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  1. inawarminister

    TL Planning/Brainstorming : Mu’awiya takes Constantinople

    Hmm, most Iranians were Sunni still until the Safavids. Most likely 70:30 or 60:40 but the majority were still Sunnis. There were actually more Shiites in Anatolia than in Iran until the Great Realignment lol. the Shia Fatimids actually started Arabization in Tunis and Algeria by sending the...
  2. inawarminister

    PC/WI: Sudanese Egypt

    the Fatimids did conquer Egypt through force from the West... Why not the South? Which year was the Sudanese most powerful and politically united anyway? Latter-day Fatimids might be a good potential to get conquered. Not one of their subjects revolted in support when Saladin came after all. The...
  3. inawarminister

    TL Planning/Brainstorming : Mu’awiya takes Constantinople

    Most of the languages replaced by Arabic were Afro-Asiatic, including Amazigh languages and Coptic. And the Aramaic zones of Syria and Mesopotamia. Greek language might survive with a native dynasty rising up while still swearing fealty to the Caliph, like the Iranians did, or by culturally...
  4. inawarminister

    Under wings of the Zilant: a Golden horde timeline

    Man, at last I will see a proper Timur invading China. Can't wait. And the Tartary Siberia sounds really cool Just one question: will there any potential for anyone from Asia discovering the Americas due to all the nomads alternate fates? Can a few ordus escape all the way east they end up in...
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    WI:Egypt successfully modernized and industrialized

    could a more developed and integrated Sudan solve this? Was it possible to fix the cataracts so boats of iron ores and coals can sail up the White and Blue Niles?
  6. inawarminister

    Get a long term decently sized Hellenistic state, outside Mediterranean, surviving to the Modern Era

    Thanks for the correction, my impression came from local highschool history classes so I know it's bad but didn't know how bad. Meh, it's legends so timeline doesn't make sense, typical. The fact that Indianization of SEA takes place right after the Kushans overran all the Indo-Greek mleccha...
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    Get a long term decently sized Hellenistic state, outside Mediterranean, surviving to the Modern Era

    There's a legend that the Malays/Minangkabau in Sumatra and West Borneo (or at least their royals/nobles) are descended from buddhist Indo-Greeks fleeing the Kushans through ships to the east (the fact that upper-caste Hindus of post-Ashoka India seemed to have alread practiced the Sea-Crossing...
  8. inawarminister

    WI: Rashidun Aksum?

    Weren't one reason why Islamic adventurers/missionaries didn't penetrate Trans-Sudan Sudan- I mean Central Africa, was because of Ethiopia? There might be Somali-Ethiopian adventurers raiding Lake Chad and Zaire for riches and slaves and making sultanates there. Are Ethiopian armies reliant on...
  9. inawarminister

    Latest Germanisation of Czechs

    Yeah well, if ~50-70% of Czechs are Germanised like how Western Maghrebis are Arabised, I think it'll satisfy the requirement of OP. So keep the cities speaking German, avoid any repopularisation of Czech language, and have the Bohemian authorities start proper schooling in German only in later...
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    Latest Germanisation of Czechs

    I hear the Czech cities were pretty much Germanized, with Czech language only surviving in the rural area around early 1800s before the reflowering of Czech language due to novelists and art makers. Butterfly that, and the rural areas will speak German too with the coming of standardized school...
  11. inawarminister

    WW2: Germany with 100 million people

    Wouldn't a surviving Imperial Germany have the demographics trend for this? Of course not 100 million Germans, more like 90, million Germans and 10 million minorities, but spade is a spade
  12. inawarminister

    Muslim China? Challenge accepted!

    Indeed. OTL Twelver Shi'ism is stereotyped as Iranian religion, so TTL Imperial Shi'ism might be stereotyped as Han religion while those against them choose other sects/cults as applicable (like OTL Pashtuns (?) Turkmens and, of course, the Ottomans themselves. Though the last is mostly just a...
  13. inawarminister

    Muslim China? Challenge accepted!

    Yeah, here's a short points on Japan-China relationship pre-Meiji. 1. Pure Sinophilia in the Asuka and early Heian Era, with T'ang Dynasty culture and artefacts and religion adopted wholesale, including Buddhism, Kanji, the Imperial Court, and the Samurai "aristocratic gentlemen of war"...
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    Muslim China? Challenge accepted!

    Eh China proper have Southeast Asia as it's backyard whenever a South-leaning dynasty with focus on maritime affairs came, like the Tang and Early Ming. From Atjeh, it's easy to sail all the way to NW India and therefore Iran and Arabian Peninsula. But yeah, they'll need to hold the Malaccan...
  15. inawarminister

    Moonlight in a Jar: An Al-Andalus Timeline

    Eh, separated "print-type" Arabic characters exist and they're as easy as alphabets to print. Of course it'll be an ugly simplification but not as ugly as adopting Roman letters in a world where the Europeans do not dominate.
  16. inawarminister

    Moonlight in a Jar: An Al-Andalus Timeline

    As long as all the idols are torn down and destroyed, it'll be fiiiine....
  17. inawarminister

    Dark Crescent - A Timeline of the Mande Empire

    Andalusians escaping to the Mande and bringing naval technology - and more important - vendetta against the Christian Iberians can make a great difference. Mandean ships patrolling West Africa and not letting the Portuguese pass to South Africa would mean: 1. Richer Mamluk Egypt, and perhaps...
  18. inawarminister

    A Greater Dar al-Islam and an Ever Shrinking Dar al-Harb / a resurgent Islam TL

    Huh. What happened to Morocco and Algiers? Hmm, the next Caliphal-Roman war would be devastating. Central Mediterranean hegemony will move towards the victors, nevermind the vulnerable Adriatic strait and the Balkans - which is still full of unorganised Slavic tribes at this era. I wonder what...
  19. inawarminister

    what if the helots made up Spartas soldiers

    Uh, this is not universally true. See Islamic slave-soldiers. Also, brutality and bullying is almost universal in all soldiery, at least by a part of them. At least, to break the spirit of the enlisted and reform them later. The Romans did this, after all.
  20. inawarminister

    A Greater Dar al-Islam and an Ever Shrinking Dar al-Harb / a resurgent Islam TL

    Great updates! Welp, the Shi'ites are going to be loads of troubles to the Caliph and the state. Hmm, would the Abbasids relocate to Damascus? With no surviving Umayyads... Also, the Western Mediterranean is now a Muslim lake. Mare Nostrum!
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