french empire

  1. Q: Less British India = Curbed Industrial Revolution ?

    Let’s say that the Carnatic Wars in the mid 18th Century go differently from OTL, with the effect that Britain does not emerge as the dominant power in the subcontinent (France isn’t kicked off, Bengal isn’t turned into a privatized kingdom, etc). My question here - how does this affect...
  2. A Frenchman in Vienna
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Prologue 22 July 1832 Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria Napoléon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte, Duke of Reichstadt, heir to Napoléon I, King of Rome, lay...
  3. What if nuclear weapons never existed?

    What if nuclear weapons never existed? What if the people who lead up their invention never excised, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer, etc... or if the thought of inventing them never occurs to anyone. How would this change the end of World War Two and the cold war? Operation...
  4. What if FDR and Hoover swapped places?

    What if FDR was elected in 1929 and Hoover in 1933, how would this change history?
  5. What if James Cook was never born?

    What if James Cook was never born? Would this mean that British exploration into Oceania takes longer? Was James Cook that essential, or would someone else just take his place? If Britain took longer or maybe never went to Oceania, what would happened? Would the Dutch take Australia, or the...
  6. What if the Japanese Invaded Australia in World War 2?

    This youtube video, , claims that if Japan managed to invade Australia then World Two would last longer and the Soviet Union would mange to take over much more of Europe, including the whole of Germany and Italy, and Japan would be spilt into a Soviet puppet north and American puppet south...
  7. Change History To Fit A Incorrect Map

    Apparently this was found in a Iowa school planner, this is obviously incorrect, however how would history have to change for this to be correct? It looks like the Ottoman Empire survived or perhaps Turkey created their own empire after the Ottoman one fell, or perhaps the Middle East united...
  8. Challenge: Largest possible Ancien Régime France

    With a POD later than 843 and earlier than 1793, how large could the Kingdom of France become by 1850, 1900, or 1950 AD? An ATL Empire of France founded as a Capetian/Valois/Orleans/Bourbon entity also counts. France was one of the most densely populated kingdoms in Europe in the Middle Ages...
  9. Challenge: Longest possible Napoleonic wars

    How long could the Napoleonic wars be drawn out? As a basic outline, perhaps: (Optional) Napoleon captures Moscow intact, and winters in the city. The French retreat having taken fewer casualties. Napoleon wins a dramatic victory at Leipzig in 1813. IOTL the Russian Czar and the Prussian King...
  10. ETGalaxy

    Hope Is Not Lost: A Failed American Revolution

    Hello everyone! At the time I created this new thread I just joined Alternate History.com and this is my first timeline. I would enjoy constructive criticism and if you have any questions about the world of this timeline I'll answer them too.
  11. Old1812

    WI: Franco-Prussian alliance in 1805?

    In August 1805, not long before the War of the Third Coalition, France extended an offer of alliance to Prussia. It mainly consisted of Prussia taking Hanover in exchange for an offensive-defensive alliance. Russia was preparing troops to cross into Prussian territory on 28 September, with or...
  12. Whiteshore

    DBWI: The French Empire was defeated in the Napoleonic Wars?

    As we all know, the French Empire is the world's main superpower with the French Empire being the most powerful nation on Earth, having the world's second largest economy (with Tian Dynasty China only surpassing it in 2011), and is the cultural center of the world, but could the French Empire...
  13. Kaiser Chris

    Stars and Stripes Ascendant

    Hello everyone, Kaiser Chris here and welcome to Stars and Stripes Ascendant, the unofficial sequel to the Stars and Stripes trilogy by Harry Harrison. The Stars and Stripes trilogy for those of you who are unaware, were a series of novels that dealt with an Alternate history scenario where...
  14. Admiral A. Kolchak

    DBWI: Turkey Joins the Central Powers?

    As we all know, in the First World War, France and the UK took great care to mantain close relations with Ottomans. They knew Konstantinyye's German leanings, and feared the enourmous amount of manpower that Turkey could tie down if it joined Germany. Russia, however, detested this policy. On...
  15. GauchoBadger

    WI: Napoleon III assassinated in 1858

    IOTL, there was an attempt on Napoleon's life by an italian nationalist named Felice Orsini in 1858. He threw a bomb on Napoleon's carriage, and it killed almost everyone except for Napoleon III himself. It was later revealed that Orsini was supported by british radicals and enabled to get his...
  16. ronaldo

    French communist revolution

    How can there be a communist revolution in France instead of the French Revolution, How would this affect Europe and the French colonial empire? The relationship with the United States and the British Empire? Independence of Spanish America and Brazil? Would we have a Communist Napoleon...
  17. GauchoBadger

    WI: Napoleon dies in 1808

    So, suppose that Napoleon Bonaparte is assassinated by an angry spaniard at the start of his invasion of Iberia, also known as the Peninsular War. Or is shot by an enemy soldier while riding his horse. What you will. -Who will succeed Napoleon as emperor? How competent is this heir? -How will...
  18. thezerech

    Le Prince Imperial Napoleon IV survives the Anglo-Zulu War

    I was wondering what would happen had Le Petite Prince survived the Anglo-Zulu war? How does he interact with WWI? How does this change the weak nascent Third Republic? One idea I had that is borderline wank was, what if unsatisfied with British dithering in getting him to South Africa he...
  19. Veranius

    The Pig War: A TL
    Threadmarks: 1 - Part 1

    Hello people! I've been a fan of AH.com for a while now, and I felt I should contribute with some ideas of my own. I am a junior in high school about to go into AP testing while simultaneously working towards Eagle in Boy Scouts. I am interested in history, so alternate history seems like a fun...
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