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Restored monarchy gains young Germansí support
TheLocal.de ^ | 25 Apr 13 17:32 CET | (The Local/jcw)

Posted on 04/26/2013 11:17:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai

One in five Germans would like to see the monarchy restored, according to a survey released on Thursday. Young Germans were even keener on replacing the president with a new Kaiser. …

Despite swelling support among the young, most Germans still oppose the idea. 51 percent of all respondents said that having a king or queen would cost too much money. Sixty nine percent said they were completely against the idea. …

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: holyromanempire; kaiser; monarchy; reich

1 posted on 04/26/2013 11:17:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Wow. Really? No one teaches history any more do they.


2 posted on 04/26/2013 11:32:44 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Mind!)
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To: Olog-hai

Yeah, that’s what the world needs: another generation of fired-up Germans.


3 posted on 04/26/2013 11:51:33 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: vpintheak
Well they should

What was lost has been restored.

4 posted on 04/27/2013 12:45:16 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (RIP Chrissie Amphlett.)
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To: Olog-hai

Anyone remember what was said by George III following the American Revolution? He stated: “ The world has been turned upside-down.” He was talking about the “ancien regime” with monarchs supported by the elites, who were all supported by the labors of the peasants. Some have been working for the restoration of that particular order eversince.


5 posted on 04/27/2013 2:41:24 AM PDT by David Isaac
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To: Olog-hai
They want this back?


6 posted on 04/27/2013 3:28:38 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Oztrich Boy

This makes me smile. I very much want to see the return of the Hohenzollerns.


7 posted on 04/27/2013 3:35:29 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: David Isaac

If the Germans had kept the Kaiser, there would be no Hitler.


8 posted on 04/27/2013 3:36:07 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: David Isaac

Which costs Americans more - the Queen or the current consort to King Obama?


9 posted on 04/27/2013 3:36:58 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: JCBreckenridge

When the Nazis took power, they absolutely forbade the exiled Kaiser to return to Germany & he died in exile in a house provided by his friend, Queen Wilhelmina of Holland.

Kaiser Bill respected Dutch neutrality in WWI. When he died, the occupying Germans placed a guard of honor around the Doorn house. Hitler ordered it immediately withdrawn.

Crown Prince Ruprecht remained a popular choice for monarch well after WWII. Where are his descendants?


10 posted on 04/27/2013 4:40:58 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: tumblindice

“Yeah, that’s what the world needs: another generation of fired-up Germans”

If it kicks Islam out of Europe then that is exactly what the West needs.


11 posted on 04/27/2013 4:53:48 AM PDT by Reaganez
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To: Reaganez
If it kicks Islam out of Europe then that is exactly what the West needs.

Well the ones they kick out can't come here. America already has too many ragheads as it is.

12 posted on 04/27/2013 4:57:12 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Olog-hai

Heil dir im Siegerkranz!


13 posted on 04/27/2013 4:58:32 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: JCBreckenridge; annalex
Ping to your Monarchy List Annalex.

We sure could use some right now.

14 posted on 04/27/2013 4:59:12 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Sirius Lee

I object to the term “ragheads” as it reflects poorly on Sikhs, who I like quite well.

Regarding the Middle Eastern types who the term is presumably directed at, see tagline.


15 posted on 04/27/2013 5:15:06 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

So noted.


16 posted on 04/27/2013 5:32:39 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Olog-hai

My ancestors were poor, but extremely good looking. The men in my family regularly served as male versions of concubines to queens and princesses in Europe. In Germany, the female royalty called them “Der Gross Leibe Panzers”. The male aristocracy had several names for them that all roughly translate to “Randy Sons-Of-B**ches”. The men in my family all have the ability to dress while running from palace guards. We aren’t royalty, but we’ve been as close to royalty as you can get. Vive l’amour!


17 posted on 04/27/2013 6:06:51 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: elcid1970

Not sure, they are in a list somewhere which is being kept. My family were German emigre’s before the First War - never supported Hitler. Were appalled by how it all turned out under Weimar and very thankful they got out.


