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  1. Octavian marries Antonia the elder; Julio-Antonian Dynasty

    Suppose that Octavian ends up marrying Antonia, the elder daughter of Marc Antony. This can either be a term for re-committing the Second Triumvirate, after the defeat of Antony, or whenever you like. Supposing things go largely the same, Octavian becomes master of Rome and remains married to...
  2. Most Likely Eastern Christian Power?

    What it says on the tin. You have any POD after 50 AD allowed - which is most likely to become Christian?
  3. What was the German plan for the USSR?

    In terms of territory and partition (?), what was the plan (besides mass ethnic cleansing, etc.) for a hypothetically capitulated USSR? Everything I've read leaves the question somewhat open. I know Nazi Germany didn't have one plan for really anything at all - so I'm sure a lot of people had...
  4. Constitutional ramifications of a lasting Julio-Agrippa dynasty

    As we know, upon Augustus's death the Roman Principate (that is, the autocratic Roman Empire that existed under the pretenses of the Republic) passed to his son-in-law, Tiberius, who became something of a brooding old man later in life and started, properly, the Julio-Claudian dynasty. The...
  5. Parameters of an ATL 1598 Spanish Succession War w/ an English Heir

    Let me lay out the parameters of this scenario, Mary I of England has a son with Phillip of Spain ca. 1556 (we'll call him Henry) and she lives a few years longer, dying in around 1567 or so. Many of the reformation policies are reversed and the Catholic succession is secured. Following the...
  6. Sicily-Naples in an ATL Austrian Succession

    Provided an ATL situation whereby the Habsburgs don't lose the Two Sicilies in the Polish Succession (either no conflict or different peace treaty) and presuming a somewhat similar situation requiring an Austrian Succession War, how does Austria's possession of southern Italy alter the balance...
  7. Managing nationalism in a surviving PLC

    As title suggests, provided a PoD in the mid 18th century that’s guarantees survival of the Commonwealth (leaving that up to your imagination) and presuming a butterfly net creating a somewhat similar 19th century, how would the Polish-Lithuanian state handle nationalistic impulses/national...
  8. Realistic losses if Prussia loses Austro-Prussian war decisively

    As it suggests on the tin, I'm wondering what Prussia will end up losing in the event that Austria and her German allies decisively defeat Prussia and her allies in a conflict basically the same as the OTL one. The PoD doesn't matter - the war takes place at the same time with the same...
  9. WI: Naples for Bavaria

    This one might be a little bit out there as it requires a fairly large butterfly net, but all the same: for the sake of curiosity, let's say that the sake of argument, after having acquired Naples in the Spanish Succession, the Habsburgs are in control of the Kingdom. Meanwhile, the junior line...
  10. WI/AHC: James VI a Catholic?

    What has to happen for this to be the case? It seems that his mother and father were both Catholics (and both Catholic claimants/favorites in England) and he was baptized Catholic but subsequently in the civil turmoil in Mary's time was raised as a Protestant. Can this be avoided? What are the...
  11. Latest possible partition of France?

    As it says on the tin, what's the latest possible date that at least three independent states exist within the OTL borders of France (let's say the 2018 borders) - so no Alsace-Lorraine/Savoy technicalities there. Is this even possible after 1500 in a meaningful sense? I figure France proper...
  12. Henry Tudor dies in the early 1480s - whose next?

    Let's say Henry Tudor, later Henry VII, dies before defeating Richard III. Who is the next Lancastrian claimant - can the movement continue?
  13. WI/AHC: Christian Andalusia*

    Most AH's/oneshot maps/etc seem to hold onto the OTL notion of Christian reconquista states being separated along lines of longitude, and for good reason - the North would always have the most connection to the Franks and the furthest distance of Islamic Africa, making a march south natural. I...
  14. AHC: A West German power?

    IOTL the most powerful German states grew and consolidated in the southern Germany (Austria, Tyrol, Steiermark into "Austria") and eastern Germany (Brandenburg, Prussia, etc.). I have to assume this partially has to do with the huge land grants they started out with as frontier areas, and mostly...
  15. WI: Literally anybody other than Franz-Josef - how does A-H fare?

    What it says on the tin. Basically every bad thing that happened to Austria in the 19th century happened under his watch. Let's say he kicks it and Maximilian or Karl Ludwig get the throne in 1848 instead. Does the Danubian monarchy fare any better? Are they any better prepared for the deluge of...
  16. French Civil War in 1946?

    I'm watching a few videos on the French Resistance on YouTube and several (particularly Lindybeige) seems to be of the opinion that the French were so fractal and so willing to fight opposing political cells that, had the Allies continued to arm the Maquis, there would have been a potential...
  17. Can a more pro-Napoleon Austria regain Silesia?

    This thread may merit a flood of one-word "no" answers and that's fine - I have no real knowledge of the specifics of the situation other than the basic relations between powers at the time. That said, Napoleon seemed to have no issue truncating Prussia for the benefit of his German allies...
  18. WI: Bonnie Prince Charlie is competent

    It seems to me that in the various Jacobite schemes in which "Charles III" (as recognized by supporters of the cause) was the primary actor, he presented himself as a drunk, a coward, surly, and generally useless and incapable. How would the prospects of the Jacobite cause be improved were he...
  19. WI: Christianized Skraeling legacy

    Vinland survives, etc is a pretty well known trope around here which is really unlikely given the climate factors, but let's say for the sake of argument things go a little better and relations with the neighbors are a little better via trade. If a few local Skraelings end up converting to...
  20. Is a standing Western "Congress" (proto-League of Nations) possible in 19th C?

    What it says on the tin. In our time line, as you know, a series of ad hoc Congresses/Conventions were called from 1815 until ca. 1914 to resolve various disputes between the great powers and issue agreements on things like the treatment of wounded soldiers. Would it have been possible for a...
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