After the decay and collapse of the Austrian Empire, a compromise was reached wherein two monarchs, that of Austria and that of Hungary, would share the lands it previously held. Though the political union was a powerful one, for both monarchs individually and in conjunction, this division of cultural control also led to a division in cultural identity. Citizens of the Austro-Hungarian Empire were either Austrian or Hungarian, making the rallying of citizens difficult at the best of times. Furthermore, the empire consists of eleven nations, whose languages and politics were distinct and--often--at odds. Such division among so many territories may prove a decided challenge for Emperor Pete Johnson, if he hopes to weather the storm of war on the horizon.