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Words for Leaders

We give you the group. You tell us the title given to its leader.
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Last updated: September 4, 2023
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First submittedJuly 13, 2010
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Group
Leader
the United States
President
the Catholic church
Pope
a parliamentary nation
Prime Minister
a city
Mayor
a U.S. state
Governor
an empire
Emperor
Mongolia
Khan
Germany or Austria, before 1918
Kaiser
Nazi Germany
Führer
modern Germany
Chancellor
medieval Venice
Doge
Group
Leader
ancient Egypt
Pharaoh
Russia, before 1918
Tsar
Iran, before 1979
Shah
a duchy
Duke
the Eastern Orthodox church
Patriarch
the Ottoman Empire
Sultan
a ship
Captain
the Roman Republic (co-leader)
Consul
Japan (military dictator, before 1867)
Shogun
a board of directors
Chairperson
a Catholic diocese
Bishop
103 Recent Comments
+14
Level 37
Dec 17, 2017
You know, people being so sick and tired of this pseudo politically correctness is what got Trump elected. (his lunacy was like a breath

of fresh air to many). The differences between the gender-neutral and

traditional appellations don't amount to a hill of beans!

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Level 57
Jan 27, 2019
It's actually quite funny- the people who call people in favour of equality "snowflakes" are the same people who spit their dummies out when they're asked to default to "chairperson" instead of "chairman"

It's a very simple and effortless thing to do, and it makes such a difference to use more inclusive language (it's amazing how the subconscious mind works), and yet they act like it's the most arduous task!

And they say the other group are the weak and easily offended ones!

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Level 69
Jun 17, 2019
Anybody that calls anybody else a snowflake, no matter how silly the thing was the other person said ( while a lot of times there is a genuinly good point in there, but yea there are also persons that make an issue of absolutely everything) is done in my book. It shows more about the character of the person that calls someone that, and often those personalities are rather ugly..

same with the you must be fun at parties, often the original comment is actually interesting and has a good point, but yea, sometimes quite boring or a bit too anal/nitpicking. But why the need to trash somebody just because you found their remark boring. That is soo childish, sadly often it is adults making these remarks...

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Level 34
May 16, 2024
Does "inclusive language" really make that much of a difference? I agree that it makes people feel more welcome and able to participate, but as a general rule small changes lead to small effects.
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Level 90
Apr 24, 2021
I'm pretty sure there's more to figuring out how Trump got elected than just PC fatigue.
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Level 56
Mar 25, 2022
You say politically correct, I say polite.
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Level 71
Sep 5, 2023
There's no problem with the answers, but it would be more consistent with other quizzes to display "Duke/Duchess" and "Emperor/Empress". Both are already accepted, both are correct, it's as simple as that.
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Level 54
Feb 14, 2018
General Secretary for a Communist Nation?
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Level 64
Jun 8, 2021
if you get it, you get it
+10
Level 66
Jun 24, 2018
Weird, as a German I would've translated Kaiser as emperor.
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Level 65
Jun 24, 2018
nice one, well done QM
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Level 77
Jun 24, 2018
Great quiz!
+7
Level 56
Jun 24, 2018
I was pretty sure the answer for United States was Dotard in Chief.
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Level 62
Jun 25, 2018
really? I guess someone had to screw things up.
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Level 82
Nov 29, 2019
If the Dotard in Chief can't do it by himself his allies in Congress, the media, and the Kremlin should be able to get it done.
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Level 35
Jun 24, 2018
Doge

really venice

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Level 65
Jun 25, 2018
I've never heard the word "chairperson" in my entire life.
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Level 49
Jun 26, 2018
You've heard of chairman...butnow everythink went political corect...therefore person....
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Level 84
Oct 8, 2020
Well a woman can become chairperson as well, don't you think? What's the problem with making language less sexist? And most of the time it is abbreviated as chair anyway.
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Level 58
Apr 24, 2021
because chairman wasnt sexist. The term man means person as in both genders and not specificially male.

It was an unecessary change that create more sexism than it ever solved. The same applies to sportsman.

It would be life everyone demanding we change woman because it has the word man in it.

