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  1. WI: Napoleon becomes a dual Emperor of France and Germany

    As long as Napoleon admired Charlemagne (he visited his tomb in Aachen) it is not strange that he would come up with this idea. I know he was strongly advised to do not take the HRE title but he could have forged a completely new title like Emperor of the French and the Germans. In fact, the...
  2. Q: Would an eventual UK of the Netherlands including the Rhineland be included in the German Confederation?

    When alt-results for the Congress of Vienna have been discussed here, it has often popped up the idea that part of or most of the Rhineland could have been granted to the United Netherlands in case that Prussia would have kept their 1795 borders including most of Poland. But if most or a...
  3. WI: USSR and Warsaw Pact collapse without West Germany having recognized the Oder-Neisse border before

    In the 1970s, and thanks to Brandt's Ostpolitik, the FRG recognized (with some reservations) the Oder-Neisse line as a real border between the GDR and Poland. Let's assume a scenario where Ostpolitik did not reach that far, and FRG fornally kept its claims on the lost Eastern territories. In...
  4. WI: Justinian conquers Ostrogothic Italy but not the Vandal Kingdom

    Let's imagine a scenario where, for whatever reason, Justinian would have started the Gothic Wars without conquering first the Vandal Kingdom, with similar result (Byzantine Italy is later partially invaded by the Lombards). Would the Vandals have taken advantage of this situation for...
  5. Q: Could the capital of the Roman/Byzantine Empire return to Rome after Justinian if there is no Langobardic invasion of Italy?

    Let's consider a scenario where the Langobardic invasion of Italy in 568 is butterflied away (maybe if the Gepids somehow manage to defeat them and they are evicted from the Alpine area) and the Byzantine Empire is able to consolidate the annexation of the whole Italian peninsula after the end...
  6. WI: Mitteleuropa and Mittelafrika directly connected through an Albania-Libya sea route

    Let's consider the most extreme scenario of CP victory after WWI: Germany and Austria-Hungary establish their 'Mitteleuropa' sphere of influence and Germany is also able to implement their plans of establishing a colonial sphere in Africa ('Mittelafrika' sphere) through the occupation of some...
  7. WI: New Zealand first settled by the Incas

    Even if the Incas were not considered IOTL a seafaring civilization, what could have happened if, for some reason, they would have invested more efforts in developing a seafaring culture in the Pacific (maybe by eventual contact with Polynesians?), arriving to New Zealand prior to the Maori...
  8. WI: Habsburg's Empire retains the 1718 Kingdom of Serbia until the Ausgleich

    Would Serbia be part of an eventual triple crown (Austria-Hungary-Serbia)? Would it maybe be merged with Croatia and BiH into a sort of 'Yugoslavian' realm inside Austria?
  9. WI: Columbus had found nobody in the Bahamas and returned to Spain without any contact with Native Americans

    The Lucayans living in San Salavador and other parts of Bahamas had allegedly colonized these islands just 200-250 years prior to the arrival of Columbus, migrating from the Turks & Caicos, and probably from Hispaniola earlier than that. Let's consider a scenario where the Lucayans, by some...
  10. Q: Would a pre-1914 formed USSR take part in an alt-WWI?

    Let's consider a scenario where the USSR would have formed before the start of WWI. Obviously WWI had a great contribution in triggering the fall of the Tzars and later the Bolshevik revolution, but we also saw that a similar revolution could have been successful before that (i.e. 1905). Maybe a...
  11. WI: Hellenistic Sri Lanka

    I have checked that in most of the threads considering the scenario of a possible Hellenistic India it has been discussed how complicated could it be for the Hellenistic culture to supersede, even if partially, the well established Indian cultures and form a real Hellenistic state which could...
  12. WI: Germany and A-H get involved in the Russian Revolution of 1905

    Let's consider a scenario where the Russian Revolution of 1905 goes out of control and the Russian monarchy is more seriously challenged, leading to the point of losing control over certain regions of the Russian Empire. The German Empire (who by 1905 still had good relations with the Tsar)...
  13. WI: Prussia helps the Netherlands to defeat France and the Belgian rebels in 1831 in exchange of setting the western Prussian border at the Meuse

    The Talleyrand plan for an eventual partition of Belgium which was not accepted in 1830 already proposed that all the Dutch territory east of the Meuse river would go to Prussia. For several reasons, Prussia was not interested (unlike France) in a military intervention in the Belgian Revolution...
  14. WI: The Allies favour an Austrian-Swiss union after the CP defeat in 1918

    After the dissolution of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire in 1918, parts of Austria (mainly Vorarlberg) explored the possibility of joining Switzerland as a solution for the German remainders of the former Empire. Switzerland rejected the idea. What could have happened if the Allies would have...
  15. WI: Poland not restored after WWI despite an Allied victory

    Let's imagine a scenario where the Central Powers would have handled a different approachment to the Soviet demand for a treaty of peace, and instead of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, Germany and the A-H would have defined a direct new border with the Soviet Union, allowing the Soviets to take...
  16. WI: Britain is settled by the Franks instead of the Anglo-Saxons

    By the mid-5th century, when the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain began, the Franks were already well established in the other side of the Channel, so they could have settle Britain first if they have been interested in doing so, as they were in good position for that purpose. It is usually...
  17. WI: Prussia retains control of the Livonian Confederation until the 18th century

    Let's imagine a scenario where the Duchy of Prussia had managed to retain the control over the Livonian Confederation (roughly present Estonia + Latvia) up to the 18th century (meaning that neither Sweden nor Russia seized them) without affecting too much the overall OTL (there are...
  18. Q: Would the Flevoland have been created if the Netherlands were part of Germany/France instead of an independent nation?

    The development of the Flevoland during the the 20th century was a central project for the Dutch government for several decades in order to claim former land to the Zuiderzee and for a better control of the floods in the surroundings. However, it required a lot of investment and some parts of...
  19. Q: A Western version of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk possible?

    Let's assume a scenario where France suffers a revolt at some time during WWI because of bad perspectives at war (the US are finally not involved and the Germans keep on successfully advancing, or something like that), famine, political strife or whatever cause which leads to the French...
  20. WI: Prussia keeps its Eastern borders of 1795 after the Congress of Vienna

    Let's consider a scenario where somehow Prussia manages to keep the Eastern borders of 1795 (after the third and final partition of Poland) after the Congress of Vienna. During 19th century Prussia first, and the German Empire later, envisioned a German nation state which would be...
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