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  1. AHC: Hapsburg Poland

    As the title says, the challenge is make the Kingdom of Poland or Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth under the Hapsburg dynasty. What would be the butterfly effects of Hapsburg Poland or Hapsburg Polish-Lithuania?
  2. How much could Philip the Handsome have centralized the HRe

    Assuming the Hapsburgs don't get Spain, and so his death is butterflied away. I know Maximilian was trying to reorganize the Empire's government, but died before it was completed, and Charles never had the time to invest in Imperial reforms. By the time the Hapsburgs were able to pay attention...
  3. UoBLoyalist

    Long-term Consequences of French Victory in the Italian Wars?

    I've always thought of the Italian Wars (Late 15th and Early 16th century) as a vastly underutilized period for alternative history and more popular history in general. My question here is what would be the long-term implications of French dominance in Italy, especially over Milan and Northern...
  4. AdamNeuser

    Ottoman victory during the War of the Holy League (1683-1699) [Ongoing short TL]

    So this alternate history TL is going to be fairly short but I just wanted to see if it could be explored and how plausible you guys think it actually could be. Before we discuss the point of divergence (it isn't the battle of vienna, the Ottomans still lose this as they did in OT), and the...
  5. WI: Protestant Hapsburgs

    I don't know if this is too much of a stretch that it becomes ASB but Ok. What if the Hapbsurg Dynasty (or at least its Imperial/Austrian Branch) becomes protestant? Lets say that unlike OTL, where theyremained staunchly catholic, either due to a new big figth with the Pope or some other...
  6. The 1273 Imperial Election

    I have two questions regarding the 1273 Imperial Election in the Holy Roman Empire. First, what would it have taken for Frederick I the Brave, Margrave of Meissen, to have been elected? Second, why was the Burgrave of Nuremburg able to vote on behalf of Brandenburg, an electorate his family...
  7. AdamNeuser

    [ONGOING] What REALLY would have happened if the Ottomans won the siege of Vienna 1529

    Now I know what most of you are thinking. You've probably seen this scenario/POD dozens of times on this forum. But the reason why I think it deserves a better assessment is that most of the time the answers to this generally misunderstand the aims and state which the Ottoman Empire was in...
  8. Kaiser Chris

    Fate of Non-German Hapsburg Lands in Großdeutsche Germany?

    In a scenario where Austria is high favorable to German unification, with it accepting leadership of a united Germany at the Frankfurt Assembly, what would then happen to the non-German lands under Emperor Ferdinand and later Franz Joseph. While an Austrian-led Germany can be acceptable at the...
  9. Imperial Forces Help Louis II of Hungary

    So I'm writing part of my Tudor Timeline (insert shameless plug here) and dealing with the goings on in Central Europe of the 1520s. The rough plan so far is as follows: Louis and Suleiman still go to war over Hungarian tribute to the Ottoman Empire, but here Louis manages to get some Imperial...
  10. Maria Theresa's Older Brother

    As you well know, the Pragmatic Sanction and War of the Austrian Succession happen because Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor had at first no children and then only daughters. Suppose though his son, Leopold Johann, born just over a year before Maria Theresa had lived to adulthood? Say he lives to...
  11. DCPritt

    THE EAGLES' HEAD TURNS

    What if H.M. Emperor Franz Josef I had died of pneumonia in 1913 instead of 1914 and was succeeded to the throne by Emperor Franz Ferdinand? What will the ramifications be of this and how will it affect the world and the empire going forward. This thread will explore that reign and result.
  12. AHC: Curb Royal Absolutism in Spanish Golden Age

    The reign of the Catholic Monarchs (Ferdinand and Isabella) saw the unification of Spain and the dawn of the Spanish Empire, but also a major centralization of power which came at the expense of the independent political influence of the nobility and bourgeoisie (which, prior to their reign, had...
  13. Dargonaut

    Hapsburg Netherlands

    So in a timeline where the Dutch provinces are not under Spanish control but rather under Austrian control how would it develop differently from OTL. Would it still develop professional armies and revolutionary economic models, what would happen to the lands now considered Belgium and what are...
  14. AHC & WI: No Bourbon Spain

    With the latest possible PoD (and no PoDs prior to the death of Charles II of Spain in November 1700), how can the Bourbon Alliance that came about as a result of the OTL War of Spanish Succession be prevented?
  15. PC: Bourbon Castille, Hapsburg Aragon

    With the death of Charles II of Spain in 1700, both the Bourbons and the Hapsburgs wanted control of Spain, and fought the War of Spanish Succession over it. What circumstances in that war could bring about the situation above? Is it even a possible settlement, or would each side want all of...
  16. English Nationalist

    WI Protestant Hapsburg's

    So what if Queen Mary's false pregnancy was real and a daughter is born. So sometime in '55 a daughter is born who is named Catherine after the Queen's mother. However soon enough little Catherine is crowned and through the suspicions of the Spanish, a Protestant faction is successfully able to...
  17. What If Phillip II has no surviving male issue?

    If Phillip II Of Spain doesn't have any surviving sons, since he married his niece of which five children were born but only one survived. In this case Phillip III simply dies young. Or that Phillip III was instead born a girl and survived. I'm thinking that either his eldest daughter succeeds...
  18. [Hapsburg AH] - Earliest Possible Decimation?

    See above. Between all their intermarriages and cadet branches, the Hapsburgs never truly died out, even to this day. Is there a period of time where the entire family could have been wiped out (barring female-descendant or bastard lines that didn't bear the name)?
  19. Charles of Burgundy dies on the way to Spain?

    So I had a idea that nagged me for a while. Philip of Burgundy and Joanna I of Castile had two sons, Charles b 1500 and Ferdinand b 1503. If Charles's ship goes down on the way to Spain in 1517 in autumn does Ferdinand, a infante born and raised in Spain become king of Castile and Aragon? Does...
  20. Economic Effects of No Thirty Years War

    The question of "how" aside, supposing that the devastation wrought on Germany during the Thirty Years War was avoided, and that the "sovereignty" of the princes established by Westphalia, which weakened the unity of the Holy Roman Empire, is averted. How would this change the economy of Europe...
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