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26th Mar '17 6:43:00 PM Katsuhagi
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** Quain'tana also expresses a desire to do this and go out adventuring in the world one last time before her body gets too old. [[spoiler:She never gets the chance]].

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** Quain'tana Val'Sarghress also expresses a desire to do this and go out adventuring in the world one last time before her body gets too old. [[spoiler:She never gets the chance]].
26th Mar '17 6:40:08 PM Katsuhagi
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** Quain'tana also expresses a desire to do this and go out adventuring in the world one last time before her body gets too old. [[spoiler:She never gets the chance]].
22nd Feb '17 12:47:15 PM PrincessGwen
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** In the ''Birthright'' route, [[spoiler: after Xander's death in the war, his half-sister Camilla was next in line for the throne. However, she choose to abdicate and leave the throne to her younger brother Leo; it's implied that she feels she [[TheWrongfulHeirToTheThrone isn't cut to be the Queen]], whereas [[TeenGenius Leo]] ''[[SorcererKing is]]''.]]
** Also happens in [[spoiler: the ''[[GoldenPath Revelations]]'' path, since the Avatar's best friend Azura has the greater claim to the Vallite throne than the Avatar him/herself, being the true princess rather than the child of a usurper. She decides to pass the Kingdom over to them, though, unless the Male Avatar marries her; in that case, he gains the throne by marriage [[RulingCouple and they rule together]].]]

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** In the ''Birthright'' route, [[spoiler: after Xander's death in the war, his half-sister Camilla was next in line for the throne. However, she choose chose to abdicate and leave the throne to her younger brother Leo; it's implied that she feels she [[TheWrongfulHeirToTheThrone isn't cut to be the Queen]], whereas [[TeenGenius Leo]] ''[[SorcererKing is]]''.]]
** Also happens in [[spoiler: the ''[[GoldenPath Revelations]]'' Revelation]]'' path, since the Avatar's best friend Azura has the greater claim to the Vallite throne than the Avatar him/herself, being the true princess rather than the child of a usurper. She decides to pass the Kingdom over to them, though, unless the Male Avatar marries her; in that case, he gains the throne by marriage [[RulingCouple and they rule together]].]]
2nd Feb '17 12:17:52 PM AgProv
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* Subverted with Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. In the final stages of UsefulNotes/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 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.[[note]]He finally died in late 1940, to the enormous relief of the then German administration who were uncomfortably aware that he would be a creditable figurehead, with a lot of support in the armed forces, should he ever decide to resume the role of Kaiser. which made him a focal point of German resistance against the Nazis abd a credible alternative leader to Hitler. fortunately for the Nazis, Wilhelm preferred the Diocletan option of obscure retirement.[[/note]]

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* Subverted with Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. In the final stages of UsefulNotes/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 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.[[note]]He finally died in late 1940, to 1940. To the enormous relief of the then German administration who were uncomfortably aware that he would be a creditable figurehead, with a lot of support in the armed forces, should he ever decide to resume the role of Kaiser. which Thich made him a focal point of German resistance against the Nazis abd him a credible alternative leader to Hitler. fortunately Hitler, something for a fragmented opposition to unite behind. Fortunately for the Nazis, Wilhelm preferred the Diocletan Diocletian option of obscure retirement.[[/note]]
2nd Feb '17 12:16:01 PM AgProv
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* Subverted with Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. In the final stages of UsefulNotes/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 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.

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* Subverted with Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. In the final stages of UsefulNotes/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 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.[[note]]He finally died in late 1940, to the enormous relief of the then German administration who were uncomfortably aware that he would be a creditable figurehead, with a lot of support in the armed forces, should he ever decide to resume the role of Kaiser. which made him a focal point of German resistance against the Nazis abd a credible alternative leader to Hitler. fortunately for the Nazis, Wilhelm preferred the Diocletan option of obscure retirement.[[/note]]
24th Jan '17 3:20:42 AM Dark_Lord_
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* Tsar Nicholas II was forced to abdicate during the early stages of the [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober the Russian Revolutions]], as the 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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* Tsar Nicholas II was forced to abdicate during the early stages of the [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober the Russian Revolutions]], as the 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.rule and therefore unable to take over the throne. 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.
22nd Jan '17 12:13:42 PM Kate
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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 than everyone below, and has no intentions whatsoever of abdicating. We should also note that Elizabeth remembers Edward VIII's abdication, as she was not only alive at the time (she was 10) but made acutely aware of the fact that this was why she was Queen, or at least why she was Queen in 1952 rather than, say, sometime in the 1970s. Most sources indicate that she was not entirely happy with the circumstances that led to her eventual accession.

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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 than everyone below, and has no intentions whatsoever of abdicating. We should also note that Elizabeth remembers Edward VIII's abdication, as she was not only alive at the time (she was 10) but made acutely aware of the fact that this was why she was Queen, Queen (her father was Edward's younger brother, who never expected or wanted to be king and quite possibly died before his time because of it), or at least why she was Queen in 1952 rather than, say, sometime in the 1970s. Most sources indicate that she was not entirely happy with the circumstances that led to her eventual accession.
22nd Jan '17 12:07:35 PM Kate
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* ''Literature/YoungWizards'': In ''Wizards at War'', King Nelaid of Wellakh abdicates his throne because he's had enough of TheChainsOfCommanding and being a target for assassination just for existing, even though his family work hard to protect the planet... so he gifts all of that to his 15-year-old son. Nice, Nelaid.
18th Jan '17 6:33:13 PM karstovich2
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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 than 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 than everyone below, and has no intentions whatsoever of abdicating. We should also note that Elizabeth remembers Edward VIII's abdication, as she was not only alive at the time (she was 10) but made acutely aware of the fact that this was why she was Queen, or at least why she was Queen in 1952 rather than, say, sometime in the 1970s. Most sources indicate that she was not entirely happy with the circumstances that led to her eventual accession.
** Also compounding the issue of abdication in Britain is the fact that technically, the monarch [[ResignationsNotAccepted cannot abdicate without the consent of Parliament--and of the parliaments or governments of about half of the other Commonwealth Realms]]--because of the old British and typical Commonwealth rule that parliament alone is permitted to decide the succession to the throne, and that includes who currently sits on it. It's unlikely that a monarch intending to abdicate would be denied, but the effort it would take to get all the necessary approvals would be very daunting.
19th Nov '16 7:30:09 AM H.TorranceGriffin
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* Since being raised to a Grand Duchy, Luxembourg has like the Netherlands seen more monarchs retire than die 'in harness'[[note]](being in a personal union with the Netherlands had relatively little to do with it, since that ended after only three rulers)[[/note]]. Adolphe (having inherited in 1890 when he was well into his 70s) and Guillaume IV reigned for life, but since then? Marie-Adélaïde [[LesCollaborateurs abdicated under a cloud]] after UsefulNotes/WorldWarI when she was not quite 25 (1919), her kid sister Charlotte was pushing 70 when she quit 19 years after returning home with the exiled government after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII (1964), and the latter's son Jean handed things over to his son Henri in 2000 at the age of 79.
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