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Central Powers Stronk! by Undevicesimus Central Powers Stronk! by Undevicesimus
The Central Powers (German: Mittelmächte, Hungarian: Központi hatalmak, Turkish: İttifak Devletleri, Bağlaşma Devletleri, Bulgarian: Централни сили, Tsentralni sili) were one of the two alliances during the First World War (1914 – 1918), consisting of the German Empire, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria. The alliance was previously known as the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy, which was formed in 1882 to oppose the Triple Entente of the UK, France and Russia.

When Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia (28 July 1914), Germany at once supported her ally whereas Italy refused to join the war, reasoning that the Triple Alliance was supposed to be purely defensive. Italy ultimately switched sides to the Triple Entente in 1915 by declaring war on Austria-Hungary. In October 1914, the Ottoman Empire openly joined Germany and Austria-Hungary, both by now at war with the Triple Entente. This basically formed a ‘new’ alliance: the Central Powers of Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. One year later, the Kingdom of Bulgaria joined.


Notes:
+ Germany-ball is the biggest because Germany was by far the strongest member of the alliance.
+ Austria-Hungary became militarily dependent on Germany as the war progressed, becoming a de facto military vassal.
+ The Ottoman Empire had been in decline for over a century.
+ Despite being the smallest member of the four Central Powers, the Kingdom of Bulgaria was the only one to survive the defeat of 1918.
+ The German Empire, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire all ceased to exist shortly after the war.

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:iconbulgarianyogurt:
BulgarianYogurt Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bulgaria can into little, but Bulgaria STRONK! 
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:iconoriginalczechball:
originalCzechball Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Nope, dead.
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:iconcaptvulca94:
CaptVulca94 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Yaaaaaaaaay :D
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:iconmcrichguy:
MCRichGuy Featured By Owner Edited Sep 10, 2014
''Sick man of Europe'' It is a shame that one of the biggest empire to exist in history given such a name.and even then we joined the war and helped to our ex-enemies/allies. All those are fallen under the banner of the Ottoman Empire and the Central Power's are heroes to my eyes
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:iconraubritter:
Raubritter Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3 STONK!
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:iconthefinnishsolidarian:
TheFinnishSolidarian Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
I personally believe that it would've been better if the central powers had won World War I.
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:iconmattsteelethevamp:
MattSteeletheVamp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
and have all the Serbs and Armenians executed? no...
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think u mix ww 1. with ww 2., noone would do mass executions on Serbians lol.
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:iconmattsteelethevamp:
MattSteeletheVamp Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
no, the austrohungarians did mass executions on serbs
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where did u read that? Serbians did mass executions on Albanians
in the years before to get their land I read once. Serbias was rather mad
and wanted to become bigger and bigger causing even a world war for
their goal.
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:iconmattsteelethevamp:
MattSteeletheVamp Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
they actually just wanted the land that austrohungary took from them, where most serbs lived
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But Austria-Hungary was a mini-EU there were dozens of ethnics, they did not make a difference.
Bosnia was legally taken and not a serbian region, but a mixed region, why shouldn´t for example
Croatia get it?
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:iconmattsteelethevamp:
MattSteeletheVamp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
hell if i know, nationalism? and who doesnt want the clay
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:iconthekonijn24:
TheKonijn24 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconrodegas:
Rodegas Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
NO!
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes :P
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:iconrodegas:
Rodegas Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Hodor!
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pikachu!
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHAHAHA omg, how did u find this perfect pic XD
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:iconrodegas:
Rodegas Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
HODOR!HODOR!HODOR!HODOR! :(

ho... Ho... Hodor :D
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:icondain-siegfried:
Dain-Siegfried Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Writer
Those hats though... Gotta love them early 1900's hats.
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:iconwingdiamond:
WingDiamond Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Didn't the Germans call their alliance with Austria-Hungry as "Being shackled to a corpse"?
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:iconundevicesimus:
Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014   Artist
Yea I think so XD
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:iconwingdiamond:
WingDiamond Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
:iconozzyplz::iconsaysplz: Turn your body to a corpse! www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFp0yE…
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:iconmattsteelethevamp:
MattSteeletheVamp Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Never trust a kebab! Lol jk
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:iconrewjik:
Rewjik Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
hey, can i download this and post it on a polandball page on facebook? 


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:iconundevicesimus:
Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014   Artist
No, sorry :no:
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:iconshikku27316:
Shikku27316 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
*stronk
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
One of the great what-could-have-beens if ever there were any...
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:iconundevicesimus:
Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   Artist
Yes, no Central Powers defeat = continued German Empire, no Weimar republic and quite likely no Nazi Germany... Not saying the Central Powers should've won the war, but the Treaty of Versailles should never have happened.
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:iconf4ucorsair:
F4Ucorsair Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Arty game too stronk. 
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:iconcheetaaaaa:
Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
You should have used the classical Austro-Hungarian military hat, the Tschako: www.militaria-online.de/pics/8…
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:iconundevicesimus:
Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   Artist
That would've been a cool alternative to the crown, yes :)
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:iconcheetaaaaa:
Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Depending on how much work this one was, would you be willing to make an alternate version? :)
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:iconundevicesimus:
Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   Artist
You mean one with the other hat for Austria-Hungary? That would mess up the position and proportion of the countryballs because that hat would hide too much of the German moustache and colours, which means the German ball would have to be enlarged, which in turn would make the other balls look too small.
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:iconcheetaaaaa:
Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Ah, okay. I'm pretty bad at proportions (at drawing anyway). ^^;
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:iconimpiex:
Impiex Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Nobody should ever be allowed to touch this splendid moustache^^
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:iconundevicesimus:
Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   Artist
:XD:
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:iconmelvwolfe:
MelvWolfe Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Bulgaria probably only survived because they were the only ones you couldn't really make much smaller and weren't really that much of a threat.
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:iconundevicesimus:
Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   Artist
Quite likely :) The Entente could've turned them into a republic too (like Germany) but I guess there wasn't much of a point.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rather cool, only the eyes look a bit alien like XD
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:iconundevicesimus:
Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013   Artist
You know, maybe there is a planet of Countryballs somewhere in the universe and this is what they look like! :D
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahahaha natürlich^^
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:iconshikieiki-blueberry:
Shikieiki-Blueberry Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
And in 1922, Turkey came into existence.
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:iconundevicesimus:
Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   Artist
Yup :)
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