habsburg alliance

  1. Basileus_Komnenos

    DBWI: No Bonaparte-Habsburg Entente

    The Bonaparte-Habsburg Entente between the French Empire and the Austrian Empire is seen as one of the most consequential military alliance of the 19th century. It helped to form a lasting peace in most of Western and Central Europe in addition to the Balkans with its role in shaping the modern...
  2. GauchoBadger

    WI: Safavid Persia joins the Great Turkish War of the 1680's?

    Apparently, Shah Suleiman Mirza of the Persian Safavid Empire was aware of the massive setbacks being put upon the Ottoman Empire in Europe in the aftermath of the Battle of Vienna (1683). However, he declined to participate in the war by the side of the Holy Alliance, under the impression that...
  3. JonasResende

    WI: OTL Queen Mary II Becomes Holy Roman Empress?

    A few days ago, I came across the tidbit of information that when Leopold I was widowed for the second time, the clarion call went out to the courts of Europe looking for a new empress. There were five ladies who made the running. His OTL third wife (Eleonore Magdalene of Neuburg), two...
  4. Incanian

    The Habsburg and the Sultan (Austro-Hungarian intervention in Italo-Turkish war)

    Background: Tensions had been rising between the newly unified power of Italy, and the Sick man of Europe, the Ottoman empire. Libya, a Turkish position, lay in the sphere of influence of the Italians. The Ottomans African lands had been receding from the French, and British, till there was...
  5. GauchoBadger

    WI: Ferdinand I of Austria and Maria Anna of Savoy had a son

    What if emperor Ferdinand I of Austria (notable for his seizures and his abdication in favour of Franz Josef) and Maria Anna of Savoy, sixth child of Victor Emmanuel I of Savoy, had a son or more together, around the 1830's?
  6. GauchoBadger

    WI: Habsburg victory in the Spanish Succession War

    What if the Habsburg faction in the continent-wide struggle for Spain's throne after Carlos II's death had somehow won in the end? What are the overall effects on Europe? In my view, Britain was as wary of a surgent France (as per OTL) as of a resurgent Habsburg hegemony. Thus, i could...
  7. WI: Emperor Charles V had married Mary Tudor, Queen of France?

    IDK if anyone has asked this before but here goes. From 1507 to 1514 Princess Mary Tudor (daughter of Henry VII and sister of Henry VIII) was betrothed to the future Emperor Charles V. In fact the marriage was scheduled to happen in May 1514 before Henry VIII, angry at what he considered...
  8. GauchoBadger

    PC: A lasting Bourbon-Habsburg Alliance

    What's the best PoD out there for both the Habsburg and Bourbon royal houses (and the countries they control) to become allies, with the condition that it lasts past a single major war? Is such an alliance feasible in the long term? Would the 18th century be the most likely context for this...