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  1. 1. Should we abolish the Monarchy?

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Thought I'd make a thread where I can vent, generally daily, about how much I hate these parasitic bastards.  They've been on nothing but a PR move for the last two years, and it's still going on. 

 

http://politicalscrapbook.net/2012/09/prince-andrew-to-leap-off-shard-skyscraper/ - Look how ordinary they are.  They're just like us, they like to have fun. :rolleyes:

 

We don't need a Monarchy in this day and age.  Go on, give me your best tourism argument.

 

EDIT: Leave my damn title. :explode:

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I concur.

I have put forward the 'But, what use are they?' argument many times, and the reply is always, Tourism.

Well, if that is the case, seeing as my manor - Camden, is the 2nd biggest tourist attraction in London, in terms of numbers, than shoudn't us Camden residents get a huge house free on the state and obscene amounts of money for basically turning up at events looking we've been sucking lemon juice off a sherbet dab? (The queen).

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Thought I'd make a thread where I can vent, generally daily, about how much I hate these parasitic bastards.  They've been on nothing but a PR move for the last two years, and it's still going on. 

 

http://politicalscrapbook.net/2012/09/prince-andrew-to-leap-off-shard-skyscraper/ - Look how ordinary they are.  They're just like us, they like to have fun. :rolleyes:

 

We don't need a Monarchy in this day and age.  Go on, give me your best tourism argument.

 

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Fucking bang on. Couldn't agree more.

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Should have done what Stalin did to his lot of Royals, at least all that wealth could be put to good use. As in hospital and schools.

 

 

It wasn't at Stalins command tbh, it was before him iirc.

 

He was a party member tho, i think.

 

People were asking for change in Russia and the aristocracy tried to ignore it until it was to late. 

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I concur.

I have put forward the 'But, what use are they?' argument many times, and the reply is always, Tourism.

Well, if that is the case, seeing as my manor - Camden, is the 2nd biggest tourist attraction in London, in terms of numbers, than shoudn't us Camden residents get a huge house free on the state and obscene amounts of money for basically turning up at events looking we've been sucking lemon juice off a sherbet dab? (The queen).

 

Except people don't go to Camden to see the residents or look at their houses.

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Should have done what Stalin did to his lot of Royals, at least all that wealth could be put to good use. As in hospital and schools.

 

 

It wasn't at Stalins command tbh, it was before him iirc.

 

He was a party member tho, i think.

 

People were asking for change in Russia and the aristocracy tried to ignore it until it was to late. 

 

It was Lenin who ordered their execution. Either way it's a comparison that makes no sense as Nicholas' abdication was down to his actions as opposed to his status.

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If we became a republic overnight, I reckon it wouldn't make the slightest difference except we would inherit a vast art collection and a few excellent buildings that would contribute to the tourist figures. 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_intervention_in_the_Russian_Civil_War

 

I also found this out a couple of year back, never knew it took place.

 

 

 

That was an interesting read, never knew about that.

 

Yeah, it surprised me when I found out.  It never ever gets mentioned for such a big intervention from major foreign powers.

 

Very odd it gets ignored.

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If we became a republic overnight, I reckon it wouldn't make the slightest difference except we would inherit a vast art collection and a few excellent buildings that would contribute to the tourist figures. 

 

The Royal Collection is one of the greatest art treasures on the planet and worth billions. Pity we never really get to see it bar a couple of pieces here and there for a few weeks a year in poorly curated corridors.

 

Even if we keep the Royals, we should kick them out of Buckingham Palace and turn it into a museum to showcase the collection - overnight London finally gets a tourist attraction able to compete with the Louvre - which is of course the 3rd most visited royal palace on the planet. And in a Republic. The 2nd most visited is Versailles - which also lacks its old royal family. and in the top spot is the forbidden city in beijing, which has long lacked its royal presence. hmm seeing a pattern emerging here...

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_intervention_in_the_Russian_Civil_War

 

I also found this out a couple of year back, never knew it took place.

