ottoman empire

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Abu Adnan

    WI: Radical Ottoman Empire

    Say, in an alternate timeline that a figure analogous to Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab emerges in the Ottoman Empire sometime in the 19th century. This supposed figure focuses his rhetoric against minority sects and religions, pinning the blame on them for the failings of the Empire and he also...
  11. WI: Ottoman Iran/Ottoman Persia

    Like the title says, what happens if the Ottoman Empire conquered Iran after hypothetically defeated the Safavids, what'll be Ottoman rule of Iran be like? How would this impact on the world if Ottoman conquered Iran?
  12. Biggest Possible Ottoman Empire

    How big could the Ottoman Empire feasibly get? Or was OTL about the maximum?
  13. France doesn't invade Egypt in 1798?

    What would've happened had the French not invaded Egypt in 1798? Let's say one of the higher ups in the Republic realizes that it's impossible to control the place in the long term thanks to the presence of the Royal Navy. Would France have won the War of the Second Coalition faster with...
  14. Abd ar-Rahman II

    WI : Emir Abdelkader Algeria

    I was going to do a thread with a Pod of no French invasion of Algeria but remarked that I found the idea of a Abdelkader ruled Algeria more interesting than a surviving regency of Algiers and he won’t rule Algeria without French invasion . The POD isn’t really important there may can even be...
  15. Abd ar-Rahman II

    Ottoman-Portuguese War / Ottoman Gujarati alliance take Diu in 1538

    Just have see that video and mare me wonder what would have happened if the Allie have taken the city and hold it against the portuguese tentative to retake it . What are the effect on Portugal colonial empire ? The Ottoman probably become more influent and actif in the Indian Ocean but do...
  16. WI: Ottomans march to Buda before fall of Belgrade

    Belgrade was main fortress protecting southern border of Kingdom Hungary. It was able to withstand major Ottoman attacks in 1440 (especially that siege is worth to mention-Belgrade's defenders survived, despite being left completly on their own, as Hungary was in anarchy after death of Albert...
  17. Abd ar-Rahman II

    WI : The allied Take Sevastopol in 1854 / Crimean War Pod

    Following the battle of Alma the Allied had a chance to take Sevastopol in 1854 as the Russian themselves noted what if they did so ? What would be the effect on the rest of the War ? Could we see the allied trie to follow up their succes by their help the ottoman in the Caucasus to create a...
  18. Post 1800 Nationalist ideologies in the Fertile Crescent and Levant?

    Suppose the Ottoman Empire meet its end earlier, could something other than pan-Arabism emerge as the dominant nationalist current in the Levant and FertileCrescent, like Phoenicianism in Lebanon?
  19. Ottomans win the peace in 1897?

    The Greco-Turkish War of 1897 is probably the best example of "winning the war but losing the peace" that I've read about in a while now. Though the Ottomans easily brushed the Greeks aside and occupied a good part of Thessaly in a month, the Great Powers forced them to settle for minor border...
  20. Basileus_Komnenos

    AHC: A 19th Century Neo-Byzantine Empire

    Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to devise a scenario in which Neo-Byzantine Empire is created with a pod from 1815 onwards. This state would essentially be a modern Greek state with a national identity more focused around the idea of Greeks being Romans (Rhomaoi) rather than...
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