Images of the Decaying Austrian Empire

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Images of the  Decaying Austrian  Empire.
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This slideshow is mainly visual images. The objectives are: Is to expose you to the story of Sissi, Empress Elizabeth of Austria… See pictures of her celebrated beauty. Learn how her cousin Ludwig, a troubled homosexual, built beautiful castles in the Bavarian Alps Learn about Rudolf, her son’s, suicide pact with another young woman, and Sissi’s own assassination. Sissi’s life was lived in the backdrop of a decadent, artistic, moody “fin de siecle” (end of the century) Vienna
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The Wittelsbachs were just one of the royal families in Germany. They were the Bavarian Royal Family. They were “clannish” and not afraid to intermarry. Some say that lead to a trait of “madness” or melancholy (depression).
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Sissi was sent to marry her first cousin, Franz Joseph, who was put on the throne after the revolutions of 1848. She was only 15 and unprepared for the physical side of marriage. She also had a controlling mother in law who made her life hell.
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