switzerland

  1. Ryker of Terra

    Axis Victory Operation Tannenbaum - how long can Swiss resistance last?

    I've read a lot of threads about Operation Tannenbaum (the invasion of Switzerland by Nazi Germany) on this site, but so far I haven't found a satisfactory answer to my question: how long can Swiss resistance last? Let's assume a typical Axis Victory scenario - the Nazis manage a victory...
  2. Independent Principality of Neuchâtel Survives Neuchâtel Crisis (1856-1857)

    Let's say Britain gets its way during the Neuchâtel crisis, and a compromise is reached between Prussia and the Great Powers, Frederick William IV abdicates the throne of the Principality of Neuchâtel (today a Swiss canton) to a Protestant Hohenzollern relative not directly in line to the throne...
  3. Fate of Switzerland without Napoleon or the French Revolution

    After trawling through the board, I have found threads on "No Switzerland", "Partitioned Switzerland", "Mega Switzerland" etc., but I can't seem to find any discussion on what happens to Switzerland without the French Revolution or Napoleon. So, assuming it remains independent, and doesn't get...
  4. FireCrispyHistory

    What if Switzerland and Sweden got involved in World War 2?

    By if they got involved, I mean how they would affect the world if they declared war with or on the Tripartite Pact, or Germany, Italy, and Japan. I would think that if they joined in on the Axis powers' side, then the world would have been different. I would say the PoD is around 1933, where...
  5. WI: Lebanon takes a cue from Switzerland

    Before the Lebanese Civil War, Lebanon was often referred to as "the Switzerland of the Middle East". This was due in large part to how multicultural the country was and still is, with 18 recognized religious sects. In order to keep the different faiths happy, Lebanon adopted confessionalism and...
  6. kasumigenx

    AHC:This Greater Switzerland

    I was actually thinking of this recently about Switzerland expanding its borders and these would be the territories that would be included in Switzerland -Lorraine – The ruler of Lorraine sells Lorraine to the Swiss before it gets extinct in the male line or marries to the Habsburgs -Franche...
  7. kasumigenx

    Duchy of Milan absorbed by Switzerland

    I was thinking about this because it seems that Northern Italy has certain groups that want unification with Switzerland, I was wondering if Lombardy/Duchy of Milan can go to Switzerland. @isabella
  8. kasumigenx

    Union of Venice and Switzerland or some territories of the Republic of Venice with Switzerland

    Is unification of Venice and Switzerland even possible?
  9. AHC: Make the Romansh Switzerland's dominant ethnic group

    Most people think of Switzerland's population as a mixture of French, Germans, and Italians. However, there's another Swiss ethnic group that often gets overlooked: the Romansh, a Romance ethnic group that makes up less than 1% of the Swiss population. Your challenge is to have the Romansh be...
  10. General Discussion: Switzerland in the Nineteenth Century

    An exchange in a thread discussing constitutional reform in the United States during the 1860s go me thinking about all of the myriad events in Swiss history during the nineteenth century, and the numerous ways in which things may have progressed differently. The country began the century as...
  11. WI the Swiss Confederacy is never formed/doesn't survive?

    This might be an idea that's been floated before, but what might have happened if Switzerland as we know it today had not held together (either the Confederacy is never founded or it collapses due to infighting between the cantons)? Would the different cantons be absorbed into neighbouring...
  12. Peaceful partition of Switzerland after 1900?

    Is it possible to have a peaceful partition of Switzerland after 1900, with the Italian/Romansh areas going to Italy, the French areas to France and German to Germany (or Austria, if its somehow easier)?
  13. AHC: Romansh Wank

    Switzerland is generally thought of as having three ethnic groups: the French, the Italians, and the Germans. While these are the three main ones, there are other ethnicities in Switzerland as well. One of these is the Romansh. Despite being the Romansh language being one of Switzerland's four...
  14. GauchoBadger

    WI: Continuing House of Zähringen?

    The Zähringen dynasty was a noble house active between the 11th and early 13th centuries in the feudal political scene of Swabia within the Holy Roman Empire. They held lands spanning all across modern Switzerland and the southern half of the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg. They seemed to be...
  15. GauchoBadger

    WI: Surviving Kingdom of Arles?

    The Kingdom of Burgundy (not to be confused with the later, aspired-to royal demesne of Charles the Bold), more frequently known as the Kingdom of Arles due to its capital, was a medieval state spanning what is now roughly the border region between France, Italy, and Switzerland. From around the...
  16. Recommendations for a Swiss German Unification TL?

    Okay, so this idea came to me because of a comic on /r/PolandBall and a flag on /r/Vexillology awhile back: The flag was supposed to be Germany in the style of Germany, not Germany if it was unified by Switzerland, but I thought the idea of Switzerland unifying Germany was pretty cool. This...
  17. exilarchia

    Fate of Switzerland in an Axis Victory scenario?

    What would happen to the country in the case that an AANW style victory is secured somewhere in early 1943? Would the Germans initiate Tannenbaum, or just simply not deal with it, as it had many German assets in the country? Additionally, if Germany did do Tannenbaum, how long could the Swiss...
  18. Earliest possible neutral state?

    How early in history could a state have declared official, permanent neutrality like Switzerland? Would it have been conceivable long before the industrial era depending on the right circumstances and diplomatic backing?
  19. Fate of neutral countries if the world wars had never happened

    I have read basically all the threads about the world wars not happening posted in this site and one thing I noticed is that they are mostly focused on the great powers (quite understandable obviously). Now I want to talk with you about the effects of no or severely delayed world wars in neutral...
  20. JonasResende

    AHC/WI: No Switzerland/Swiss Republic/Confederation

    And by Swiss Republic/Confederation I mean that awkward non-monarchical gap in the heart of Europe that's been there for a few centuries. @Torbald got it right in the Aviz-Trastamara TL. But I was wondering if there are any other alternatives? I will admit, I'm not familiar with Swiss history...
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