aka Vidyaország, KR Developer
- Feb 16, 2008
Well...You have a point, but even if someone with a legitimate claim to the throne could be found, both Austria and Hungary are seen as Axis powers, and turning the two small countries into one big one would be seen as rewarding them, so for political reasons the idea is dead. I can't comment on the post-war military/political/economic reasoning against it too much without massive spoilers, but I can tell you that they are against it too.
Austria was known for being "The Third Reich's first victim" and in OTL, Hungary was invaded by the Germans when Horty signed a peace with the Soviets. So yeah.
To be honest, Otto von Habsburg would probably be able to spur up some resistance in Austria-Hungary, which would be a great help for the Brits fighting the Axis+USSR without the US.
To be honest, Austria-Hungary could be re-created democratically. That's something the Brits can't really stop.