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Level 83
Sep 5, 2023
read the first part of Le Deuxieme Sexe by de Beauvoir, in which she examines the questionable state of language in which the masculine is always used for both the male and the neutral, hence suggesting that the masculine/male/man is the default and the woman is always the 'Other'
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Level 73
Sep 14, 2023
Read this book by the most man-hating feminist of the 20th century.
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Level 49
Jun 26, 2018
I think kanzler should be accepted in german...
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Level 60
Feb 15, 2019
I only got the US State answer because I remember Arnold being called the Governator, which I very nearly started to type!
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Level 69
Jun 17, 2019
same haha, I thought man what was it called again, but I couldnt think of it. Then I thought, yea think of schwarzenegger and terminator then it might come to you and instantly I knew.
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Level 82
Jun 1, 2019
Other spellings for counsel? concil? Maybe pontiff for pope?
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Level 80
Jul 3, 2019
I don't think Bishop is especially a Catholic title so the clue is slightly misleading. it's also used in the Anglican Church as well as some Orthodox churches.
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Level 78
Feb 15, 2020
There are Christian denominations without bishops, so the clue can't be "a Christian diocese". Neither can you list all denominations that do have bishops. If the leader of a Catholic diocese is a bishop, this doesn't mean that bishops are not leaders of other groups.
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Level 62
Dec 14, 2019
The Leader of the Ottoman Empire was called the Khalifa.
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Level 32
Nov 3, 2020
Actually, it shouldn't. The title, "Kalifah" was only used for the four people after the major leader in the religion of islam (the religion they practiced). They gave the title, "Khan" and used it throughout the muslim and asian countries. For example, Ghengis Khan was the ruler of the empire that destroyed the Ottomans, taking the title from the people before them.

this got too long QvQ

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Level 82
Apr 24, 2021
"Ghengis Khan was the ruler of the empire that destroyed the Ottomans." Um, what? Genghis Khan died in 1227, and the Ottoman Empire (not really an empire at that point, but the Ottoman polity) was founded in 1299. Perhaps you're thinking of the Timurid invasion of Anatolia and the defeat of the Ottomans at Ankara in 1402? Timur claimed descent from Genghis Khan, but his empire was a new one, and his defeat of the Ottomans was a setback for them, but didn't stop them from capturing Constantinople just half a century later and going on to form one of the world's largest empires, so they certainly weren't destroyed by Timur. The Ottoman Empire didn't fall until 1922. Incidentally, the Ottoman rulers used many titles including Caliph (Khalifa), Sultan, Padishah, Hakan (Khagan, or Khan of Khans) and Caesar.
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Level 52
Oct 14, 2023
You do realize the Ottoman Empire was around until ww1, where it was defeated by the allied powers. I didn’t realize the genghis khan ruled every allied nation in ww1.
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Level 58
Jan 12, 2020
Stead of "the United States" you should've written "A Federal Republic", instead of "a UF State" you should've written just "a State".
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Level 59
Nov 17, 2020
No and no. There are federal Republics where the leader is not called the President, like Germany (there's a president but he/she only has a ceremonial role, the actual political leader is the Chancellor) and "state" is too vague a term. It usually is a synonym of "country" and most countries don't have a governor as their leader. Some countries use the word "state" to name their subdivisions, like the US, but that's not its general meaning, so I think it's better not to change the quiz.
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Level 66
Sep 4, 2023
US state needs to be specified to get the answer 'governor'. If it said Australian state, the answer would be 'premier'. The word state by itself just means polity, which could lead to most answers in the quiz.
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Level 35
Mar 10, 2020
I hate when these quizzes don’t accept fuhrer. I don’t even know how to make an umlaut on my keyboard
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Level 49
May 16, 2020
they should accept fuehrer which is the actual german way of not using the ä,ö or ü. but fuhrer is just wrong. did you know that schwül means humid and schwul means gay? now you know.
+8
Level 32
Nov 3, 2020
but i didn't need to know that
+8
Level 78
Jul 29, 2020
Umlauts or other diacritics are never required on Jetpunk, meaning you can always enter u for ü.
+5
Level 60
Mar 19, 2020
Who else wants to live in medieval Venice?
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Level 61
Apr 29, 2020
Viceroy is not very common used in Spanish colonies.... just saying i come from one and i've never heard that term for our history. More used by the British empire.
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Level 71
May 1, 2020
Very good quiz. Lots of interesting answers and many that can be correctly gotten to by some thinking. Great
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Level 54
May 29, 2020
Germany's leading person is a president. The Chancellor is just head of government.
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Level ∞
May 29, 2020
The President of Germany is a largely ceremonial position. The closest analog would be the Queen in the United Kingdom.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_Germany

