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  1. GameBawesome

    US tries to install a Presidential Government in Post-WWII Japan...how does this end?

    What if, in the aftermath of WWII, the United States installs a Presidential Republican Government, with a Japanese President in Post-WWII Japan. However, this sees the abolishment of the Japanese Emperor, who is dethroned and lives as a private citizen... Now seeing how important the Emperor...
  2. MittleGittle

    What if Lucius Aelius Sejanus became Emperor of Rome?

    After listening to a podcast, I become interested in the plight of Sejanus and his schemes I then came to wonder what would happen if he became emperor of Rome?
  3. GameBawesome

    WI: Renyin Plot succeeds-Jiajing Emperor dies

    Jiajing Emperor was said to have been a cruel and neglectful emperor. He did a lot of Taoist Alchemy, to make himself immortal. A lot of these alchemy involved palace women, and a lot of the test were cruel to them. IN 1542, this lead to the palace women to conspire and murder the emperor...
  4. Candidates for an American Napoleon?

    Let's say that the articles of confederation stick around a little longer, maybe a short war even breaks out between 2 states. Could someone then potentially take this as an opportunity to seize power and declare themselves emperor? Who at the time had the popularity, motivation and ability to...
  5. GameBawesome

    WI: Zhu Changxun became Ming Emperor

    Zhu Changxun was the son of the Wanli Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, to his favorite concubine, Noble Consort Zheng. His father wanted him to succeed him in becoming emperor, but the Wanli Emperor was met with opposition by his advisors, and his son, the future Taichang Emperor, would become heir...
  6. Ming Dynasty defeats Esen Choros in the Tumu Crisis

    What if the Ming Dynasty manages to repel an Oirat invasion led by Esen Choros? In OTL, the Ming lost, causing them to lose Ordos and their Emperor to the Oirat. So, was it possible for the Ming to repel the Oirat, and if so, what happens afterward?
  7. GameBawesome

    WI/AHC: Joshua Norton "Emperor Norton I" becomes a politician

    Emperor Joshua Norton I, Self-proclaimed "Emperor of the United States", and "Protector of Mexico" was the most popular man in San Francisco. He never had any real imperial power. What if, with a POD either earlier or later in his life, Joshua Norton tries his hand in politics. Although he was...
  8. AHC: Hmong Chinese Emperor

    In my shallow reading of Chinese history, I see that non-Han emperors from steppe peoples to the north of China have become emperor, forming the Yuan, Jin, and Qing dynasties. So far I can't seem to find an equivalent for a southern non-Han ethnic group. Your challenge, should you choose to...
  9. DBWI: Pompey had abandoned Rome to Julius Caesar

    I've been thinking how republicanism and democratic ideals have burned brightly for millennia, and how of course many of us would die to keep that flame from being extinguished. However, what if the dictatorial and tyrannical rule of kings had restarted, reversing the glorious Roman Revolution...
  10. GameBawesome

    WI: Ferdinand VII accepted the Crown of Mexico

    In 1821, after the Declaration of Independence of the Mexican Empire, the Mexican congress offered Ferdinand VII to become Mexican Emperor, and establish a sort of Commonwealth with Spain and Mexico. But he refused. What if, Ferdinand VII did accept the Crown of Mexico, and became Emperor of...
  11. GauchoBadger

    WI: Louis Bonaparte as French Emperor?

    With a PoD anywhere between Napoleon Bonaparte's coronation as French Emperor in 1804 and the birth of Napoleon II in 1811, how can we make a scenario in which, after an early death of Napoleon, his brother Louis Bonaparte is selected as emperor? How would Louis fare as ruler of France? I hear...
  12. Pressedflowers

    Anaxios: A Discussion on a Modern Byzantium

    Let us imagine a modern Romanía. One that has endured the ages, yet commands not the world's stage. Let us imagine the Romans as a people stretching from Azerbaijan to Serbia. Let us imagine that much of history is similar to ours; the Turks, the crusades, the rise of Europe, the Renaissance...
  13. GauchoBadger

    WI: Byzantine emperor Leo IV lives longer

    So, around a year ago, i made a thread with the intent to discuss the effects of a longer-living Byzantine emperor Leo IV, The Khazar. Sadly, it only got one reply, and it's too old to bump, so i decided to create a new thread instead. What are your thoughts? (And yes, i am now aware that the...
  14. WI: Rudolf IV of Austria Lives

    Rudolf IV of Austria was pretty much the sort of guy who would lie, cheat and steal his way to the top (which he pretty much did, since he invented the title of archduke to give him parity with the electors after he was denied an electorate; he set his capital of Vienna up as a rival to the...
  15. "Three Emperors' League" monarchist bloc established before WWI

    What if the German Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the Russian Empire formed a stable alliance before WW1? Reforming the League of Three Emperors, they come to an agreement on the Balkans, Baltic, and Black Sea, redirecting their ambitions outward at the expense of Romania, Serbia, the...
  16. QueenMaud

    Alternative Victorian Era Royal Weddings

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  17. QueenMaud

    Alternative Victorian Era Royal Weddings

    HRH Princess Victoria of United Kingdom and HRH Prince Frederick of Prussia Marry in November of 1857 (17 and 26) 1858 HRH Prince Frederick of Prussia (Emperor of Germany, Marry Princess Louise of Wales in 1884) 1859 HRH Princess Charlotte of Prussia (Grand Duchess Alexsey Alexandrovich Romanov...
  18. JonasResende

    WI: Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine Has A Surviving Son?

    Inspired by my question regarding Eduard of Simmern's son surviving, I decided to look at another Pfalz prince who also lost a son that could've had an interesting effect on the European chessboard: Eduard's distant cousin, Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine of the Rhine. Now, JW was a notorious...
  19. GauchoBadger

    WI: Constantius III lives longer

    What if Roman emperor Constantius III had lived beyond 421 AD, and managed to be recognized as emperor of both West and East? How much of the barbarian invasions could he stave off? Could Genseric's rise as warlord in North Africa be avoided? Would Constantius attempt to re-garrison Britain...
  20. GauchoBadger

    Poll: Was the fall of the Roman Principate inevitable?

    The Roman Empire of OTL is generally considered to have passed through two phases: the Principate and the Dominate. The former was (with a few exceptions) marked by a system of cooperation between the emperor and the senatorial elites. The emperor was mostly relegeated to military duties, and...
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