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    World in Flames [Alt-history FRP] [Rp]

    Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie Summer 1933 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Jan Wencel had seen an eventful life. A Czech national upstart, the fraudulent noble was really just a formerly successful industrialist. The man used his wealth to purchase an old castle up in the Carpathian mountains. In the tumultuous and disorganized Boheme revolt against Vienna, he was able to win over the hearts of the angry soldiers. Seeing it necessary for a figurehead, the ruling Czech Nationalist party recognized the false Premyslid. Most scholars knew that this could not be, the Premyslids had not had a male member in centuries, but they did not say this to the public. Wenceslaus IV, he claimed to be, and his falsity had succeeded for the most part. That was until the Habsburg reconquest and the collapse of the Bohemian army. The Czech legislators and Prime Minister Petro Zhivago, seeing that Prague had been encircled, proclaimed “Wenceslaus” to be a pretender and mummer. The Austro-Hungarian Imperial Landwehr breached the Prague walls and had the city secure within an hour. There was little resistance, except from the so-called King’s honor guard which was executed in the streets. Now Jan’s facade had fallen and he found himself in Vienna. The trial was swift, those few Czech politicians not on trial left him for carrion and gave excellent testimonies to his, and his supporters’, conspiracies against the crown. CONDOTTIERE VON WIEN Und Militar Acts The Ministry of the Military sees fit to privatize some of the army for foreign use. In a new policy, modelled after the famed condottiere companies of old, the Imperial Military has chosen a select few companies of Jagdkommandos for this program. While the government will not take official stances in international wars, they will open the company to the highest bidder. They also are available for conscription for joint training exercises or special op missions. All with a heavy price of course. Furthermore, the military’s supply issues are attempted to be dealt with. The state governments are ordered by federal decree to designate 15% of their industrial capabilities (their factories) to producing guns, ammo, uniforms, and helmets. The military develops a new basic infantryman uniform, bringing helmets and assault gear to replace the old cloth formal military uniform. Half a unit of Condottiere, for now, is sent to the Confederates on a deal for training and border patrol… and any use they see fit. HELLRIEGEL PROJEKT In an effort to place Austro-Hungarian military technology ahead of its peers, the government begins funding for a new type of weapon. Hoping to take the deathly fire rate of a machine gun and place it in the regular infantryman’s hands, the Austrians rejump the Hellriegel Projekt which was began in the 1910s but was abandoned due to the strain on funding during the ethnic revolts. The heavy submachine gun would use a drum magazine. BOSNIEN WIEDERERLANGT The communist yoke had been lifted off of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In accordance with talks with the UBSR, Communist leaders are allowed to leave by train to the communist side of Yugoslavia. A two pronged effort begins in the newly acquired land. Firstly, the state government of Bosnia and Herzegovina is established. Once settled, pro-Vienna Bosnians will run polling to form a new self-governing body that will be part of the federation under the Empire. Secondly, the federal government begins to aid in the reconstruction of Churches and relocation of displaced priests under communist rule. The Church and religion is used to unify the Bosnians with the rest of the country and discourage communist thought. Imperial loyalists begin to organize religious festivals celebrating the freedom to practice Catholic faith! AUSLÄNDISCH DISKURS The Imperial Minister of Foreign Relations, Laszlo Yarpady The Kaiser and his ethnically Hungarian foreign minister convene in private to discuss the foreign actions of the Empire. For most things, by the constitution, the Kaiser has ultimate control on foreign affairs. The Kaiser arranges to invite the French Imperial family to Vienna for a meeting of monarchs. Hoping to foster a new relationship and perhaps arrange a marriage for his son. The Kaiser issues a decree which recognizes the Pope’s authority and independence. He vows to send Austrians to serve in the Legion of Saint Peter and, after discussion with him, sends his cousin Maximilian, the Duke of Hohenberg and son of Franz Ferdinand, to be the Commandant