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  1. The Isles of Strangers: A Timeline of a Francophone Aotearoa
    Threadmarks: Chapter One: The Tragedies at La Rochelle and Ajaccio (1320-1660)

    Îles d’étrangers The Isles of Strangers: A timeline of a Francophone Aotearoa "One thing that is most remarkable about these islands and the people that inhabit them, is their persistent isolation and indifference to worldly affairs. The great war barely impacted them, as they continued their...
  2. FesteringSpore

    Napoleonic Corsica

    was it possible for Napoleon to have defended Corsica as kind of a giant Elba? And if not, on the second scenario the text supposes, had Lucien been appointed Governor of Corsica on the 100 days, would it have been possible for the Bonapartes to remain in control of Corsica after the 100 days...
  3. Godot

    The World of Tricolors and Traditions: Human History Without Napoleon
    Threadmarks: Part 1: Bridge Over Troubled Water

    "The principal weapon of the Corsicans was their courage. This courage was so great that in one of these battles, near a river named Golo, they made a rampart of their dead in order to have the time to reload behind them before making a necessary retreat; their wounded were mixed among the dead...
  4. GameBawesome

    WI: Napoleon Buonaparte survived to adulthood.

    Napoleon Bonaparte or, also known by his Corsican name, Napoleone Buonaparte, was the first son of Carlo Buonaparte and Maria-Letizia Bonaparte and was also the first brother of Joseph Bonaparte and the future French Emperor, the Napoleon Bonaparte. However, he died in infancy on 17 August 1765...
  5. kasumigenx

    DBWI Italy has no Corsica, Savoy and Nice and has Venice, Istria and Trentino instead

    This was prevented by the existence of Duchess Anne Beatrice of Modena because the marriage of Anne Beatrice to Umberto I made a peaceful transfer of Lombardy to Savoy-Piedmont possible while Venice, Friuli, and Trentino remained part of Austria. The alternative to this was the French who wanted...
  6. WI:Bonaparte follow Paoli, Napoleon born in London

    I was reading about the history of Napoleon’s father, Carlo Bonaparte,(don’t ask me why) and he was an personal assistant of Pasquale Paoli, that after the annexation of Corsica by France, go to the exile in London. Carlo, in contrast, go to French side and get a job in the local administration...
  7. House of Orange

    AHC/WI: Spain keeps Sardinia

    Sardinia had been a territory of the Kingdom of Aragon since 1323, and, with the union of Aragon with Castile in 1469, part of the new kingdom of Spain. During the period of Aragonese and later Spanish rule, Sardinian culture adopted some new Spanish traditions and customs, bringing the island...
  8. Carp

    King Theodore's Corsica
    Threadmarks: Title Page

    King Theodore's Corsica From March to November of 1736, Theodore von Neuhoff, a Westphalian baron, ruled Corsica as its king. Theodore's kingdom is obscure today—and perhaps understandably so, as it existed so briefly. Later writers often dismiss the "Kingdom of Corsica" as farcical and...
  9. Napoleonic Wars: Brits on Corsica!

    While the anti-Napoleonic forces on the continent were crushed by the French regularly for some years until 1812, on the sea the RN stayed supreme and even put sure that French troops never could conquer the islands of Sicily and Sardinia, although both are pretty close to French-controlled...
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