Here's the fourth chapter of Monarchy Over the Danube
, which is based on both the map and the original source ([link]
, original basis: [link]
The focus this time is on the "shockingly fast" invasion of Yugoslavia in 1938, following news of its declaration of war on Austria and Hungary as well as the more peaceful "reintegration" of Czechoslovakia. But it also puts light on the darker side of the Empire's growth and the discomfort of war, especially against the same enemy who was both among the victors of World War I. It seems rather fitting that it would happen not that far from Sarajevo, where the first shot of WWI was triggered in 1914. But that said, there's a twist that takes this from becoming TOO dark.
For pairings, it's pretty much AustriaxHungary/AusHun, though there are implied sibling relationships regarding the Nations of Yugoslavia.
And just to be sure, this is an alternate universe fic. This is NOT intended to be a political propaganda screed. But as a warning though, there is some harsh language.
So feel free to read on.
EDIT: Made some very
final, last-minute edits and adjustments. My apologies, though I hope this improves things!
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. By 1938, he's very much the Emperor-King of the restored Empire.
Franz Ferdinand von Habsburg ([link]
; 1863-1914) was Archduke and designated heir to the Austrian-Hungarian Empire in real life. He was known to be a reformer (the "United States of Greater Austria" being one of his ideas), though somewhat controversial regarding his marriage and views on Magyars. His assassination in 1914 in Sarajevo sparked World War I.
The Little Entente ([link]
) is the alliance created by Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and Romania after 1918 specifically to keep Austria and Hungary from ever regaining their former power. But by 1937-38, it largely existed as part of Yugoslavia's policy...which in-story brought about the invasion.
Beograd is Belgrade in Serbian.
As for some translations:brat
- Brother (Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian)
I don't own Axis Powers Hetalia
. All rights belong to its respective owners.
Chapter 1: [link]
Chapter 2: [link]
Chapter 3: [link]
Chapter 5: [link]