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What if the French Monarchy was Restored?


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  • Seth Parks
    Seth Parks 9 ай бұрын +198

    A stable monarchist Europe? No fascism, globalism, or widespread communism? A traditional America? This alternative world sounds amazing!

    • Not The FBI
      Not The FBI 21 күн бұрын

      @RamenBomberDeluxe I don’t really think that „traditional America“ would have styled like that forever. Property in the 1990 and 2000 almost all nations would have been forced to liberalize more and more due to the rise of platforms like the internet and globalization.

    • Aidan Peet
      Aidan Peet Ай бұрын

      @RamenBomberDeluxeanime pfp expecting me to take them seriously

    • pickle
      pickle Ай бұрын +2

      @MissionHomeowner I disagree. Kaiser Wilhelm II was far more interested in colonial expansion rather than fighting the other major powers in the world. It seems you view him as a similar character to Hitler, and that is incorrect.

    • Makhno the Cossack
      Makhno the Cossack Ай бұрын

      Well not exactly. Because parliamentary democracy was the only thing that stole communism's thunder. We might see even bigger communist revolution in this timeline, if the monarchs ally with industrialists instead of caring for the people.

  • Holy Roman Empire Ball
    Holy Roman Empire Ball 11 ай бұрын +128

    My boy Napoleon iii needs more love. He did some good economic and architectural orders. But good vid nonetheless

  • DylanGTech
    DylanGTech 5 ай бұрын +60

    Fun fact: The French Bourbons are STILL in exile in Spain to this day.
    Louis XX, Duke of Anjou, is the Pretender King of France (that is the actual term). He and his family were content under Franco, but they still do seek an era where they can return as a monarch not unlike that of the UK.
    They have a website, and are insanely based. You know it’s legitimate (pun intended) because of the deliberate lack of any English words in his website or any of his channels.

    • Matt the silent Wii Music King
      Matt the silent Wii Music King 21 күн бұрын

      Yes, the agreement after the War of Spanish Succession led to the Bourbons also ruling Spain, any descendant of Philip/Felipe V of Spain (grandson of Louis XIV of France and Maria Theresa, the sister of Charles II of Spain who's death led to the war), would forfeit claims to the French Throne, meaning that now legally, the rights go to the descendants of Philippe, the younger brother of Louis XIV. But the Orleanists accept Louis XIX and Henri V because they were descendants of Louis XV.

    • Sauron Mordor
      Sauron Mordor 26 күн бұрын

      @Olympia Never

    • Johanna Isom
      Johanna Isom 26 күн бұрын

      The bourbons in spain aren't the exact same as the french bourbons. Duke of anjou can't take the throne since a paper was signed in the early 1700s that stated that Spanish bourbons can't lay claim to the french throne. So it's pointless for him to try and get the throne if the monarchy was ever restored.

    • Olympia
      Olympia Ай бұрын +3

      The Bourbons already rule a country, which is Spain. They should give up claims to the French throne and support the Orleanists.

  • Youtuberzguy911 – Geography Nerd of all Time!

    As a Monarchist
    I demand for this to Happen

    • tupla T
      tupla T 7 күн бұрын +1

      @Deridus you aswell

    • Deridus
      Deridus 7 күн бұрын +1

      @tupla T fair enough. KZclip be janky lately. Half the comments are hidden or deleted, not tallied, et cetera, and let's recognise that it really doesn't help when we're replying to months-old comments.
      Have a wonderful day!

    • tupla T
      tupla T 8 күн бұрын

      @Deridus For some reason I can't see them though... Maybe something is wrong on my end, who knows. Well no matter, doesn't take anything away from my point

    • Deridus
      Deridus 8 күн бұрын

      @tupla T I have not deleted anything here. Maybe edited for spelling, or addendum saying" I was wrong," but that's it.

    • tupla T
      tupla T 8 күн бұрын

      @Deridus"I delete my own comments and accuse somebody of things they clearly didn't do, but hey it's the internet"

  • Flavien Graziani
    Flavien Graziani 2 ай бұрын +22

    About the flag incident :
    Henry was raised by the only daughter of Louis XVI, who survived from the Great Terror...
    So she very hated the tricolour flag...

  • G B
    G B 11 ай бұрын +80

    I can't believe how much better our timeline would be if Henry would have gotten over some stupid personal opinion on the French flag! This is why alt-history is so cool: You often learn historical facts you never would have heard about before.
    Sorry for being late to this video, but better late than never!

