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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Challenge: Papal States Annexed By Spain

    As soon as Spain had control over southern Italy around the early 16th century could they somehow annex the Papal States too? Assuming the Sack of Rome that happened at that same century occurred could Spain then decide to annex the Papal States in order to ensure a loyal papacy and also to...
  9. Would Have Been Possible An Italian Yugoslav War During The Cold War

    As the title asks, could a war have been sparked between the two countries?
  10. Sārthākā

    A Better Thought out Sixtus Affair?

    So it's seems that i have caught the Habsburg bug for i seem to be reading on them too much for my own sake. Alright, otl, the Sixtus affair was an attempt by Karl I to get peace in March - May 1917. It failed. Utterly. Partly because the foreign minister thought it was good to talk badly...
  11. What If These People Lived &/Or Stayed in PowerMUCH Longer?

    What are you predictions/opinions/other if the people below lived longer (like up to 90 years or age)? Enrico Mattei Adriano Olivetti Aldo Moro Fuad I of Egypt Thomas Sankara Che Guevara Thomas Lumumba Sir Seretse Khama Abdullah I of Jordan Bruce Lee Yukio Mishima Salvador Allende Peron...
  12. AHC: Earlier Kingdom of Italy, run by the Habsburg

    I have sometimes wondered if it was possible to have the Habsburg create a functioning, autonomous Kingdom of Italy, with one of their collateral lines picked to run. It should be possible, I guess, from the 1700s, when so many of the minor states in Italy came under their sway. I guess the...
  13. WI: Alberto Pollio survives

    In 1914, during the leadup to World War I, Italian general Alberto Pollio died. The official cause of death was a heart attack, but suspicions that he was murdered have floated for over a century. What if he had lived?
  14. DBWI: What if NONE of the main Axis nations had discovered their main oil fields?

    World War II was a war of resources. The most crucial Allied operations, the "Three Tide-Turning Battles" (named so despite being operational level and each containing several fights) centered around the crucial axis oil fields of Matzen, Libya, and Manchuria. At the cost of hundreds of...
  15. The Italian Social Movement and the Italian Communist party governments : how would they look like?

    Good day lads, Some of you may know that I'm working on now alternative story timeline with many points of divergence , the first one being a creation of Israel 10 years prior our timeline, occupation of Romania because a prime Minister wasn't assassinated, and a fictional stealthish bombing...
  16. Neutral or Allied Italy in WW2 and Effects

    With a POD any time after Mussolini coming to power, can Italy be made neutral or even allied in WW2? What effects would this have on postwar Italy?
  17. Mediterranea : The Magnificent South

    So this is a concept time-line with many Points of Divergences if something doesn't add up to you or it is seems too Alien Space Bats I will try to retconn based on your advice. I will start with a section of this world 2020. I was inspired to do it from a dead /banned TL The Iron Jaws, Death In...
  18. Basileus_Komnenos

    What would be the Socio-economic and Geopolitical Consequences of a French HRE and a Royal Germany?

    Depending on the pod, what sort of internal political and societal developments would occur that would make a French HRE a possibility? How would a Royal Germany function with the Franks now holding the Imperial Crown and hegemony over Western Christendom? I know holding Burgundy would probably...
  19. Marco Rivignani

    The Consequences of a Different Marriage in the Skies

    Just to give some context I will post a translation from Italian Wikipedia: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storia_di_Alitalia#Le_prime_riorganizzaizoni_e_la_tentata_alleanza_con_KLM Let's just suppose that the marriage between Alitalia and KLM is successful unlike in OTL. The new joint venture...
  20. WI: Constans II Triumphant

    Constans II was emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 641 to 668 arguably one of the harder times for the empire. As far as i am aware he tried to refocuse the empire on the mediterannean and atleast partly in the west and planned to retake italy. What if he was successfull with his plans, what...
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