Prussia with it's militaristic would have been part of the Russian zone, so i doubt they would have accepted a monarch, but a socialist republic might have worked.
: Actually, the plan was not that ridiculous.
: The idea of a Rhineland buffer state between
: France and the German Reich was not original
: to the Archduchess, and would be considered
: by the victors of both World Wars. As for
: a minor on the throne, this was also a
: viable idea (at least in the world that was
: about to be swept away, although the lady
: can't be faulted for not knowing that the
: war would destroy the entire European order
: as it had existed for centuries). There is
: a clear benefit in a newly created state of
: having a king who is too young to be able to
: influence events, and especially if he is an
: orphan without parents to meddle. That way
: he would be a pure figurehead. Churchill
: and others actually favored something
: similar for Germany after the war; a
: constitutional monarchy with Kaiser
: Wilhelm's teenaged grandson Prince Wilhelm
: of Prussia as figurehead monarch.
: The reason the plan was a non-started was
: that neither the French nor German
: governments were open to any sort of
: compromise on that territory at that time.
: President Wilson might have supported the
: plan had it come to his attention.
: The plan was not cunning but rather
: moderate, and, unfortunately given how
: events actually played out, doomed.
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