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Monarchy was the prevalent form of government in the history of Europe throughout the Middle Ages , only occasionally competing with communalism , notably in the case of the Maritime republics and the Swiss Confederacy. Republicanism became more prevalent in the Early Modern period , but monarchy remained predominant in Europe during the 19th century. Since the end of World War I , however, most European monarchies have been abolished. There remain, as of , twelve 12 sovereign monarchies in Europe. The kingdoms of the Netherlands and of Belgium were established in and , respectively.
T he most compelling books on royal families, for me, are those that entwine a gripping personal narrative with a national or international story and help to deepen our understanding of history.
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