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the old system of monarchies. Later, the Pan- ? The fact is that, what the Frankfurt Assembly

German assembly at Frankfurt, in 1849, provided another chance but the would-be Emperor Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia would not accept the crown 'from the common people'. The German monarchies were not functional, as the daimyō were; they were hereditary and 'of divine right'. It is a moot question what would