1. Futurist

    Which ethnic groups in Austria-Hungary, Russia, and Ottoman E were the most disloyal?

    Which ethnic groups in Austria-Hungary, Russia, and Ottoman Empire were the most disloyal in the pre-World War I years? I was inspired to ask this question by Shtajerc's comment in another thread about how most Slovenes in Austria-Hungary were loyal to the Dual Monarchy until late into World...
  2. Futurist

    Before World War I, did most Slovenians want a federal unit within Austria-Hungary?

    It states in this Wikipedia article that the idea of a United Slovenia--specifically the idea that Slovenia should be an autonomous, federal unit within the Austrian Empire--was a popular idea among Slovenes in the pre-World War I decades. Anyway, is this true? Was this genuinely what most...
  3. R

    What do you know about aristocracy in Austria-Hungary?

    I mean, how could someone become a Duke, a baron? Also, which industry was the most developed? Railways, textiles? How was the royal family connected to aristocrats? I am new to this:)
  4. Futurist

    If Austria-Hungary makes peace in 1917, does this prevent Russia from going Red?

    If Kaiser Karl would have been willing to make peace at any price in 1917 in order to get Austria-Hungary out of World War I, would the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia have been prevented? Basically, if Austria-Hungary is willing to make peace on terms that are acceptable to the Allies (which...
  5. Maki

    Was Austria-Hungary behind the May Coup of 1903

    So, May Coup of 1903 led to the deaths of king Aleksandar Obrenović of Serbia and Queen Draga Mašin, the end of the Obrenović dynasty and the return of the Karađorđević dynasty. The May Coup is usually seen as a start of a pro-Russian path for Serbia, but how accurate is that description? King...
  6. Futurist

    What would a break-up of Austria-Hungary look like in a CP victory world?

    I have heard Kotromanic previously say somewhere on this forum that Austria-Hungary would have still broken up if the Central Powers had won World War I if the war would have lasted to 1917 or beyond. Thus, I am curious as to what a break-up of Austria-Hungary would look like in a scenario...
  7. Futurist

    Did it make more sense for Imperial Germany to ally with Austria-Hungary or Russia?

    Did it make more sense for Imperial Germany to ally with Austria-Hungary or to ally with Russia (if it had to choose, that is)? Basically, the way that I see it, here are the benefits and drawbacks of these approaches: Ally with A-H: Pro: -You get to be the dominant partner in this alliance...
  8. F

    Divide of economic power in Austria-Hungary

    Hello there! So, I stumbled across this: Seeing the GNP of Austria-Hungary made me wonder, how much did Austria and how much did Hungary contribute to that number(, also how much did Bosnia)? I assume...
  9. newtohistory

    Saving Austria-Hungary?

    I wonder, how would you keep Austria-Hungary together, forming a great European power? What changes /reforms would have to take place? If such a thing happened, what would be the impact on 20th century events? What would A-H look like nowadays? Or were the differences between the nations so...
  10. VHS

    Could Germany and Austria-Hungary be one empire?

    If Germany and Austria-Hungary became one, it could have been a fairly substantial empire in Central Europe. The problem was that the areas of Austria-Hungary might have negative contributions to the strength of this empire. The previous Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth proved that "size does...
  11. sailorsam

    Worst Military Ever? Austria-Hungary?

    so what nation had a horrible military / tradition? I'm thinking Austria-Hungary / Hapsburgs. Lost WWI, lost to the Prussians, almost always lost to Napoleon. I'm not an expert in this field so feedback welcome. was their military that bad? is there another major nation/state with a worse...
  12. J

    Why was Austria-Hungary much more advanced & richer than its actual opponents in WW1?

    Why was Austria-Hungary much more advanced & richer than its actual opponents in WW1? Why was Austria-Hungary more advanced (economically infrastructurally) richer and shockingly better industrialized than its actual opponents in WW1? References are in the text...
  13. Darth Raidius

    Austria-Hungary fights with German effectiveness in World War I

    How would World War I play out if the military and government of Austria-Hungary fought with the same level of effectiveness as their German counterparts? This includes tactics, strategy, motivation, leadership, training, quality of equipment and all other major factors of warfare. The military...
  14. AlpinLuke

    Austria-Hungary conquered Northern Italy

    There is a speculative scenario about the aftermath of the first War of Independence [in Italy we call in this way the first war between the Sardinia / Piedmont Kingdom and Austria-Hungary] which should deserve more attention: instead of imposing rude conditions to Turin, Vienna conquers it...
  15. Karl XII

    Why did Austria-Hungary suck so much during World war 1?

    They couldnt even beat Serbia without help, they got trashed by the russians, had bulgarian help in beating Romania and only succeeded aginst Italy due to their terrain advantage and stupid Italian mistakes. Why was there army so bad?
  16. U

    Effect of the naval blockade of World War 1 on the economy of Austria-Hungary

    Hello, I am conducting research for a high school class in which I must present the effect of naval blockades on several european countries. However, I have not been very successful in conducting research on the economy of Austria-Hungary as a result of the naval blockade. I was wondering if...
  17. MarshallBudyonny

    Germany's view on Austria-Hungary

    The question of whether Germany thought favourably of Austria Hungary has always puzzled me, on the one hand the German military expressed contempt for its Austrian counter-part, at one point claiming that it was "shackled to a corpse". On the other hand Germany seemed to have sufficient faith...
  18. Shtajerc

    What if Austria-Hungary would have defeated Italy?

    I heard a lot of times that after the battle of Kobarid (Caporetto for you guys) on the Isonzo front the Germans didn't want to bring any of their heavy artilery to the front, which could have resulted the final defeat of the Italians on the Piave. Allegedly the Germans were afraid of...
  19. A

    Relationship between Austria-Hungary and Serbia

    I'm reading a WW1 book and some of the things in the book aren't explained. For ex. I'm just reading a chapter describing the Balcan alliance to take Albania away from the Ottoman Empire, and in conclusion of the chapter it says that this impeding conflict between the alliance and OE was...
  20. mighty bear

    Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary books?

    Are there any good books on the subject of the Austrian Empire and/or Austria-Hungary that the forum can recommend. Preferably focusing on 18th-19th-20th century military and political developments. Cheers.