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  1. So Evident a Danger: The Consequences of War between Britain, Prussia and Russia in 1791

    Please don't feel forced to go any faster! Slow timelines like this one are the best. They take the to really explore events and (importantly) characters. Yours is also particularly enjoyable because there are barely any battles in it (that's a refreshing change, in particular from most TLs set...
  2. What Would The French Have Named Cities/Things in North America?

    Some plausible sources are: - indigeneous names: a lot of names (e.g. Illinois, Chicoutimi, even Québec) are French transcriptions of Amerindian names. - prominent ministers (like OTL Choiseul islands, lake Pontchartrain etc.) or royal family (île d'Orléans, nouvelle-Angoulême). - physical...
  3. So Evident a Danger: The Consequences of War between Britain, Prussia and Russia in 1791

    The plan is indeed not far from brillancy, and I think if it were headed to a proper European Congress (1815-style) it could indeed be worked out. One big drawback here is that Prussia is the sole obvious winner from this plan and does not concede anything, and it goes in a chain reaction...
  4. An American Inventor in Paris:

    Looking at a map (I don't know this region at all) it seems that the British are out of position here and not really blocking the advance to London. Couldn't Napoléon just bypass (and screen) them by crossing the Medway somewhat upstream (or just threaten to do so and bait them into a trap)...
  5. The Unexpected: In the time of Louis XII's heir

    Minor remark here: I believe you mixed up “heir apparent” and “heir presumptive”. François is heir *presumptive*, since the birth of a son to Charles IX would make him no longer the heir. (An heir apparent would moreover be able to claim the title of “Dauphin (de Viennois)”, as was done since...
  6. WI: Germany, Italy, and Russia Alliance vs Britain, France, AH?

    This makes sense, yet I don't see how Austria-Hungary would commit suicide by directly entering a war against both Germany and Russia at the same time. I could imagine this progressing in stages however: First stage is an alt-July crisis: 1. Italy against Ottomans. 2. France gives some...
  7. 'the Victorious': Seleucus Nicator and the world after Alexander

    My guess would be exactly this: Antiochus III conveniently dies, some noble claims the imperial crown (I don't think we have names for courtiers/generals in the core regions of Syria/Mesopotamia, apart from Diomedes who on the contrary needs the boy alive; I would guess somebody related to his...
  8. 'the Victorious': Seleucus Nicator and the world after Alexander

    As I wrote in my message, this was just after the alt-First Syrian War, when Antigonus was still alive and kicking (and having a summary of divergences *at that point* would have been useful). @ClaustroPhoebic, a minor nitpick/suggestion: to disambiguate between those two Antiochuses...
  9. 'the Victorious': Seleucus Nicator and the world after Alexander

    Impressive post, thanks! However, I am not too versed in the Syrian wars of OTL (neither are, I suspect, most of the readers of your TL), so I don't see how exactly it diverges so far. I just finished reading the alt-First Syrian war part and it seems still very close to OTL, apart from the...
  10. La Guillotine Permanente: A French Revolutionary Timeline

    Subscribed, this is an impressive TL start! By the way, as a native French speaker, your use of accents is really jarring; the correct spellings are Barère (<- this one really stings the eyes!), Fouché, Hébert, modérantisme (wrong accent here, it's the accute one). In case of doubt, omitting...
  11. What would crusader Egypt look like, long term?

    Monarch conversion would not happen by keeping the same monarch. It is quite easy to see a disputed succession where one of the claimants happens to be inclined towards the Coptic rite (note, I did not write “be Coptic”, because this is still quite fluid) and eventually wins thanks to local...
  12. Plausibility check: a greater War of the Bavarian Succession

    Piedmont *could* be a British ally, but they would never go against both France and Austria. Denmark could also be tempted (but they are not traditionally too friendly to the British). Besides, when Austria got Silesia in the sixties, then France probably already got a part of the southern...
  13. A House Divided Against Itself: An 1860 Election Timeline

    Thanks, great update! Do you mean the **Northern** Line here?
  14. Arrogance and Empire: An Alternative 7 Years War Timeline

    Exceptionnally well written! I have a simple question: is there any particular reason why France and Austria did not do the Hannover/Flanders swap? It would make sense for both of them: neither can Austria effectively defend the Austrian Netherlands (as the previous war showed) nor is France...
  15. PC: United Kingdom of France and Spain

    The classic objection to this is that the French kings are divinely anointed, and man cannot undo what God hath done, so that renunciation is void. (This is the line used by Legitimists even today; not that I support it, but this is what would be claimed by any descendent of Philip V). The...
  16. Orleanist France vs Bonapartiste France

    Even in the 20th century, right-wing France barely ever had a proper fascist movement (that would be the PPF of Doriot, 1936-war). Fascism is not a typical element of French right-wing thought, which generally gravitated around clericalism, laissez-faire economics, and (slightly less so) monarchism.
  17. Orleanist France vs Bonapartiste France

    Where in my comment did I write about any ties to fascism?!
  18. Orleanist France vs Bonapartiste France

    I would advise you to look into René Rémond's classic book about the right-wing in France, which he divides in three streams: Légitimist (traditional land-owning aristocracy, in full retreat by 1850), Orléanist (the Parisian bourgeoisie and industrialists), and Bonapartists (which differ from...
  19. La Floride: A French Huguenot Colony in North America

    Why would the French name so many New World rivers after actual French rivers, when IOTL neither the Spanish nor the English (nor even the French) did so? (and for a good reason: it is very confusing — just imagine, “now we were sailing up the Seine when we were attacked by Indians...”). At the...
  20. Biggest "You Blew it!" moments in History (Pre-1900)

    There was another survivor though, the young Flashman (who else?).
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