AHC: Post WWI Habsburg Germany

That's pretty hard to achieve because if the Germans decided to reinstate the monarchy they would obviously go with the Hohenzollers. And if they should for whatever reason decide not to make the Hohenzollers Kaiser again, they would probably go with the Kings of Bavaria, Wurtemberg or Saxony.
 
That's pretty hard to achieve because if the Germans decided to reinstate the monarchy they would obviously go with the Hohenzollers. And if they should for whatever reason decide not to make the Hohenzollers Kaiser again, they would probably go with the Kings of Bavaria, Wurtemberg or Saxony.
Perhaps in a scenario where Hitler is overthrown and the monarchy restored after the Anschluss and the former Allies are incredibly against a Hohenzollern restoration for some reason?
 
After a short WWI with a CP victory, wait a generation and then have a marriage between a Hohenzollern princess and a Hapsburg prince, both low in the line of succession. Everyone senior dies in a series of disasters over a very short period, leading to the Hapsburgs becoming the German Kaiser.
 

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After a short WWI with a CP victory, wait a generation and then have a marriage between a Hohenzollern princess and a Hapsburg prince, both low in the line of succession. Everyone senior dies in a series of disasters over a very short period, leading to the Hapsburgs becoming the German Kaiser.
Kaiser Ralph?
 
CPs win Great War in 1918. Revolutons anyway still occurs. Austria-Hungary is idssovled and Germany annexes German speaking regions and but Habsburgs are still monarchs of Austria. Then Spartacist revolt occur but much later than in OTL and almost all Hohenzollern males are killed. Southern German monarchies are anyway intact and Karl I von Habsburg declares himself as German Empire which includes Austria, Sudeteland, Bavaria, Baden, Württemberg, parts of Prussia, Saxony and most of Hesse.
 
German statehood based itself on excluding the Habsburg Monarchy and the Habsburg dynasty specifically; the Habsburgs saw themselves (and continue to see themselves, really[1]) as a supranational dynasty, not beholden to any one state or nation. The Kleindeutschland created by Bismarck essentially based itself on excluding non-Germans, non-Catholics, and anyone that could threaten the power of the Prussian Junker class that Bismarck was from. The German elite & people never saw the Habsburgs as anything particularly great, and indeed sought to paralyze the state by tying them to the Hungarian magnate class (and the fact that the Habsburg dynasty went along with this tells you how much they were interested in the illusion of their own power).

Post-WWI is essentially ASB. Neither Hitler (who saw all monarchies - and especially the Habsburgs - as effeminate and useless) or the Junker-dominated state that would likely have emerged if Hitler had failed to come to power would have restored the Habsburgs.

[1] https://royalcentral.co.uk/europe/a...ia-describes-brexit-as-a-reality-show-118548/
 
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