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An American Monarchy - Flags by Regicollis An American Monarchy - Flags by Regicollis
What if the United States had been a monarchy instead of a republic? The concept is not completely outlandish. After all monarchy was the default form of government back when the United States seceded from British rule. There was also plans to offer the Prussian prince Henry the throne.

Had the continental congress elected a king the title is not unlikely to have been changed to emperor, once the nation grew westwards.

This is how the flags of such an empire could have looked like.
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Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I wonder: what would it look like today?  a world power or just a regional power - in any case, I would hope that life would be worth living in the American Empire.
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EdenianPrince Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
This is so much more preferable than a republic. 
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BITXeX Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Blessecronomy
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BITXeX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Wau...Monarchy Gloverns ...Huge....
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YamaLama1986 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014   Digital Artist
Finally someone has made them, I've been looking for flags of an American monarchy like this for years, thank you for creating them, they look fantastic. :)
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jacktheechidnafox15 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
so what kind of monarchy is it  constitutional federal absolute?
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Eboy4190 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
The American Empire, I like it as a concept Clap 
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Yeah, American Emperor rolls off the tongue better than Tsar or Pharoah.
America is a lot like the Romans as it is. I could see it degrading into something kind of like a mix between the Roman and British Empire.
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CalvinCoolidge1924 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Interesting. Very creative.
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magu18 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014   Digital Artist
News flash, if it wasn't a monarchy before, it is now.  Certainly it has been an oligarchy from WWI up until the accession of our current monarch/figurehead.
love,
anne
the people's republic of california
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KingoftheTyrants Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Accept nothing about the US even resembles a monarchy at all. An oligarchy, yes (and we were founded as an oligarchy, and we've been shifting back and forth since our founding) but not a monarchy. We don't have a king, or a dictator. We are a republic by definition, and not even close to a monarchy. 

I know, it's hard to believe that we actually have elections and the president must still abide by congressional legislation.
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magu18 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014   Digital Artist
Oblama is dictating via executive orders.  He has way exceeded the constitutional bounds of his office.  
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KingoftheTyrants Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
George Bush used a lot more Executive Orders. In fact, Obama has used less executive orders than both George Bush and Bill Clinton. Executive orders are how the president enforces Congressional legislation as well as treaties, the constitution, etc. Nothing he is doing is going against the constitution. At least not any more than any other president in our history.
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zombie222 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
I was wondering if i could use some of these for an alternate history story?

Full credit to you
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Regicollis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Sure - Just go ahead and use it :)
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Nari16 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fascinating!
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Great job!
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dr-sesshoumaru92 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would also like to use this if you don't mind.
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Regicollis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
You are free to use this as long as you give me credit for it. I would also be happy if you sent me a link to your finished work so I can see how you use it. :)
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madgerman123 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist
God Save The Emperor!!!!!!
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rougekohl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
I gather the Archduke of California is the Heir to the Throne?
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Regicollis Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Yes the heir apparent to the American throne is styled Archduke of California, similar to the prince of Wales in Britain and the Spanish prince of Asturias.
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rougekohl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
yup, perfect! :)
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Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Long live the empire.
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kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Artist
Ah! The American Empire. America this to thee!
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
At least the national flag would be the same. :XD:

More seriously though, it would be interesting to see how American history would have played out had the US been a monarchy.
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AlternateHistory Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's funny really. According to accounts, Washington had actually been offered to become the King of America. However, he said something along the lines of, "I did not defeat a king to become a king."
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
I think it was "I did not defeat King George the 3rd only to become King George the 1st" or something to that effect
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aruon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013

the tyranny of king Washington!

 

nice flags.

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Erzherzog007 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Ah, if only.
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FollowByWhiteRabbit Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Most coooool :D
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Ienkoron Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Following the Austrian pattern I see :)
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