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Vereinigte Staaten von Groß-Österreich
United States of Greater Austria
Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy
  Official German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Maltese, Serbo-Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, Slovene, Polish, Czech, Slovak
  Other Dalmatian, Macedonian
State Religion: Vulpine paganism, Protestantism, Judaism
Other Religion(s): Roman Catholicism, Islamism, Orthodox-Christianity
Capital: Vienna
Emperor Charles II
Chief of state: Laszló Zsák
Area: 1,251,093 km²
Population 73,620,566 inhabitants
Currency: Krone

The United States of Greater Austria (German: Vereinigte Staaten von Groß-Österreich) is a federative constitutional monarchy actually comprising 26 semi-autonomous states. The country is situated in Europe, bordered to the west by the Venetian Republic and Switzerland, to the north by the Germany and Poland, to the south by Romania, Byzantine Empire and Albania, and to the east by Russia and Bessarabia.

It is the successor to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which lasted from 1867 until its political re-establishment in 1916, which included the changing of the name.its current emperor is Charles II.

Due to its neutrality during World War I, Greater Austria emerged as a great political and military power in 1917, contributing to the Versailles peace talks. the Austro-Venetian Pact of 1918 brought the then-Emperor Franz I and the President Alfonso Ferri into a defensive alliance. this friendship eventually led to both nations fighting together in the World War II.

The empire is economically divided between industrialized states, like German Austria, Bohemia, Serbia and Croatia-Slavonia, and agricultural states like Hungary, Kosovo, Ukraine and West Galicia. A high GDP and living standard is a result of this, as their isn't a great dependence on imports nor exports. The educational and healthcare systems, among the first in the world, are one of Europe's best.

The empire has vulpine majority in all its states, excluding Serbia, Bosnia, Hezergovina, Vojvodina, Croatia-Slavonia and Macedonia (human majority) and Montenegro, Kosovo and Slovenia (equal quantities).


In 1906, Romanian lawyer and politician Aurel Popovici proposed the federalisation of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy into the so-called United States of Greater Austria. Though at a first moment, his ideas encountered heavy opposition of the Hungarian nobility, in 1914,his ideas had gained a outcry of public support.

Greater austria plan

The original proposal of Aurel Popovici. Bosnia, Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, Malta and Volhynia are not included, since they were not made part of the territory at the time.

On October 5, 1915, the members of the Reichsrat (parliament of the Imperial Austria) met in Vienna to discuss the situation in Bosnia, where the rising tide of nationalism threatened Austrian hegemony. Several solutions were put forward, and Eventually, a compromise was made, and in January 1, 1916, the assembly founded the United States of Greater Austria, and elections began for the newly-formed country.

The World War I ended in 1918 with the victory of the Allies. At the time, the Ottoman Empire had created a Byzantine State which covered most part of its south, and, despite of the victory, France had been split in two states, a monarchist one (Kingdom of France, with capital in Marseilles) and a Republican one (Fourth French Republic, with capital in Paris.), and lost all its colonies. Great Britain gave Malta to Austria-Hungary and Cyprus to the Byzantine State. At the time, Serbia and Montenegro joined Greater Austria. Later, Syria and Palestine would be given to the Byzantine State. In the Versailles peace treaty, the French colony of Ubangi-Chari, and the German colonies of German South-West Africa, Togoland, Kamerun, Kaiser-Wilhelmland, German Samoa and German East Africa, and the Belgian colony of Congo were given to Greater Austria,which with this, became the second-greatest colonial power at the time.

In 1939, Poland declared war against Greater Austria in order to take over West Galicia. The invasion failed, and Nazi Germany then invaded Poland, launching an offensive against Greater Austria in 1940. After the Germans took a great part of the West Galicia, Russia entered in the war, forcing the Germans to move a great part of its troops in Galicia to its eastern border. Romania also was launching a offensive to conquer Transylvania and Szekerland. Meanwhile, Italy launched a successful offensive against Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia-Slavonia and Dalmatia. This led to the Second Venetian Republic (created in 1880, after a successful revolt against the Italian government) entering in the war to aid Greater Austria. In 1944, the Independent State of Croatia, a puppet state created by the Italians in the territory of the invaded territories, had already been defeated, as well as the own Italy, which was forced to surrender after the Venetians took over Rome, in April 1944. the Byzantine State, after take over the whole north of Greece, along with Crete, was also fighting against Albania, which was part of the Italian territory at the time. West Galicia had already been fully recovered in that point,the Austrians were attacking the former Poland, along with the Russians, and with help of Bulgaria, the Romanians had also surrendered in June 1943.

After the war, by influence of Greater Austria in the peace talks, the former German provinces of West Prussia. Pomerania and East Prussia were dismembered of the rest of Germany, forming the Second Kingdom of Prussia, which also had the region of Posen (Poznan), which had been part of the German Empire until 1919, when it came into Polish control. Greater Austria also received Volhynia from Poland.

In 1950, Greater Austria started to renounce its colonial claims, emancipating Austrian Central Africa, Kamerun, Congo and Austrian South Africa, which would become the current states of Central-African Republic, Cameroon, Zaire and Namibia. The other colonies would be emancipated until 1972. However, all the former Austrian colonies in Oceania are protectorates.


Below are the states and their respective capitals. as planned in the original proposal, there are also various autonomous enclaves, the most known being the ones of Budapest, Banat, Seisenberg, Lemberg, Kronstadt and Pozsony. Ukraine is shared between Austria and the Russian Empire.

  • Bohemia (Capital:Prague)
  • Bosnia (Capital:Sarajevo)
  • Bukovina (Capital:Czernowitz)
  • Croatia-Slavonia (Capital:Zagreb)
  • Dalmatia (Capital:Ragusa)
  • East Galicia (Capital:Lemberg)
  • German Austria (Capital:Vienna)
  • German Bohemia (Capital:Eger)
  • German Moravia (Capital:Opava)
  • Herzegovina (Capital:Mostar)
  • Hungary (Capital:Budapest)
  • Istria (Capital:Trieste)
  • Kosovo (Capital:Pristina)
  • Macedonia (Capital:Skopje)
  • Malta (Capital:Valletta)
  • Montenegro (Capital:Cetinje)
  • Serbia (Capital:Belgrade)
  • Slovakia (Capital:Nitra)
  • Slovenia (Capital:Laibach)
  • Szekerland (Capital:Kronstadt)
  • Transylvania (Capital:Cluj)
  • Trentino (Capital:Trento)
  • Ukraine (Capital:Kiev)
  • Vojvodina (Capital:Novi Sad)
  • Volhynia (Capital:Rivne)
  • West Galicia (Capital:Cracow)


Greater Austria also have some protectorates, most of them in Oceania.below are the Protectorates of Greater Austria and its respective capitals.

  • Burundi (Capital:Bujumbura)
  • Kiribati (Capital:Tarawa)
  • Mariana Islands (Capital:Saipan)
  • Micronesia (Capital:Palikir)
  • Nauru (Capital:Yaren)
  • New Guinea (Capital:Wewak)
  • Palau (Capital:Melekeok)
  • Rwanda (Capital:Kigali)
  • Samoa (Capital:Apia)
  • Solomon Islands (Capital:Honiara)
  • Wituland (Capital:Mombasa)

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