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  1. Were marriages between Christian and Muslim nobilities possible?

    The Ottomans usually took wives from Christian Principalities, especially in the beginning of the sultanate. There are multiple examples of Serbian, Bulgarian, Georgian and Byzantine princesses married to the Sultans. We have the example of Lady Chiajna (daughter of Voivode Petru Rares of...
  2. And All Nations Shall Gather To It - A Crusades TL

    Sorry to hear this, bro. Sincere condolences. Take care of you and your family.
  3. The Burning Cauldron: The Neo Assyrian Empire Defended

    Nice upgrades! Is there any reason to have these changes in the protocol?
  4. And All Nations Shall Gather To It - A Crusades TL

    Yes but no... The range was better only for the 15 century crossbows that have steel bows and cranequins. However, the crossbows from 11-12-13 century have a far lower range. Moreover, remember that the crossbow bolts are far shorter than the arrows and therefore less stable in flight at a great...
  5. The Burning Cauldron: The Neo Assyrian Empire Defended

    I think this map could serve as base for a new/better/updated one : https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/Map_of_Assyria.png
  6. The Burning Cauldron: The Neo Assyrian Empire Defended

    As much the Assyrians loved powerful kings on the throne, I still think that the succession should be more codified so it will become more stable. Not too codified, however, so by cycles of crisis Assyria could become stronger instead of weeker. The secret is to allow a certain flexibility but...
  7. The Burning Cauldron: The Neo Assyrian Empire Defended

    I just discoverd this timeline and I love it. I love the Assyrian empire and always wanted to do an Assyrian timeline, but you, sir, you do a far better job than I would ever dream! You might just butterflied the world history, but please continue! As suggestion, please add a map (as much...
  8. WI : Continued Carolingian dynasty in France - 10th century

    Hi! I'll be trilled to see a Carolingian phoenix... Opting for a peaceful solution it's better, IMO, to have the Carolingians building up a royal power base that will allow them to survive the 10-12th feudal century fragmentation. Now, the trick is how to convince Hugue Capet to give his...
  9. 2019 Turtledoves - (Closes 2/11/19 Eastern) - Best Early Modern Timeline Nominations and Seconds

    I seccond the nomination for Best Early Modern Timeline : In this country, it is good to kill an Admiral from time to time by @Antony444
  10. Would France be better off had the second french empire continued?

    I think that if Napoleon remain in power and sign a quicker peace with Bismark, then there will not be an annexation at all, maybe some border adjustments, demolition of frontier fortresses and a huge indemnity. IOTL, as Napoleon lost power, the Germans were forced to pursue the war for a...
  11. PC/WI: Dacians defeat the Roman Empire

    IMO, the best outcome for the Dacians in order to succeed is to become a client state of Rome. But we'll need a different emperor than Trajan... or Trajan to be very focused on other fronts so he will not have time to focus on Dacia. My bet is to have the Parthian war starting sooner, with...
  12. The lucky marriage - Alternate history of the Capetian Dynasty
    Threadmarks: Quo Vadis Francia?

    Quo Vadis Franciae? The year of the Lord 1296 Why? Why couldn’t it be simple? With the crown passing from father to son, as centuries previously it did it? Without contest, without concurrent claims, without challenges, without clashes of swords to decide who’s worthy to carry it? All these...
  13. The lucky marriage - Alternate history of the Capetian Dynasty

    Thanks! Even if I was busy writing the other story, I missed this thread... :) Edouard has already obtained it from the Pope... which was quick to denounce it later... So, despite the ping-pong the Pope played, he and many others, view himself as the legitimate son of his father and a true...
  14. The lucky marriage - Alternate history of the Capetian Dynasty
    Threadmarks: A dead man walking

    A dead man walking The year of the Lord 1296, Wednesday 21 March, Chateau Gaillard, Normandy He did not see the sunlight since… How long it passed… two weeks? Three? He has lost the count of the days… and of the time too. Was it a night? Was it a day? He felt that he start to lose his minds...
  15. The lucky marriage - Alternate history of the Capetian Dynasty

    Screwing words The year of the Lord 1296, Saturday 17 March, Moulins, Lordship of Bourbon, Center France While King Philip IV was winning his immortality on the field of honor, somewhere on the shore of the river Cher someone was counting his money. Cyril Lebecq was now a rich man. Money won...
  16. The lucky marriage - Alternate history of the Capetian Dynasty

    Hi Guys... I know that there was a loooooong sleep.... Sorry for this. I promised you an end to the story and I try to keep my promise. Please find a new (small) chapter, for this moment. I will come back soon with more stuff about our friends from this alternate world.
  17. Poll: Best Ottoman Sultan that existed

    Did nobody mention Mehmed VI ? :) He's the last, he's the best!
  18. What if Romania attacked Bulgarian Dobruja in 1885?

    We both agree that Romania had no expansionist intentions against Bulgaria at this point. :) Indeed, the Turks entered in war after Romania. Concerning Silistra and S Dobrudja... I think you are right about the demands of the Southern Dobrudja as compensation before the war.... but nowhere I...
  19. What if Romania attacked Bulgarian Dobruja in 1885?

    OTL, Romania did not really want the entire Southern Dobrudja (the Bulgarian ruled) as it was too full of Bulgarians and Turks and other minorities... They wanted the fortress of Silistra which they demanded to Bulgaria as compensation. The got the entire region out of greed after invading...
  20. Vlad Tepes successfully kills Mehmed at Targoviste

    Yes... to raid the hell out of them... But not more. The best Vlad could get is to consolidate his rule, obtain the recognition of the new Sultan/Regent, maybe as an independent state or at least as a "friend of the High Porte" with or without a symbolic tribute, smash the internal opposition...
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