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Re: ... Twenty-nine?
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In 1917, when Finland recovered its independence from Russia, there was the possibility for the country to become a monarchy and the chosen king was non-other than the Kaiser's brother-in-law, Pr. Friederich-Karl of Hesse-Kassel who was indeed elected king on October, 9th, 1918.
However, with WW 1 coming to an end with the german defeat, with the Kaiser and all german princes having to abdicate, Friederich-Karl position became unsustainable .
The Allied powers made it clear that they wouldn't accept or recognize F-K as king of Finland and he renounced his throne on December 14th without having the chance to visit the country that had chosen him for king.
So Finland was an independent kingdom, with an absent king, from October to December 1918.
Would Finland be on this list as it was ruled as a Duchy by the Czars of Russia? were there other throne/crown components within the Russian empire that might be added to this listing of "lost" thrones?
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