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Chapter 89, Hope

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Flooding in Budapest, if in later times, wouldn't be considered a big deal. At least Franz had seen the news of floods submerging Budapest several times.

However, if someone were to build a dam upstream of the Danube River and use the floodwater to attack Budapest, the consequences would be severe. Not only would Budapest be doomed, but so would the farmlands and cities downstream.

If all the local Hungarian populace were supporters of the Revolutionary Party, then the Austrian army would have already done so without hesitation.

But now the supporters of the Habsburg dynasty obviously outnumbered those of the Hungarian Republican Government. If the floods were to submerge the city, it would be like killing 800 enemies at the cost of suffering 1,000 casualties ourselves.

Franz's thoughts were unknown to Kossuth, who, upon hearing the possible news of the city being flooded, realized that Budapest could no longer be held.