uallllThen Kaiser Billy is damned lucky he hasn't had the Romanov experience. You can only clamp down on you population for so long, especially in the wake of a traumatic national event like WW1. And yes, Ludendorff was a useful scapegoat for the first couple of post-war years in KR lore, but by 1936?
1) Which makes no sense to me if this Germany is supposed to still function at all by the time the game starts. See previous point RE longevity of clamping down on a population. This is a Germany that is supposed to be nominally democratic, that should have meant a reduction in the Kaiser's power. If for no other reason than the people who have the power in the country since the Ludendorff days would want to neuter him as much as possible to shore up their own power.
2) That's fair, but is something that should have been rectified by the start date. But I accept that's nitpicky as hell.
Frankly, I just think there isn't enough debuffs for Germany in the early game for it to be remotely realistic. I'm not saying it should be Russia levels of "Things about to go to hell" but it should be a lot more shaky than it is, and Black Monday being a lot worse.
-edit- Also the "Women's Suffrage" focus is still broken in the German Tree, it's total RNG at best if it requires von Richthofen to lose that race.
You have to know, that at a good day the SPD would get 35% of the vote and on a really, reallly good day the leftliberals would get 10%
The majority of the Germans actually voted for partys, which preffered, that the Kaiser had the final word