It's taken a while and some rewriting, but here's a new fic that's not set in the Doomsday-verse AU itself but closely related to it. Mainly, this one is more about the Ausgleich
(aka Austria and Hungary's wedding) centennial...set in the backdrop of the Cold War in the late 1960s.
As a result, this is a heavily historical fic. It took some effort trying to make its as "Cold War" and "1960s" as possible while keeping the focus on Austria and Hungary, especially given their position along both sides of the Iron Curtain. Still, there are some rather bittersweet tones and foreshadowing to
. Especially if you look closely at the settings, characters and the the unspoken words.
With pairings, it's pretty much AustriaxHungary/AusHun, with hints of a sort-of-mutual Frying Pangle and references to Prussia as East Germany.
That said, this is not meant to be taken as a propaganda/ideological tool or even a 100% historical article. This is purely a work of fiction, albeit with historical context. Still, I hope you enjoy reading!
EDIT: Made some very
last-minute additions and editing. Hope the improvements are better now!
As for some reference:
), also known as the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 was the series of reforms that formally made the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary a reality. Depending on the sources, it's normally dated to either March 30 (the beginning), May 29 (the formal ratification) or June 8 (the final declaration and coronation). I guess headcanon and Hetalia make use of the June 8 in particular as Austria and Hungary's "Wedding Day," explaining why that date means so much to the Nation.
The SOKOL ([link]
) was a radio model from the USSR that was first produced in 1963. It was apparently made outside Moscow and in parts of Lithuania.
Relations between Austria and Hungary in the mid/late 1960s onwards ([link]
) were described as largely of economic and civil cooperation, although the Iron Curtain constantly hindered their ties and at times strained them along opposing ideologies.
The Beatles reference is actually in relation to the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
), which was released on the 1st of June, 1967. Coincidentally, the band also toured in Austria back in 1965.
Herbert von Karajan ([link]
; 1900-89) was one of Austria's most distinguished conductors in the 20th Century. He was among other things, responsible for establishing the Salzburg Easter Music Festival in 1967 ([link]
The Berlin Wall symbolized the Iron Curtain's divisions (between East and West) and the Cold War in general. More specifically, it split through Berlin, separating the Allied and West German-controlled half from the East German/"Prussian" one. In April 1967 ([link]
), the Wall was further upgraded to coincide with a meeting with the Soviet Politburo.
The allusions to the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and Austria's involvement in it are a nod of sorts to
's They Were Once His
).Indivisibiliter ac Inseparabiliter
was one of the old mottoes of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It was meant to signify the strong bonds and unity of the Dual Monarchy. In English it means "Indivisibly and Inseparably."
...and yes, the cottage is the same one seen in A Wasteland Melody
- "My Love" (German)Alles Gute zum Hochzeitstag
- "Happy Anniversary!" (German)te bolond
- "You fool" (Hungarian)Boldog évfordulót
- "Happy Anniversary!" (Hungarian)
I neither own Hetalia
. All rights belong to their respective owners.
This fic, while not in the Doomsday-verse proper is directly followed up by this:A Distant Anniversary
* The deleted scene/epilogue can be found here: [link]