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If the Western Allies somehow manage to liberate the Balkans before the USSR does, do these countries remain monarchies? I am specifically thinking of Albania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary here. In real life, the Western Allies liberated Italy and Greece--with Italy subsequently narrowly abolishing its monarchy while Greece kept its monarchy for another two decades after its liberation before it finally abolished its monarchy. So, the Western Allies' track record in regards to this in real life is mixed. Obviously in real life the Soviet Union had no desire to have any monarchies within its Eastern European sphere of influence. That said, though, would the Western Allies have had a different attitude in regards to the monarchies of the Balkans and Hungary had they rather than the USSR somehow been the ones to liberate these countries?
Any thoughts on this?