History Main / AbdicateTheThrone

6th May '16 6:50:45 AM SonofAkatosh
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** This is probably why Britain is just about the only country where any talk of abdication is considered a bad thing. Elizabeth II is currently pushing 90, far older that everyone below, and has no intentions whatsoever of abdicating.

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** This is probably why Britain is just about the only country where any talk of abdication is considered a bad thing. Elizabeth II is currently pushing 90, far older that than everyone below, and has no intentions whatsoever of abdicating.
5th May '16 8:38:18 PM SonofAkatosh
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** This is probably why Britain is just about the only country where any talk of abdication is considered a bad thing. Elizabeth II is currently pushing 90, far older that everyone below, and has no intentions whatsoever of abdicating.



* Subverted with Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. In the final stages of WorldWarI, the German government were fearing revolution could break out, as the German people might be inspired by the Russian revolution against the tsar. Therefore, they made the announcement the Kaiser abdicated the throne, in favor of a new German republic. Unfortunately for Wilhelm, this happened without his permission. When he heard the news at his retreat in Belgium, he knew everything was lost. Fearing for his live as his home-country might hand him over to the allies to be tried, Wilhelm fled to the neutral Netherlands to live out the rest of his days there.

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* Subverted with Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. In the final stages of WorldWarI, the German government were fearing revolution could break out, as the German people might be inspired by the Russian revolution against the tsar. Therefore, they made the announcement the Kaiser abdicated the throne, in favor of a new German republic. Unfortunately for Wilhelm, this happened without his permission. When he heard the news at his retreat in Belgium, he knew everything was lost. Fearing for his live life as his home-country might hand him over to the allies to be tried, Wilhelm fled to the neutral Netherlands to live out the rest of his days there.
16th Apr '16 7:36:52 PM Ardashir
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* This happened repeatedly in Japanese history. Reigning emperors would rule for a few years, get tired of the endless rituals they were required to perform, and retire in favor of a son to live in luxury and actually wield ''more'' power than the current Emperor. Sometimes there would be three or four such retired Emperors around, [[SevenGambitPileup all of them running their own schemes]].

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* This happened repeatedly in Japanese history. Reigning emperors would rule for a few years, get tired of the endless rituals they were required to perform, and retire in favor of a son to live in luxury and actually wield ''more'' power than the current Emperor. Sometimes there would be three or four such retired Emperors around, [[SevenGambitPileup [[GambitPileup all of them running their own schemes]].
16th Apr '16 7:35:39 PM Ardashir
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* This happened repeatedly in Japanese history. Reigning emperors would rule for a few years, get tired of the endless rituals they were required to perform, and retire in favor of a son to live in luxury and actually wield ''more'' power than the current Emperor. Sometimes there would be three or four such retired Emperors around, [[SevenGambitPileup all of them running their own schemes]].
9th Apr '16 5:04:24 PM DoctorCooper
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Being [[RoyalBlood the king]] sucks. Not only do you have to deal with {{Royal Brat}}s, RoyallyScrewedUp family and RequisiteRoyalRegalia, you're practically a LivingMacGuffin, even without BloodMagic coming into play. As such, there may come a time when you need ''not'' to be the king anymore, but don't want to die. In times like that, you can AbdicateTheThrone. Retire, leave. Give the role to someone worthy and spend the rest of your days in peace.

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Being [[RoyalBlood the king]] sucks. Not only do you have to deal with {{Royal Brat}}s, RoyallyScrewedUp family and RequisiteRoyalRegalia, you're practically a LivingMacGuffin, even without BloodMagic coming into play. As such, there may come a time when you need ''not'' to be the king anymore, but don't want to die. In times like that, you can AbdicateTheThrone.abdicate the throne. Retire, leave. Give the role to someone worthy and spend the rest of your days in peace.
11th Mar '16 9:33:38 AM Dark_Lord_
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* Happened during [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober the Russian Revolutions]]. Didn't save the tsar's life.

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* Happened Tsar Nicholas II was forced to abdicate during the early stages of the [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober the Russian Revolutions]]. Didn't save Revolutions]], as the tsar's life.people blamed the tsarist government for their terrible living conditions. Not complying to abdicate would certainly result in his death. At the moment the choice was presented to him, he knew the reign of the tsars was over, as his son was too weak to rule. Nicholas chose to abdicate voluntarily, in hopes of surviving the revolution. Sadly, he and his family were killed during the later stages of the revolution.


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* Subverted with Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. In the final stages of WorldWarI, the German government were fearing revolution could break out, as the German people might be inspired by the Russian revolution against the tsar. Therefore, they made the announcement the Kaiser abdicated the throne, in favor of a new German republic. Unfortunately for Wilhelm, this happened without his permission. When he heard the news at his retreat in Belgium, he knew everything was lost. Fearing for his live as his home-country might hand him over to the allies to be tried, Wilhelm fled to the neutral Netherlands to live out the rest of his days there.
7th Feb '16 10:41:55 AM TheNerevarine
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* The main protagonist in ''Film/{{Vikingdom}}'' is a Norse king who dies in combat and in his dying breath passes the crown to his younger brother. [[BackFromTheDead He is resurrected shortly after]], but instead of reclaiming his throne back, he decided to live as a hermit in the wilds for the next decade.
5th Feb '16 5:34:41 PM Katsuhagi
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* In Chapter 49 of ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'', Valla'drielle decides to abdicate the leadership of the Kyorl'solenurn to Anahid. Played with in that the position was always rightfully Anahid's, but Valla'drielle had been appointed before Anahid could properly claim it by the Judicators, who at this point are almost all dead.

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* In Chapter 49 of ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'', Valla'drielle Vala'drielle decides to abdicate the leadership of the Kyorl'solenurn to Anahid. Played with in that the position was always rightfully Anahid's, but Valla'drielle had been appointed before Anahid could properly claim it by the Judicators, who at this point are almost all dead.
2nd Feb '16 4:05:01 PM Katsuhagi
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* In Chapter 49 of ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'', Valla'drielle decides to abdicate the leadership of the Kyorl'solenurn to Anahid. Played with in that the position was always rightfully Anahid's, but Valla'drielle had been appointed before Anahid could properly claim it by the Judicators, who at this point are almost all dead.
17th Jan '16 10:12:34 AM Grudgeal
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** [[spoiler: Tokugawa Harusada didn't even get to the throne before she abdicated her claim to it in favor of her son Ienari. As of yet, her reasons for this are unknown.]] It should be noted this was due to an AdaptationInducedPlotHole [[note]] In real life, Ienari inherited the throne because Ieharu adopted him as his heir, but no such adoption took place in ''Ooku''.[[/note]]

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** [[spoiler: Tokugawa Harusada didn't even get passes herself over in the succesion and allows Ienari to ascend to the throne before post of shogun in her place. She later explains that since she abdicated her claim already has a child she's content to it in favor of her son Ienari. As of yet, her reasons for this are unknown.]] It should be noted this was due to an AdaptationInducedPlotHole [[note]] In real life, use Ienari inherited as a breeder while she remains the throne because Ieharu adopted him as his heir, but no such adoption took place in ''Ooku''.[[/note]]power behind the scenes.
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