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  1. CH: 5 or Less in Europe by 2000 A.D.

    How about: 1) Denmark - covers modern day Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, UK, Eire. 2) Carolingian Empire - (based on Charlemagne's empire) covering Northern Spain, France, Northern Italy, the Low Countries, Western Germany, Switerland, Western Austria. 3) Greater Poland / Lithuania -...
  2. What would Napoleon do with an invaded Britain?

    I would have to agree, to make the French fleet (or even the French and Spanish combined fleet) anywere near a match for the British the French would have to suffer a loss of their army's power. You are look (at the least) at decent roads from Paris to each of the main ports. You are looking...
  3. A federated Britain: How?

    Assuming that the Normans invaded and won as in OTL you may want to look at an alteration to the Magna Carta. If the Barons had known that John was going to sware vasselage to the Pope to get round having signed the Magna Carta they may have been more direct in limiting the kings power. It...
  4. AHC: A Spanish New Zealand and Australia

    By 1750 Spain and Portugal were spent forces in world exploration. I could realistically see the Portugese making a go of exploring Australia and New Zealand in 1590's with ships blown southward from New Guinea. Australia would have to offer something however as both Spain and Portugual were...
  5. Most diverse Britain pre-immigration era

    You forgot the Egyptians! ;)
  6. WI: Romano-Briton Breakoff

    Since the Romans formally left Britain in 410 I can't really see much difference (certainly no troops brought in to try to retake the province). I would say the biggest difference would be that the Romans that supported the rebellion might gather in one place to defend themselves against the...
  7. Is there any way that the British/Canadians could fare better in 1812?

    If the Brits / Canadians had had more luck pushing down the Mississippi then it could have lead to an interesting suitation, particurly when the Brits wanted to take New Orleans. I wonder how Jackson would have faired against a British force to the North as well as to the South.
  8. Effects of No Munroe Doctrine?

    I had always thought that the Munroe Doctorine worked at first because Britain supported it as America was not really equiped in 1823 to fight a European power away from US territory. My feeling is that there would not be much difference as Britain would still enforce the rule (even if it was...
  9. How would you take over the world? (Moo-haa-haa.)

    The trouble you have is that a long lasting empire / kingdom of this size would need to be seen as -ocracy (dem, theo etc.) for it to be long lasting. Most empires only last past the death of their creator if many people are invested in it's future. Since you want halfs the world population...
  10. English protastantism with Henry VIII' break with Rome

    I am not sure about this, I would say that by Elizabeth's reign most where Anglican. There were not rebellions when the Spanish Armarda was about, as I suspect there would have been if a majority of Catholics had predominated. Similarly went Mary Queen of Scots was held prisoner in England...
  11. Wellington, Hero or Villain?

    Wellington was a good general, he did everything that his political masters needed him to do. As a politician he was a nightmare and if you look at the word reactionary in the dictionary you will see a picture of Wellington the PM.
  12. Avoiding the War of 1812

    To Britain .... almost none, we didn't want the war, didn't really fight the war, and signed a shameful treaty to end the war. To America .... well their economy wouldn't have been wrecked, they would have a different looking capital city if Washington hadn't be burnt. Jackson would never have...
  13. Relations between Chartist Britain and the USA

    Was it a French style revolution of the middle and lower classes, or an American style of the ruling class? If French (which seems more likely) then relations with both America and France better but the trouble with all rebulics is they are by their very nature short-termist they lack the...
  14. WI: Republican Revolution in Britain 1871 (or slightly later)

    The trouble with organising a revolution in Uk is that there are two different power bases, namely Parliment and the Crown. It is only when the two are in opposition (as with Charles I and James II) that revoluation is likely to occur. The 1870's was a time of prosperity for Britain, but was...
  15. Hannoverian colonial empire

    I can't remember if Hanover had a sea port. If not then the quick answer is no.
  16. The Queen of Liberty

    Looking good so far. Just one minor point - You called her Queen of Great britain. Did the Act of Union go ahead, and if so why? If not what are the Scot's doing? I would imagine that the more presberterian Scots would be horrified by her actions. Do we have roits / insurrection in Edinburgh...
  17. Idea: continued Stuarts with a twist

    The Act of Union was Englands way of ensuring that Scotland had the same King as England, i.e. maintained the Dual Crown of the two countries. If Scotland and England had an obvious sucessor to Anne (i.e. her child) there would be no need to link the two Parliments. As for a Regent My guess...
  18. Most plausible Europe after a Napoleonic victory?

    Ok, so we have a France with boarders in the Pyrenees, the Rhine and Genoa / Milan (the modern A7 - sorry couldn't see a suitable river to mark the border) and the year is 1802. What happens next? Does Napoleon become Emporer as he did in OTL? This will hardly reassure the leaders of the...
  19. Second longest string of Regular elections?

    The Icelandic Althing has been going since 930, and whilst I admit that it had a 45 year break the parliment's 1082 years may come a close second to the American 220 years. I am not sure why a regular election is so good, you get "lame duck" presidents who just waste a year of everyones time...
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