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  1. The invention of television or a succession of discoveries
    1. The discoveries that introduced the invention of television
    2. The birth of the term "television"
    3. From the mechanical television (1925-1931) to the electric television (1932-1945)
  2. Television in the footsteps of players like the radio
    1. The FCC and Congress: state control
    2. The networks: diffusion
    3. U.S. companies: financing
  3. Television and the American public
    1. Television proved to the Americans
    2. The placing of television sets on the market
    3. Programs
  4. Conclusion

The parliamentary system in the United Kingdom has evolved and perfected itself over time. Stability has prevailed in the Parliamentary system in the UK since the seventeenth century. There is a clear separation of powers in their system. But what we ask in this paper is: Who governs the United Kingdom? On the one hand, it seems that the monarchy rules the government but on the other hand, the evolution of their parliamentary system seems to give the Prime Minister power of the United Kingdom.

The United Kingdom is primarily a monarchy and has not changed their into a republican state. Their constitutional monarchy establishes a monarch as head of State. Therefore, this has resulted in an unavoidable or one cloud even say, an obligatory presence of the monarch in the governing of this state.

In today's parliament the monarch performs the following functions: The monarch appoints the Prime Minister
-During the state opening of the parliament, the monarch sets out the broad guidelines that the government follows during the following term
-The monarch is the only one who can decide on a dissolution of the National Assembly
-The monarch is governor and head of the Commonwealth

Therefore, the rules specified by the nature of the regime established in the UK gives the monarch power to be the head of State and government.

Transition: If in theory the monarch has 'the keys of the Government of the United Kingdom', in practice it has mainly a consultative and representative role that closely resembles the role of the German president.

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