economic

  1. AHC: An Irish Economic Miracle

    How can the Republic of Ireland have an economic miracle between the 1940s and the 1970s, similar to that Spain/Sweden/France/Italy etc? With a POD after 1922 how can Ireland initiate a post war economic boom and become more industrialised?
  2. Britain joins the ERM in 1985?

    In the autumn of 1985 serious consideration was given by the Conservative government to joining the Exchange Rate Mechanism, Foreign Secretary Geoffrey Howe, Chancellor Nigel Lawson and Deputy Prime Minister Willie Whitelaw were all in favour of joining but Margaret Thatcher was opposed and...
  3. Question: Oil Consumption in WW1

    Hi all. I am looking for some numbers on Oil consumption in WW1. Preferably for all belligerents but particularly for Britain. The closest I have been able to find was a quote from the Wikipedia Article "Economic History of World War 1" which claims (Quoting from The American Petroleum...
  4. A Better Budgeted British WW1

    Lets call it a BBB WW1 because why not? Based on the flurry of recent threads involving a change in US support for the Entente/Aliies. So here is the question: WW1 hurt Britain financially. That much is clear. So, ignoring the occasionally rabid debate over how bad the situation in 1916/1917...
  5. ChadMachine999

    Longer American Post-War Economic Boom

    What would happen if the post war economic boom in the USA ended in the early 80s instead of the early 70s of OTL. Maybe the US invests a lot in civilian nuclear power and public transportation so the oil shock doesn’t hit the US as hard, or maybe the USD is devalued in the 50s so the US has a...
  6. 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...
  7. Was there any struggles between federalist, farmers and others in the democratic party in the 1870s like in the Republican party in 1850s?

    Niek Koning writes that In the late 1850s, many farmers joined the new Republican party, which promised free soil and the exclusion of slavery from the new terriories. After the victory of the Union, however, the new party revealed itself as a tool of northeastern business interests, imposing...
  8. Was there any struggles between federalist, farmers and others in the democratic party in the 1870s like in the Republican party in 1850s?

    Niek Koning writes that In the late 1850s, many farmers joined the new Republican party, which promised free soil and the exclusion of slavery from the new terriories. After the victory of the Union, however, the new party revealed itself as a tool of northeastern business interests, imposing...
  9. Research question about transfer of wealth from the empires

    I read "Between 1865 and 1914, an American "colony" of expatriate businessmen emerged in London that is central to this study. The American "colony" integrated itself within the social and economic networks upon which British imperialism depended and mediated new inter-imperial collaborations."...
  10. Is JP morgan still the leading force on Wall street today like back in the day?

    According to Susie Pak's book Gentleman's Bankers the JP morgan family/banks has been the leading force on Wall street up until 1930, she dont look past this time. Are they still the leading force on Wall street or what would you say?. Anything i can read about it?.
  11. WI: Axis countries nationalized all companies right before surrender

    What if in January 1945, the Third Reich and the Empire of Japan both attempted to nationalize all of the companies within their countries? From January to their surrender, they subsume every company within a particular industry (such as automotive manufacture) into one state-owned company for...
  12. Does an English Mexico and Carribean develop a slave economy or no ?

    I wanted to branch off in a new thread similar to the one previously made but from a topic that was not exactly covered: slavery, specifically the development of a plantation economy or a mecantilist economy. Would England send in families or single men ? Would there even be a plantation economy...
  13. Plausibility Check: Canals in Medieval Africa

    In my TL, West Africa is developing several centuries sooner than it did IOTL due to Carthage winning the 2nd Punic War and spurring a large scale trans-Saharan trade to pay off its wartime debts. I have a sahelian state that spans the Senegal and Niger rivers and I was wondering if it's...
  14. Vylon Disigma

    AHC: United States goes bankrupt for WW2

    The challenge is this, can you bring about the same economic exhaustion, that Britain and France experienced, to the United States. Literal bankruptcy is not required. What would it take, would a much more greweling war cause enough damage? Would a more limited war leave unemployment sky high...
  15. Blorg

    IGNORE

    For whatever reason Chile's coup never happens so the project go's on
  16. Hungary takes the lead from Austria

    If there's no Great War or any other significant disrupting factor, then what do you think, when could Hungary raise to become both economically and politically more powerful, than the Austrian side of the Austro-Hungarian Empire? Any sceniario ideas about how would the shift in power play out...
  17. ronaldo

    Made in India

    Made in india How Western nations and big companies chose India instead of China to establish their factories and their businesses How can we have done in India instead of made in china? Or divided into which half of the companies are in India and the other half in china What change of...
  18. ronaldo

    British Malta

    How can Malta still be part of the UK? What would be the outcome for the island and the world? Resulting economic for not malta independent?
  19. Gold Standard w/o WWII?

    Let's say, with a 1932 PoD, Hitler doesn't come to power and WWII is prevented; what I'm specifically interested in here is how that affects the monetary policy of the world economy at large. AIUI, OTL saw most of the world drop the Gold Standard during the Great Depression; then came WWII...
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