Which country houses the oldest continual monarchy in the world?

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HISTORY QUESTION #5499

Which country houses the oldest continual monarchy in the world?

Japan

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The Imperial House of Japan is the oldest continuing hereditary monarchy in the world. The Japanese Royal Family is headed by the Emperor, whose role has historically alternated between a largely ceremonial and symbolic role and that of an actual imperial ruler. The Danish monarchy is the oldest in Europe.

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