world war 1

  1. The Cyrillic script and Brest-Litovsk's finer consequences

    Everybody knows about the Cyrillic script, the script used by the Orthodox Slavs in Eastern Europe, but few know that its position, although quite stable in the Balkans, was not as stable in... Russia? To illustrate the point I'll be making, I am going to get a generic central powers victory...
  2. How viable would the United Baltic Duchy have been after a German victory in WW1?

    At the end of World War I, the Baltic Germans made an attempt to establish their own state, the United Baltic Duchy. This Wikipedia article gives the following description: How viable would this United Baltic Duchy have been if Germany had won World War I? Three possible scenarios that come to...
  3. Kurd Gossemer

    Italy stays with the Central Powers: Entente Victory Still Happens?

    I know this has probably be done to death and it's unlikely to happen but in the case of a WW1 where Italy fights against the Entente with the other Central Powers, does that actually makes them capable of winning or would Italy just end on the losing side anyways? My WW1 knowledge is a bit...
  4. AHC; More/Most World Wars

    Your challenge is to have as many possible world wars, with a soft 1900 POD though shortly before would be acceptable too... Just how many earth shattering conflicts can you concoct? Is the world more or less developed by the end of it all, or are we currently in a new stone age? Looking...
  5. Effects on WW1 on Cilicia instead of Gallipoli

    I've seen it laid out that a better use of the same resources than the Gallipoli campaign would have been landings at Alexandretta and Mersin and a subsequent takeover and fortification of Cilicia: complicating Ottoman resupply of Mesopotamia by cutting the Berlin-Baghdad Railway at Adana...
  6. Harshest Sèvres that wouldn't provoke OTL backlash?

    What would a softer ATL Sèvres, that's harsher than Lausanne but just soft enough for the Turks to begrudgingly accept and sign, entail? Keeping Imbros, Tenedos, Hatay, and OTL's Turkish-Syrian border out of the gate? No European zones of influence in de jure Turkey? No internationalized straits...
  7. Glory For The Homeland - An Alternate History Of The 20th Century From 1914 And Beyond
    Threadmarks: Shots That Would Change The World

    Glory For The Homeland An Alternate History Of The 20th Century From 1914 And Beyond Introduction While officially beginning on January 1st 1901, the 20th Century truly began with the assassination attempt on Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28th 1914. Tensions had already been high between the...
  8. WI: Russia won the Russo-Japanese War and the First Balkan War turned into WWI?

    This is a map of a TL I'm currently invested in. It's about what if Russia won the Russo-Japanese War. In TTL, WW1 ends up starting over the creation of Albania during the First Balkan War. Red: Central Powers, Light Red: Likely to join the Central Powers, Lighter Red: Can possibly join the...
  9. Sarthak

    Custodians of the World: Ottoman Grand Viziers of the Third Constitutional Era
    Threadmarks: 1914 - 1915: Mekertich Portukalian (Armenakan)

    Mekertich Portukalian 14 October 1914 – 17 July 1915 Մկրտիչ Փորթուգալեան ميكيرتيجهپورتوكاليان (Armenekan Party – Supported by the Democratic Alliance) In early 1914, the Ottoman Empire finally managed to get some breathing room for itself. Victory in the Second Balkan War and the recovery of...
  10. Sarthak

    What if the 1914 Plot led to an overthrow of the Three Pashas in August 1914 in the Ottoman Empire?

    Ahmet Riza and Ibrahim Temo believed that the July Crisis was the best way to dethrone the Three Pashas, and seeing Enver turn to Germany alongside Goeben and Breslau going towards Istanbul sent alarm bells ringing their heads. According to تهيپلوتوف۱۳۳۲ Riza and Temo sent telegrams to exiled...
  11. PC: (Russian) February & (German) November Revolutions spiral into civil war?

    Before someone mentions it, I know that both of these revolutions did eventually spiral into civil war, Russia's with dual power and eventually Red October, and Germany's quasi-civil war with constant Communist uprisings, military coups, and general strikes for the first couple years after WWI...
  12. What happens to Serbia and Montenegro after a Central Powers victory?

    It is rather unclear what exactly Austria-Hungary intended to do with Serbia and Montenegro after the Central Powers would have won the 'Great War'. The southern part of Serbia will have been annexed by Bulgaria. But what to do with the northern part? Reading about the Kriegsziele of...
  13. If the Central Powers win World War One, what did the Germans have in mind for France?

    Were there any concrete plans the Germans had for France if they won? Like would they take their colonies or annex more territory or even split France up? I know the Central Powers winning is a very common idea but we’re there any real life plans out there for France if the Germans won?
  14. Would a French invasion of Belgium in World War I have led to a guaranteed defeat for the Franco-Russian Alliance?

    I had only first begun reading about France's Plan XVII recently, and as someone who's only had a passing interest in both World Wars my whole life, I was quite surprised to learn that France had the inklings of a plan to invade part of Belgium in order to gain offensive initiative over the...
  15. The Legacy of Liege: A Great War TL
    Threadmarks: Chapter One: The Shots Heard Round the World

    The Shots Heard Round the World Opening narration from Apocalypse: The Great War, voiced by David Attenborough When Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by Gavrelo Princep in Sarajevo in the year 1914, his death sparked one of the greatest bloodletting's in human history. The...
  16. AH Challenge: June 29, 1914 - Prevent WWI

    The assassination of Archduke Frank Ferdinand, heir to Austria-Hungary at the hands of the Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip was the spark that kicked off the most ruinous war to date. While many geopolitical factors were already in motion, and to some degree, unavoidable, to lead the great...
  17. How will Belgium react to a French violation of its neutrality in 1914?

    Suppose Germany chooses an 'east first' strategy in 1914, i.e. attack in the east and defend in the west. France declares war on Germany, as the alliance with Russia requires. Soon the offensive in Lorraine ends in disaster for the French. The only hope for a quick victory is to flank the...
  18. BloodAndIron

    AHC: No Second Balkan War

    What if there was no Second Balkan War? I would like to hear you guy's thoughts on this. Maybe give Serbia some territory elsewhere? I feel like Bulgaria would join the Entente in this world to take Constantinople from the Ottomans. Thanks in advance for sharing.
  19. Bolsheviks take initial Brest-Litovsk: what next for the CPs?

    So let's say Lenin succeeds in convincing his government and Trotsky to agree to the initial terms of Brest-Litovsk because they're the best terms they're gonna get, instead of the opposing idea of stalling in the hopes a revolution will kick off in Germany. As a result, Russia only loses...
  20. Friedrich der Große

    Napoleonic situation after WW1

    Today, I read that a German victory in WW1 by a succesfull Westfeldzug in 1914 or a East First strategy could result in a situation like the Napoleonic Wars, where Britain every time built new coalitions against France (ITTL Germany). Is this plausible?
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