Examine the Egyptian policy of hereditary rule. In what ways do you think that this system for transfer of power is beneficial? What problems do you see with this type of governmental process?
A hereditary rule is a form of government where the leadership is passed from one member of the ruling family to another member of the same family. The Egyptian policy of hereditary rule is vital since the leaders are raised to rule from birth and their education is based on the ruling qualities and how best to lead the country. Furthermore, the hereditary policy protects the dignity and the other stability aspects of prominent devotion and loyalty to the ruling family.
The problem with the hereditary policy is that it prevents citizens from exercising in decision-making procedures and choosing their head of State. Moreover, the worst problem of hereditary policy is when the successor parent may be physically or temperamentally incapable to rule the nation. Egyptian hereditary system encourages the continuity of concentration of power, wealth, and other significant government decision-making processes on one household and its proponents.