Austria-Hungary without a World War I: a physics superpower?

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Seriously, consider a few of the great physicists and mathematicians from Austria-Hungary:


In a no-WW1 timeline,with Austria-Hungary surviving (whether it was destined to break up even without a world war is of course a question but let's just assume such a breakup was not inevitable) could we even have a Habsburg A-Bomb? (Of course some of the scientists mentioned might find greener pastures in a presumably continuing Wilhelmine Germany--indeed some of those mentioned worked in Germany before Hitler's rise to power.)
 
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Austria-Hungary was the center of electrical engineering throughout the world before ww1. It's pretty obvious they had some well learned physicists. And yes probably vienna would become hub for physics. It almost was otl.
 
I wonder how many of those men would still have emigrated anyway, to richer lands. Say a richer and stable Germany or the United States. Those nations will have more scope for them, anyway.
 
While the country as a whole was poorer than Germany or the US, I do not think A-H would fall behind in providing incentives for these people to stay.
 
While the country as a whole was poorer than Germany or the US, I do not think A-H would fall behind in providing incentives for these people to stay.
Besides the whole not putting Jews into Camps thing, like 'Greater Germany' after 1938
 
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Seriously, consider a few of the great physicists and mathematicians from Austria-Hungary:


In a no-WW1 timeline,with Austria-Hungary surviving (whether it was destined to break up even without a world war is of course a question but let's just assume such a breakup was not inevitable) could we even have a Habsburg A-Bomb? (Of course some of the scientists mentioned might find greener pastures in a presumably continuing Wilhelmine Germany--indeed some of those mentioned worked in Germany before Hitler's rise to power.)
Keeping Nikola Tesla in Austria-Hungary would also help it.
 
yeah, that's a tral possibility, but a think AH would be a scientific and industrial powerhouse in general, whether the A bomb would be built there or not is a metter of politics. Something like the Manhattan project would be inpossible in peace time, even for the US or Germany, so I think that commercial reactors would be built before any kind of nuclear armament.
 
While the country as a whole was poorer than Germany or the US, I do not think A-H would fall behind in providing incentives for these people to stay.
AH was among the fastest growing countries in Europe, and AH had a nice georgraphy and enough resources to turn the country into an industrial powerhouse comparable to Germany.
 
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