    • Alexander Mikhailov
      Alexander Mikhailov Ай бұрын

      @RamenBomberDeluxeI mean wouldn’t it be a lot more better because then, without fascism, there would be no ideological reasons as to why people oppose some social progress, thus making it easier to rationalize our way into advocating for a less oppressive society other than “That’s just how it is”. And we all know it’s not a good reason to oppress people.

    • RamenBomberDeluxe
      RamenBomberDeluxe 3 ай бұрын +2

      How is America staying more traditionalist and oppressive making the world better? The only thing that's explicitly better instead of "maybe roughly equivalent at best" in this timeline is no fascism, now THATS a good thing.

    • Imperium Magistrate
      Imperium Magistrate 8 ай бұрын +12

      i don’t blame his view on the flag. It was used during the regicide of his family

  • Viennaballs
    Viennaballs Ай бұрын +3

    I'm not a monarchist but holy shit I wish this alternative world was actually real

  • Scrappy
    Scrappy 11 ай бұрын +22

    What if Germany today became a constitutional monarchy?

    • You Thought About It
      You Thought About It Ай бұрын +2

      @Marcus Mariota technically it was what is generally called a semi-constitutional monarchy.

    • Scrappy
      Scrappy 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Marcus Mariota a government similar to the United Kingdom.

    • Marcus Mariota
      Marcus Mariota 2 ай бұрын +2

      Correction what if the Deutsche Reich (German Empire) returned? (It was a constitutional monarchy.

  • Benjamin Obienu
    Benjamin Obienu 11 ай бұрын +25

    I can't believe Herny declined to become King of France over some napkin and had some problem with the national flag of France? With Herny V restoring the Bourbon Monarchy with France having another civil war due to not wanting the return of the monarchy?
    I do have some questions, Josh, do the republicans in France care about the people's concerns and their well-being, and what type of government do they want for France? Do Republican officials ever hear the people's thoughts on what they want and others who wanted the best for France? Is it does not want to return to the monarchy or is it the French Parliament does not want the French Monarchy to return because of their republican values?
    Anyways this is an amazing video Josh and I'm glad you're updating a new video, it's months since you haven't any videos is anything okay? But I'm glad you get to be part of something that can change your life for the best and I wish you good luck and success in your life. Speaking of French Monarchy, could you please do what video if Napoleon accepted the Frankfurt Proposals of 1813?
    If Napoleon had accepted the proposals and still keep having the title of Emperor, would it be possible for Napoleon might focus his reign on moderating France? It would be possible for Naopeloen to modernize France for he was an excellent steward and administrator who had ordered projects such as building many roads, canals, bridges, and other forms of infrastructure on the mainland during his time as Emperor.
    His infrastructure projects did have actually given the unification of both Germany and Italy in the future that was once occupied by France. In his 300 days as the ruler of Elba in exile, Napoleon ordered massive infrastructural projects on the island such as building roads, draining entire marshes, and developing its natural resources, mining industry, and agriculture in less than a single year. Now imagine France thriving under Napoleon's leadership with the economy being far better in the Mid- 1820s since France still lose the Napoleonic Wars but rather they ended in a neutral peace. Come to think of it, if France were able to keep the territories that it occupied the lands that Prussia might have the ability to expand and unify all of the german lands into Germany in our own timeline.
    This would have made France the largest economy in mainland Europe with a GDP far higher than the United Kingdom with the USA, Italy, and Prussia would lag behind. There be technological advancements that are the stream train in our timeline with Naopeloen dying just before this discovery. With Napoleon alive, he would have focused on railroads and used the steam trains to finish up the infrastructural projects much faster getting things done and seeing the benefits of steam trains transporting troops along with armaments much faster than horses or on foot.
    Napoleon would rather focus on the railroad network to finish his infrastructure due to France's higher population, more powerful economy, and Napoleonic France's authoritarian form of governance the United Kingdom did not have. For the Emperor have the divine and absolute right to what is best for France in the Napoleonic Era.
    Do you think Napoleon might gave up his powers to civil administrators and his Field Marshals and given more power to the parliament side with the Senate? What about Napoleon II? He and his mother fled to Austria to flee the wrath of the returning Bourbon Monarchy in France. This timeline would be different for Napoleon II and his mother Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma do not have to flee and be with Napoleon, with their lives won't be any danger from the old monarchy.
    This would avoid Napoleon II's death in our own timeline he died at age of 31 from tuberculosis, for this would not happen in this alternate timeline. Napoleon II was clearly extremely gifted and he excelled in his early education for he spoke German, Italian, and other foreign languages and he had a clear passion for the military and military strategies in history just like his father.
    He has also been educated by his father about war, politics, and governance and has been taught by Admistraive Field Marshals such as Nay, Berthier, and Davu. Imagine the prince becoming more like his father. Is it possible Napoeloen II might marry earlier or not? What roles does this alternate French Empire have in this timeline? What wars or foreign affairs involve themselves? I think Napoleon II would be much a capable leader than Napoleon III if he lived longer and stayed in France in his prime, do know who shall be the bride of Napoleon II?
    This is my thoughts and analysis on what if Napeoloen accepted the Frankfurt Propaslas of 1813. I had some other what-if ideas, I could share with you if want some.
    Anyways this is a nice video Josh, keep up the amazing work and I wish you good luck and I hope you're having a wonderful day!!

