ottoman empire

  1. GauchoBadger

    WI: Abdul Hamid II assassinated in 1905

    IOTL, there was an attempt on ottoman sultan Abdul Hamid II in 1905, put forth by armenian terrorists. The bomb that was thrown managed to kill 26 of Abdul's servants and acquaintances, but not Abdul himself. But what if the sultan had been killed that day? What are the ramifications stemming...
  2. GauchoBadger

    WI: Vienna falls to the ottomans in 1529

    After the famous Battle of Mohács in 1526, which caused almost all of Hungary to be absorbed by the Ottoman Empire (except for a portion in the west, which was given to Habsburg Austria by treaty), the ottomans under Suleiman decided to follow up on their success and try to capture Vienna in...
  3. Aaaaasima

    Good PODs for the Ottoman Empire surviving in the 19th century

    I want to do a TL about it but I can't find a good POD (I thought that the UK intervening in the Russo-Turkish war could have done it, but I now realize that the UK would not had intervened). So are there any good PODs?
  4. Aaaaasima

    PC/WI: UK intervenes in the 1877-1878 Russo-Turkish war

    Is this plausible? Can the UK pull off something similar like they did in the Crimean War? And could the British-Ottoman alliance win?
  5. Archduke

    Ottomans take Vienna in 1683

    Historically the Ottomans actually got quite close to taking Vienna. After two months the Ottomans had forced thee Austrians to fall back to the inner city and were close to breaching that as well. However, as we all know a strong relief force defeated the Ottomans before that could happen. But...
  6. Aaaaasima

    WI: Giray Empire?

    So I remembered this post by Indicus: So let's say this happens. How would the European powers react? How would the Janissaries react?
  7. Battle Of Mecca

    So I have participated in this year's MUN of my school and the committee I have joined is European Conglomerate. The committee is set during World War 1. The committee does not follow the actual timeline or war. Till now a lot has happened and one of the current update is: 150k Ottoman troops...
  8. WI: "Tsar" Šćepan Mali of Montenegro lived to an old age?

    Šćepan Mali was a "Tsar" of Montenegro from 1767-1773. As a doctor at a monastery, he was one day proclaimed to have been Tsar Peter III of Russia. Though not actually the Tsar, Montenegrins had an appreciation for the Russian Empire in the time of Ottoman domination and supported Šćepan Mali as...
  9. GauchoBadger

    Ottomans without Timur

    I'd like to ask, How different would the history of the Ottoman Empire play out had Timur never been born? Having captured Constantinople fifty years earlier than OTL, where would they expand to next?
  10. GauchoBadger

    WI: Turks defeated at Nicopolis (1396)

    What if the Ottoman Empire's forces had been defeated by the crusaders at the Battle of Nicopolis? Would this breathe new life into the Second Bulgarian Empire? What are the wider effects over ottoman expansion into the balkans?
  11. Royal Navy violates Ottoman neutrality pursuing Goeben

    See the title: What if Admiral Milne, upon learning the Goeben and Breslau had passed through the Dardanelles either decided to, or was ordered to, steam into the Dardanelles and continue hunting Admiral Souchon's squadron? I'm interested in the plausibility of this POD as well. Churchill had...
  12. Earl Marshal

    AHC: Leopold of Greece

    In the London Protocol of 1830, the great powers of Great Britain, France, and Russia had intended on having Leopold of Saxe-Coburg become the King of Greece only for him to refuse it. His reasoning was that Greece was politically unstable and that he wanted the Arta to Volos border for Greece...
  13. Admiral A. Kolchak

    DBWI: Turkey Joins the Central Powers?

    As we all know, in the First World War, France and the UK took great care to mantain close relations with Ottomans. They knew Konstantinyye's German leanings, and feared the enourmous amount of manpower that Turkey could tie down if it joined Germany. Russia, however, detested this policy. On...
  14. Admiral A. Kolchak

    Yet Another WW1 CP Victory Map

    Before you read this post, take a few seconds to vent your urge to roll your eyes and laugh maniacally at my clichéness. There. Now, as a new member of this forum and a ww1 geek, I feel compelled to post a cp victory map. So here it is. The POD, by the way, is that the British Admiralty...
  15. GauchoBadger

    WI: Surviving Mamluk Egypt and Syria

    How could the Mamluks of Egypt, the Levant, Syria and the Hedjaz survive against ottoman expansion? If they do survive and manage to retain most of their territories, then what are the overall butterflies on... The Ottoman Empire's expansion? Persia and Mesopotamia? Colonialism in East Asia?
  16. WI: Alevi/non-Ecumenical Ottomans

    By the standards of the medieval and renaissance periods, the Ottomans were a pretty ecumenical empire. The simple fact that the vast majority of the Balkan peninsula is a mostly Christian area is testament to this. This flexibility served them well during the early empire, when centralized...
  17. Gukpard

    What if the Sultanate of Rum replaces the Ottoman empire?

    No, I'm not talking about a ISOT, I'm asking what could have happened if the Sultanate of Rum had defeated the byzantines instead of the ottomans, and as the time passed they unified anatolia and greece and invaded europe earlier than the ottomans did OTL, what would have changed? Could they...
  18. varyar

    AHC - earlier Italo-Turkish War?

    I'm vaguely contemplating a story set in Italian Libya where the POD is that the Italians conquer and colonize it a generation earlier. I'm wondering how plausible it is. Wikipedia suggests a possibility of Italy gaining Tripoli in 1878 - any real prospect of that?
  19. GauchoBadger

    AHC: surviving Eastern Rumelia

    The challenge here is to make Eastern Rumelia (created by the Congress Of Berlin after the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878) survive as a territory occupied by the Ottoman Empire, without being annexed by Bulgaria, up until at least WWI. Be it through a serbian victory in the serbo-bulgarian war...
  20. Aaaaasima

    WI: The Ottoman Empire converts to Christianity?

    When was the latest time that the Ottomans could plausibly convert to Christianity? How would that affect European relations? What about Islamic relations?
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