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american civil war

  1. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    AHC: Create a Non-Neo Confederate Southern Secession Movement.

    Your challenge here in this thread is to plausibly create a non neo-confederate secession movement in the Southern United States of America after the end of the American Civil War. While i am well read on the ARW itself, both politically, diplomatically and militarily, i find my knowledge of the...
  2. Marklin

    How would you punish the rebel leadership after the American Civil War

    The Civil War is over, an entire portion of the country is in ruin, and reconstruction is underway. You have been given the job of assigning punishment to the leadership of the Confederate states of America, folks like Davis, Lee, Forrest, and so on. Compared to OTL, how would you handle to...
  3. Marklin

    Ranking the greatest generals in the American Civil War

    Seeing how it's a point of contention on the internet these days it seems, I was curious as to what you all would think about the topic. Specifically, on a scale of 1-10, how would you rank each general from both the Union and Confederacy in the American Civil War?
  4. WI Lee, Longstreet, Early, and Hill die in the Wilderness?

    I was reading a book about the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864, and it takes note of a particularly dangerous situation for the Confederate high command: Lee, alongside (if I remember correctly) Jubal Early and/or A.P. Hill ran into a Union platoon and almost got fired on. Much later in the...
  5. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    To be In Dixie: A Graphic Timeline on the CSA
    Threadmarks: OP + Map.

    To Be in Dixie Welcome to the World of 'To be in Dixie', a timeline that is meant to attack on the overly troped 'extremely successful CSA' or 'excessively idiotic and stupid CSA' cliches. This will try to show what would be an organic and proper development of a country, that has won its...
  6. Crazymachines

    Plausibility of "more conventional" Civil War

    How plausible is it to have the american civil war be a more conventional one, that is, one between rival governments, instead of between the government and seccessionists?
  7. the Imperium of Canada

    WI: Lincoln or who's ever in his place actually has dictatorial ambitions

    So President Lincoln is known to have taken some temporary authoritarian measures like suspending habeas corpus during the American Civil War but despite what some neo-confederates might say, he obviously never had any dictatorial ambitions and he wasn't a tyrant in the making. So suppose...
  8. Cinco de Mayo & the Confederacy

    On May 5, 1862, General Zaragoza's Mexican Army defeated a much larger and better equipped French Army at the Battle of Puebla. It was considered to be a defining moment for Mexican identity and nationality, and crucial in determining the outcome of the Franco-Mexican war. In his classic...
  9. Crazymachines

    AHC: have the civil war be caused by two rival president elects

    With a PoD no more than 4 years before the election of 1860, have the civil war be caused by two competing claims to the president elect. it's up to you whether this dispute is caused by unclear wins in several states, tampered ballots, a tie in the electoral college, or something else...
  10. pattontank12

    Timeline Planning: World of futures past
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    So what is this?: Well like the title suggests this is initial planning faze for a timeline I've had in the back of my head for nearly a year now. What's it about?: The main theme is about alternate technological development and how the earlier development of certain technologies would effect...
  11. Eparkhos

    Sibley's Great Raid *Somehow* Works

    Alright, so the bone of this postulation is extremely unlikely, so much so that divine intervention isn't entirely out of the question. However, for the sake of the discussion, let's say that plausibility is somehow waived and everything that could go right does go right, but no actual Alien...
  12. What if, in Southern Victory, the USA didn't end the Great War until all of the Confederacy and Canada were occupied?

    What would have happened during and after WW1 if Teddy Roosevelt refused the CSA's peace proposals, and didn't stop the war until all of the CSA and Canada were occupied and annexed?
  13. If Shiloh was lost, what are the likely results and changes to the Civil War?

    I had a conversation with some guy on Youtube about it. Any thoughts?
  14. Fremontian Fracas: An Earlier American Civil War

    Let's say Fremont wins in 1856, and the South secedes shortly thereafter due to fear of Fremont taking action against slavery. Earlier American Civil War. What changes in this earlier American Civil War? Does the end result stay the same? Any generals that are more or less prominent?
  15. WI: A Large Hurricane strikes the South before Civil War

    The POD: in the 1860 Atlantic hurricane season, the first hurricane of the season, IOTL cat 4, is much larger, instead being h a cat 5 on the scale of Katrina. You obviously know what's going to happen: how would this affect the resources of the southern states, and how much if at all the...
  16. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    How to get a successful Second Mexican Empire and what are its consequences?
    Threadmarks: OP

    Now a Second mexican empire has been a hot topic for many years on this forum, and i am really interested in it admittedly. Now, i have done *some* intensive research on the matter in the A levels on north american history, so managed to make a somewhat plausible scenario in which Maximilian I...
  17. American Civil war but both sides fight in the best way possible

    Basically what the title says, how would the ACW have looked like if both sides had fought without committing the major strategic and tactical errors they did in OTL. The only rule in this thread is that the Civil war need to still happen, ofc you can make It shorter or longer.
  18. Made a Nation: America and the World after an alt-Trent Affair
    Threadmarks: Introduction pt. 1

    Made a Nation: America and the World after an alt-Trent Affair “We may have our own opinions about slavery; we may be for or against the South, but there is no doubt that Jefferson Davis and the other leaders of the South have made an army; they are making, it appears, a navy; and they have...
  19. Aleksei Fedoseev

    California leaves USA / timeline from 1845 / need help from American users

    Hello everyone! I've had an idea in my mind for some time now. I want to write a medium sized story. And in my vision, the story will be set in 1960s North West America, primarily in New Alki (Seattle), capital city of Autonomous Region of Washington, which is a part of Republic of Oregon, which...
  20. Crazymachines

    Northern Civil war with a twist

    we've all probably seen the 'north secedes' scenario once in a while, but I had an idea of something like that with a twist; what if the northern states rose in rebellion not to secede but to overthrow what is seen as an unfairly southern dominated, oppressive, and racist government. My personal...