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Russian 06-30-2006 08:03 AM

German Restoration?
 
Excuse me, but I would like to know. What opportunities to restore the German Empire in the twenty first century ?

lucien 07-08-2006 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Russian
Excuse me, but I would like to know. What opportunities to restore the German Empire in the twenty first century ?

None.

I know,short answer,but there isn't that much more to add,except many germans have a penchant for Royalty,as long as it's foreign,(preferably dutch),but the majority of the germans do not wish to establish the Monarchie again.It just isn't an issue,at all.

Jo of Palatine 07-12-2006 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by lucien
None.

I know,short answer,but there isn't that much more to add,except many germans have a penchant for Royalty,as long as it's foreign,(preferably dutch),but the majority of the germans do not wish to establish the Monarchie again.It just isn't an issue,at all.

And the question is: which house to select? I never think for a moment the Bavarians could ever agree to the Hohenzollern as their Royal family. While the Prussians would not accept the Wittelsbachs. And view it from this side: otto von Habsburg has been a very well respected politician who was voted into the European Parliament. The Fuerst Hohenlohe-Öhringen is a democratic representative of his former princedom at its "Kreistag" - the regional parliament. The father of the princess of Thurn and Taxis, Count Joachim Schoenburg-Glauchau, was a member of the Federal parliament of Germany for the Glauchau-area. So if there is a political interest with one of the former reigning families, voters are quite willing to give them the chance to actively do something for their former subjects in our democracy. While the local nobility is well received if they perform public duties. Eg hosting historical festivals, like the Fuerst Oettingen-Wallerstein will do next weekend at his Harburg Castle - if you ever wanted to have a medieval dinner with the Fuerst, his wife and the hereditary princely couple: just do it there. It's not that expensive and the Wallersteins will dress up accordingly...

Here's a pic of the Fuerst and the Fuerstin on entering their castle. They even used to rent out historical clothes from their great collection if you booked for the dinner but I'm not sure if they still do.
http://www.fuerst-wallerstein.de/harburg/zoom/zoom1.htm

Russian 07-24-2006 07:54 PM

Excuse me, but I am surprised, that Germany has few chances for restoration of the German Empire. Unless Germany does not remember nice times of the German empire under authority of Prussian kings? As it is a pity, that such nice German Empire has stopped the existence after 1918. It is very insulting, that Imperial Russia was at war against Imperial Germany in the union with republican France and liberal England. To think only, three Greatest the Russian, German and Austrian Empires have burned down on fire of the First world war!

chaz 09-07-2008 07:48 AM

Dear Russian: Just read the history between 1918 and 1945 and perhaps you will see why very few would want another Reich. chaz

MBGGfvB 09-07-2008 08:24 PM

Maybe
 
I've seen some web sites by interested people in Germany that are interested in restoring the Monarchy. Generally under a Constitutional Monarchy type of model. Don't know if there's a renewed sentiment for this or whether just more 'traffic' on the WWW.

Jo of Palatine 09-08-2008 05:19 AM

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Originally Posted by MBGGfvB (Post 820406)
I've seen some web sites by interested people in Germany that are interested in restoring the Monarchy. Generally under a Constitutional Monarchy type of model. Don't know if there's a renewed sentiment for this or whether just more 'traffic' on the WWW.

It's definately no topic here in Germany. :flowers:

Avicenna 09-08-2008 06:18 AM

The last time this was a topic was back in 1932 when the Reich President was to be elected. Hindenburg, 84 years old, was running for the office. His most important rival candidates being the communist Ernst Thälmann and the national socialist Adolf Hitler. Since Hindenburg could not obtain the absolute majority a second ballot had to be carried out. Last minute a small group of conservatives tried to set up the former crown prince Wilhelm as candidate for the second ballot (April 10). It was hoped that Hindenburg as well as Hitler would renounce. Historian Professor Stribrny has well documented the whole affair (Stribny Wolfgang: Der Versuch einer Kandidatur des Kronprinzen Wilhelm bei der Reichspräsidentenwahl 1932, page 199 pp.). Basically the crown prince agreed. However, he insisted to ask his father in Dorn for approval. A small delegation, which went immediatly to Doorn, could not convince or persuade the former Kaiser. It was a very clear and definite NO. The crown prince acted accordingly. Stribny believes that the crown prince was somehow glad over the outcome since he did not believe to succeed anyway. In particular he evidently doubted that Hindenburg would renounce.