    • The Great Restoration!
      The Great Restoration! 8 ай бұрын

      Read about Marie-Julie Jahenny.

    • Spatialex
      Spatialex 9 ай бұрын +2

      If my memories are good, Napoleon accepted the proposal but the allies (most notably Metternich) said that it was too late because all of them wanted the abdication of napoleon.
      An other good could be "What if an other general led the coup d'état of the 18 brumaire ?"
      Since the conspirators (like Sièyes and Talleyrand) had other proposed generals for the leading figures of the coup (Bernadotte for example).
      With an other general in power, we could maybe see the republic survive under the Consulat (instead of the empire).
      Tell me what you think about this idea.

    • Christophe Michael Clarence
      Christophe Michael Clarence 9 ай бұрын +3

      Napoleon Bonaparte technically modernize Paris.

  • Juan Olivares
    Juan Olivares 3 ай бұрын +9

    France needs a monarch once again to regain its former glory.

    • Uncaged
      Uncaged Ай бұрын +2

      the height of frances "glory" was under a republic

  • JTTL
    JTTL 11 ай бұрын +26

    WHAT IF the French revolution lead to a actual republic not a empire. like what if napoleon become the 1st president and left after a term like Washington.

    • Napoléon Bonaparte
      Napoléon Bonaparte 7 ай бұрын +1

      @Jyothi Reddy Faux, Napoléon n'a pas installé l'Empire pour poursuivre les idéologie républicains au contraire il a dégagé pour réaliser c'est ambition c'est d'ailleurs pour ça que certains français l'appel un tyran même si je ne pense pas ça personnellement et sa aurait était aussi impossible qu'il souah président ou une chose comme ça car il ne voulait pas ça et il n'aurait pas pue envahir l'Europe,la première République aurait surement était stoppé vue'que pas de Napoléon qui a sauvé la République grâce à ses stratégies si il était rester en Corse les autres royaume voisin aurait restaurée surement la monarchie en France est une autre révolution aurait certainement lieux plus tard.

    • Christophe Michael Clarence
      Christophe Michael Clarence 9 ай бұрын +3

      Not gonna happen

    • Jyothi Reddy
      Jyothi Reddy 10 ай бұрын +3

      Impossible, just impossible the allies would immediately would get attack and then attck again, Napoléon was in threat of being killed by royalist terrorists backed by great Britain, if Napoléon all those deaths in the beginning of revolution riegn of terror, Republic the rights for people would have been lost in order to protect the revolution he crowned himself emperor of the French to defend the revolution and also if he even dies his son would spread the revolutionary ideas later.

  • Don't ban me 4th times Youtube
    Don't ban me 4th times Youtube 4 ай бұрын +3

    honestly Henri V was quite old at the time and the idea of Orleanist succeeding him probably made him sick to the stomach. Plus he was fond of his nephew Charles XI/VII of France and Spain

  • Stormeagle Gaming
    Stormeagle Gaming 11 ай бұрын +12

    What if China stayed nationalist
    What if Operation Valkyrie worked
    What if America won the Vietnam War ( like if they attacked the Ho Chi Minh Trail directly with invasion of Laos and Cambodia but in 1965-66)

    • Family Lapraik
      Family Lapraik 7 ай бұрын +3

      What if England always had absolute primogeniture

  • François Cadieux
    François Cadieux 6 ай бұрын +8

    I love the music choice. French Royal Music is amazing.

