italy

  1. The Italian mafia in the failure of the Risorgimento

    The region that is the cradle of the Italian Mafia is the south of Italy - Sicily, Naples, Calabria and Apulia. Due to the presence of a non-mafiotized North and to some extent - the center of Italy and therefore - the presence of an economic and political elite competing with the mafia, the...
  2. Kurd Gossemer

    Italy stays with the Central Powers: Entente Victory Still Happens?

    I know this has probably be done to death and it's unlikely to happen but in the case of a WW1 where Italy fights against the Entente with the other Central Powers, does that actually makes them capable of winning or would Italy just end on the losing side anyways? My WW1 knowledge is a bit...
  3. Forth Eorlingas

    AHC: USA loses to Italy in a war (1861 start point)

    Challenge: with a POD of 1861, the Italian Unification, Italy and the USA fight a war where Italy wins and America acknowledges defeat. 3 conditions: - The war starts during or before 1941. - If Italy wins with allies, Italy must contribute half or more of the war effort. - no direct changes to...
  4. AHC: Albania included in Italian unification

    With a PoD after the Congress of Vienna, make Albania (either part or all of it) part of Italian unification. I'm not too well versed in this section of history, but I do know there were Venetian colonies along the coast, as well as a sizeable exile population in the Mezzogiorno.
  5. TheWitheredStriker

    AHQ: The Papal States keeps its exclaves in France, what happens in 1870?

    Temporarily putting potential butterflies aside (though I doubt this PoD is going to change too much before 1870), I’ve recently been wondering what would happen if the Papal States still controlled Avignon and the Comtat Venaissin when the Italians capture Rome. Let’s suppose that, at the...
  6. pls don't ban me

    Germany manages to enter Paris with the Spring offensive but AH collapses

    the question popped up in my head randomly. Basically, what would happen if Germany manages to actually defeat the french, let' say they do, by pure luck or allied mistakes, some huge encirclement , heavily advance and actually reach and go beyond Paris making Franc surrender. At the same time...
  7. Zestinobambino

    The Burgundy-Naples Alliance

    Mary the Rich (1457 - 1482) was probably the wealthiest heiress of her time. As the only child of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, Mary was the heir to the Duchy of Burgundy and all the lands that her father and grandfather had acquired, including most of the Netherlands. Naturally, that...
  8. Could Julius Nepos reconquer Italy?

    The last Western Roman emperor whose authority was recognized by the east, Julius Nepos was deposed from his throne in favor of Romulus Augustulus in 475. Though the WRE was offically dissolved a year later, Nepos, having taken refuge in Dalmatia, continued to claim the imperial throne, and he...
  9. Logothete of Cuisine

    WI: The Twenty Years' Anarchy is prevented? Planning a TL.

    In 695, Justinian II was deposed and the ERE entered a twenty-year long period of instability. Now my question is, how to prevent that? I have thought of several possibilities, including - Justinian II being more lenient with his taxes, eliminating the primary reason for the populace’s...
  10. Where would Italian politics be without Eurocommunism?

    Say PCI continued to be dominated by hardliners who pushed out all the moderates in the party, like in Greece. Where does Italian politics go after that, especially since PCI never form PDS or join the Olive Tree? Are they eventually eclipsed by PSI? If so,how long do they manage to retain a...
  11. The Red Boot: the history of Italy in the Cold War (TLIAW)
    Threadmarks: THE IRON SICILIAN

    MARIO SCELBA The Iron Sicilian There are many factors that determined the outbreak of the Second Italian Civil War in 1948. First, Italy had suffered greatly during the Second World War. Much of its cities and infrastructure had been reduced to ruins, and entire families had been torn apart...
  12. The Red Boot: the history of Italy in the Cold War (TLIAW)
    Threadmarks: Premise

    PREMISE Before I begin my alternative history, I think it is necessary to explain why I decided to write it. I guess disappointment is the main reason. Since I joined this site more than six years ago, I have read and enjoyed many and original alternative histories. Unfortunately, this...
  13. Oba Cahokia

    WI: Independent Hungary and Unified Italy in 1848

    The 1848 Revolutions almost saw an independent Hungary and an early Italy under the Pope. Let's say the Pope warms up and agrees to the idea of the Confederation as long he doesn't deal with secular affairs of the state, while the Hungarians chase the Austrians back to Vienna and send a...
  14. Oba Cahokia

    WI: Switzerland united Italy?

    Art was created by u/ElectricSquid7 on Reddit What if during the 18th or 19th Century Switzerland unified Italy into the Italian Confederation?
  15. WI: Duchy of Veneto?

    What if the Holy league followed up on their victory at the battle of La Motta during the third Italian war? What would have been the ramifications of taking advantage of Venice's blunder? Considering Maximilian and Ferdinand wanted to install a relative in the Duchy of Milan rather than...
  16. On a Broken Globe
    Threadmarks: 1946 - 1947

    The following document is translated (was on 8/12/1946) by the Non-Aligned Club of New Zealand, 31 Crummer Road, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand. The Observer The Independent Voice of the German Swiss 3rd December 1946 Italy and Germany split By Heinrich Schaefer The seven-year pact between...
  17. FernandoPerla

    Hellenistic Italy

    WI Alexander the Great didn't die from malaria at 32 years old, managed to conquer North India (or maybe not), and afterwards conquered Arabia and then Italy? I can imagine a Hellenistic system of diadochi which includes Magna Graecia, Italy, and possibly Carthage. What do you think about this...
  18. TheDoofusUser

    AHC : Make Bulgaria, Italy, Ottomans, Spain, and Sweden strong Allies for Germany in WW1

    The challenge is what it says on the tin. With a POD of 1860 and after, make Bulgaria, Italy, the Ottoman Empire, Spain, and Sweden, strong allies for the German Empire for the oncoming World War 1 so they're carrying their weight and being an effective member of the Central Powers that doesn't...
  19. kasumigenx

    Canossa’s Heirs
    Threadmarks: A lucky Italian marriage

    On 1065, Abulchares, Catepan of Italy[1] marries Matilda I of Tuscany and converts to Catholicism, an important event in Italian History as it would shape the history of the Italian Peninsula as it would change the course of Italian history and start the end of the Fragmentation of Italy...
  20. Pneumic

    What if the Siege of Salerno (871/872 AD) was successful?

    The available sources at the time provide limited information about events beyond the Lombard core areas. Still, by 860, the Muslims appeared to be as strong in southern Italy as they were in Sicily, indicating their potential for complete conquest in the region. Their dominance extended the...
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