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Re: The future extinction of the Saxe-Weimar line
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It is an anomaly among the German princes that the Ernestine branch of the House of Wettin has never fully adopted primogeniture. Instead the branch has allowed several princes to share sovereignty at the same time. Over the years the geographical divisions have varied tremendously. Nobody, I think, regrets that today we do not have dukes of Saxe-Coburg-Eisenach, Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Saxe-Eisenberg, Saxe-Hildburghausen, Saxe-Jena, Saxe-Marksuhl, or Saxe-Romhild. The divisions of land between the princes of the Ernestine branch have always been temporary. There is no reason why the divisions which existed in 1918 must be maintained forever. In fact, it is likely that in the future there will only be one Hauschef for the entire Ernestine branch. I can't see that this is problematic in any way.
Noel S. McFerran