Siege of Austria
July 17, 2309
The Vienna morning began just like any other day. The king had said goodbye to his wife, and had left his palace to visit with his advisers. Today, just like the last few days, would be spent on making the Austro-Hungarian army stronger. The Germans would come, everyone knew it. The Allies had promised to come, but until they did come, his people were in danger. And he, their king, was responsible for their protection.
Around the same time King Leopold left his palace, five German planes, filled with troops, left base from Bratislava and were headed in the direction of Vienna.
Here, the acquisition of Slovaia immediately paid off. The distance from Munich in southwestern Germany to Vienna is around 350 KM. The distance between Bratislava and Vienna is a mere 60. This meant that the German planes could quickly arrive in Austira, and could quickly get troops into the capital city of Vienna. If they had left from Munich, it would have taken hours. But leaving from Bratislava wouldn't even take one. The Germans could overrun the capital city in the same amount of time it would have taken them to just get to Vienna. It should also be noted that nearly all of Austria's troops were stationed along their border with Germany. No one expected an air attack. It wouldn't have made sense, the Germans would have been caught if they were in the air for too long. But sadly for the Austrians, they weren't in the air for long at all.
About 1,000 German troops were in the planes and about 2,500 of Austria's active troops were in Vienna. But despite their huge number disadvantage, the Germans were more skilled. As a result, they finished their job quickly.
The attack began with the Germans parachuting down onto the city. Finding little resistance, they were easily able to make their way through the streets and were able to find the capital. By the time Austrian forces had arrived, the Germans had already taken siege of the capital and had taken the King as hostage. The Asutrian troops located in the city had began to attack the Germans, but they were massacred by their foes. At about the same time, Hungarian rebels all throughout Hungary began to attack. The Hungarian forces loyal to the nation could not make their way into Austria, as they had to deal with the Hungarian rebels. Meanwhile, the Germans launched another offensive into Austria through the Austrian-German border. With the majority of troops under attack in both Austria and Hungary, there was little aid for the Austrians in Vienna. The fact that more Germany troops had also invaded through the Austrian-Slovakian border (this time by foot) did not help matters either.
Upon hearing of the news, the British, French, and Scotish immediately began to deploy troops. But it was too late. Before the first planes from France arrived, Otto was king of Austria. The king and his wife (who was also kidnapped by the Germans) were now being held hostage by German troops in their own home and had been gagged and bound. There was a chilling silence outside on the streets. The Austrian troops on the ground in Veinna had already surrendered. The rest of the troops were still busy fighting elsewhere throughout the nation. And in all of this, Otto had come into Austria, and was now standing face to face with King Leopold. "Well," Otto said, "Where are your precious allies now?" " King Leopold began to shout at Otto, though, of course, his screams were miffled. "Un-gag him," ordered Otto. "You filthy son of a b---h, you won't get away this, you know you won't get away this." "But that's where you are wrong, my friend," Otto replied. "You see, you will do everything I tell you to do. And if you don't I'll kill you." " I don't care!" yelled King Leopold. "Let me finish," Otto said, "Before we kill you, we will rape and kill your wife, right here, right in front of you." "No!" Leopold immediately replied. "Please don't. Spare her, spare her, and I will do anything you ask of me." "I thought that would work," Otto said as he grabbed two pieces of paper from a solider behind him. "First, I want you to surrender." Otto took the first sheet and laid it in front of the king. Leopold quickly looked at it. "The surrender of all Austrian and Hungarian troops, the liberation of Hungary, and the cesseation of Austria into Germany... That about sums it up," Otto said. A solider cut King Leopold hands free. "Don't do anything stupid," Otto remarked. Otto threw a pen in the direction of Leopold. He picked up the pen, and signed the paper. "And now, this second sheet," Otto said as he came closer towards the now former kimg. "This sheet says that I am your closes heir, and the rightful king of Austria, if anything... tragic were to happen." The king grabbed the paper out of Otto's hands and signed it too.
"Thank you," Otto said as he gathered the two papers. "Go alert the media, I don't want any more German blood spilt," he told one of his soliders, who took the papers and exited the room. "Now, let's finsh bussines," Otto said to Leopold. Leopold was quickly re-tied and Otto pulled out a gun. He walked right up to Leopold. " You did say you didn't care," Otto whispered into the ear of Leopold, before shooting him in the back of the head. The kings wife began to sob uncontrollably. Otto looked over at her. "She's yours," Otto said to the solider who was holding her captive, "Do whatever you want with her." Otto winked at the solider and turned and left the room.
As more Allied soliders began to come into Austria, they began to learn of what happened. Austria surrendered. Otto was king. And so, the much greater Allied army left Austria. After all, they had agreed to protect Austria, not liberate it. They left Austria without putting up a fight.
The next day, Otto stayed true to his word, and brought up the pact that the HLF had demanded. But no foreign nation signed it. It was clear that Germany was stronger than they had thought. And nobody wanted to get involved with the Germans... not now.
Siege of Hungary
July 21, 2309
Otto stayed true to his word, he had freed Hungary. But no nation had signed the pact agreeing to protect Hungary, and for this reason, Tuvitzki was still being held by the HLF. He was their only leverage against Otto-their one chance of avoiding being taken over by Germany.
Just as the Hungarians had expected sympathy from the rest of the world, they had also expected full support from the Hungarian people. And just as no foreign nation signed the pact, the Hungarian people did not support the HLF. It was obvious that the HLF had worked with Germany. The HLF had attacked Hungarian troops, making it impossible for them to get to Austria and aid their fellow soliders. The HLF were seen as traitors, and everyone in Hungary wanted to get rid of them-even if it meant being taken over by Germany. After all, if they quickly surrendered to Germany, no one would be killed. Otto had no desire of killing the people he took over-they were now Germans too, and German blood should not be spilt by German hands.
And so, four days after taking over Austria, Germany invaded Hungary. Other than the HLF, there was no resistance. The Hungarian army refused to fight back against the Germans. The people were aiding the German troops. A foreign invader may be evil-but an inside traitor is worse. The capital in Budapest, which had been taken over by the Hungarian Liberation Front had burned to ground (reportedly by the Germans, but it is almost certain that Hungarians had a hand in it). The leaders of the HLF fled to the city of Erd, and, through Tuvitzki, contacted Otto. They issued their final ultimatum, either Otto would leave, or Tuvitzki would be killed. Here, yet another assumption proved to be false. The HLF had expected Otto to do anything to save his adviser. He did nothing. Soon, the HLF were rounded up by Hungarian troops and were handed over to the Germans. Again, Otto came down into the country he had attacked, and again, he met face to face with the leader of the HLF (the same man who had given the order to capture Tuvitzki). Otto had all of the members of the HLF who had been caught put to death that very day. Nearly 15,000 HLF members were killed.
Otto did not stop there either. His men had saved Tuvitzki, but this was a problem for Otto. Tuvitzki knew that Otto had given him up. Tuvitzki knew that Otto did not care about his life. Otto couldn't have his lead adviser knowing all of this, and he couldn't have word of this getting out. It would ruin him. So, Otto told his soliders that Tuvitzki had been collaborating with the HLF. And Tuvitzki was among the first to be executed. Otto made it very clear, that even the smallest threat would be destroyed-even if it meant killing his best friend.