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  1. WI: Alternate Fascist Germany in the 30s

    The sequence of events leading to the Nazis taking power in Germany is, as I understand it, somewhat due to some lucky breaks and coincidences. However, the general trend towards a revanchist, aggressive, authoritarian Germany of some kind seems to have already been occurring in the late 20s and...
  2. AHC: Surviving Hellenistic State with Least Historical Impact

    What would be the best candidate for a Hellenistic state—for the purposes of this thread, a nation beyond Greece proper, separate from whichever nation controls Greece proper, that could be considered Greek in culture—to survive past the Hellenistic era, or come into existence after its...
  3. An Alternate Fate for Khwarezm?

    In a scenario where Temujin’s empire is strangled in the cradle, say through a devastating civil war during his lifetime, how might Khwarezm develop? I am aware that its hold over Iran was very tenuous, and that more likely than not some other steppe empire would eventually overrun it...
  4. WI: No Second Balkan War?

    What if Bulgaria and Serbia had not gradually seen a souring of relations during the First Balkan War, planting the seeds for the second conflict? I’m relatively unknowledgeable about the conflict, but one possible PoD from Wikipedia seems to be the Bulgarian censor not cutting mention of the...
  5. Indo-Greek Literature Advice

    For a little while now I’ve had the idea of trying to write an Indo-Greek timeline. The issue is that literature on the Indo-Greeks is extremely obscure and hard to find. Case in point: a recent and very pertinent book published by the Hellenic Numismatic Society, “Decline of the Indo-Greeks” by...
  6. WI: Someone Else’s Mongol Empire

    The historical Mongol Empire was a very impressive incidence of a meteoric trajectory: quickly conquering an absolutely gigantic swath of Eurasia, from China to Hungary, and then nearly as quickly losing it all. So, what if some other nomadic group had “unified the tribes” and done the same...
  7. AHC: Independent Macedonia

    Inspired by reading about the Macedonian Question and its effects on the Balkans, what would be the easiest way for an independent Macedonia to be created before the Cold War? I suspect this would need a pre-1900 POD which is why I put this here. There were a few occasions where the Great...
  8. Literature on Ancient and Medieval Armenia

    Does anyone on here know of any good literature on the culture, daily life, society, and so on of ancient and medieval Armenia that’s not in Armenian? I’ve found some excellent online resources (Oxford History of Byzantium, Encyclopedia Iranica, A History of Armenia by Kurkjian) and I’m about...
  9. AHC: An ancient nation NOT CALLED ROME OR CHINA industrializes

    Inspired by the latest “Rome industrializes” thread, I’m curious if anyone on here has thoughts on another ancient nation industrializing besides the two most common suggestions. I came up with a long-winded and highly unlikely method of giving Ptolemaic Egypt the steam engine once and I think...
  10. AHC: Sino-Roman War

    Your challenge is to have a war occur between a nation that can reasonably call itself Rome (so no, Russia IOTL does not count) and a nation that can reasonably claim to rule China. Is it possible without a massive Rome- or China-wank?
  11. AHC: Ottoman Empire Reconquers Greece

    With a PoD after 1832, is it possible to see the Ottoman Empire reconquer Greece? I’m assuming they’d make it an autonomous vassal like Romania.
  12. AHC: Go West, Young Persia

    How far west could we take the Persian Empires? By this I mean a nation centered in OTL Persia or at least Mesopotamia dominated by Persian culture. Option 1: Achaemenids successfully conquer Greece (there’s already a TL on that). Would they go farther into Europe? Option 2: the Parthians beat...
  13. WI: Greater Nestorianism in China?

    The Church of the East made inroads in China and Mongolia two separate times IOTL: during the Tang Dynasty and then again during the Yuan. Both periods ended due to political chaos and dynastic change. My question is this: is it possible to increase the number of Nestorian Christians in China...
  14. Your Ideal European Borders?

    Inspired by the Polish and Serbian ideal borders threads-so essentially your ideal borders for nation states of Europe whether they ever existed IOTL or not-but with a bunch of distinctions. I feel like this idea has been done before but using Search didn't get me anywhere. 1. Since ethnic...
  15. AHC: We're going to build a wall

    First things first: this has nothing to do with recent politics, I just wanted a catchy title. I was reading this ASB thread: https://alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/wi-giant-wall-appears-on-the-borders-of-the-roman-empire.425336/ and was inspired to try to imagine a non-ASB equivalent...
  16. Favorite Migration Era Scenarios

    What are your favorite points of divergence or scenarios from the Age of Migrations? I love this period because of the incredible dynamism and wide range of possibilities for historical development. Anyway, here are some of mine: -Arabs take Constantinople and Anatolia goes Muslim 500 years...
  17. AHC: Muslim Sicily

    Is there a possible way to have the Emirate of Sicily or some other Muslim Sicilian state survive for much longer than OTL? Moreover, could it have held onto Southern Italy? I feel like the latter, at least, is nearly impossible since it is so close to the Papal States
  18. Iran-Iraq War: Alternate Outcome?

    I am curious if there could have been more of a victory for either side in this war. I don't know very much about it, but could Iraq have defeated Iran early on? Looking at the geopolitical situation it seems unlikely that the US would have let Iran "win," but is there a way they could have anyway?
  19. AHC: Londres

    With a PoD after 1066, what is the easiest way to have France successfully invade England and set up a client state there? And I do mean militaristically, so none of that Glorious Revolution stuff!
  20. WI: No Seljuks

    What if the Seljuks had been stopped from establishing the Great Seljuk Empire? Suppose at the Battle of Dandanaqan in 1040 (https://worldhistoryproject.org/1040/5/23/battle-of-dandanaqan) the Ghaznavids defeated the Seljuks after one of their leaders (the grandchildren of Seljuk himself) was...
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