A 20,000 word update? You put the rest of us to shame :)

Though one thing I noticed...


There seems to be part of a sentence missing. I assume it's a copy and paste error?

Great writing as always.
Oops, yeah. Copy/paste error. Thanks for catching that!

Here's the fixed version:
By the end of October, imperial and Polish troops had advanced to within thirty miles of Budapest. Legitimists in the countryside presented themselves to imperial officers- their knowledge of the terrain made them invaluable, and since they spoke the same language as the people they were seen as less provocative. This prompted Maximilian to use them as occupation troops
 
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As the others wrote already: Very good to see this is back!

Could you summarize the changes? I glanced at your new chapter 16, but it's too long since I read the previous version.
So basically what happened was:

Emperor Karl was very much a reformer, just as in OTL. Here, he adopts a proposal to create a South Slavic kingdom. This is based on an already existing state: the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, an autonomous region of Hungary. Istvan Tisza, Hungary's PM, refuses to grant consent and so nothing can be done. Massive protests break out across Croatia because of this, and the local parliament declares Croatia-Slavonia's independence, which Karl recognises. The empire is now a triple monarchy. However, Tisza sends in troops and begins fighting the Croatians. Karl sees this as a slap in the face and sends in Austrian troops to deter Tisza. After Austrian and Hungarian troops clash, Karl sends Tisza an ultimatum: remove your forces or there will be trouble. Tisza resigns and is replaced with Mihaly Karolyi, who says "Bring it on!"

And thus we have the civil war.
 
😳😳😳What a great update
Thanks very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Great to see this back! Hopefully Danubia gets more of a say than Germany about what happens to Hungary in the aftermath of the war.
Thanks very much- it's great to be back.
Unfortunately, Danubia has lost a lot of credibility in German eyes. In OTL, the "silent dictatorship" treated Austria-Hungary like a junior partner, commanding their armies and using their economy as an extension of their own, etc. With Germany having saved the regime, the unfortunate truth is that they get to dictate what happens next. Maximilian would like to restore Hungary to co-equal status after a period of time (carrots work better than sticks, you be good little subjects and you'll get something out of it), but the hawks who yell "Justice for Vienna!" won't have it. Germany's main interest is in peace, in making sure they don't have to do this again down the road, and unfortunately occupying Hungary as a defeated enemy is probably the best way to ensure that. Make a desert and call it peace.
Thanks for commenting!
 
With Croatia becoming the third kingdom part of Austria, wouldn't the Czech revolt since, despite their loyalty to the Imperial cause, they didn't get an autonomous kingdom of their own?
 
VULKAN LIVES STOMP STOMP.
Vulkan? Can't say I know that reference... would you mind please filling me in?
With Croatia becoming the third kingdom part of Austria, wouldn't the Czech revolt since, despite their loyalty to the Imperial cause, they didn't get an autonomous kingdom of their own?
I considered that, but find it doubtful. Bohemia was a fairly content part of Cisleithania for centuries and it's hard to imagine them walking away without a bloody good cause (ie, the Habsburg Monarchy losing WWI as per OTL). Besides, Germany is right there on the border and they wouldn't want to get the Danubienkorps treatment

 
Vulkan? Can't say I know that reference... would you mind please filling me in?

I considered that, but find it doubtful. Bohemia was a fairly content part of Cisleithania for centuries and it's hard to imagine them walking away without a bloody good cause (ie, the Habsburg Monarchy losing WWI as per OTL). Besides, Germany is right there on the border and they wouldn't want to get the Danubienkorps treatment

Its a meme from the warhammer 40k franchise. This character Vulcan was thought dead but showed later when the imperium was being invaded.
 
Thank you- perhaps I shall.
to give you brief it's a sci fi space opera with some fantasy elements. The whole point of it is to be had dark has it can while keeping some semblance of sense. The whole point is there exist no good guys only shades of black and grey.

The first and most important faction is the imperium of man. A fascist state that controls 2/3 of the galaxy. Founded by a highly psychic l individual known only the Emperor. Who tried to reunite mankind after the collapse of the previous government. So in order to conquer the billons of plants and moons humanity has settled he make 24 generically engineered supermen called primarchs vulkan is one of them they command legions of generically and cybernetically modified super soldiers called space marines . To make a long story short half the primarchs and there space marines fall to chaos a civil war happens and the emperor gets put life support holding back a rift that threatens to give literal demons a foothold on Earth. And in the past 10k years his empire has started to worship him has a god even though he tried to wipe out religion. and the empire has regressed in terms of technology is now a fascist theocracy hellbent and killing every alien and human who doesn't worship the emperor in the galaxy.


