1. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    Russia Resurgent: REDUX
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: The Fall of An Empire

    Chapter 1: The Fall of An Empire *** Chapter 8 of Last Empire of Europe: The Soviet Union by Alexei Trymoshenko “The reporters and officials of Moscow gathered at Vnukovo airport after the end of the August Coup in the early hours of August 22 to welcome the president on his return from his...
  2. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    Russia Resurgent - A TL
    Threadmarks: A Different President.

    Russia Resurgent Chapter 1: 1996 Russian Elections Russia and the World held their breath as on 3rd July, the results of the 1996 elections came in. Many people today even wonder why Yeltsin even tried. Under him Russia had become the butt of all Western Country’s jokes and corruption, crime...
  3. Possibilities for post-industrial technology to be "stuck" at a certain level?

    Is it possible for example for an OTL-like timeline to develop VHS, but never develop DVD? Develop audio cassettes, but never develop mp3?
  4. AHQ: How useful was Russia's land?

    This question is more complex than the title makes it sound. On one hand, there are many people who have said over the years that Russia is nothing but forest and tundra. This certainly wasn't true of the Russian Empire, which controlled the breadbasket of Ukraine and territories as diverse as...
  5. WI the RVN is reproletarianised in the 1950s by the US

    As we all know the French created a Vietnamese rural proletariat in Indochina through the fish salt tax. This was equivalent to the 18th and 19th century enclosures in the UK. To a certain extent the Vietnamese revolution was chartism writ large complete with Guardian buying liberals cheating it...
  6. Vitalis

    The most optimal borders for Europe

    Excluding the ethnicities from the discussion, what would the ideal borders for various European countries be? What interests me is having most of Europe as developed as it's possible. What would the optimal borders be? What about natural resources? How much of the land would they need to make...
  7. Vitalis

    Flemish manufacturies equivalent in the East

    Would it be possible for Poland, or any other Eastern European state, really, to have an area equivalent to Western Europe's highly urbanized area, full of manufacturies, in, say, High Middle Ages and beyond? How would it look like? Where would it be located? Pommerania, Prussia? What about...
  8. Valdore Javorsky

    World of Nightrise: The Growth of London

    Hello fellow alt-historians, You might have seen my post regarding the Holy Britannian Empire in my World of Nightrise project. On this map, I have depicted london as it was in the County of London (OTL 1889-1965; TTL 1869-present*), however, given that the "modern day" year in which the world...
  9. Valdore Javorsky

    The World of Nightrise Main Development and WIP Thread

    Hello, random reader. You might've heard of the name "Nightrise" on this forum before. Or you've seen one of my Greater Germany maps and have somehow stumbled upon this. I've been posting some maps regarding Nightrise over the year to remind people that the project is still alive. I've been...
  10. GauchoBadger

    Needham's Chinese Question

    Going through my foreign relations class, we were told to make an essay over an article mentioning China. A comparison, postulated by sinologist Joseph Needham, between China and Europe, in questions of technology, resources, and development. In short, why did China not expand into a hegemonic...
  11. AHC: Most effective Soviet/Russian agriculture possible in the 20th century?

    With a POD no later than 1900, how effective could Russian Empire/Soviet Union (whichever one works for the scenario) agriculture become? With what reforms? What maximum population could be supported by a Soviet Union with highly developed agriculture? What should have changed to prevent the...
  12. What if people indigineously settled on the Antarctic Peninsula?

    What would it take for this to happen? And will it really make a difference once Europeans come along in the 1820s? Try to make the scenario as interesting as possible, please.