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Danubian Federation
Donauföderation
Timeline: A Federation of Equals

OTL equivalent: Habsburg Monarchy
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Flag Coat of Arms
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The Danubian Federation in 1871
Anthem "Ode an die Freude (Ode to Joy)"
Capital Vienna
Largest city Prague
Other cities Bratislava, Budapest, Krakow,

Milan, Novi Sad, Oradea, Sarajevo, Trieste, Venice, Zagreb

Language
  official
 
German, Hungarian [legislative languages] and French [command language]
  others Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Ukrainian
Religion None official. (Significant populations follow Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Judaism, Islam)
Ethnic Group Danubian (federalist identity), Albanian, Austrian, Bohemian, Bosniak, Croatian, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Moravian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Ukrainian
Demonym Danubian
Government Federal Presidential Republic
  legislature Danubian Federal Congress
President Lukáš Banik
Area
  main
 
(WIP) km²
  water (%) (WIP)
Population 11191930 
Established 1848
Currency Danubian Pound [DFP]
Time Zone CET (UTC+01)
  summer CEST (UTC+02)

The Danubian Federation (German: Donauföderation) is a federal republic of roughly 100 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by Prussia to the north, the Russian Empire to the east, Wallachia, Serbia, Montenegro, the Papal States, Parma, Modena and the Ottoman Empire to the south, and Switzerland, Saxony, Sardinia-Piedmont and Bavaria to the west. The territory of Danubian covers and has a temperate and alpine climate. The Danubian Federation's terrain is highly diverse, with the eastern and southern part having mountains. The majority of the population speak local Bavarian dialects of German as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other official languages are Hungarian, Czech, Slovakian, Italian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Polish, Slovenian, Croatian, Romanian, Bosnian, Albanian, Greek.

The origins of modern-day Danubian Federation date back to the time of the Habsburg dynasty.. During the 19th century, the ideas of a reformed nation, having democracy as its government, started sprouting up. After the collapse of the Habsburg Empire in 1848 as result of the Danubian Revolution, the revolutionaries adopted the name "The Danubian Federation" as a symbol of the nation's unity being held in the river that passed through the nation, the Danube.

Today, the Danubian Federation is a constitutional presidential federal republic comprising twenty federal states. The capital is Vienna. However, the cities of Prague and Milan have larger populations.

History

Main section: Timeline of 'A Federation of Equals'

Danubian Revolution

The Danubian Revolution, which started on the June 11th, 1848 and ended on the November 9th, 1848, ended the monarchistic rule of the Habsburgs and established a new, democratic Federation called the Danubian Federation.

Governance

The Parliament of the Danubian Federation is located at the Hofburg, in Vienna, the country's largest city and capital. Austria became a federal, parliamentary, democratic republic through the Revolution of 1848.

The head of state is the Federal President (Bundespräsident), who is directly elected by congress. The chairman of the Federal Government is the Federal Chancellor, who is appointed by the president. The government can be removed from office by either a presidential decree or by vote of no confidence in the lower chamber of parliament.

Politicians usually associate with a certain political party.

National Anthem (In English)

Danubian Federation
Forged by all our unity
In the name of Revolution
For justice and liberty
Triumphing over all others
Wherever your brave men go
All men shall become as brothers
Wherever the Danube flows

From Istanbul to Gibraltar
We defend democracy
Never fail and never falter
Nor give in to tyranny Standing tall, united together
We shan't kneel to tyrant kings
May our union last forever
So all the Danube may sing:

Danubian Federation
May you live in harmony
Foremost among all the nations
Ever shall we fight for thee
For our union, for the people
For our homelands new and old
All men shall be free and equal
‘Neath our banners black and gold

Other Verses, Not officially a part of the Anthem:

We were Free as our Fathers and as our Sons will be,
We have fought together to bring down Lilic's Tyranny!
Long live Banik, and the Republic,
Our home and native land.
Now come with me and join us, 
Together hand-in-hand

Recent developments

The current positions in the government are as followed.

The Government

President

Lukáš Banik
Vice President Edvard Krejčí
Foreign Minister Aetios Spiros
Minister of the Interior Leoš Valenta
Minister of Education David Ibrahimovic
Minister of War Frederick von Innbruck-Brno
Minister of Finance Dr. Jenő Varpáloti
Minister of Commerce Jan Jaromír
Minister of Security Dobroslav Obradovic
Minister of Justice Alexandr Sik
Junior Minister of Colonial Affairs Yitzchak Mendel
Ambassadors to...
Italy
Prussia
The Russian Empire
France
The United Kingdom
Colonial Officials
Premier of Tunisia
Consul-General of Melilla
Governor-General of Cyprus

Foreign relations

Military

Administrative divisions

As a federal republic, the Danubian Federation is divided into twenty states. These states are then divided into districts and statutory cities. Districts are subdivided into municipalities. Statutory Cities have the competencies otherwise granted to both districts and municipalities. The states are not mere administrative divisions but have some legislative authority distinct from the federal government, e.g. in matters of culture, social care, youth and nature protection, hunting, building, and zoning ordinances. The Federation also operates Tunisia, as a protectorate, plus large numbers of colonies in Africa and the Middle East. Cisalpina and Illyria were formed when the states of Lombardia & San Marco and Croatia & Carniola respectively, merged. Though Carniola left Illyria and became Slovenia (now Carinthia).

States Capital Area (sq km) Population (1883)
Austria Vienna 83,8551,504,110
Hungary Budapest 93,0301,410,740
Bohemia Prague 52,0652,063,470
Cisalpina Milan 53,1521,720,450
Galicia Krakow 1,170,510
Lodomeria Lviv 1,023,950
Romania Oradea 1,778,740
Slovakia Bratislava 49,035802,850
Illyria Zagreb 129,9131,787,990
Carinthia Ljubljana 20,273209,420
Albania Tirana 28,748537,980
Crete Heraklion 8,33675,600
Silesia Breslau 12,330779.790
Cyprus Nicosia 9,25189,130
Free Cities Capital Area (sq km) Population (1883)
Trieste Trieste 21273,820
Venice Venice 414.57 217,220
Melilla Melilla 123 7,510
Suez Suez 37,490
Territories Capital Area (sq km) Population (1883)
Tunisia Tunis 163,610472,470
Italy Rome style="text-align:right"4,100,000
Gulf of Aden Territories 13,090
Yemen 64.090
Oman 45,620
Colonies Capital Area (sq km) Population (1883)
Federal West Africa 1,451,740
Federal East Africa style="text-align:right"986,770
Federal Territories of the Congo 683,810
Angola 530,520
Somaliland 216,430
Algeria 29,540

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