of the Legion of Saint Peter. Maximilian was one of the young noblemen conscripted for war against the revolts of the Balkans and Carpathians. He has a great record of command and inspires loyalty from his troops. The Kaiser calls for volunteers to be sent to the Vatican as legionnaires. SUMMARY Some actions not in base text. Pope is recognized as independent and the government runs advertisements and propaganda to recruit 10,000 volunteers to serve in His Holiness’ Legion! They send Prince Maximilian to be the Commandant of the new papal army. (PAPACY) The French Imperial family is invited to the palace of the Kaiser. (FRANCE) Development is started on the Hellriegel Project. (MOD) 15% of each state’s industry is used to supply the huge new army. (MOD) The new prototype of armored train produced by a young engineer is funded and brought in for actual testing.. (MOD) The Bohemian Reconquest continues, an ultimatum of surrender and fair trial is sent to the Bohemian Pretender Government. (MOD) The Kaiser offers a seat on the Imperial Privy to gather select candidates to be Ministers of the Air Force and launch a new Imperial Air Force directive. (MOD, basically seeing if we can get any really great leader for this objective. The Ministry of Production continues its work to connect the economies of the states and make them intertwined. They sponsor citizen owned corporations and foster relationships between different ethnic groups, in terms of business, in an attempt to lesser any tensions. The new federal mandate for supplies also will twine regions together for raw goods needed to fill quotas. (MOD) The Catholic Church is reestablished in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It hopefully convinces faithful, who weren’t able to practice under communism, to feel brotherhood with their brothers in the Empire. (MOD) The Empire begins to support local businesses in the Bosnian area (bringing in Bosnian minorities from around the Empire who are used to a non-communist economy to introduce economics to potential or current business owners). Elections are held in the region, commies can't run. (MOD)
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    World in Flames [Alt-history FRP] [Rp]

    Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie April, 1933 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Kaiser stood at the tracks of Sopron. Out here at the border, the only thing to disrupt the beautiful peace was the rumble of locomotion and the arrival of goods and people from other parts of the Empire. One of the top railway executives of Austria stood with him and went over the details of the railway, though it was a state owned company of course. To the east, the extensive railways crossed through Hungary and dotted about major towns and junctions from Budapest all the way to the east to Czernowitz and to the south at Temeswar in Romania. But, ever since the split of Hungary and Austria there hadn’t been a train to come from that side of the rails. Instead, most travel on the rails was domestic. The ghost of the former Austria-Hungary ran like the fossils of an ancient beast, the rails like a spine and the cities like joints. The Kaiser ordered a total map of the old imperial railways brought to his office for when he returned to Vienna. Like a necromancer in the folk tales, Kaiser Karl would breathe life into that skeleton again. He stepped onto the train and road along the long unused track towards Budapest. Hungary had bent the knee. A map of the Austro-Hungarian Imperial Railways DER FÜNFTE REICHSRAT The Fifth Imperial Council The House of Deputies and the House of Lords convened on April 1st, 1933 for the first time under the reign of Kaiser Karl I. However, this legislature had been elected for two years; it was the fifth democratically elected Imperial Council (or atleast in terms of the House of Deputies… the House of Lords was not elected). Nevertheless, the council had been in session for half of its term. The House of Deputies, which was elected through male suffrage, was dramatically affected by the loss of the Boheme, Hungarian, and Bosnian lands. Its Minister President was one Josef Duurich, a veteran deputy who had been elected for the past two sessions of the Reichsrat as a Christian Social party member from Burgenland. In fact, the conservative politician was the president of his party, which once had its own wings in each of the Empire’s formerly lost kingdoms. 