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  1. Western Europe: No Mongols

    (The timeline this is for.) What would the politicial, economic, and social situation be in Western Europe if the Mongol hordes never arose? Please no regurgitaton of the Chaos TL. Holy Roman Empire's situation. Consequences of a unified Poland (by the Silesian Piasts) on the HRE. Effect on the...
  2. Ella

    Eridan: Revamped

    Hello all! I've made other threads about this world in the past, but, in all honestly, those versions were horrendous. I'm starting anew this time, and I am going to try and make this world believable.
  3. WI: Andalus’ Almoravid Revival?

    The Ghaniyyids were the remnant Almoravid princes-turned-warlords of the Western Mediterranean. They took over Majorca for a while and ruled it for over 50 years. How would you make the Almoravids of Majorca, or their affiliate contemporary butterflies, prevent or at least reduce the effects of...
  4. Hawkeye

    Hnefatafl as popular as Chess

    Lately I've been spending a lot of time playing a game called Hnefatafl or Viking Chess as some might call it. For those unfamiliar, Hnefatafl is an asymmetric chess like game where the goal for white to get it's king to safety and for black to capture white's king. Under the Copenhagen rules...
  5. kasumigenx

    To wear two Crowns an Anglo-French timeline
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1

    On 1194, Mathilde of Brittany is married to Frederick of Austria with a generous dowry with 35,000 of silver to end the incarceration of Richard I and for that reason, Philippe Auguste would demand the hand of Eleanor of Brittany to his son Louis, the son of Philippe Auguste and Isabella of...
  6. Hawkeye

    Castles in Godwinson's England

    Stone castles have been something I've taken for granted regarding the Middle Ages. But it recently occurred to me that castles weren't really a thing in England until after the Norman invasion which were used as a way to control the Anglo-Saxons. Before then the closest example of sophisticated...
  7. John_Smith

    Rotten Recollections | An Experimental High Medieval World-Building Exercise
    Threadmarks: Opening

    I've wanted to try my hand at this for a year or so, so please bear with me for a bit. Inspired by a great many phenomenal timelines such as Union of American Realms, And All Nations Shall Gather To It and A House of Lamps, this is my highly experimental attempt at creating a high medieval...
  8. 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...
  9. The_Persian_Cat

    WI: A Plantagenet HRE?

    Hello everyone. So, Richard of Cornwall, son of King John of England and brother of Henry III, was elected King of Germany in 1257, and formally held that title until his death in 1272. However, he was never crowned Holy Roman Emperor by the Pope, and his kingship over Germany was contested by...
  10. A Greater Dar al-Islam and an Ever Shrinking Dar al-Harb / a resurgent Islam TL
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    A Greater Dar al-Islam and an Ever Shrinking Dar al-Harb This timeline is partly inspired by the Muslim World: The True Faith timeline and by an in-development mod for Hearts of Iron 4 called Bayt al-Hikmah, though with my own views and interpretations on how an Islam-dominated world would...
  11. Shaktist and Shanmanta Monarch/Dynasty

    Just as there are Buddhist dynasty in Pala Empire, Jain dynasty in Kalinga, Shavist in Chola and Kashmir (and Java) and Vaishnavist in Hoysala and Vijayanagar, are there any monarch/dynasty who was (majoritily) Shaktist or Shanmanta? What about Soura, Ganapraya, Kaumaram and Shrauta...
  12. KingOnTheEdge

    DBWI: Otto I Conquers Italy?

    OTL, Germany has a very similar history to other western european states of similar size and population- beat up pagans, crusade, go to war with your own nobles because they want to limit your power over your land, repeat a few times, and generally be scared of France. Now, germany has always...
  13. WI : Eleanor of Aquitaine and Louis VII have a son

    I'm not sure if this question has been asked before but what would the long term consequences of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Louis VII having a son or sons together. For starters, I know an Angevin Empire probably wouldn't come to pass. I know France ( the Capets) would take Aquitaine much earlier...
  14. Władysław Jagiełło marries Catherine of Pomerania. How is Poland and Kalmar Union affected?

    Jogaila's second wife Anna of Cili wasn't very healthy, so let's assume she dies during late 1405, over decade earlier than IOTL, leaving no children. King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania is thus in need to find another spouse and agewise best candidates are: -Elizabeth of Görlitz, niece...
  15. Books on Medieval India

    I am currently working on a pan-Eurasian timeline with a PoD in Central India around 900 AD. I have however found it extremely difficult to find good resources on this period in Indian history, from roughly 800-1000 AD, and Wikipedia is often contradictory. Does anyone have any recommendations...
  16. The legacy of Saint Muhammad

    My alternative history proposal does not even have such an original POD, but its development proposal I think is more innovative. *Sorry, I said I was going to use this forum to learn English, but I already gave up and I'm using google translator. POD: While meditating, isolated from society...
  17. A New Age: An Alternate History of the 11th Century and Beyond
    Threadmarks: Cnut I 1016-1020

    In 1016 AD, Edmund Ironsides was defeated at Assandun and forced to cede the Majority of his Kingdom to Cnut I of Denmark and Norway with the understanding that the first of either of them to die would Inherit the rest of England. As it happened, Edmund would die just one month Later and Cnut...
  18. Višeslav

    How does Saladin not ruling egypt affect the crusader states?

    Saladin's role in more or less removing catholic forces from the holy land is often very much hyped up. He is seen by many as the saviour of the Islamic world from Christian invaders. Now I don't believe in the idea that a great man alone is enough to shape history so drastically. What I'm...
  19. Višeslav

    No ottomans, who, if anyone replaces the Bzyantines

    The main question is just the title. The way I see it, post-manzikert, the Byzantines were more or less doomed to decline (feel free to correct this if you see it as wrong) but without the ottomans, they would not have done so as quickly and, of course, if they did decline, would be replaced by...
  20. AntoniousTheBro

    WI:the Carolingian dynasty remained in power in France

    so i was pondering about the rule of Charlemagne and his successors and how long they ruled in what is now France. the Carolingian dynasty had ruled the franks as a united kingdom since Pepin the short in 751. the Carolingian would continue to rule what will become France until 987 with the rise...
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