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  1. Basileus_Komnenos

    What are the Geopolitical Implications of a Centralized Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth?

    Assuming Poland-Lithuania manages to pull a Capet and gradually normalize the idea of hereditary succession (much like what happened in the HRE for the Habsburgs), and centralize into more of a united state, what would be the geopolitical ramifications of such an entity of a centralized...
  2. kasumigenx

    Silesian Cuttings as Polish-German Versailles border

    People have not discussed this border in this thread. The Silesian Cuttings basically splits the areas where there are Polish Majorities and the lands with German majorities. We could have Population exchanges as well for it to be plausible... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silesian_Przesieka
  3. Age of Griffins
    Threadmarks: Barnim VII

    Coat of arms of House of Griffin, one of the most important dynasties of late Medieval Europe. Born on July 1387 in Darłowo Castle in Duchy of Pomerania-Słupsk, second son of Duke Warcisław VII was given name common among members of Griffin Dynasty-Barnim. House of Griffin ruled Pomerania...
  4. Stenz

    PC: An East Prussian - Lithuanian Union?

    What if in the aftermath of WWI, the Entente had merged East Prussia with Lithuania as part of the Treaty of Versailles? The Lithuanians would receive a larger population, the Poles would be less likely to try revanchist schemes (or would they?) and the Soviets would see the new nation as less...
  5. kasumigenx

    DBWI: Poland does not get Upper Silesia from Maria Theresa and Frederick the Great siezes Silesia

    The cession of Upper Silesia by Maria Theresa to Poland under Frederick Augustus is said to be one of her most noble deeds and made the Wettins save the Polish-Lithuanian monarchy and the Wettins are still on it today...as the unification of the Polish Silesians with the rest of Poland was the...
  6. kasumigenx

    DBWI:No Margherita di Savoya, Queen of Poland, would Poland still be liberated from the Russians

    From what I read, Margherita of Savoy married Archduke Frederick of Cieszyn who became the King of restored Poland with Cieszyn and Galicia as the nucleus of the new restored Poland, due to the marriage Garibaldi shifted to Poland after the Risorgimento finished and liberated the Congress Poland...
  7. WI: Molotov-Ribbentrop War

    I had this idea for WW2 scenario in 1939. So let's say the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact never happens or it fails and the Soviets align with the British and the French in a negotiation which did happen in OTL. So in this alternate scenario for heavens sake have Germany invade Poland in August 1939...
  8. Rothbardian21

    Poland's Future in a successful Tsarist Empire

    What would be the outcome for Poland if the Russians had concentrated the bulk of their forces on Germany in 1914 and won the war?? Grand Duke Nikolai's manifesto statement ("unite in an autonomous state under the sceptre of the Russian tsar…free in faith, language and self-rule") seems very...
  9. Vitalis

    Could the Commonwealth become a Great Power?

    Say, had Poland-Lithuania been a strong state, with it's entire history from the 15 century onwards changed, with, say, the ocean access through friendly Denmark (maybe due to same dynasty), could it aquire colonies in Africa and Asia? What would be it's chances to be a Great Power? At least...
  10. The Eternal Commonwealth: A surviving Polish- Lithuanian Commonwealth TL
    Threadmarks: Prelude

    Part 1: Prelude The years 1385 and 1386 were crucial moments for the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Poland was ruled by an underage queen while Lithuania was ruled by a recently converted Christian. With the conversion of Grand Duke Jogaila in 1345 came his marriage to...
  11. KingOnTheEdge

    DBAHC: Wank The Rus

    Otl, since the fall of the Kievan Rus, the territory that might otherwise be a sort of rusland has never really united. Sweden and Poland jockeying for influence over the region never helped. Your goal is to make a major power out of the region.
  12. Is there a way for the Polish- Lithuanian Commonwealth to cut down on the power of the nobility?

    I'm a bit new to this website so be easy on me. I was wondering if there is any plausible way for the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth to become less run by the Szlachta and for it to become more hereditary? I was thinking about working on a timeline with a surviving commonwealth and house of...
  13. KingOnTheEdge

    WI This Treaty of Versailles

    OTL, the Treaty of Versailles and the construction of Post-WW1 Europe was a complicated affair. Germany was the only Central Power to survive as a major player on european politics, but felt it was betrayed and treated unjustly, despite not actually losing that much land or power. Italy didn't...
  14. Post WWII resettlement of the Sorbs from Democratic Republic of Germany to Czechoslovakia/Poland

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorbs Sorbs are West Slavic nation living in Saxony. Lower Sorbian language is quite similar to Polish, while Upper Sorbian is more similar to Czech language. In 1945 there were 145 000 Sorbs. Nowadays there is only 7 thousands of Lower Sobians and 13 thusand of...
  15. Žygimantas Kęstutaitis assassinated few months earlier

    Grand Duke of Lithuania Žygimantas Kęstutaitis, younger brother of Vytautas, was assassinated on 20 March 1440. Žygimantas had lots of enemies, unhappy about his harsh rule, thus it wouldn't be unlikely if he was assassinated few months earlier, say in early November 1439. What changes in such...
  16. Prussian worst case scenario in 7YW, what happens to Poland?

    Prussia loses the Seven Years' War and is practically dismembered. Silesia goes to the Habsburgs, Cottbus to Saxony, much of Pommerania with Stettin to Sweden and East Prussia to Russia, who trades it for Kurland&Semigalia with the PLC. In such circumstances, what could await the PLC in the...
  17. What happens to the Bolshevik revolution without Iron Felix?

    So, Felix Dzerzhinsky, famous as the founder of the KGB, was not initially planning on staying in Russia. After he was freed from prison in the aftermath of the February Revolution, he went to Moscow with the plan of organizing some fellow Poles and to go help the revolution then going on in...
  18. kasumigenx

    DBWI Frederick of Prussia annexes Silesia instead of Poland

    I remember Wettin Poland annexed 60-70 percent of Silesia from Austria in the late 1700s because of its Polish population preferred Poland especially it's Protestant Population, if Frederick the Great annexed Silesia he would have divided the Polish sentiments and the Protestants of Silesia...
  19. DBWI: the NSDAP seizes power in Germany

    OOC: This timeline is intended to be objectively better than our own, though it still has its issues. Please please please keep this in mind when replying. Okay, so Germany has been one of the most socially progressive countries in the entire world and has been since the 1920s, so I was...
  20. Fourth daughter of Louis I of Hungary

    Louis d'Anjou, King of Poland and Hungary, had 3 daughters with his wife Elizabeth of Bosnia, two of them-Mary and Hedwig, outlived him and succeeded in Hungary and Poland. But what if Louis and Elizabeth had one more daughter (say Elizabeth, named after mother, born around 1376)? Obviously...
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