>>1202516 they were everywhere, most major cities is eastern europe like slovakia's capital bratislava where german but they either left where homogenised or force to leave (ie ethnic cleansing) like in czechslovakia >tfw no sleepy isolated german encalve in the carpathian mountains to while away your life in
God, how stupid were they forcing a load of different racial and cultural groups together into one country, no wonder it collapsed! Just like all those bigoted European Empires that carved up the Middle East with no thought to separate different ethic and religious groups from each other! It's high time the West establish an ethnostate for the Kurds. Oh btw that's me in the pic.
>>1203166 it actually is quite a bit of a meme though and it can be traced to mostly british historical work immediately post ww1 & the various former a-h constituent nations nationalist arguments where anti-habsburg propaganda and justification played a significant part for the former you have the trio of seton=watson, namier and steed, for the latter you have, well, virtually everything from the czechs, slovaks etc. (incidentally consider that _even during_ the war, most czechs did _not_ want the empire to fall, they did not want to see it dismantled etc. - as in they wanted to remain part of it [even moreso before the war], and it was the clique around masaryk that pushed events to their real life conclusion) john deak addresses this exact issue of 'hurr dur inevitable fall of a-h' in his 'great war and the forgotten realm'
>>1203166 The only people that were an actual issue were the fucking Serbs They, as it turns out, were not a part of Austria-Hungary and were a foreign nation back terrorists inside it that everyone hated. Czechs were fine with the empire, Hungarians were, Germans did fine, Slovaks were okay with being in Hungary, and Croats fucking loved it. The fucking nations for the ethnicities that allegedly hated it were all made without any sort of referendum or popular vote
>>1205485 they were not as much partitioned as the minority elements vying for independence won over both internally as well as the support of the victorious powers leading to the collapse of the monarchy furthermore the constituent lands of the monarchy were still discrete units with their power structures there were no such elements of note to be found in a (relatively speaking) more uniform germany
>>1205506 >but the empire wouldn't have collapsed if they hadn't it would have, there was no stopping the 1918 train the treaties like st germain merely affirmed and reflected the situation on the ground
>>1203146 >>1203192 there weren't a lot of violent events in AH before ww1. sure, many minorities didn't like it, but this issue was hardly destroying the empire. losing the war did. there was a lot of internal political debate on the minority issue, but it mostly remained just that: debates. contrast that to Russia for example, where they had constant problems with terrorists and rebellions in the Caucasus and Central-Asia.
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