As of 2014, countries with a sovereign monarchy are the United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium, Brunei, Bahrain, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Jordan, Kuwait, Lesotho, Saudi Arabia, Monaco, Oman, Qatar, Bhutan, Swaziland, Thailand, Cambodia, Japan, Malaysia, Tonga, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco and Vatican City. Most of the monarchies are hereditary, which means they are passed down from one family member to another, usually father to son.Know More
The United Kingdom and 15 Commonwealth countries are headed by Queen Elizabeth II. These Commonwealth countries once were part of the vast empire that Britain ruled in the 19th and 20th centuries. Elizabeth is queen because her uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated the throne and was succeeded by his brother, King George VI, Elizabeth's father. She succeeded him because she had no brothers. When Elizabeth dies, tradition dictates that she will be succeeded by her son Charles, who will be succeeded by his son William, who will be succeeded by his son George.
Other monarchies are both elective and hereditary, as is the case of the United Arab Emirates, Cambodia, Kuwait, Lesotho and Swaziland. Other monarchs are installed ex-officio by an administrative body. This is the case with Vatican City and Andorra.Learn more about Monarchies
As of March 2015, the government of Egypt maintains alliances with Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, all of which have pledged billions of dollars to help support Egypt's economy. The United States has also supplied more than $60 billion in aid to Egypt since 1979. Egypt's official status with respect to the U.S. is that of a "major non-NATO ally" despite occasional U.S. government statements regarding a freeze on further financial aid until certain human rights conditions are met.Full Answer >
The names of the six GCC countries are Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. GCC is the Gulf Cooperation Council, and it was formed on May 26, 1981.Full Answer >
The Arabian peninsula is made up of nine countries - Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Iraq, Jordan and Kuwait. It is located in Southwest Asia, and it's the largest known peninsula in the world.Full Answer >
Countries in the western part of Asia include Yemen, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Palestine and Georgia. Turkey is the most populous country in West Asia, with approximately 73.6 million people.Full Answer >