108 Christian Social Deputies 55 Constitutional Deputies 10 Austrofascist Deputies 10 Southern Interest Party 60 Republican Deputies 270 Vacated Deputy Seats In a not-so-shocking rebuttal to the Empire’s territorial losses under Franz Ferdinand, Republicans had won several seats out in the countryside, the losses were felt the most in the country as key business from Hungary, Bohemia, and Bosnia was lost. The Croats and Dalmatians had forged a party to protect their interests, as they had not won independence after the Bosnian revolt; the Southern Interest Party caucused with the Republicans in an attempt to stab at the monarchy which had supposedly abused them so. The Christian Social Party was an ultra-Catholic party which touted Austria as the last true Catholic Germanic state. It had a vehement opposition to working with the German Protestants and an infamous record of taking legislation against Protestants, Orthodox Christians, and communists. More importantly, however, it supported the monarch and the Church. The Constitutionalist Party and the Austrofascist party caucused alone, with the Constitutionalists being a liberal voice for Austrians who did not outrightly oppose the monarch. The Austrofascists on the other hand had not been able to gain much seats because of the efforts of the Christian Social Party who painted them as irreligious and dangerous to the Church, to the monarch, and to the Austrian people most importantly. The Christian Social Party and the Constitutional Deputies forged an alliance called the Federal-Monarchists. This gave them a super majority over the rest of the Reichsrat and, urged by the Kaiser, they were able to successfully federalize the Empire. The next form of legislature would be full, once the war in Bohemia and the union with Hungary-Romania was complete. DAS APRIL-DEKRET THE APRIL CONSTITUTION April 2, 1933 FROM IMPERIAL HOLDING OF BUDAPEST, IT IS DECREED; The lands of the Austro-Hungarian Empire shall be made up of several different states and territories. Bohemia The state of BOHEMIA, comprised of Prague and the surrounding Czech country. The state of MORAVIA, unified with the Moravian lands that were under former Hungary-Romanian control. The state of SUDETENLAND, the north-running western side of Bohemia, comprised of the Boheme-German folk. Let it be known that this clause is in the case that Bohemia is completely occupied by Austria-Hungary. Vorarlberg and Tyrol The Duchy of Tyrol and County of Vorarlberg shall be comprised of the State of TYROL. Carinthia and Carniola These aforementioned regions shall be merged into the state of CARNIOLA. Küstenland Shall become its own federal state, administered by its unique Italian populace. Salzburg, Upper Austria, and Lower Austria These three areas will remain under direct Imperial control and not be a state, but instead referred to as the KAISERPFALZ. Croatia and Dalmatia Croatia and Dalmatia shall be merged into the greater state of CROATIA. Hungary, Transylvania, and Romania UNGARN will be considered a Royal State, with more votes and more influence than the other states. The Royal State of Ungarn has more autonomy than other states. TRANSYLVANIA and ROMANIA shall become territories of the Empire which will be overseen and administered by the Königspalast of Hungary. The new system of federalist government has been worked out by leaders from the newly recaptured lands, deputies from Cilisethania, lords from the Imperial Council, and the Emperor himself. The national legislature shall be referred to as the BUNDESKAISERRAT, the Federal Imperial Council. Each state shall elect a number of deputies, or Abgeordnete based on its population to send to the House of Deputies. Each state shall send three of its top aristocrats, discluding their Palatine (if he is noble), to be represented in the House of Lords. A Federal Chancellor shall be appointed to oversee the Bundeskaiserrat, usually picked from amongst its ranks. Nominees, after the first is appointed, will be sent to the Kaiser for confirmation by a ⅔ vote. Terms are for life or until the Kaiser dismisses. Each State shall be granted its own form of government which can administer over its region. Each state shall elect a Palatine, or Pfalzgraf, to govern as a chief statesman of that specific federal state. The Palatine must be confirmed by the Emperor and granted a sash with a pinned coat of arms as a sign of his stature. The Palatine can organize the state military, influence the state economy, and make any decisions granted him by that particular state’s constitution. The Royal State of Ungarn will elect a Königspalast, who has more autonomy than the other Palatines. However, he answers directly to the Kaiser. Each state is required to have atleast a democratically elected legislature so as to guarantee its peoples’ representation in their own governments. Any