal families truly are, and that's why we saw a large collapse of monarchies in the 1800s to be replaced by parliamentary systems, constitutional governments, and other elected forms of rule. That said, I personally, I think the title of King or Queen or Emperor can have an extremely powerful role in maintaining a national identity. From my limited knowledge of various kings and queens (and reinforced by what Yuanrang said above), an apolitical figurehead of a country would be able to unite an otherwise split populace. For example, from this outsiders view, in England you either love or hate Boris Johnson. But, God save the Queen. As an American, it would be kind of nice to have a neutral third party that everyone can look up to. I know my viewpoint isn't what you asked for, but I figured I'd share anyway.

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