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  1. Russia conquers Crimea in the 1735-39?

    More than 30 years before their OTL conquest of the Crimean Khanate, Russia invaded it during one of its many wars with the Ottoman Empire, but in spite of capturing Bakhchysarai and other important cities/forts in the peninsula, the Russian troops suffered from plague and lack of supplies...
  2. A bigger Russian presence in North America?

    Could Russia, with a POD after 1600, get a bigger slice of western North America than it did IOTL - one that stretches from, say, Alaska to northern California? I realize the difficulties with this WI are considerable, given the country's vast territory and the fact Siberia is already much...
  3. A better reign for Ivan the Terrible?

    The last Grand Prince of Moscow and first Tsar of Russia, Ivan IV's reign started on a promising note, with the conquest of the khanates of Kazan and Astrakhan, before taking a turn for the worst with the outbreak of the Livonian War and ending with self-harming actions like the Massacre of...
  4. Ivan IV becomes king of Poland in 1572?

    Could Ivan IV, tsar of Russia, somehow be elected king of Poland and grand Duke of Lithuania after Sigismund II's death in 1572? Assuming the answer is yes, could such an union spark a war in Eastern Europe? I doubt states like Sweden, the Habsburg dominions and the Ottoman Empire would like...
  5. Sviatoslav defeats the Byzantines?

    Sviatoslav I was a very active leader of the Kievan Rus' who led several military campaigns in multiple directions, destroying the Khazar Khaganate and briefly conquering Bulgaria. The latter conquest led to a war with the Byzantine Empire, which finally put an end to his string of victories by...
  6. AltoRegnant

    AHC: French Plans For Post WW1 Europe

    map links to the Wikipedia source. So, this thread claims this is what france wanted out of a best-case scenario in world war I. assuming everything starts the same, 1914,, Belgium, etc, how do we get this for them? I imagine a more hawkish US would help, perhaps Jutland goes bad enough Britain...
  7. Aluma

    AHC: Medieval Soviet Union

    Okay, I know the title sounds ASB, but hear me out. By "Soviet Union" here I mean a counterpart, not a ISOT or anything of the sort. Your challenge, if you decide to take it, is to create a pan-slavic state during the period between the fall of Rome and the fall of Constantinople. Said state...
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