colonialism

  1. Drex

    WI: Spanish Algeria instead of French Algeria?

    IOTL the French conquered Algeria through a series of wars and campaigns starting in 1830 and continuing through the rest of the century. The result was that Algeria, due to it's proximity to mainland France and climatic similarities to the south, ended up receiving a substantial French...
  2. Odinson

    Affects of a New World Songhai Empire?

    What if: The Songhai empire manages to completely subue and conquer the Jolof Empire, resulting in the empire having much more access to the Atlantic ocean. During the Hajj pilgrimage, more advanced ship designs are brought to the empire. For the sake of the aregument, lets assume that Sonhai...
  3. AHC: Greek/Byzantine Colony in Brazil

    You're challenge is to keep the Byzantine Empire alive well into the Age of Discovery and have it colonize a part of Brazil. Where in Brazil would the Byzantine Empire colonize? What would it be called? How would culture develop there?
  4. AHC/WI: The Sun Never Sets On…

    Find ways for the other traditional European Great Powers (France, Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary) to get colonial empires as large and far-flung as the British and Spanish Empires at their peak. You may use any POD, though a POD after 1860 would be preferable, if only due to the challenge it...
  5. What if France won the Algerian war for Independence and kept it as a colony or Department of some kind

    What if France won the Algerian war for Independence and kept it as a colony or Department of some kind. How would the culture/ treatment of natives etc look.
  6. KingOnTheEdge

    WI: Multipolar India?

    India was a diverse, multipolar subcontinent full of empires that rose and fell. But after the 7 years war, that started coming to an end after Britain began to consolidate its rule, and now after decolonization it is fairly consolidated into 5 or 6 countries (idk if burma counts as part of the...
  7. WI:More European powers try for India?

    Only a few European powers(British, French, Dutch, Portuguese) were able to establish sustained presence in the sub continent. A few others like Danish, Swedes and Austrian Netherlands (Belgium) tried their hand but failed. What if more European powers like a Germans, other Scandinavians and...
  8. Japan becomes a European/western colony

    Any POD is fine. Is there any way for Japan to become a colony of a European power (or the US if that isn't ASB)?
  9. KingOnTheEdge

    DBWI: Prussia Wasn't A Colonizer?

    OTL, Brandenburg-Prussia and later Prussia was a pretty notable colonizer, with a respectable navy. It started due to the Great Elector, Fredrick William's moves in the baltic, and with the Brandenburg Africa Company. He was able to establish some ports in Africa for slavery and some caribbean...
  10. XFE

    7 Million Ants: Dreams Aloft an Eastern Sea
    Threadmarks: Preface

    7 MILLION ANTS 七百萬隻螞蟻 Dreams Aloft an Eastern Sea Kennedy Town, pre-Revolutionary Victoria, 1954 七百萬隻螞蟻 唔容易走埋一齊 7 Million ants, how easy was it for them to come together? [1] Preface This project started out as an attempt to do a big, thicc map in commemoration of my 5th year on AH.com...
  11. The Militant Doberman

    AHC: Kingdom of Greece joins the Scramble for Africa (EDIT: fixed error in thread title)

    As the title says. How could it happen? What lands could Greece claim (or maybe buy from other powers)? How do you think the Greek colonial administration would look like compared to the other European powers of the day?
  12. British Biscuit

    WI: Portugal wins the Colonial War?

    Despite facing backlash and criticism both at home and abroad over the wars in Angola, Guinea & Mozambique, the Portuguese Armed Forces were reported to have been rather successful on the battlefield in at least 2 out of the 3 theaters...
  13. Gukpard

    Assuming the USA tried to "integrate" the phillipines, would it be able to?

    The Phillipines are large, holds a massive population and it's far away from the USA, it also is inhabitated by people that would never be accepted as "real" americans by the majority of the population and the congress up to the civil rights ammends On another hand, the USA succesfully crushed...
  14. ETGalaxy

    Egypt as an industrialized power

    During the reign of Muhammad Ali Pasha, Egypt interestingly began to undergo an Industrial Revolution, with factories being developed from the 1810s into the 1840s, at which point Egypt seemed to be on route to become an industrial power. This eventually stopped due to a number of factors...
  15. Exvio74

    The New Kratocracy: A Boulanger Coup TL

    I’m usually a serial lurker on this forum, but quarantine boredom has led me to actually finally write a timeline. Most of this will focus on after 1900, the POD is just in 1889 (if this needs to be moved forum I happily can). If anyone does read this, please do give me tips on things I can...
  16. KingOnTheEdge

    How Much Of China Can Be Effectively Colonized?

    OTL, with exceptions of concession cities like Hong Kong and Macau (as well as the areas immediately around the ports) China wasn't really colonized like India or the Americas. How much of China could be feasibly taken and administered by the european powers? How many empires could get a slice...
  17. DBWI: The British Win the Battle of Plassey

    The Battle of Plassey is commonly accepted as the beginning of French Domination of Northern India. But, what if Mir Jafar’s treachery was never discovered and he successfully defects during the battle. Would the British have been able to successfully seize control of Northern India add it to...
  18. KingOnTheEdge

    DBAHC: Britain Owning Most Of India

    Before we begin, this is a Double Blind, where we ask an alt. history question from the perspective of someone in an alternate history- so if we ask 'WI the CP won WW1,' those people ask 'WI the Entente won WW1' OTL, India was carved up into several spheres of influence like Africa and the rest...
  19. Imperial Advocate

    In the Victor's Vain - a TL on "The Grasshopper Lies Heavy"

    I have not become the King's First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire. – Winston Churchill, 1942. It is the year 1962 and the Cold War rages on across the world between the dual superpowers, the United States of America and the British Empire. The allied...
  20. KingOnTheEdge

    DBWI: Germany Is Late To The Colonial Game?

    OOC: TTL, Otto never conquered italy to create the HRE, so his Germany survived as a cohesive state that centralized like France or England or any other european kingdom) IC: OTL, King Otto IX of Germany was hesitant to fund colonization of the new world. Yes it could make Germany rich, but the...
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