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  1. AHC/PC: Victory at the Battle of White Mountain=Ottoman-Protestant and Habsburg-Safavid Alliance?

    As it says on the the tin. What if the Bohemians were able to delay battle long enough for the Turks (who had won the Battle of Cecora against the Commonwealth two months ago) to arrive as reinforcements at the Battle of White Mountain? My idea is to then have a sort of Protestant-Turkish...
  2. Any interest in this TL idea?

    I am thinking of a writing a TL based on an alternate Arab Spring. The basic idea is to have an obscure (fictional) philosopher create a new ideology that is a blend of Nasserist Pan-Arabism with radical liberal democratic ideals. He writes and secretly publishes this in the '90s and is...
  3. WI/AHC : Hashemite controlled Arabia

    As the title says, what if the House of Hashim controlled all or most of the Arabian Peninsula? a) What PODs could achieve this? (To my knowledge they used to control Hejaz till 1925 and Iraq till 1958 and very briefly Syria. They still are in power in Jordan which perhaps the most stable...
  4. WI: Khosrow II triumphant in the Roman-Sassanian War

    The Roman-Sassanian War in 602-628 was one of the most pivotal moments in history, with several opportunities for a completely different outcome. As it says on the title, what if the conflict ended with a Persian victory with the Roman Empire reduced to client status or absorbed. There are...
  5. Is Ethnic Homogeneity overrated ?

    Exactly as it says on the tin. Is ethnic Homogeneity really necessary for a successful country? I have often seen people argue that this was the reason why Western Europe, Japan and later China were able to successfully industrialise. If so does that mean non-homogenous countries are...
  6. AHC: Five modernised Nations in Asia by 1900

    Your challenge, if you accept it, is to have at least five completely westernised countries (excluding Japan) in Asia by year 1900. They must have modern administration, military and must be industrialised at least to Japan's level by 1900. Rules: 1) They should be fully sovereign I.e. not...
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