The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 15.
The Empire of Austria-Hungary (which my history teachers called the Austro-Hungarian Empire) existed from 1867 to 1918; it was dissolved at the end of World War I. It was the second-largest country in Europe (after the Russian Empire) at the time, and experienced both great economic growth and significant political infighting among its eleven principal national groups.