MBGGfvB 09-08-2008 06:42 AM

Thought I'd provide the following websites for information... I don't live in Germany, although I visit relatives every year. So, don't have a 'pulse' on the pervasive sentiment on the restoration of a monarchy...

www.deutschemonarchie.de/

www.monarchisten.de

www.aufrechte-monarchisten.de

Jo of Palatine 09-08-2008 10:14 AM

Thank you for providing these links. Two of those sites are about the reestablishing of the monarchy with the Hohenzollern as Royal family, while the third is about the history of the monarchies in Germany. As I said before, that is the most important point: there are so many potential monarchs....

Here's a list of the former souverain states within the German boundaries and the Heads of the Houses till 1918: now choose your preferred family.. :flowers:

Deutsche Fürstenstaaten - DeutscheMonarchie.de

Avicenna 09-09-2008 11:22 AM

And here is another one: Untitled Document
(German)
and here is the english version: Untitled Document Please note though that the information on the German site is more complex, the English one is more of a summary.

MBGGfvB 09-09-2008 07:06 PM

I guess that even though there is some activity on the WWW, there really isn't much discussion in the mainstream German Media or tabloids magazines on the topic?

Avicenna 09-09-2008 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by MBGGfvB (Post 821352)
I guess that even though there is some activity on the WWW, there really isn't much discussion in the mainstream German Media or tabloids magazines on the topic?

None at all I am afraid :flowers:

MBGGfvB 09-09-2008 09:27 PM

Seems interesting though. When I visit, there are many magazines with articles on the other royals and nobility in Europe, which appear to have much circulation; but I guess not at 'home'. (?)

Royal historian 09-30-2008 03:12 PM

i wished that germany had never abolished the monarchy because hitler woul've never became the dictator he was

Jo of Palatine 10-01-2008 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Royal historian (Post 830653)
i wished that germany had never abolished the monarchy because hitler woul've never became the dictator he was

Well, shortly before Hitler actually was voted into office the Crown Prince of Prussia was asked to run for office as well and he would have wanted to, but his father, the still living (though exiled) emperor Wilhelm II. told him not to do it so the mighty conservatives in Germany sided with Hitler instead due to lack of a real alternative. So it was not for lack of occassion...

But I think most people don't understand why it is unthinkable that Germany restores the monarchy: because now we are one state with important federal elements. It is unthinkable that we could settle for one crowned Head of State and not reinstall all the other Royals into their regional place as well. And who could pay for that? And who would want that in today's time?

Plus we have had a very impressive list of Bundespraesidents (Presidents of the Federal Republic of Germany) till today - so many competent men and each brought something important to the political culture of our country and to the country as a whole. Sorry, but at the moment I don't see a German Royal who could offer similar virtues. :flowers:

Helen88 10-01-2008 07:45 PM

Jo, I agree! The German royals are mostly simply embarrasing (Gloria, Ferfried...)!

Royal historian 10-02-2008 11:46 PM

well yes i say there will have to live like normall people instead of thinking of themselves superior than others .still some german aristocrats marrying each other, it seems that there barred sommon people from their families .Yes gloria of thurn and taxi has became an embarassment what upset me the most was her comment toward the africans about aids and whos ferfried please can have more info

R_Bee 10-03-2008 02:04 AM

Royal historian-there is a thread just below this one about Prince Ferfried and his ex-wives that has all kinds of info in it. Anything you want to know will probably be there. :flowers:

fearghas 10-03-2008 02:37 AM

I disagree that all the german royals are an embarresmant. The Wurttembergs, Bavarians and Prince George Friderich von Prussian are still very esteemed today, including by politicians. The Furst of Shuamberg Lippe is very well respected by people in his area as are many of the others, including the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringens despite Ferfried. I agree that there is very little chance of re-establishing the German royal familes but never say never:biggrin:


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