ottoman empire

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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?
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Antonio Ferrari

    Mark Felton Productions in The elephant, the lynx, the two wolves, the dragon, the eagle, the griffon vulture and the bull

    Greeting my friends. To those who don't know who Mark Felton is, he is a British historian with a Youtube channel which covers various largely unknown events of WW1, WW2, the Korean War, the Vietnam war and so on. But what if he existed in my most prolific timeline, The elephant, the lynx, the...
  10. Antonio the Komnenoi

    Timeline voting thread

    Hello, it’s me again, I am sorry about the Brazilian Timeline, August has completely murdered my enthusiasm and my focus was switched somewhere else. And this is where you come in: I have a few other options for a new timeline based on my recent interests and readings. A cure for a sick man...
  11. Antonio the Komnenoi

    WI: Russian invasion in 1896

    During the crisis of Armenia and Crete in 1896, a group of Armenian separatists invaded the Ottoman Bank in Beyoglu. 36 hours later, a wave of revenge killings happened in Constantinople with lynch mobs killing between 5 and 6 thousand Armenians, all while the Ottoman Hamidiye caused massacres...
  12. GameBawesome

    WI: Suleiman the Magnificent dies around the 1550s

    What if the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Suleiman the Magnificent, possibly during one of his campaigns against Safavid Persia, dies during a battle between the Safavids? How would this effect the line of succession, and which one of Suleiman’s sons can get to the capital first?
  13. Osman II disbands the Janissaries?

    First, a brief introduction: Osman II, whose reign lasted from 1617 to 1622, was the first Ottoman sultan to realize that the Janissaries were degenerating from what was once an elite force into a class of praetorians. He attempted to disband them, only to be murdered in a coup at the young age...
  14. Ottomans repair the Parthenon?

    In 1687, during the Great Turkish War, the Ottoman Empire turned the famous ancient Greek temple into a gunpowder magazine (despite warnings not to do so), which exploded after being fired upon by the Venetians, who were attacking Athens. Could a Sultan who has way too much free time and money...
  15. Gokbay

    WI: Sultan Cem I

    WI of the sons of Mehmed II "the Conqueror" Cem had won the succession war between him and his brother Bayezid II? OTL he was defeated and went to exile in Egypt and Europe. What if he had became the Sultan? It would butterfly Selim the Grim (well he would be born but his reign would be...
  16. WI/ Skanderbeg joins Hunyadi at Varna or at the second battle of kosovo

    like the tittle says what if Skanderbeg joined Hunyadi at the battle of varna or second kosovo have changed the outcome i personally think so since Skanderbeg knew so much on how the ottomans fough and was nothing short of a genius what if they do win how much do they gain against the...
  17. How long could've the Ottoman Empire last had it not entered WWI?

    So this is scenario where the Ottoman Empire remains neutral in WWI. What is the realistic period of how long could've the empire lasted? And how would it have ended?
  18. mapperific

    What if the French Revolution never happened? | Fraternité en Rébellion
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    It is 1933, and the world stands on a knife's edge. 60 years have past since the Prussian Revolution, yet its effects are still felt across the globe. The Prussian Republic, along with their allies in London, stand as a beacon of republicanism and its ideals. Surrounded by kingdoms and...
  19. Talus I of Dixie

    AHQ: The Effects of a Majority Muslim Balkans?

    After the ottoman conquest of the Balkans, there were many groups of local converts to Islam, as you can see with Albania and Bosnia now. But, apart from these regions, there were surprisingly (at a modern vision) sizable communities of local muslim converts throghout the Balkans, Bulgaria was...
  20. Great Turkish War: How much could the Ottomans lose?

    The Great Turkish War lasted from 1683 to 1699 and ended with the Ottomans being expelled from Hungary and the Morea IOTL. However, the Holy League troops marched as far south as Nis (in Serbia) and Macedonia before being driven back to the north of the Danube, and there were uprisings in...
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