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Alternate Habsburg Europe Map by Muzik-Maniac Alternate Habsburg Europe Map by Muzik-Maniac
I haven't really had much time to upload/work on anything lately, school's started, and well my "creative block" has left me with a lot of unfinished maps/ideas xP.

You could say this is the product of procrastination lol

Anyway, I guess this has kind of turned into a fledgling series, if i have time i might do the other maps of the Habsburg holdings in this alternate timeline. Until then i hope this is good enough.

*Just for clarification, this is an alternate History map of what maybe it would look like if the Habsburgs had kept many of their european holdings/federated them... or something to that effect lol

*set in the mid to late 19th century.

*Sorry if the province borders are off (well for Austria-Hungary anyway), i made the mistake of erasing the national borders when editing the base map, and then coming up with the idea of adding provincial borders. I used a map of the "United States of Greater Austria" and visually traced the lines of the proposed states (like i said i probably murdered them, sorry xP).

*I'd probably say this would be placed sometime before the Spanish American War? Haven't really worked out a date yet.

*The reason why there's two National Capitals is because i figured the Royal Family would be Housed in Vienna, and the Senate and "Royal Representatives" based in Budapest.

*Overall I'd probably see this idea as more of a Confederation meets Global Empire, but then again; I guess maybe something along the lines of the Organization of the German Empire maybe? Idk....

*There are four main "autonomous" regions within the European section of the Empire: The Kingdom of Spain, The United States of Greater Austria, Kingdom of Naples, and The United Netherlands. The Austrian/Hungarian Branch of the Monarchy Holds Power over the others, thus the "Royal" Capital is located in Vienna, and the Legislative Capital in Budapest. (I'm considering making Madrid the Judicial Capital? But i can't really decide.)

*About the Abbreviations, i had absolutely no idea how to go about that, so i just winged it, if anyone wants to correct me or make any suggestions, be my guest.

*I've got to say, i love spain after this lol, the borders are not as complex as any of the other's i had to draw, but then again i slightly simplified them for the sake of my sanity <.< >.>

*This is simply a map of the European holdings, the others may fallow if i have the time or patience.... xP

*The world map of this little timeline of mine can be seen here:
-Subnote: Refer to the rough draft description for a majority of the timeline reasoning/description.
*A closer look at the South American Holdings:
*A closer look at the South African Holdings:

If you have any questions, than feel free to ask, i will try to answer them to the best of my ability (considering i forgot a majority of my reasoning to this Dx) lol
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ImperialBlade Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
This looks cool. A good point of divergence for this could be no extinction of the Spanish line, and a possible union later.
Muzik-Maniac Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Thanks! Hmm, i think that's what i intended, either that or the Austrian branch inherited... one or the other, i should have written it down somewhere lol.
ImperialBlade Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
A POD during the War of the Spanish Succession could help too - Leopold I and Joseph I die on schedule, but the Austrian side ultimately wins with Emperor Charles VI becoming Charles III of Spain.

Especially since Vienna is the capital of the entire demesne.
Caturday2 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Piedmont will ruff em' up.
TomBombardier Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Considering the borders of Spain and Italy, can I take it that France might not have Corsica in this?
Muzik-Maniac Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
No, france was able to retain its control over Corsica.
SkyinOd Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Why is Luxembourg independent? And where is the Prince-Bishopric of Liège? And why is there a border through Brabant?
Muzik-Maniac Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
hmmm... well I think you admittedly got me on that one, its been so long I've forgotten lol. Although i may revise that, Annexation of Luxembourg into the empire would seem far more likely than its retaining its independence.

(There's going to be a lot of ASB after this point) :P

Although at the time, i think (emphasis on "I think") i had reasoned that it was primarily to keep the peace between France, Prussia, and Austria. If Austria had outright annexed it into the United Habsburgian Netherlands, it could have been cause for conflict.

Well as for the Prince-Bishopric of Liège, the revolution succeeded, and it became a republic. Upon the defeat of Napoleon, the Republic was a put under the occupational authority of the Habsburgs, who instate a Pro-Habsburg Leader for the republic. Several years later, the Liege Republic, and Greater Habsburg Empire sign the Treaty of Liege, officially recognizing the Republic's incorporation into the empire.

The occupation of the Habsburgian Netherlands, the southern half (belgium) found itself under a strict policy of Frenchification by Napoleon. And that carried itself into the reunification in the post Napoleonic era within the Greater Habsburg Empire. Under the Ethnic Equality and Freedoms act of 1625, effectively cooling the rising ethnic tensions around the empire, and eventually lead the the re-organization of several inner-territorial borders. Brabant found itself divided between the dutch speakers in the North, and the Francophoners in the south. And sense it could not overrule imperial authority, found itself split and dismantled into new reorganized provinces (those provinces are not shown because of the smaller governmental level).

Probably not that good of an explanation, but i hope it answered your questions to an extent. :)
AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Madrid as the judicial capital would be appropriate, considering the amount of Spanish colonial territory held in South America.
Muzik-Maniac Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Ok, thank you for the input. I was hesitant to mark Madrid as the Judicial capital because i was afraid its distance from Budapest and Vienna was to great to have a strong involvement in the government.
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