- May 2014
Why'd Hungary oppose this plan? Also, was this Spanish sale offer related in any way to the Spanish-American War?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.
BTW, what do you think would have happened to this territory after WWI had Austria-Hungary actually purchased it back in 1898?