ottoman empire

  1. Selim III's reforms are more successful?

    The Ottoman Empire was in a very bad spot by the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th: it had suffered several devastating defeats at the hands of Russia and its growing might, banditry was rampant throughout Rumelia, the empire's heartland in Europe, and much of its territory...
  2. Russia conquers Crimea in the 1735-39?

    More than 30 years before their OTL conquest of the Crimean Khanate, Russia invaded it during one of its many wars with the Ottoman Empire, but in spite of capturing Bakhchysarai and other important cities/forts in the peninsula, the Russian troops suffered from plague and lack of supplies...
  3. GameBawesome

    Effects of an Successful Ottoman Partition

    After WWI, the Ottoman Empire was planned to be partition during the Treaty of Sèvres. The partition plan was to roughly look around this: However, this never occurred, as the Turks under Mustafa Kemal Pasha, fought the Turkish War of Independence and won the war, establishing the Republic of...
  4. Neutral Italy during WW1: Fate of the Dodecanese?

    According to the 1912 Treaty of Ouchy which ended the Italo-Turkish War, the Italians were obligated the return the Dodecanese Islands to the Ottoman Empire once the latter fulfilled its peace obligation. Before the islands could have been returned however, the Ottoman Empire got involved in...
  5. Central Powers seek peace jointly in Autumn, 1918. What happens to the Ottomans?

    Present is the following scenario: A-H doesn't launch the 2nd Battle of Piave, instead it chooses to strenghten its defences behind the river and also send a few divisions to the Balkans to aid the Bulgarians. As a result, neither the Italian, nor the Balkan Front collapses, however the...
  6. WI: Ferdinand unites Hungary early then defeats Suleiman in battle

    Visualise the following scenario: Following the disastrous Battle of Mohács and Louis II's death, Ferdinand von Habsburg and John Szapolyai both claim the Hungarian throne for themselves. However unlike IOTL, the Battle of Tarcal(1527) proves to be more decisive, as it results in not only...
  7. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    The Ottoman Empire as Little Lehistan - What if Poles immigrated to the Ottoman Empire?

    Liberty's Folly by Jerzy Lukowzski mentions a very small anecdote that interested me. From his book, we learn that when Selim III refused to recognize the Partitions of Poland, a small group of Poles approached the Sultan in 1797 asking permission for Polish emigration into the Ottoman Empire...
  8. What if Vlad Dracular managed to kill Mehmed during Mehmed's invasion of Wallachia in 1462 at the Night Attack at Târgoviște

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  9. John Zápolya remains king of Hungary?

    John Zápolya was a prominent noble who was elected king of Hungary in the aftermath of the death of Louis II at the Battle of Mohács. However, his hold on to power lasted less than a year, since Ferdinand I, who had also had claim to the crown, led an army that forced him into exile and...
  10. Greece loses its war of independence?

    Like it says on the tin. Suppose the Greek rebels are defeated by the Ottomans early on, in late 1821 or early 1822. A POD which could help, at least on the political front, would be keeping the patriarch of Constantinople from being executed on the orders of Mahmud II, since not only did he...
  11. Challenge: Make the Ottoman Empire keep the Balkans until 1945

    With any POD you want, make the Ottoman Empire keep the Balkans(Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Southern Serbia at least) until 1945(when the Russians would storm the Balkans and seize it). Bonus points if Romania and Serbia remain some sort of vassals.
  12. Basileus_Komnenos

    What if the 1831 Bosnian Uprising Was Successful?

    The Great Bosnian Uprising which occurred from 1831-1832 was launched in response to frustrations from the Bosnian nobility at the Sultan's centralizing reforms which revoked privileges from the nobility and for the Sultan granting the autonomous Principality of Serbia 6 districts that were...
  13. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    The Ottomans Construct a proto-Suez Canal

    According to The Suez Canal: Its History and Diplomatic Importance, in 1566, under the leadership of Grand Vizier Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, surveys were conducted around the lakes of the Sinai-Suez region to construct a canal through which warships could be towed from the Med into the Red Sea easily...
  14. WW1 if Russia was as industrialized as Germany per capita

    how will ww1 with the same alliances UK, France, Russia vs Germany, A-H, Ottomans happen if Russia was as industrialized as Germany per capita
  15. Italo-Turkish War: What If the Ottomans retained the Dodecanese Islands

    I'm wondering about the ramifications for World War I and beyond where the Ottoman Empire still lost The Italo-Turkish War between 1911-1912 and lost their territory in Libya but still managed to retain their holdings in the Dodecanese Islands. What are the effects of this on the Balkan War...
  16. WI Ottomans collapse in Great Turkish war of 17th century

    What if Ottomans collapsed in Great Turkish war of 17th century. Louis XIV doesn't intervene and start the nine years war and Holy league takes Constantinople and with the largest sources of troops i.e., Europe gone and local governors declare independence who will takes which province ? will...
  17. WI:WW1 starts in 1950s

    What if WW1 happened 1950s because alternate Wilhelm II tries to maintain the status quo. Nicholas ii does the same like in OTL .Russia retains it's political system. Wilhelm II die in 1940 and are succeeded by war hawks who launch war with same alliances as OTL WW1 and schlieffen plan. No...
  18. PC/WI: Central Powers Win WWI but the Ottomans go Italy

    Let's say that the Central Powers manage to win WWI, but the Ottoman's war with Britain weakens them where they can't hold Arabia after a few years. Blaming the Germans and Austrians for not doing enough to help their empire, the Ottomans eventually adopt a fascist-style government and join the...
  19. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    Papal Sanctioned Ottoman Intervention in Italy in 1494?

    During the starting phase of the Italian War of 1494 - 1498, when Charles VIII of France was marching throughout Italy without any opposition, Pope Alexander VI and King Alfonso II of Naples, in their desperation, even appealed to Sultan Bayezid II of the Ottoman Empire. Alexander VI promised to...
  20. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    Funny Tidbit of History - The Ottoman West Indies........in 1909?!

    According to Osmanlı İmparatorluğu Devlet Arşivleri - Dış İlişkiler 1900 - 1910, The Ottoman Empire was one of many powers approached by Denmark from 1900 as a potential buyer of the Danish West Indies. In 1909, at the height of the Second Constitutional Era, on the condition of Freedom of...
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