french empire

  1. Basileus_Komnenos

    DBWI: What if No Second Napoleonic Wars

    As we all know the reign of Napoleon II is seen by most historians as the one of the most unexpected and pivotal moments in history. After the final defeat of Napoleon I at Leipzig or "The Battle of Nations" as the Coalition powers dubbed it, the French Empire quickly fell apart with France...
  2. Everdarklegion

    Third French Empire in WW2

    When the great depression hit in 1929, France was already feeling the tensions of economic hardship. Coupled with a rise of politacal extremism and a growing socialist element, how plausible would it be if France, spurred by a growing nationalist element, decided to resurrect the French Empire...
  3. WI: Napoleonic victory in the Egyptian campaign

    This alternate timeline requires quite a bit of changes, so here we go: The Army of the Orient comes prepared for their marches through the Egyptian deserts (i.e. lighter clothing, more water). The Order of St. John (of Malta) accepts the French fleet, so that Russia doesn't become angry at...
  4. Dylanperr

    French Australia Rather Than Louisiana And Quebec

    France like in real life loses the Seven Years War and in this alternate timeline the French colony of Louisiana is ceded to Britain not Spain. All the French Canadians (Both Acadiens and Quebecois) are exiled from North America thus resulting in the French Canadians heading to France for refuge...
  5. Cinco de Mayo
    Threadmarks: May 5 1862

    May 5, 1862 "...it is thus with great pleasure that I can report that our forces overwhelmed the Mexican forces by midday, after beginning our artillery assault upon the city of Puebla at dawn. Approximately 300 deaths were sustained by the enemy against a mere 23 of our own, and as I...
  6. 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...
  7. KingOnTheEdge

    The War Down In Dixie-An Escalated American Civil War

    POD- The southern plantations privately modernize much of their agriculture, similar to how the Cotton Gin kick started American industrialization. Thus, the south exports enough cotton that Britain is seriously entertaining the notion of recognizing the Confederate States of America. ---------...
  8. GameBawesome

    Napoleonic France National Symbols

    If the First French Empire, had survive or won the Napoleonic War, what would be some national symbols? National Bird: National Flower: National Tree: National Creed: National Fish: National Personification:
  9. A Monarchy no More? - A Collaborative Timeline
    Threadmarks: Opening Post, Credits, World Map

    Bóg, Honor, Wolność, Ojczyzna! Gott, Ehre, Freiheit, Vaterland! (God, Honour, Liberty, Fatherland!) Dieu, Roi, Droit! (God, King and Law!) My very own attempt at a collaborative Timeline based on maps, lists, infoboxes, and other types of graphics. It is inspired by the successes of @Kanan...
  10. Stars, Stripes and A Pine

    STARS, STRIPES AND A PINE Stars, Stripes and A Pine, Post #1: The War of 1812 was meant to be a quick war, an easy war, a “Second War of Independence” that would be as great as the first…or at least, would’ve been. No-one expected a British victory in Baltimore. No-one anticipated the death of...
  11. JonasResende

    WI: French Not Seen As Cowards in Popular Culture?

    There are several memes that poke fun at the supposed general French cowardice, saying things like: etc. Nor is it the only place, since to ditch a party without saying anything to anyone is commonly referred to in English as either a French or Irish goodbye (the implication being that the...
  12. GauchoBadger

    WI: Russian victory at Berezina (1812)

    The Battle for the crossing of the Berezina River was the last major battle fought by Napoleon's Grande Armée in the Russian Campaign of 1812. After being forced to abandon Moscow as a result of Russia's unwillingness to surrender and dwindling supplies, Napoleon ordered a general retreat from...
  13. JonasResende

    WI: Joseph Bonaparte Had A Son?

    By that I mean a legitimate one, since even among his documented bastard offspring I can only find ONE boy (born in Naples in 1807 to Maria Giulia Colonna). Joseph saw himself as Napoléon's legitimate successor, and refused the offer of the Crown of Italy because he hoped to succeed Napoléon in...
  14. Antonio the Komnenoi

    The Golden Eagle, A Napoleonic France after the Peace of Vienna
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    The Golden Eagle 27th of August of 1813, Dresden, Saxony, the night after the battle. The Emperor of the French was sleeping in his campaign tent, he won a crushing victory that morning, defeating an Austrian Army with the double of the size. But the rain of the previous day gave him a strong...
  15. Antonio the Komnenoi

    What if Napoleon accepted the Frankfurt Proposals ?

    Suppose that suddenly Napoleon had an epiphany and realized he could not keep winning wars and would certainly lose against another coalition. What would happen if he accepted Metternich's proposal to keep the Throne of a French Empire under his "Natural Borders" ? Would the Napoleonic Wars end...
  16. GameBawesome

    AHC: House of Bonaparte remains in power in France

    Challenge: Have Napoleon lose the war, but instead of restoring the Bourbons back to the French throne, have the House of Bonaparte remain the emperor. One possibility is to have Napoleon's son, who's mother was Austrian, Napoleon II become Emperor, with someone was regent until he was old...
  17. Plausibility Check: An Expanded Crimean War

    Since I graduated last year, I have had this idea for a timeline based on a Crimean War which continued on for longer and ultimately leads to Russia losing its Great Power status. My primary sources for my work, and now this timeline Winfried Baumgarts was mainly “The Crimean War 1853 - 1856”...
  18. Hello! I have some questions for you :-)

    Hello! I don't know if it's alright to post something like this here but if not excuse my naivety :oops: I have some question I want to hear opinions about, I not asking for hard political science just your opinion! heads up, my English is messy do it might be a hassle to read o_O 1. How long...
  19. Gwachiko

    Since when were British and French colonial empires no longer viable?

    I have read many posts saying something along the lines of "by WW2 British and French colonial empires were no longer worth it" (cost of maintaining them outweighed the profits). Is this really the case? If so, when was the last time these empires were profitable? Thank you.
  20. Incanian

    How Likely Was British And French Aid to the Confederates?

    Exactly what it says in the title.
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