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Level 58
Jul 15, 2020
Hitler was technically the Chancellor of Germany. The Fuhrer was like his pseudonym
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Level 78
Jul 29, 2020
No, Johnny. "Führer" was Hitler's official title. He adopted it after merging the offices of chancellor and president in 1934.
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Level 44
Oct 13, 2020
Mongolia has not used the name KHAN for its ruler since at least 1924 (with the death of the Bogd Khaan and the founding of the Mongolian People's Republic). The current ruler is a President (in English) - in Mongol, (transliterated), Mongol Ulsyn Yerönkhiilögch. If the word Khan is the answer, the question should specify mediaevel Mongolia, or Mongol Empire.
+2
Level 57
Jan 28, 2021
If you make a part two, Emir, Regent, Lord, King would be good additions
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Level 33
Feb 2, 2021
I've never heard of someone call someone from the board of directors a chair.

I don't think it should be shortened

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Level 42
Feb 7, 2021
It may be ridiculous to see someone being called a chair, but actually I've heard someone say it!
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Level 77
Feb 25, 2024
Why is it any more ridiculous than calling someone "chairman"? In both cases, "chair" represents the position being held, "man" just specifies that it's a person doing it, which really can be kind of assumed.
+2
Level 57
Mar 30, 2021
CEO should be accepted as head of board of directors
+3
Level 90
Apr 24, 2021
They're not the same thing.
+4
Level 35
Apr 24, 2021
Mongolia does not have Khan in 21th century
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Level 41
Jan 3, 2024
21th century hehe
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Level 56
Apr 24, 2021
It seems that the archbishop is head of the diocese. The bishop is head of a "titular see".
+6
Level 78
Apr 24, 2021
No. The archbishop is head of an archdiocese. Only an auxiliar bishop needs a titular see. To be totally correct, the head of a diocese would be the diocesane bishop (Episcopus dioecesanus), but normally you only speak about the bishop of ...
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Level 78
Apr 24, 2021
There are also some bishops who are made into archbishops in a personal sense. That does not mean they are in a region that normally would have an archbishop. There are then regions that are automatically headed by an archbishop. Cincinnati is an archdiocese and is automatically headed by an archbishop while Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus, Youngstown, and Steubenville are just regular diocese and headed by a regular bishop. Cleveland and Columbus have both had people who were made into archbishops in their own right.
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Level 39
Apr 24, 2021
Doge? Hahahaah
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Level 66
Apr 24, 2021
Khagan should be accepted
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Level 58
Apr 24, 2021
Viceroy wasnt specific to spainish colonies as the term along with governer was used by most european colonial powers.

Chancellor in germany was used between ww1 and ww2 as well as afterwards. It would make more sense to say german republic rather than modern germany

