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  1. DracoLazarus

    DBWI : Germany holds on to Lorrain ores

    The Great War was a bloody, but relatively short affair, only two years. The Central Powers were riddled with shortages, which they hoped to alleviate via conquest. One of the most critical ones was the German iron ore shortage. Not only did Germany already import French iron ore from the...
  2. Antonio the Komnenoi

    AHC: Russian Republic signs a separate peace.

    After the February revolution, the Provisional government, including figures like Lvov, Milyukov, and Kerensky kept Russia loyal to its diplomatic commitment to the Entente, which would result in the eventual destruction of the Republic. Why did the ruling government ignored the mass desertions...
  3. Count of Crisco

    A History of Alyska to the year 1900.

    Thanks to Covid I have had a lot of free time, and have spent it getting back into writing. Among the various projects I have been working on has been an alternate history setting, the timeline of which will appear here.
  4. HammerofWar

    AHC: Ruin the World Economy Post-WWI

    My challenge to you is with a POD after the fall of France, make the war so terrible that the World economy is ruined for everyone.
  5. PC: An East Prussian - Lithuanian Union?

    What if in the aftermath of WWI, the Entente had merged East Prussia with Lithuania as part of the Treaty of Versailles? The Lithuanians would receive a larger population, the Poles would be less likely to try revanchist schemes (or would they?) and the Soviets would see the new nation as less...
  6. What would a present day without World War 1 look like?

    Essentially no Fascism, no Communism, no Art Deco, no Prohibition, no "Dieselpunk". How do you think a world like this would evolve like in the 20th and 21st centuries? People becoming increasingly sexually open and naturalistic, with an Art Nouveau style spreading its comfortable vines all...
  7. 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...
  8. Place In the Sun: What If Italy Joined the Central Powers?
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Hello, everyone. So, I've lurked here for quite some while before registering recently, and I've decided to start a timeline based on a question which has always fascinated me: what if Italy joined the Central Powers in 1915? This timeline's PoD is that Germany forces Austria to agree to terms...
  9. WI: The scale of Serbia's involvement in the Black Hand is revealed just after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand?

    Let's say that the intelligence division of Austria-Hungary, and specifically their investigations into the Black Hand, is significantly better than OTL. They are able to capture enough Black Hand agents or otherwise investigate the organization thoroughly enough that shortly after Franz...
  10. WI: Barbarossa in WWI?

    As we all know, Operation Barbarossa was a military plan which resulted in the Germans taking huge portions of the Soviet land to the point that major cities like Leningrad and Moscow were threatened. Of course, Ukraine, Belarus, Baltics and even Northern Caucasus was occupied. But what if the...
  11. 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...
  12. WI: Göring killed in World War I

    At some point during Hermann Göring's career as a fighter pilot in World War I, he was seriously wounded in the hip and needed a year to recover. What if he had been killed instead?
  13. MittleGittle

    Wilhelm of Rumania

    Fun one a day V4? What if near the end of World War One, for whatever reason (political instability, collapse of the front, etc) Wilhelm flees to his relatives in Romania? I know that Rumania joined the Entente, but for all intensive purposes in this scenario they stay out of the war. I hope...
  14. Regnum Dei

    Life imitates Art!

    Hello! My name is Regnum Dei and this is my first written TL which asks the question: What if WWI had no clear winner. This scenario is inspired by HoI4 mod Red Flood but I will try to include a lot of my ideas and expand apon certain things that are not adressed in the mod. Comments...
  15. Ideal OoB and Equipment for WWI Combatants

    So I've seen this a ton for WWII nations, but almost never for WWI. Which is interesting, because I feel like there are very dramatic potential PoDs in any WWI nation having some foresight in it's equipment. Like, could Austria Hungry have invested heavily in Tanks in the pre war? Could the...
  16. Antonio the Komnenoi

    WI: Hidenburg stays in retirement ?

    Max Hoffmann and von François remain in command of the 8th Army in the East, while without Hidenburg and Ludendorff, either Erich von Falkenhayn will remain head of the OHL or someone else (maybe Hoffman himself) takes his place. What changes would it bring to the German strategy in the late-war...
  17. England Expects More....
    Threadmarks: England Expects More.... CH 1-1

    England Expects More from Every Man.... This is a sequel to England Expects that Every Man.... from last year. It is implicitly assumed that readers have read that one, although I think this one could be read on its own – you just need to know that events have progressed on a different path...
  18. Gukpard

    DBWI What if General Hitler went for another career?

    OOC The point of divergence is that the DAP breaks apart before hitler goes to inspect it Generald Hitler is more known as "that moustache guy" on the game hearts of iron 4, and he also appears on documentaries about the 1938 German-Polish war. There is a German documentary from the 1990s about...
  19. Antonio the Komnenoi

    WI: Earlier Spanish Flu ?

    The Spanish flu started it’s outbreak in Europe during the last months of WWI, but, what if it happened earlier ? If an outbreak started in 1916 after the first day of the Somme offensive, how would that affect the Western Front ? And what if it managed to spread to Russia ?
  20. Alternate start to WWI?

    There has been a lot of threads about one of the countries making a different, better decision at the start of WWI and how that would help them win. My question is what if all of them make the proposed better decisions, how do you think that would turn out? The war starts from the same...
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