Plausibility Check: An Austro-Hungarian colonial empire?

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
22,239
SoCal
Would it have been plausible for Austria-Hungary to acquire and have a colonial empire? If so, what would have been required for this to occur? Also, which territories is Austria-Hungary the most likely to have colonized in a scenario where it successfully becomes a colonial power?
 

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
22,239
SoCal
The Ostend charter was successful until the other colonial nations sided against Austria over the pragmatic sanction.
Was there actually an Austrian plan to capitalize on this and create their own colonial empire, though?
 

Maki

Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
3,634
Republika Srpska
In 1898 Spain offered to sell Rio de Oro to the Austro-Hungarian Colonial Society. The sale was agreed upon and Count Goluchowski, the Foreign Minister, was aware of the deal. Everything seemed to be complete and then Hungary vetoed the deal and it fell through.