How much power did Kaiser Wilhelm II have over the German Empire’s day to day function and military?

pugsville

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Oct 2010
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Pugsville, did you forget to write the last part of your sentence here?
NO, "You no longer have the support of army" is German army speak that they expect the Chancellor to resign, or the Monarch to abdicate. The Kaiser abidication was promoted by the Army, throwing teh Kaiser under the bus to save the Army.

Also, are you suggesting that H & L would have launched a coup against the Kaiser had he tried to fire one or both of them?
They would have just ignored him. They were running the Empire. Kaiser was a figurehead without effective power. They would have told him " You no longer have the support of the army" and expect him to Abdicate.

They were already in power much more so than the Kaiser.
There was no need for a coup it had already happened.
The Army was much more respected and powerful within German society than the monarchy.
And the Army was in pretty much absolute control of the Empire's governance.

Just who could the Kaiser call upon to act?

*Better, not fetter.

Anyway, though, Yes, you certainly appear to be correct here.
No fetter is the word.

fetter
/ˈfɛtə/

noun
noun: fetter; plural noun: fetters

a chain or manacle used to restrain a prisoner, typically placed around the ankles.
"he lay bound with fetters of iron"

verb
verb: fetter; 3rd person present: fetters; past tense: fettered; past participle: fettered; gerund or present participle: fettering

restrain with chains or manacles, typically around the ankles.
"the Supervisor tossed a key to the old slave to unlock the chain that fettered the prisoners together"
 
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