  • David Stanton
    David Stanton 11 ай бұрын +6

    Have you heard of the great french monarch prophecies it's about the return of the king Tolkien loved and used it as a template for Aragorn

  • João de Carvalho
    João de Carvalho 2 ай бұрын +2

    Actually I don’t think the Bourbons and Orleans would have problems between them, because the only Bourbons left are the Spanish ones sooooo, they agreed to have the Orleanists on the Throne

  • Cool123
    Cool123 11 ай бұрын +5

    I am just gonna say your videos have the best visuals of any alt history KZclipr

  • iceturtle 1025
    iceturtle 1025 9 ай бұрын +7

    He was probably being purposefully unreasonable over the flag so they would leave him alone

    • Josh Sullivan History
      Josh Sullivan History  9 ай бұрын +10

      Well he agreed to just about every other term, so if he just wanted them to leave him alone he would've refused in general, but he didn't. That is a good point though that I wish I had brought up more during the video.

  • Nay Pringlis
    Nay Pringlis 10 ай бұрын +5

    this stuff is actually really good, your Mr Z comment gained you a sub

  • Jaydenander
    Jaydenander 11 ай бұрын +5

    What if japan was allied to Germany in WW1

  • OneMoreMinute05
    OneMoreMinute05 Ай бұрын +1

    It would be the greatest comeback since Jared Leto as the Joker

  • Joshua S
    Joshua S 4 ай бұрын +2

    If WW1 was solely on Eastern Europe and the Balkans, Germany would be so assured of their victory that they wouldn’t have sent Lenin back.

  • Kyle
    Kyle 11 ай бұрын +6

    Amongst the pits and turns of history sometimes the fate of the world hangs by a thread…and than one time by a napkin😑

  • John Not Real Name
    John Not Real Name 5 ай бұрын +3

    I see it the other way around, this whole thing shows how important the napkin is.

  • Walker Nonya
    Walker Nonya 11 ай бұрын +12

    The good ending

  • Jack D. Squat
    Jack D. Squat 4 ай бұрын +1

    How about a “what if the USA started as a monarchy where the king/queen was also the leader of a separate American church in the same vain that the British monarch is the leader of the Anglicans”

  • Three Skulls ☦️
    Three Skulls ☦️ 5 ай бұрын +2

    Henry: i’m sorry, but I simply cannot abide that flag!
    “Why didn’t you just become king and then change the flag later when no one could have stopped you?”

    • Three Skulls ☦️
      Three Skulls ☦️ 5 ай бұрын

      @King Haakon VII Yeah, but what wasn't starting a revolution in France?

    • King Haakon VII
      King Haakon VII 5 ай бұрын

      yeah that would definitely have started a revolution ngl

  • Fireclaner
    Fireclaner 11 ай бұрын +7

    Just found and subscribed I really enjoyed your video

  • I'd rather hide that
    I'd rather hide that Ай бұрын +1

    WWI happened the way it did, because Russia decided to side with the French instead of their old alliance with Germans. Now, an alliance of a connected landmass from Rhine to Pacific would have been interesting

  • Rob Newman
    Rob Newman 4 ай бұрын +3

    Long Live Their Majesties of France.

  • Lucas Horst
    Lucas Horst 2 ай бұрын +1

    So correct me if I'm wrong, does that mean that the monarchy in France wasn't restored just because Henry didn't accept a tricolor flag?

    • Lucas Horst
      Lucas Horst 2 ай бұрын

      @Josh Sullivan History so he would only accept the throne if the royal white flag came back or if he happened to accept the tricolor flag with a royal symbol in the middle maybe

    • Josh Sullivan History
      Josh Sullivan History  2 ай бұрын +2

      There were a multitude of different reasons why Henry didn't want the throne, but, even after numerous negotiations, and compromising on other issues, Henry would not compromise on the flag, and wouldn't take the throne.

  • 1 2
    1 2 2 ай бұрын

    In modern times the flag objection would be known as a poison pill. Sounds like Henry didn't want to be king.

  • santiago parra
    santiago parra 11 ай бұрын +5

    funny and simple I LOVE IT

  • Radu Niculescu
    Radu Niculescu Ай бұрын

    I'm curious what the French think about a restoration of the monarchy?

