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    WI Dunkerque and Strasbourg in RN service?

    So lets just say for our purposes that the MN dispatches the two Dunkerque class battleships and a small task force, say elements of the Force de Raid, a light cruiser, two large destroyers, and three or four smaller destroyers, to help the British intercept the Bismarck when she sorties. The...
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    Question, oldest language to still have native speakers

    So in quarantine I have recently gotten into linguistics and conlanging, I obviously speak English, and have been learning Russian for some time. But I started learning Dutch as well recently, and have begun looking at other languages with an aim of creating a conlang for a writing project at...
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    If the British wanted to divide India post WWII how many states could be reasonably made?

    So in a TL I am working on the British decide to divide India post WWII into several smaller states rather than the OTL division of India and Pakistan. Their reasoning is that they want to continue to have influence in the region post war, and see a single unified India as a major potential...
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    Alternate Aircraft of Nations

    This is inspired by the long running alternate warships of nations thread and works fairly similar to that long running discussion. You can post your scenarios and alternate aircraft here, as well as post any basic questions regarding plausibility of certain scenarios, viability of aircraft...
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    A History of Alyska to the year 1800.

    Thanks to Covid I have had a lot of free time, and have spent it getting back into writing. Among the various projects I have been working on has been an alternate history setting, the timeline of which will appear here.
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    <1900 free online resource collection thread

    This thread is meant as a place to post sources that you use often, or just enjoy reading that you think would come in handy for others. The only stipulation is that it needs to be free and easily accessible. Any subject or period after 1900 (I am going to post a similar thread for the >1900...
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    >1900 free online resource collection thread

    This thread is meant as a place to post sources that you use often, or just enjoy reading that you think would come in handy for others. The only stipulation is that it needs to be free and easily accessible. Any subject or period after 1900 (I am going to post a similar thread for the <1900...
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    Writing contest NO.5 Poll thread

    You can find the main writing contest thread here. You can find the 5th contest thread Here
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    Writing Contest 5. Debunking misconception challenge.

    For those of you who may not know this is a thread for a AH writing contest, find the main thread here. Your challenge for this round is to Write an article debunking a common misconception in your world. It can be on any subject, religious, economic, historical, military, anything. This...
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    Technical Question: Pusher configuration torpedo bombers.

    There exist two basic configurations for propeller driven aircraft, the common puller configuration where the prop is mounted up front and "pulls" the aircraft along. While the other is the less common puller configuration, where the prop is mounted in the back of the airframe and "pushes" the...
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    Effects of more standardized British tank for WWII.

    Historically the British armour production in WWII was somewhat all over the place, while the British empire did build an impressive number of tanks, this was spread out over a vast array of makes and models, crusader, coventry, cavalier, churchill, comet, valentine, matilda, and many others...
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    Devils Rock, 1864.

    Part One: Buildup to the stand It was a hot and wet day in western Virginia in August of 1864, the prior days fighting had seen heavy losses in both sides of the battle of Raglans fork, a major engagement pitting the Confederate army of Virginia against the Unions army of the Potomac against one...
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    Favorite "weird" early steel battleship

    The period between the launching of HMS Warrior in 1860 and the launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 would see many numbers of warships in the period launched by many different nations, while some of these ships would prove to demonstrate the way forward and have innovative features that would...
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    A history of the Confederate States Navy and the American naval Arms race, 1865-1930
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    Forward Following the success of the proceeding, A history of the two navies of the American Civil war, 1860-1865*, it was decided to attempt a follow up work dealing with Confederate naval history up until the present day. As it was realized the sheer amount of work required it was decided to...
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    The ships that never where (sources)

    This is a thread where I plan on keeping links to websites and articles for a book I plan on writing on never built warships of various nations. I also plan on posting some drafts, ideas and even posting images here if I can find them. The book will deal with the warships that were ordered...
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    Possibility of converting C class cruisers into escort CVS.

    The twenty eight ships of the C class served as the most numerous British light cruiser formed the basis of the British cruiser force for most of world war one and beyond. However by the 1930s these ships were considered outdated and some of the class was retired by the RN while others were...
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    Periods of warship design 1860-1945

    Ironclads such as HMS Warrior and the French Gloire and their development into predreadnoughts such as the British Royal Sovereign and Majestic classes is well documented and fascinated me. However in the period of 1860-1890 a massive number of ship types exists from Armored Frigates and...
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    WI Zeppelins as aircraft carriers? At least until such a thing is impractical.

    So I was reading recently about British and American experiments after world war one involving the concept of a flying aircraft carrier. Notably the British R 33 experiments and the American Akron class ships. The former of which only flew aircraft off as an experiment while the latter where...
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    TLIAD Kingdom of Cumbria

    As the Roman empire descended into its death throws the Romans in Britain were suddenly left abandoned. Roman forces leaving the island in the middle of the fourth century. In the century afterwards Britain would follow a path similar to many other parts of the former empire. Barbarian invasion...
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