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  1. Albion Rising: A Henry Frederick Timeline

    Merry Christmas, considering the fate of a certain armada I think the Spanish navy having a curious approach is the correct one.
  2. Albion Rising: A Henry Frederick Timeline

    Historically the resumption of the 80 years war didn't go well and I would argue one of Spain's biggest problems is that since Phillip II it has effectively been greater Castile. Doubling down yet again on that only promotes division.
  3. Albion Rising: A Henry Frederick Timeline

    I have a distinct feeling Spain won't win and I think distrusting the Aragonese won't help the Spanish effort.
  4. A True King Arthur (Redux)

    Not that I disagree or dislike this choice, but I'm curious about the reasoning of Arthur joining the League of Cambrai? On Arthur now being King. In OTL Lady Margaret Beaufort was a sponsor to Bishop Fischer and considering Fisher's abilities and how his inclinations seem to align with Arthur...
  5. Miscellaneous >1900 (Alternate) History Thread

    In WWI France's original uniform had the colours of the French flag, red trousers and blue coast, which made it easy to spot with rather unfortunate consequences. However, in 1911 there was a project to implement a new uniform known as la tenue reseda. This was reliant on the Minister of war...
  6. Albion Rising: A Henry Frederick Timeline

    Phillip III's answers to his son on the Dutch and the British are ones that are safe for the Spanish/ Castilian establishment and probably the ones his father Phillip II would have given. I would argue reflect the biggest problem with Hapsburg Spain, newly crowned Henry IX in Britain certainly...
  7. Albion Rising: A Henry Frederick Timeline

    James to the end seems to have stuck with his weird notions of what his mother's faults actually were . While every monarchy with actual authority has relied on favourites that are dependant on the King or Queen they can't actually be too antagonistic with the larger government. If we compare...
  8. A Blunted Sickle - Thread II

    Don't feel pressured by us.
  9. A Blunted Sickle - Thread II

    That is more than a little overreach. 1. The Carolingian Empire would beg to differ the areas of France and Germany were part of the same state and many of the nobles had important connections with each other that lasted for centuries. 2. Noble...
  10. A Blunted Sickle - Thread II

    With respect the war TTL hasn't gone the same way it did OTL so we shouldn't be really relying on the feelings from OTL. Take the Netherlands, while a notable chunk of the country was occupied they haven't experienced anything close to the 'damages' of OTL. So I doubt the Dutch will be planning...
  11. A Blunted Sickle - Thread II

    I think that might be a bit bold as Versailles was itself a Conference that was akin to the Congress of Vienna. While the League failed to maintain the peace it wasn't the league that created the Treaty of Versailles or its provisions that both TTL's will be considered to have failed. I would...
  12. A Blunted Sickle - Thread II

    One of Stalin's aims has been restoring as much of the Imperial Russian border as possible and prior to the Russo -Japanese war Russia was defacto in control of Manchuria, which would be the war aim in a Soviet - Japanese War (along with full control of the trans-Siberian railway_. So at the...
  13. A Blunted Sickle - Thread II

    Another rival I think would be the Chinese since there was a studio actively making movies in the 1930s and 40s. I would argue its more dependant on Stalin's ambitions. As I think the nationalists could actually win TTL
  14. A Blunted Sickle - Thread II

    On that note, considering the hints of a Soviet-Japanese war going to happen (while Japan is still at war with China) I wonder what Korea's fate will be OTL. As while the main Soviet objective will be Manchuria, Kuril Islands and sakhalin I can't imagine an massive uprising won't occur in Korea...
  15. Albion Rising: A Henry Frederick Timeline

    I would argue Wars of Religion really decimated French cohesion, undermining France's power projection capabilities. The recovery from this was then handicapped during the infighting in Louis's regency and early reign. When France had pulled itself together it was arguably the nation that...
  16. Albion Rising: A Henry Frederick Timeline

    I will say I have a general feeling about this period historically that Spain's 'domination' was more due France shooting itself in the foot rather than the actual 'strength' of the Spanish.
  17. A Blunted Sickle - Thread II

    My prediction of the order in which nations will get nuclear weapons: UK+ France/Entente, since they started first. USSR since it started second and they do actually have a good science base. US the fact is its program has been hampered by Briggs but I think its industrial capacity will enable...
  18. A Blunted Sickle - Thread II

    Something I've been thinking about lately is how would Burma/ Myanmar turn out TTL? As the Tatmadaw is the descendant of the collaboration army that Japan created when it invaded. Since the Japanese invasion isn't happening TTL this could have significant butterflies on that countries...
  19. A Blunted Sickle - Thread II

    Wrong forum for this, all disputes of kicks and bans are to be posted in the rules and administration section, specifically in Kicks and Bans thread.
  20. A Blunted Sickle - Thread II

    Its rather off topic and resulted in a ban so forgive us if we don't feel like getting back into the topic.