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Comparison between Egyptian Pharaohs and democratic Presidents

Criteria Egyptian Pharaoh President in Liberal Democracy
ImagesEgyptian Pharaoh Democratic President
Social Status The pinnacle of Egyptian society, a god in Earth - an incarnation of Horus the falcon god A common citizen
Access to power The ascent of the throne was the succession of the eldest son of a dead Pharaoh, Sometimes the heir's coronation as a co-regent prior to the father's death was performed Universal elections
Duration of Rule Lifetime Limited by law and election mandate
Administrative power Supreme Power, the Pharaoh himself was the figure upon whom the whole administrative structure of the state rested. These god Pharaohs usually commanded tremendous resources, was the head of the civil administration and the supreme warlord Distribution of power between different State institutions
Titles The kings of Egypt were not called Pharaohs by the Egyptians. The title of "Pharaoh" actually comes to us from the Greek language and its use in the Old Testament. In Egypt a whole range of titles were used for a full statement of a Pharaoh's name and title, these included:
- The living Horus
- Lord of the Two Lands
- High Priest of every temple
Representative of the people
Responsibilities The Pharaoh was subject to grave responsibilities, he was tasked with keeping the order and defeat the enemies of the country. making sufficient offerings and otherwise satisfying the gods so that they would bless Egypt with a bountiful Nile flood. failure at these tasks meant a weakening of the state, and in some cases, such as at the end of the Old Kingdom, this failure lead to a complete collapse of the country. Responsible for state affairs according to mandate, but performance constantly monitored by the people and State institutions
Judgment of Rule Worshipped during his reign and after his death, never judged - few exceptions occurred when dead Pharaohs were defamed by succeeding rival Pharaohs such as Akhenaten and Hatshepsut Subject to criticism during and after his rule

Royal Regalia

Crook and Flail - Royal Authority

Crook and Flail

The Uraeus


The White Crown - Hedjet

White Crown

The Red Crown - Deshret

Red Crown

The Double Crown - Pschent

Double Crown

The Nemes Crown

Nemes Crown

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