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  1. WI Christian nations recognize Genocides committed by them during Ottoman era

    Edit, to avoid confusion... POD for these yearly memorial days (whether observed or not)... Greece – some time after joining NATO in 1952 Armenia – soon after independence So for this ASB-ish WI lets say some Christian nations memorialize THE ENTIRITY of their history regardless of what Turkey...
  2. Arctodus simus

    Under wings of the Zilant: a Golden horde timeline
    Threadmarks: A traitor is beheaded

    Ramadan 742 ( February 1342) Sarai, Khanate of the Golden horde sigh of relief Tini Beg was tensed the entire night, not knowing whether the harbingers of death will bring him good news. Perhaps Allah knows what's best and he should quit being a scaredy-cat. This morning he'll finally see the...
  3. AH Challenge: A Third Rome in 1830?

    Let's say some mastermind Tallyrand-esque figure schemes together a plan to unify the three main claimants of the Roman empire and unite the Habsburg, Russian and Ottoman lands under a single personal union. How would he go about doing this? Your PoD(s) can be as ASB as need be (granted that...
  4. 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...
  5. What if Rum was the Ottoman Empire of this world?

    In an alternate universe after 1,000 years of life, the flag of Rum waves victoriously over Constantinople. Rum, once a small sultanate in southern Anatolia, has grown to dominate the region. now the question is, what's next for rum? who will they invade next? will they stray from their Greek...
  6. Buff the Balkans?

    Ah, the Balkans. They are usually the most fought-over and marginalized area of Europe. How would it be possible to make a stronger Balkans area so it isn't Europe's punching bag?
  7. WHC: Create the most prosperous Constatinople as realitically possible

    Its quite a stretch to expect the Byzantine empire to last longer than it did. With Ottoman expansion, the writing was on the wall and the empire was always crippling itself away. That being said, there were many key moments in history where Byzantine could've stayed stronger and been more...
  8. 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?
  9. Osman Aga

    The Great Turk Returns 2.0: Ottoman resurgent TL
    Threadmarks: Mahmud I (1747: The Safavid Visit)

    After a while being out, I set a few things straight in my life. I'll keep the details for myself. I decided to return and continue my participation on Alternate History. In the mean time I started put an halt to all of the TL I was busy with and open a new account rather than the old one. I...
  10. No Ottomans, effects on Habsburgs/HRE?

    Hello all, there has been plenty of no Ottoman/Osmani screw timelines, and all involve clouds of butterflies. So I was wondering what would be the specific effects on the Habsburg dynasty and the Holy Roman Empire as a whole? I don't think that the specifics are too important. Whether...
  11. AHC/WI: Eunuchs in Western Europe were accepted in Late Antiquity, and their influence continued to the modern days?

    In the Byzantine Empire and later the Ottoman Empire, not to mention Arabia and India, there was a long tradition of castrated males who served as "non-gendered" or "a-gendered" servants to high-ranking females, and were called "Eunuchs". They were technically a member of a male human social...
  12. Ottomans expand to Indian Ocean?

    In the 16th & 17th centuries, the Ottomans built up a 'soft empire' of diplomatic and trade links throughout the Indian Ocean, partly as a defence against growing Portuguese power. My question is: what more could be done for the Ottomans to defeat their rivals in the region, including Safavid...
  13. AdamNeuser

    Ottoman victory during the War of the Holy League (1683-1699) [Ongoing short TL]

    So this alternate history TL is going to be fairly short but I just wanted to see if it could be explored and how plausible you guys think it actually could be. Before we discuss the point of divergence (it isn't the battle of vienna, the Ottomans still lose this as they did in OT), and the...
  14. AdamNeuser

    WI: Safavid Empire collapses in 1590 (It's a weird POD I know)

    The year is 1590, decisive Ottoman and Uzbek military victories against the Safavid Empire, coupled with internal political problems put the Safavids on the verge of collapse. In OT, the Treaty of Constantinople in 1590 granted all land West of the Zagros Mountains and Caspain Sea to the Ottoman...
  15. Ottoman invasion of Sicily?

    So I'm looking at a period around 1580, where instead of attacking Persia the Ottomans turn to Italy for a possible invasion. Of course, they previously tried landing in SE Naples on the mainland. My question is, how feasible would it be to land in Sicily and go from there? Are N African bases...
  16. AHC/WI: Present-day Ottoman Europe

    How do you think would the present-day look like if the Ottoman Empire managed to expand its dominion over much of Central and Eastern Europe, and keep a large degree influence over Western Europe? Would a TL like this be possible in Europe in this TL:? You are walking through a countryside...
  17. AHC/WI Islamic European culture. Turkey as a model?

    How do you think European culture would have turned out like if most countries would have been successfully converted to Islam in the 16th and 17th century, following a successful Ottoman occupation? Modern Turkey seems to be a curious mixture of German and Middle Eastern culture. Outside of...
  18. KingOnTheEdge

    WI Britain and France Stayed Out of Crimea?

    In the mid 1800s, Russia and the Ottomans came to blows over the crimean war and Russian want of the Balkans, but Britain and France involved themselves and while not necessarily a trouncing of the tsardom, was not good for it short term. But it highlighted the reforms the empire needed done...
  19. AdamNeuser

    [ONGOING] What REALLY would have happened if the Ottomans won the siege of Vienna 1529

    Now I know what most of you are thinking. You've probably seen this scenario/POD dozens of times on this forum. But the reason why I think it deserves a better assessment is that most of the time the answers to this generally misunderstand the aims and state which the Ottoman Empire was in...
  20. Talus I of Dixie

    WI: No Patriarch of Constantinople

    After conquer the city of Constantinople in 1453, the ottomans restored the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, giving to the eastern orthodox subjects of the empire a image to rally around. My question is, what if the ottomans don't restored the Patriarch? The Balkans would be islamized...
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