lithuania

  1. PC: Lithuanian Slavery

    If the Lithuanian people remained pagan instead of converting, how possible (if unlikely) was it for Lithuanians to be used for forced labor. In an alternate 16th century, could it be possible for Sweden and Poland to allow slave raids against pagan Lithuania and ship them around Europe, the...
  2. WI: Prussian Crusader State

    What if instead of becoming a theocracy administered by the Teutonic order, Prussia and Lithuania became a crusader state led by one of the German houses like the ones in the levant? What would be the major effects of Prussia becoming an actual monarchy 300 years early and united with the Baltics?
  3. Earlier Habsburg wank

    Thanks to chain of lucky marriages Habsburg domain vastly expanded during late 15th/early 16th century, but what if Habsburg luck happened few generations earlier? Their expansion would not look exactly like IOTL-my plan is: -William the Curteous has a son with Joanna of Naples. That means...
  4. Elżbieta Granowska outlives Władysław Jagiełło

    I've read recently in book "Ladies of Władysław Jagiełło" about likely reason, why talks about marriage between Hedwig, daughter of Władysław Jogaila, and Bogusław IX, Duke of Słupsk, were cancelled-it was death of Jogaila's third wife Elżbieta Granowska in 1420. Granowska was only wife of...
  5. Geopolitical consequences of Habsburg PLC

    While Habsburg on the throne does not need to mean, that internal situation of PLC is drastically different (although to some degree it certainly would) foreign policy of PLC and its neighbors would certainly change grom the very beginning of Habsburg rule (which must start early after creation...
  6. Kaloryferowy

    A Messy Divorce - The Polish-Lithuanian civil war

    So imagine a following scenario. The reign of King Jagiello of Lithuania goes a little bit differently. After being elected as the king of Poland he quickly earns the ire of polish nobility. Many coveted positions in the royal court are occupied exclusively by lithuanian dukes and the king seems...
  7. Post WW2 Lithuania-Belarus-Kaliningrad single state

    In 1945, the Soviets formed the Federal Soviet Socialist Republic of Lithuania-Belarus with the capital in Vilnius, the Kaunas ASSR grouping Baltic-Lithuanians and the Konigsberg / Kaliningrad oblast. This is formally motivated by the collaboration of Lithuanians, the restoration of the...
  8. Poland-Lithuania going into the XIX century. Who would be the king?

    So, I stumbled upon this timeline from nearly 5 years ago: No 2nd or 3rd Partition of Poland TL;DR: This is just my head cannon, but oh well. All credit for the facts and the timeline, I guess, go to the original thread OP and people replying. The PLC narrowly avoids the First Partition by...
  9. AHC: Hapsburg Poland

    As the title says, the challenge is make the Kingdom of Poland or Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth under the Hapsburg dynasty. What would be the butterfly effects of Hapsburg Poland or Hapsburg Polish-Lithuania?
  10. British Biscuit

    DBWI: Baltic states gain independence, Tannu Tuva becomes part of the Russian Federation?

    There are some clear parallels between Tuva and the Baltic states: they are roughly the same size (land area of 175,015 km² for the 3 Baltic states combined, 170,500 km² in case of Tuva), they all gained independence in the aftermath of WW1 but were all annexed into the USSR in 1940s. Yet upon...
  11. Alexander, Grand Duke of Lithuania, dies in 1495

    For whatever reason Alexander Jagiellon, then Grand Duke of Lithuania, dies in January 1495, that is after his marriage with Helena of Moscow was decided but before she she arrived to Vilnius. What happens then? Alexander is likely succeeded by his brother John Albert, King of Poland (although...
  12. Age of Griffins
    Threadmarks: Barnim VII

    Coat of arms of House of Griffin, one of the most important dynasties of late Medieval Europe. Born on July 1387 in Darłowo Castle in Duchy of Pomerania-Słupsk, second son of Duke Warcisław VII was given name common among members of Griffin Dynasty-Barnim. House of Griffin ruled Pomerania...
  13. PC: An East Prussian - Lithuanian Union?

    What if in the aftermath of WWI, the Entente had merged East Prussia with Lithuania as part of the Treaty of Versailles? The Lithuanians would receive a larger population, the Poles would be less likely to try revanchist schemes (or would they?) and the Soviets would see the new nation as less...
  14. Vitalis

    Could the Commonwealth become a Great Power?

    Say, had Poland-Lithuania been a strong state, with it's entire history from the 15 century onwards changed, with, say, the ocean access through friendly Denmark (maybe due to same dynasty), could it aquire colonies in Africa and Asia? What would be it's chances to be a Great Power? At least...
  15. The Eternal Commonwealth: A surviving Polish- Lithuanian Commonwealth TL
    Threadmarks: Prelude

    Part 1: Prelude The years 1385 and 1386 were crucial moments for the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Poland was ruled by an underage queen while Lithuania was ruled by a recently converted Christian. With the conversion of Grand Duke Jogaila in 1345 came his marriage to...
  16. Is there a way for the Polish- Lithuanian Commonwealth to cut down on the power of the nobility?

    I'm a bit new to this website so be easy on me. I was wondering if there is any plausible way for the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth to become less run by the Szlachta and for it to become more hereditary? I was thinking about working on a timeline with a surviving commonwealth and house of...
  17. Žygimantas Kęstutaitis assassinated few months earlier

    Grand Duke of Lithuania Žygimantas Kęstutaitis, younger brother of Vytautas, was assassinated on 20 March 1440. Žygimantas had lots of enemies, unhappy about his harsh rule, thus it wouldn't be unlikely if he was assassinated few months earlier, say in early November 1439. What changes in such...
  18. How (un)likely was Polish-Lithuanian union?

    That is one of common cliches of AH that Poland and Lithuania ends in pesonal union, that inevitably turns later into PLC style commonwealth (usually even earlier than IOTL, alongside Sejm, Liberum Veto and free election). But looking from early 14th century perspective, wasn't Polish-Lithuanian...
  19. Independent Lithuania (Samogitia) with Courland after Partitions of Poland

    IOTL, in 1440 there was a Dowmont rebellion in Samogitia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duchy_of_Samogitia (central part of Baltic Lithuania) against Casimir IV Jagiellon, the new Grand Prince of Lithuania. Dowmont, a Lithuanian nobleman, wanted Michael Kęstutis (Kiejstusiewicz) on the throne...
  20. Jagiellons expand to the north instead of south

    OTL Jagiellons once claimed successfully Czech throne in 1471 and twice Hungarian throne in 1440 and 1490 (and both times their rule ended with 20 years old Jagiellon king of Hungary being killed in disastrous battle against Ottomans). There were several reasons for that direction of...
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