breach of this procedure will result in the federal government revoking the state government’s privileges and establishing of a federally managed territory. Each state is permitted its own State Guard, that is a defensive army of its own training, recruitment, and armament. The only exception shall be the Royal State of Ungarn which is granted the special condition of Reichsverteidiger, giving it the ability to launch its own offensive campaigns at the permission of the Kaiser. Each Catholic citizen of the Empire of Austria-Hungary will be granted the right to vote in both state and federal elections. The Kaiser has the ability to revoke the constitution, dissolve the federacy, and dissolve the Bundeskaiserrat. He has the privilege to revoke any state’s privileges he sees fit, he has the privilege to occupy states, he has the privilege to deny a state’s Palatine. Signed, KARL FRANZ JOSEPH LUDWIG HUBERT GEORG OTTO MARIA, Seine Kaiserliche und Königliche Apostolische Majestät von Gottes Gnaden Kaiser von Österreich, König von Ungarn und Böhmen, von Dalmatien, Kroatien, Slawonien, Galizien, Lodomerien und Illyrien; König von Jerusalem etc.;Erzherzog von Österreich; Großherzog von Toskana und Krakau; Herzog von Lothringen, von Salzburg, Steyer, Kärnten, Krain und der Bukowina; Großfürst von Siebenbürgen, Markgraf von Mähren; Herzog von Ober- und Niederschlesien, von Modena, Parma, Piacenza und Guastalla, von Auschwitz und Zator, von Teschen, Friaul, Ragusa und Zara; Gefürsteter Graf von Habsburg und Tirol, von Kyburg, Görz und Gradisca; Fürst von Trient und Brixen;Markgraf von Ober- und Niederlausitz und in Istrien; Graf von Hohenems, Feldkirch, Bregenz, Sonnenberg etc.; Herr von Triest, von Cattaro und auf der Windischen Mark; Großwojwode der Woiwodschaft Serbien etc., etc The Federalized States of Austria-Hungary, as of April 1933. SZÉKESFEHÉRVÁR BASILICA, BUDAPEST, 16:00 König Karl IV of Ungarn, Crowned by the Archbishop of Esztergom in Budapest, 1933 The crowd gathered outside the basilica as the freshly coronated Karl IV marched out. To his right was the archbishop, to his left the newly appointed Königspalast of Hungary, one Otto Stefan von Habsburg. A distant cousin of Karl’s who had been raised in Hungary, Otto was key in the negotiations for Hungary by recruiting the Norwegians for aid. The Norwegians, who had gained significant power over the weak Romanian-Hungarian upstart count turned King were able to foster a relationship between pro-Habsburgers in Hungary and the Kaiser. From therein, the pretender King was arrested by the Norwegian allies in the chaotic Kingdom and the Austro-Hungarians were allowed across the border. He, the pretender king, was imprisoned in Vienna now. All that was left to fill his seat was Otto Stefan, who now reigned as Count of Heves and was elected… or appointed… the first Königspalast, the head statesmen of the Royal State of Hungary. Otto was also granted the Wardenship of the Transylvanian-Romanian Territories, which were in dire need of administration and subjugation. Karl Franz, Otto Stefan, the Archbishop, and several important attendees travelled in motor car to the train station. Federal Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss, appointed April 1933. The entourage exited their vehicle, Karl IV kissed the ring of the Archbishop as they reached his train, which was waiting in the grand station. On the train ride back to Vienna, the Kaiser’s special council gathered. On it was a new face, the newly appointed Federal Chancellor, Engelbert Dollfuss. An experienced war veteran of the War of Fractures, which saw Austria defending from Bohemians, Hungarians, and Czechs, he gained fame amongst those enemy provinces for his valor, tact, and knowledge. Further, he had impressed the Kaiser with his policies on agricultural coops and devout Catholicism. The government was an a state of dissolve, the Kaiser and his privy were the only governors of the vast Empire and it was time to make some decisions while the federal elections took place and the war in Bohemia was cleaned up. The Kaiser and his council decide that the threat of Bolshevism is extremely threatening. They take steps to ensure that the newly acquired lands, and the former lands, enforce a series of anti-Bolshevik acts that see Communists imprisoned and brought to their local capitals for trial and execution. Furthermore, the Empire orders tariffs on Yugoslavian trade and tight checkpoints, checking for Bolshevik propaganda and any sorts of weapons on trains travelling up from Yugoslavia. The Kaiser, upon hearing of the Yugoslav union with Greece decides to send a diplomat by the way of rails down to discuss the land of Bosnia and Herzegovina.