Populations of Berlin & Paris in a German WW1 Victory

Exactly as the title says. Would a German victory in WW1 (let's say between 1916 and 1919) have any effect on the population dynamics of Paris and Berlin? Would Berlin be a bigger city than Paris by the modern day (IOTL, the greater Paris area's population outnumbers greater Berlin's by a margin of 2 to 1)?

Let's assume that France, while seething in its revanchism, never musters the strength or allies to start a Second Great War against Germany (at least, not one as large-scale and devastating as the Second World War in our timeline). Even without the destructive potential an eventual second war could have, would instability and recession in France in the 1920s and 30s, coupled with an economic and national revival in Imperial Germany, be enough to tip the scales of population in Berlin's favor?
Absolutely. Nevermind avoiding being bombed to ashes or split for 40 years, the fact of the matter is, the bulk of German industry and population wouldn't have to be displaced to the west - Prussia, Silesia and Posen would remain huge population centres in the 20th century. Given time and deindustrialization, it's easy to imagine that there would be a large influx from workers from the east.

Also, assuming this Germany's borders are the same as 1914 (perhaps with an enlarged Alsace-Lorraine), its population would easily surpass 120 million people, compared to the 82 million it has today. Short of a major disaster, I don't see how the metropolitan area for its capital city remains smaller than France's.


Hard to tell. Paris is the capitol of unitary state but Berlin is the capitol of federal state/empire. So in Germany there other centers of commerce and culture in France the most is in Paris.