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  1. Victoria died before becoming queen?

    According to Wikipedia: What if that fever grew into something worse and she died because of it? Who would become king of Great Britain and Ireland after the death of William IV? Ernest Augustus?
  2. WI: De Gaulle dies 1962, Britain joins the EEC

    So the August 1962 assassination attempt on Charles de Gaulle succeeds, his successor is less of an Anglophobe so Britain, Denmark, Ireland and Norway join the European Economic Community. France for the purpose of this discussion seems moderate centre-right former PM Antoine Pinay elected...
  3. A 20th Century Act of Union?

    Do you think it would be possible for the UK to pass another Act of Union in the 20th Century, like previous ones with Scotland and Ireland, to add another nation to the UK (presumably one of its colonies). At this point I think Canada is out of the picture and New Zealand or Australia would...
  4. What if Edward Grey had died before WWI?

    If there is any blame dished out for the UK in regards of the outbreak of WWI and especially them getting involved its usually laid on Sir Edward Grey. To test this out lets remove him from the picture: let him have a tragic accident for example in the january of 1914. He dies immediately...
  5. Japan becomes a European/western colony

    Any POD is fine. Is there any way for Japan to become a colony of a European power (or the US if that isn't ASB)?
  6. Etruscan-enthusiast35

    DBWI: Pig War never happened

    As we all know, the Cascade war, known colloquially as the Pig War, would see the Unite Kingdom lose the Oregon Country in its entirety. Along with that it also had the side effect of temporarily making people overlook the slavery debate due to the view of war with their former colonizers was...
  7. WI and How: Labour Landslide in 2019

    Let’s say Jeremy Corbyn, broadly through a unification of the party behind a left-wing anti-EU position to rival Boris’ Conservatives and more skillful maneuvering of the anti-semitism debacle, is able to win in a landslide in the 2019 election with 396 seats won. How could Labour have won big...
  8. Sārthākā

    Realistic Trent War?

    I know this is a overused POD or something however in almost every thread regarding this i find two areas of the spectrum. 1. British - Oh hell no! We would kick those yankees kingdom come! 2. American - Oh hell no! We kick those pompous Brits in their arses and seize Canada! What i find...
  9. AHC: Micheal Foot wins 1983 UK General Election

    Fairly self-explanatory challenge; make Michael Foot lead the Labour Party to victory in the 1983 election. I'm pretty relaxed about when the POD is, so if you want to have a different PM to Thatcher that's fine. Interested to hear people's thoughts
  10. DBWI: HM the Queen hadn't had a breakdown on national TV

    So, everyone remembers the kerfuffle that was the year of 1979, when Prince Philipp entered a coma after falling over a balcony in Buckingham (of which he would wake up only in 1988), the British Government and economy were in basically freefall (fromw what I understand, I'm not actually...
  11. WI: Halt at Belgrade and a Vienna Conference

    POD: Franz Ferdinand is still assassinated, but instead of opting for a full-scale war, the Austro-Hungarians agree to a British call for a Great Power conference and only occupy Belgrade. The Vienna Conference commences and July Crisis eventually reaches a diplomatic solution. How could this...
  12. Political Ramifications of No War of 1812

    The War of 1812 is really a small event within world history, being most remembered in the US and (maybe) Canada. As such, it doesn't have too many ramifications for world history, aside for potential Canadian nationalism issues. Yet, an interesting case, in my opinion, to think about, is the...
  13. WI: D'Esperey respects the Armistice of Villa Giusti, no Belgrade Agreement

    IOTL, the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy signed armistice with the Entente on the 3rd of November 1918 in Villa Giusti, Padua, which put an end to its participation in the conflict on the next day. Despite this, the commander of the Entente forces in Serbia, General Franchet d'Esperey continued his...
  14. Sārthākā

    A New Britain - An Alternate Timeline
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Chapter 1 In the mid-1920s Britain was an evolving country. The great war had brought about the end of old attitudes and had brought forth a better, and equal British society. But despite this, politicians and nationalists were not happy, not in the least. British economy was no longer the...
  15. Sārthākā

    Imperial Federation before WW1.

    So from 1884, a proposal was presented in Westminster to form the Imperial Federation. Before WW1, this proposal gained a lot of support from the Dominions and even the brits themselves. So, in an alternate timeline, a vote is held in 1900 to form the Imperial Federation. The vote passes, just...
  16. WI: No WW1 - Effects on Irish Politics in the UK

    How would there being no WW1 or the UK staying out of WW1 effect Ireland specifically? In regards to Home Rule legislation/Potential Independence
  17. Sārthākā

    What if Britain Decisively Won the War of 1812???

    Now, I don't care how, as many people will probably speculate, however I want to know what effects such a victory would have? By some miracle the British have managed to occupy the northern USA and hold their ground against desperate attempts by the remnants of the USA to take their territory...
  18. Auran

    The Soft Machine Rigmarole - A Soft Machine Timeline
    Threadmarks: 1967: Shooting at the Moon

    1967: Shooting at the Moon The Soft Machine, 1967 The year is 1967. Psychedelia is in full swing, The Beatles had begun working on their masterwork album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the clubs are a hotspot for acts providing a new sound for this new youth culture. Among the...
  19. The Professor

    Flags for An Unexpected Prince

    This is the discussion thread for flags for An Unexpected Prince by @VVD0D95 so as to avoid cluttering up that thread. Initial Discussion - Flag for a triple union of England, Scotland, and Ireland: Bear in mind there will not be a red saltire to represent Ireland as that arose out of King...
  20. GenerousLizard

    WI: The US sides with Argentina during the Falklands War?

    If I remember correctly, I read about an attemp by the Secretary of State Haig to convince President Reagan to side with Argentina during the Falklands War. Assuming the Sec managed to do that, what would happen? Would it be a strictly diplomatic move by the US or how would they get involved in...
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