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  1. WI: Henry VI and Richard of York die in 1451?

    Could we get the "Princes In the Tower" situation a generation earlier?
  2. WI: Henry VI and Richard of York die in 1451?

    Er, his elder half-brother as Sir Thomas Grey of Heaon. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabel_of_Cambridge,_Countess_of_Essex#Marriages_and_issue
  3. DBWI: What if Churchill had suceeded Chamberlain instead of Halifax?

    Given that Hitler failed to offer terms acceptable to Halifax (or at any rate to the House of Commons) what chance is there of his coming up with ones acceptable to Churchill? The war would have continued much the same, but Churchill's speeches would be more eloquent and memorable than Halifax's.
  4. WI Russia intervened in French-Prussian war?

    *Russia and Prussia were on good terms, and hadn't fought each other since 1762. OTOH Russsia had fought *France* several times in the napoleeonic era, and morre recently in the Crimea. Also, how quickly could Russia mobilise? Sedan came only six weeks after the war began, and ater that ihere's...
  5. WI: King Constantine I of Greece dies in 1915

    Huh? Wasn't his mother the Kaise's sister?
  6. WW1 related question. . .

    Though Germany wd still be a colossus even if it held only territories inhabited by Germans - and in practice I doubt if its Polish minority in Posen and WP would ever be strong enough to secede.
  7. WW1 related question. . .

    Any particular reasn why the horrors should be any worse than OTL?
  8. WW1 related question. . .

    At some time, quite possibly, but why should it be at the *same* time as OTL? For all we know, by the time it happens, the British may not even be *ruling* India any more.
  9. WW1 related question. . .

    Though much of the trouble abt the ToV is that it simply took more effort to enforce than the victor powers were prepared to make. I don't see the German leadership being so unwilling to enforce *their* terms.. Also, given Germany's size and location in the middle of Europe, enforcement will...
  10. WW1 related question. . .

    Which is why it won't happen. The Geman government has to have *something* to show for it. Peaceful in some places, violent in others. In general, probably worse in former Hungarian territory than former Austrian If we are assuming a status quo peace, ie leaving Germn y fully armed, then I...
  11. WW1 related question. . .

    With status quo peace, presumably the German army stays at prewar strength, so I don't see how you get Freikorps. If Germany still loses her colonies and has to pay reparations and let the OE be carved up, then she has pulled out of all her conquests and got less than nothing in return. Why...
  12. WW1 related question. . .

    No one can be required to do what is impossible.
  13. What if Rome sends a Navy to conquer India

    Probably making Carrhae look like a walk in the park.
  14. WW1 related question. . .

    A/H will stagger along as long as Germany is able to prop her up. It is not accidental that the Austrian and German Armistices came within a few days of each other.
  15. What If...Hitler died in WW1?

    One question. Would Hindenburg seek re-election w/o Hitler on the scene? Maybe they install Lettow-Vorbeck or someone, then change the law so that he serves for life. Then when the Crown Prince dies in 1951 he can do a General Franco and retire in favour of a Hohenzollern.
  16. WW1 related question. . .

    Trentino maybe. But would they concede the *German* part of S Tyrol?
  17. What If...Hitler died in WW1?

    Indeed - esp the Holocaust. Would any alternative leader be likely to go *that* far?
  18. AHC: Austria-Hungary goes to war with Germany and Russia... and survives

    How about Serbia and Rumania? Does A/H have those borderds to defend as well?
  19. WW1 related question. . .

    Didn't Cecil Rhodes once tell a companion that "you have won first prize in the lottery of life." simply by being born an Engishman? I also str that Admiral Sir John Fisher believed that the British were "The Lost Tribes of Israel" and so destined always to be top dog. There was a lot of that...
  20. WW1 related question. . .

    Things would have to be different in a lot of ways. I can't see the Army leaders of the Second Reich ever tolerating paramilitary bodies like the SA being set up in competition with them. Nor would they have anything to be revanchist about. And would the fat cats who subsidised Hitler (or the...
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