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  1. WI: Germany chooses Russia over Austria-Hungary?

    POD: The Russians and Bulgarians are more successful in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877, while the Romanians and Serbs are less successful, leaving the Ottomans in a roughly equally beaten state. In the Congress of Berlin, Bismark is slightly more pro-Russian and pro-Bulgar due to being convinced...
  2. WI: Firm Anglo-American alignment by 1880?

    Possible PoD: the United Kingdom is broadly pro-Union rather than mixed sympathies, butterflying away most of the tensions post American Civil War - the businesses still sell arms to the Confederacy, but there's no commerce raiders being built, and the optics are much improved even if there's...
  3. Results of a solid, but not decisive, German victory at Jutland?

    POD: Beatty fails to escape when he was lured into the main body of the HSF - when he orders his fleet to turn about, the lead ship is disabled and the Germans close the distance before the battlecruisers can escape. As a result, Beatty's fleet is lost; the battlecruisers are either sunk or...
  4. Smallest possible sphere of Soviet Europe, post-Barbarossa?

    With a PoD no earlier than June 22, 1941 (the first day of Operation Barbarossa), and discounting Nazi victory scenarios, what would be the minimal area of Europe controlled by the Soviets post-war? As a starting point, a more successful Case Blue could cut off the Caucasus oil fields and...
  5. WI: Russo-German alliance continues into 20th Century?

    POD: Kaiser Wilhem is convinced by Bismark that an alliance with Russia is more valuable than a potential alliance with Britain and actual alliance with Austria-Hungary, and the Reinsurance Treaty continues. (This is probably the follow-on from some earlier change, but it's the important...
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