Recent content by The Undead Martyr

  1. List of Alternate Monarchs and Aristocratic Lineage

    I can't recall whether the county was returned as part of the dowry, or if Asti or any other territories in Italy were ceded (I think that it was). Mainly the match was an inheritance treaty (GG somewhat unrealistically did not seem to consider the French crown annexing Milan, rather an...
  2. WI: Total Aztec victory at La Noche Triste

    Cortez had gone off the reservation by invading Mexixo in the first place, so Spain shrugs its shoulders. Doesn't mean you won't get another freebooter conquistador making a go of it a few years or decades down the line, but in the immediate aftermath nothing happens for Spain. In Mexico, the...
  3. King Theodore's Corsica

    Those damned Austrians,always meddling in Italy.
  4. PC: Successful Conciliarism paving to way to reconciling the Great Schism?

    Conciliarism might lead to a reconciliation, but you've got it backwards- the stronger the Ottomans are the less chance of reconciling east and west. The Turks propped up the Patriarch to legitimize their rule in Greece, and emphasized differences to divide them from the latins. Meanwhile the...
  5. Surviving three feudatories

    For the three feudatories to survive means that the Qing are probably not long for the world; China could fall apart temporarily like in the post Han or post Tang periods, and one of the three feudatories make a bid for the imperial throne (all three as I recall declared themselves emperors and...
  6. AHC/WI: Catholic Nordic countries

    Scandinavia staying catholic probably means the broader German sphere stays catholic as well; practically this implies that the Magisterial Reformation remains "Catholic" in some way, perhaps with a more decentralized Church with national autonomy a la autocephaly, or some sort of conciliarist...
  7. Italy, Caporetto, Peace?

    The Central Powers are running on fumes by 1917. Taking a new offensive such as this means taking away from forces elsewhere; and leaving France alone is not a good idea. The Western Entente were on the offensive in Flanders and would probably break the German lines more or less by when they...
  8. AHC: Form alternate/new ethnic groups of the world

    I do appreciate timelines where the historical links between Northern Africa/the Maghreb and Sicila and Andalusia flourish more than they did historically, in either direction.
  9. Victoria 3!!!

    IMO the biggest problem with mana is that it's a pool rather than flow system- meaning that it's a fire and forget thing, rather than something you need to constantly pay attention to.
  10. AHC: Wank The Dutch

    A greater Netherlands incorporating Julich-Berg-Cleves would probably be distinctly more German yes. It seems to me that that Reformation did more than anything else to really solidify the Dutch as an identity and one specifically not "German", whatever that was defined to be.
  11. AHC: Wank The Dutch

    The thing of it is that Westphalia had fairly heavy Dutch influence even OTL, with a PoD in the 15th century or earlier I think that "Dutch" might evolve in a way that could incorporate some of the west German/Rhenish- Cleves and Mark most likely. When exactly did Dutch language diverge from...
  12. Alliance between China, Germany, and the US

    Have Austria fall apart and get partitioned between Germany and Italy, then Italy joins thr F-P War. Either of the two really. Alternately if Bismarck gets his way and A-L stays French a Franco-Italian-German alliance works very well. Biggest problem is getting Britain to provoke thr US but...
  13. WI No Russian conquest of Siberia

    If we go earlier, to collapse the Ottomans and allow the Akk Qoyunlu to unite Persia, then perhaps they could involve themselves in the former Timurud possessions in CA. Iran is more likely than the Ottomans to project Power into CA, but not to the extent of Siberia. Still, a Kazakh khanate...
  14. Imperator: Rome

    Agreed. I was looking forward to seeing where it went.
  15. AHCWI: Milanese Italy

    They were, and very involved in the Atlantic, but indirectly in terms of financing and providing explorers. Genoa had interests in the Atlantic, and in Granada. Venice supported the Mamluks against Portugal for the Battle of Diu. Absent the Ottomans a unified Italy would presumably be more...
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