Germany’s QAnon-Inspired Plot Shows How Coup Conspiracies Are Going Global

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from TIME Magazine,

Police officers lead Heinrich XIII Prince Reuss to a police vehicle during a raid in Frankfurt, Germany on Dec. 7, 2022.

A plot to install a descendant of the German royal family as head of state. Secret outreach to Russian officials for help overthrowing the government in Berlin. Efforts to stockpile weapons and hold firearms trainings. A scheme, influenced by QAnon theories, to incite a civil war to bring so-called “Deep State” elites to justice.

On its face, it all sounds like a delusional fever dream melding old and imported conspiracies and the violent fantasies of online extremist groups.

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