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The Hezekian Reaction (2020 - present), officially known as the Royalist Counterrevolution, by many of its supporters as the Glorious Restoration, and by its critics as the so-called Reactionary regime, refers to the reign of King Hezekiah III of Yisrael. His father, Yaakov II, was known as the "Quiet Monarch" and rarely involved himself in political and constitutional duties, to the effect that the President of Yisrael stepped in to fulfill some of the roles as a de facto co-head of state. Upon taking the throne, Hezekiah instituted a startling and unprecedented reclamation - accused by his opposition as an unlawful expansion - of royal powers and perogatives, some of which had been unused for over a century since the end of the absolute monarchy in the 1919 Revolution. The new King also declared the limits on royal powers passed in the 1952 Royal Reform Acts to be unconstitutional and null and void, precipitating a constitutional crisis.
- 1 Origins
- 2 Early reign
- 2.1 Implicit endorsement of Conservatives in the 2020 presidential election
- 2.2 Royalist Counterrevolution proclaimed
- 2.2.1 1952 limits declared unlawful
- 2.2.2 Anti-Royalist purge
- 2.2.3 Left-wing and anti-monarchy protests
- 2.2.4 Diplomatic tensions with the Messidor Union
- 2.2.5 Diplomatic tensions with Gran Aligonia
- 2.2.6 List of foreign support
- 3 See also
Upbringing by committed royalists
Time abroad with powerful foreign royalty
Late 2010s anti-monarchy trends in Gran Aligonia and Sydalon
2019 Kiso Pact talks
Implicit endorsement of Conservatives in the 2020 presidential election
During the first day of his reign, as part of his televised remarks to the nation, King Hezekiah urged Yisraelis to "vote for the political party whose very name shows it supports the restoration of a properly empowered and dignified monarchy [...] [t]here is only one presidential candidate and one party which stands unilaterally with me and the Holy Throne. Do your duty and give me national leaders who will restore our blessed Kingdom to heights yet to be seen..."
This was understood by everyone to be referring to Yitzchok Katz and the Royalist Conservative Party in the upcoming 2020 elections, only five days away at that point. After his speech, Katz's opposing presidential contenders, Reuven Goldschmidt of the United Center Bloc and Yosef Kaduri of the Left Bloc, vigorous decried the "royal meddling" and demanded the King retract his "blatant" endorsement. King Hezekiah said nothing more on the matter before Election Day, ignoring their protests.
Royalist Counterrevolution proclaimed
1952 limits declared unlawful
King's Minister position revived, filled by Prince Michoel
Prince Yehuda appointed as new YeMep chief
Cabinet, Knesset sackings
Left-wing and anti-monarchy protests
Diplomatic tensions with the Messidor Union
Diplomatic tensions with Gran Aligonia
List of foreign support
- Federation of Belfras: A spokesman for the Sovereign Prince Nicholaus confirmed in the days after the declaration of a Royalist Counterrevolution that the Sovereign Prince had a "long, healthy conversation" with HRM King Hezekiah and emphasized the support of the Belfrasian Federation to a "renewed, strong Monarchy of Yisrael" as "bulwalk against lawless republicanism" and a "key geopolitical ally."
- Latin Empire: A spokesperson from Imperial court announced that "the Emperor does not wish to comment on the internal politics of [Yisrael] at this time" but reiterated that stability in the western Periclean is "paramount".
- Lihnidosi Empire: The Imperial Palace released a statement in the week following the declaration of the Royalist Counterrevolution expressing the Basileia's support for the reclamation of royal powers. The Basileia's press secretary later stated that the monarch welcomed the "new era" of the Yisraeli monarchy and that the reclamation of royal powers in Yisrael was a reasonable response to "the continual diminishment of royal authority."
- Ngāti Onekawa-Nukanoa: Māori Kīngi Tama III Onekawa confirmed in a brief statement a show of support for the Royalist Counterrevolution in the days following its declaration. He made clear that this heralded a "new era in our long relationship" and that this "renewed and strengthened connections with a long-time ally of Ngāti Onekawa-Nukanoa".
- Noble Republic of Sante Reze: Houses have at various times called for the need for stability in the Republic's longstanding economic partners, supportive of the Counterrevolution on the grounds that any further upheaval could threaten the global economy. Cazique Venturini stated that "governments change and it is not our place to enforce any political will upon other peoples. [...] Our economic future is prized", and "we must do our best to ensure the highest prospects of both our Republic and our Yisraeli cousins."