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  1. 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?
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. KingOnTheEdge

    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...
  8. 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...
  9. KingOnTheEdge

    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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. GauchoBadger

    AHC/WI: pro-Soviet Germany, pro-NATO Poland?

    Would it be possible for the Cold War disputes in Europe to result in a sort of division in which Germany (probably united under a single administration ITTL) joins a formal geopolitical alliance with the Soviet Union and her allies while Poland becomes an ally of NATO and the west, in a sort of...
  16. GauchoBadger

    PC/WI: More autonomous Warsaw Pact bloc?

    With a PoD anywhere between the Yalta Conference in 1945 and the fall of the USSR in 1991, how could we make it so that the Warsaw Pact countries of Eastern Europe, set up IOTL as puppets or clients of the Soviet Union, end up as autonomous from Moscow in regards to international policy as the...
  17. Hell and Fury in the Damned East
    Threadmarks: Prologue: The Summonings

    Introduction: This is a timeline about Eastern Europe following the First World War. In this timeline, Józef Klemens Piłsudski is assassinated in 1919. Piłsudski was the leader of Poland from 1919 until 1935 (with some breaks) in our timeline, and he was an enormously influential man...
  18. Is Western Europe poised to always be more significant than Eastern Europe?

    Regions such as Germany, Benelux, France, Iberia and the British Isles have such a lucky array of conditions that seemingly would always naturally lead them to flourish. No enemies in the west due the Atlantic, hordes and other asian empires walled off by a number of Eastern European nations...
  19. WI: Saint Rurik?

    Okay, so this might be a stretch, but since so much of the man is clouded in myth, I think it might happen. What if Rurik, not long after his conquest of Novgorod (but before taking Kiev) meets a group of Catholic missionaries from Francia and decides for political reasons to convert to...
  20. WI: Western Europe continued to dominate the world

    Edit: was a DBWI. Am an idiot. How do I delete this shit?
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