american revolutionary war

  1. GameBawesome

    WI: The Patriots kidnaps Prince William Henry?

    I was reading some history and discovered an interesting fact I never knew about. George III's son, Prince William Henry (The future William IV) was stationed in New York, as young naval officer. So, the Culper Ring hatched an operation to kidnap the prince and hold him hostage. This operation...
  2. mspence

    President Nathaniel Green

    WI Washington had been killed, could Nathaniel Greene have taken his place as the "father of his country?"
  3. Curtin99

    What if Thomas Paine and his ideas affected the American revolution more strongly than occurred IOTL?

    Alternate history timeline uploaded in case you find the concept interesting, ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
  4. Drex

    Ventis Ferrum: Dupleix's Success and Beyond
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: Of Frenchmen and Indians

    - Author's Note - This Timeline is a rework of my previous Timeline, written almost a year ago. As you can see by the title, it even takes some elements from it. Being a rework of the Timeline, you will see changes, for starts, this version has a clearly defined PoD and does not mess heavily...
  5. WI: Southern US Remains Loyalist

    Let's say that the Northern and Middle colonies revolt as otl but the southern colonies (and maybe Delaware) remain loyal to London, how does this effects the next century? Would they try to invade New Spain during the Napoleonic Wars? Would they be able to prevent abolition in the empire...
  6. Aluma

    PC/WI: "Napoleonic" victory but with Lafayette

    We all know Napoleon Bonaparte, the revolutionary general who proclaimed himself Emperor and used his military to spread both the Revolution's ideals and his empire. Let's not talk about him. Let's talk about the Marquis of Lafayette, a figure I find quite underrated. The "hero of both worlds"...
  7. WI: John Laurens survives

    What if John Laurens hadn't died in battle in 1782? How might things have changed?
  8. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    Britain keeps Georgia, East Florida and South Carolina after ARW

    I was recently reading through a French book on the ARW and found that a French and Spanish proposal in Paris had been made for the British to keep Georgia, South Carolina and eastern florida. What would have been the geopolitical consequences of Britain keeping said places free the ARW?
  9. British Biscuit

    DBWI: No Zaporozhian Cossacks in the American Revolutionary War?

    O.O.C.: Inspired by this post. I.C.: What if Catherine the Great rebuffed King George's request for Russian troops to ait the British in the American Revolutionary War? What if the Zaporozhian Cossacks never arrived in Boston in the 1775-76 period? How would the War go? What might be the...
  10. VaultJumper

    What is the strongest the American Navy and the weakest the Royal Navy can be during the American Revolution.

    What are the ways to give American a stronger Navy and make the Royal navy weaker? would having Canada (Quebec), Nova Scotia, and Saint John Island(Prince Edward Island) joining have any noticeable effect? like having Quebec's Iron works help or Halifax somehow being taken by patriot forces...
  11. WI: The British cut off the Charlestown Neck

    What if the British had played it a bit safer at the Battle of Bunker Hill and cut off the Charlestown Neck, as Clinton suggested, rather than letting Howe and Burgoyne's overconfidence carry the day?
  12. WI: British defeat at the Great Siege of Gibraltar

    When France and Spain joined the American Revolutionary War, they weren't in it out of simple altruism. They wanted to make gains at Britain's expense. One of Spain's primary war aims was the recapture of Gibraltar, lost to Great Britain during the War of the Spanish Succession. So in June 1779...
  13. Cities if the US takes Ontario in the revolution?

    Toronto did not exist before the revolution, so if the US got their hands on Ontario in the treaty of Paris, what would Ontario’s cities look like? How big would its largest urban area be and where would it most likely be located?
  14. The Battle of White Plains: An American Revolutionary TL
    Threadmarks: POD: 28th October 1776, White Plains, New York

    Once there was a dream, a dream called the United States of America. This is the story of how it died. ************************************************************************************* The Battle of White Plains on the 28th October 1776 was part of the New York and New Jersey Campaign...
  15. mspence

    Chances Of A British Napoleon After George III

    WI the British loss in the American revolution had been greater (say the US also gets part of Canada (British America) what would be the odds of a Napoleonic figure rising in the aftermath of George III's reign & whom might it be?
  16. Mr_Fanboy

    What are the major, long-term differences between a world where the American Revolution is crushed, and a world where it is averted?

    Sorry for the lengthy thread title, but I needed to articulate a very specific question. Alternate history scenarios that see Thirteen Colonies remain in the British Empire are relatively common, but they almost definitionally fall into one of two broad categories. The first posits a world where...
  17. AltoRegnant

    DBWI: Southern Colonies Joined The American Revolution?

    Otl, the 10 Colonies fought for independence and freedom from the British crown. But those ten were originally 13, but the southernmost colonies that were more reliant on slavery than trade didn't join in the rebellion as the north condemned slavery and the institutions surrounding the tobacco...
  18. Basileus_Komnenos

    Socioeconomic and Geopolical Implications of a Monarchical United States

    Supposing that the US chose to go down the path of monarchism instead of the new and unfamiliar road of Republicanism, how would this alternate United States develop. There were monarchist supporters in the Continental Congress after all. A prominent Founding Father like Alexander Hamilton...
  19. Napoleonic American Revolution

    This may not be plausible but let me sorta propose this: Later in the American Revolution, the British are able to take the upper hand in the war, with a stronger southern campaign. The British secure the south, while Washington attempts to retake New York (which I believe was his original plan...
  20. Mr_Fanboy

    AHC/WI: Patriots win the American Revolutionary War without gaining independence

    Generally speaking, timelines that see the Thirteen Colonies remain loyal to Great Britain fall under one of two categories: scenarios where the Revolutionary War is entirely avoided before hostilities break out, and scenarios where the American Patriots are crushed by the Loyalists and the...