eastern europe

  1. WI: Bona Sforza doesn't fall of her horse.

    Whenever I see people pondering what would've happened had the Jagiellonian Dynasty survived past Sigismund II Augustus it involves him fathering children. For all we know Siggie could've been infertile (he was married 3 times and had no children), although that is just a personal opinion. I've...
  2. the man in the fly castle

    The Bizarre Adventures of a Hospital Knight-ATL start in 1600s

    Introduction The stories is about the life of a young hospital knight who has the great Adventure in this Alternate 1600s. During his adventure, he will encounter different cultures and people, has many battles and adventures, even will has countless Romance. Turning Points -Ottoman fail to...
  3. TheWitheredStriker

    WI: King Mindaugas of Lithuania isn't assassinated in 1263?

    Surprisingly, not a single thread about this PoD seems to have existed anywhere on the foum prior to this. Guess there's a first time for everything. Anyway, while Lithuania was mostly ruled by Grand Dukes, there was actually one crowned King of Lithuania, sanctioned by the Pope: Mindaugas...
  4. Effects of a surviving USSR in the 1990s and 2000s?

    Let's say that, whatever the POD, the Warsaw Pact regimes still collapse in 1989, but the Soviet Union survives, maintains its territorial integrity. What would be the political and cultural effects effects of this, in Europe especially but also in the world at large? Would they be too bound to...
  5. The_Persian_Cat

    Powerful, Pagan Lithuania

    Hello all, So, Lithuania was a powerful realm in its heyday. Mindagaus -- the first Duke and later King of Lithuania -- fought and won many wars against Christian forces, defeating Polish and Crusader enemies and conquering land from the Baltic into Ruthenia. However, though Mindagaus was a...
  6. jhuro

    If Germany and Russia both go red, is Eastern Europe doomed to be partitioned?

    If by say 1921 there exists a communist Germany on one side and the Soviet Union on the other, is there any way for Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Baltics* to survive as fortress nations? Or will they inevitably be partitioned/ turned into satellite communist regimes? *I’m including a remnant...
  7. HRH Cecily

    What would Orthodox Protestantism look like

    I realize this is a very vague question and of course Eastern Europe is not a monolith but what might Protestantism look like if it developed in opposition to an Orthodox church rather than a Catholic one?
  8. 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...
  9. Could any of the communist goverments of Eastern Europe have survived the Soviet Collapse?

    Assuming a time line in which the communist party does not remian in power in Russia itself which nation of Eastern Europe (or ex Soviet republic) has the best chance of remaining committed to communism. I have always found it interesting that even a nation like Albania that had split with the...
  10. The Militant Doberman

    DBWI: European Union expands into Eastern Europe instead of stretching south into North Africa?

    Back in 1987 Kingdom of Morocco applied to join the European Community (precursor to the modern E.U.), becoming the 1st Maghreb nation to do so. After much deliberation, Brussels agreed that Morocco meets the criteria of joining the Community due to historic ties and mutual influence Morocco had...
  11. 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...
  12. Unified Yugoslavia Team at Euro 92?

    With the events of states in Eastern Europe gaining independence in the early 90s (Slovakia, Ukraine, Georgia) some of the major football tournaments at the time had representative teams made up of players from various independent states such as Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS: Russia...
  13. AltoRegnant

    AHC: Hungary As The Premier Eastern European Empire

    Hungary used to be a major power in eastern Europe, allied with the poles to keep the ottoman empire in check. But it eventually fell into decline (and the Hapsburgs) and was forced to play second fiddle to Austria. Your challenge is thusly, with a POD after 1371, when the ottomans effectively...
  14. WI: The European Union doesn't incorporate former East Bloc countries as members?

    How do you think history would be different if the EU decides not to accept countries like Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia? How do you think the political climate of these countries, and the Western EU states would be different if these...
  15. AltoRegnant

    WI Kingdom of Germany Survived?

    The Kingdom of Germany is in dark blue. You'll notice that it made up the bulk of the holy roman empire. Now, the idea of Germany surviving as a medieval polity and legislature fascinates me. So say Otto I never remarried. and thus never has a claim on Italy to forge the HRE. What does the rest...
  16. WI: Alternate Habsburg-style Central/East European Empires?

    So, as we all know, Central and Eastern Europe (e.g Hungary, the areas along the Danube, Poland, Belarus, and Western Ukraine) in the early modern period was eventually dominated by either the Ottomans, the Russians, or the subject of this thread, the Habsburgs. But it didn't have to turn out...
  17. AHC/WI: Non-Communist Central Europe during the Cold War

    How do you think countries like Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Poland would have turned out like if the Soviet Union never expanded its rule to their territories, creating Communist People's Republics after WW2? Would they have been similar to various South American countries, being ruled over by...
  18. The 1991 soviet August Coup succeeds

    The august coup and its impact is a difficult topic to discuss. We will never know for sure if it could have succeeded or if the provisional government could have lasted. This is not meant to be an alternate history question, but rather a discussions about what you guys think on tge august...
  19. WI: "Star Trek" was shown in the East Bloc during the Cold War?

    Although in OTL, the East Bloc countries (especially Poland, Hungary, and the USSR) had a large degree of sci-fi fandom, they never aired the "Star Trek" Original or Next Generation series on TV, until after Communism fell in the 90s, nor they showed the Star Trek movies in theatres. In...
  20. Lack of full plate armor in Middle East. Another theory: crossbows?

    This thread has quite a good discussion of the lack of full plate armor in in the Middle East (and eastern europe) compared to XV and XVI century western europe:https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/why-didnt-islamic-sultanates-adopt-full-plate-armor.453202/ . They present a good number...
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