Otto von Habsburg becomes King of Spain in 1961

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by Zajir, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Zajir Well-Known Member

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    What if he accepted the offer, would he get owerthrown after Spain becomes a democracy, or would he keep his throne until his death?
     
  2. Lalli Well-Known Member

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    I can imagine very difficult succession question if von Habsburg takes throne. Carlist and Alfonsian branches hardly are very happy when Habsburg are again throne of Spain. And what people of Spain think about new Habsburg monarch?
     
  3. Wolfpaw Banned

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    A more serious anti-monarchism post-Franco. I don't see Otto being as uneasy with Francoism / pro-democracy as Juan Carlos proved to be.
     
  4. Zajir Well-Known Member

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    Otto von Habsburg was always a pro-european, I don't see him supporting a coup, which he knows will simply isolate Spain from the European Community.
     
  5. Herzen's love-child rootless cosmopolitan

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    A Habsburg on the throne of Spain? It's déjà vu all over again.:D
     
  6. Æsir Counter-Revolutionary Leftist

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    War of Spanish Succession, 1975-1978; Otónistas vs Juanistas edition? :p
     
  7. Southpaw Member

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    Would we see a Spanish-Austrian war for the old crown? :D
     
  8. Cook Real friends stab you in the front. Gone Fishin'

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