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October 27th, 2006, 05:46 PM
Shot in the dark here, but could Bismarck lead a coup d'etat against the Kaiser :rolleyes:
David S Poepoe
October 28th, 2006, 04:36 PM
Probably not since the Kaiser is the commander-in-chief of the Army and its doubtful that Bismarck would be able to get total support within the Reichstag.
October 30th, 2006, 03:10 PM
And you'd have to change his personality completely. Bismarck and Wilhelm II (assuming you're talking about him) didn't like each other, but Bismarck was a firm monarchist... with republicans around, you can't even think of replcing an incompetent emperor. As many German monarchists thought in 1888: "Monarchy has to be strong enough to survive an incompetent monarch."
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