  • Kaiser der Weltkriege
    Kaiser der Weltkriege 5 ай бұрын +3

    Do what if Madagascar or Ethiopia monarchy restored, pls

  • Gavin Smith
    Gavin Smith Ай бұрын +1

    I'm not so sure about this one chief.
    1. Henry V was childless (which is why his faction made a deal with the Orleanists in the first place) and his closest legal heir was probably Louis-Philippe II anyway. The only reason the Legitimist cause started supporting the Carlist candidate was because they just hated the Orleanests too much by then.
    2. The French Commune and Bloody Week broke revolutionary paris for a hundred years. Without that backbone no French Revolution would have gotten off the ground.

  • 249 Cubegame
    249 Cubegame 2 ай бұрын

    I think when after Henri died there should have been election’s between the Legitimists and Orleanists every 4 or 5 years electing who would be king between the two
    today being Louis XX and Jean IV

  • Imperium Magistrate
    Imperium Magistrate 8 ай бұрын +3

    interesting video thought i disagree with some aspects. Great job

  • Liza
    Liza 8 ай бұрын +3

    The white flag , the white lily will rule - it will be resurrected. The king , who was not wanted then, will be honored in the coming era.

  • cheeseburger 🍔
    cheeseburger 🍔 7 ай бұрын +1

    What if germany became a constitutional monarchy

  • JWil42
    JWil42 Ай бұрын

    Minor nitpick: it wasn’t Britain and France who screwed Italy at the peace conference; it was actually the US

  • pickle
    pickle Ай бұрын

    I mean I look at it this way, if Henry V was the type of person to literally refuse the throne of a major power literally being handed to him but he denies based on a flag, it was probably for the better that France never restored the monarchy if he was to be King. I mean bro could've gone for like a compromise with the Royal coat of arms in the center of the tri-color but, alas.
    all the homies hate "henry v" on gang frfr

  • Roger Harley
    Roger Harley 3 ай бұрын

    Fleur-de-lys worn by a family that served as Monarchy for so long
    The will of the people turned sour the result of confusion,
    There never was no bad that descended from the “good of Henri IV”,
    But then around this world has lands with out a Monarchy
    “Lands that are lost and devoid of there soul”.

  • Aio
    Aio Ай бұрын

    Austria-Hungary surviving after ww1 is very unrealistic even If they won against Serbia. The main reason Austria-Hungary collapsed was due to independence movements, and I do not see this changing as Austria-Hungary would have to fundamentally restructure the way they treat minorities in their empire, which seems rather unlikely, especially if they were to win a war against Serbia and hold greater influence in the Balkans. It might parashoot the collapse however, their collapse is imminent.

  • Rob Newman
    Rob Newman 4 ай бұрын +1

    I wish it was today.

  • M.J. Vazquez
    M.J. Vazquez 5 ай бұрын

    i dont like the compromise of an orleanist heir making them legitimate

  • Henry Hawthorn
    Henry Hawthorn 2 ай бұрын +2

    I don’t agree with the assessment that France would have stayed out of the Great War if France had restored the monarchy in 1870. I think that France would want ho exact revenge on the Germans regardless if France were to be a republic or a monarchy. One very important thing not mentioned in this video is that the French 3rd Republic was established in 1870 and lasted until the NAZIs occupied France in 1940.

  • Roberto Tamesis
    Roberto Tamesis 6 ай бұрын

    I wonder if the heirs of Maria Teresa Charlotte (Louis the 16th daughter ) have chance have claim to the throne. After all she had five sons and 9 daughters , one die very young. Plus Marie Theresa married a prince , l believe 2nd second cousin of royalty.

  • Rob Newman
    Rob Newman Ай бұрын +1

    God Save The King.
    Long Live The King.

  • Charlin Mugova
    Charlin Mugova 5 ай бұрын +2

    I think France should restore it

  • Rob Newman
    Rob Newman Ай бұрын +2

    Beloved King Louis.

  • Cynical Chicken
    Cynical Chicken 11 ай бұрын +6

    Damn he beat me

  • Oliver Stian Hugaas
    Oliver Stian Hugaas Ай бұрын


  • poil8
    poil8 3 ай бұрын

    souldn’t be the frist time, france did’t after napoleon in 1814 and again in 1815.

  • Fritoss3
    Fritoss3 11 ай бұрын +2

    Men i am happy for ur new contract

  • Joey Z
    Joey Z 10 күн бұрын

    I support the count of Paris. King Jean IV!

  • Matheus Pinho
    Matheus Pinho 9 ай бұрын +2

    "What if France stoped being the definition of cringe?"

