Monarchy and Oligarchy

         Monarchy was a form of government during Ancient Greece, where the king could tell his subjects to do anything he wanted. In Monarchies the leader was decided by hereditary means. Oligarchy was another form of government in Ancient Greece where there would be a group of leaders who discussed matters among each other before taking action. In this form of government anybody who highly supported the Oligarchies, either Aristocrats or Middle Class could join the leadership system. 
         The advantages of a Monarchy are the following: A high level of discipline, at least somebody is in control and not all is chaos, high organization, and no effort in choosing who the next leader is since Monarchies were hereditary. The disadvantages of a Monarchy are the following: No public choice, no rights, paying the king high taxes, nobody can go against the king’s bad decisions, if something bad happens the king can blame anybody.
         The advantages of an Oligarchy are the following: Not all the weight of power is on one person, the Aristocrats who did not rule had an advantage since they were friends of the rulers, if one Oligarch made a bad decision the others could stop it, you could run away since it would take the Oligarchs time to decide what do with you if you did something bad. The disadvantages of an Oligarchy are the following: There is a lot of arguing which might lead to a war, peasants have less freedom since the Aristocrats are the Oligarchs friends allowing them to ask for more money, the arguing of the leaders could lead to them being unaware of possible threats.
         As we can see, both forms of government had a sufficient amount of disadvantages and advantages. Monarchies however, in my opinion probably had more reliable defense. Monarchs did not have to argue with anyone so they could be aware of possible threats. In terms of fairness, I would have to go with the Oligarchy form of government because theoretically anyone could be one. Also a bad decision could be ruled out in Oligarchies while in Monarchies they could not. Both these forms of government however, declined over time, and new types of government were introduced.

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