parliament

  1. Surviving First Constitutional Era = Ottoman Wank?

    I'm reading a book that touches a little bit on Ottoman history and saw this passage: Reading that, it seems like the closing of the Parliament in 1878 weakened the Ottoman Empire even more. Is it then possible to say that a surviving Parliament would make the Empire a bit more stable? I don't...
  2. DBWI: What if the US President had real power?

    Instead of being a mostly ceremonial role elected by a supermajority of Congress, what if the President was elected by a separate Presidential Election and held far more extensive executive powers? e.g the Cabinet of Secretaries being directly appointed by the President rather than the Primary...
  3. Albion Rising: A Henry Frederick Timeline
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: Parliament

    Albion Rising: A Henry Frederick Timeline Chapter 1: Parliament February, 1610 James Stuart, King of England, Scotland, Ireland and France, shifted from one foot to another. He was waiting for members of his Household to appear so that they could begin the ritual that would signal...
  4. Basileus_Komnenos

    AHC: Prevent the British Monarchy from Losing its Power and Authority During the Victorian Era.

    It's often said that the Victorian Era was the period in which the Modern British Monarchy's Constitutional conventions took hold where the Monarch became more of an apolitical figurehead as power and authority shifted more towards Parliament and the Office of Prime Minister. I've heard that...
  5. Galloway and the Plan of Union: A Saga of a British America

    Hello, this is my second attempt at a timeline with a point of divergence pre-1800. My first attempt was merely the development of a proto-CSA over 70 years earlier and while I was initially enthused with the idea, it got stale and instead rebooted my first timeline on here which was a CSA...
  6. AltoRegnant

    AHC: Strongest British Crown Possible?

    After the English Civil War, glorious revolution, and definitely after George III's mental health failed, the parliament was effectively the primary government of the empire. The crown certainly butted in occasionally but this is about the time 'crowned republic' starts showing up. So what I...
  7. Basileus_Komnenos

    DBWI: No King Charles The Great of Britain

    A portrait of King Charles II “The Great” after his victory in the Third English Civil War. The reign of King Charles II of Britain was one of the most consequential periods in British history since the End of the War of the Roses which brought about the rule of the Tudor Dynasty in England...
  8. Government of British North America

    This is for something I have been working on, but this part has me a little confused. Suppose that the leaders of the Continental Congress are able to come to terms with William Pitt the Elder - this has been proposed on here a few times Second, suppose that the agreement allows for the...
  9. TLIAX: Parliamentary Socialist Egypt
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    1954: The year that the fate of Egypt seems to be hanging on two men, Muhammed Naguib, vs. Gamal Abdel Nasser. The power struggle decided between the struggle between the two men decides two futures: one with the promise of parliamentary democracy vs. an autocratic regime. Finally, through...
  10. Basileus_Komnenos

    AHC: A Neo-Absolutist British Monarchy

    With a pod from the reign of King George III who was a very active monarch till around the 1890's British Empire how can the Crown retake power from Parliament and unofficially sideline the parliament into a rubber stamp like how the French Kings (Louis XIV) did it and Augustus sidelining the...
  11. Habsburg King(s) and Parliament

    Lets say that Henry and Catherine get lucky and have a son. Or his elder brother Arthur survives his trip to Wales and becomes king. Regardless, England would be a member of the largest and most powerful political dynasty in Europe. In order to maximize the effect this would have, Henry and/or...
  12. Let us all be parliamentary!: An Egyptian Parliamentary Republic Timeline

    Hello folks, This is just establishing a framework for a timeline I am starting on, which is Egypt going parliamentary. Some things will be the same between OTL and ITTL (social justice and a canal being nationalized), but others, including economic liberalization, no dams being built and a...
  13. If Britain wins the ARW, what happens to domestic British politics?

    Most discussions of Britain winning the American Revolutionary War tend to focus on the trajectory of the British Empire or how international politics would be affected. But perhaps just as interesting is the impact a British victory would have on politics in the Home Islands. So what would the...
  14. Historyman 14

    Exclusion Crisis WI: James exclude from the throne.

    During the rule of Charles II, a crisis broke out when it was discover James, Duke of York (James II and VII), was a Roman Catholic. Parliament tired 3 times to remove him from the line, and put in place Charles's illegitimate – but Protestant – son, the Duke of Monmouth. However, Charles II...
  15. Atterdag

    Parliamentarism over absolutism

    Hello As european states began to go from medieval feudal societies into more modern states there were to very different kinds of states that appeared. One was the absolute monarchy where the king was supreme and could not be challenged. The other was parliamentarism where the monarch had...
  16. The Professor

    Parliament of a Triple Union

    The premise here is that England and Scotland didn't unify in 1701 with Ireland joining 1801 but that all 3 join together in 1720s-50s. What would be the initial composition of the Commons and Lords? How would this change throughout time? Is something like a semi-federal or internally...
  17. Laws of Civilization | Political simulation game

    Greetings to the comunity of alternatehistory.com !! Was wondering if you would be interested to try the political simulation game I've worked on for the past 2 years called "Laws of Civilization". Basically, the player controls a party, takes part to interviews and runs for election. Once...
  18. Did the Great Reform Act start/cause the decline of the British Monarchy?

    So I've always heard that the passage of the 1832 Great Reform act is what started the decline of the British monarch's powers but is this true? I mean within two years of the Act William IV appointed a Prime Minister who wasn't from the majority party. The attempt failed, but that was due to...
  19. Aaaaasima

    A way to dramtically increase India's seats without changing the population?

    India has a billion people, yet only 545 seats. In 70 years the number of seats in the Lok Sabha has only increased by around 60. Is there any way to dramatically increase Indian seats without changing the population?
  20. WI: Reform Act passed in 1785?

    As we all know, the first major reform of the British Parliament came in 1832, with the passage of the Great Reform Act. However, there were numerous attempts to reform Parliament and abolish the rotten boroughs beforehand - most notably in 1785, when William Pitt the Younger's Government...
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