I'm writing a novel: How do you peacefully transform a monarchy into a minarchy?Submitted by SheldonFromDownUnder on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:57
I'm writing a novel. In the background is a King who, after encountering libertarian literature (in the vein of Ron Paul!), decides that he wants to dissolve the monarchy and establish a system more favourable to liberty--a minarchy. He wants to do this within the next 10 years without inciting an uprising.
The King knows that he can't change everything overnight. He encounters resistance from statists and collectivists who wish to overthrow the King and install his very own son, the Crown Prince, as Monarch or Dictator or "Führer". On the other hand, he has his own share of supporters, including working- and middle-class citizens, and powerful but liberty-minded ministers and advisors.
He also intends to trial the minarchy in selected parts of each royal state. At some point during the 10 years (probably at the 7-year mark), my novel's protagonist is called to protect these trialed places from sabotage.
How will he transform the monarchy into a minarchy?
Ask me anything you want about this imaginary world of mine.