1. WI: Timur restores the Yuan to the throne of China

    I don't know much about the Timurids but I expect that this would be nigh impossible to do. But say all of the Ming's top generals and administrators get a sudden case of stupid just as Timur starts his campaign and the madman actually manages to pull it off. What happens afterwards?
  2. No mongols

    So just assume Genghis khan was never born or died has a child. What would the effects on history be?
  3. Was it possible for the Song to repeal the Mongols.

    What Pods are needed to make sure the Song do not fall to the Mongols? Or at least keep them at the North China Plain?
  4. The Next Nomads

    Alright so for this topic the basis is that blackpowder is never discovered in 11th century Song China. No one else in China is able to find or properly record it for quite some time, and when they do it just doesn't spread to the west. Now assuming first that the Mongols show up on schedule...
  5. Count of Crisco

    A History of Alyska to the year 1800.

    Thanks to Covid I have had a lot of free time, and have spent it getting back into writing. Among the various projects I have been working on has been an alternate history setting, the timeline of which will appear here.
  6. TheReplicator

    Thriving Goryeo?

    How could Goryeo survive independent and undergo an industrial revolution? Extra points if Goryeo is at least a constitutional Monarchy by the end of it.
  7. Middle East/North Africa without 1204 Siege

    Good evening. As it says on the title what would the Middle East look like if the sacking of Constantinople in 1204 is avoided? For starters either the crusaders avoid Constantinople, and also avoid sacking Zara or at least stay on good terms with the Pope somehow. Regardless the don't get...
  8. Ming Dynasty defeats Esen Choros in the Tumu Crisis

    What if the Ming Dynasty manages to repel an Oirat invasion led by Esen Choros? In OTL, the Ming lost, causing them to lose Ordos and their Emperor to the Oirat. So, was it possible for the Ming to repel the Oirat, and if so, what happens afterward?
  9. Gothicus

    Mongol Byzantium

    The idea of the Mongols (or an independent Mongol warlord) taking over Constantinople, adopting Greek traditions, converting to Orthodoxy, and subsequently establishing a new Eastern Roman dynasty during the 13th century is commonly brought up, but how and when could this happen, and who could...
  10. WI: Khwarezm allies with the Mongols

    While the Mongol conquest of Khwarezm was notoriously brutal, it wasn't Genghis Khan's intention to go to war. He wanted trade, and possibly an alliance. What if he'd gotten one? How would things be different?
  11. GauchoBadger

    WI: Xiongnu victory at Mobei (119 BCE), no splintering of Xiongnu courts?

    The Battle of Mobei in 119 BCE, waged between the confederated nomadic tribes of the Xiongnu and the Han Dynasty of China, might as well have been one of decisive consequences for all of the Eurasian landmass. As a result of the Xiongnu defeat in this engagement and, ultimately, the Han-Xiongnu...
  12. Aurantiacis

    Most and long-lasting Mongol Remaining States

    I am aware that some Mongol descendant polities (i.e. Khaanate of Crimea, Kokand, etc) existed until pre-modern times, but how can we stretch the last political vestiges of the Mongol Empire to it's greatest extents and have direct descended states of the Mongol as much as possible and last as...
  13. Your Favorite Barbarian Invaders

    In honor of the show Vikings coming back on the 28th of this month I was wondering what is your favorite barbarian invaders? The Huns? The Visigoths? The Turks? The Goths? The Mongols? The Vikings? What did they do that you like about them? Bring about the end of the Roman Empire? Largest...
  14. AHC/WI - Less Bloody Mongol Conquests

    Most of us probably know how their genocidal conquest of Khwarezm was largely a result of the Persians' appaling treatment of Mongol emissaries, and how without such an atrocity the region, if attacked at all, would probably have been spared the excessive brutalities of OTL's campaign. I'm...
  15. What would Mesopotamia look like without the Mongol conquests?

    Let's say that for whatever reason the Mongols never unite or that if they do, they simply decide to leave the region alone. Would the region be more fertile today, or would desertification inevitably make it what it is in the present? Would this allow for Baghdad to return to its former glory...
  16. The 48th Ronin

    AHC/WI: A Mongolian European royal house/dynasty

    The challenge is have an actual Mongol royal house rule at least one European state. It doesn't have to exclusively be a direct Borjigin line. Bonus if they managed to survive to the present day.
  17. WI: Southern Song survives

    What are the best chances of the Southern Song dynasty to survive the Mongol invasion and live in coexistence with the fledgling Yuan dynasty in the north? How will this affect Asian history?
  18. GauchoBadger

    Aftermath of a mongol invasion of Europe

    Assume that Ögedei Khan doesn't die prematurely, and leads a massive invasion across Europe, successfully estabilishing some sort of "european khanate". The state's borders shall encompass all of OTL Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, benelux, Italy without Sicily, Slovenia, Croatia...
  19. GauchoBadger

    WI: Mongke Khan lives a bit longer -- effects on Egypt?

    What if Mongke Khan, leader of the Mongol Empirefrom 1251 to 1259, had lived a bit longer? Say, to the age of 60 or 65? It is often stated that his death was to blame for the mongol defeat at the Battle of Ain Jalut (1260) against the mamluks, since the khan's death forced many mongol troops to...
  20. WI: Genghis Khan focuses on governance more than conquering

    Instead of sacking cities, he is more likely to preserve and build them Instead of slaughtering people, he is more likely to grow new population and get more talented people to strength the empire How's that?Can he still be seen as a great person?