ottoman empire

  1. 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?
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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?
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Population Estimates - World of Empires

    Hi All, New here...I've had a bit of a search and can't find something similar so I'm asking for a bit of an estimation help for a short story scenario I'm coming up... - Napolean concurs most of continenal Europe before 1820, then North Africa to the Egyptian border. In 1850s he captures the...
  11. Disraeli2004

    Earlier Collapse/Partition of the Ottoman Empire?

    Reading through some Balkan histories, there are multiple points at which the Ottoman Empire could have easily imploded before the eventual demise after the defeat in the first world war. Usually, such efforts where blocked by the opposition to the British (until the acquisition of Egypt and the...
  12. WI: Louis II defeats Suleiman in 1526

    In OTL, the Battle of Mohács was a huge disaster to Hungary. The king, Louis II died alongside many of the notables of the country, which offset a line of events, which ultimately culminated in the tripartition of Hungary. What if things would had gone differently? What if instead of facing the...
  13. Portuguese Victory at the Battle of Alcácer Quibir

    This hasn't been brought up for a while, so I figured I would throw out the question, what potentially could have occurred if the Portuguese won the Battle of Alcácer Quibir. The Battle was fought between Portugal and Morocco, which led to a devastating Moroccan victory including the death of...
  14. Hawkeye

    Challenge: Egypt a great power without Ali Pasha

    With a PoD after 1750, could Egypt have became an independent great power on the scale of Japan even without the modernizing efforts of Ali Pasha?
  15. Nightingale

    AHC: Israel Formed By 1950 Without World War I and World War II

    I build upon my "No WWI and WWII effects on Civil Rights and Women's Rights": https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/ahc-1960s-successful-us-civil-rights-and-feminist-movements-without-world-war-i-and-world-war-ii.487697/ It is commonly thought here on AH. com that it would be hard for...
  16. The Century of Empires

    By the turn of century, the world was a very multipolar place, dominated by strong empires, most notably Britain, France, Germany and Russia, with smaller but relevant powers: United States, Italy, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire, Qing China, Japan. That's a free exploration thread, under the...
  17. Disraeli2004

    The War of 1878: What if Britain had intervened in Russo-Turkish War?

    So, I was reading a book on Balkan history and found a POD for this crisis that is very convincing. It's January 1878. The British government is getting increasingly anxious at the rate of the Russian march against Turkey, and they are now threatening the capital. Sofia has fallen and...
  18. WI: John Zápolya dies in the Battle of Tarcal

    During the OTL early phase of the struggle for the Hungarian throne between Ferdinand von Habsburg and John Zápolya, the Battle of Tarcal was fought in September 1527, which was won by the Habsburg-party. Historically, Zápolya fled the battlefield, then sent envoys to the Ottoman Empire( and...
  19. Caravels of Portugal

    WI: A surviving Byzantine Empire and its effects on world history

    Suppose the Byzantine Empire successfully defeated the burgeoning, nascent Ottoman Empire when it was still a confederation of Turkish beyliks in Anatolia and managed to reclaim lost territory from the beyliks. What would the effects of a surviving Byzantine Empire on world history? Would the...
  20. Odinson

    Pan Arab State post Great War?

    The Arab Revolt lasted from June 1916-October 1918. It was launched with the hope of forming a Pan Arab state "stretching from Aleppo, Syria to Aden, Yemen." However, the British renegated on their agreement to support this, instead carving up the Middle East into mandates alongside France...
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