Realistic monarchical restorations which didn't happen in real life

Shtajerc

Ad Honorem
Jul 2014
6,566
Lower Styria, Slovenia
#18
After the end of the Cold War?
It certainly wasn't possible while the commies were in power. The time during and right after the Yugoslav Wars was packed with nationalism on all sides, new glorification of national history and tradition. The former kings were part of this too, although I doubt Milošević and similar figures would really aprove of it as it could take some influence and power from them. Not to say that at the very start of the war the Yugoslav People's Army was under the command of old communist generals, talking on TV how Germany (the old enemy) and the capitalist imperialistic West caused the Slovenes and Croats to rebel and would probably soon invade the country themselves. They would have no return of a monarchy. Also, while I'm sure any deposed monarch would want to return instantly to the position of king or whatever, they'd think twice once atrocities like Srebrenica would become public. Noone likes terrible things committed "for King and Country" when they're the king.
 
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Tulun

Ad Honorem
Nov 2010
3,769
Western Eurasia
#19
Doesn't count unless he follows Napoleon's path and declares himself Sultan.
Doesn't count because if he were a sultan, it wouldn't be an Ottoman state. He is not a member of the Ottoman family, and the OE was a dynastic state, as its name also shows. It was organized around the rule of a particular family, the Ottomans.
 
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Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
18,074
SoCal
#20
Doesn't count because if he were a sultan, it wouldn't be an Ottoman state. He is not a member of the Ottoman family, and the OE was a dynastic state, as its name also shows. It was organized around the rule of a particular family, the Ottomans.
Good point.

Also, what about having Horthy remain in power and make Otto von Habsburg his successor after his death in a scenario where France never falls in 1940 and thus Hungary is never conquered by the Soviet Union?