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  1. AltoRegnant

    France + AH vs Germany And Italy With Neutral Britain and Russia?

    say that, sometime after the collapse of the League of Three Emperors collapsed, Germany and AH had their own diplomatic falling out, (perhaps over nationalists in Austria being supported by parts of the German government, albeit not Prussians) and while Germany is able to maintain the Italian...
  2. Other Nations Invade France During the Hundred Years War

    During the Hundred Years’ War with England and France duking it out over France, is it possible that other nations like Aragon, Savoy, and Navarre can join in the fray to invade France? Would England find it acceptable seeing other nations invading France? Could they be England’s Allie’s or...
  3. WI: The Franco-Prussian War Ended with a French Collaboration Government?

    So I'm imagining a situation where armistice negotiations break down entirely near the end of the war and the fighting drags on for six more months or so. Paris is likely heavily cratered from shelling by this time and the Prussians have taken the city by force. The population has very mixed...
  4. WI: Joffre Class carriers built and escaped to UK/join Free French navy?

    IOTL France laid down the first of the Joffre class carriers in 1938, but the outbreak of WW2 forced their delay and eventual suspension of work. Now the POD is France in the 1930's recognizes that it needs to seriously update its Naval forces and thus more political will/ financing is spent of...
  5. Earliest Rhone-Rhine Canal?

    The Rhone-Rhine Canal does exactly what it says on the tin: connect two of France's longest rivers, the Rhone and the Rhine. In OTL, work started in earnest only in the times of Napoleon IIRC, and still was nothing compared to the modern canal, but could it have happened earlier? If it could...
  6. WI: Napoleon and Russia Agree to Invade the Ottomans Together

    I was thinking about this defunct TL that made me write this post. If Alexander I of Russia and Napoleon decided to agree on invading the Ottomans together and splitting up the empire among themselves, how radically different will Europe, the Middle East, and (to a smaller extent) North Africa...
  7. Count of Crisco

    Sources for age of sail navies other than English & sometimes the French.

    During the age of sail, roughly 1600-1850, there were hundreds of actions involving more than two or three ships, and easily over a hundred fleet actions. Some dozens of nations would build and use ships in this era. And they were not just limited to the European powers. Nor was this era...
  8. A "World War I" where France and Britain are on opposing sides?

    In OTL, the Fashoda Incident was the climax of a centuries-long rivalry between France and Britain. The event saw France attempt to wrangle the Sudan from Britain and almost resulted in full-scale war between the two powers. The French eventually backed down and warmed up to Britain in the face...
  9. Scramble for africa sparks WW1

    What if some issue in Scramble for africa sparked WW1? What were the alliances then ? Was Germany industrialized enough to fight the war ?
  10. WI: France Successfully Receives Charles the Bold's Burgundy With At Most Minimal Bloodshed

    Instead of constantly alienating Charles the Bold of Burgundy whose daughter eventually married Maximillian Habsburg, what if Louis XI of France pursues a better approach that gets Charles to marry off his daughter to Louis's son? Assuming France manages to receive Burgundy that way, how is the...
  11. Can Muslims conquer or convert Germany or England if they conquer France ?

    what if muslim arabs after winning at tours and kill charles and conquer a collapsed france due to death of charles and Later umayyad emirate rules both Spain and France and later conquers Italy can they conquer England or Germany will flat plain warfare be successful in these densely forested...
  12. GameBawesome

    Q: How did people react to Napoleon becoming Emperor?

    In 1804, Napoleon famously crowned himself Emperor of the French, ending the French Republic, and the start of the French Empire. However, I have a question... How did people, from Royal to Peasant, from outside and inside of France, from Europe to the Americas, react to Napoleon crowning...
  13. WI: Henry III of England Does Better in Trying to Conquer France

    Henry III of England tried to reconquer the lost territories in France his father John I lost to the French. Unfortunately for him his attempts at retaking those lands ended up in failure every single time. However if Henry III does a better job and enjoys some better success (does not have to...
  14. Dking527

    African Yugoslavia: A West African Story
    Threadmarks: Part 1: Setting the Stage

    African Yugoslavia: A West African Story The Beginning and Opening Thoughts December 1st 1944: The Thiaorye Massacre was the touchstone that would start a revolution. Senegalese soldiers in French Senegal, staged a mutiny against France, as the nation had neglected to pay its colored...
  15. Alternate Battle of Lorraine 1914

    An east-first strategy and a German defense in the west has been discussed before. Still, I like to discuss in more detail such an alternate battle of Lorraine. POD: At the outbreak of the First World War, instead of deployment plan "Aufmarsch II west", Germany implements the plan "Aufmarsch II...
  16. kasumigenx

    DBWI: France does not retain Piedmont and Lombardy after Napoleon

    This means we would not have Mathieu Sauvin as a politician in France, he is from Lombardy, he and Le Pen seem to be good friends. This means that Piedmont and Lombardy would not have its extensive contributions to French Culture.
  17. Prussia defeated in Seven Years War: Results outside Germany?

    "While we had France for an enemy, Germany was the scene to employ and baffle her arms." - William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham The European theater of the Seven Years' War was almost entirely centered around Prussia, the mighty Iron Kingdom against whom three European Great Powers - France...
  18. Euphemios

    AHC: Longest possible Hundred Years' War

    What would need to occur for the conflict to drag some ~80-180 years more for a full two-three centuries? Would it be named after its length still, or would it take on a more abstract name such as 'the Angevin War' or something of its like? The starting POD could be Charles VI's son, also...
  19. Vitalis

    Possibility of Mexican takeover in 16/17 century?

    Was it possible for any other colonial power (England, France, etc.) to take the whole or at least parts of, Viceroyality of New Spain (or any other colonies) once the Spanish already possessed them? Or did they lack the manpower/will to do so?
  20. Gukpard

    Fate of Action Francaise if they remain anti German?

    So, the "Action Francaise" was a reactionary french movement that tried to revert most of the changes made in France after the french revolution. Charles De Gaulle was a member of it until 1938, but he left after they adopted a pro german stance after the munich crisis, and eventually they...
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