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  1. Inferus

    Caillaux Fights On

    Joseph Caillaux was a French politician and Prime Minister from 1911-1912 who fought against Conservative elements that sought war with Germany. Caillaux desired better relations with Germany. The discovery of his secret negotiations with Germany to defuse the Second Moroccan Crisis caused a...
  2. War guilt clause in a CP victory scenario?

    If the CP's won WWI would there be a war guilt clause in the peace? If yes who would be labeled as the main perpetrator? If Serbia is declared guilty because of the assasination is it possible that an international organization would be created to deal with "terrorist" states? If not that would...
  3. Aloha

    AHC: French-Russian-German Alliance

    Challenge here today is to make it so that these countries are allied or at least friendly towards each other by 1900 (I'm of course referring to the Russian Empire and German Empire when I mean Germany and Russia). Bonus points if you could get this to happen before or just after the...
  4. Ulster Fought and the Kaiser Won
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    (Disclaimer: No, Imperial German Ulster does not feature in this timeline. At least, not yet.) The name of the Great European War, of 1914-1916, is in a sense as multi-faceted as the conflict itself. The name refers to the vast scale of the conflict, with armies larger than ever seen before...
  5. Thande

    ATTENTION AUTHORS: Sea Lion Press World War One Anthology call for story submissions!

    Crossposted from the Writer's Forum with the permission of mod @CalBear. Dear all authors of AH.com, Are you interested in the First World War? Do you like writing short stories? Do you want to combine these two interests? Sea Lion Press, the home of Alternate History Publishing (founded by...
  6. Gukpard

    Assuming that Frances lose World War One, how the country looks like after?

    Let's say that after is 10, 20 and 30 years after. No meme content like Stalininst France or a french nazi like ideology. The peace treaty is very conservative, let's say that to regain their colonies lost to the british the germans decide to only take Madagaskar from France, and annex the...
  7. What if Russia takes Constantinople in 1913?

    During the first Balkan war after the Balkan alliance's victory the only thing between the bulgarians and the Ottoman Capitol were the last deefensive line of the Chataldzha. At that point in most european capitals it was assumed that Constatinople falling to the bulgarians is only a matter of...
  8. GauchoBadger

    How would president Charles Hughes handle the aftermath of WWI?

    Charles Evans Hughes was an US politician noteworthy for being Woodrow Wilson's opponent as Republican nominee during the 1916 elections. He ran on a belligerent campaign in favor of US involvement in WWI (which would prove itself redundant as Wilson joined the war on the Entente's side anyway)...
  9. WI: The Ottoman’s “Enver-Leontiev Treaty” came to pass?

    So, according to McMeekin’s The Ottoman Endgame, on the 5th August 1914 M N Leontiev the Russian Military Attaché in Constantinople paid a visit to Enver Pasha the Ottoman Minister of War. What Enver proposed was staggering. According to McMeekin (referencing diplomatic notes and diary entries...
  10. House of Orange

    Populations of Berlin & Paris in a German WW1 Victory

    Exactly as the title says. Would a German victory in WW1 (let's say between 1916 and 1919) have any effect on the population dynamics of Paris and Berlin? Would Berlin be a bigger city than Paris by the modern day (IOTL, the greater Paris area's population outnumbers greater Berlin's by a margin...
  11. Simon

    British Armoured Cruisers at the Battle of Jutland

    At the Battle of Jutland the British had 8 armoured cruisers as part of the Grand Fleet. My question is how much use were they? Reading through some of the basic details it seems like half of them didn't really become engaged whilst the other half was sunk. I'm looking at a possible timeline...
  12. SsgtC

    WI the High Seas Fleet Doesn't Mutiny in 1918?

    Ok, so we all know the ultimate outcome: the HSF is destroyed with massive casualties. They were outnumbered two to one and the British had a huge quality advantage as well. But what kind of damage does the Grand Fleet take in the process of killing the German Navy? How many ships will the...
  13. GauchoBadger

    WI: Larger Entente success in 1916, Russian Empire lingers on?

    Scenario: the Entente’s war effort is much more successful in the midst of WWI in 1916. Brusilov’s Offensive in the east is properly supported by general Evert or an earlier Romanian DoW, the Battle of the Somme sees more success in capturing German ground, and the Kaiserliche Marine is crippled...
  14. GameBawesome

    WI: Italy sides with Central Powers, and the Ottomans sides with the Entente

    What if allies were switched around during WWI Italy decides to side with the Central Powers, and officially declares war on France, to retake Corsica, Nice and Savoy. They are also promised Trieste, but the Austrians may not honor that agreement. Meanwhile, Ottomans join the Entente, thinking...
  15. Could European Colonies Make A Break For Independence During World War I And/Or WWII?

    Could it be possible that during both world wars (or only one of them) that the wars would be so severe for the European powers that the European colonies and other territories controlled by European powers (e.g., Russian/Soviet Central Asia) would revolt in an attempt for independence? What...
  16. Can the Ottoman Empire Collapse Before WWI

    Would it be possible for the Ottoman Empire to collapse before WWI would occur? What’s the earliest time it could happen? How would the empire be divided up? And how does this impact Germany and Austria-Hungary’s ability to perform during WWI?
  17. Dread Nought but the Fury of the Seas

    Rumours of War The assassination of an Austrian Archduke would trigger a war that had been building for years. However, as the echoes of the shots died away, it was not immediately obvious that would be a world war. The Great Powers did not react immediately; ‘We should not be greatly concerned...
  18. PC: Earliest All or Nothing, three turret RN Battlecruiser?

    The battlecruiser as a design and concept splits opinion. There are those who see them as a mistake and waste of resources in general and there are those who see them more of a missed opportunity. IMHO, the genesis of the battlecruiser makes sense, the need for a “super cruiser” to combat...
  19. PC: Mass SMG use in 1914?

    When did (simple blowback, open bolt, fixed firing pin etc.) submachine guns become practical to manufacture in large numbers? I realize the tactical doctrine wasn't there yet in 1914, but would there have been any industrial/technological reasons why the Great Powers in the First World War...
  20. Ring of Fire- or Japan joins the Central Powers in 1917

    So mulling over some kaiserreich stuff and I'm basically wondering- say the Kaiser has a dose of sanity and agrees to cede Tsingtao (and possibly the rest of German Asia) to Japan in 1914, thus preventing their joining the Entente. Very little changes beyond Japanese neutrality- a few hundred...
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