Here's the second chapter for the alternate history Monarchy Over the Danube
, which is based on both the map and the original source ([link]
, original basis: [link]
This part however, focuses on what happened over the first year of the restored
Imperial Federation of the Danube and where Austria and Hungary is headed. Including a surprise that might alter the course of history.
As for pairings, this is very
much AustriaxHungary/AusHun. Though it's not even 20 years since the Treaties of Versailles (which redrew the borders of Europe and defined the period leading up to World War II) and Trianon (which drastically reduced Hungary's size and left many of its people in neighboring countries) ended the Great War/World War I, they're starting to repair their relationship by this point.
That said, this is an alternate universe fic. This is NOT intended to be a political propaganda screed. In any case, feel free to critique and comment! They're all appreciated!
*UPDATE* Made some very last-minute typo fixes and edits. Hopefully the problems are solved!
For some historical info:
Otto von Habsburg ([link]
; 1912-2011), was heir to the Austrian throne following the abdication in 1918-19 and later on death of his father, Emperor Karl in 1922. In 1935, he was a student in Belgium.
Guido Schmidt ([link]
; 1901-1957) was the Austrian foreign minister in the 1930s, and belong to the same party as Schuschnigg. In this version of events, however, he turns against his friend in favor for the Crown Prince, which helps set the stage for Austria's restored Empire. By this point, he's the Foreign Minister of the Empire.
Miklos Horthy ([link]
; 1868-1957) was the Regent of the Kingdom of Hungary in 1935. In real life, he stayed there until deposed by the Nazis in 1944; despite right-wing and arguably fascist tendencies, he was disgusted with Hitler and ultimately tried to oppose the Holocaust. As another interesting note, he was also responsible for turning away Otto's father, Karl, from the Hungarian throne after the War. By this point, he's the Prime Minister of the Empire.
Gusztáv Hennyey ([link]
; 1888-1977) was in 1935 part of the Hungarian Ministry of Defense and was also a decorated military officer. In real life, he was one of the victims of the Nazi takeover of Hungary in 1944 and eventually escaped to West Germany, where he later died. By this point, however, he becomes the Empire's Chief of Staff.
The Little Entente ([link]
) was an alliance between Czechoslovakia, Romania and Yugoslavia in the 1920s and was designed to prevent Austria and Hungary from returning to their former glory at the end of World War I. By the time the story takes place, however, the alliance was already collapsing.
The references to Italy are a nod to both the wars between the Italian nationalists and Austria in 1866 (when Veneto/Venice was lost) and World War I (when South Tirol was lost. Around the 1930s,there were also uprisings reported among the Austrian Germans of South Tirol.Hölgy
is "Lady" in Hungarian.
I don't own Axis Powers Hetalia
. All rights belong to its respective owners.
Chapter 1: [link]
Chapter 3: [link]
Chapter 4: [link]
Chapter 5: [link]