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While looking at past and present governments that have constructed the globe one wonders what exactly are the benefits and consequences of each and which is the best Hobbes believes the best is Monarchy A single ruler provides the ease of governing and with this ease comes a nations greatness However through close examination of Hobbes opinions it is obvious that although he makes valid points he creates them theoretically not practically The writings in Leviathan critically point out that monarchy is in fact less superior to another form of government democracy When thinking of monarchs numerous images come to mind Throughout time nations have chosen different styles of monarchy each of which has succeeded to different extents Therefore when taking a critical stance against Monarchy it is important to remember the terms denotation making sure not to expand the term to fit todays meaning By doing this the term is in control and thus cannot be molded into a form it is not Hobbes in Chapter 19 of Leviathan defines this term well Monarchy is the representation of a commonwealth by a single ruler This is the only requisite There need not be officials underneath the monarch the ruler does not need to be wealthy or even a citizen of the country Granted the power of his citizens he consequently makes all their national decisions He is their sole representation Still let the fact be known that the ruler need not make decisions in the best interests of his country has the ability to make those both beneficial and detrimental Now that the definition of Monarchy is set Hobbes reasoning can be examined criticized and lastly refuted Hobbes first point about monarchy is that the sole monarch as with men in any type of assembly is still a biologically selfish person He will put the needs of him and those close to him before the needs of others As Hobbes says Though he be
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