tbf that would be very interesting, especially if they manage to take Constantinople. Maybe they call themselves rumelia instead.Maybe I will, though it might be a pre-1900 PoD. I have an old idea somewhere in my mental vault about the South Slav liberation from the Ottomans going differently and Bulgaria and Croatia leading a Greater Yugoslav movement with the aid of Russia.
That would prob just make ittl Yugoslavia a pan balkan nation with the exception of Romania and Greece, with Romania allying with Yugoslavia and Russia depending on the circumstances.
Greece gets screwed, which is sad lol.
yeah it would just be 'Bulgaria successfully convincing the southern slavs to be part of the bulgarians' instead of 'yugoslavism'.Looking at it now, I might lean harder into the Bulgaria angle, but then it is basically just a Bulgarian timeline unless I really tweak the early PoD.
It would be interesting if at the end Church Slavonic with some extra bits and bobs is used instead bc its a lingua franca that doesn't make it 'mega X balkans nation'.
Yeah that would be interesting, since it means that the slavs would immediately want to leave Hungary, and Austria decides to cut its losses and instead makes Croatia as a thorn to Hungary's side that eventually unites with Bulgaria to form yugoslavia/rumelia.Maybe something you could do is start in 1848, where instead of helping the Austrians crush the Hungarian rebels, Russia instead helps Hungary gain independence? It could very much lead to a massive shakeup of politics across Europe, and while my knowledge of the era is certainly lacking, it could lead to Croatian and Slovenian separatists attempting to gain independence, which Russia may or may not back as "defender of Balkan Christians".