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  1. Would Rome always be the capital of a united Italy?

    This is just something that popped into my head, but would Rome, being a historically important city, in both religious and non-religious senses, always by a united Italy’s capital?
  2. DBWI: Operation Husky approved by the US?

    As we all know, WW2 eventually ended after the combined allied forces took Berlin, with Italy falling after Mussolini was ousted and Germany surrendering not long after. But two years before, there were plans by Churchill to invade Italy, which were rejected by the Americans. What would happen...
  3. kasumigenx

    DBWI Italy has no Corsica, Savoy and Nice and has Venice, Istria and Trentino instead

    This was prevented by the existence of Duchess Anne Beatrice of Modena because the marriage of Anne Beatrice to Umberto I made a peaceful transfer of Lombardy to Savoy-Piedmont possible while Venice, Friuli, and Trentino remained part of Austria. The alternative to this was the French who wanted...
  4. kasumigenx

    DBWI: Anna Beatrice, Duchess of Modena and wife of Umberto I of Italy dies in infancy

    She has a claim to Britain, I read she is the reason why Italy and Britain were quite in tension during the unification of Ireland, I read that she also wanted one of her sons as the King of Ireland which the Kingdom of Italy tried to pursue in WWI. For Starters there would never be peace...
  5. BrSonic

    AHC: Italian Britain

    One of the things that impress me is the amount of italians and italo-americans in the US today and even during all it's history, being a protestant anglo-saxon country and all. I've been wanting a scenario with England for a while but all I could think of is catholic UKs that have been done...
  6. Italian Politics in a CP Victory

    What would the politics of Italy look like in a late CP victory? Let's say Italy sbows out after the twin disasters of Caporetto and Monte Grappa, with the Austro-Hungarians advancing to the Po river while taking Venice? What would Italy look like in defeat?
  7. ChadMachine999

    Fascism and Vatican II

    If Fascist Italy was neutral during WW2 and remained in a firm control of Italy to at least 1965. What effects would that have on the Vatican II Council that liberalized the Roman Catholic Church? Would Vatican II even happen at all?
  8. Could the Lombard League have survived and evolved into something more?

    The Second Lombard League was originally dissolved on 1250 when Frederick II Hohenstaufen died and the italian city-states saw no reason to continue it as they considered that the imperial threat was gone. But let's just imagine Konrad IV, Frederick's son, somehow survived and continued to try...
  9. British Biscuit

    Cultural Impact of WW1 ending with a Stalemate/Prolonged Cold War?

    As the title says. World War 1 ends in status quo ante bellum followed by a prolonged Cold War between Central Powers and the Entente. How would this impact cultural development, self-identity and various art movements? OTL during and after the Cold War there was/is a notion (albeit one that's...
  10. KingOnTheEdge

    WI: Italy Joined The Entente Instead Of The Triple Alliance/Joined The Entente Early

    italy's joining of the triple alliance with AH and Germany is a bit of an oddity when one considers their relationship with Austria was always... less than pleasant due to Italian adriatic claims. Now, even against France they had some desires (i believe tunis and some minor claims against the...
  11. KingOnTheEdge

    AHCWI: Milanese Italy

    Milan is a wealthy, industrial part of Italy that was powerful during the Renaissance. However, with the rise of the hapsburgs, it fell into the spaniosh branch before being ceded to the Austrians and then getting Napoleoned (which I promise is a very real technical term for "got conquered by an...
  12. ialociN_Nicolai_11x2_1995

    [Kingdom of] Italy takes over the whole Nordics plus Finland, Greenland, the Faroes and Iceland, the Baltics, Crimea and Georgia - dreaming of Asia

    Need any help? - Grounder, The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
  13. WI: Yugoslav Trieste

    What are the effects of Yugoslavia gaining Trieste? How would the Italians feel about losing such a city?
  14. Alternate Italian Unification Discussion Thread

    Hi everyone! I have seen some threads popping up recently, regarding alternate Italian unification, or non-unification scenarios. Since this is the topic that interests me the most, I thought it was worth it to try and make a comprehensive discussion thread on the topic. Should you choose to...
  15. First Italian War of Independence

    During the Revolutions of 1848, Italian patriots rose up across Lombardy-Venetia in order to expel the Austrians from Italy and were joined by Piedmontese and Tuscan troops along with many volounteers but their efforts were ultimately in vain and by 1849 Austrian rule had been restored and the...
  16. Piave92

    Butterfly Badoglio

    Hi, as an Italian i've never understood why that a...hole was always in charge during our hardest hour... A more competent military commander would have partially avoided Caporetto disaster (yeah the main austro-german thrust could have failed if the guy wasn't a batshit moron) since our guy...
  17. Abd ar-Rahman II

    WI : Fatimids stay in Tunisia and conquer Italy

    The idea have been inspired by some older thread but what if the Fatimids instead of conquering and settling Egypt in 969 remained in Ifriqiyia and thrower they’re ressource at controlling southern Italy Mediterranean island and try conquer central Italy (essentially doing a reverse Norman...
  18. Bomster

    WI: Italy knocked out of WW1?

    The Battle of Caporetto was a resounding defeat for Italian forces, sending them into full-on retreat from the Austro-German advance. However the Italians stalled their advance at the First Battle of Monte Grappa, defending the plains toward Venice and stabilizing the front, later scoring a...
  19. A Better Post-WWII Italy & Rest Of The World
    Threadmarks: The Point Of Divergences : A Discussion

    One thing that I wonder is why lots of threads discuss just one POD instead of multiples. I for my timeline want to do multiples and want to know your opinions. Canada actually owns the Carribbean and Falklands when a jokes gets serious and taken to parliament and passes (barely) Rhodesia joins...
  20. AHC: The Fertile Plan Enacted & A Better Cassibile Armistice

    Your challenge is for the Fertile Plan to be enacted (Jordan,Syria,Lebanon and Iraq ) to be united then to have an Italy that changes sides but that it can have better terms with the Allies. For the first I think a British ship that wasn't sunk by Vichy OTL could instead be actually sunk (I...
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