An Overview of 6,000 Years of History & Why America is Unique Who is the king in America? Before you answer, do you know what the most common form of government in world history? From the invention of writing around 3,300 BC, the world has mostly been ruled by kings. Though called by different names: Pharaohs, Chieftains, Emperors, Caesars, Sultans, Khans, Maharajas, Monarchs, and Dictators, they act the same. Power, like gravity, concentrates into the hand of one person, who rewards his friends and punishes his enemies. In Socialist and Communist countries, too, though professing equality, they inevitably end up being ruled by dictators. The King of England was the most powerful king the planet had seen. When Americans got the chance, they set up a government as far from a king as possible. They flipped it and put the people in charge. A "republic" is where the people are king, ruling through their representatives. The Constitution, in effect, is a collection of hurdles to prevent power from snapping back into the hands of a king. Where did founders get their idea of people ruling themselves? -England's Magna Carta; -Roman Republic; -Athenian Democracy; and ultimately, -Ancient Israel. Israel, during its initial 400 years out of Egypt, was the first well-recorded instance of a nation ruled without a king. Did this influence colonial pastors who founded New England? You will be surprised! What ingredients are needed for a nation to function without a king? Is the God of Bible an integral part? You will be amazed how history gives insights into what is happening today!