The death of Herbert Henry Asquith and the subsequent course of events: A timeline from April 1911

Franz Ferdinand I was crowned first Emperor of Austria, and then King of Hungary, in December 1916. His accession to the imperial throne was regarded with apprehension in Hungary. "The three cornerstones of Ferdinand's political conviction were clericalism, anti-democratic views, and anti-Hungarianism....... He advocated granting greater autonomy to ethnic groups within the Empire, and addressing their grievances, especially the Czechs in Bohemia and the South Slavic peoples in Croatia and Bosnia, who had been left out of the Austro-Hungarian compromise of 1867. Yet his feelings towards the Hungarians were less generous, often described as antipathy.......Ferdinand was a prominent and influential supporter of the Austro-Hungarian navy". (1) He proposed making Austria-Hungary a federal nation. (2)

(1) Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archduke_Franz_Ferdinand_of_Austria.

(2) See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_of_Greater_Austria.
 
Franz Ferdinand I was crowned first Emperor of Austria, and then King of Hungary, in December 1916. His accession to the imperial throne was regarded with apprehension in Hungary. "The three cornerstones of Ferdinand's political conviction were clericalism, anti-democratic views, and anti-Hungarianism....... He advocated granting greater autonomy to ethnic groups within the Empire, and addressing their grievances, especially the Czechs in Bohemia and the South Slavic peoples in Croatia and Bosnia, who had been left out of the Austro-Hungarian compromise of 1867. Yet his feelings towards the Hungarians were less generous, often described as antipathy.......Ferdinand was a prominent and influential supporter of the Austro-Hungarian navy". (1) He proposed making Austria-Hungary a federal nation. (2)

(1) Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archduke_Franz_Ferdinand_of_Austria.

(2) See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_of_Greater_Austria.
The problem with the list there is in order to deal with obstruction of the Hungarian magnates there would have to be considerable democratization in Hungary. FF might have to decide what he dislikes least.
 
Rupert Brooke married Cathleen Nesbitt, an English actress, in June 1915. (1) Jean Jaures, a French socialist leader, was not assassinated and was alive in 1917.

The North Roscommon by-election for the Irish House of Commons on 3 February 1917, caused by the death of James Joseph O'Kelly (Irish Nationalist), was won unopposed by George Noble Plunkett for that party. (2) In this timeline he had not joined Sinn Fein.

The Kilkenny by-election on 11 August 1917, caused by the death of Pat O'Brien (IPP), was won by John Magennis (IPP). The percentage votes for each candidate were:
John Magennis (IPP): 52.3
William Cosgrave (Sinn Fein): 47.7
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IPP majority: 4.6
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Cosgrave promised that if he were elected, he would not take his seat in the UK House of Commons. Magennis said that he would, so that the opposition parties would have enough votes to defeat the Conservative government if there were a vote of no confidence.

(1) Here is the Wikipedia entry for Nesbitt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathleen_Nesbitt.

(2) For Plunkett see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Noble_Plunkett.
 
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