Here's something of a surprise fic I've been working on since the weekend. It's a prologue and teaser for a different Hetalia alternate history tale based on Monarchy Over the Danube
, original basis: [link]
). The basic premise is that instead of an Anschluss in 1938, the Austro-Hungarian Empire is revived, triggering a chain of events leading to a rather different World War Two. Think of it as a hopefully less bleak version of All He Ever Wanted
), a similarly premised series revolving around England and Japan.
That said, expect this to become very much AustriaxHungary (or AusHun) in terms of pairings, along with perhaps major appearances by Poland and the Entente/Allied Powers. This is not meant to be a political propaganda piece by any means. Also, a special thanks to
) for the inspiration.
Please feel free to critique this and comment on whether this is worth continuing.
*EDIT* Made some last-minute polishing and additions. Hopefully to make the story better. ^^
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.
Kurt Schuschnigg ([link]
; 1897-1977) was the last Chancellor of Austria before the (Nazi) Anschluss of 1938. Although he himself was an "Austrofascist," he was strongly opposed to Hitler's plans and the Nazi party.
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.
As an added aside, the wheelchair is a nod to Hetalia canon, where it's stated that Austria/Roderich simply was too weak without it for a time after World War I ended.
I don't own Axis Powers Hetalia
. All rights belong to its respective owners.
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