Chaos is the main villain's they are made up of four gods who are in a constant struggle for domaince over each other and the galaxy. they feed have the emotions of humans and sentient aliens. The gods inhabit another plane of existence called the warp. FTl works in this universe by taking shortcuts through the warp. They also corrupt mortals to fight with them like the 12 rebel primarchs and there space marines

Tzeentch the god of psychic powers change and intrigue. He is constantly scheming and has influence in pretty much every thing that goes on in the galaxy . Nurge a god of disease who is constantly cooking up plagues to unleash upon the galaxy.
Khorne the god of war and violence in general.
And slannesh a god of hedonism. Her birth by the way was the cause of the pre empire humanity's collapse. It made ftl impossible

Orks are bioweapons made by a extinct race called the old ones. They are fantasy Orcs but in space with a few twists they preproduce by spores so when they get on a planet you have a infestation of them now. And they instinctively understand how to build weapons' and other technology and they also have a strong desire for war. They are not unified and they exist has a myraid of small pirate fleets to small empire that managed to hold a couple of solar systems. From to time a waagh forms where one orc warlord unifies a few other groups into a large hoard.

The Eldar are space elves their degeneracy created slannesh and gave the warp a foot hold into the galaxy by creating the eye of terror that consumed the center of the galaxy.

Now we have two factions of Eldar.

Plain elders they basically become a very harsh stoic society were they try to suppress there emotions and desires in hopes and avoiding being consumed by slannesh.
The Dark Eldar said fuck it and tripled down on there degeneracy their society revolves around the capture of slaves which the inflict sadomastic torture on. There society also runs like a parody of Anarcho-capitalism.

The tau are confederacy of many different alien around elven last time I checked. The main species of the empire are the tau they have a weak form of eusociality made up of castes with morphological differences but all castes are fertile and only breed with each other. Being a member of the Tau empire has its advantages they have the best quality of life of any main faction many human worlds on the edges of the Imperium for this reason. They have also fought the Imperium to a standstill with their tech advantages. Its not all good though. The life of a person under Tau rule is micro managed by the ethereals the tau ruling caste. They decide who you can marry how many kids you can have pretty much everything with reeducation camps for those who disagree. Tau strictly enforce the Caste system in the books member a member of the water caste who take up the roles of merchants diplomates and administrators was lobotomized for taking up sculpture has a hobby has its not seen has okay for water caste to do that.
Note that the caste sytem does not apply to other races under tau rule.


Also there two other main factions but this post is getting long so am going to stop. Also in lore its stated thousand of alien race exist in the galaxy but only a handful have been named. There lore for the most parts boils down to there name and that they have been wiped outed by humans or they are currently among the edges of human space causing problems. Or that they are under Tau rule.

Basically the lore exist has serious of novels and rules books for the table top game.
 
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to give you brief it's a sci fi space opera with some fantasy elements. The whole point of it is to be had dark has it can while keeping some semblance of sense. The whole point is there exist no good guys only shades of black and grey.

The first and most important faction is the imperium of man. A fascist state that controls 2/3 of the galaxy. Founded by a highly psychic l individual known only the Emperor. Who tried to reunite mankind after the collapse of the previous government. So in order to conquer the billons of plants and moons humanity has settled he make 24 generically engineered supermen called primarchs vulkan is one of them they command legions of generically and cybernetically modified super soldiers called space marines . To make a long story short half the primarchs and there space marines fall to chaos a civil war happens and the emperor gets put life support holding back a rift that threatens to give literal demons a foothold on Earth. And in the past 10k years his empire has started to worship him has a god even though he tried to wipe out religion. and the empire has regressed in terms of technology is now fascist theocracy hellbent and killing every alien and human who doesn't worship the emperor in the galaxy.


