central powers

  1. WI: Scandinavia in WWI

    Sweden - Nikolai Ottovich von Essen carries out his planned strike on the Swedish navy in Gotland (Sweden joins the Central Powers, 1914) Norway - The Central Powers find out about Norway's "secret tonnage agreement" with the United Kingdom, which allowed Norway and the Entente to protect each...
  2. Aloha

    DBWI: Russia joins Allies instead of Central Powers

    As we all know, Russia joining the Central Powers played a major role in securing victory for them. But what if Russia had instead joined the Entente and the Ottomans joined the Central Powers instead? The other important question would be how can this be done? How would the war have gone down...
  3. WI: Entente Bulgaria and Greece in the Central Powers

    Okay, so I don't know enough about Bulgaria to be able to think up a good POD for them joining the Entente, however, I do know that the king of Greece was related to Kaiser Wilhelm II and was heavily sympathetic to the German cause. So, let's say that, for some reason, Greece joins the Central...
  4. AHC: USA a Central Power in WW1

    So, there was a timeline awhile back where the USA was a Central Power in WW1, and I was wondering, how could they have become one? I heard that, when the war began, a large portion of the (mostly German and Irish-American) population in general supported the central powers while wealthy...
  5. The Dogger Bank War - how a North Sea battle changed the course of the 20th century
    Threadmarks: Chapter I: The Russo-Japanese Conflict and the Dogger Bank Incident, February-October 1904.

    I've been working on a new TL lately. I think the time is right for the first installment. The Dogger Bank War Chapter I: The Russo-Japanese Conflict and the Dogger Bank Incident, February-October 1904. The Russo-Japanese War started in 1904 and was initially fought between the Russian...
  6. Gukpard

    WI: Denmark joins the central powers and take baltic territories.

    On the XIII until the XVII centuries AD the Kingdom of Denmark controlled parts of the baltic, as it can be check on this map. Since Denmark became a very peacefull country after the war with Prussia I believe that a 19th century PoD is more realistic for the situation. Let's say that after the...
  7. Admiral Bloonbeard

    Modern pop culture if the Central Powers won World War 1

    World War 1 isn't called the "War of the Century" for a reason. It was a war that would determine which nation would be the superpower of the 20th century. We all know about the political effects of World War 1 and how it led the rise of the United States as a superpower. There are already many...
  8. When is it too late for the Entente to win if the US joins the CP?

    There is a thread here that discusses the military potential and consequences of a CP-aligned US, out of the blue in August 1914 - but with no clear POD. All agree, though, that the Entente is doomed - the point of contention is when. I thought it would be interesting to look at actual...
  9. Germany focuses on the Western Front in 1915

    Let's say, that Germany doesn't have to reinforce the Eastern Front, as Austria-Hungary manages to withstand the Russians with minimal German presence. Serbia is not a problem either, while Italy doesn't join the war. Without the need of diverting forces elsewhere, what could be the German...
  10. The Long Twentieth Century : a Franz Ferdinand Lives TL

    MID-YEAR EXAMINATION 2018-2019 SESSION DARTMOUTH COLLEGE MODERN HISTORY Q&A SUBJECT - EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY Duration : 4 hours 1) THE FIRST GREAT EUROPEAN WAR What was the Megali Idea ? List the reasons behind the neutrality of different European countries during GEWI. “All quiet...
  11. Kaiser of Brazil

    AHC: Central Powers USA

    Make the United States (With a Post-1900 PoD) join the Central Powers in August 1914. There needs to be a great swift in alignment of American politics for that to happen for sure, but how ? Maybe USA and Britain enter in a Crisis during/after the Hispano-American War ? More German Immigrants to...
  12. Germany wins the First World War: Speculating about its political future

    I don't know if this particular subject has been discussed at length in other threads speculating about a Central Powers victory in World War One, but I've often wondered about what political direction Germany itself would move in if it were to come out on top at war's end. No matter how the war...
  13. What if Germany won the Second Battle of the Marne?

    It is almost unanimously accepted that if Germany won the First Battle of the Marne, World War I would eventually end with a Central Powers Victory. However, what if Germany won the Second Battle of the Marne? Would this change anything? Would the victory still go to the allies? Would this...
  14. Possible treaty terms for the Entente if the central powers won WW1

    What do you think the peace terms should be for the peace treaty of WW1 if the Entente lost and the central powers won? There doesn't have to be a POD to set this (but you can add your own POD if you want to), just an idea of what the treaty could look like in your opinion.
  15. discussing ideas : The foundations for a CP victory

    Given the massive material superiority of the Entente the POD(s) for a non-phyrric CP victory have to happen prior to the war or in the early war. The factor that decides the war in my oppinion is the interplay between British mobilization and French exhaustion. There was a window of...
  16. The Central Powers end up deeper in Russia

    During WWI, in the Eastern front, the Germans launched the Gorlice–Tarnów Offensive in 1915 that resulted in an event known as the "Great Retreat" where the Russians fled Poland to establish a better defense around west Belarus and Ukraine. But what if they failed to create a defensive line in...
  17. France sues for peace in 1917: postwar political developments

    Lets assume a scenario where the Brussilov Offensive never happens. Instead we see pointless and costly offensives against the German sectors. Basically a string of Lake Naroch Offensives. The Tsar and his demoralized military are convinced that the war is unwinnable and sue for peace...
  18. "Three Emperors' League" monarchist bloc established before WWI

    What if the German Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the Russian Empire formed a stable alliance before WW1? Reforming the League of Three Emperors, they come to an agreement on the Balkans, Baltic, and Black Sea, redirecting their ambitions outward at the expense of Romania, Serbia, the...
  19. AHC/WI: World War 1 ended up in the draw

    It's just as the title says, what happens by any chance of an event, World War 1 ended up in the draw between the Entente and the Central Powers? It can be a stalemate. How would this impact on the world?
  20. lerk

    Maximum number of Central Powers

    With a pod no earlier than 1900, how many countries which were either allied or neutral IOTL be a part of the Central Powers? And please don't make an alternate WWI which takes place some other time, I'm talking about the WWI which started on July 28th, 1914 following a chain of events after...
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