This restored Minoan Palace on the
Island of Crete once housed one of the Greek monarchies.
Around 1200BC, the Mycenae and
Minoan civilizations were flourishing as monarchies. By 800BC, most
of the Greek city states
got rid of their monarchies because they were corrupt. As a result, Greece
decentralized; that is, each city state had its own government and social system. Only
and Thessaly kept the monarchy. Sparta had a dual monarchy while Thessaly retained
the traditionalhereditary monarchy.
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