1. What if Rum was the Ottoman Empire of this world?

    In an alternate universe after 1,000 years of life, the flag of Rum waves victoriously over Constantinople. Rum, once a small sultanate in southern Anatolia, has grown to dominate the region. now the question is, what's next for rum? who will they invade next? will they stray from their Greek...
  2. WI: Safavid conquests of Anatolia

    Just as the title says, what happens if the Safavids defeated the Ottomans and conquering Anatolia under their rule? How would this impacts on the world as the result of Safavid Persian conquest of Anatolia? What will affect on Iranian heartlands?
  3. Etruscan-enthusiast35

    AHC: Have Anatolia be considered European

    Exactly as the title says, find a way for Anatolia Peninsula to be considered a part of Europe. For simplicity's sake, we'll use this as the starting point, though if necessary we can include or exclude other territories.
  4. AHC: Muslim Iberia, Christian Anatolia

    Your challenge is to have Iberia be mostly Muslim and Anatolia be mostly Christian, rather than the other way around as it is IOTL.
  5. AHC: Surviving Anatolian languages

    Your challenge is to have the Anatolian language family survive to the present day.
  6. AdamNeuser

    [DISCUSSION] The Umayyad Caliphate wins the siege of Constantinople (717-718)

    The Siege of Constantinople in 717 AD was the Umayyad Caliphate's major combined arms offensive against the Roman Empire. And one of the largest sea and land military operations across the entire medieval era. The decision to lay siege to the city came about mostly as a result of an extended...
  7. AHD: Urartu/Biainili/Armenia: An empire Arising From the Hills
    Threadmarks: The Kingdom of Biai, its formation and origins

    Introduction to the topic As I have discussed somewhat on the forum regarding the idea of the steppe empire and its forming in response to sedentary empires from more traditionally state-friendly environs (namely river valleys); there should also be a discussion given into the curious example...
  8. Višeslav

    No ottomans, who, if anyone replaces the Bzyantines

    The main question is just the title. The way I see it, post-manzikert, the Byzantines were more or less doomed to decline (feel free to correct this if you see it as wrong) but without the ottomans, they would not have done so as quickly and, of course, if they did decline, would be replaced by...
  9. JustinianTheGrand

    What if the Pope declared a Crusade against the Ottomans in 1470?

    The fall of Constantinople is often considered to be one of the biggest blows to Christendom in history. However, the remaining Christian Kingdoms did not attempt to reclaim the ancient city. What if the Pope decided to declare a crusade to reclaim the Balkans and Anatolia around 1470 against...
  10. JustinianTheGrand

    What if the Pope declared a Crusade against the Ottomans after the fall of Constantinople?

    Sorry wrong thread i dont know how to delete this. I'm putting another one in the proper place
  11. Whiteshore

    Impact of a stillborn Ottoman Empire

    In a scenario where the Ottoman Empire never existed (say Osman died before he could become leader of the Turkish group which became the Ottomans or his group got wiped out early on), how would Anatolia develop? Could any other Turkish beyliks have filled the role of the Ottoman Empire? Could...
  12. Basileus_Komnenos

    Greek Anatolia

    The Seljuk Turks took Anatolia after the Battle of Manzikert and it was partially recovered by the Komnenoi. This recovery stagnated after the Komnenoi were deposed. Let's say a new emperor comes along in the 1200's and retakes Anatolia. In this POD the Venetians fail in taking Constantinople...
  13. The Persian listen to the Memen of Rhodes

    What if when the Persian satraps of Lydia met to discuss battle strategy. Instead of going with there battle strategy of meeting Alexander head on. They listen to Memen of Rhodes and instead used a. scorch earth tactic burning all the land will they retreat in the interior. In otl they didn't do...
  14. GauchoBadger

    Nicomedia instead of Byzantium/Constantinople?

    Is it possible for Nicomedia, with dedication from whoever controls it, to surpass Byzantium/Constantinople as the major Marmara Sea port? Would this require a PoD before or during Constantine's reign? What sort of advantages did Nicomedia have, compared to Byzantium?
  15. AHC majority Galatian speaking Anatolia

    Have Anatolia eventually become majority Galatian linguistically sometime before 1900. It can be either a short game or a long game.
  16. Gothic becomes the majority language of Anatolia

    Have Gothic(or a linguistic descendant) become the language spoken by the majority of Anatolias population.
  17. AHC: Islamic Viceroyalty in Anatolia, Greek Sultanate of Rum

    During the period of Seljuk ascendancy in Anatolia, and probably after the Fourth Crusade broke up Byzantium, is it possible that a sizable number of Greeks could have converted to Islam and created an Islamic, Greek state? Could an Islamic, Greek state rise similarly to the Ottomans?
  18. The Sultanate of Rumistan: An Alternate Anatolia
    Threadmarks: Part 1: The Battle of Köse Dağ

    The Battle of Köse Dağ It came as quite a surprise, a fearful shock, when those northeastern barbarian Mongols surged through the great fields and steppes of central Asia and conquered the whole of the Empire of Khwarezm, and they were not going anywhere. The empire of these horse-riding nomad...
  19. Goats-&-Bolts

    What if the Ottomans move the Kaaba to Constantinople?

    What if one of the Emperors of the Ottoman Empire, wishing to cement the idea that he is the ultimate authority in the entire Muslim world, orders the Kaaba and the Black Stone to be moved to Constantinople? How would other Muslims react? What would the European powers think of this move? What...
  20. Gwachiko

    AHC/WI: Byzantium holds onto all of Anatolia until at least 2018

    With a POD no earlier than 1000 AD, make sure Eastern Roman Empire keeps Anatolia until modern day. What would this development change elsewhere in Europe, Middle East and the world?