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A crowned republic is a form of
The term has been used to informally describe governments of various realms, including
As an informal term, "crowned republic" lacks any set definition as to its meaning, and the precise difference between a constitutional monarchy and a "crowned republic" remains vague. Different individuals have described various states as crowned republics for varied reasons. For example
"By Monarchy I understand the thing not the Name i.e. not any State the head of which is called King or Emperor, but one in which the personal will of the monarch is constantly effective, and in the last resort predominant, factor of government. Thus, while such a monarchy as that of Norway is really a Crowned Republic, and indeed a democratic republic, monarchy was in
Russia before 1917, and in Turkey before 1905, and to a less degree in Germanyand the Austro-Hungarian Monarchyuntil 1918, an appreciable force in the conduct of affairs".