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  1. SouthernWind

    WI: Mozart moves to Paris in 1778

    According to a very popular and widespread legend about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's youth, when he was eleven years old and performing one of his concerts at the court of Empress Maria Theresa, he paid homage to a little lady of the royal retinue, even asking her to marry him. That young lady...
  2. WRONG FORUM

    You may delete this because I didn't realized this was after 1900s
  3. Napoleon loses Battle of Lutzen 1813

    On May 2nd 1813, Napoleon attacked the Russo-Prussian Army in Lutzen, Saxony. The result was the withdrawal of Coalition forces from Saxony and its capital Dresden. The main reason the Coalition lost was because their forces were spread out throught most of Eastern Germany while Napoleon had his...
  4. Basileus_Komnenos

    AHC: How Large can Napoleonic Poland Get?

    Assuming Napoleon ends up victorious, how large can Napoleonic Poland, the then Grand Duchy of Warsaw theoretically get? Would its status be upgraded to that of a Kingdom? Could Napoleon essentially restore the Commonwealth here, or at least retake a lot of its lost land?
  5. KingOnTheEdge

    WI Louis XIV Kept Catlonia?

    During the 30 Years War, a revolt broke out in northeastern spain, declaring the principality of catalonia under France's louis xiv. However, Spain eventually crushed this revolt. But I'm curious, what if Spain failed to do so, and France was able to secure the region? Would catalonia be...
  6. WI: Philippe Valois killed at Crécy

    During Battle of Crécy, the first main land battle of HYW and first great victory of English, French had suffered heavy losses. The king Philip Valois himself was heavily wounded, but it wasn't as bad as it looked. But what if... The first King of France from House of Valois either died...
  7. All Gall: A French Politics TL
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    All Gall A French Politics TL by gaitskellitebevanite VIVE DE GAULLE! This old man he played ONE He played knick-knack at Verdun Cognac, Armagnac, Burgundy and Beaune This old man came rolling hime This old man, World War TWO He told Churchill what to do Free French General, crosses...
  8. WI: No Diplomatic Revolution

    Let's say that, in 1755, Frederick the Great, fearing Austria's revanchism, renews his alliance with France in hopes of deterring Maria. In turn, Louis XV agrees, hoping to tie down some British troops in Hannover. To make this more likely, Wezel Anton dies of stroke around the same time. What...
  9. KingOnTheEdge

    WI: France Decisively Wins European Theater of The 7YW

    The Seven Years War was a watershed moment in European history, cementing the rise of powers like Prussia and Britain while starting France down the death spiral that would go on until the Revolution. OTL, however, the territorial exchanges were all colonial, in part due to Russia and Sweden...
  10. Basileus_Komnenos

    WI: Napoleon stays as a Republican rather than adopting Monarchism?

    What if Napoleon instead of adopting the trappings and foundations of the First Empire, stays true to his old Republican ideals and maintains and eventually reforms the Consulate? How would this affect Europe and its political re-organization? What would happen to his various conquests if...
  11. Urban corridor in France?

    France does not appear to have an "industrial corridor" the way other countries do: the North of England, the American northeast and midwest, the German rhineland, etc. I imagine this is because of the peculiarities of the industrial revolution in each country (that's the reason I'm posting this...
  12. KingOnTheEdge

    WI: Mary of Burgundy Married King Charles VIII?

    When Duchess Marie of Burgundy inherited the bisected but wealthy Burgundian realm, King Louis XI was determined to have her wed his son Charles, but pushed his hand and tried to coerce direct territorial cession that led to broken negotiations. But what if King Louis played a bit more of a long...
  13. What if the French Family Vote Model was passed in 1923?

    In 1916, French Féderation républicaine parliamentarian delegate Roulleaux-Dugage, building on French interest in improving the national birth rate and solidifying paternal authority in the family, proposed a family vote model which would give fathers a vote for every child they had, as well as...
  14. kasumigenx

    Mary of Burgundy, mother of two nations
    Threadmarks: Mother of Two Nations

    On May 10, 1470, Margaret of York would give birth to a short lived son named Philip who would live until 1490, Mary of Burgundy would marry the Eldest son of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, Archduke Christopher, providing him with three surviving two children, Frederick(May 10, 1474)...
  15. Amadeus

    WI: Germany Directly Attacks France (Instead of Invading Through Belgium) in 1914

    In 1914, Germany decided to invade France by first passing through Belgium. This decision was made because the Franco-German border was heavily protected, and the Germans felt they would be able to defeat the French more quickly by first attacking Belgium before moving on to France itself...
  16. KingOnTheEdge

    WI Germany Took Indochina Instead Of Alsace-Lorraine In Treaty of Frankfurt?

    The Prussian leadership that dominated the North German Confederation never wanted to take Alsace-Lorraine in the treaty of Frankfurt, not wanting a permanent enemy in France. But the south german states demanded it, seeing it as a buffer against Paris's aggression. France, for their part was...
  17. Basileus_Komnenos

    AHC: A 20th Century Restoration of the French Monarchy

    Devise a scenario where the monarchy is restored in France in the 20th Century. What sort of political and economic circumstances would be necessary for something like this to occur? Which house would be restored to the throne? France had three pretenders from the Houses of Bourbon, Orleans...
  18. KingOnTheEdge

    AHC: Louis XVI As One Of France's Greatest Kings

    to say that louis xvi was a weak king and a poor ruler would be a giant understatement, considering how quite literally everything collapsed under his watch. But, ultimately, France was one of the most powerful states in Europe and arguably the world, especially under the right leadership (case...
  19. Prime Minister

    Unité, Communauté, Solidarité

    Unité 14th, July, 1870 Paris, the Second French Empire Alexandre Marchand could feel the sweat trickling down his back as he stood motionless in the Paris summer heat. The oppressive sun beat down on the industrial city as it's citizens went about their lives having no idea what was brewing...
  20. Charles VIII had surviving daughter

    While Charles Orlando surviving scenarios are quite common what about situation, where Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany have healthy daughter *Charlotte* (perhaps the one born in 1495) and Charles still dies in 1498 (yes, I know, considering circumstances of his death it requires massive...
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