A year ago I posted a POD about the French and Bavarians taking Vienna in 1703 and knocking Austria out of the War of Spanish Succession. It evolved into a very small TL that eventually got bigger, and as it did so collected a substantial number of retcons, corrections and clarifications. I had to put it on hold in May, but upon being kicked by Ian I finally got around to collecting it all into a collective whole, a very ambitious task given the nature of the material posted. I also went and did a little bit more research in that time and made some changes to the TL (the biggest being that Portugal doesn't switch sides). So here's everything I have so far, from 1703 to 1729. This is by no means everything there is to say on this time period. There's still more that I would like to do for European dynastic affairs, British and Ottoman domestic politics, the colonial race, Persia, India, China, and more, so expect me to revisit some of these years (and possibly screw with existing material, but I hope I can avoid it) before I proceed to the coming wars. So far all I have going is a list of unmarried bigshots and a vague idea of what I want to do with Persia (a Georgian "shogunate"?) and I have serious non-AH-related work coming up, so expect the next substantial update in March or April, maybe May or later if I gather new uses for my time (I don't get laid again soon and my virginity will come back). The TL starts now; more coming up after I finally eat lunch. How do you like the new title? 1703 A Franco-Bavarian army takes Vienna. The Habsburgs flee to Brunn. Wilhelmina Amalia, wife of the Archduke Joseph, dies of typhus. She leaves behind 2 daughters and the seeds of a potential European crisis. Emperor Leopold I and his sons, the Archdukes Joseph and Charles, sign a succession pact allowing for female succession in the House of Habsburg. The Habsburgs sign a separate peace at Carlsbad. The Treaty of Carlsbad The Prussian king receives the Silesian duchies of Liegnitz, Wohlau, Brieg, and Jagerndorf, which the Hohenzollerns had disputed with the Habsburgs, in exchange for pulling his troops out of the war, recognizing French rule over Orange and renouncing his rights to succession to Neuchatel upon the extinction of the House of Orleans-Longueville in favor of Francis Louis, Prince of Conti. France gains the districts of Offenburg and the Breisgau in Further Austria. Savoy gains Finale in Liguria and the Duchy of Milan south of the Po, a disappointing result since it had been promised the whole duchy. Bavaria is by far the biggest winner, taking the rest of Further Austria (including Vorarlberg) and Milan, the Egerland and Asch in Bohemia, the Tyrol, the Bavarian (original) part of the Palatinate (Neuburg and Schwandorf), and the imperial cities of Nuremberg, Ratisbon, Augsburg, and Ulm. It is also granted the right to appoint the archbishops of Cologne and Salzburg, the bishops of Hildesheim, Munster, Liege, Augsburg, Freising, Ratisbon, Passau, Brixen, and Trent and the provost of Berchtesgaden from within its own dynasty. The Archduke Charles is made King of Hungary, which includes Croatia. He and his descendants are barred from the Imperial, Austrian and Bohemian thrones, while the Archduke Joseph and his descendants are barred from the Hungarian and Croatian thrones. Within the Hungarian state, Francis Rakoczi is given hereditary possession over Transylvania, the Partium, Cumania, Jazygia, the Hajdusag, the counties of Szatmar and Ugocsa, and the Maros section of the Military Frontier. The Habsburgs recognize Louis' nephew Philip as Spanish king. The Imperial ban is removed from all French allies. 1703 (cont'd) Having accomplished most of its objectives, Bavaria also signs a separate peace with the Allies at Rothenburg. Bavaria's conditions are acceptance of its Carlsbad gains and restoration of the Wittelsbach bishoprics. The Allies agree on the condition that Maastricht, a condominium between the Netherlands and Liege, be transferred to the Dutch. A combined English force from the West Indies and Newfoundland takes Placentia. Marlborough defeats the French at the Battle of Leau and breaks the Lines of Brabant. Louvain and Namur fall to the Maritime Powers. Pensacola is captured by a force of Englishmen and Indians and its fortress, the Presidio Santa Maria de Galve, is besieged.