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  1. 1613 Russia: Democracy elected by Zemsky Sobor

    what if Zemsky Sobor of 1613 elected a democracy instead of the Romanov monarchy and retained power for itself taking power as the governing body of russia
  2. Marklin

    Russia in a world with no World Wars

    A little while ago, I made a thread about culture in a world with no World Wars, but some of the discussion there made me want to talk about Russia in particular, and beyond just culture. After seeing folks like WIAH and plenty of other Anti-communists talk about how well off Russia would be...
  3. the man in the fly castle

    Far More Westward: What if America's western frontier is all the way to Ural?

    I think a world where US did not end up just buy Alaska from Russia, but further more, the Manifest Destiny lead US cross the Pacific and buy land in Siberia, each after Russia facing the defeat and financial crisis. 1907: After defeat of Russo-Japanese War, Russian soled Eastern Siberia to US...
  4. Friedrich der Große

    Alternate casus belli WW1

    So if we assume The Netherlands kept Belgium in 1830, will this butterfly the murder of Frans Ferdinand away? If the answer is yes, what are other causes of ITTL WW1 (which will off course be very different)?
  5. Qajar Persia retakes Azerbaijan from Russia in 1826-28?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russo-Persian_War_(1826%E2%80%931828) Following more than a decade of military reform, spearheaded by crown prince Abbas Mirza, and a minor but victorious border war against the Ottoman Empire, the Qajar dynasty attempted to reconquer the territories it lost to the...
  6. WI: Tver Unification of Russia

    A while ago I asked about alternative unifiers of Russia other than Muscovy, with the most reasonable option being the Principality of Tver. Tver was the most powerful state in medieval Russia until the Golden Horde back Muscovy against them in the 14th century. If the Tver princes were more...
  7. Kaiserreich333

    Pedro I, the great dies in 1745

    As the title says, what would be the big changes if Pedro I of Russia had lived for another twenty years? Pedro would have died at the age of 73, avoiding a period of constant changes in the Russian throne, who would be his successor? Would OTL Pedro II have lived to adulthood? what geopolitical...
  8. GameBawesome

    WI: (False) Dmitry I remains on the throne

    In original timeline, during the Time of Troubles in Russia after the extinction of the Rurikid Dynasty, a man claiming to be the lost son of Ivan the Terrible, Dmitriy Ivanovich (Who died when he was eight years old) came to the throne thanks to military assistance from the Polish-Lithuanian...
  9. Friedrich der Große

    Succesfull Ten Days Campaign in Belgium

    What if the Netherlands got foreign support from Prussia, Austria and Russia in 1831 and they crushed the Belgian Revolution, what would have happened? (The POD will be in 1831). Would there be a second revolution in 1848 and how would it effect things like German Unification, Franco-German War...
  10. PC/WI - Russians enact the Duhamel Plan (Invasion of India during the Crimean War)

    The Duhamel Plan was the proposed Russian invasion of India during the Crimean War. It is… ambitious to say the least. The idea was to threaten the British-controlled India by invading through either Central Asia or Persia. The invasion force would consist of nearly 30,000 Russian soldiers...
  11. Russo-American alliance: Does it mean PRC aligning with Eastern European countries?

    Let's imagine that Ross Perot manages to become the American president in 1992. During one of his debates, he said that US must focus on aiding fromer Soviet republics and try to turn Russia into ally and ''citadel of democracy''. So, let's say that he ignores the wishes of the former Warsaw...
  12. What's the maximum population that outer Manchuria can support?

    This region that's shaded in yellow and red, is sparsely populated, and currently only has a population of ~4M people. What's the maximum population that it could realistically sustain?
  13. Friedrich der Große

    Central Power Netherlands

    What if The Netherlands joined the Central Powers? Let’s assume a naval incident or something else, and as a result, The Netherlands join the Central Powers. Let’s say that in this TL Germany plays their ‘old strategy’ so focuses on Russia first, but Britain still join the war. Last but not...
  14. World Mapping

    WI: China invades Taiwan on 2022/02/24?

    Idk if this qualifies as alternate history, but here we go. Asking out of curiosity, what would have happened had China invaded Taiwan on the 24th of February 2022, the same day Russia invaded Ukraine?
  15. Atterdag

    No Bernadotte for Sweden - effects on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia?

    I’ve been reading Dag Ahlander’s Sverige vid avgrunden 1808-1814 (Sweden at the abyss 1808-1814) detailing Sweden’s political and diplomatic situation during the critical years of the Napoleonic wars. A big surprise while reading it was the large roll Ahlander attributes to Charles XIV John...
  16. Gustav III's Russian War goes better for Sweden?

    While he was definitely a skilled politician, Gustav III's tenure as king of Sweden was mediocre at best thanks to his rampant spending and inability to stick to a consistent program. One of his schemes was a surprise attack against Russia, then bogged down in one of its many wars with the...
  17. Consequences of a 1994 Crimean independance on Ukraine and her nukes.

    DISCLAIMER: Please, remember the ''No current politics'' rule and don't discuss the ongoing armed conflict. I am talking about a scenario where the Supreme Soviet manages to oust Yeltsin during the 1993 constitutional crisis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Russian_constitutional_crisis...
  18. WI : The City of Odessa (Ukraine) Became Part of The Kingdom Of Romania AFTER the Great War ?

    I am speaking of course of a scenario where both the UPR and the Soviets do worse in the interwar period.
  19. C.Z.A.R

    31 to the Vistula - Germany goes East (WW1)
    Threadmarks: 31 to the Vistula - Intro

    31 to the Vistula What if Germany Deployed East in 1914? "...The decision that would change the world happened in late 1905. Alfred von Schlieffen, concluding his Kriegsspiel wargame, would reaffirm himself that a great eastern offensive was the way to quick victory. The Anglo-French threat...
  20. pls don't ban me

    more successful Second Tarnovo Uprising

    While checking the various revolts made by Bulgarians against the ottomans i stopped on the second Tarnovo Uprising. while composed by less man, it's main cause of failure is the premature start. The rebellion, led by Rostislav Stratimirovic failed because only 4000 people gathered and as i...
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