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  1. Bomster

    WI: Charles Evans Hughes defeats Woodrow Wilson?

    To me, the 1916 Presidential Election is one of the most consequential in both US and world history. Because of this election, Wilsonian ideals reshaped the entire world at Versailles, leading to WW2, the Cold War, and American foreign policy even up to the present day, and conservative...
  2. RMcD94

    AHC: Austria-Hungary allied against Germany

    With a POD after 1900 have Austria-Hungary be on the opposite side from Germany in a world war, both WW1 or WW2 (after a Central Powers victory or white peace presumably) are acceptable. Why does Austria-Hungary go to war: defensive (Germany declares on them?), opportunistic (Germany is...
  3. KingOnTheEdge

    AHCWI: Germany Collapsed Back Into Independent States After WW1

    The German Empire was made up of various smaller monarchies before and during ww1, with Prussia the preeminent one and the only one who could be a great power on its own. After world war one and the german defeat, these monarchs were deposed even as the states remained separated before the late...
  4. Archduke

    WWI over the Aegean Crisis

    Historically, before the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and the July Crisis, there was already another simmering crisis between Greece and the Ottoman Empire. The issue was over the impending arrival of dreadnoughts for the Ottoman Empire's navy, which excited certain elements of the Greek...
  5. Roosevelt

    Der Krieg Des Sieges | A Central Powers Timeline
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    A Central Powers Timeline
  6. Domestic British Politics without WW1?

    How would domestic British politics develop without intervention in WW1? Im going to assume that the Archduke is still dies and Europe descends into war but Britain stays out. But say things in Ireland reach a head before this occurs and Britain is too preoccupied with Ireland to intervene. Or...
  7. Basileus_Komnenos

    Territorial extent and Political Ramifications of a Surviving Austria-Hungary from a Successful Sixtus Affair

    In a desperate attempt to end the chaos of the war, Kaiser Karl I of Ausria Hungary tried to broker a separate peace agreement with the Entente through his brother-in-law Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma. In otl the negotiations largely fell through because of the Austrian Foreign Minister...
  8. The Triumph of Peace: History of The Great Screaming Match and beyond.

    Part 1: Background The Great Screaming Match (German: Der Schreienkrieg; French: Crier La Guerre) was the period from July to December 1914 when The French and German Empires engaged in a massive posturing contest near the disputed Alsace-Lorraine region. It involves more than five million men...
  9. Will of Iron
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    Hello everyone! You might remember me from my TL "Italico Valore" which deals with a more victorious 1848 revolution in Italy. Here I wanted to try my hand with a 20th Century POD and I hereby present you "Will of Iron" WILL OF IRON JANUARY-JUNE 1916 The Central Powers ended 1915 in a...
  10. Crazymachines

    Christmas truce becomes Christmas mutiny

    The Christmas truce was a series of ceasefires that occurred around Christmas of 1914 between the soldiers of the central powers and the allies. However, hostilities soon resumed after the commanding officers ordered hostilities to resume. What if multiple units on both sides refused to resume...
  11. Central Powers victory

    During WW1 there were many close calls, opportunities not fully exploited and a certain degree of logistical failures on both sides but especially the Central Powers one. So my question is: in which battle/campaign the Central Powers, if history took a different turn, could have defeated the...
  12. WI Queen Elizabeth Class Dreadnoughts with increased range

    Hi all, This is another POD provided by Percy Scott's autobiography "Fifty Years in the Royal Navy". And so I need to give a disclaimer. A lot of Scott's book consists of essentially "The Admiralty could have/should have done X but they decided not to". The book is chock full of AH POD's. To...
  13. Earlier Depth Charges

    Hi all, So I came across the following quote recently in Percy Scott’s autobiography “Fifty years in the Royal Navy: “The depth charge, which ultimately turned out to be the antidote to the submarine, furnishes a remarkable illustration of Admiralty methods. Who invented it? It has even been...
  14. Ivan Kolev Survives

    This video from The Great War is a great introduction to this man, if you don't know of him. And his Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Kolev_(general) He died on 29 of July 1915, in Vienna while being treated for tuberculosis (according to the Great War; Wikipedia just said...
  15. The Axis Line Up as Central Powers and the Allies as the Entente in 1914 - Repercussions?

    POD #1 - In 1901 the Japanese, realising there will be a clash with Russia over Korea & Manchuria, decide they need an an ally to restrain France when the looming Russo-Japanese War breaks out. Instead of the British, they approach the current "enemy" of both nations. The Germans, looking to tie...
  16. MittleGittle

    Flea>Communist Revolution

    So there was an outbreak of Typhus during the Russian Civil War, And 2-3 Million people died. So what if it was more infectious, infectious enough to cripple the Soviet government, army, and economy? Then a second wave takes down the Russian Republic, turning it into Anarchy and more Civil...
  17. Tanner151

    Der Kampf: The Rise and Fall of the Austrian Führer
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    Der Kampf: The Rise and Fall of the Austrian Führer Prelude “A plague has been loosed upon the continent and it comes in the form of a failed Austrian artist.” -George Lloyd, Head of the House of Lords, 1939 "With the outbreak of war between the United Kingdom and the Japanese Empire, I...
  18. HMS Canopus at Caronel

    Hey all, I have been looking at WW1 British history lately and came across a POD that I was surprised to find no thread on. Maybe it exists and I just haven't seen it, in which case please post a link. OK, in the opening stages of WW1 Admiral Von Spee's Far East Squadron left Asia to raid...
  19. WI:Italy helps the Central Powers

    In our timeline Italy declined to help the Central Powers during WW1 ,and in 1915 they joined the Entente.But what if they do help Germany?Will almost nothing change or will this change the war entirely?
  20. Sources and Help needed for a TL idea

    So, I've been thinking and I realized that this site hasn't had a good TL on what if Leopold became King of Spain in 1871 since The Legacy of the Glorious by the lovely Marquil, so I was planning on writing a TL about that myself. Here are some ideas I have and I am willing to hear if they're...
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