18th century

  1. husbands for the daughters of Jose I of Portugal and Mariana Victoria?

    Mainly Maria Francisca, Maria Doroteia and Benedita, but I'm also trying to find a husband for Maria I that isn't her uncle. Was there a particular reason that she married Pedro III? I'm hoping a slightly less related husband may prove to be more fruitful for Maria. Many of her children didn't...
  2. What Happens To The Aromanians If A Christian Power(s) Conquers The Balkans At Latest In The Early 18th Century?

    So the Aromanians are an ethnic group in the southern Balkans who speak a Romanian-like language. They weren't the most prominent but they were significant enough to be noticed. However events like the sacking of Moscopole (a major Aromanian city) in 1769, and assimilation by independent nation...
  3. WI: Frederick V of Denmark has a 3rd, actually competent, son?

    OTL, King Frederick V of Denmark-Norway had two sons: the mentally-ill Christian VII from his first marriage, and the benignly incompetent Arveprins Frederik from his second. But let's say that, in a drunken stupor, he manages to conceive a third son with his second wife Juliane Marie, who ends...
  4. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    The Sapphire Throne: A Swedish Timeline
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Introduction "Let there be no man who deems Sweden to be a weak nation." - King Charles X Gustav of Sweden "He is an independent monarch and a powerful one at that. His rule see's Sweden ascendant for eternity." - Pope Innocent XII on Charles XI of Sweden "There is no confusion. The Carolean...
  5. GameBawesome

    WI: Plymouth Colony remains separate from Massachusetts?

    In OTL, the Plymouth Colony was separate from the rest of English Colonies, and never had a formal charter like the others. However, when the Dominion of New England was formed, it absorbed Plymouth Colony, but fell apart soon. However, Plymouth Colony ran into problems, as they didn't have a...
  6. mspence

    Dutch America

    WI New Netherland had survived the Anglo-Dutch Wars?
  7. GameBawesome

    Rákóczi's War of Independence succeeds, Hungary becomes independent

    Rákóczi's War of Independence was the first attempt in HungarY led by Francis II Rákóczi, to topple Habsburg rule in Hungary, and reestablish Hungary as an independent country. It did not succeed, as it failed to gain a lot of support from the nobility, while gaining popularity with Hungarian...
  8. Boers loving the Netherlands

    During the 18th century, Gustaaf Willem van Imhoff, the Dutch governor of the Cape Colony, made plans to let come more pastors to the Colony, to secure a good and better bond with The Netherlands. But these plans were never executed. What if in an alternate timeline these plans were executed...
  9. Frederick II of the HRE

    Delete this, thanks in advance
    Threadmarks: Portal page

  10. mspence

    American Haiti

    WI Haiti became a US territory after the Haitian revolution?
  11. GameBawesome

    Question: No Powdered Wigs, what do certain people look like?

    The distinct feature of 18th century, seen in a lot of paintings, is the Powdered Wig. A lot of people, especially Monarchs wore Powdered Wigs, since it was the fashion of the time Hypothetically, if the Powdered Wig was never existed or wasn’t used as much, what would certain people’s hair...
  12. MegaPrem

    Maratha victory at the 3rd Battle of Panipat

    Hello, I am new to this forum. I am wondering how the Marathas could have won the 3rd Battle of Panipat and what the effects would be. Maybe the battle could be on better terrain for the Maratha forces, and Awadh could give support to the Marathas instead, although I'm not sure why they would...
  13. GameBawesome

    WI: Plymouth Colony during the American Revolution

    What if Plymouth Colony, after the dissolution of the Dominion of New England, didn't get absorbed into Massachusetts. Instead, Plymouth asks for a formal charter from the crown, and Plymouth Colony remains separate from Massachusetts throughout the 18th Century. After uneventful for Plymouth...
  14. Poland-Lithuania going into the XIX century. Who would be the king?

    So, I stumbled upon this timeline from nearly 5 years ago: No 2nd or 3rd Partition of Poland TL;DR: This is just my head cannon, but oh well. All credit for the facts and the timeline, I guess, go to the original thread OP and people replying. The PLC narrowly avoids the First Partition by...
  15. Osman Aga

    The Great Turk Returns 2.0: Ottoman resurgent TL
    Threadmarks: Mahmud I (1747: The Safavid Visit)

    After a while being out, I set a few things straight in my life. I'll keep the details for myself. I decided to return and continue my participation on Alternate History. In the mean time I started put an halt to all of the TL I was busy with and open a new account rather than the old one. I...
  16. mspence

    More Successful Puckle Gun

    WI the Puckle gun had been successful?
  17. Plausibility Check/Discussion: Karl VI ends up as Charles III

    I've been thinking a lot about what if the man we know as HREmperor Charles VI managed to succeed in his bid for the Spanish crown and became Charles III of Spain. I've come across two divergences that could have helped Charles's case: Firstly, Joseph I either doesn't catch or survives...
  18. AHC: Expand and combine the American Revolutionary War and the War of Bavarian Succession into a major European/global conflict

    Is there a way that the War of Bavarian Succession (a relatively minor dispute between Austria and Prussia) could have turned into a major war between the European great powers? A war that could then become entwined with the already ongoing American Revolutionary War? I'm talking about something...
  19. The Lion of St Mark: Venice and the Morean War
    Threadmarks: The Lion of St Mark

    For two centuries the Venetian Republic had fought a series of costly wars against the Turks. Although small, the Republic leveraged its wealth and sea power to contest the Eastern Mediterranean against the greatest military power of its age. In 1669, the island of Crete- Venice’s most prized...
  20. What were the main factors which enabled 17th and 18th century Britain to become the birthplace of the Scientific and the Industrial Revolution?

    Why was Early Modern Britain so conductive to this kind of development, and also have it succeed and not other areas of Earth? What was so special about Britain in this era of History?