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  1. BrightHeart

    What if Princess Charlotte survived and took the throne after the death of George IV.

    Princess Charlotte was the only child of George IV and so it would be highly likely that if she survived childbirth, she would be the most likely candidate to take the throne. Taking the throne in her mid-30s, she would have been seen by the UK as a beacon of hope compared to her father and...
  2. What if Jo Cox Survived?

    if Jo Cox survived escaped or Thomas Mair failed kills?
  3. EIC In A British Revolution

    Princess Victoria dies an infant then during the reform riots things get worse with King William assassinated causing Ernest to gain the throne and his unpopularity spuring on the British Revolution
  4. WI/AHC: A British Revolution in 1919

    I have been reading 1919: Britain's Year of Revolution by Simon Webb. Contrary to popular belief, Britain was deeply unstable following the First World War. Soldiers and sailors mutinied, winning victories in speeding up demobilisation and preventing support being sent to White Russia. In...
  5. Sharper neoliberal turn?

    (This question is more focused on the Anglosphere generally, but insight on other places would be welcome too.) Basically, I've seen some TLs where neoliberalism remains a fringe ideology, or is blunted significantly. What I was interested was in the opposite: Could it have been possible to...
  6. Euphemios

    How would Hannoverian Calais look like?

    Mary I lost Calais in a war with the French during her reign historically, with the English never to return to France territorially. What if it had been kept, or even regained later? What is the latest time that the English could reclaim it? Could a worse Napoleonic France be punished thus, as...
  7. Onedotman

    Edward VIII refuses to abdicate

    This seems quite of an unlikely scenario, since Edward was well aware that his marriage with Wallis Simpson wouldn't be accepted by the Church of England and a constitutional crisis would happen if he stays on the throne. But let's say for some reason Edward stubbornly remained as King. What...
  8. Women's Suffrage in the Great Reform Act 1832?

    As I understand it, women weren't technically banned from voting in the UK until the Reform Act 1832, which expanded the property franchise for men, but also defined a voter as a male person, explicitly barring women from voting. While I understand that women didn't vote often beforehand by...
  9. Nevran

    TLIAW: Who Governs?

    A TLIAW by @Nevran To start, this is, of course, inspired by and shamelessly following all the incredible TLIAW’s and other series that have come before. From @Vidal and @Enigma-Conundrum's What it Took, to @Oliveia and @Enigma-Conundrum ’s Camelot Lost, to @Steve Brinson's Bring Us Together or...
  10. Need help with story about aftermath of SS-GB show

    I am planning on uploading a story that continues after the end of the SS-GB show. It would focus on Archer’s efforts to further undermine German occupation of Britain as well as international developments. Will explain more soon, but I have ideas regarding the situation of British Jews, the...
  11. Why was Britain different from Austria-Hungary?

    (Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, I just think that the POD would need to be pre-1900, for this to work. If this is the wrong forum, can the mods move it please? Thanks.) As I understand it, (I'm not British myself, so I apologize if I'm wrong,) the UK is in a weird state, where it is...
  12. Plausibility of a Norse Home Nation?

    I was reading about the Norse invasions of Britain, and how many of them settled there, and how the Old Norse language influenced the dialects of Northern England, but as far as I can tell, they never settled in numbers great enough to permanently leave behind the Norse language after the...
  13. French Defeat but Russian Victory in WW1.

    As we all know in WW1 Russia fell to revolution and soon signed a peace treaty with Germany while France endured to the end, but how plausible is, for a timeline I might write, a reversed scenario in which France surrenders at any point of the war, and possibly falls to some kind of socialist...
  14. AHC: Make America Anglophobic

    So we all know that America and the UK were allies in ww1 and ww2, & still are to this day. But was there a chance that it could have remained hateful of the British? Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a scenario where America continues to hate Britain, and this should...
  15. The UK gets Catholic emancipation in 1800?

    When Ireland was admitted as a full member of the United Kingdom in 1800-1801, prime minister William Pitt the Younger wanted this to be combined with a law ensuring Catholic emancipation. The objective of this was to assuage any concerns that London would automatically side against Irish...
  16. No Corn Laws?

    I'm not well versed on this subject, so sorry for any mistakes. The Corn Laws were regulations enacted by the British government after the end of the Napoleonic Wars to protect local grain producers from foreign competition, which had the effect of keeping food prices in Britain high while they...
  17. No War of 1812

    Hey everyone, in OTL the British had removed their trade restrictions that were a big cause of the war before the Americans knew about it, and by the time the news arrived, the war had already begun. So what if, perhaps if the news arrived earlier, or President Madison is a little more patient...
  18. JCC the Alt Historian

    WI: Gary Glitter rats out Jimmy Savile and others following his arrest in the late 90s

    I got inspired to ask this after seeing @TheDetailer 's Golden: A Pop Culture Timeline Let's say that back in the late 1990s after British rock star Gary Glitter gets arrested for having CP on his computer, he ends up revealing to the authorities that there are other major sexual predators in...
  19. English Federalism?

    Yes, I meant English, not British. In 1998-9, parliaments were established in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and over time increasing amounts of local power and authority have devolved to those national governments. England, however, remains parliament-less, and attempts to establish...
  20. iPolytheistic_tsar

    How to make the UK less London heavy?

    So, is there anyway the UK could end up with London not being so big/holding so much of the country’s population? Be that through having other cities be larger or have the population remain more rural? This isn’t about the country being politically dominated by London either, just the actual...
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