The Austrian Empire had long been declining. This was due to a number of reasons. Most important were the different nationalities within the Empire. The Germans were the minority however they were in control of the government and all other important political positions. The Magyars, or the Hungarians, were powerless, and they were the larger group of disenfranchised people. The Italians in the west had become ceded after the war with Prussia and Italy. The
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it would be best if they would make compromises to keep their nation. They knew that they had to go to the bargaining table sometime, so they still exist. Ottomans, on the other hand, took the worse path. They decided that it was all or nothing, and they ended up with nothing. There is no Ottoman empire, and very few people who haven't learned of it know about it like France or England or Germany.