18 posted on 04/27/2013 6:56:01 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: JCBreckenridge; elcid1970
The current head of the House of Hohenzollern, and pretender to the throne, is Georg Friedrich Ferdinand, Prinz von Preußen, great-grandson of Kaiser Bill.
19 posted on 04/27/2013 8:11:05 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Olog-hai; KC_Lion; La Lydia; Mrs. Don-o; PJammers; sinsofsolarempirefan
One in five Germans would like to see the monarchy restored

...and 4 out of 5 don't have a clue of the horrific lesson Germany received in the 20'th century. It must be the compulsory state-run education doing its numbing work.

20 posted on 04/27/2013 10:32:44 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: JCBreckenridge
If the Germans had kept the Kaiser, there would be no Hitler.

Exactly. And possibly no Lenin.

21 posted on 04/27/2013 10:34:48 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex; JCBreckenridge
Exactly. And possibly no Lenin.

Well, we can't have that now can we!? ;) After all, what are Progressives Progressing too!?

Communism!

That is why they were so active in Post-Kaiser Germany.

22 posted on 04/27/2013 10:39:38 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: FreedomPoster

It’s a good thing that the Khalistanis (Punjab separatists) don’t represent all Sikhs by far, as well.


23 posted on 04/27/2013 10:45:09 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: JCBreckenridge

We fought against the Second Reich in WWI, led by the last Kaiser, who abdicated. No reason to conclude that the absence of a Kaiser was a cause for the war that followed.


24 posted on 04/27/2013 10:48:32 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
In 1786, at the time of Shays' Rebellion in Massachusetts, the President of the Confederation Congress was one Nathaniel Gorham, later one of the Massachusetts delegates to the Consitutional Convention. Worried that the rebellion might spread to other states, he wrote to Prince Henry of Hohenzollern (a younger brother of Frederick the Great, who had recently died, but the Prussian throne had gone to the son of a deceased older brother of Henry's), asking if he would be willing to be King of America. Henry's mother was a daughter of King George I of Great Britain.

Obviously nothing came of that.

25 posted on 04/27/2013 11:58:02 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: annalex

Uh, wasn’t Kaiser Wilhelm the crazy warmongering Kaiser who plunged Germany into a losing war due to his reckless foreign policy and obsession with pursuing an arms race with the Royal Navy?


26 posted on 04/27/2013 11:59:28 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Uh, no.

Read less comic books.


27 posted on 04/27/2013 1:02:48 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
Austria was the first country to declare war and dragged Germany in after them.

After a 19-year-old terrorist killed the heir to the Austrian throne, the Austrian went after Serbia, the source of the weapons (although the Serbian government as such wasn't guilty of sending the weapons into Bosnia).

After 19 Al Qaeda terrorists attacked the US, George W. Bush went after Afghanistan, the Al Qaeda sanctuary, although the Afghan government as such had not caused 9/11.

After a 19-year-old Chechen terrorist and his older brother pulled off a terrorist attack in Boston, there is no likelihood that the current administration will take any steps against the people who aided the terrorists.

28 posted on 04/27/2013 1:20:41 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus
19...19...19...

I need to ask Calypso Louie what it all means...he is an expert on the number 19.

29 posted on 04/27/2013 1:22:39 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: vpintheak

Really? They want a bunch of inbred cretins like Hohezollerns back?


30 posted on 04/27/2013 1:30:58 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: annalex

Uh, yeah, its pretty well known that Wilhelm II ditched Bismark and his cautious foreign policy in pursuit of a reckless attempt to emulate the Royal Navy (Britain was very cagey about its Naval Supremacy, otherwise it would have been a natural German ally). He also gave Austria carte blanche to do what he liked to Serbia, when an otherwise more moderate response might have been attempted.


31 posted on 04/27/2013 2:07:30 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

It was natural for any great power to pursue parity on the high seas. In the handling of the Sarajevo crisis Germany was in the right, or at least perceived itself to be in the right. The Keiser, of course, shares the responsibility along with other great powers of the time, but there was nothing war-mongering or crazy about seeking justice to be rendered to what we today call “terrorists”.


32 posted on 04/27/2013 2:24:40 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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