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  1. AHC Germanic unification in roman times

    I strongly disagree, if the Romans put down their camps and form strong ties to the local populations the locals would have a harder time organizing to evict the Romans, especially if we don't create some systemic reason why the Roman state wouldn't be able to intervene in the region. Alesia...
  2. AHC Germanic unification in roman times

    Multiple tribes took part in the Teutoburg ambush
  3. Was there any possible to have a Deutschized Denmark in the Middle Ages?

    The weird term aside, I do think that it should be possible in theory, Low German already had a massive impact on North Germanic languages, the question is how you get a North German state to conquer its way northwards
  4. AHC Germanic unification in roman times

    Not sure why you need Huns to create an empire from the outside when you are give centuries to work with(especially if you go up to 400 CE with the ATL rather than try 200 CE which is admittedly pretty hard to work with). During the time there wasn't any obvious way to create an unstable...
  5. AHC Germanic unification in roman times

    What's the earliest POD allowed?
  6. Populous Natives Americans in the US

    Do you remember the sources? Everytime I look into these claims it all comes down to the a single example, not multiple different events.
  7. If Justinian restored the Roman Empire (reconquered the Mediterranean mostly) would there still be mass hellenisation in the Byzantine Empire?

    This is just not true, only the Aegean Anatolian coast was Greek speaking in the Dark Ages, not even the Dardanelles or the rest of the Anatolian coast was Hellenized at point, let alone the majority of the Anatolian populations that lived inland. Anatolia in 500 CE was very different from...
  8. If Justinian restored the Roman Empire (reconquered the Mediterranean mostly) would there still be mass hellenisation in the Byzantine Empire?

    Eventually the Levant and Egypt will be Hellenized if heresies are being extirpated alongside recalcitrant elites and strong adherents being side-lined from the larger community. In Italy and Iberia I don't think mass Hellenization is likely, especially if Latin remains a second language of the...
  9. If the Holy Roman Empire centralized, could Northern Italy become German Speaking ?

    I don't think German having more Latin words would facilitate the process that much.
  10. If the Holy Roman Empire centralized, could Northern Italy become German Speaking ?

    There would need to be a strong separation between German identity and local Italian identities in a way where elites and people shifting from the latter to the former brings with it a permanent linguistic shift which then slowly permeates through the population. People that talk about "wealth"...
  11. If the Holy Roman Empire centralized, could Northern Italy become German Speaking ?

    I find this argument weak because large scale linguistic shifts happened in a lot of places both before and during this time period. French spread into Britanny, Flanders and even into Occitania without being "proper standardized French"
  12. Demographics of a surviving British America?

    The colonies would try to restrict and likely will succeed like Australians did into the 20th century.
  13. What is a common thing or trope that always seem to happen?

    If he lied to make a convincing exaggerated statement, it's still a lie. If he personally went there and somehow wasn't able to see there weren't 40 times fewer people as he claimed, then I'm not sure if I can call him anything else. Most people were able to do more reasonable estimates IMO...
  14. What is a common thing or trope that always seem to happen?

    China is a country with stockholders, publicly trade companies, billionaires and it's a totalitarian regime with an unaccountable and unelected national government, but I guess THAT is a good thing because it calls itself not capitalist? Also your own video doesn't actually prove many of the...
  15. What is a common thing or trope that always seem to happen?

    We know almost for a fact that the 4 million estimate was not correct, the population of Hispaniola was at the very most 100k people before Colombus, we can only say that any first person account that implied populations 10 to 40 times as large was either made by an idiot or by a liar, to be frank.
  16. What is a common thing or trope that always seem to happen?

    I mean it depends on how you define fluke honestly, it might not take the same exact shape but a society that is experiencing rapid scientific development and growth akin to England and which has the resources will eventually come with the same ideas even if the order of inventions or time...
  17. What is a common thing or trope that always seem to happen?

    Virtually all western economies have tons of government intervention, once again another example of people implicitly thinking that capitalism means little to no government intervention in the economy when this has been rarely the case.
  18. What is a common thing or trope that always seem to happen?

    I don't think "not having freedom of expression" or "governments interfering with other governments" is capitalism, frankly it says a lot that you immediately jump to this.
  19. AHC/Plausibility Check: Scandinavian America

    If Denmark-Norway sent the same relative amount of settlers as England did it would be able to colonize Canada and even New England arguably, using your logic Brazil shouldn't be a thing given Portugal had similar population sizes as Scandinavia or Denmark-Norway. Plus if they start early and...
  20. What would Brazil look like if it had been a colony of Britian?

    I think Dutch disease is a very convenient explanation but fails to account for the fact that Northern Europe started diverging from Iberia or southern Europe in ways not explainable by global trade patterns and imperialism, literacy rates soared rapidly in England and surroundings, England...
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