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Federalized Austria Survives First World War

Aldarion

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So instead of historical 1878 Austro-Hungarian compromise, let's say that the Habsburg Monarchy federalizes instead on something similar to the US model before the Civil War, and as a consequence survives the First World War.

How would things go from there, and what impact would Habsburg survival have on the future history, especially potential World War 2?
 

Buba

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It was 1867.
No need for US model - Norddeutscherverein example is next door.
A-H was broken up by victors. Some say that a hateboner of masonic anticlerical French elites towards the pillar of Catholicism was a major factor, others say - "because Hungarians". A federal structure was not that important - not losing the war was.
Events preserving an A-H - and a continued A-H - change world history beyond recognition.
 

WolfBear

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It was 1867.
No need for US model - Norddeutscherverein example is next door.
A-H was broken up by victors. Some say that a hateboner of masonic anticlerical French elites towards the pillar of Catholicism was a major factor, others say - "because Hungarians". A federal structure was not that important - not losing the war was.
Events preserving an A-H - and a continued A-H - change world history beyond recognition.
I think that what would be really nice would be if Poland ever succeeded in breaking away from Russian rule and then received Galicia from A-H in exchange for a Hapsburg King. Bukovina can either completely go to Romania or be split between Poland and Romania in this TL.

I think that both Vienna and Budapest would be much more populous cities in this TL.
 
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