scandinavia

  1. possibility and impact of France intervening in the second Schleswig war?

    I vaguely remember reading somewhere that Napoleon III considered intervening in the second Schleswig war against Prussia (and Rasmus Glenthøj + Morten Nordhagen Ottosen point out France looked favourably upon Scandinavia as a whole and the possibility of a Scandinavian union.) What...
  2. What's the latest possible POD for Denmark-Norway to be the dominant power in Scandinavia?

    Basically what it says in the title, what is the latest possible POD which leads to a world where Denmark-Norway is the most powerful Scandinavian state?
  3. Denmark-Norway remains intact + Sweden keeps Finland, what happens to scandinavism?

    Assuming that both Denmark-Norway remains intact and Finland stays a part of Sweden, with a point of divergence in sometime close to the Napoleonic wars, what would become of scandinavism? It had already started to some small degree during the late 1700s (for example during Gustav IIIs visit to...
  4. Denmark-Norway remains intact, how long does absolutism last?

    Assuming Denmark-Norway remains after the napoleonic wars (perhaps by avoiding the gunboat war and Denmark not joining with Napoleon) would the period of time Denmark's kings can continue ruling absolutely change? If so how?
  5. Swedish involvement in the second danish-prussian war?

    In the real world despite a promise of Swedish help from the king of Sweden and Norway, Denmark fought alone. In an alternate world, what would fulfilling the promise look like? what would it take for the Swedish government to agree to help Denmark? What would opinions be like in Norway? (who...
  6. Oth Thakom

    Beyond Vinland

    Beyond Vinland is an Alternate History Project created on the Whatifalthist discord server where the focus is on the butterfly effect from Iceland's independence after a lightning strikes and burns down a Church in the year 1000, influencing Thorgeir Ljosvetningagodi's decision regarding the...
  7. What would Scandinavia's relationship with the rest of Europe be like if they remained pagan

    I've seen a lot of threads about Norse paganism surviving but not a lot on how that would impact Scandinavia really. lets say that the Norse already have a strong writing tradition and enough cultural unity and religious zeal to avoid getting Christianized for the most part (as unlikely as that...
  8. Gabingston

    What Would A Scandinavian-Colonized Canada Look Like?

    Recently there have been a number of "what if x country colonized x region" threads here, so I might as well continue that trend. I'm currently working on a TL where the Kalmar Union survives, and one of the big knock-on effects of that is that Canada (plus most of New England) will be colonized...
  9. Tips on how I could accomplish this alternate Scandinavia?

    In my alt-history project, Sweden and Norway are historically unified as a singular nation named Scandinavia. This union is so old and firm that there is no concept of Norway and Sweden as separate entities and the people of Scandinavia recognize themselves as a singular people and culture...
  10. AHC/Plausibility Check: Scandinavian America

    Is it possible that there could be a plausible Scandinavian nation in North America that controls all of the eastern half of the US? (canada as well, maybe.) If so, what could cause it to come about? How would it evolve and get independence? Not necessary, but ideally it would have a large mix...
  11. AHC: Culturally/Linguistically Alternate Scandinavia

    Make a different culture/language rule and be the majority over most or all of Scandinavia instead of the Norse. POD may be as early as needed, though better if it affects the rest of Europe as least as possible. I'm honestly not quite sure what could do it, maybe the Saami/Finnic groups? I...
  12. PC: Danish colonies on the mainland of North America

    I wonder is there any scenerio when Denmark with Norway is more ambitious player in colonial race. After all, they are not strangers to colonization - they had colonies in New World via Danish West Indies. Iceland and Greenland are at least in theory not bad places to support travel to North...
  13. AHC: Larger icelandic population?

    With a POD in 1783 (the year of the laki eruptions where 25% of the population would die to famine) , how can we have the population of Iceland, by 2020, be bigger than OTL (336k) and what PODs are necessary to achieve this?
  14. Gabingston

    Butterflies and Knock-On Effects of a Surviving Kalmar Union

    Greetings, everyone. For the past couple of months, I've been working on a timeline where the Kalmar Union survives. The POD is in 1520, so it's about as late as possible. I've gotten through nine updates thus far, covering topics like Colonization, The Reformation (Spoiler Alert: I had the...
  15. Atterdag

    Could - or should - the introduction of feudalism to Scandinavia have been prevented?

    In a lot of ways ”feudalism”, historically dubious the concept may be, seems to have been hugely damaging to the various Scandinavian kingdoms, and the fact that it was often introduced top-down made me wonder if it could, and should, have been avoided - from a state-building perspective. Now no...
  16. Gigachad3k

    Maximum Population of Sweden

    Inspired by the maximum population of Denmark and Highest Scandinavian population possible thread, what is the possible maximum population of Sweden could support? how high do you think the it could have been?
  17. Gabingston

    Would Scandinavia go Protestant if Christian II of Denmark stayed on the throne?

    I'm writing a timeline where Christian II of Denmark isn't deposed from his position as King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, due to him not carrying out the Stockholm Bloodbath. At first I was initially thinking that it wouldn't have a big effect on the course of The Reformation in Scandinavia...
  18. AHQ/AHC: Anti-Scandinavian Sentiments a thing?

    In terms of ethnic European cultures, Anti-Slavic sentiment has long occurred throughout history, as did Ant-Italian and Amti-Irish sentiments, where all of them were discriminated and persecuted against. However, has anti-nordic sentiments ever happened, where people from Norway, Sweden...
  19. Gabingston

    Union of The Three Crowns: The History of The Nordic Empire
    Threadmarks: Chapter 0: Prologue

    Union of The Three Crowns: The History of The Nordic Empire Chapter 0: Prologue For better or for worse, the world from 1492 to 1945 was dominated by Europe. During this time, the great empires of Europe, whether the British, French, Spanish or Russians were the main players on the global...
  20. Sweden loses the War of Liberation?

    The Swedish War of Liberation was the conflict that led to the rise of the House of Vasa in Sweden and ended the Kalmar Union for good. In spite of its ultimately victorious conclusion, however, the war began as a small peasant uprising, and even after it grew in size it took the rebels two...
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