digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

This article is about the political arrangement. For the Christian theological teaching, see Hypostatic union.

A personal union is the combination of two or more different states who have the same monarch while their boundaries, laws, and interests remain distinct.[1][2] It differs from a federation in that each constituent state has an independent government, whereas a federal state is united by a central government. The ruler in a personal union need not be a hereditary monarch.[3]

Personal unions can arise for several reasons, ranging from coincidence (a woman who is already married to a king becomes queen regnant, and their child inherits the crown of both countries) to virtual annexation (where a personal union sometimes was seen as a means of preventing uprisings). They can also be codified (i.e., the constitutions of the states clearly express that they shall share the same person as head of state) or non-codified, in which case they can easily be broken (e.g., by the death of the monarch when the two states have different succession laws).

The Commonwealth realms, not addressed in the list of personal unions, are contemporary independent states that share the same person as monarch.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph Lalor, ed., Cyclopaedia of Political Science. New York: Maynard, Merrill, and Co. Accessed 13 June 2013
  2. ^ Oppenheim, Lassa; Roxbrough, Ronald (2005). International Law: A Treatise. The Lawbook Exchange. ISBN 1-58477-609-9. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  3. ^ In the Holy Roman Empire, many prince-bishops had themselves elected to separate prince-bishoprics, that they ruled in a personal union. For example, Joseph Clemens von Bayern (1671-1723) was Prince-Bishop of Freising (1685-1694), Prince-Bishop of Regensburg (1685-1694), Prince-Elector of Cologne (1688-1723), Prince-Bishop of Liège (1694-1723) and Prince-Bishop of Hildesheim (1702-1723).

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_union — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
1000000 videos foundNext > 

Europa Universalis 4 France "Personal Union with Russia!!!" EP:53 [1651-1655]

France realizes she has the same dynasty as Russia and Russia is up for disputed succession! In this series we will be playing France in the time period betw...

Let's Play: Europa Universalis IV - Korea (27) - Very First Personal Union!

Let's Play Korea! My first real gameplay as an Asian nation :) Join me on my quest to conquer the far east! Any feedback would be much appreciated :) If you ...

Wealth of Venice - Episode 50 - Personal Union

Welcome to Europa Universalis 4: Wealth of Nations! We'll be playing as Venice, one of the biggest Merchant Republics in Europe, and our goal will be to seize the world's wealth and become...

[09] Let's Play Hungary - EU3 DW "Personal Union Imminent"

We begin another war with the Ottomans, I regret letting my allies join, and then Ulaszlo II leaves us. Now Burgundy is sure to get us. :| Game: Europa Unive...

EU4 Extended Timeline Mod Part 61 - A Personal Union with the Western Roman Empire

Interesting... I'm not sure what happened here, but I think the Western Roman Empire changed their government, because now they could enter into Royal Marria...

[Deutsch] Europa Universalis IV - Portugal 06 (Personal Union)

Während sich unsere Kolonien sich in der lukrativen Karibik ausbreiten, nehmen wir zu Hause einen der kleinen Staaten unter unsere Fittiche, vor allem um ihn...

Korean Personal Union over Ming

Welp, never expected this.

Personal Union sibiu

Astia au cu capu...:)))))))))

Gordon H Kraft Personal Union avoids Estate Taxes - #BigCasino

good thing they reduced Estate Taxes, I don't need to worry about being the #bigcasino as much now... This helps explain why I MIGHT need to worry about Esta...

Tok plays Europa Universalis 4 - Burgundy part 13 - Aragonese Union

In this episode, we finish our wars only to discover that we have no heir and will become the subject nation of Aragon in a Personal Union if we don't do any...

1000000 videos foundNext > 

5 news items

 
Catholic Sentinel
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:11:15 -0700

... and woman loses nothing as a result of temporary abstention from erotic experiences, but on the contrary gains: the personal union takes deeper root, grounded as it is above all in the affirmation of the value of the person and not just in sexual ...
 
NEWS.GNOM.ES
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18:52:30 -0700

And on a day that celebrates the break between the United States and Great Britain, the American bride and the British groom marked their personal union. “I'd never do anything traditional,” declared McGowen. She had waited two years to marry Snowdon ...

For Argyll

For Argyll
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 06:07:08 -0700

The current financial relationship between the UK and Scotland – the most powerfully enabled of the devolved administrations in the UK – is rather like the domestic arrangements in the personal union between husband and wife in the 1950s and 60s.
 
RP ONLINE
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:01:24 -0700

Die Personal-Union beim Vorsitz soll sicherstellen, dass die Anliegen der Menschen mit Handicap rasch in den Rat und seine Ausschüsse gelangen. Nach wie gibt es beim Thema Inklusion Baustellen - vor allem beim Thema Barrierefreiheit. Das gilt nach ...
 
Oberbayerisches Volksblatt
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:41:15 -0700

In Personal-Union spielte er eine Vielzahl von Figuren der Weltliteratur, natürlich umsonst, denn "uns Theaterleuten genügt der Applaus", holte zusammen mit Christian Huber Weltschlachten, "das ist doch gar kein Problem", auf den Marienplatz und ließ ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Personal union

You can talk about Personal union with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!