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The facts, that no current Iranic monarchy exists, no current Turkic monarchy exists and no current Slavic monarchy exists, are very sad, because every cultural sphere needs a monarchy. Restoring Iranic, Turkic and Slavic monarchies are far more important to me than restoring Germanic, Romance and Arab monarchies, because a lot of current Germanic monarchies, current Romance monarchies and current Arab monarchies exist.
While I would like the Hohenzollern monarchy of Germany to be restored, it's not very important to me, because Liechtenstein, which is a German-speaking country, remains a monarchy. German monarchists ought to support the Sovereign Prince of Liechtenstein. In addition, Denmark, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, which are culturally very close to Germany, remains monarchies. Kurdistan doesn't have to become a monarchy, if the Pahlavi monarchy is restored in Iran, because the Kurds are an Iranic people. Kurdish monarchists ought to support the restoration of the Pahlavi monarchy in Iran.
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Thank you for that contribution.

I think that the House of Meckenburg actually originated as a Slavic royal house. Niklot, the founder of the dynasty, was a chieftain of the Obotrites, a Slavic tribe, which lived in the vicinity of Mecklenburg.  Niklot died fighting against Heinrich der Lion, the Duke of old Saxony. However, Niklot's son Pribislav became a vassal of Duke Heinrich, and sometime in the late 1100s embraced Christianity. Just guessing, but I think that the people of Mecklenburg are probably of mixed Teutonic and Slavic descent. But Mecklenburg became thoroughly Germanized, and surely the House of Mecklenburg can be considered a German one.

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Thank you for that contribution.

I think that the House of Meckenburg actually originated as a Slavic royal house. Niklot, the founder of the dynasty, was a chieftain of the Obotrites, a Slavic tribe, which lived in the vicinity of Mecklenburg.  Niklot died fighting against Heinrich der Lion, the Duke of old Saxony. However, Niklot's son Pribislav became a vassal of Duke Heinrich, and sometime in the late 1100s embraced Christianity. Just guessing, but I think that the people of Meclenburg are probably of mixed Teutonic and Slavic descent. But Mecklenburg became thoroughly Germanized, and surely the House of Mecklenburg can be considered a German one. 

To me, the former monarchies, of which restoration is most important, are the Russian, Iranian and Turkish monarchies. The Russian monarchy, the Iranian monarchy and the Turkish monarchy are the three great monarchies of the East (excluding the Far East and the Arab world). I want a Tsar, who is descended from Rurik, to rule Russia, I want an Osmanoglu Sultan to rule Turkey and I want Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi, who is a prominent opponent of the Iranian ayatollah regime, to rule Iran.
You're right about the House of Mecklenburg being of Slavic origin, despite having ruled a German Land, while the Rurikids were a Scandinavian dynasty ruling a Slavic-speaking country (Russia), and the Holstein-Gottorp-Romanovs are descended from Rurik through King Valdemar I the Great of Denmark, whose mother was a Rurikid princess.
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Monarchism in Russia: Russia is unique concerning monarchism, because a significant monarchist current exists in Russia, despite Russia lacking a popular claimant to the throne. According to reliable opinion polls, 28 % of the Russians support restoration of the monarchy, but only 6 % of the Russians support a claimant to the throne. Monarchism is more widespread among young Russians than among older Russians, because Soviet nostalgia remains widespread among older Russians. 37 % of the young Russians support restoration of the monarchy. Some prominent supporters of Putin are monarchists, including Sergey Aksyonov, the governor of Crimea, and monarchism is widespread among the Russian Orthodox clergy.
The best option for restoration of the Russian monarchy is a Romanov marrying a daughter of Putin.

Monarchism in Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey, is promoting Ottoman nostalgia, but he isn't a monarchist. Monarchism is insignificant in Turkey, despite Ottoman nostalgia being widespread in Turkey. Ottoman nostalgia in Turkey is about supporting political Islam rather than about supporting restoration of the Osmanoglu monarchy. But Erdogan has treated the Osmanoglus better, than previous governments of the Republic of Turkey have done. Erdogan granted Ertugrul Osmanoglu, the then head of the Osmanoglu dynasty, Turkish citizenship in 2004, and Erdogan ordered the evacuation of Dündar Osmanoglu, the current head of the Osmanoglu, from Syria to Turkey in 2017.