Chaos is the main villain's they are made up of four gods who are in a constant struggle for domaince over each other and the galaxy. they feed have the emotions of humans and sentient aliens. The gods inhabit another plane of existence called the warp. FTl works in this universe by taking shortcuts through the warp. They also corrupt mortals to fight with them like the 12 rebel primarchs and there space marines

Tzeentch the god of psychic powers change and intrigue. He is constantly scheming and has influence in pretty much every thing that goes on in the galaxy . Nurge a god of disease who is constantly cooking up plagues to unleash upon the galaxy.
Khorne the god of war and violence in general.
And slannesh a god of hedonism. Her birth by the way was the cause of the pre empire humanity's collapse. It made ftl impossible

Orks are bioweapons made by a extinct race called the old ones. They are fantasy Orcs but in space with a few twists they preproduce by spores so when they get on a planet you have a infestation of them now. And they instinctively understand how to build weapons' and other technology and they also have a strong desire for war. They are not unified and they exist has a myraid of small pirate fleets to small empire that managed to hold a couple of solar systems. From to time a waagh forms where one orc warlord unifies a few other groups into a large hoard.

The Eldar are space elves their degeneracy created slannesh and gave the warp a foot hold into the galaxy by creating the eye of terror that consumed the center of the galaxy.

Now we have two factions of Eldar.

Plain elders they basically become a very harsh stoic society were they try to suppress there emotions and desires in hopes and avoiding being consumed by slannesh.
The Dark Eldar said fuck it and tripled down on there degeneracy their society revolves around the capture of slaves which the inflict sadomastic torture on. There society also runs like a parody of Anarcho-capitalism.

The tau are confederacy of many different alien around elven last time I checked. The main species of the empire are the tau they have a weak form of eusociality made up of castes with morphological differences but all castes are fertile and only breed with each other. Being a member of the Tau empire has its advantages they have the best quality of life of any main faction many human worlds on the edges of the Imperium for this reason. They have also fought the Imperium to a standstill with their tech advantages. Its not all good though. The life of a person under Tau rule is micro managed by the ethereals the tau ruling caste. They decide who you can marry how many kids you can have pretty much everything with reeducation camps for those who disagree. Tau strictly enforce the Caste system in the books member a member of the water caste who take up the roles of merchants diplomates and administrators was lobotomized for taking up sculpture has a hobby has its not seen has okay for water caste to do that.
Note that the caste sytem does not apply to other races under tau rule.


Also there two other main factions but this post is getting long so am going to stop. Also in lore its stated thousand of alien race exist in the galaxy but only a handful have been named. There lore for the most parts boils down to there name and that they have been wiped outed by humans or they are currently among the edges of human space causing problems. Or that they are under Tau rule.

Basically the lore exist has serious of novels and rules books for the table top game.
That sounds intricate and deeply interesting!
 
That sounds intricate and deeply interesting!
sorry for all the mistakes writing it though I was kinda in a hurry.

if you want to learn more heres some good places to start. Also if you choose to look into this please avoid archwarhammer. He is a deeply Racist and Sexist person.
He has been known to compare Black people and other nonwhite to animals. And is in general a real piece of shit and gives the Warhammer community a bad image.

 
Seriously, the amount of content and research you've done for this timeline is quite amazing, Kaiser.

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Nice timeline, I have only a nitpick, forgive me of someone already asked about it: regents do not take a regnal number, Archduke Maximillian would not be Maximillian IV, nor ge wouldbe addressed as emperor; He would be called His Imperial Hightness Archduke Maximillian, Regent of the Austrian Empire (and Of Hingarian amd Cratian Kingdoms).
 
Nice timeline, I have only a nitpick, forgive me of someone already asked about it: regents do not take a regnal number, Archduke Maximillian would not be Maximillian IV, nor ge wouldbe addressed as emperor; He would be called His Imperial Hightness Archduke Maximillian, Regent of the Austrian Empire (and Of Hingarian amd Cratian Kingdoms).
You are right- he wouldn't technically have a number. However, since Otto is five years old at this point, Maximilian will be running the empire for thirteen years (and he'll likely be a power behind the throne for far longer). Maximilian was winning the war while Otto was playing with lead soldiers, as it were. So Maximilian is, for all intents and purposes, the emperor- the fourth Habsburg emperor named Maximilian. Thus, calling him "Maximilian IV", even though it's technically cheating, makes sense (and it's likely how he'd be referred to in practice by the common people).

TL;DR: Since Maximilian is really running the place, he de facto gets the number.
 
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