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  1. Without a Washington Naval Treaty, when do pre-dreadnoughts start getting scrapped?

    In OTL despite the rise of Dreadnought battleships, a lot of navies kept their already-built pre-dreadnoughts all the way through World War 1 and further. A lot of them, such as the Japanese ones, weren't disarmed until the Washington Naval Treaty in 1922 mandated it. This makes me wonder: In an...
  2. What year 'should' Germany start WWII to have the least unfavorable odds?

    When people on this board discuss the possibility of England and France defending Czechoslovakia at Munich, it is often pointed out that while it is true the Germans were much less prepared in 1938 than 39, so were the Entente. I'm nor sure if there was agreement as to whether this benefited the...
  3. AHC: Incas, Mayans, ETC. get subjugated without getting their cultures destroyed.

    Basically, the goal is for some (not necessarily all) the major New World Empires or Civilizations to be conquered by an Old World country (not necessarily the Europeans), yet to have their cultures, religions, and such survive to the present day to a much greater extant than OTL. For example...
  4. Viability of wooden ballista-like "grenade launcher" as artillery in bad terrain?

    Cannons are HARD to move around. And in rough terrain, it's HARD to get them where they will actually point at the enemy. It's not easy to drag them through mud or rocky terrain. Pick them up? NO WAY. All the steel needed to contain the force of the blast makes it way too heavy to carry. I've...
  5. WI: The Russian "Indian March of Paul" isn't stopped by the assassination of paul I?

    So, this is interesting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_March_of_Paul Tsar Paul of Russia, during a brief alliance with France, tried to send 20,000 Cossacks to invade British India via the steppes of central Asia. Supposedly he got as far as Pugachyov at least before the commander...
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