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  1. How would Russian continental hegemony in Europe look like?

    In Europe, there are realistically only 4 major players capable of any kind of hegemony: Britain, France, Germany, and Russia. Now, I was thinking about how would the "perfect" Europe look like from Russian POV. Main things I've considered: Balkanized Britain: Ireland, Scotland, Wales -...
  2. RedTerra

    [Military] Post-WW1 Russian Army Challenges and Evolution?

    Whether it's an Imperial, Constitutional Monarchy, or Republic Russia that survives the First World War, how do you see the Russian military faring into the 20s and 30s? For the sake of simplicity and a bittersweet 'victory', I think the Tsar not being arrested and the ensuing political...
  3. The Greatest Game: How far south can the Russians go into China before everything goes wrong?

    Will it be Mongolia? Inner Mongolia? Qinghai?! Let’s find out.
  4. What if Russia was Zoroastrian?

    So. Let’s say Rurik, during his campaigns, met the Zoroastrian community and adopted Zoroastrianism. How will history change if Russia becomes Zoroastrian?
  5. West234

    What if the communist party won the 1996 Russian Presidential election?

    During the 1996 presidential election in Russia the shear hatred many had for Yeltsin due to the economic crisis and Chechnya among other factors lead to a remarkably strong performance for the communist party lead by Gennady Zyuganov with them gaining nearly 40% of the vote. Let’s say in an...
  6. WI: Tsesarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Olga switch birth dates

    NOTE: This PoD is technically pre-1900 but I suspect most of the discussion will be post-1900 so I'm not sure if its in the right forum or not. What if the Tsesarevuch Alexei, only son of Nicholas II and his eldest daughter, the Grand Duchess Olga, switch birthdates. So Alexei is now born on 15...
  7. Good alternate capital city for a stronger + Asia-oriented Russian Empire?

    I've been working on some timelines where Russia gets wanked with a 1600 POD, annexing quite a lot of land and becoming a major power. Here's the rough sketch of the world map with Russia in this timeline (not my map, but I've added quite a lot here). Now, my problem is that I don't know where...
  8. Polish Lithuanian Russian Swedish Commonwealth

    The Polish–Swedish union was a short-lived personal union between the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Kingdom of Sweden between 1592 and 1599. It began when Sigismund III Vasa, elected King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, was crowned King of Sweden following the death of his father...
  9. AHQ: Fate of Russia in a surviving Byzantine TL

    So, assuming that for whatever reason the Byzantine/East Roman Empire survives in relatively good shape into the modern era (pick any PoD: no Manzikert, no 4th Crusade, better leadership, Turk-screw, whatever), what is the ultimate fate of the Rus peoples? Do we ever get a unified Russian...
  10. What would a successful Russian Republic look like?

    I know this kind of question has probably been done to death, but its something that I've been thinking about for a bit. The idea of a truly democratic Russia and its impact on the world fascinates me and while there are a number of ways this could be achieved, a surviving Russian Republic is...
  11. AHC: Make Sweden part of Russia and increase German/Scandinavian immigration to Russia

    I've been thinking lately how to wank Russia, and, with the help of the threads like Greater Volga German population and Quinoa introduction in Europe, I think I've figured it out. First of all, food. Here's map of where Russia could grow Quinoa (my own estimation): With this amazing crop...
  12. Belarus will dance. Metternich and Real-politik will prevail over idealism and unpracticality.
    Threadmarks: The beginning

    In the vibrant city of Berlin within the walls of the embassy of the USA, the esteemed Ambassador engaged in vital discussions with the Chancellor of Germany about the nation Belarus but rather to be more precise about its state. The focus of their negotiations revolved around the delicate...
  13. Putin forbids retreat from Izyum, Balakleya and Kupyansk in September 2022

    The success of the Ukrainian counter-offensive in the Kharkiv region in September 2022 also played a role in the fact that Russian troops are withdrawing from the cities of Izyum, Balakleya and Kupyansk to avoid encirclement and complete defeat. But how would the counter-offensive develop if...
  14. Garðaríki Saga Factions of Interest

    Factions: (( This is part of my first post Garðaríki Saga: A Nordic Pagan Russia so go read that for context. These were originally the factions I made both for later use in any stories and to help entice people to make original characters.)) Commoners: Frigg's Hope Society Founded by...
  15. Garðaríki Saga, A Nordic Pagan Russia

    Garðaríki Saga Timeline: Divergence, AD 945 Igor Rurikovich or as he's known as in this timeline Ingvarr Roriksen, the son Rurik the Varangian ((viking)) ruler of Garðaríki ((Norse colony of Russia in modern Novgorod)) survives his assassination attempt at the hands of the Drevlians. ((In our...
  16. Luxembourgish Jane

    Lichtenstein Alaska: Was it a real proposal?

    I’ve decided to ask the people of the forums this question. Seeing how little sources there are on this I was wondering if the alleged exchange between Alexander II and Johann II happened at all. I personally think if this happened it was merely a joke suggestion or two royals just talking and...
  17. Two Centuries of Chaos- Feedback for TL

    I'm kind of a newbie here, so I'm not sure if this is the right board to post this on (please tell me where if it isn't), but I have some ideas for a timeline that I would like feedback/more in-depth knowledge on, (ill admit my knowledge of history is pretty eurocentric unfortunately, so id...
  18. Plexus

    The Cyrillic script and Brest-Litovsk's finer consequences

    Everybody knows about the Cyrillic script, the script used by the Orthodox Slavs in Eastern Europe, but few know that its position, although quite stable in the Balkans, was not as stable in... Russia? To illustrate the point I'll be making, I am going to get a generic central powers victory...
  19. phil03

    PC/WI: No Novgorod Massacre (1570) Lead to Novgorodian Republic Resurrecting Itself During the Times of Troubles

    Novgorod and its surrounding regions had a distinct history from the rest of Russia until fairly recently in the grand scheme of things. Until the fall of the Republic of Novgorod in 1478 its political institutions were drastically different from the ones found further south, as a Merchant...
  20. Types and popularity of Russian series without communism

    At the end of the 19th - beginning of the 20th century, Russian culture experienced its heyday, giving writers such as Tolostoy, Dostoyevsky, ballets such as Swan Lake and others, being defined as the best or at least one of the best in the world. but after the Bolshevik coup it declined, and to...
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