(Greece) The Imperial Rail Company, a state owned company, is ordered to begin work on an armored train prototype. Once the thing was completed, it’d be decided how many were to be built. The Empire will fund the project and supply its engineers to aid. It will be outfitted with anti-air, anti-armor, machine guns, and artillery. (Mod). THE RÜCKEROBERUNG Austrian soldiers posing for a camera in the recaptured city of Budweis, early 1933. The Imperial army was victorious in its first wave. The Baron von Hefe laid out a new plan of operations as the line was established, running up along the influence of Prague. They had received word of Hungarian reinforcements on their way from the south but the Austrian men were full of pride. They were part of The Ruckeroberung, the reconquest of the Empire! “We shall push forward! For the Kaiser!” declared the Baron General, seeking for Bohemia to fall before the end of the summer. He laid out a strategic plan of offense, hoping to completely wipe out the remaining Prague loyalist army and force a surrender. If the battles didn’t result in total annihilation, they would send one division to go and secure the countryside while the rest of the invasion force laid siege to Prague. DER OSLOFORBUNDET Karl Franz and Prince Christian of Norway handing out flowers to girls in the Viennese hills, April 1933 The Norwegian prince, a fine man named Christian, had attended the Kaiser’s kingly coronation in Budapest. The night before, he had been in Vienna discussing a new pact. There had been a serious escalation between the major powers of the world. Austria-Hungary’s neighbors of Russia and Germany had formed the Aschtenmache in defense of the heavily numbered Entente. This was a precarious balance, if the Kalmar Union and the Austro-Hungarian Empire joined with either side balance would be lost. The Kalmar Union, made of Sweden and Norway, and the newly formed Austro-Hungarian Empire signed into being the pact of Osloforbundet. This alliance would serve as a sort of neutral ground, a place where the conflicts of the two great alliances were not felt and were petty proxy wars were not influential. Further, it allowed the two nations freedom of choice and not having to worry about a grand number of allies. For peace! For balance! For freedom of choice! The Kaiser issued a decree of official joining of the pact after the Council of Zurich. Here, the Kaiser’s diplomat became an influential voice in the mediating the decision for keeping the conflict regional. This stayed in line with Osloforbundet’s stance on proxy wars, finding it more suitable for the Italian to decide their fate and to avoid a large-scale, long-term world spanning escalation over who would rule who in the peninsula. The Osloforbundet extended an invitation to the currently neutral nation of Poland, knowing that they were left out of any other nation’s leagues. INNERHALB DES REICHES Actions within the Empire What had originally been the population of a crippled Empire, became that of a superpower. The federalization of the land would attempt to alleviate the issues caused by nationalism, but there had to be more than just that. Immediately propaganda and radio stations broadcast the unity and national identity of an Austro-Hungar, not just of a Austrian or a Hungarian, or a Croatian or Slav. No, it was time to make for a unified nation, a sense of purpose. The government begins a series of radio stations aimed at making a more unified sense of culture in the Empire. Further, the Catholic Church is enlisted in establishing a sense of national duty in a religious sense, that it would be unlawful and a sin to disrespect the Kaiser’s reign and the duty to him as one of his subjects! The Jagdkommandos are formed. An elite force of ‘manhunters’, they are to be the stormtroopers of the Empire. Posters and propaganda go up, recruiting the Empire’s subjects to the military for a chance of becoming a commando! The Kaiser’s top generals begin to complain of a serious lack of soldiery. In a series of sweeping reforms, the Kaiser proclaims an Imperial Military. He does away with the ethnic based divisions which were inspired in the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, instead commending all ethnicities to be trained together in a singular Imperial Army. A huge recruitment drive sweeps the newly reforged Empire, even in those recently reclaimed Bohemian lands, seeking to begin training for 20 infantry divisions, 6 mechanized divisions, and 4 tank divisions. The newfound industrial might of the Empire is put to work to support this new Imperial Military. The Kaiser sends