ITT: most stupid shit your country did in it's history.
I'll start off with Liberum Veto in Poland.
It allowed other countries to influence our domestic policies and gave way too much power to our nobles.
Another claim that liberum huureto was the cause of the decline? When this meme will finally die?
Nope, LV was a symptom. A symptom that a few superrich magnate families became so powerful that they were able to wreck the state.
>Ah yes, a republican revolution. Of course, if it's the people's will, then the imperial throne shall be abolished.
>What do you mean there's negligible popular support for it?
>Oh well, I'm sure everything will work itself out fairly nicely.
Sweden, built a massive battleship that sunk on its maiden voyage, within view distance of the port. Hundreds of sailors died, dozens of cannons were lost and of course the entire ship sank to the bottom of the ocean. Failure of the millennia.
Although the ship was recovered and is now a museum, so something good came out of it.
Swedish Naval History if you read about it, is some of the most awkward I have ever written.
Not allowed to retreat. Appointed Nobles with no naval experience as captains. Couldn't even build the ships proper. Loaded to many guns. Inexperienced crew.
Allowing Fernando VII and the Bourbons yo return
Mexico. Being handed the largest, most prosperous viceroyalty in the New World and fucking it up beyond belief. Although I'm not trying to suggest my ancestors din du nuffin, one of the main reason the criollo sponsored 11 year long conflict and subsequent mess were allowed to happen was thanks to this fuck >>602875
Viva Fernando VII my ass.
>Declare war on France and UK with no opportunity of territorial gain, instead of declaring it on the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and easily take back Istria and Dalmatia.
More like your country is one of the reasons the communist regime not only survived, but did not deteriorate into a failed state by the 1930s.
in 1848, first we raise an army and cross drava
dont realy crush the magyar revolution but theres a stalemate and we make some agreements, ok, everithing allright so far
march on vienna
now, the army under ban jelačić is the only organised armed force in the whole habsburg empire that isnt anti-monarchist or revolutionary, basicaly they are the empires last chance, jelačić can ask for anything, anything, any concession, any political right, any set of powers or reforms, or status or territory or autonomy or wathever
i mean they could as well have taken the throne there was physicaly no one there who could stop them
jelačić asks pretty much for nothing, like, nothing, he just bows down and kissed the imperial hand and thats it
crush revolution in vienna and go home
magyars and austrians singn some agreements and croatia gets politicaly fucked for the next 100 years or more, in practice degraded to a magyar colony and treated like shit
jelačić is stil a national hero, its completely retarded