Unformatted text preview: Europe's most comprehensive education system. • Though it still paid lip service to the Catholic Church, the Empire also made moves, albeit initially slow and awkward, towards religious tolerance especially by the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Jews in particular more or less favored their position in Habsburg society. Proud Warrior Race : Several Balkan nations (and the Hungarians) contributed these, most famously Croatia's cavalrymen. • Hell, virtually every nationality in the empire often proved to be a bunch of Badass Normals once something had Gone Horribly Wrong . o Of course, this trope turned into an Informed Ability during World War I, as despite their supposedly badass reputations the Austro-Hungarians eventually got their asses kicked by Italy (traditionally the military Butt Monkey of Europe) and Russia (whose army was in as almost as sorry a state as Austria-Hungary's)....
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- Fall '10
- Hungary, House of Habsburg, Captain von Trapp, supposedly badass reputations, Hungarian Regent-Admiral Horthy, contrast Maria Theresa