The Last Emperor of Deutschland

This board is open for all subject matters. Post information and discussion materials about open-debate and censorship on other boards (including this one) here. Memory Hole 2 is a RODOH subforum for alternate perspectives.
rollo the ganger
Posts: 6232
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:34 am
Contact:

Re: The Last Emperor of Deutschland

Post by rollo the ganger »

The Kaiser was beholden to the Constitution of the German Empire (April 16, 1871):

http://germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org/doc ... ge_id=2777

His powers were enumerated under Section IV. The Presidency, Articles 11-[15]

The constitution is self explanatory but I will say this in regards to War Powers, the United States has not declared war since December of 1941 yet it has been engaged in innumerable wars at the behest of the President since that time up to the present. Not a single one declared and one still ongoing after 17 years in Afganistan. After the Franco-Prussian War, a war initiated by the French, Germany had a period of peace for 43 years until the onset of WWI. Unlike the French, British, Russians and Americans where one or more were almost constantly at war.
Last edited by rollo the ganger on Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.


Would you like to financially contribute to the upkeep of RODOH, kindly contact Scott Smith. All contributions are welcome!


User avatar
NSDAP
Posts: 2538
Joined: Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:33 am
Location: München, Deutschland

Re: The Last Emperor of Deutschland

Post by NSDAP »

The United States do not call it War, even though it is: they used the term "Police Action". Thanks for that link Rollo :)
Wenn wir die Flagge, die wir aus dem Nichts gerissen haben, nicht halten können, müssen Sie, meine Söhne und Töchter, greifendie Fahne in deiner Faust...Führer der NSDAP Adolf Hitler
𝕹𝕾𝕯𝕬𝕻

rollo the ganger
Posts: 6232
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:34 am
Contact:

Re: The Last Emperor of Deutschland

Post by rollo the ganger »

For all those who will not take the time to view the link, here is the Section on the powers of the Kaiser (emphasis added):
Section IV. The Presidency

Art. 11
The Presidency of the Federation belongs to the King of Prussia, who bears the name of German Emperor. The Emperor has to represent the Reich internationally, to declare war and to conclude peace in the name of the Reich, to enter into alliances and other treaties with foreign powers, to accredit and to receive ambassadors.

The consent of the Federal Council is necessary for the declaration of war in the name of the Reich, unless an attack on the territory or the coast of the Federation has taken place. In so far as treaties with foreign states have reference to affairs which, according to Art. 4, belong to the jurisdiction of the legislation, the consent of the Federal Council is requisite for their conclusion, and the sanction of the Reichstag for their coming into force.

Art. 12
The Emperor has the right to summon, to open, to prorogue and to close both the Federal Council and the Reichstag.

Art. 13
The summoning of the Federal Council and of the Reichstag takes place once each year and the Federal Council can be called together for preparation of business without the Reichstag being likewise summoned, whereas the latter cannot be summoned without the Federal Council.

Art. 14
The Federal Council must be summoned whenever one-third of the votes require it.

Art. 15
The presidency of the Federal Council and the direction of the business belongs to the Reichskanzler, who is to be appointed by the Emperor. The Reichskanzler can be represented, on his giving written notification thereof, by any other member of the Federal Council.
As far as Bismarck getting the boot, I would say it is almost analogous to Truman giving McArthur the boot. Good Riddance! Bismarck did a lot of great things for Germany as did McArthur did for America. One a politician, the other a General. However, their "greatness" went to their head in the end and they became insufferable and they had to go.


User avatar
NSDAP
Posts: 2538
Joined: Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:33 am
Location: München, Deutschland

Re: The Last Emperor of Deutschland

Post by NSDAP »

rollo the ganger wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:56 pm
One a politician, the other a General. However, their "greatness" went to their head in the end and they became insufferable and they had to go.
Спасибо Rollo, brilliant information. Your analysis is very similar to mine... awesome :)
Wenn wir die Flagge, die wir aus dem Nichts gerissen haben, nicht halten können, müssen Sie, meine Söhne und Töchter, greifendie Fahne in deiner Faust...Führer der NSDAP Adolf Hitler
𝕹𝕾𝕯𝕬𝕻

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests