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The Hapsburgs are one of the great dynasties of Europe, but they have seen their highs and lows over the past century. The long-time dynast was Emperor Maximilian, who inherited the throne from his great-uncle Franz Ferdinand, and reigned from 1935 until his death in 2011. His 76 years on the Austrian throne is the longest verifiable reign by a sovereign monarch in history. His reign was marked by vast changes in the Hapsburg government and Austrian society. The first ten years of his reign was marked by centralized absolutism as the supreme monarch of the Hapsburg domains, but that began to recede following the disaster of the Great War. The middle thirty years of his reign were characterized by liberalization and decentralization that saw more power delegated to local governments. This in turn would come to an end following the disaster of the War of the Saxon Succession. The final decades of his reign saw increased centralization again, but a regression in civil liberties as the Ministry of State Security gained more and more power. This was helped because Maximilian was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1998. He made fewer public appearances and had less impact on politics and governance.

Maximilian's eldest son and first heir was Archduke Franz Leopold, Crown Prince of Austria, who died in 1998 due to complications from HIV. Franz Leopold was an outspoken liberal who had privately opposed to the War of the Saxon Succession and had long called for further civil rights given to his subjects. He contracted HIVin 1983 from a blood transfussion following heart surgery, and he hid his illness even as his health declined. He was unable to step in and fullfil his duties as his father's heir following Maximilian's own diagnosis. He finally passed in 1998, and when his father died in 2011, his son Franz Otto inherited the Austrian throne. Franz Otto was, like his father, a supporter of a liberal, decentralized Hapsburg Empire, and towards the last years of his reign, called for further de-escelation with independence rebels in South America. He and his wife died in 2022 when their plane crashed while attempting to land at the Innsbruck Airport. Crash investigators determined that the Fokker F.XI crashed due to a mix of poor weather and pilot error.

Franz Otto was predeceased by both his sons. His youngest son, Archduke Maximilian, died in 2017 at the age of 25 due to cancer. His oldest son, Archduke Franz Eugen, Crown Prince of Austria, who died in 2019 in a skiing accident. Franz Eugen was said to have lead a playboy lifestyle, including drugs and women. He was killed while off-piste skiing when he was caught up in an avalanche. When his body was recovered, a toxicology report showed that he had alcohol, cocaine and ecstacy. Franz Eugen's wife, Archduchess Ana Wilhelmine of Austria, had died in 2014 following a miscarriage. His daughter, Ana Viktoria, acceded to the throne in 2022. She's relatively well liked, mostly due to the Palace pushing her as a star in numerous reality television shows. However, the most popular member of the Hapsburg dynasty is her grandfather/great-uncle/heir presumptive, Archduke Franz Georg, who has his own reality shows that are quite popular due to his airhaded affability. He was given the honor of King in Silesia in 2026.



Becoming Empress at 9 years old is not a recipe for stability
 
Becoming Empress at 9 years old is not a recipe for stability
Probably not, but she's trying her best

Fantastic work as always!! Fascinating to see a pan-European Habsburg empire.

A quick question if I may: how did you code for the styles above the name bar? "His Archducal Highness" etc.
For that I create a separate officeholder infobox for only the honorific prefix line, and then stitch it together in MS Paint

My whole method of making infoboxes can be extremely jankey at times
 
"A House Divided"

"Republican Convention selects Senator Seward for President and Senator Hamlin for Vice President"

-Chicago Tribune; May 19, 1860

"It's only Seward or Lane, so pick Seward!"
-GOP Campaign Slogan used in the North during the 1860 campaign

"Election to be decided by Congress"
-New York Times; November 12, 1860

"Stephen Douglas withdraws from contention, refuses to be elected by a 'corrupt bargain' after losing the popular vote "
-Philadelphia Inquirer; December 11, 1860

"Senate Contingent Election selects Lane; House balloting remains deadlocked as some members continue to vote for Douglas"
-The Boston Post; February 14, 1861

"Rep. Morris abandons neutrality and switches to Seward after intensive letter writing campaign"
-Chicago Tribune; February 19, 1861

"Oregon Rep. Lansing Stout refuses to back Seward or Breckenridge as House remains deadlocked"
-New York Times; February 25, 1861

"Seward withdraws from race - calls on supporters in the House to back Douglas 'without any conditions or reservations'"
-Philadelphia Inquirer; February 28, 1861

"Douglas re-enters race. Denies existence of any quid-pro-quo between him and Seward"
The New Hampshire Gazette; March 2, 1861

"Seward and Douglas to steal election from Breckenridge in corrupt bargain"
The Augusta Chronicle; March 2, 1861

"Rep. Stout switches vote to Breckenridge on 86th Ballot - denying Douglas a majority of delegations"
-New York Times; March 3, 1861

"36th House of Representatives fails to select a candidate, Lane to become acting President"
-New York Times; March 4, 1861

"37th House of Representatives selects Seward as President, Supporters of President Lane decry action as 'unconstitutional'"
-The Fayetteville Observer; March 6, 1861

"LANE v. SEWARD decided; Supreme Court holds new congress cannot hold contingent elections in divided opinion - Lane to remain President"
-The Philadelphia Inquirer; April 2, 1861



"Former Rep. Lansing Stout receives "significant" land patent in Multnomah County, Oregon"
-The Oregonian; May 1, 1861

"Shocking Allegations emerge that Stout was bribed by supports of Breckenridge and Lane with offers of land in Oregon to switch his vote in the House Contingent election"
-New York Post; September 28, 1861

"Multnomah Land Patent Scandal threatens to end Joseph Lane's Presidency as incriminating letters surface"
-Rutland Herald; January 28, 1862

"The act of New York, therefore, prohibiting a citizen of the United States from taking with him his slaves when he removes to the State in question to reside is an exercise of authority over private property which is not warranted by the Constitution"
-Chief Justice Roger Taney authoring the Majority Opinion in Lemmon v. New York, April 6, 1862

"Slavery Legal throughout nation after shocking Supreme Court Decision"
-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 7, 1862

"Joseph Lane becomes the First President to be Impeached"
-New York Times; May 3, 1862

"Senate convicts Lane by 43-27; short of two-thirds needed for removal "
-Poughkeepsie Journal; July 16, 1862

"Northern Mob seizes slave Elijah Washington from owner; Vermont state government refuses to provide for his return"
-The Post and Courier; September 2, 1862

"President Lane sends Federal troops to force the return of Elijah Washington to his owner"
-Philadelphia Inquirer; September 19, 1862

"Attempts to conduct an ad hoc slave auction in New York City lead to riots"
-Intelligencer Journal; June 4, 1863

"Such is the issue simply stated. On the one side are women and children on the auction-block; families rudely separated; human flesh lacerated and seamed by the bloody scourge; labor extorted without wages; and all this frightful, many-sided wrong is the declared foundation of a mock commonwealth. On the other side is the sentiment of Liberty, which insists that no such mock Commonwealth, having such a declared foundation, shall be permitted on our territory, purchased with money and blood, to impair the unity of our jurisdiction and to insult the moral sense of mankind."
-Senator Charles Sumner addressing crowds in Boston; July 11, 1863

"The General Government, as the common agent, passed laws to carry into effect these stipulations of the States. For many years these laws were executed. But an increasing hostility on the part of the slaveholding States to opponents of the institution of slavery, has led to a disregard of their obligations, and the laws of the General Government have ceased to effect the objects of the Constitution."
-Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of Vermont from the Federal Union; December 20, 1863

Wow! This is really really cool! Just wanted to say that I loved this and that this would make for an awesome TL one day. I have always wanted to see a Lane Presidency story. Anyways, Great work!!!
 
The 2020 Floridian Independence Referendum was a hotly-contested referendum held within the state of Florida on whether it should remain within the Union, or become independent. The narrow victory in favor of independence was regarded by many political pundits to be a surprise upset, as opinion polling showed the "No" vote with a decisive lead for the past few months. Currently, no agreement on any separation plan has been reached by either the United States or Florida as of 2025.

 
"A House Divided"

"Republican Convention selects Senator Seward for President and Senator Hamlin for Vice President"

-Chicago Tribune; May 19, 1860

"It's only Seward or Lane, so pick Seward!"
-GOP Campaign Slogan used in the North during the 1860 campaign

"Election to be decided by Congress"
-New York Times; November 12, 1860

"Stephen Douglas withdraws from contention, refuses to be elected by a 'corrupt bargain' after losing the popular vote "
-Philadelphia Inquirer; December 11, 1860

"Senate Contingent Election selects Lane; House balloting remains deadlocked as some members continue to vote for Douglas"
-The Boston Post; February 14, 1861

"Rep. Morris abandons neutrality and switches to Seward after intensive letter writing campaign"
-Chicago Tribune; February 19, 1861

"Oregon Rep. Lansing Stout refuses to back Seward or Breckenridge as House remains deadlocked"
-New York Times; February 25, 1861

"Seward withdraws from race - calls on supporters in the House to back Douglas 'without any conditions or reservations'"
-Philadelphia Inquirer; February 28, 1861

"Douglas re-enters race. Denies existence of any quid-pro-quo between him and Seward"
The New Hampshire Gazette; March 2, 1861

"Seward and Douglas to steal election from Breckenridge in corrupt bargain"
The Augusta Chronicle; March 2, 1861

"Rep. Stout switches vote to Breckenridge on 86th Ballot - denying Douglas a majority of delegations"
-New York Times; March 3, 1861

"36th House of Representatives fails to select a candidate, Lane to become acting President"
-New York Times; March 4, 1861

"37th House of Representatives selects Seward as President, Supporters of President Lane decry action as 'unconstitutional'"
-The Fayetteville Observer; March 6, 1861

"LANE v. SEWARD decided; Supreme Court holds new congress cannot hold contingent elections in divided opinion - Lane to remain President"
-The Philadelphia Inquirer; April 2, 1861



"Former Rep. Lansing Stout receives "significant" land patent in Multnomah County, Oregon"
-The Oregonian; May 1, 1861

"Shocking Allegations emerge that Stout was bribed by supports of Breckenridge and Lane with offers of land in Oregon to switch his vote in the House Contingent election"
-New York Post; September 28, 1861

"Multnomah Land Patent Scandal threatens to end Joseph Lane's Presidency as incriminating letters surface"
-Rutland Herald; January 28, 1862

"The act of New York, therefore, prohibiting a citizen of the United States from taking with him his slaves when he removes to the State in question to reside is an exercise of authority over private property which is not warranted by the Constitution"
-Chief Justice Roger Taney authoring the Majority Opinion in Lemmon v. New York, April 6, 1862

"Slavery Legal throughout nation after shocking Supreme Court Decision"
-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 7, 1862

"Joseph Lane becomes the First President to be Impeached"
-New York Times; May 3, 1862

"Senate convicts Lane by 43-27; short of two-thirds needed for removal "
-Poughkeepsie Journal; July 16, 1862

"Northern Mob seizes slave Elijah Washington from owner; Vermont state government refuses to provide for his return"
-The Post and Courier; September 2, 1862

"President Lane sends Federal troops to force the return of Elijah Washington to his owner"
-Philadelphia Inquirer; September 19, 1862

"Attempts to conduct an ad hoc slave auction in New York City lead to riots"
-Intelligencer Journal; June 4, 1863

"Such is the issue simply stated. On the one side are women and children on the auction-block; families rudely separated; human flesh lacerated and seamed by the bloody scourge; labor extorted without wages; and all this frightful, many-sided wrong is the declared foundation of a mock commonwealth. On the other side is the sentiment of Liberty, which insists that no such mock Commonwealth, having such a declared foundation, shall be permitted on our territory, purchased with money and blood, to impair the unity of our jurisdiction and to insult the moral sense of mankind."
-Senator Charles Sumner addressing crowds in Boston; July 11, 1863

"The General Government, as the common agent, passed laws to carry into effect these stipulations of the States. For many years these laws were executed. But an increasing hostility on the part of the slaveholding States to opponents of the institution of slavery, has led to a disregard of their obligations, and the laws of the General Government have ceased to effect the objects of the Constitution."
-Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of Vermont from the Federal Union; December 20, 1863

Help me I'm scared
 
What if France annexed its occupation zone of Germany after WW2?

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Pretty cool! Well it looks like an overgrown tumor but it's inevitable once you break France's perfect Hexagon without reaching the Natural Borders...
I have to say tho, the french government likely wouldn't want to merge it with Alsace, It's culturally different, and merging it would mean a risk (as small it is) to lose alsace if the Rhenanie ever wants independence...

How many of the 10 millions inhabitant are germans?

Reminds me of a similar Infobox i made a few months ago









That was a rather different scenario, with D-Day happening a bit earlier and smaller and ending with a defeat, along with even more succesful soviet summer campaign, resulting In the soviet reaching the Rhine and going beyond before the allies even liberate Paris, German troops commits a much more violent scorched earth strategy in France as they are stuck and France becomes communist in the couple of years after ww2, and is offered the left bank of the rhine, which it promptly expel most germans from and resettle with various French famillies affected by the war.
 
Pretty cool! Well it looks like an overgrown tumor but it's inevitable once you break France's perfect Hexagon without reaching the Natural Borders...
I have to say tho, the french government likely wouldn't want to merge it with Alsace, It's culturally different, and merging it would mean a risk (as small it is) to lose alsace if the Rhenanie ever wants independence...
I think the merger would only happen in 2016 at the same time as the OTL merger of regions; prior to then there would have been a few regions of which Alsace would be one.

How many of the 10 millions inhabitant are germans?
The vast majority have German ancestry but identify as French now.
 
Shameless Crossposting

The 2017 American Federal Election was held on the 20th of September 2017 to elect members to the American House of Commons. The election occurred due to calls for a snap election after the death of Prime Minister Jack Layton whom had been in office since 2010. Immediately afterwards of his death Deputy Labor leader assumed the title of Prime Minister and being a popular national figure officially became leader unanimously. Immediately After Layton's death The stability of the usually Smoothly Running Alliance government started to decline as Goodwin replaced a couple of Ministers and took some drastically different potions than Layton did. However, Labor stayed strong in the polls and Goodwin declared his support for an early election.

The 1.5 Month-Long Campaign Period for the election was comparatively short to other American elections with Prime Minister Goodwin explaining that he wanted to "Get back to work" which ended up being the campaign slogan of the whole Alliance Campaign. Polls showed that Labor the Liberals and UP were going to Gain seats to overtake Laytons 2015 victory but as the campaign started Donald Trump's America First! started to Soar in the polls going from a stable 5% to almost 15% from the start of the campaign to the first debate. The Coalition was hurt severely by this whos Seat projections started to fall rapidly.

The first leaders' debate since the 1960s had included the leaders of every major political party with the Alliance and Coalition partners being represented separately. The Debate covered topics of Transport, Housing, Education and Taxes. A strong performance by Paul Ryan in the debate and Justin Trudeau's appearance of trying to Upstage Carte Goodwin gave the effect of giving The Coalition momentum which it desperately needed. Donald Trump's performance was seen as very poor and rough which caused America First! to decline in the polls.

Before the Second Debate it seemed that all parties involved seemed to introduce dirtier tactics to their campaigns, Reform started Attacking Jack Layton himself which was seen as Cruel at the time while Labor made personal attacks on Ryan's personality. The support of Major parties started to stay still benefiting the relatively Quiet 3rd parties such as The Greens and The Progressives.

The second debate was held between Parliamentary Coalition leaders which meant Trudeau, Paul, Bernier and Florin weren't present. This debate was seen as going well for Goodwin and Trump. Goodwin's performance seemed to be solid despite unfavourable discussion topics and Trump appeared polished and Strong taking on all party leaders.

A week before the 3rd and Final National leaders debate (Which excludes the more than 30 individual regional and certain language debates) A small scandal occurred for Labor as it had been revealed that MP John Zaccaro had openly admitted to violating the National Election Commissions rule of not contributing more than $5000 to an Individual candidate in an election. John Zaccaro had given his late wife Geraldine Ferraro and other New York candidates over 2 Million dollars worth of Campaign donations secretly. Zaccaro wasn't suspended as a Candidate but his personal popularity in his own district plummeted which gave Donald Trump the benefit of going from a long-shot candidate in the district likely hoping to sit outside parliament to becoming an actual contender.

Although Goodwin deflected this in the 1v1 leader's debate with Ryan the damage had already been done and Labors credibility from the Layton Era had been partially destroyed. A tense election night ensued a Week later where it was uncertain whether The Alliance would keep a Majority, Far away from the near landslide projections earlier in the campaign. The Alliance fell just short of a Majority so a small deal was made from Carte Goodwin to Elizabeth May to be supportive of the government in return for a lack of attacks on the greens. This allowed King George II to ask Carte Goodwin to form a government the following day.
 
Hubbard is one of the three officially autonomous regions in the United States of America. While the other two generally make sense from a cultural standpoint, with Puerto Rico and Taiwan/Formosa being very much culturally different from the mainland US, Hubbard is much different. During the 1990s, the "Church" of Scientology came under an increasingly political leadership, and with president Lamm clamping down on their tax protections, the Church decided to carve out a reigon for themselves. The "Free State for Scientologists Committee" decided on the steampipe of Idaho, and within a few years, the Aryan Nation, crazy Mormons, the remains of some Anarcho-Primitivists and Freak Powerers were shaken out by the Church's large pockets. In 2003, they were able to form their own state, and while many of their celebrity supporters didn't want to live in bumfuck Idaho, they were much more willing to buy a large ranch estate to visit twice a year. In 2005, thanks to the protections of the Regional Autonomy Act of 2003, they formed their own autonomous region, which is pretty much a state with a lot more freedom to do whatever, but is also regulated heavily by the Department of Autonomous Regions and secretary Ozzie Meyers, who officially has veto power over the state legislature and government. For years, the governor's mansion was controlled by the Union For Scientology's Future, an "Alliance" (the state of Hubbard has no political parties), that was largely controlled by the Church and its leadership. In 2010, the UFSF elected Kendrick Moxon with 98.1% of the vote. However, the church's stances against homosexual rights under Governor Moxon caused controversy, and actor Paul Haggis (who very much resembled the celebrities who only lived in Hubbard a few months out of the year) challenged Moxon for the governorship. Haggis became the first member of the church to challenge the UFSF's power in the region ever (with Bo Gritz, a non-Scientologist, running in 2004, and opposition being very divided in 2006 and 2010). Moxon ran a dirty campaign, with attacks on Haggis's sexuality being common, a war chest lead by the Church's large bank account, and there was reports of "voting irregularities" in some pro-Haggis areas. Haggis gained support from more left-wing members of the Church, some reformers, and the occasional defector who couldn't leave the region due to financial issues. Haggis's loss and attacks on his sexuality and downright open vote-rigging caused his eventual exit from the party, but Moxon and friends controlled the region for at least another four years....
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Well that makes me uncomfortable.

Much rather have the libertarians take over New Hampshire.

Nixon and the Nuclear Age Posts:
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Richard Nixon
 
Since we're on a Hubbard trend...

Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (13 March 1911 – 24 January 1986) was an American author of science fiction and fantasy stories. Born in Tilden, Nebraska in 1911, Hubbard spent much of his childhood in Helena, Montana. After his father was posted to the U.S. naval base on Guam, Hubbard traveled to Asia and the South Pacific in the late 1920s. In 1930, Hubbard enrolled at George Washington University to study civil engineering but dropped out in his second year to begin his career as a prolific writer of pulp fiction stories, film serials, and television screenplays.

Among his most praised novels are Gemini (1965), a psychological novel about two clones birthed from the same deceased man, Goddess of Love (1951), about the first manned trip to Venus, and Stumble Into Yesterday (1954) about a time travel voyage into the Jurassic gone awry. Hubbard also wrote for television, including episodes of The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, and most famously, Star Trek: The Original Series. He was also the principal writer of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) and was a regular attendee of Trek cons in the 1970s and 80s.

Hubbard moved to Bellingham, Washington in the early 1980s, where he spend his final years in retirement. His writings have been praised by a diverse set of science fiction and fantasy authors, including Issac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, and Stephen King.

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POD is that Hubbard doesn't have the near-fatal experience at his dentist's which spiraled into him founding Scientology.
 
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POD is that Hubbard doesn't have the near-fatal experience at his dentist's which spiraled into him founding Scientology.
This real world event is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of. But it fits, given Scientology's... weirdness.
 
Shameless Crossposting

The 2017 American Federal Election was held on the 20th of September 2017 to elect members to the American House of Commons. The election occurred due to calls for a snap election after the death of Prime Minister Jack Layton whom had been in office since 2010. Immediately afterwards of his death Deputy Labor leader assumed the title of Prime Minister and being a popular national figure officially became leader unanimously. Immediately After Layton's death The stability of the usually Smoothly Running Alliance government started to decline as Goodwin replaced a couple of Ministers and took some drastically different potions than Layton did. However, Labor stayed strong in the polls and Goodwin declared his support for an early election.

The 1.5 Month-Long Campaign Period for the election was comparatively short to other American elections with Prime Minister Goodwin explaining that he wanted to "Get back to work" which ended up being the campaign slogan of the whole Alliance Campaign. Polls showed that Labor the Liberals and UP were going to Gain seats to overtake Laytons 2015 victory but as the campaign started Donald Trump's America First! started to Soar in the polls going from a stable 5% to almost 15% from the start of the campaign to the first debate. The Coalition was hurt severely by this whos Seat projections started to fall rapidly.

The first leaders' debate since the 1960s had included the leaders of every major political party with the Alliance and Coalition partners being represented separately. The Debate covered topics of Transport, Housing, Education and Taxes. A strong performance by Paul Ryan in the debate and Justin Trudeau's appearance of trying to Upstage Carte Goodwin gave the effect of giving The Coalition momentum which it desperately needed. Donald Trump's performance was seen as very poor and rough which caused America First! to decline in the polls.

Before the Second Debate it seemed that all parties involved seemed to introduce dirtier tactics to their campaigns, Reform started Attacking Jack Layton himself which was seen as Cruel at the time while Labor made personal attacks on Ryan's personality. The support of Major parties started to stay still benefiting the relatively Quiet 3rd parties such as The Greens and The Progressives.

The second debate was held between Parliamentary Coalition leaders which meant Trudeau, Paul, Bernier and Florin weren't present. This debate was seen as going well for Goodwin and Trump. Goodwin's performance seemed to be solid despite unfavourable discussion topics and Trump appeared polished and Strong taking on all party leaders.

A week before the 3rd and Final National leaders debate (Which excludes the more than 30 individual regional and certain language debates) A small scandal occurred for Labor as it had been revealed that MP John Zaccaro had openly admitted to violating the National Election Commissions rule of not contributing more than $5000 to an Individual candidate in an election. John Zaccaro had given his late wife Geraldine Ferraro and other New York candidates over 2 Million dollars worth of Campaign donations secretly. Zaccaro wasn't suspended as a Candidate but his personal popularity in his own district plummeted which gave Donald Trump the benefit of going from a long-shot candidate in the district likely hoping to sit outside parliament to becoming an actual contender.

Although Goodwin deflected this in the 1v1 leader's debate with Ryan the damage had already been done and Labors credibility from the Layton Era had been partially destroyed. A tense election night ensued a Week later where it was uncertain whether The Alliance would keep a Majority, Far away from the near landslide projections earlier in the campaign. The Alliance fell just short of a Majority so a small deal was made from Carte Goodwin to Elizabeth May to be supportive of the government in return for a lack of attacks on the greens. This allowed King George II to ask Carte Goodwin to form a government the following day.
Will you ever spell Tom Hanshotgreedo's name right?
 
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