The Reign of a Ruler

Dec 2018
In a land mass with less than 700 square miles and with a population less than many U.S cities a ruler is having difficulty keeping its subjects in line. Now to think such a Ruler is a Ruler worthy to receive any recommendations to other places is absurd. Not only is there problems in real places with real aspects towards life, such as Church but with such Rulers being unable to tend to the local problems, even within the local Churches, how can such a Ruler be held in any honor or esteem?