Monarchism in Iran: Monarchism is very strong among the Iranian dissidents. Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi is a prominent opponent of the Iranian ayatollah regime, and he is able to unite the Iranian opposition. Reza Pahlavi supports the introduction of secular democracy in Iran, and he wants a referendum to be held in Iran after the overthrow of the ayatollah regime, in which the Iranians must choose between a constitutional monarchy and a republic.



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since you say that every culture should have a monarchy(i agree, but i would like all of the to be restored) then there should also be the restoration of a uralic monarchy. and a baltic. and greece and albania as well as israel, just to mention a few.
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since you say that every culture should have a monarchy(i agree, but i would like all of the to be restored) then there should also be the restoration of a uralic monarchy. and a baltic. and greece and albania as well as israel, just to mention a few.

No Iranic, Turkic and Slavic monarchies currently existing is especially sad, because the Iranic, Turkic and Slavic cultures have impressive traditions of monarchy. I don't consider the Uralic, Baltic and Albanian nations distinct cultural spheres. I consider those nations parts of the eastern European cultural sphere along with the Slavic nations. I would like the Habsburg monarchy to be restored in Hungary. Hungary is an Uralic country. The Habsburgs ought to have been restored to the throne of Hungary after World War I, while Austria ought to have been allowed to join Germany after World War I. I would like the Zogu monarchy of Albania to be restored, but Leka II is the last living descendant of King Zog, and he is childless. If Leka II dies childless, I will support an Osmanoglu being elected King of Albania. 
A King of Israel must be a descendant of the House of David for religious reasons.
The lack of a current native American monarchy is also sad. I would like a descendant of the Aztec kings to be elected Emperor of Mexico, and I would like descendants of the Inca kings to be elected kings of Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.
I want China to remain a republic, because restoring a deposed dynasty is at odds with Chinese tradition, and establishing a new monarchy from scratch makes no sense today.
I would like the Nepalese monarchy, which was the last Hindu monarchy in the world, to be restored. 
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The fate of the Iranic, Turkic and Slavic-speaking monarchies, which existed in 1914:

Slavic-speaking monarchies:
Russia: Abolished by the Russian Revolution in 1917.
Montenegro: Annexed by Serbia in 1918.
Serbia/Yugoslavia: Abolished by the Communist regime in 1945.
Bulgaria: Abolished by the Communist regime in 1946.

Turkic monarchies:
Turkey/Ottoman Empire: Abolished in 1922 by Atatürk.
Khiva: Annexed by Soviet Russia in 1920.
Bukhara: Annexed by Soviet Russia in 1920.

Iranic monarchies:
Afghanistan: The last king of Afghanistan, Zahir Shah was deposed by his cousin Daud Khan in 1973. Daud Khan proclaimed Afghanistan a republic and Daud Khan became the first president of Afghanistan. Daud Khan was killed during a Communist coup in 1978. The Communist coup of 1978 ended the rule of the Afghan royal family.
Iran: Abolished in 1979 by the Iranian Islamic Revolution. 

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In addition to the khanates (emirates) of Khiva and Bukhara, there was also the khanate of Kokand. All 3 were based mainly in what is now Uzbekistan. But Kokand was annexed to Russia in 1876, so it didn't last as long as Khiva and Bukhara.

Originally, all 3 khanates were ruled by descendants of Genghis Khan. But at some point in its later history, the ruling family of Bukhara was supplanted by a subordinate family, which didn't have a known descent from Genghis Khan. The new Bukharan ruling family based its claim to rule on Islamic principles, and they replaced the title of 'khan' with that of 'emir'. They continued to rule until the Russian annexation in 1920.

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In addition to the khanates (emirates) of Khiva and Bukhara, there was also the khanate of Kokand. All 3 were based mainly in what is now Uzbekistan. But Kokand was annexed to Russia in 1876, so it didn't last as long as Khiva and Bukhara.

Originally, all 3 khanates were ruled by descendants of Genghis Khan. But at some point in its later history, the ruling family of Bukhara was supplanted by a subordinate family, which didn't have a known descent from Genghis Khan. The new Bukharan ruling family based its claim to rule on Islamic principles, and they replaced the title of 'khan' with that of 'emir'. They continued to rule until the Russian annexation in 1920.

Nursultan Nazarbayev, the dictator of Kazakhstan, is a descendant of Genghis Khan. 
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