19th century

  1. The_Persian_Cat

    Alternate buyers of Alaska?

    Hey, all. So as we all know, Alaska was sold to the US by the Russian Empire. It was not viewed as an especially valuable territory, but it was of some strategic importance, and so the Tsar Alexander II sold it to the US in order to make some money after the Crimean War while also denying its...
  2. GameBawesome

    AHC: Create an Intergovernmental organization before WWI

    Challenge: With a POD between 1800 to 1900, create a intergovernmental organization that promotes peace and cooperation, a earlier “League of Nations/UN”. The purpose of this Intergovernmental Organization is to resolve conflicts, and promote cooperation between the Great Powers, to stop wars...
  3. Latest possible POD for a British Patagonia

    Hi folks! This is my first post on this board, so apologies if I've made any mistakes e.g. posting in the wrong forum, question asked previously. My question is, what is the latest plausible POD that would allow for a British Patagonia? Of course, the 1806-1807 Invasions of the River Plate...
  4. AHC: German Language in Modern Day United States

    Millions of Germans immigrated to the United States in the 19th century, but today, German is not an official language in any part of the country. OTL, the German language in the United States began to go extinct around World War I. Transmission of the language between generations was...
  5. WI: Ryukyu Islands not annexed by Japan

    What if Japan never formally annexed the Ryukyu Islands?
  6. Drex

    Winds of Iron - A Different Revolution and Beyond
    Threadmarks: Chapter 0: About the Timeline

    Chapter 0: About the Timeline Hey there, it has been a long time since I made my last Timeline, which I abandoned as I soon realised it went off-track and didn't really match what I pretended it to be. However, it's not entirely abandoned, as elements from the timeline will appear here and some...
  7. minifidel

    A New World Wreathed in Freedom - An Argentine Revolution TL
    Threadmarks: 1 - May Revolution

    A New World Wreathed in Freedom An Argentine Revolution TL Chapter 1 - May Revolution The May Revolution When the news of the fall of the Junta of Seville arrived in Buenos Aires in the middle of May aboard British ships, rumors immediately started spreading in the city about the...
  8. GameBawesome

    A Surviving Ming Dynasty in the 18th-19th Century?

    What if the Ming Dynasty, never collapsed due to court corruption, and famines never happened? What if Li Zicheng never rebelled against the Ming, and the Manchu Qing Dynasty came to power, and Manchuria remained independent? What if the Ming Dynasty survived to make it into the 18th-19th...
  9. WI: Hong Xiuquan passes the imperial examinations

    In early 19th century China, a young Hakka man named Hong Xiuquan sought to become a scholar-official. On four separate occasions, he attempted the imperial examinations, failing each time. After the fourth failure, he read some Christian pamphlets and believed they held the key to understanding...
  10. OxSpace

    AHC: Iberia in the Age of Nationalism

    Hey, I've been searching around the sub but couldn't find anything regarding Iberia during the long nineteenth century regarding Iberian nationalism and what seeds would need to be planted for such a unification to be possible. There was a small movement calling for such unity, but it was just...
  11. Vercigentorix

    What if France enters the Austro-Prussian war on Austrias side ?

    Napoleon III declares war on Prussia in july 1866. How would the war play out ? What are the immediate and long-term results ? Discuss.
  12. Was there any struggles between federalist, farmers and others in the democratic party in the 1870s like in the Republican party in 1850s?

    Niek Koning writes that In the late 1850s, many farmers joined the new Republican party, which promised free soil and the exclusion of slavery from the new terriories. After the victory of the Union, however, the new party revealed itself as a tool of northeastern business interests, imposing...
  13. Was there any struggles between federalist, farmers and others in the democratic party in the 1870s like in the Republican party in 1850s?

    Niek Koning writes that In the late 1850s, many farmers joined the new Republican party, which promised free soil and the exclusion of slavery from the new terriories. After the victory of the Union, however, the new party revealed itself as a tool of northeastern business interests, imposing...
  14. WI: Corsets aren't demonized

    (I'll admit, the demonization of corsets was already a thing in the late 19th century, but I decided to go with the after 1900 forum since its mostly a question for the modern times) While there are still many people who consider corsets to be the torture device of the patriarchy that caused...
  15. Anarcho-Occultist

    Could the People’s Party have become one of America’s major political parties?

    The People’s Party is probably the most successful third party in American history that never overtook one of the major parties. The Populists, as they were often called, never won the presidency but managed to form a fusion ticket with the Democrats and in many ways were harbingers of the...
  16. AHC: Tsarist Finland

    The challenge is to have, with an POD on the 19th century, Finland be the most staunchly loyalist region of Russia to the House of Romanov to a point that after WWI they remain ruled by the Tzars and can even try (or succeed) in reestablishing the Empire Also, try not to go with "earlier and...
  17. Your ideal 19th century industrialised city

    Idea totally stolen from Wolfneuron's thread in Chat ( What does your ideal city look like ) but applied to a different context : We're in the late 19th century, the power of coal, oil and gas has been harnessed, and electricity is starting to show its potential. Populations are growing faster...
  18. AHC: Prevent the political crisis in Austria following the 1897 election

    With a POD just after the Cisleithanian legislative election of 1897, have a strong and lasting government emerge in Austria, which is capable of renewing the financial agreements with Hungary within a year or so. In my opinion, it would be very unlikely, that Count Badeni wouldn't remain the...
  19. KingOnTheEdge

    AHC: Have Spain Become A Great Power Again

    The nineteenth century humiliated no country more than Qing China, but Spain comes really, really close. The Cessation of Florida, their occupation by France, their colonies breaking free, and then America just yoink their last vestiges. Hell, you could argue the monroe doctrine was aimed at...
  20. AHC: Two American Civil Wars in the 19th century.

    Some caveats: no balkanizing the USA and only one can be about slavery or else we just have two OTL American Civil Wars.
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