austria

  1. Cold War Division of Austria? Plausibility and Effects

    Is a division of Austria into a capitalist West-Austria and a communist East-Austria similar to East and West Germany possible and plausible? What would be the effect of such a division? Are both East and West Austria large enough to survive as independent states? How would their economic...
  2. KingOnTheEdge

    DBWI: Germany Doesn't Breakup After The Great War?

    OTL, the German Empire broke apart into several states again very soon after the war ended, due to the resentment of Prussia over the war, economic and political unrest. By 1919, Bavaria had been restored to the map, Silesia had joined Poland, the lands around the Rhine river were a republic...
  3. AHC: Prevent the political crisis in Austria following the 1897 election

    With a POD just after the Cisleithanian legislative election of 1897, have a strong and lasting government emerge in Austria, which is capable of renewing the financial agreements with Hungary within a year or so. In my opinion, it would be very unlikely, that Count Badeni wouldn't remain the...
  4. Disraeli2004

    Congress of Vienna ATL ideas

    Just thought I'd chuck a few out there: Austria keeps the Austrian Netherlands and does not receive Lombardy Poland resurrected as a buffer state Prussia receives all of Saxony rather than the Rhineland (Kingdom of Westphalia kept in place) Holy Roman Empire resurrected at Vienna Are any of...
  5. WI: Russia and Austria Support Muhammad Ali’s Egypt

    During the Oriental Crisis, Russia and Austria took sides against Muhammad Ali’s Egypt as it expanded into territories held by the Ottoman Empire. Even though Russia and Austria weren’t on good terms with the Ottomans, they weren’t fans of a rising Egypt. However, what if Muhammad Ali decided...
  6. Challenge: name an airplane uglier than the Lloyd Luftkreuzer

    Challenge: name an airplane uglier than the Lloyd 40.08 Luftkreuzer bomber. Only a single prototype was built in Austria-Hungary during 1916, but it never flew! Instead, it tipped over on its nose during taxi-tests revealing a centre-of-gravity that was way too high and too far forward. Despite...
  7. Prussia annexes Bavaria in 1866

    WI during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, along with all the other annexations they made, the Prussians annex the Kingdom of Bavaria while keeping their hands off Austria? Could the Prussians have done it without provoking a Europe-wide conflict or at least finding itself in a difficult...
  8. KingOnTheEdge

    DBAHC Unite The German States

    Otl, what could be called "germany" never really united. Oh the Holy Roman Empire provided protection, but that was a double-edged sword, since it meant there wasn't internal pressure to unite the region under one banner. Your challenge is to create a strong unity amongst the german people and a...
  9. TunguskaStorm

    Most likely time for a Peaceful Dissolution of Austria-Hungary?

    So I'm thinking about this idea I had. Basically, Austria strongarming colonial endeavours causes Hungary and Croatia-Slavonia to secede, ending Austria-Hungary. An Austria that still controls South Tyrol and Trentino, Czechia, Slovakia and Istria. The Kingdom of Hungary secedes whole, meaning...
  10. AH Challenge: United Germany, Poland and Austrian Empire coexisting

    My challenge for you is to create a timeline in which Poland isn't partitioned or gets liberated in the 19th century while a United Germany and Austria still exist. I'm having trouble with this cause no partitions of Poland implies a weak Prussia, thus keeping Austrian dominance over German...
  11. TectonicAttack

    What if Austria joined in the Crimean War?

    After putting down the Hungarian Revolt in 1848 Russia wanted Austria to repay them. They wanted this repayment to come in the form of aid in the Crimean War. In OOT the Austrians declined, but what if this never happens and the Austrian Empire intervened in the Crimean War on the side of the...
  12. Austria says no to the Anschluss

    Can't find anything substantial which starts with a 'no' vote in the plebiscite for union with Germany. I appreciate that it's a very unlikely scenario (even if not quite ASB territory) but if anyone has any suggestions to work already done on this I'd love to hear them.
  13. KingOnTheEdge

    DBWI America Entered ww1?

    Otl, America was the great haven during the great war, and didnt enter, as Germany promised (and fulfilled) compensation for the lusitania incident, and the Zimmerman telegram was immediately thought to be a desperate British hoax. And so, September 9th, mere months after Russia's early...
  14. WI Alternate "general European countries"?

    I've read on some English-language travel websites, that if a non-European wants to experience what Europe is like, they should visit Austria and Slovakia, because these countries are generally European, but so indistinct that foreign travelers can experience "Europeanness" without being too...
  15. WI: Emperor Franz Jozef Assassinated in 1853

    In OTL Libényi János, a young Hungarian who was a tailor for the revolutionary army in the failed 1848 nationalist revolt, attempted to assassinated the Emperor during one of his regular walks around the old Carinthian bastion of the ancient Viennese city walls. Franz was saved by the fact that...
  16. Basileus_Komnenos

    DBWI: What if No Second Napoleonic Wars

    As we all know the reign of Napoleon II is seen by most historians as the one of the most unexpected and pivotal moments in history. After the final defeat of Napoleon I at Leipzig or "The Battle of Nations" as the Coalition powers dubbed it, the French Empire quickly fell apart with France...
  17. GameBawesome

    WI: Franz Joseph I gets to marry Princess Anne of Prussia

    Context, a young Franz Joseph I fell in love with Princess Anne of Prussia, and wanted to propose to her, but she was already engaged, and Prussian statesmen didn’t like the possibility of a Prussia-Austrian alliance. Anne would have an unhappy married life, while Franz Joseph married Sisi...
  18. AHC/WI: Alternative for Austria-Hungary - no Ausgleich

    Many people people blame the collapse of Austria-Hungary in it's own political structure which derives from the Ausgleich (A-H Compromise) of 1867, the union clearly had various issues and the Empire never really managed to reform after it, due to neither the Austrian nor Hungarian sides wanting...
  19. WI: Austria doesn't interfere against Russia in the Crimean War

    In the lead-up to the Crimean War, Nicholas I of Russia expected Franz Joseph I of Austria to not interfere against him, and possibly even join him. This was partly because they were both members of the Holy Alliance, and partly because Russia had earlier helped Austria to put down the Hungarian...
  20. Emperor Charles VI has younger brother

    Change is simple-youngest child of HRE Leopold, in 1690 is a boy (Ferdinand? Maximilian?) who lives to adulthood. His existence likely would not change much until death of Emperor Joseph, but what would happen then? In 1711 case of Charles in Spain was practically lost, so Philip eventually is...
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