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How Monarchs Became Servants of the State

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09/19/2022Ryan McMaken

Monarchs created Europe's modern states but lost the ability to control them. Then, having grown beyond the tools that helped monarchs turn themselves into absolute rulers, "the state acquired a life of its own."

Original Article: "How Monarchs Became Servants of the State"

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How Monarchs Became Servants of the State