  • I'd rather hide that
    I'd rather hide that Ай бұрын +1

    Orleanists would have accepted the flag, that's easier to restore

  • Christophe Michael Clarence
    Christophe Michael Clarence 9 ай бұрын +3

    If the French Revolution never happened. WW1 and WW2 might never happened and our country France would get along with British and Germany
    Basically you're saying the World would have been better if France remain a Monarchy. Like founded a Franco British familly.
    Alternate Story/Timeline

  • David Stanton
    David Stanton 7 ай бұрын

    Ther is no what if ....it's a matter of time ....you see he will be of the line of pipin and a son of the emperor Constantine say the oldest prophecies of the great monarch ...ref (contrite heart : prophecy of the great monarch)

  • 1 2
    1 2 2 ай бұрын

    I could do without the bouncing icon covering up the content

  • Lukdnuke Narson
    Lukdnuke Narson 11 ай бұрын +2


  • Arthemis
    Arthemis 11 ай бұрын +3

    So grateful that Henri V refused then !

  • Cole Burns
    Cole Burns 2 ай бұрын +1

    Monarchism must rule again! France will become über based by returning to monarchism.

  • Dead Crusader
    Dead Crusader 11 ай бұрын +1

    Very interesting

  • Hejoric
    Hejoric 10 ай бұрын +2

    Interesting video

  • lys adrien (Adrien lys)
    lys adrien (Adrien lys) 4 ай бұрын

    En tant que français vive le roi a jamais ⚜️⚜️⚜️chez moi il n'y a pas de drapeau tricolore bleu blanc rouge mais un drapeau blanc avec des fleurs de lys et le drapeau de ma région la Picardie

  • Mendes Josr
    Mendes Josr 13 сағат бұрын

    What terrible and destabilising principles of the French revolution are we talking about? Freedom of speach? Freedom of religious conscience? An elected government from the people for the people?

  • Emperor James III
    Emperor James III 5 ай бұрын

    Vive Henri IV VIVE Ce Roi notre empereur rendra l'honneur à la monarchie des Bourbons !

  • Fritoss3
    Fritoss3 11 ай бұрын +8


  • JK Wright
    JK Wright 8 ай бұрын +2

    Aw a democrat nightmare because remember Franklin D Roosevelt only became as powerful and popular as he is was because it’s a Great Depression and World War II

  • eson
    eson 2 ай бұрын

    Minor correction, atheists never took power in the French Revolution. Secular sure, but not atheist.

  • Blodhelm
    Blodhelm Ай бұрын

    Short version, the French would clean off their guillotines of dust and cobwebs.

  • Rob Newman
    Rob Newman Ай бұрын +1


  • Rob Newman
    Rob Newman 4 ай бұрын +2


  • Sauron Mordor
    Sauron Mordor 11 ай бұрын +2


  • Electric
    Electric 11 ай бұрын +4

    joined the american "populist" union... and is openly anti populist

    • Josh Sullivan History
      Josh Sullivan History  11 ай бұрын +10

      I am a populist in the sense that I want the government to act in the best interest of the people, and help them succeed. I am not a populist in the sense of wanting to give power to the people.

  • Mendes Josr
    Mendes Josr 12 сағат бұрын

    And your premisses about avoiding WW1 are wrong. The french 3rd Republic was a bourgeois republic. Very pro-capitalism and conservative in almost all except in their opposition to the influence id the catholic church and embrace of secularism. France, under a king or a president would have remained revisionist of the peace with Germany as it wanted Alsace-Lorraine back.
    German militarism, specially naval militarism, colonial partition revisionism and growing influence over central and eastern Europe would still be seen as a threat to Britain. Serbian nationalism and its alliance to pan-slavic Russia would still be in place. Turkey's inner conflict between modernists and ottomanists would remain and no matter how it would be solved it would still challenge Britains domain over Egypt french / italian domain over north Africa and russian over the northern caucasus.
    Most importantly, the economic and technological changes would still push for the changes that conservatives hate. Growing industrialisation would still bring pressure for the democratisation of countries (Sweden was never at war, actually made good money from them) and developed its democracy removing power from the king and creating a social democratic state as an example. Antibiotics and profilatics allowed for the sexual mores revolution. The need for longer education that industrial societies have allowed for the creation of a new age group: the teenager, with youth culture in tow.
    Airplanes, tv sets and computers allow for a global economy and culture.
    If you want a stable non revolutionary western culture go back in time and kill Guttenberg. Then we can all go back to believing the Pope is the one representative of God on earth, that kings rule by divine right, that people who dissent should be publicly killed