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Monarchism has been insignificant in Germany since the end of World War II (except in Bavaria).
Restoration of the Hohenzollern monarchy in Germany is extremely unlikely. The primary goal of German monarchists ought to be amending the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany in order to allow the German Länder to restore their monarchies.
I want the following dynasties to rule the German Länder:
Schleswig-Holstein: The grand ducal dynasty of Oldenburg.
Saxony-Anhalt: The ducal dynasty of Anhalt.
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: The grand ducal dynasty of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Brandenburg and Berlin: The Hohenzollern dynasty.
Saxony: The royal dynasty of Saxony.
Lower Saxony: The royal dynasty of Hanover.
Hesse: The grand ducal dynasty of Hesse.
Bavaria: The royal dynasty of Bavaria.
Baden-Württemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Thuringia, Hamburg and Bremen ought to remain republics.
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württemberg was a kingdom so i see no sence in letting it remain a republic.
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The Grand Duchy of Oldenburg is currently part of the Land of Lower Saxony. Most of Lower Saxony was part of the Kingdom of Hanover. The grand ducal dynasty of Oldenburg is a cadet branch of the Oldenburg dynasty, the royal dynasty of Denmark, which ruled Schleswig-Holstein until 1864. That's why I propose electing the head of the grand ducal family of Oldenburg Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, while the head of the royal dynasty of Hanover shall be elected King of Lower Saxony.
Most of Saxony-Anhalt was part of Prussia before the abolition of the German monarchy, but I propose electing the head of the ducal dynasty of Anhalt Duke of Saxony-Anhalt, because the ducal dynasty of Anhalt is solely connected to Saxony-Anhalt, unlike the Hohenzollerns.
Baden-Württemberg consists of the former Kingdom of Württemberg and the former Grand Duchy of Baden.


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Monarchism has been insignificant in Germany since the end of World War II (except in Bavaria).
Restoration of the Hohenzollern monarchy in Germany is extremely unlikely. The primary goal of German monarchists ought to be amending the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany in order to allow the German Länder to restore their monarchies.
I want the following dynasties to rule the German Länder:
Schleswig-Holstein: The grand ducal dynasty of Oldenburg.
Saxony-Anhalt: The ducal dynasty of Anhalt.
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: The grand ducal dynasty of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Brandenburg and Berlin: The Hohenzollern dynasty.
Saxony: The royal dynasty of Saxony.
Lower Saxony: The royal dynasty of Hanover.
Hesse: The grand ducal dynasty of Hesse.
Bavaria: The royal dynasty of Bavaria.
Baden-Württemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Thuringia, Hamburg and Bremen ought to remain republics.


Thank you for this overview of the former German monarchies.

As set forth above, the German bundeslander (provinces) of Anhalt, Mecklenburg, Brandenburg, Saxony, Neidersachsen (Lower Sachsen), Hesse, and Bavaria all have their own native royal or ducal  families. And as Bator stated, Wurttemberg also has a native royal family. (I'd retain the present provincial borders for Baden-Wurttemberg, and make Baden a subordinate duchy within Wurttemberg).  The grand ducal line of Hesse actually died out in 1968, but their claims were inherited by the electoral line of Hesse, which still persists.

Schleswig-Holstein also has its own native ducal House of Glucksburg, which is senior within the Oldenburg dynasty to the grand ducal House of Oldenburg, so I'd retain that house for Schleswig-Holstein. Perhaps the grand ducal House of Oldenburg could be a subordinate duchy within Hannoverian Neidersachsen.

There's no need for Thuringia to remain a republic. Thuringia, I believe, is composed of the old Ernestine Saxon duchies, three of which are still extant. The senior one (Saxe-Weimar & Eisenach, the senior lineage of the Wettin dynasty) has now only 2 middleaged males with no male heirs, and so is probably fated to become extinct at some future point. But Saxe-Meiningen and Saxe- Coburg & Gotha are possible pretenders for a Thuringian native royal family.

Rhineland-Palatinate was once approximate to the Electoral Palatinate, which was a Wittelsbach domain, so perhaps could go to a cadet branch of that family. I belive that the present titular Wittelsbach Bavarian royal line descends from the original Wittelsbach Electoral Palatinate line.





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I agree ideally there should be a focus on the individual German states by German monarchists rather than a national focus, but the problem is German monarchists are likely to be so few in number its probably impossible for them to have a strong regional focus. 

I've visited the former Mecklenburg-Strelitz a number of times and there definitely is an interest in its royal heritage. If you walk round the former capital Neustrelitz there are streets named after members of the Grand Ducal Family, the city restored the royal title (Residenzstadt/City of Residence) a few years ago and there is also a campaign to rebuild, in at least part, the Neustrelitz Palace. There is also investment in restoring the other former royal Palace's and the Grand Ducal Family's burial crypt. 

If there was a serious poll conducted who knows what peoples views would be regarding a possible restoration in Germany or individual states. Even using the former reigning houses as sort of status as semi-official ambassadors (a bit like as in Montenegro) would be a good start.

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I agree ideally there should be a focus on the individual German states by German monarchists rather than a national focus, but the problem is German monarchists are likely to be so few in number its probably impossible for them to have a strong regional focus. 

I've visited the former Mecklenburg-Strelitz a number of times and there definitely is an interest in its royal heritage. If you walk round the former capital Neustrelitz there are streets named after members of the Grand Ducal Family, the city restored the royal title (Residenzstadt/City of Residence) a few years ago and there is also a campaign to rebuild, in at least part, the Neustrelitz Palace. There is also investment in restoring the other former royal Palace's and the Grand Ducal Family's burial crypt. 

If there was a serious poll conducted who knows what peoples views would be regarding a possible restoration in Germany or individual states. Even using the former reigning houses as sort of status as semi-official ambassadors (a bit like as in Montenegro) would be a good start.

The Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany bans the Länder of Germany from being monarchies. I want the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany to be amended in order to allow the Länder of the Federal Republic of Germany to be monarchies.
The former reigning houses of Germany have retained a lot of castles and land, unlike the former reigning houses of Russia, Austria, Italy and Turkey, and titles of nobility are recognized as part of the legal name in Germany.
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