diplomats to various nations. A diplomat sails for the Confederacy seeking to buy Jamaica or atleast open trade, a diplomat goes to the new Communist powers to the South, a diplomat to Poland on behalf of the Osloforbundet, and a diplomat to BOHEMIA demanding surrender. One is sent to Ireland on a secret mission. A diplomat goes to Genoa to discuss the Austrian minorities in Sud-Tirol. The Kaiser creates the Ministry of Production. The Ministry begins to organize civilian owned and state sponsored private companies, so as to bring civilians away from Bolshevik tendencies. They also begin work on harvesting the raw materials of Austria-Hungary. The Ministry of Production works to break down the split of economies in the new federalized states, hoping to create more of a national economy that includes all peoples and avoid an ethnic based income difference. (Mod) SUMMARY Diplomat sent to IRELAND, the UBSR, GENOA, CONFEDERACY Recruitment and training of 20 infantry divisions, 6 mech divisions, and 4 tank divisions. (MOD) Investment and research begins on an armored train prototype. (MOD) The Bohemian Reconquest continues, an ultimatum of surrender and fair trial is sent to the Bohemian Pretender Government. (MOD) The Ministry of Production works to connect the economies of the states and make them intertwined. They sponsor citizen owned corporations and foster relationships between different ethnic groups, in terms of business, in an attempt to lesser any tensions. (MOD) The Osloforbundet sends a diplomat offering aid and support in return for membership in the pact to Poland (MOD) The Federalization of Austro-Hungary results in national elections for the federal legislature. The hopeful effect is a lessening of ethnic tensions as people feel a sense of self-rule. (MOD)
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    World in Flames [Alt-history FRP] [Rp]

    Kaisertum Österreich 1933 The streets of Vienna were bustling. Within its city limits, one would not have known that the Empire had lost the Balkans and Hungary in a tumultuous past few years. No, it was a city of prosperity, which was spreading across the still giant nation. The crownlands of Austria remained under the Empire’s control, following the Hungarian split and the Balkan revolts the industry and loyalty of the Austrian country was well-appreciated. A new Kaiser, King of Bohemia, and King of Hungary, had just been crowned, Karl I and IV, and he was promising an era of redemption. Church bells sung to the sky and the sky sung back in bird song. Karl I was finally settled in his office. Still, remnants of his uncle and predecessor Franz Ferdinand ‘the Unready’ decorated the room. Atleast a hundred exotic animal heads decorated the white marble walls of the room. The man had lived to the ripe age of 70 and had ended so many lives… of man and of animal. Yet, he couldn’t end the plotting of his foes. He had been outmaneuvered by political forces well above his own tact and his proposed federalization of the Austro-Hungarian Empire never was implemented; a testament to the power of the monarch, Karl supposed. Unlike his uncle, Karl did not have to deal with two prime ministers, two legislatures, and unruly Balkan subjects. Franz had become like a mentor to Karl, introducing him to the intricacies of life in the Dual Monarchy and as a monarch itself. Because Franz’s marriage was to a lower woman, his children would not inherit. Karl, therefore, became like a son he never had. The two spent much time together; Franz explained what would be needed to save the Balkan states which were growing more and more unruly. But, he did not anticipate a Hungarian betrayal nor a revolt of such scale from the Balkans. The communists had won to the south, they had won to the east, but they had not one in Austria. They would not win. Karl immediately called together his advisors, the aged Prime Minister Leopold Schwarz, and some key allies in the Imperial Council (the legislature). First, they must ensure the stability of the Austrian realm; then they would look to reclaim the lands stolen from them. The group went over the basics, the failings of Kaiser Franz Ferdinand and his successes. One of those being the stabilization of the Austrian main country even as the Balkans were torn apart by communist revolution and Hungary’s legislature so betrayed them in that time of war. They had a good starting point, but they must ensure there was no internal threat. Karl bore two titles, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary. But, Hungary was not painted in Austrian white on his map of the world. “Jesus shall guide us out of this dark time, He does not