Precede by the Austrian Empire (1804–1867), the dual monarchy known as the Austro-Hungarian Empire lasted 1867–1918.
To rule over such a huge amount of territory, there were parliaments in both Austria and Hungary. In theory, the monarch had absolute power over the territories and was tasked with making sure these two parliaments worked together, but, in practice, the royals had little influence.
For decades the empire underwent rapid economic development, but things were to come crumbling down in the early 20th century. When monarch Franz Ferdinand visited Serbia in 1914 he was assassinated by militants, sparking a conflict that turned into World War I. By 1918, the Allied powers won the war and various countries started to declare independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
It might have been short-lived as empires go, but Austria-Hungary played a huge role in European history. To this day you can see some of the immense palaces built during the Imperial age when you visit national capitals such as Vienna, Budapest
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Ireland is a gorgeous country with friendly citizens and lots of areas to explore. Many travelers stick to Dublin, Cork or Belfast when they visit, but there are many cute and charming towns in between these major cities that should not be ignored. The best way to see all these places is to rent a car and do a road trip through Ireland. This is a great way to make travel memories that are memorable and off the beaten path. Ireland is a safe and easy country to navigate, so it’s a perfect trip for firs- time travelers as well as more experienced travelers.
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