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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  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. 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?
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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 ?
  13. 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...
  14. Antonio the Komnenoi

    Poll: Who was the best Head of the OHL ?

    Between 1914 and 1918, The German Empire had 3 Chiefs of the “Oberste Heeresleitung”, the High command of the German army. Helmuth von Moltke “The Younger”, led it in 1914 during the Invasion of France, and is much criticized for his over cautious attitude (especially when he transferred 2 Army...
  15. What if America fought on Germany's side during WWI?

    I remember hearing somewhere that it was plausible, but I just want to be sure. If America fought on Germany's side, could the Central Powers have won? How and when could America have ended up on Germany's side? (Pretty much definitely pre-Lusitania... ) What would the resulting treaty have been...
  16. Rorke

    Heilige Maria: The Death Ride of the High Seas Fleet
    Threadmarks: #001

    October 24th, 1918 Berlin An aide strides out of the meeting room in the Admiralty headquarters, sweating profusely. In his hand, he holds an order, an order that will decide the fate of the empire. He takes a handkerchief out of his tunic and dabs his forehead, quickening his pace as he...
  17. RelativeGalaxy7

    Remember the Rainbow Redux: An Alternate Royal Canadian Navy
    Threadmarks: Bell Recovery 2014

    August 11, 2014 Bell of WWI Cruiser HMCS Rainbow recovered from the bottom of the Pacific. Craig Leroy for the Vancouver Sun. This year marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of HMCS Rainbow at The Battle of the Farallon Islands, Canada's first naval engagement during the First World...
  18. Maponus

    DBWI: No Treaty of Petrograd

    In 1915 the victorious Entente forces codified their occupation and dismemberment of the German Empire in the infamous Treaty of Petrograd. A decade later, the refusal of Bavarian troops to fire on protestors lit the fire of the Pan-German Revolution and set Europe on fire once again - and this...
  19. GauchoBadger

    Situation of the Middle Eastern theater in a 1918 CP victory scenario?

    Basically, assume that the US under Wilson doesn't join WWI on the side of the Entente around 1917. The German Spring Offensive of Q2 1918, thus, is a success, forcing Britain and France to the negotiating table. The main question here is, what would happen in the Middle East theater, primarily...
  20. WI: Higgins boat invented before WWI

    Higgins boat made invasion of open beach possible, doing away with capturing ports. Any coast your navy controls, you can land troops and supplies. What if it was invented earlier and samples were purchased by all significant powers before WWI? Gallipoli probably succeeds I think, maybe the...
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