 

 

 

That was an interesting read, never knew about that.

 

Yeah, it surprised me when I found out.  It never ever gets mentioned for such a big intervention from major foreign powers.

 

Very odd it gets ignored.

 

Like a lot of conflicts, there is lot we don't hear about. At the end of the second world, Finland was relying on help from Swedish and American also British mercenaries to fight the Russians, didn't win though. Still they had to give up a lot of territory to the Russians as war payments, over one third, from the original borders.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_intervention_in_the_Russian_Civil_War

 

I also found this out a couple of year back, never knew it took place.

 

 

 

That was an interesting read, never knew about that.

 

Yeah, it surprised me when I found out.  It never ever gets mentioned for such a big intervention from major foreign powers.

 

Very odd it gets ignored.

 

love finding out things like that on wikipedia.

 

on a related note, check out how identical Tsar Nicholas and King George looked:

 

http://www.historytoday.com/sites/default/files/beard_main.jpg

 

http://www.victoriana.com/Faberge/images/Tsar_Nicholas.JPG

 

Apparently when Nicholas abdicated Britain was prepared to offer him and his family asylum...only for George, his close cousin, to overturn the decision based on a fear it might spark a communist revolution here.

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Don't know much about it, but isn't part of the benefits of them that they own a fuck-tonne of land which is basically given to the public to use? Removing them as the Royal Family would cost the public loads of land. No idea where I heard/read this, but I remember it from somewhere. :lol:

 

Quite possibly made it up.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_intervention_in_the_Russian_Civil_War

 

I also found this out a couple of year back, never knew it took place.

 

 

 

That was an interesting read, never knew about that.

 

Yeah, it surprised me when I found out.  It never ever gets mentioned for such a big intervention from major foreign powers.

 

Very odd it gets ignored.

 

love finding out things like that on wikipedia.

 

on a related note, check out how identical Tsar Nicholas and King George looked:

 

http://www.historytoday.com/sites/default/files/beard_main.jpg

 

http://www.victoriana.com/Faberge/images/Tsar_Nicholas.JPG

 

Apparently when Nicholas abdicated Britain was prepared to offer him and his family asylum...only for George, his close cousin, to overturn the decision based on a fear it might spark a communist revolution here.

 

Weren't they cousins or something?

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_intervention_in_the_Russian_Civil_War

 

I also found this out a couple of year back, never knew it took place.

 

 

 

That was an interesting read, never knew about that.

 

Yeah, it surprised me when I found out.  It never ever gets mentioned for such a big intervention from major foreign powers.

 

Very odd it gets ignored.

 

love finding out things like that on wikipedia.

 

on a related note, check out how identical Tsar Nicholas and King George looked:

 

http://www.historytoday.com/sites/default/files/beard_main.jpg

 

http://www.victoriana.com/Faberge/images/Tsar_Nicholas.JPG

 

Apparently when Nicholas abdicated Britain was prepared to offer him and his family asylum...only for George, his close cousin, to overturn the decision based on a fear it might spark a communist revolution here.

 

Weren't they cousins or something?

 

 

Yep, close cousins.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_intervention_in_the_Russian_Civil_War

 

I also found this out a couple of year back, never knew it took place.

 

 

 

That was an interesting read, never knew about that.

 

Yeah, it surprised me when I found out.  It never ever gets mentioned for such a big intervention from major foreign powers.

 

Very odd it gets ignored.

 

love finding out things like that on wikipedia.

 

on a related note, check out how identical Tsar Nicholas and King George looked:

 

http://www.historytoday.com/sites/default/files/beard_main.jpg

 

http://www.victoriana.com/Faberge/images/Tsar_Nicholas.JPG

 

Apparently when Nicholas abdicated Britain was prepared to offer him and his family asylum...only for George, his close cousin, to overturn the decision based on a fear it might spark a communist revolution here.

 

Weren't they cousins or something?

 

 

Yup.  Mostly the products of Victoria's lineage.

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