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  1. GameBawesome

    AHC: Find a better wife for Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria

    Challenge: In OTL, Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria married Stephanie of Belgium. The marriage was unhappy, which lead to him having an affair with a baroness, and in 1889, killing himself, in a Suicide pact. Find an alternate wife for Rudolf, for him to marry, that won’t cause him to have an...
  2. PrussianMan

    Edelweiss: What if the Great War Never Happened?
    Threadmarks: Chapter I: Part I

    The Year is 1914. It seems that a warm summer was expected due to the temperature of June 28th. The streets of Sarajevo were alight with splendour as Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie drove in their motorcade through its streets and being greeted by many crowds of cheering people. A...
  3. Artienia

    Alternate At-Hu, 1939 Hitler assassination succeeds

    Basic idea is: Austria-Hungary dissolves a bit differently (slightly along ethnic lines), causing a minor +1 in the stability of the balkans. meanwhile the 1939 assasination of hitler actually works, either ending the war or something else along the lines. not a historian so i'll have to do some...
  4. Fates of the Central Powers in an earlier Entente victory?

    Hello again, as the title says what would happen to Bulgaria, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottomans if the allies had won the Great War a year or two early? For this TL I'm going to actually be using the one where Rossevelt wins the 1912 election and uses the Invasion of Belgium...
  5. Lord Vandelfr

    Großdeutschland: Complete Unification of all the German States

    Basic scenario: All German Speaking states are unified under Prussia after the Franco-Prussian War, or alternatively; The War of Unification. This includes Austria with or without Hungary (Your choice.) I know this might seem far-fetched, but let's suppose we'll handwave all problems regarding...
  6. GauchoBadger

    Balkan Wars WI: Serbian Albania, with Austrian approval?

    In OTL's First Balkan War, the Balkan League made substantial territorial gains into Albania, arguably an Ottoman ally. Serbia was close to acquiring a Mediterranean coastline (the Durres/Durazzo/Dyrrhachium port), Shkoder had been taken and Greece had made some inroads into southern Albania...
  7. Best reform plan for the Austrian Empire?

    Everyone seems to be in agreement that the Austro-Hungarian compromise was a bad deal for long term stability of the country. It gave too much to the Hungarians and nothing to anyone else. What would in your opinion be a good way to structure the Austrian Empire? The 2 most common proposals...
  8. swap alliances ww1

    Fun pod: what happens if ww1 begin with austria in the entente( france/britain supporting invasion of serbia) while germany and russia side together against? how changes war? who joins who? surprise me
  9. AltoRegnant

    DBWI Franz Ferdinand Dies?

    Now, as we all know, in 1914, there was hilarious failure of an assassination attempt on then Archduke Franz Ferdinand. None of the would be assassins hit the man, and he was even able to see those injured by the bombs used against him in hospital. He went on to democratize the empire into the...
  10. Poll: During which era did Austria/Austria-Hungary become impotent as a great power?

    There is much talk about Austria, and later Austria-Hungary's generally poor military performance. On top of that, during the 18th and 19th centuries, Austria and the Habsburgs lost much of their continental holdings which at points had been able to challenge France, Britain, and the Ottomans...
  11. 1866 operational alternatives for prussia

    Hi all, longtime lurker here. Thank you all for so much high quality content to enjoy. I am especially interested in 19th century warfare. And right now I am studying the 1866 war. Now it is well understood that benedek oscillated between staying defensive and attacking the two Prussian armies...
  12. Old1812

    WI: Franz Ferdinand only wounded in Sarajevo?

    Reading Buttar's Collision of Empires, I learned Archduke Franz Ferdinand was to be the Commander-in-Chief of Austro-Hungarian forces. After his assassination, Conrad von Hötzendorf was left to take his place. Let's say the Archduchess Sophie is killed by Princip, but Franz Ferdinand is only...
  13. WI Austria gets the bavarian crown and it becomes part of the austrian empire?

    What if at some point no later than the congress of Vienna (tough probably better much earlier), the Habsburg get the bavarian crown and made Bavaria part of their empire? Like Hungary it would be an integral part of the empire but its own crown, tough in the ausgleich it would be a...
  14. Admiral Bloonbeard

    Modern pop culture if the Central Powers won World War 1

    World War 1 isn't called the "War of the Century" for a reason. It was a war that would determine which nation would be the superpower of the 20th century. We all know about the political effects of World War 1 and how it led the rise of the United States as a superpower. There are already many...
  15. Balkans and Yugoslavia in a post CP victory?

    I’ve been pondering on whether or not a United Serbo-Montegrian state would be possible in a late CP victory. This expanded into how the Balkans as a whole would look. Typical late war victory scenario, US never joins, Russia folds, Spring offensive succeeds, BEF is badly depleted, if not...
  16. GameBawesome

    Maximilian I creates the United States of Greater Austria

    Here's this alternate scenario: Franz Joseph is assassinated in 1853, and his Brother, Maximilian(OTL Maximilian I of Mexico), becomes emperor. He was Engaged to a wife that his Family picked, but after marrying Charlotte of Belgium, which made any children he would had, illegitimate, so his...
  17. What traits of Habsburg Austria made it capable of sustaining a multi-ethnic empire for so long?

    From my admittedly limited understanding, Habsburg Austria maintained a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-linguistic, and multi-religious empire for several hundred years starting from 1526 - with the death of the childless Louis of Hungary and Bohemia, and the succession of those realms to...
  18. GameBawesome

    United States of Greater Austria in WW2

    In an alternate scenario, where Charles I of Austria was allowed to stay in power, and he reforms the crumbling Austria-Hungary, into the United States of Greater Austria (Wilson is ignored even more ITTL). The New Federation has to pay a debt like Germany. (NOTE: Polish and Romanian territory...
  19. AHC successful Austria Hungary after the first world war

    So in most central powers victory scenarios floating around on the internet Austria Hungary still gets split up and Germany becomes the master of Europe. But that's boring. How could Austria Hungary be the main beneficiary of the Great War? How could it have a surviving Habsburg monarchy until...
  20. WW1 ends in 1917

    So just another WW1 topic. If WW1 ends in 1917 because the german spring offensive works and the German Empire prposed acceptable terms fora peace treaty (i know both a close to ASB). There is a return to the 1914 western european borders, Belgium stays independed and the are no reparation...
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