interwar period

  1. A different Cruiser idea at the WNT

    Hi folks, I was reading @aaronupright thread and got an idea. So, let's keep most things from the WNT as historically, but with two changes. The first change, about the fortifications and bases in the pacific, lets have a clause that if Japan withdraws from the treaty system (historically...
  2. Margrave of Moravia

    WI: Austria-Hungary reformed before Second World War

    After the WW1 the Austro-Hungarian empire collapsed with new countries emerging from its corpse. Two of them were Austria and Hungary. I propose a two scenarios where it is reformed (though not in its original state) in the interwar period. First is, that at the second attempt of Karl I. to...
  3. Marshmallow Waffles

    US Navy Battlecruisers: Possible? Reasonable? Remotely Likely?

    So, this is something I've always kind of wondered but haven't found a solid answer for it. Most of the major navies in the interwar period built some form of battlecruisers, or at least had them available at the start of the war, except for the USN. Why is that? I know that the Lexingtons were...
  4. AltoRegnant

    How To Prevent The Narrative of Versailles Being Too Harsh From Spreading In Anglophone Countries?

    Inspired by this thread: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/ah-challenge-after-armistice-day-1918-britain-decides-on-and-sticks-w-a-policy-of-lockstep-cooperation-with-france.525801/ OTL, during the interwar period, Germany naturally felt betrayed and humiliated by the treaty of...
  5. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    Neo-Sassanid Restoration in 1925 Iran.

    In 1924-25 when the Iranians were hunting for a new monarch for the country, according to مسابقه برای یک سلطنت جدید a minor Iranian noble from Khorasan, Farhad Qademe Al-Malik was offered the Iranian throne. He was the last documented direct descendant of the Mikalid Dynasty, who were the last...
  6. the Imperium of Canada

    Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, and Pétain die in the beginning of 1924

    Obviously not exactly plausible but not impossible. Suppose that in a bizarre string of random accidents, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Francisco Franco, and Philippe Pétain die within the first week of 1924. What would be the ramifications of the premature deaths of all...
  7. Rocketry and Space Exploration in a surviving Weimar Republic

    The PoD I had in mind was Hugo Eckener running for and winning the Presidency in 1932, though I'm sure there are plenty of other ways to save the Weimar Republic. So let's say it survives, and World War 2 is averted (I assume Japan won't strike against the US all on its own). Germany already...
  8. Weimar Republic Collapse

    So, the Weimar Republic was never the most functional of states but it did manage to limp along until Hitler and the Nazis seized power in 1933. But, what if it didn't? In the 1920s the government was dealing with a massive inflation crisis which caused it to default on its post-Versailles...
  9. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    The Himalayan Unionist Project went through in 1928. What are its consequences?

    From 1920 - 28, the governments of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet went through a period of pan-Himalayan ideas, and in 1926 a small conference was even held in Shigatse about creating a Federal Kingdom of the Himalayas uniting Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal into one single country. However the KMT threatened...
  10. A Learning Experience for RN

    I was thinking just how different could the Royal Navy Carrier design and perhaps doctrine be different to OTL, if they start building Carriers a bit earlier then OTL. Now, IOTL, their first modern, large carrier was Ark Royal, laid down in 1934, but just what design they would end up with if...
  11. WI Oswald Mosley defeated Neville Chamberlain in 1924?

    Before becoming the face of British fascism, Oswald Mosley belonged to the Labour Party, and was prominent enough to the point he was (briefly) a member of Ramsay MacDonald's cabinet. However, his career faced a roadblock immediately after he entered the party (he was a Tory before that) thanks...
  12. Non-genocidal Japanese Empire

    POD any time after 1910 (Japanese annexation of Korea). How can Japan keep control over its colonies without the situation devolving into the egregious violations of human rights seen in OTL? Is there any way for Japan to both keep long-term control over its colonies AND provide for good living...
  13. Alamo

    Design challenge: a panic fighter for 1935

    The date - March, 1935. The location - the Kingdom of Lusatia, a power of middling size in central Europe. You are the director of the National Aeronautics Workshop, and have recently been given your greatest challenge. Born from the rubble of empires in the Great War, the newfound independence...
  14. The Whole World's A Stage: A Timeline of Artists and Madmen
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: A Crimson Storm Brews

    A Prologue "One of the most notable casualties of the Battle of Verdun was Generalmajor Waldermar Pabst, who served as commander of a cavalry brigade in the VI. Armee-Korps under General der Kavallerie Georg von der Marwitz. According to record, Pabst was inspecting a unit of cavalry when he...
  15. Widespread use of HEAT in Interwar Period.

    Exactly as the title says. What effects could we see, if High Explosive Anti Tank munitions see widespread adoption and use in the Interwar period? Now, I am mainly thinking about more "conventional" HEAT weapons, and not having shoulder fired Rocket Launchers and Recoiless Weapons in use by '36...
  16. Persephone

    Of Poets and Supermen Volume I - The Drums of War
    Threadmarks: Chapter I - The Great Expropriation of 1907

    Chapter I - The Great Expropriation of 1907 “This is not peace. This is an armistice for twenty years.” - Ferdinand Foch The Great War: The Long Shadow of 1914, David Reynolds Of all the wars of the 20th century, none have had a greater impact than the Great War of 1914[1]. The Great War has...
  17. SealTheRealDeal

    Post WWI Imperial German Navy

    You know the drill by now. WWI grinds to a white peace after the combatant nations have exhausted themselves. Only potential border changes are that A-L, Luxembourg and the German speaking regions of Belgium are up for referendum. Germany has lost most of its colonies. What does the German...
  18. SealTheRealDeal

    Post WWI Ottoman Navy

    Yup, I'm rounding off the set.* So, WWI grinds to a white peace. The Ottomans have kept it together well enough to limp across the finish line, at most losing Kuwait and Hejaz, and having some border adjustment with Russia. Do the Germans want their battlecruiser back? If they do, do they get...
  19. HeX

    WI: The United States Joined the League of Nations?

    The League of Nations is one of the world's great disaster stories. Intended to be the keepers of the peace to ensure that something as terrible as World War One never occurred again, through a mixture of apathy and weakness the League faltered time and time again until it finally fell apart at...
  20. SealTheRealDeal

    Post WWI Austro-Hungarian Navy

    Austria-Hungary has limped across the finish line to a white peace! How does the k.u.k. Kriegsmarine develop in the 1920s and 30s? Given that they weren't laid down yet, is the Ersatz Monarch-class design adjusted to accommodate lessons from the war? Could the Tegetthoffs get Italian-style...
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