russian empire

  1. 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...
  2. Poland partitioned at Deluge

    In the Deluge Poland was invaded by Sweden and Russia. Sweden conquered Poland and Lithuania. Russia conquered Ukraine and Belarus. Yet the Polish carpathian held out. But Tsar Alexis felt he got short end of the stick and turned on Sweden. Poland used this to recovered their territories. So...
  3. Great Northern War with Karl XI in change?

    In the real world Karl XI died of cancer leaving his young son, Karl XII, in charge of the soon to be at war empire. Based on what we know about Karl XI and Karl XII's respective styles, if the war still begins in roughly the same way, how do you think Karl XI would handle the war? What would...
  4. Russia removed from Europe in Crimean war

    What if Russia was removed from Europe in crimean war ? POD is Napoleon III and Palmerston convince Austria to join the Crimean war and that a panslavic Russia is more dangerous for them than independent Poland and Ukraine. They create rebellions in Finland, Belarus, Poland and Ukraine while...
  5. Emperor of Panama

    Constantinople Agreement: Effects of an Imperial Russia controlling the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles from 1919 to the present?

    Let's say that a series of multiple fortunate events mean that today we still have the Russian Empire of the Romanovs existing through reforms, avoiding a bloody revolution and even being part of the European Union, with this we would reach the End of WW1 where Russia finally I would get...
  6. Plausibility of Russia becoming a christian haven for middle east christians in the 19th century

    I was just thinking today... how plausible is Imperial Russia using the "Third Rome" (like the crazy Greek Plan from Catherine the Great) excuse and inviting/gathering christian minorities (asia minor greeks), syriac christians, armenians, assyrians and copts? Like a christian zion. Today there...
  7. Oba Cahokia

    WI: The Zaporizhian Host and the Crimean Khanate survived into the 1900s or Modern Day?

    I was thinking about having a earlier independent Ukrainian state and started thinking about the alliance between the Cossacks and the Crimean Khanate during the independence war from Poland-Lithuania. What if Crimeans never betrayed the Cossacks and kept working together and survived into early...
  8. Emperor of Panama

    What if Elizabeth of Russia has children and lives longer?

    Honestly I don't know much about the 18th century but this is an important point for my story "Victoria Austracista" (where Archduke Charles (Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor) becomes king of Spain in 1710) so I wanted some opinions to know what could happen. Elizabeth of Russia ruled the country...
  9. What if Napoleon ended Prussia and restored Hungary, PLC

    what if Napoleon married young and had an adult heir whom he always took with him to teach war in battles and politics in court. He never invades the Ottoman Empire and Spain. Along with dissolving the Holy Roman Empire created Hungary with Serbian and Croatian territories and Poland both as...
  10. The Russo-German Alliance

    Let's just say during the Great Eastern Crisis, Germany in attempt to satsain there alliance with Russia supports Bulgaria and tells the Austro-Hungarians to get out of Bosnia. Or a more reasonable and at the very least in 1887 Russia and Germany support the unification of Bulgaria and the both...
  11. What if Decembrist Revolt Succeeded and Overthrow Nicholas I of Russia

    Would Became Constitutional Monarchy? Would Became Westernization? Would Russian Empire Won Crimean War and Created Israel? Would Alexander II Never Assassination 1881? Would Russian Empire Won Russo-Japanese Won? Would Russia Won WW1? Would USSR and Cold War Never Happened? Would Operation...
  12. Aluma

    State of Asia if Russia remains fragmented

    It's a well known fact that during the russian civil war there was the rise of warlords such as Makhno and Ungern who temporarily carved their own fiefdoms for a variety of reasons after the collapse of the Russian Empire This state of affairs would ultimately not last however, as the soviets...
  13. Mikhail Speransky doesn't fall from power?

    Keep in mind this is a subject I know next to nothing about, so there'll probably be some mistakes here and there. Mikhail Speransky was a Russian statesman whose influence reached its height during the early reign of tsar Alexander I. He was apparently a reformist, but while some of his...
  14. Russian Pyrrhic victory in the Russo-Japanese War. Long-term effects.

    Hello everyone, I am not an expert on the subject so I would like to see more educated opinions on the situation but in any case, I am doing a TL on a late CP Victory (something like 1917-1918) and in order to add some more diversity and I wanted to explore other points of divergence, like the...
  15. TheeHistoryBuff

    Alternate Marriage for Michael Alexandrovich (ATL Michael II of Russia)?

    In an alternate timeline, Nicholas II gets assassinated or abdicates in favor of Michael during the revolution of 1905. I see more of Michael becoming regent first since the assassination part would have had Alexei automatically become heir since the Russian people were unaware of the heir...
  16. TheeHistoryBuff

    Alix of Hesse marries "Eddy" (Prince Albert Victor) instead of Nicholas II?

    Let's say Queen Victoria pressures or talks Alix into marrying Prince AV instead of Nicky. Who would the heartbroken Nicholas have married now since she is out of the picture? Helene of Orleans wouldn't have worked either way since Count de Paris and Pope wouldn't allow it.
  17. TheeHistoryBuff

    What if Nicholas II died in the Otsu Incident?

    So I have been reading many threads about if Nicholas II died in 1891 and if his brother, George Alexandrovich, survived his illness and thus became Tsar after AIII in 1894. Would George have been able to save Russia from the revolution? I read that he was the most intelligent and outgoing of...
  18. Romanova Invicta: Empress Anastasia, Queen of Great Britain (one-shot)

    It is August 1917, and the Romanov family is preparing to be transferred to Tobolsk. A somber air fills their palace-turned-prison as no one is under any illusion - this can't mean anything good. Nicholas and Alexandra know they must listen to instructions, whatever the fate may be, but they...
  19. What if USSR Never Existed

    OTL was 1917 October Revolution. TTL Pugachev rebellion won and Overthrow of Tsarina Catherine II replaced Paul I, Tsar Paul I Survived until 1821 Replaced Nicholas I TTL Decembrist Won Nicholas I Killed replaced Alexander I. Alexander I until 1855 replaced Alexander II, OTL Tsar Alexander...
  20. Alexander I of Russia abolishes serfdom?

    This is far from a subject I'm knowledgeable about, but from what I know Alexander I did some reforms in the early years of his reign, and apparently one project that never took off was a plan to abolish serfdom. So, was there any way he could've pulled it off, and with better results than his...
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