ottoman empire

  1. Sārthākā

    What if Skanderbeg remained loyal to the Ottomans?

    From the 1430s to the early 1440s, Skanderberg was under the employ of the Ottomans and is said to have served loyally. Let's say that he remains loyal and the entire rebellion does not happen. What would be the consequences of the Ottomans gaining a competent leader like Skanderberg for...
  2. How powerful could a surviving modern day Ottoman Empire be?

    With a POD after the Second Balkan war, in a TL where either WW1 doesn't happen or the Ottomans wisely stay out of it and keep their post 1914 borders and stabilize politically long enough to profit off the oil in their territory, how powerful could an Ottoman state become by modern day?
  3. WI: Muhammad Ali dies in the late 1820s?

    Let's say that in between the Greek Revolution and the Ottoman-Egyptian war of the early 1830s, Muhammad Ali dies and is succeeded by his son, Ibrahim Pasha. What effects would this have on Egypt and on the Ottoman-Egyptian conflict of the 1830s? IOTL Ibrahim Pasha was more belligerent than his...
  4. British Biscuit

    Cultural Impact of WW1 ending with a Stalemate/Prolonged Cold War?

    As the title says. World War 1 ends in status quo ante bellum followed by a prolonged Cold War between Central Powers and the Entente. How would this impact cultural development, self-identity and various art movements? OTL during and after the Cold War there was/is a notion (albeit one that's...
  5. DBWI No pro-Turkish Armenian insurrection in Tsarist Russia in 1914?

    OTL : So for those who might not be familiar with the OTL Near East, the Armenian Dashnaks in 1914 decided to instigate a shock rebellion in Russian Armenia against Tsarist Russia, throwing their full weight behind a seemingly - at the time - absurd Ottoman proposal of 1914 that envisioned...
  6. What happens to Egypt w/o Napoleon's invasion?

    As the title says - what would have happened had Napoleon never invaded Egypt? IOTL, he played a vital role in breaking the power of the Mameluke ruling caste (although the Mamelukes had already been in a state of civil war for nearly 30 years), which enabled Muhammad Ali to seize power and...
  7. WI: Ottoman victory at the Great Siege of Malta

    What if the Ottoman Empire had won the Great Siege of Malta and conquered the island?
  8. GameBawesome

    Ottoman Empire & Austria-Hungary collapse naturally?

    The Ottoman Empire and Austria-Hungary were partition after WWI by the Entente, creating the borders of the Middle East and Central & Eastern Europe. Here are two PODs for this scenario POD 1: What if the Germans won the Battle of the Marne, and captured Paris, and then going to defeat the...
  9. GameBawesome

    WI: Şehzade Mustafa's succeeds Suleiman

    Şehzade Mustafa was the son of Suleiman the Magnificent, and the heir to succeed Suleiman, being popular amoung the Janissaries. However, in 1553, due to the manipulations of Hürrem and Rüstem Pasha, Suleiman had Mustafa killed. So, what if Şehzade Mustafa had lived, and succeeded his father...
  10. Basileus_Komnenos

    AHC: WW1 with pro Central Powers Serbia/Greece and Pro Entente Bulgaria/Ottoman Empire

    AHC: Devise a scenario for how WW1 begins and unfolds with a pro-German/Austro-Hungarian Serbia and Greece alongside a pro-Entente Bulgaria and Ottoman Empire. What are the preconditions for such a system of alliances to emerge? How would the war play out assuming in the event of an Entente or...
  11. Gothicus

    Byzantine Survival With the Least Butterflies?

    As the title states, is it possible for a Byzantine or Byzantine successor state to persist in some form to at least the 20th century with as few effects on history as possible? Really the only way I can think of with as few changes to history as possible is if Demetrios Palaiologos accepts...
  12. Ottoman Empire embraces "Dualism"?

    I was re-reading M. Sukru Hanoglu's A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire when one particular passage caught my eye: What would have happened if the Porte had actually taken one of these ideas seriously, and tried to embrace a model similar to that of Austria-Hungary? (I doubt this would...
  13. What will happen to the Ottoman Empire if Britain doesn't enter WW1?

    Suppose Britain does not enter ‘the Great War’, because Germany remains defensive in the west and concentrates on attacking Russian Poland (see WW1 Aufmarsch II Ost in maps). Then what will happen to the Ottoman Empire? I assume the following timeline: 28 June Murder of Franz...
  14. GameBawesome

    WI: Ottomans loses it's hold on the Middle East in the early1800s

    The Ottoman Empire was the dominate empire in the Middle East (Besides Iran), that controlled the Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina, and the Caliph. As it's grip on the Balkans and Africa collapsed because of European Powers, it maintained a hold on the Middle East until WWI in the 20th Century...
  15. Abd ar-Rahman II

    WI : Tripartite Middle East During the 1500-1800 period

    What will be the consequence of the Middle East being divided between the Ottoman (with them only holding Anatolia in the Middle East but still the Balkan) the Mamluks (with Egypt the levant and the Hejaz) and the Safavids with their OTL lands + Mesopotamia and possibly them managing to keep...
  16. What if Genoan agents killed both Nurbanu and Safiye in 1583?

    It's widely believed that Genoan agents killed Nurbanu Sultan(who was widely believed to be a member of the Venetian House of Venier) in 1583 for her pro-Venetian policies, yet Safiye Sultan continued the pro-Venetian policies of her predecessor as power behind the throne. What if Genoan agents...
  17. Possible Planning a Greek/Balkan Campaign by Napoelon in 1798?

    I have heard people say that there were rumors that Napoleon's Egyptian Expedition was originally aimed for the Balkans/Greece in particular. After the French took over the Ionian Islands in 1797, it seems like they established contacts with many of the powerful autonomous rulers of the Ottoman...
  18. Sārthākā

    Osman Reborn; The Survival of Ottoman Democracy [An Ottoman TL set in the 1900s]
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Osman Reborn: The Survival of Ottoman Democracy *** Chapter 1: Preparations for War? *** “The Legacy of the Italo-Ottoman War is one of incredulity in Italy, and one that of pride in the Ottoman Empire, and not without reason. The war did a lot to restore the pride of its citizens in the...
  19. Ibn naazbu

    WI: Battle of Sarikamish was an Ottoman victory.

    The plan for battle of Sarikamish devised by Enver Pasha while great on paper was too complex by half for the troops to enact. But what if Battle Sarikamish was an Ottoman victory. How would the this effect the Ottoman Empire and the Russian empire. Would it cause an earlier Russian withdrawal...
  20. Ottoman Fratricide Halted or curtailed.

    What circumstances could make the Ottomans halt or curtail the practice of royal fratricide, preferably during the reign of Suliemon the Magnificent? Edit: Ottoman familial relations don't have to be warm, but they could return to the traditional central asian nomad methods of fratricidal civil...
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