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Political family
A political family (also referred to as political dynasty) is a family in which several members are involved in politics — particularly electoral politics. Members may be related by blood or marriage; often several generations or multiple siblings may be involved.
A royal family or dynasty in a monarchy is generally considered to not be a "political family," although the later descendants of a royal family have played political roles in a republic (such as the Arslan family of Lebanon would be). A family dictatorship is a form of dictatorship that operates much like an absolute monarchy, yet occurs in a nominally republican state.
United States
Main article: List of United States political families
In the United States, many political dynasties (having at least two generations serving in political office) have arisen since the country's founding:
Presidential
Four noted U.S. political families — Adams, Harrison, Roosevelt, Bush — have had two members that served as President of the United States
Four U.S. political families — Adams, Harrison, Roosevelt, Bush — have each had two members that served as President of the United States.
Theodore Roosevelt and family
The Kennedys
The Bush Family
The Trumps
Other
Other notable U.S. political dynasties include:
United Kingdom
Main article: List of political families in the United Kingdom
Joseph and Austen Chamberlain.
International
Hoping to prevent political dynasties, the Indonesian parliament, who represent the third largest democracy in the world, passed a law barring anyone holding a major office within five years of a relative.[4]
See also
References
  1. ^ KQED, General Article: The Kennedys in Politics, <​http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/kennedys-politics/​>
  2. ^ Joseph Curl (January 20, 2005). "Rise of 'dynasty' quick, far-reaching". The Washington Times. Archived from the original on 2006-03-19.
  3. ^ Feldmann, Linda. "Hillary Clinton vs. Jeb Bush? Why Political Dynasties Might Make Sense. (+video)." The Christian Science Monitor 23 July 2014
  4. ^ Solomon, Andrew (2015-07-18). "What's Wrong with Dynastic Politics?". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
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