fail us, just as we do not fail Him,” spoke the zealous emperor Karl. Militarily, the Emperor had already directed a new move. They needed to gain lands for raw materials… and other things. With the Entente’s fleets moving towards Egypt, the army begins to load up on what navy the Austrians had. While not navally adept, the Austrians were an infantry force to be reckoned with. Whence the English passed by the Italian Peninsula, the Austrian Imperial Navy would join. The Emperor phrased it to the people as a holy war against the Muslims in North Africa. After all, Austria was one of the last great bastions of Catholic zeal! BOHEMIA INVADED! North Africa and the Moslem foes were not the primary target of the military though. Four infantry divisions and the only Imperial Armor division were sent up to Bohemia to reclaim the land for the Kaiser. The baron of Hefe, a small castle south of Vienna, had been given the reigns of the Bohemian invasion. The baron was a man by the name of Maximillian Meitner and his family had long served the Habsburg monarchs. He gathered his underlings in a war room as a series of trains transported them up to the Bohemian border. The Budweis Offensive They would pierce through the border by the direct railway from Vienna to Prague, so that a supply chain could be easily established if multiple frontlines fanned out. However, their primary target would be the closest Boheme city known as Budweis, to the Austrians. Once Budweis was captured, and a true understanding of this new Bohemia’s military power was grasped, two forces would fan to the east and to the west. However, that was dependent on how successful the Austrian Army was at capturing Budweis. Baron Meitner laid out his map and began to set up markings for his generals to see. The game plan was to first push hard through the border and eradicate any resistance. There was no warning of attack, it was the day of coronation… a day of celebration and peace. No, it was a day of redemption. The Austrians would strike hard and fast through the border at night, trying to cause a breach and collapse in Bohemian border military. They’d push into three separate forces, once the initial offensive cleared, to push back any formidable resistance past Budweis. Once the area was cleared, the siege of Budweis would commence and an entire infantry division would be set to guarding and running the railways. The Viennese Railway, which shot from Vienna all the way to Prague, first passed through Budweis. They’d use this railway to move artillery guns up to the infantry and armored divisions so that a siege of Budweis would commence. However, the Austrians had a trick up their sleeve besides simple full frontal military might. The Southern Boheme border was one of the first pockets of Austro-German ethnic settlers; while most would stay in their homes and villages after the assault the Baron Meitner would personally select some of his troops to dress as peasants and sneak into Budweis with other refugees. Here, they would spread word to the heavily German populated city (a city in fact known to be ethnically and culturally German) that the Austrians had come to liberate them from the Czech slavs. In The Case of a Budweis Victory The forces would consolidate Budweis, which hopefully would be turned inside out and surrendered by the majority German populace without the need for assault. Herein, they’d push out in three major campaigns. One force would remain in the general Budweis area, putting out pockets of resistance and working to solidify the Austrian position. The second force, (shown in red) equipped with the two infantry divisions would move through the German Boheme countryside, ‘liberating’ German towns from any Slavic Czech loyalists. They’d maneuver to the north of the country so as to position themselves above Prague… for now. The last force, made up of two infantry divisions and the First Imperial Armored Division, would march east through the Moravian and Bohemian countryside so as to secure the German ethnic city of Brunn. This was of utmost importance because Brunn was the de facto capital of Moravia and was surrounded by Slavs. Once Brunn was captured, the entire Imperial Expeditionary Army would settle and wait for orders to move into the heart of Bohemia and secure Prague. The same tactics used to try and peacefully secure Budweis would be used on Brunn, specifically because just south of the strong Slavic villages was a pocket of numerous Germans and because Brunn, like Budweis, was primarily a German city. The hope was that Austro-German Silesia and Austro-German Bohemia would rise to embrace their Austrian countrymen and former