europe

  1. How could any country, pre-1700s be able to artificially increase its population?

    Let's say some European colonial country, perhaps Portugal begins seeking pro-natalist and population-growth policies due to Brazil sucking in too many immigrants from the mainland causing the depopulation of much of Portugal and its economic decline, how would Portugal go on with these...
  2. Henry lX son of Henry Vlll: who could be his mistresses

    Iam writing an Alternative History which replaces Elizabeth the First with a Henry the Ninth. He is married to Mary Queen of Scot's since he was about 18 for context. As such i was wondering are there any figures which pop out as suitable mistresses for him. if we look at Henry Vlll most of...
  3. Effects of Joanna la Beltraneja winning the War of Castilian Succession?

    Imagine that John of Portugal's wife, Eleanor of Viseu dies after their marriage and when the War of Castilian Succession starts, his father Afonso V marries him with Joanna la Beltraneja. She wins and gets crowned queen of Castile, John gets crowned king of Portugal after his father dies or...
  4. Plausibility check: Reformation avoided/weakened by "internal Reformation" during XV century?

    Recently I have read this thread, and it was argued that some kind of "Reformation from inside" could have been carried out, and someone pointed out that it could have been achieved had the council of Constance accepted the teachings of Wycliffe and Hus instead of condemning them. My question...
  5. How Isolated Would Vinland be in the Little Ice Age?

    When scrolling through Vinland threads, a common trope I see is that Vinland will be settled, grow for a little while, and then instantly be cut off from any and all European contact as soon as the Little Ice Age comes, only to be rediscovered as soon as the Age of Exploration starts and...
  6. What if the Polish occupation zone in West Germany remained and was established as an independent polish republic in the heartland of Germany?

    The Polish occupation zone in Germany was a military occupation area, under the administration of the Polish government-in-exile, located within the British Occupation Zone of the Allied-occupied Germany, that existed from 19 May 1945 to 10 September 1948. It was established from the territory...
  7. How do you guys believe European history would shift and change if the Indo-Europeans never existed?

    https://www.reddit.com/media?url=https://preview.redd.it/how-do-you-guys-believe-european-history-would-shift-and-v0-bfhrwkhn3poa1.jpg?width=1080&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=bfdf804929d922e5d6bac55a71a1a5bf6a08ab1c I stole this idea from r/AlternateHistory So here are my thoughts; A Monotheistic...
  8. Bomster

    WI: Umar ibn Hafsun defeats the Umayyads - Mozarab/Muladí Al-Andalus

    One of my favorite historical subjects to research is Al-Andalus, the Muslim-ruled realms of the Iberian peninsula that existed between the 8th and 15th centuries. A land where East met West, Al-Andalus represented a rare example of Islamic Arab rule of Western European territory, resulting in...
  9. Bomster

    WI: Second Arab Siege of Constantinople (717-718) succeeds

    This seems to be one of the potentially most pivotal possible turning points in history. In 716, the Eastern Roman Empire was weakened by the Twenty Year’s Anarchy. The Umayyad Caliph, already overseeing an empire that stretched from Hispania to India, launched an invasion of Asia Minor, and by...
  10. Bomster

    WI: Further Muslim Expansion into France

    I know this scenario may be ASB, and I’m not an expert on Medieval European history, but hear me out. Let’s say that the Umayyad raiders win the Battle of Tours, and Charles Martel is killed. The Umayyads use this as an opportunity to expand their borders past Septimania into more of Southern...
  11. BigBoy88

    =Eternal National Glory, - A cyberpunk-themed Timeline and Taiwan's Invasion of the Mainland=
    Threadmarks: Introduction - October 1960

    Eternal National Glory Kein Ende in Sicht für den Nationalstaat Guójiā róngyù yǒng wú zhǐjìng - 国家荣誉永无止境 Kokka no meiyo wa kesshite owaru koto wanai – 国家の名誉は決して終わることはない Великая нация продолжает свой долговременный путь For as long as man has been on this earth, change has been a constant...
  12. Sharper neoliberal turn?

    (This question is more focused on the Anglosphere generally, but insight on other places would be welcome too.) Basically, I've seen some TLs where neoliberalism remains a fringe ideology, or is blunted significantly. What I was interested was in the opposite: Could it have been possible to...
  13. saint Victorus

    A strong European Civilization like Carthage or Rome

    Where in « primitive » Europe during the classic age an country with a strong influence can be appear ? For myself, l think for the Rhine. ( Sorry for my English, it’s not my maternal language. I’m French but I think is better to publish in English
  14. The Great Peace: A Long 19th Century
    Threadmarks: Introduction and Western Europe

    This is a timeline I've wanted to do for a while now and is my first timeline. It will consist of maps and maybe flags and wikiboxes of the world in a timeline that has not seen a major war between Great Powers since 1860s (though the actually PoD is as yet undetermined and will likely be...
  15. Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza have children.

    In OTL, Catherine of Braganza, Queen Consort of England was said to have miscarried three times at the very least, and the only surviving legitimate children Charles ever had were with his many mistresses. Thus after his death, Charles's younger brother, James Stuart, Duke of York succeeded him...
  16. AHQ/WI: Expansionist Etruscans?

    One scenario that fascinates me is what if the Romans never rose to power because the Etruscan League beat them during the Roman–Etruscan Wars, which have absolutely huge butterflies regarding world history. I ask here if had they beaten/absorbed Rome, would the Etruscan League have expanded...
  17. How to foster a more equal trade relationship between Rome and China?

    So, I'm thinking about a scenario in which the Roman Empire has less of a trade deficit with China. You see, I've always thought about what is it that Europe (Roman and post-Age of Discoveries) has that could be desirable to the Chinese. First, I think that a more direct trade route with...
  18. Viability of a Spanish march/province on southern France

    Greetings, albeit being a longtime lurker on this forum, this is my first post. I hope i can stay as a active member for a long time. Anyways, lets say that Castile or Aragon manage to conquer Gascony or Languedoc on the XV or XVI century or inherit them, although probably this requires an...
  19. The legacy of Orsini. A different 1858 and a different world.
    Threadmarks: The Orsini Affair

    Excerpt from The unexpected heir: the life of Charles-Louis Napoléon Bonaparte by Leonardo Ferrari By early 1858, Napoleon III had become the absolute ruler of France. Through numerous purges and various draconian laws, he had eliminated or forced his most radical domestic opponents to flee...
  20. SunZi

    La Gastonnade — TL of another "Grand Siècle"
    Threadmarks: Chronology

    LA GASTONNADE ___________________________________________ What if Gaston d'Orléans become King of France ? “ Jamais règne ne fut plus doux, plus tranquille, ni plus heureux que l'a été le sien ; et, en vérité, de semblables princes devraient naître un peu plus souvent, ou ne point mourir...
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