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Level 26
May 22, 2022
coulda sworn the bri'ish put viceroys in india
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Level 68
Apr 25, 2021
Russia didn't have tsars after 1721, when Peter the Great renamed it into "Emperor of All Russia". Tsars were only the leader 1547-1721, after which it was "emperor". See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar.
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Level 81
Apr 26, 2021
Your answer for Mongolia stopped being current in the early 17th century - you might want to acknowledge that it's a historic question, as you do for e.g. Iran, Japan.
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Level 46
Apr 26, 2021
cool quiz
+3
Level 50
Apr 28, 2021
Great quiz. Just missing one very important leader name. Supreme leader (Kim jong-un) LOL
+1
Level 26
May 22, 2022
xi jingping
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Level 72
Oct 18, 2023
Iran's current leader is also called "Supreme Leader". Was hoping to see it, wasn't aware that Kim had the same title but I've certainly heard him being called that before. I always thought it was sarcastic.
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Level 67
Jun 5, 2021
Fun quiz
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Level 85
Jul 28, 2021
Russian leaders after Peter the Great were emperors, not Tsars.
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Level 82
Oct 14, 2021
Tsar was still used to refer to Russian emperors until 1917.
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Level 25
Dec 19, 2021
DOGE
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Level 67
Feb 2, 2022
Fun quiz. I kept putting "metropolitan" instead of patriarch! Now I have to look that one up.
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Level 62
Mar 3, 2022
Shouldn't Triumvir be accepted for the leader of Roman Republic?
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Level 66
Jun 8, 2024
No. There were only six triumvirs, all during the first century B.C., as the Republic was collapsing. In each case, their power was more in the form of influence and resources than formal political office (Most were senators, but as far as I remember, only Julius Caesar held the highest office of consul). The consular office went back to the formation of the republic and was the highest recognized elected office, except in times of crisis when a dictator may be chosen.
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Level 64
Mar 16, 2022
I forgot how to spell Fuhrer and even tried H*tler in desperation
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Level 35
Apr 13, 2022
Why "United States" specifically ? Again americans want the world to revolve around them
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Level 65
Sep 4, 2023
JetPunk is based in America, so America-centrism is inevtiable
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Level 71
Sep 5, 2023
Is there a better suggestion? It's true that lots of countries have Presidents, many of them you could describe as the "leader" (and some of them, not); is there a wording that can concisely describe what these countries necessarily have in common that excludes other countries? Or do you just mean, you wish a different country had been chosen for the answer "President"?
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Level 52
Oct 14, 2023
If you don’t want an American centric quiz go take a quiz on a non American website made by a non American.
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Level 30
Jan 27, 2024
There were loads of countries on this quiz, not just America. Sure, there are other countries whose leaders use the term 'president' but the same is true for some of a few of the other words here as well.
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Level 34
Apr 14, 2022
You could also add Caliph.
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Level 67
Oct 25, 2022
TBH, russian rulers from 1722 to 1918 was emperors either
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Level 39
Jan 8, 2023
I kept putting the first "r" in "Führer" before the "H". Very annoying but only myself to blame.
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Level 56
Mar 6, 2023
what is the difference between prince and duke?
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Level 44
Apr 14, 2023
Wow. 3 months ago, i took this, i got SEVEN, missed PHARAOH, today got all of them, you are lying if you say that Jetpunk doesn't make you smarter. THANK YOU JETPUNK
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Level 54
Jun 13, 2023
Why are some of these answer in german, like Fuhrer, which just means leader, but i can't type the german spelling for chancellor?
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Level ∞
Sep 4, 2023
This quiz is in English.
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Level 52
Sep 5, 2023
I know, but Kanzler also should be accepted.
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Level 49
Sep 8, 2023
Or you can make a German-language equivalent of the quiz, where 'Kanzler' would be accepted.
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Level 77
Feb 25, 2024
Because "Fuhrer" was the word used in English for that specific office.
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Level 52
Jul 27, 2023
Germany: Kanzler, not Chancellor.
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Level 63
Sep 4, 2023
I wonder what is the reason for the quiz update? Pure curiosity
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Level 82
Sep 5, 2023
based on other comments it seems that "viceroy" used to be on here
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Level 77
Sep 4, 2023
Make another one of these quizzes
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Level 65
Sep 5, 2023
I wrote archbishop but not bishop... :(
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Level 61
Sep 7, 2023
Strange that for one category, the answer is Kaiser (German for emperor) while emperor isn't accepted, while for another, the desired answer is chancellor and the German translation Kanzler isn't even accepted. Personally, I think Kaiser shouldn't even be the answer at all - on English Wikipedia, Kaiser Wilhelm is referred to as "Wilhelm II, German Emperor".
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Level 77
Feb 25, 2024
But "Kaiser" is still the word that was used in English for that specific position.
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Level 38
Oct 17, 2023
I tried "skipper" instead of "captain". Somehow I still don't get the difference between a boat and a ship.
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Level 65
Nov 9, 2023
Technically a parliamentary nation has a leader that’s not the head of the government, which you arguably call “prime minister” (that’s not always the case). Italy(parliamentary republic) for example has the Presidente della Repubblica, who is the guarantor of the constitution, and the UK(parliamentary monarchy) has the Queen. Most of the time they don’t have actual power, they’re just the face of the country.
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Level 45
Apr 25, 2024
If "Kaiser" and "Führer" are correct, why not "Kanzler"?
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Level 45
May 10, 2024
How on earth is consul the lowest one lol
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Level 43
May 20, 2024
Please accept (Bundes)Kanzler