Austria enters the Crimean War on the Russian side

Apr 2017
1,094
U.S.A.
#15
Prussia at the time was ruled by Frederick William IV, who after the 1848 revolutions is described as gloomy and withdrawn from the public, relying on conservative advisors. However he did attempt to unify the German states (excluding Austria) under Prussia in 1850. It failed due to Austrian interference (with Russian backing). This event almost led to war and was seen as a humiliation for Prussia. William may have seen Austria being at war with France/Britain (if it developed that way) as an excellent opportunity to avenge this.
Relevant link: Erfurt Union - Wikipedia
 
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May 2014
16,798
SoCal
#16
Prussia at the time was ruled by Frederick William IV, who after the 1848 revolutions is described as gloomy and withdrawn from the public, relying on conservative advisors. However he did attempt to unify the German states (excluding Austria) under Prussia in 1850. It failed due to Austrian interference (with Russian backing). This event almost led to war and was seen as a humiliation for Prussia. William may have seen Austria being at war with France/Britain (if it developed that way) as an excellent opportunity to avenge this.
Relevant link: Erfurt Union - Wikipedia
Very interesting. Anyway, the Prussian King should have accepted the "crown from the gutter" from the Frankfurt Assembly back when it was offered to him.
 
Apr 2018
258
Italy
#17
So the Crimean War should potentially ended in a world war with UK, France, Prussia, Ottoman Empire and Sardinia on one side and Austria and Russia on the other. I see Crimean theatre very difficult to maintain since Russia had to deploy 200000 on Austria border, men that in this scenario would have been deployed on Crimea. France also would concentrate her force in Sardinia to attack Austria though Lombardy. Prussia also would have attacked Austria though Bohemia. Uk probabily would have concentrate on sea to block Dardanelli, Otranto strait and Baltic Sea and with the army to support the Ottoman empire along Danube.