russian empire

  1. 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...
  2. ComradeLenin22

    David's Northern Star

    David's Northern Star The History of Alyeska The land in which would later become Alyeska was first colonized by the Russian Empire during the 17th century. Early colonists which arrived sometime around the 1640's already made inferences about the land and it's people with a geographer named...
  3. Sweden wins the Finnish War?

    Did Sweden have a chance of keeping Russia from conquering Finland? If so, how could they do it? I assume keeping control of Sveaborg is a must, for obvious reasons. How would a Russian defeat here affect the Napoleonic Wars? My guess is their alliance with France will fall apart earlier...
  4. 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...
  5. Woodrow Wilson decolonize the world

    What if woodrow wilson made Triple entante decolonizing Europe, Africa , Asia based on self determination a requirement for US entering the war
  6. AltoRegnant

    Best POD For A "Liberal Russian Empire?"

    OTL the various russian states never really democratized the same way that France, Britain, or even Germany (albeit, to my knowledge, mostly on the level of the constituent states) and oh so slightly Austria-Hungary did. There was the Novgorod Republic, but ultimately they weren't the ones to...
  7. WW1 if Russia was as industrialized as Germany per capita

    how will ww1 with the same alliances UK, France, Russia vs Germany, A-H, Ottomans happen if Russia was as industrialized as Germany per capita
  8. WI Fascist Alexander II modernizes Russia

    what if Alexander II was a fascist and turned Russian Empire into a totalitarian one party state of greatly expanded secret police party equal power as the emperor and equal vote only for his party mirroring his political views but as requirement for election as votes of alteast half of voters...
  9. Russian modernization in 1950s without WW1

    How much modernized will Russian military industry, logistics and agriculture be in 1950's without WW1?
  10. WI:WW1 starts in 1950s

    What if WW1 happened 1950s because alternate Wilhelm II tries to maintain the status quo. Nicholas ii does the same like in OTL .Russia retains it's political system. Wilhelm II die in 1940 and are succeeded by war hawks who launch war with same alliances as OTL WW1 and schlieffen plan. No...
  11. 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...
  12. A German WW2

    Which parties would have fought each other if Germany had won the First World War? For that ‘If Germany won’, I have this scenario: The Germans continue the advance into France in august/september 1914. December 1914, France surrenders. Then the Germans move to Russia. They launch an...
  13. 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...
  14. PC:Nicholas II industrializes Russia like Stalin

    Plausibility check : POD 1905 can Nicholas II after coming to realisation after defeat in Russo Japanese war become totalitarian rather than turn democratic like in OTL and build up Russia's war industry's like Stalin did ? He can get funds via debt, high taxes and give Free land beyond Urals to...
  15. WI: Contained war between Austria-Hungary and Russia in 1914

    Starting from around the turn of the century, Austria-Hungary begins to arm itself at the same pace as the other European Great Powers. Could the Dual Monarchy stand its ground on its own against Russia? The conflict would still be ignited by the Sarajevo assassination, the subsequent...
  16. The Russian Century - a TL
    Threadmarks: Prologue: Period of Decline, 1825-1881.

    Hello to you all on this second day of the new year. I present to you the beginning of my newest (hopefully) non-ASB TL. The Russian Century Prologue: Period of Decline, 1825-1881. At the dawn of the nineteenth century, Russia devastatingly defeated Napoleon and became known as the saviour...
  17. How does the Russian Empire Perform in an Anglo-Screw?

    First to screw the anglosphere. We'll say that to start with the Spanish armada, while failing to conquer England, does manage to successfully burn down London and major port cities before being driven out. After that butterflies curse the English with a line of incompetent kings unable to...
  18. No Livonian War?

    The Livonian War was a 25 year long conflict caused by tsar Ivan IV's ambition to expand Russia's territories in the Baltic Sea, which pit it against Sweden, Denmark and Poland, and eventually ended with a Russian defeat. What if war never broke out? According to wikipedia, one of the events...
  19. WI: Nicholas II died in 1900

    So, I just recently discovered that, in the autumn 1900, Nicholas II fell gravely ill with typhoid fever (which to make things worse was also mixed with food poisoning), being in such a bad state at some point that the question of the succession was even discussed, although at the time it was in...
  20. AHC: Russo-Sino-Japanese War

    This is something that came to my mind as I was looking for ideas. I realized that rather than create a full fledge timeline just to see how long the Qing Dynasty would last, I just wanted to find a conflict for a potential short story. And this was something I thought of seeing as there have...
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