- May 2014
How many people did they have?Not large enough a population, not developed enough and Indonesia demanded the entire colony be one state.
They did fight in 1848-1849 and lost to the Austro-Russians, no?Some Hungarian revolution leaders would have preferred to fight for true independence, rather than be the toadies of their oppressors.
Had FF survived in 1914 and became Emperor, the Hungarians could have tried again in 1917--and maybe this time they could actually be lucky enough to have Russia support rather than oppose them. Of course, a lot might depend on whether France would have given Russia its approval in regards to such a move.