The role of a sovereign in a state is passing through a complicated development during the existence of the state. This development is not direct and gradual but sometimes it regresses to the previous evolutionary stages and subsequently it reverts to the modern and civilized forms (like other social phenomenon). Therefore there are both modern form of democracy and totalitarian regime in the state over several tens of years. The aim of this paper is dealing with the status of the sovereign in a modern democratic state system, not researching causes of mentioned phenomenon.
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