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  1. WI: The Mauryan Empire adopts the phalanx infantry of the Macedonians after Chandragupta meets Alexander?

    A brief overview of how North Indian military worked from the ancient to early medieval period. I feel like this is important before I talk about the WI scenario: There were 4 main units: elephants, charioteers, cavalry, and infantry. The infantry consisted of very well equipped bowmen with...
  2. KingOnTheEdge

    France Wins Out In India, Where Does Britain Go?

    Say France wins the Battle of Plassey and the Indian theater of the 7 years war as a whole, becoming the dominant European force in the subcontinent. the European and American theaters are unaffected. Where does the BEIC go from there? Is it dissolved? Start going into Indonesia again and maybe...
  3. Abd ar-Rahman II

    Ottoman-Portuguese War / Ottoman Gujarati alliance take Diu in 1538

    Just have see that video and mare me wonder what would have happened if the Allie have taken the city and hold it against the portuguese tentative to retake it . What are the effect on Portugal colonial empire ? The Ottoman probably become more influent and actif in the Indian Ocean but do...
  4. Gukpard

    What if Chandra Bose survives the war?

    OTL Bose died on a airplane crash close to the end of WWII Let's say that he survives until Japan surrender after the nuclear bombings and the soviet declaration of war, what happens with him?
  5. 1944 The Deaths of Gandhi & Sukarno

    So, I was interested in Death in Tehran by @Thanosaekk and I thought to do something similar somewhat but considering I know crap about India and Indonesia I want to have a discussion, maybe have a collective work put together. I had planned to visit both India (Goa and Amritsar) and Indonesia...
  6. Stenz

    WI: Effects on Indian Cricket if a different Partition in the 40s?

    With the various cricket threads recently, I've had a thought... With a different partition of India in the post-WWII era (I’ve bodged a quick map together below) what would be the effect on Indian cricket? Would the various Indian teams be weaker, would one of them have a broadly similar...
  7. GameBawesome

    WI: Sassanids pulls a Mughal- Sassanid India

    What if, instead of Peroz III, the descendent of the once mighty Sassanid Dynasty, and his Loyal allies, instead of fleeing his “Area Command of Persia“ (on the modern border of Afghanistan and Iran), and fleeing to Tang China by the Muslim Armies, instead was pushed further into India, and he...
  8. Whiteshore

    AHC: Have Christianity have the geographic range of Islam

    With a POD after the crucifixion of Christ, come up with a scenario where Christianity has more or less the same geographic distribution as Islam does IOTL. Bonus points if you come up with a scenario where "Christendom" is roughly along the same geographic lines as OTL's Islamic World while...
  9. Meiji Restoration-like reforms in an Indian kingdom

    Is there a chance for any Indian kingdom to actively pursue modernization in the 18th or 19th century like the Japanese did in the late 19th century? Which ones do you think had the best shot at such reforms? Nawab of Bengal due to their proto-industrialization? Kingdom of Mysore under Hyder Ali...
  10. Etruscan-enthusiast35

    Fate of the caste system in a communist India.

    Exactly as the title says, in the event communism were to come to power in India before 1950, what would become of the caste system? Would communism's opposition to certain hierarchical traditions result in its total abolishment of the caste system? Would its forced illegalization also see an...
  11. AHC - Butterfly Away the Nation of Afghanistan

    Butterfly the Nation of Afghanistan and it be divided into 3 parts, Eastern Pashtu Afghanistan more aligned with Indian Subcontinent, Western, Herat led Afghanistan more aligned with Iran and Northern Uzbek and Tajik Areas being part of Central Asia
  12. Effects Of Islamic India -

    Gow would Indian subcontinent be if it were Islamic ? Let's say Arabs are able to overrun North and Central India and Conquer them like Iran, The main question is the effects of Islamic India How would language be, will a new Islamic script emerge or could Sanskrit be written in this new...
  13. KingOnTheEdge

    WI: Multipolar India?

    India was a diverse, multipolar subcontinent full of empires that rose and fell. But after the 7 years war, that started coming to an end after Britain began to consolidate its rule, and now after decolonization it is fairly consolidated into 5 or 6 countries (idk if burma counts as part of the...
  14. WI:More European powers try for India?

    Only a few European powers(British, French, Dutch, Portuguese) were able to establish sustained presence in the sub continent. A few others like Danish, Swedes and Austrian Netherlands (Belgium) tried their hand but failed. What if more European powers like a Germans, other Scandinavians and...
  15. AHC - Make Sikhism Indian Subcontinent's Biggest Religion

    Sikhism is one of the world's youngest religion that grew in the fertile and multi religious province of Punjab and has both religious influences from Islam and Hinduism Yet it does not even make up the majority of the Punjab region for many reasons such as persecution, strong opposition and...
  16. DBWI - Siddartha Gautama Becomes a Sage instead of Emperor ?

    Samrat Siddhartha Gautama is one of the most influential figures in Human history, Born as a Prince in Shakya Republic, He was prophesied to be either the Ruler of all India or one of histories greatest philosopher, Fearing this his father kept him locked up in his kingdom for most of his life...
  17. Avoiding Annexation of Hyderabad?

    Hyderabad state was a princely state in the Deccan region of South India ruled by the Muslim monarchs called the Nizams of Hyderabad. They were initially viceroys to the Mughal Empire in the Deccan region until they became independent in the 18th century. They quickly became allies to the...
  18. Adrien_skywalker

    THE ASIAN TRINITY: EAST VS WEST
    Threadmarks: 1971 - 1972 - The Embers of an Alliance

    This is something that I have been working on assiduously since the last two months. This is my second most serious project after 'When it rains, it pours! A Frederick the sixth ISOT!' The concept is what would happen if the Bangladesh Liberation war were to occur 14 years later on than OTL...
  19. Sārthākā

    In The Lap of the Himalayas Version 2
    Threadmarks: Prologue: Bhimsen is Nepal, and Nepal is Bhimsen

    Prologue: Nepal is Bhimsen, and Bhimsen is Nepal *** One is born in this world in order to undergo the fruits of actions performed in past life. After the fruits of such actions are undergone, the soul is separated from the body. It then departs to another world to undergo the fruits of...
  20. Rajveer Naha

    WI: India used FN FAL, good clothing and it's air force in 1962 Sino Indian war

    Could the above weapon good clothing and Indian Air Force have made a major difference in the outcome of that war? Indian forces in OTL were handicapped by the lack of modern firearms in some case using World War 1 era rifles whereas the Chinese had ak-47, Indian soldiers wore sweaters and had...
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