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  1. Challenge: Papal States Annexed By Spain

    As soon as Spain had control over southern Italy around the early 16th century could they somehow annex the Papal States too? Assuming the Sack of Rome that happened at that same century occurred could Spain then decide to annex the Papal States in order to ensure a loyal papacy and also to...
  2. Southern Africa Becomes A Source Of Slaves In The Americas?

    Is it possible for the Southern African region to be a source of salves during the trans-Atlantic Slave trade? Assuming it still gets settled during the beginning of colonialism then is it possible that a colony based on exporting slaves would develop?
  3. Challenge/What If: Thirty Years’ War, Great Polish Deluge, and Great Turkish War All Happened At Once

    Can it be possible that the Thirty Years’ War, the Great Turkish War, and the Great Polish Deluge all happen at once? Is it possible somehow that Russia and Sweden would invade Poland during the Thirty Years’ War as the Ottoman Empire attacks Europe during the time of chaos and confusion? Is it...
  4. Challenge/What If: France Gains More Territory In The Aftermath of the Thirty Years' War

    (Map of Europe in 1648 below for reference) Have France gain more territory during the Thirty Years' War. A minimum criteria for this contains: Spanish Netherlands Charolais Franche-Comte (AKA Burgundy) Holy Roman Empire territory up to the Rhine River Is it doable for France to at least...
  5. More European Settlement In The Pacific Islands

    I was always curious to see why the Pacific Islands never saw massive European settlement unlike OTL. What must happen for more Europeans to settle the islands? Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia that is. What prevented them in the past from settling in large numbers? And could it be possible...
  6. Challenge/What If: Christianity Revival/Comeback In The Middle East and North Africa During The Modern Era

    Is it realistically possible for Christianity to become more mainstream and more common in North Africa and the Middle East again by the time of the modern era? What would have to happen for it to occur? Can a native Middle Eastern government pull it off on its own? Does this require European...
  7. AHC/WI: Modern Arab Country Controls The Persian Gulf

    Is it possible for a modern Arab country post-1800 to be able to take control of the entire Persian Gulf? This would include all the areas bordering it which would definitely include Persia/Iran. Is it possible for that region to be Arabized and to be permanently held? Would it require a...
  8. WI: Russia and Austria Support Muhammad Ali’s Egypt

    During the Oriental Crisis, Russia and Austria took sides against Muhammad Ali’s Egypt as it expanded into territories held by the Ottoman Empire. Even though Russia and Austria weren’t on good terms with the Ottomans, they weren’t fans of a rising Egypt. However, what if Muhammad Ali decided...
  9. Largest Brazil Possible Post-Independence

    After Brazil becomes independent, how large can the country get? Could it gain more territory from its neighbors than it did? Can it gain a part of the Pacific coast? Could it gain colonies in Africa? Hell, could it even take over the whole South American continent? What would Brazil have to do...
  10. Massive European Immigration To Africa?

    Could it be possible that in the 20th Century that waves of European immigrants could settle in various African colonies like Namibia, South Africa, Algeria, Rhodesia, and Kenya? What would have to require for this to happen? Could large white majorities be formed in the colonies? And what would...
  11. More Russian Settlement Into Siberia, Central Asia And The Caucasus?

    How can Russia be able to get more Russian settlers into Siberia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus? How does this impact the Russian Empire and the non-Russians? Would this allow Russia to be a better power?
  12. Hispanismo Becomes Popular Unifying Force in Hispanic Latin America?

    Hispanismo was a movement that emphasized Spanish heritage amongst Latin Americans of Spanish-speaking countries. There are many similar movements that also called for unity amongst the Spanish-speaking peoples of the Americas. Could it be possible that Hispanic nationalism would become a...
  13. Could European Colonies Make A Break For Independence During World War I And/Or WWII?

    Could it be possible that during both world wars (or only one of them) that the wars would be so severe for the European powers that the European colonies and other territories controlled by European powers (e.g., Russian/Soviet Central Asia) would revolt in an attempt for independence? What...
  14. Can the Ottoman Empire Collapse Before WWI

    Would it be possible for the Ottoman Empire to collapse before WWI would occur? What’s the earliest time it could happen? How would the empire be divided up? And how does this impact Germany and Austria-Hungary’s ability to perform during WWI?
  15. Hitler's Nazi Germany Focuses on North Africa and the Middle East Instead of Stalin's USSR

    Instead of doing Operation Barbarossa, what if Hitler instead decides to focus on invading North Africa and working with Italy. In this scenario, Hitler would try to seize Egypt and the Middle East to cut off the British in the Mediterranean and seize vital oil supplies. Without invading the...
  16. Have Post-1848 Austria-Hungary Partitioned in a War or Series of Wars

    So during the 1848 revolutions or after that period, what likely scenarios can occur where a bunch of nations and factions decide to gang up on Austria (or Austria-Hungary) and just partition the hell out of it? Who would participate in this? What would they gain? And how does this impact the...
  17. Complete Collapse of the Ottoman Empire before the 20th Century

    So right after the death of Suleiman the Magnificent, what are the ways that the Ottoman can collapse before the end of the 19th century? What time periods would this most likely take place and who would be the ones doing the carving/invading/attacking? Does this lead to the independence and/or...
  18. Hasburg France Instead Of Habsburg Spain?

    If the Habsburgs decide to inherit France instead of Spain, how does this impact the trajectory of the history of Europe? How do the Habsburgs fare with France in their possession instead of Spain? What happens to the other powers of Europe? How does Protestantism fare? Any other effects?
  19. Spain Focuses on North Africa, the Middle East, and the Ottomans Instead of Europe

    Instead of putting so much money and resources in getting involved with European conflicts (probably means not getting into a union with the Habsburgs), what if Spain (during the 16th, 17th, ... centuries) decides to not be so involved with Europe and instead focus its energies in North Africa...
  20. Screw Postcolonial Africa EVEN Harder Than OTL

    Africa is in a really bad place already. But was it possible things could've been even worse? What would be the worst realistic scenario(s) for postcolonial Africa after the end of WWII? It can be indirectly caused by events outside Africa. But regardless, how even more screwed can Africa get?
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