Yes, but now we aren`t talking about peasants but Austrians who could stop Rabacja easily
Austrians acted as a hand that guided God's scourge (peasants) to punish Polish szlachta for their pride, idiocy (which also led to the fall of Poland several decades earlier), and cruelty to hardworking chłopi
. Luckily after the Spring of Nations peasants' situation improved greatly.
Yes, I know, after 120 years things are idealised.
Even if there is a grain of truth in that, it doesn't change the fact that the fall of Austro-Hungary was one of the greatest tragedies in Europe's history. World War 2 and Holocaust wouldn't have happened, if the Habsburg Empire had survived WW1. Kaiser Karl would never have allowed that.
And it can not be doubted that the AU played overall a beneficial role in this area of Europe.
It cannot be doubted at all. As I said, the precursor of the European Union, the last true Catholic monarchy of Europe, and a dream empire of halcyon past... listen...
... listen, Pawian... can you hear it? Can you hear the drumming of k.u.k Uhlan horses' hooves? Can you hear Radetzky-Marsch playing in the distance? Can you hear quiet prayers coming from Die Kapuzinergruft?
Nostagia, you say...
... and you're damn right.