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I agree with that too. My point was that World War I did not begin because Austria and Germany with monarchies.
During the Wilhelm II's reign I did see movement to a more constitutional form of government where power was shifting away from the monarch and to the legislators.
: I disagree that there was no sign of
: democratization. It was coming slowly, but
: in Germany and even Russia there were
: movements toward a more constitutional form
: of monarchy which may (emphasize: MAY) have
: progressed given a few more years of peace.
: Even the Ottoman Empire was moving
: haltingly in a reformist direction.
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