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Greater Habsburg Empire Final by Muzik-Maniac Greater Habsburg Empire Final by Muzik-Maniac
The Final Draft to this one: [link]

Ok, I'm happy how Africa Turned out, i was able to make a (Hopefully) more time period accurate South africa with all the Boer Republics/Griqua States; although as for that Squarish Territory to the left of the South African Republic I'm Stumped as to what that's supposed to be but i just went with it, if anyone could fill me in I'd be a happy person lol.

*UPDATE: It's been clarified to be Botswana so all's good. lol
The ongoing Dutch(Habsburg)-Brazilian War is now not only taking place in the Cisplatine Province, but also former Dutch Brazil (with the help of the uprising of a substantial minority population of Dutch Decent).

Some territorial Disputes unrelated to the Habsburg empire have been added, such as the border between the Republic of Gran Colombia and British Guiana. and the border dispute between Argentina and Chile over Patagonia.

French Algeria's been made time period appropriate, as well as many of the European Coastal Colonial claims (which have yet to really expand inland). The Dark area within Africa are areas without claim or organized government. Southern Sudan is under the British Sphere of Influence. Eastern Sudan is claimed by the ottoman Empire. Morocco's Hopefully somewhat time period appropriate. and I made the colonial claims in africa look more accurate for their infancy at the time.

The Dutch are involved in the colonization of Australia! It's known officially as "New Holland" in this time line as well, but with good reason. And there is a border dispute between the colonists of New Holland, and the British Colonists of the British Colony of New South Wales. Several Border skirmishes have broken out.

Background Information:
-Habsburg Monarchy does not lose its connections with Spain and Italy, and retains control of the Netherlands (A long shot i know).
-So the colonization of much of the world is undertaken by the Habsburg Empire.
-Fearing the Empire ripping apart, a federal system of sorts is put in place giving fair and equal representation of all ethnicities (or a good majority).
-Gran Colombia adjusts to a federal structured government and survives.
-Egypt begins to act out more in their own interests and begin annexing sections of Sudan claiming ownership of the Nile and its surrounding regions.
-A less loyalist Canada Splits from Britain much Like the U.S. during the revolutionary war, and with an "Act of Union" the American Union is formed.
-Luxembourg having aligned itself with the Habsburg's Gains some territory to the north.
-Switzerland has lost some territory in the south.
-Remainder of "Unoccupied" Italy is united into the Kingdom of Italy to prevent further annexation.
-Mexican Empire Loses Del Norte along with Baja California to the American Union, but is able to maintain control over its Southern Provinces.
-Due to the federal structure and equal representation, The Spanish colonies of Peru and Bolivia (I'm to lazy to get really technical with the accurate historical naming at the moment). Remain loyal.
-The Habsburg Empire, wishing for a faster rout towards its south American Territories/Provinces, is currently waging war with the Brazilian Empire over the Província Cisplatina [which would ultimately lead to control over the entirety of Rio De La Plata (sorry if that's the wrong term to use, i don't know what or if there's even a name for the entire river network consisting of all those rivers)].
-Interest in Northern africa Led to Habsburg invasion of and annexation/payment for/of Ottoman Northern Africa.
-Early colonization of Somalia
-The Helvetic Republic is NOT neutral. :0 lol
-The Federal Capital of the Greater Habsburg Empire is Officially Vienna.
-Poland Retains independence from Both Russia and Germany (although its territory is severely reduced)

Timeline information has been transfered from the rough draft! (As seen above) 3/10/11

if you have any questions about other major divergences, please refer back to the previous draft until I'm able to transfer the information, or if your question is still not answered feel free to ask.
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stephdumas Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Very good, it could be interesting to see how the Habsburg empire would had looked if the Dutch had won the Anglo-Dutch war and New Amsterdam didn't became New York like in this thread in Alternative history wiki and on
Could had been be possible then the Habsburg empire might have evolved into a sort of Dutch Commonwealth similar to the current British Commonwealth as we knew today?

I added it to my favs, keep up your good work. :D
AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
The only remaining discrepancy I see would be Somalia owning Jubaland, which at the time was part of Kenya.
BloodAndBones Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
why would french canadians join americans?
HeerSander Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Maybe the war of 1812 worked out better for the US? :)
BloodAndBones Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
doubt it, the loyalists wouldve never allowed be dominated by the people who chassed them away in the first place
HeerSander Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
well, it is an alternate history scenario;
some historical facts must be altered and or forgotten ;)
BloodAndBones Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Namibia ?
Muzik-Maniac Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Oh, thank you, you just helped answer my question, I looked up Namibia, than noticed Botswana Next door and looked at its history and found a map of Botswana during that time period that fit exactly! :D lol
AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I know far too much about history and colonialism. Need anything, ask away.
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