Recent content by HJ Tulp

  1. WI: Willem II doesn't die in 1651

    With regards to the Dutch Republic this is the BIG what if. A succesful coup would have changed the whole trajectory of Dutch history. Amsterdam being the main centre of opposition to the Prince of Orange the States party would be crushed - for the moment at least. Willem II would have an...
  2. France sells/loses Haiti after the Haitian Revolution

    I can wholeheartedly recommend Mike Duncan's podcast Revolutions which has an extensive chapter on the Haitian Revolution.
  3. No attack on Pearl Harbor, no Fall of Philippines, no Fall of Singapore, does Dutch East Indies still fall?

    Depends how long. They have 9 months. Between the damage to the DEI oil facilities (which varied from absolute to minimal) and the failure to protect the Japanese oil shipments back to the main islands the Japanese high command must have been disappointed by what they could import OTL anyway.
  4. No attack on Pearl Harbor, no Fall of Philippines, no Fall of Singapore, does Dutch East Indies still fall?

    So are the attacks on the Philippines and Malaya still launched but unsuccessful? In that case I very much doubt that the DEI will fall. The Japanese didn't start attacking Dutch positions until they had secured their LOCs by neutralising or taking over American and British bases. In fact, the...
  5. Austrian Hapsburg Netherlands-do they still become a colonizing power?

    The Netherlands as a unified country against the evil and Catholic Spaniards is mostly a 19th century myth. The first decades of the 80 years war were very much a civil war.
  6. Austrian Hapsburg Netherlands-do they still become a colonizing power?

    What do you think the 80 years war was ;)
  7. WWII: WI more allied powers get an occupation zone in Germany

    Apparently there were a lot more zones than are usually known. Someone posted a map a while a go where it was shown that there were zones for Norway, Denmark, Belgium and IIRC a small one for Luxembourg as well. Of course they did report to the major power in charge of the wider zone but still.
  8. A Blunted Sickle - Thread II

    My condolences :(
  9. Plausibility check: James II in the Netherlands

    I know the feeling! Good luck kerel!
  10. Plausibility check: James II in the Netherlands

    That's about right I think. Noone will be able to scream 'ASB', that's for sure! Does this mean we are going to see your TL some time soon? :)
  11. Plausibility check: James II in the Netherlands

    If Willem II wins the power struggle with the States party - highly likely if he just doesn't die of the smallpox - the Netherlands is the most likely destination for the Stuarts, Willem being married to one. In fact, that is what happened OTL until the demise of Willem II.
  12. Plausibility check: James II in the Netherlands

    Was he already a Catholic in 1650? According to Wikipedia he wouldn't turn to the Catholic until 1668, after being exposed to it during his exile in France.
  13. Plausibility check: James II in the Netherlands

    The First Anglo-Dutch War will be vastly different with Willem II in control of the Netherlands. For one, there is a strong possibility that the war will be a lot larger than OTL, possibly Netherlands/France vs. England/Spain.
  14. Alternate warships of nations

    Cancelling De Ruyter and Tromp would pay for at least 6 subs. If not 10. Thing is, intra-service warfare forced the Koninklijke Marine to go for the De Ruyter. After that the gun-lobby won the interservice fight and submarines were back at the end of the line. Helfrich was a bloody dolt, that...
  15. It's A Long Way To Nagasaki: The Anglo-Japanese War

    Did they like the Britons though?
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