1916

  1. Will of Iron
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    Hello everyone! You might remember me from my TL "Italico Valore" which deals with a more victorious 1848 revolution in Italy. Here I wanted to try my hand with a 20th Century POD and I hereby present you "Will of Iron" WILL OF IRON JANUARY-JUNE 1916 The Central Powers ended 1915 in a...
  2. WI Károlyi Mihály dies on the Eastern Front in 1916?

    Károlyi became a prominent political figure in Hungary during the later stages of the war. He gained the overall support of most of the pacifist, Entente-friendly and democratic elements in the country. Following the Aster Revolution, he became Prime Minister on October 31st and later on became...
  3. Germans bleed the French at Verdun, but how long?

    Suppose the German manage to take this line by the end of June. Le Mort Homme, Fort Souville and Tavannes are all in German hands. Verdun (together with the French supplies and their artillery) is now threatened by the German artillery hiding behind the German controlled heights. The French...
  4. WI German attack on both sides of Meuse at Verdun

    The initial German offensive at Verdun was quite successful, but given that the Germans only attacked East to the river, they quickly found themselves in crossfire from across the other bank of the Meuse, which hampered their forces. Had they attacked on both sides of the river, such problem...
  5. GauchoBadger

    How would president Charles Hughes handle the aftermath of WWI?

    Charles Evans Hughes was an US politician noteworthy for being Woodrow Wilson's opponent as Republican nominee during the 1916 elections. He ran on a belligerent campaign in favor of US involvement in WWI (which would prove itself redundant as Wilson joined the war on the Entente's side anyway)...
  6. GauchoBadger

    WI: Larger Entente success in 1916, Russian Empire lingers on?

    Scenario: the Entente’s war effort is much more successful in the midst of WWI in 1916. Brusilov’s Offensive in the east is properly supported by general Evert or an earlier Romanian DoW, the Battle of the Somme sees more success in capturing German ground, and the Kaiserliche Marine is crippled...
  7. WI: Bob La Follette Sr. Runs as a third party in 1916

    In 1916 Robert La Follette Sr. tried to get the Republican nomination. At the time, he was a prominent Anti-War voice. The Republican nomination went to Charles Evans Hughes, who was more militaristic. What if after losing the nomination, La Follette ran as a third party candidate on a peace...
  8. Bomster

    If Charles Evans Hughes was elected President in 1916, could that affect the outcome of WW1?

    Let’s say that during the 1916 campaign, Republican candidate Charles Evans Hughes makes that visit to California Governor Hiram Johnson that he didn’t IOTL. Because of this, Johnson does not feel snubbed and supports Hughes, campaigning on his behalf. This effort flips California to Hughes in...
  9. Would a Teddy Roosevelt win in 1912 and 1916 avert the Great Depression?

    Title ^. If Teddy Roosevelt won in 1912 and 1916, either under his Progressive Party or as part of the GOP, and World War I still occurred. Would the Great Depression be averted?
  10. 1916 and 1920 Olympic Games without WW1

    So, what do you think, how would have the 1916 and 1920 Summer Olympic Games looked like without the outbreak of the Great War? Who would have participated? Where would they be held? What results could be expected? Any kind of special consequences? I'm looking forward for your answers!
  11. Had Hughes Won in 1916, Would He Have Any Chance of Re-Election?

    There's a general opinion on this forum that had Hughes beaten Wilson in 1916 and taken the US into WW1, he would most likely have lost in 1920 due to the bad economy, rioting, and backlash against internationalism that plagued Wilson and helped elect Harding by a wide margin. However, was there...
  12. WI: Roosevelt Sits Out 1912, Wins in 1916

    Theodore Roosevelt's original plan to make a presidential comeback was to not run in 1912, but then run as a Republican in 1916. However, under pressure from left wing Republicans and compelled by his own sense of duty, Roosevelt challenged Taft in 1912 before making an unusually successful...
  13. What if Charles Evans Hughes was elected in 1916?

    If the Zimmermann Telegram was earlier and so destroys the policy neutrality. Although Mexico would not attack America would this telegram during the election mean people want to attack Mexico. If Germany is still defeated what would the treaty of Versailles be like with Hughes instead of Wilson...
  14. Doctoryzer

    1911: Was it worth it?

    In 1911, we created a uprising that struck the valleys of our home. By 1912 we set up our provisional government that quickly collapsed to a wicked monarchist set to restore a monarchy in our homelands. Revolutionaries fled and by 1915, we were tired. We armed up against the monarchist and began...
  15. Aaaaasima

    Alternatives to Charles Evan Hughes?

    Who could be another Republican nominee besides Charles Evan Hughes in 1916?
  16. CaekDaemon

    WI: The Black Tom explosion destroys the Statue of Liberty in 1916?

    So this might be a little bit of an obscure or strange one, but for those who don't know, the Black Tom was a large island in the bay of New York City that was not far from Liberty Island, which had been developed into a shipping port, expanded through the use of landfill and eventually annexed...
  17. Count of Crisco

    WI: Initial mass use of tanks at the Somme by the British.

    I recently completed a short story set during the battle of the Somme showing the first use of tanks in history (Shameless plug) and it got me thinking. Yes nearly fifty tanks was quite alot of a completely new type of vehicle to commit to a battle. But when they were finally used in 1916 only...
  18. ZachMettenbergerFan

    WI: President Charles Evans Hughes

    Charles Evans Hughes was the Republican candidate for President in 1916, going against Woodrow Wilson. He lost the presidency by twenty-two electoral votes, and California by about a third of a percent. In his campaign, the former Supreme Court Justice snubbed Governor Hiram Johnson of...
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