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  1. C.Z.A.R

    31 to the Somme: A WWI TL
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    31 to the Somme "When you march into France, let the last man on the right brush the channel with his sleeve." -- Alfred von Schlieffen Prologue: The Denkschrift It is extremely necessary for the planning before the Erster Weltkrieg to be discussed for a total comprehension of what comes...
  2. Washington Naval Treaty After negotiated end to WW1

    I know this has been discussed many times, still: PREMISE: Assume that the eastern front goes according to OTL. Several PODs keep the US out of the warm (no USW, no Zimmerman telegram etc, etc). The western front goes more or less as per OTL(but with the Germans performing a bit Better overall...
  3. C.Z.A.R

    WI: Germany in 1914 gets the 24 divisions required for the Schlieffen Plan

    As is said above, what would happen if Germany is (somehow) able to get the 24 extra divisions needed for the Schlieffen Plan? How would the Battle of Frontiers & Marne go? Would Germany win?
  4. ComradeLenin22

    La révolution d'avril

    La révolution d'avril April 25th, 1917 The Nivelle Offensive which started 9 days prior but to no avail so far. Three years into WW1 and the war seemed still far from done, "Home by Christmas" is a joke but makes no one laugh. This reality falls hardest on no one more than the French Army...
  5. AltoRegnant

    Could Britain Have Landed In Occupied Belgium During WW1?

    Britain intervened in the great war not due to direct german hostilities, or french begging, or Entente obligations, but for another reason. German actions in Belgium; their casus belli being defense of the weak (please ignore their empire.) However, almost all of Britain's involvement was on...
  6. WI: Contained war between Austria-Hungary and Russia in 1914

    Starting from around the turn of the century, Austria-Hungary begins to arm itself at the same pace as the other European Great Powers. Could the Dual Monarchy stand its ground on its own against Russia? The conflict would still be ignited by the Sarajevo assassination, the subsequent...
  7. Russo-German alliance?

    What would happen if a renewed russo-german alliance happens after the treaty of bjorko? let's say germany dumps austria hungary after it's annexation of bosnia in favor of russia, thus making the new pact of italy, germany, and russia, allied against france, japan and most likely the uk...
  8. Danube Delta Condominium in Central Powers victory

    In the Treaty of Bucharest, the CP created a joint occupied zone around the Danubes delta and northern Dobruja. In OTL it was awarded to Bulgaria to keep them in the war, however this would not have been necessary in a CP victory. Assuming the way the war is won doesn’t butterfly a similar...
  9. British retain a Naval and Littoral focus during WW1

    Hi All, This came up in the Victory in Europe 1944 - Effects on the British Empire and the Postwar World thread. @Carl Schwamberger asked: When I answered with a text wall, he reasonably suggested that I spin it off into a separate thread. Which is what I am doing here. There are kind of...
  10. SirHalifax

    What if Anthrax was used in WW1?

    I found that in OTL, German spies attempted to poison horses earmarked for Entente use with anthrax. What would happen if Germany took this a step further and used anthrax on Entente forces? Obviously, this would backfire, and German troops would be affected too, not to mind Allied retaliation...
  11. DBWI RnR and leave instead of for the duration policy in WW1

    During the first world war there was talk of allowing leave and having a policy of cycling troops through the forward and back trenches, but the british generals thought this would make their men idolent and lazy and that being on the front lines for the duration would make them commit fully to...
  12. AltoRegnant

    France + AH vs Germany And Italy With Neutral Britain and Russia?

    say that, sometime after the collapse of the League of Three Emperors collapsed, Germany and AH had their own diplomatic falling out, (perhaps over nationalists in Austria being supported by parts of the German government, albeit not Prussians) and while Germany is able to maintain the Italian...
  13. Russian presence in North Manchuria, effects on Japanese policies post-1930?

    Some context: Competent A-H fends off Brusilov offensive, no German USW, February Revolution still on time, no Kerensky Offensive, no October Revolution, armistice in late 1917/early 1918, negotiated peace in 1918. Russia only loses Poland (sans Suwalki). German Asia-Pacific possessions have the...
  14. kerensky goverment survives till the end of the war

    Is it possible for kerensky goverment wheter it be due to him not launching his offensive or some other reason is it possible for the russians to hold out enough that when the Americans arrive the tide is turned and a two front push occurs if it does how would the russian gain out of the alt...
  15. Nihcolas II weds Margaret of Prussia stopping WWI

    If Nihcolas II wed Margaret of Prussia by never noticing Alix will Wilhelm II prevent the war for his sister? Can the avoid war until Russia industrializes preventing Russian revolution ?
  16. Scramble for africa sparks WW1

    What if some issue in Scramble for africa sparked WW1? What were the alliances then ? Was Germany industrialized enough to fight the war ?
  17. Nicholas II daughters British Queen after failed revolution

    If Nicholas II stayed in power until after WW I ? Pls assume it Could his daughters Marry Edward VIII or Geroge VI and become British Queen ? Will George V and British royals ignore haemophilia and bad PR in UK of autocrat Nicholas? Even if children born Can this marriage stop Wallis Simpson...
  18. AltoRegnant

    WW1 Delayed Until 1916

    Say that, for whatever reason, Franz Ferdinand isn't killed in 1914. Instead, he makes it to 1916 before Young Serbia/The Black Hand break his mortal coil. Maybe he literally just doesnt go to Bosnia in 14. Regardless, there's still a month of dillydallying and conflicting orders, Kaiser Wilhelm...
  19. Marklin

    DBWI: Allies accept call for armistice in 1918

    As basic as it sounds. Would our world be better if the allies accepted the German call for an armistice in 1918 rather than call for Unconditional Surrender? Would it prevent the militarist coup and subsequent invasion and occupation by the Allies? How would Germany (and Europe and the US for...
  20. Marklin

    WI: The Ottoman Empire joined the allies in WW1?

    So I'll be the first to admit that I'm not much of an expert on the Ottoman Empire, but from my readings, I've gathered that they were friendly with the British for a while before WW1. So my question is: What if the Ottomans chose to side with the Allies in WW1 and how could we get to this...
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