constantinople

  1. Tenesínótios

    WI: Osman I Gazi dies before establishing Ottoman Sultanate

    So in this "What If?" Osman Gazi Osmanlilar dies before ever being able to establish anything worthwhile. We'll say that when Ertuğrul went and raided Byzantine land he and Osman are killed in the raid, and the lands of Söğüt are distributed either to another member of the Kayi clan or given to...
  2. Bomster

    WI: Second Arab Siege of Constantinople (717-718) succeeds

    This seems to be one of the potentially most pivotal possible turning points in history. In 716, the Eastern Roman Empire was weakened by the Twenty Year’s Anarchy. The Umayyad Caliph, already overseeing an empire that stretched from Hispania to India, launched an invasion of Asia Minor, and by...
  3. Basileus_Komnenos

    AHC: The Greco-Turkish War Ends in a Stalemate.

    What sort of circumstances would it take for the Greco-Turkish war which essentially was won by Turkey and was a catastrophic defeat for Greece, to more or less end in a stalemate? I'm thinking Greece keeps East Thrace and keeps some of the hinterland surrounding Smynra in the region (a much...
  4. Collondi

    WI/Plausibility check: Theodoric the Great takes Constantinople in 487

    In 487, Theodoric's armies were quite strong, as he had just taken control of the troops of Theodoric Strabo. Theodoric, looking to extort the emperor and increase his own power, put Constantinople under siege. OTL he and Zeno worked out a deal where Theodoric would move west and conquer Italy...
  5. WI: Crusaders routed at Zara in 1202

    Even before the sack of Constantinople in 1204, the Fourth Crusade already wrecked havoc at Zara in 1202. Upon Venetian request, the Crusaders attacked and besieged Zara, which was a notable trade rival of Venice in the Adriatic. IOTL the city was caught offguard by the sudden arrival and...
  6. Flavius Phocas

    WI: The Donation of Pepin restored the Exarchate of Ravenna.

    IOTL, after the Exarchate of Ravenna fell to the Lombards, the Pope turned away from Constantinople as his traditional protector, and looked to the Franks for aid. Following Frankish intervention, the territories of the Exarchate of Ravenna were restored, but not given to the Exarch as the first...
  7. Porphyrogennetos: The Empire of the Romans
    Threadmarks: Basil II: 976 - 1025

    Porphrogennetos The Romans and the New World (left, Basileia Rhomaion in 976 AD) (left, Phrygia, where Tzimiskes were travelling through) On the eighth of January, 976. Emperor John I Tzimiskes, scion of a distinguished family and himself a distinguished emperor, woke up in the cold...
  8. The Third Rome: Is it possible for a "contingency plan" created by a byzantine emperor to colonize America in the 1400s?

    I know, I know, it's hard af, but do you guys think there is at least a small possibility? venetians, iberians and/or the genoese can also be involved. Pedro Álvares Cabral took ~40 days from Portugal to Brazil, so maybe the byzantines will take ~70 days, if the mission is successful?
  9. AltoRegnant

    Yet Another Roman Empire: The Latin Empire of Constantinople
    Threadmarks: POD; Securing Rhomania

    Deus hoc vult pro Rom The year was 1224, early in the year. The Eastern Roman Empire, which had endured over seven centuries of warfare, had been broken a mere twenty years prior. Something that none of its four successors actually accepted- to the Niceans, they were the Eastern Empire, cast...
  10. Sevarics

    WI: Theodore Komnenos Doukas, Emperor of Thessalonica, captures Constantinople in 1230

    As the tin says, what if Theodore Komnenos Doukas, Emperor of Thessalonica, avoided being defeated by the Bulgarians and successfully captured Constantinople in 1230? Up until his defeat and capture by the Bulgarians, Theodore and the Empire of Thessalonica had been expanding rapidly in the...
  11. WHC: Create the most prosperous Constatinople as realitically possible

    Its quite a stretch to expect the Byzantine empire to last longer than it did. With Ottoman expansion, the writing was on the wall and the empire was always crippling itself away. That being said, there were many key moments in history where Byzantine could've stayed stronger and been more...
  12. Kaiser of Brazil

    WI: Russian invasion in 1896

    During the crisis of Armenia and Crete in 1896, a group of Armenian separatists invaded the Ottoman Bank in Beyoglu. 36 hours later, a wave of revenge killings happened in Constantinople with lynch mobs killing between 5 and 6 thousand Armenians, all while the Ottoman Hamidiye caused massacres...
  13. Slavs/Avars take Thessalonica in 615/617?

    While the Sasanians were running amok in Syria and Anatolia during their climatic final war against the Eastern Roman Empire, the Slavs (615) and later a combined force composed of them and the Avars (617) tried to capture Thessalonica, probably the empire's second most important city in the...
  14. Basileus_Komnenos

    The House of Komnenos, Like a Phoenix From the Ashes: An Eastern Roman Timeline
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Hi everyone, this is my first attempt at a historical timeline. I've always been a history buff with a passion for Classical Roman and later Eastern Roman history. I've always wanted to explore the possibilities of a more successful restoration of the Byzantine Empire after 1204 under the House...
  15. What if Russia takes Constantinople in 1913?

    During the first Balkan war after the Balkan alliance's victory the only thing between the bulgarians and the Ottoman Capitol were the last deefensive line of the Chataldzha. At that point in most european capitals it was assumed that Constatinople falling to the bulgarians is only a matter of...
  16. 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...
  17. AdamNeuser

    [ONGOING] What REALLY would have happened if the Ottomans won the siege of Vienna 1529

    Now I know what most of you are thinking. You've probably seen this scenario/POD dozens of times on this forum. But the reason why I think it deserves a better assessment is that most of the time the answers to this generally misunderstand the aims and state which the Ottoman Empire was in...
  18. Mr_Fanboy

    AHC/WI: Mongols take Constantinople

    Simple enough question: how possible would it have been for Mongol invaders (either in the form of the Golden Horde or the Ilkhanate) to have seized Constantinople during the 13th century? What might be a plausible series of events leading to this? Depending on when such a siege would occur...
  19. GauchoBadger

    AHC: Post-Ottoman Bulgaria takes Constantinople

    A little challenge for ya: with a PoD anywhere between the end of the Napoleonic Wars and WWI, how could we have Bulgaria defeat the Ottoman Empire decisively in a war and take over the city of Constantinople (to be promptly renamed Carigrad), and perhaps also the majority of the Bosphorus and...
  20. Teriyaki

    Tang Dynasty China Conquers Constantinople (7th Century - 10th Century)

    One of my favorite pieces of Tang Dynasty sculpture and art The Tang Dynasty is considered by most Chinese historians to be one of China’s golden ages. From the 7th Century to the 10th Century, art and culture flourished, in no small part thanks to the Emperors who sat on the throne...
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