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  1. AHC: Higher population for Iran after 1900

    Like the title says, the challenge is make higher population for Iran. In OTL, Iran is over 83 million in year 2019. The POD is after 1900.
  2. Saddam in 2011

    POD: November 2000: Al Gore makes one extra campaign stop in Florida and managed to convince 1,000 people to vote for him, narrowly carrying the state by 463 votes. January 20, 2001: Albert Arnold Gore Jr. is sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States. September 11, 2001: 9/11...
  3. SunKing105

    WI: Cambyses II doesn't die in Egypt

    In 522 BC, Cambyses II, after subjugating Egypt and campaigning further against Cyrene, Kush, and the Ethiopian polities, traveled back upon receiving news that an impostor known as Gaumata claiming to be Bardiya, Cambyses' brother was claiming the title of King of Kings, but suffered a dagger...
  4. 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
  5. GameBawesome

    WI: Nader Shah doesn’t overthrow the Safavids

    Nader Shah was the military leader that overthrew the Safavid Dynasty, and replaced it with his dynasty, the Afsharid. But what if, instead of Nader Shah, Nader Qoli Beyg, didn’t overthrow the Safavids? What if he remained loyal to the Safavids, but still have great influence in the government?
  6. Post-Umayyad Caliphate(s) without Persia

    It's without a doubt that Persia has has highly influenced Islam and the Caliphate in its early history. In fact, the Persians had formed the backbone of the Abbasid administration and most scholars of the Islamic golden age were Persian. So therefore I pose a question: What future does the...
  7. British Biscuit

    AHC: War between Iran & Turkmenistan

    One country is a Shia theocracy and "rogue state"(TM) The other has a reputation as "Central Asia's North Korea", complete with a dictator's personality cult. OTL... the two have no major friction and friendly relations. Surprisingly I've never seen any AH or technothriller works exploring a...
  8. AHC/WI: Shia 'Ottomans' and Sunni 'Safavids'

    The aim here is simple, what would happen if these two Empires swapped roles without swapping places? What I mean is that a Shia Turkish Dynasty manages to unite Anatolia under their rule and convert the rest of their people in Anatolia while a Sunni Persian dynasty conquers Persia and goes on...
  9. A Constitutional Iran
    Threadmarks: Chapter One: A Royal Upbringing

    A Constitutional Iran Point of Departure Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was known for believing in mysticism and that he was ordained by fate to lead Iran into modernity. This was fuelled by his mother who nurtured this side to his personality from a young age. What if Mohammad Reza grew up more...
  10. AHC: Liberal Democracy in Iran post-Shah

    Either by butterflying the Islamic part of the revolution or by having the theocracy collapse, how could Iran have become a liberal democracy after deposing the Shah?
  11. anim8orkid

    Iran-Iraq War outcome without Iran-Contra affair

    This is my contribution to the six-pages-long list of threads on this site about the Iran-Iraq War. What I'm curious about is this: how would the war have unfolded if the U.S. had never secretly supplied arms to Iran through Israel? My understanding of the war is rather limited, but I'm trying...
  12. T-Mag 3004

    AHC: Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi deposes Mohammad Reza Shah in a palace coup

    Hi again. (did I do that AHC thing right?) So about 3 weeks ago or so I posted my first thread about Iran and its Monarchy, that one was about WI. the Qajars had overthrown the Pahlavis in an alternate Iranian revolution, the replies I got were.. interesting, not really what I expected but the...
  13. No Iran Hostage Deal

    In our timeline a last minute deal was negotiated between Jimmy Carter and the Iranian government to release funds held by the U.S. to Iran in exchange for the Iranian hostage who had been held 444 days. As a final snub at Carter the Iranian government released the hostage so as to have the...
  14. T-Mag 3004

    WI: The Iranian Revolution was instead a Qajar restoration?

    Since my last thread in almost 3 years was a complete and utter failure, I've decided to try a subject I don't know a lot about, but very much intrigued me. For those who don't know, the Qajar dynasty ruled Persia from 1795 (having overthrown the Zand dynasty) until they were overthrown...
  15. AHC/WI: Modern Arab Country Controls The Persian Gulf

    Is it possible for a modern Arab country post-1800 to be able to take control of the entire Persian Gulf? This would include all the areas bordering it which would definitely include Persia/Iran. Is it possible for that region to be Arabized and to be permanently held? Would it require a...
  16. Iran Further Develops and Manufactures the F-14?

    In 1976 the Imperial Iranian Air Force started to take possession of what would be 80 total Grumman F-14 fighter interceptor aircraft along with 714 Phoenix Missiles. Although the government is now an Islamic Republic the F-14's are still in use today although only numbering about 40 as the...
  17. WI/AHC Qajar Iran gets all of its claimed territory

    As it's says in the tin: how, ramifications and possibilities. Any pod you want as long is Qajar. A few more cool maps:
  18. GauchoBadger

    AHC: The Shah gets a chance to use his massive army?

    Where and when could Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran from 1941 till the revolution of 1979, have a chance to test his vast array of military toys against a credible target (which never happened IOTL, compounding to his regime's loss of public popularity as his military reforms were seen as a...
  19. Roosevelt

    AHC: Prevent/Shrink Iranian Revolution?

    As tensions between the U.S. and Iran are at an all time high, I have been wondering, how would it be possible for the Iranian (or Islamic) Revolution to be smaller and crushed by the Shah, or even prevented all together? What would be the ramifications of this?
  20. WI: Khomeini assassinated by UK after Rushdie fatwa

    In February 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, issued a judgement (fatwa) that sentenced author Salman Rushdie to death for his controversial book "The Satanic Verses". Numerous threats against the writer (who was living in the UK) and the bookstores selling the book followed...
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