What if Putin married a Romanov and restored the Monarchy?

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by Jiraiyathegallant, Sep 29, 2019.

  1. pattersonautobody Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2014
    Hand-waving away how it happens, it is not impossible. Neither is having a child impossible for a guy in his 60s.

    Presuming he does, in reality I do not see how this makes for a stable nation unless he rules like Castro into his 80s and his Romanaov wife herself is extremely astute, so that when Putin kicks the can mentally or physically, the son is old enough to be an able ruler. Then, presuming the son by his early 20s is fairly intelligent and gets some sort of string of luck, such as an economic boom of some sort, then a dynasty can become possible.

    For the world stage, this further isolates Russia. Monarchy is a thing of the past, a Tsar comeback is simply going to make people think Russia is going to be more aggressive and/or weird.

    Depending how the Russian people take the idea, here presuming good if a booming economy, Orthodoxy is a big winner. People with associate a "Return to our roots" as a reason for national success and Orthodoxy will be associated with this.

    Then, birth rates are a major factor. A Russia which continues to decline will by 2050 have a population less than Turkey-- and so being a Tsar to a people who are disappearing (or being absorbed by non-Russian minorities) will not mean too much soon and ironically would probably undercut the whole ideology behind a restored Tsar (a restored, successful Russia.)
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  2. DANGMQ Active Member

    May 21, 2019
  3. Minchandre Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2009
    The Garden State
  4. Johnrankins Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2007
  5. jerseyguy Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2017
    He was willing to give up being head of state for a while under Medvedev before he went back to being President again. Putin is pragmatic enough to live with an arrangement like that if he thinks he can benefit from it.
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  6. kasumigenx Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2009
  7. Anti-GrammarNazi Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2013
    Putin doesnt need to marry a Romanov to become Tsar, he can establish his own dynasty with some sort of referendum.

    Marrying a Romanov would hinder him.
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  8. CalBear Your Ursus arctos californicus Moderator Moderator Donor

    Oct 4, 2005
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  9. CalBear Your Ursus arctos californicus Moderator Moderator Donor

    Oct 4, 2005
    The youngest female of the truncated Romanov line I can find is Princess Alexis Mikhailovna Romanovskaya-Ilyinskaya b. 1994. Princess Lela Dmitrievna Romanov-Ilynsky who was born in 1986 appears to be the second youngest. Neither seem to be in the "right" branch of the family (at least accord to those who see themselves as BEING the right branch of the family)

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  10. Historian299 Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2019
    A lot of Soviets leaders were Russian nationalist, but paid lip service to the “Union of equals”

    Putin is continuing that tradition. The divergence is religion. But Putin came from a religious household growing up unlike his predecessors

    Communism is stupid. Putin knows this and the Russian people know this. When Putin praises the Soviet Union, he’s talking about it’s power and geopolitical influence
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  11. Raferty Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2017
    Putin is fundamentally a Soviet Nationalist who has coopted the popular aspects of Russian Nationalism. The monarchy isn't one of those, but rather appeals to a few fringe elements.

    I don't think dynasty matters much to him. His children are rich and comfortable but apolitical. It seems like Sergey Shoigu is the one being groomed for succession based on propaganda efforts and the balance of power. Then again, Medvedev is the ultimate political survivor, and is part of the more internationally respectable liberal faction of United Russia, and so he might have a shot.
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  12. darthfanta Offline

    Feb 15, 2015
    Or he could marry one of his daughters to one and run as Tywin Lannister.
  13. Dave Shoup Well-Known Member

    Sep 10, 2019
    Julie Andrews he's not...
  14. DANGMQ Active Member

    May 21, 2019
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    Aug 13, 2014