Louis should respond that the more they push, the less likely he will be to consider any relationship they support.
Louis has a perfect point. If Kiki and all the other women in royal circles are free to make their choices it is definitely not fair that he shall be forced to have a relationship (whatever kind) he does not want.
If every woman I had a pleasant evening with in my life suddenly would have claims on me… oh my Sultan Mehmed would have had less women than me.
So yes Kiki is just doing what gave her mother a black eye. Exactly the same thing. That the woman in case may be more amiable than the men does not matter at all. Kiki‘s justification is just plain wrong.
So yes, this woman now has a heart problem but blaming this on Louis and demanding he does something about it is simply gross.
There is a bigger game going on, the real thing is that LF Jr. is just pawn in the Romania Game of Thrones where the threat of a Hohenzollern Consort may be enough to change the rules of succession and allow for Margareta to ascend to the throne on her own.
Why would a Hungary that owns Transylvania and the strategic passes through the Carpathians instigate a war with Romania? At the time of the armistice ITTL, half of Romania was under central powers occupation and the Russians had just abandoned them due to the Communist takeover. The Hungarian army of this 1919 is not the disorganized mob of Bela Kun's Hungarian Soviet Republic and the Romanians are not the proxies of France and Britain in the fight against red revolution. I can't imagine any scenario that would result in Hungarian territorial loss to either Romania or Serbia who were both on the "losing side" of this timeline's armistice.Chapter Two Thousand Two Hundred Fifty-Eight
13th October 1973
Hungary has almost gone to war with them a dozen times over the last fifty years.
Indeed.Plus this is the 70s. Pacemakers are standard at that time. The whole thing in itself is blown totally out of proportion to start with.
I had to think hard on which Goethe quote you meant - I was like 'Kennst du daß Land doesn't seem appropriate, Margareta doesn't seem about to die so not Der Erlkönig... OHHHHHH, that quote'Summoning Louis to such a tribunal and actually blaming him, I am sorry I did not have a high opinion of Kiki making rational choices when emotionally involved but Suga and Elizabeth being part of such a thing?
The only correct thing for Louis would be to quote Goethe and leave the room if it would not be for the diplomatic consequences. And that makes this kabal massively worse than what happened to Kiki. It is blackmail of the worst kind, in a totally unnecessary matter and on the wrong person.
Actually in that case, why are they all so keen on Margareta getting the law changed? Better for Germany if the Hohenzollern cadets took over surely.The Romanian Constitution of 1923 which was in effect at the time of Michael's forced abdication stated that only males in the direct line of the Monarch could inherent the throne and if the King didn't have any sons the the throne goes to the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.
The issue is at least one of them, Kiki, knows she's messed up, especially with her body language at the end of the part there.Cause all those women are coming from a position of personal bias not knowing all details.
We are analysing from a step removed, the characters are not. Not to say I agree with them, just I understand it
I get the impression that Kiki didn't know what was planned until she got to London and had this solution dropped on her about 30 minutes before Louis did. She certainly didn't sound too happy to be there, or to be discussing a patient's case without said patient being there. Although it's fairly obvious that Margareta had shared that detail with the others, along with her displeasure that Louis Jr. has been avoiding her, I'm guessing Kiki was herself summoned to confirm the diagnosis.The issue is at least one of them, Kiki, knows she's messed up, especially with her body language at the end of the part there.
That was the original idea but then further research revealed what the demographics were and why that was unfeasible. The Hungarians wouldn't have been able to hang onto a province where they were a definite minority with a hostile nation comprised of the majority right next door.Wasn't it mentioned in one of the earlier threads that the Romania was asking Hunagry to give them Transylvania, but Hungary (predictably) told them to go pound sand? And that Romania actually didn't get Transylvania?
I'm getting some Prince Charles vibes here. He married late and a lot of people weren't happy he was unmarried for so long.LF Jr. is around 30 years old now and single and to some that just won't do.
Probably when he is in port he is being introduced to the daughters and granddaughters of his superior officers especially at every formal events that are held.
In the last timeline when Charlotte saw how he was with Nella and Nan thought that he should have a family of his own.
Another problem for LF Jr. is that he is basically the number one officer compared to his peers in the race for promotions and commands just based on his own record alone but add on to it his title and that gives him an even bigger leg up to his peers, the only b thing that is going to stop him from getting the top job is that the Reichstag may feel that an Imperial Prince shouldn't have that much real power and the Chancellor and Defense Minister are dropping hints right now to the OKM that LF Jr. career should be sidelined to another direction away from getting higher commands in the future.
But for right now for LF Jr. his life, his love, and his lady is the sea.
Give a sensible man a problem and they will boil it down to a simple solution.Borchardt only had one question; Is she hot?
As if that was all Louis should care about.