The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Join The Royal Forums Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-02-2015, 05:25 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New York, United States
Posts: 319
Public Approval Of The Hohenzollerns/Habsburgs

When the Hohenzollerns and Habsburgs were overthrown in Germany and Austria-Hungary in 1918, how unpopular were they? Were they unpopular just among the left wing, or were they unpopular among the general public? Basically: were they overthrown because they were broadly unpopular, or did an anti-monarchist movement (whether or not solely in the political elite) just seize the day and get rid of them?

Are there opinion polls or other evidence of their (un)popularity, such as vote tallies?


Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2015, 06:27 PM
JR76's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Posts: 2,225
Public approval of Hohenzollerns/Habsburgs

It's been said about the Weimar Republic that it was a republic populated by royalists but that must be a truth by modification since there was a very strong and vocal part of the population that must've been republican. On the other hand the local royal families like the Wittelsbachs enjoyed widespread support in their old kingdoms. In Bavaria the support was so strong that many felt a restoration was just a matter of time. When it comes to the Habsburgs, according to Wikipedia Otto von Habsburg was made an honorary citizen in 1603 municipalities between 1931-1938. At the same time it was said that he himself enjoyed widespread support but that people didn't want his mother and the rest of the extended family back. A Habsburg restoration was seen by many, including the Austrian Jews, as the only way to stop the Germans from annexing Austria.

Sent from my iPhone using The Royals Community mobile app

Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2016, 09:30 AM
Von Schlesian's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: York, United Kingdom
Posts: 491
There are certainly groups and parts of German and Austrian society where it would appear the monarchy is alive and well. They are not exactly clandestine, but rather private clubs and organisations where shameless approval and endorsement of the theory that constitutional monarchy would be an asset and positive influence in both countries. They aren't political parties or agitators, but rather gatherings of like-minded people.
I once attended one such gathering in Vienna where, despite the constitutional abolition of titles of nobility, those nobles present were addressed by their appropriate pre-republican courtesy titles.

These views are in some cases, too sensitive for publication in mainstream media, as they also appeal to various forms of extremism. But there are certainly German and Austrian monarchists who retain a quiet hope that they may one day see a restoration of one kind or another.
May she defend our laws, and ever give us cause, to sing with heart and voice, God save the Queen.
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Approval By Parliament For Marriage nascarlucy Royal Weddings General Discussion 44 03-28-2018 04:46 PM
Coats of Arms, Standards, Flags, Anthems, Hymns and Marches of the Hohenzollerns Warren The Royal House of Prussia and Princely House of Hohenzollern 27 12-06-2017 05:30 PM
Titles, Legal Status, Precedence and other related matters of the Hohenzollerns Julia The Royal House of Prussia and Princely House of Hohenzollern 41 12-29-2014 11:55 PM
Hitler, the Hohenzollerns and WWII BlenheimSpaniel The Royal House of Prussia and Princely House of Hohenzollern 11 12-17-2014 05:51 PM

Popular Tags
"chinese gordon" archie mountbatten-windsor aristocracy birthday celebration bonaparte bracelets british royal family ceremony christian ix clothes corruption crown prince hussein's future wife current events cypher dailyfail denmark discussão duchess of sussex duke of edinburgh duke of sussex earl of wessex extramarital affairs family search felipe vi future wife of prince hussein genealogy general news hamdan bin mohammed head of the house her children infanta cristina jack brooksbank juan carlos lady louise mountbatten-windsor letter lineage meghan markle member mohammed vi monarchism nelson mandela bay northampton osborn patronages prince aymeric prince harry prince nicholas prince of belgium prince peter princess princess beatrice princess benedikte princesses princess louise princess royal prince william public opinion qe2 queen elisabeth relationship royal rumania sarah ferguson soldier spain state visit surname tradition windy city wivies

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:09 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019
Jelsoft Enterprises