ruler of Karl I. Moves: (Russia) A diplomat is dispatched to Russia to discuss trade amongst other things. (World) The Emperor and his chief ministers will be holding an International Court, to welcome diplomats and world leaders from around the world to meet the Emperor and to discuss international affairs. (Mod) With the new coronation comes a recruitment campaign by the Imperial Army, seeking to gather a fresh 10,000 men. (Mod) Five factories are opened in the eastern part of the country, in hopes to produce better and more numerous armored divisions for the army. Three of them are set towards making tank to bolster new armored divisions. Two shall be set towards making mechanized transports. (Mod) The Reclamation of Bohemia has begun. 5 infantry and 1 armored division are sent in. The battles and movements of the army need to be resolved by the mod. Also, the reaction of the ethnic German pockets of Bohemia and Moravia. If these peoples were to rise up, the Austrians would outfit them with weapons and merge them into their army (as seen in the second map in Pink, the Czech Slavs are the Blue). BOHEMIA IS GIVEN A MISSIVE TO SURRENDER AND ENTER NEGOTIATIONS FOR A PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT BENEATH THE CROWN. (Mod) Spies and informants are deployed in the new Hungarian-Romanian Union to search for and create loyalist groups to the TRUE KING OF HUNGARY KARL IV. They are also sent to the Bohemian nation to stir the German populaces there into rebellion. (England/Entente/Egypt) The Austrian Emperor sends ships carrying about 10,000 Austrian infantry men to join up with the English fleet. They bear the Austrian flag and large crosses carried like crusaders. Austrian soldiers printed in advertisements across the country. FOR GOD! FOR THE KAISER!
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    The Oblast of Czevian

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    Where Eagles Gather

    yikes says laszlo
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    The Siege of White Peak

    Laszlo Ivanovich cheers from the medic tents. The first one over the last walls by means of jumping from a flag, he had battled three enemies in their tower before falling just as reinforcements arrived.
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  9. For the Sarkozics it was a strange ceremony. Never having witnessed a cossack style wedding, they were quite perturbed by the slicing of hands! In bloody marriage, the young Anya Sarkozic became Anya Ivanovich; the new Baroness of Vilacz! The shock of the Adrian nobility wore off as they were marched into their own keep for merriment. A Cordobonese troubador began to play many songs and all enjoyed their vodka, their wine, and ale! The Houses of Sarkoz and Ivanov have been married! The cossacks of the Czenian Hetmanate have settled beneath the Castle Vilacz. All is well, the land of the Adrian's becomes juvibalant and merry with the recent developments.
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    The Czevian Hetmanate

    Laszlo Ivanovich smiles as the cossack camp begins to assemble!
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    Common Sense Act, 1655

    Signed Laszlo Ivanovich
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    The Adrian Proclamation of 1661

    Neither, the title of Ruska is illegitimate in itself because there is no unified raev peoples
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    The Ballad of Exalted Siegmund

    Laszlo writes a copy to play
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    Renatian Citizenship Act, 1662

    BASIC INFORMATION OOC MC Username: ryanheff74 Discord Username: heffron Have you joined the Renatus Discord server?: yes How active are you?: decently/well IC Name: Laszlo Surname: Ivanovich Title: Baron (Boyar) Liege Lord: King Aurelius Gender: Male Date of Birth: 1636 Race: Human Subrace: Highlander Culture: Cossack-Adrian PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION Height: 6 feet, 1.5 inch Weight: 180 ibs Eye Color: Blue Skin Color: White Hair Color: Dark Brown Markings: Beard PERSONAL INFORMATION Residence: Vilacz Occupation: Boyar CITIZEN’S OATH OF LOYALTY I, Laszlo Ivanovich, hereby swear my loyalty to the King of the Crown of Renatus-Marna, and to uphold and obey the laws of the Crown as its loyal citizen. I understand the penalties and punishments that shall be incurred should I violate these laws.
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    The Adrian Proclamation of 1661

    "Butchery uncut! Adria has risen!" shouts Laszlo Ivanovich!
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