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  1. AHC - Boost production of Saffron spice outside of Iran

    No idea if the following requires a pre-1900 POD or few though interested to know whether it would be possible to further boost the production of Saffron spice outside of Iran, which currently accounts for around 90–93 percent of recent annual world production and thereby dominates the export...
  2. AHC/WI - Have Majapahit outlast the Ming

    The challenge is to have the Majapahit Empire avoid their decline long enough to outlast the Ming Empire. Ideally Majapahit hegemony in Nusantara and grip on its far flung vassal kingdoms would remain unchallenged, thanks to the absence of the Regreg War along with any other factors. Even...
  3. Post-Stalin Alternative Leaders

    Will concede to not knowing much on the subject yet let's say Stalin still kicks the bucket as IOTL or in the immediate aftermath of WW2, in terms of economic reform which candidates or even series of candidates within the Soviet Union would have been better off taking over? Especially in a...
  4. Automotive WI - Yamaha also builds Automobiles

    Both Yamaha and Kawasaki are notable for being the only Japanese motorcycle manufacturers that did not produce cars. That is not to say both did not explore the idea with Kawasaki developing the Kawasaki KZ360 Kei Car prototype (aborted because dealer network could not be establish - yet could...
  5. Automotive AHC/WI – Improve Willy-Overland’s Car Production Prospects

    The following article posits Willys could have better fought the imports than what U.S. automakers ended up producing IOTL and helped change the US auto industry’s dismissive attitude about entry-level compacts had the automaker continued to build passenger cars in the early-post-war years more...
  6. WI/AHC - Make the Island of Sumatra more religiously diverse

    IOTL only parts of North Sumatra, West Sumatra and the Nias and Mentawai Islands are notable for having a significant Christian presence to make up almost 11% of the Island of Sumatra's population with Hindus and Buddhists making up less than 2%, the challenge is to craft a scenario where the...
  7. WI - Camillo Cavour lives another decade or so

    In a scenario where Italy gained Corsica in an alternate treaty of Bastia (or in the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars) beforehand, what if Camillo Cavour lived another decade or so and how would it affect the newly proclaimed Kingdom of Italy (and its potential ambitions regarding Italian...
  8. WI/AHC - Wank the Kingdom of Bali

    The challenge is to wank the Balinese Kingdom to a greater and lasting extent compared to OTL, with territory ranging from a surviving Blambangan in the west (including the Eastern Salient of Java) up to Sumba and Flores at minimum in the east, if not being roughly approximate in terms of...
  9. Automotive AHC - Improve Studebaker's (and Packard's) prospects

    With a pre-war or post-war POD the challenge is to lay the groundwork to improve Studebaker’s (and Packard's) prospects ITTL compared to OTL, whether they remain independent (a bit longer if not as a lower-volume marque) or as a thriving part of another company be it ATL Studebaker-Packard...
  10. Automotive AHC/WI - Saving the domestic British Motor Industry

    The subject on saving the British Motor Industry has been explored many times over the years, one constant amongst many however would have to be the fact that a number of earlier PODs would be required from around 1870 to 1945 just to lay down the groundwork in terms of investment...
  11. AHC/WI - Mitigate the Panic of 1873 and Long Depression in Britain (in addition to the Great Depression of British Agriculture)

    With a POD range as early as 1850 the challenge is to mitigate the Panic of 1873 and Long Depression in Britain in addition to the Great Depression of British Agriculture IOTL from 1873 to 1896. Am interested to know the consequences of how a better British performance during the period from...
  12. WI/AHC - A less prominent European colonial power successfully establishes a colony in OTL Dutch Brazil

    Even though some European colonization efforts of South America were more successful than others in OTL, what-if a less prominent European colonial power be it the Germans (in place of Klein-Venedig and Hanauisch-Indien), Italy (alternate Thornton expedition) as well as the Danish, Norwegian or...
  13. Explain how Colonial Southeast Asia came to look like this

    The following ATL map is roughly about 1895 at latest. Empires/Countries: Blue - Siam (Independent) Red - French White - British Yellow - Spanish Green - Portuguese Orange - Dutch
  14. WI/AHC - British Central Africa Protectorate (aka Nyasaland / Malawi) was not landlocked

    What if British Central Africa Protectorate (aka Nyasaland / Malawi) was not landlocked with access to the Indian Ocean along part of the Zambezi and including the OTL Mozambique city of Quelimane? The following ethnic map of OTL Mozambique below south of Malawi would suggest the remaining part...
  15. Portuguese Goa receives additional territory

    No clue on the history or context on Portuguese Goa, though interested to know how much larger Goa could have grown in a scenario where much of India still becomes part of the British Empire?
  16. AHC/WI – Chilean territorial losses Paraguayan War style

    It seems Chile was rather fortunate to have gained the additional territory it did, both to its north at the expense of Peru/Bolivia and its south with parts of Patagonia. Outside of the wanked / maximum Chile threads, what is the worst Chile could have potentially experienced in terms of...
  17. On early Brazilian industrialization and the plausibility of becoming a Superpower under certain circumstances

    While there have been many threads on the subject of Brazil becoming a superpower or industrializing earlier and maintain its progress on compared to OTL, with some believing it was relatively achievable without additional territorial expansion. Would it have still been possible under certain...
  18. Automotive WI - Nader vs Volkswagen in place of Unsafe at Any Speed

    In OTL Ralph Nader's Unsafe at Any Speed preceded his later lesser known attack on Volkswagen resulting in GM suffering huge reputational damage over the Corvair whereas Volkswagen got off very lightly with its rear-engined cars (despite almost going bankrupt trying to replace its rear-engine...
  19. AHC - China loses part of Yunnan

    While it is probably unlikely for another country to completely conquer and hold all of what is now Yunnan (formerly Nanzhao and the Dali Kingdom), the challenge is to have China permanently lose part of Yunnan (likely to Burma though open to other candidates) with the Lancang River serving as a...
  20. AHC/WI - Have Amharic and Tigrinya dominate Horn of Africa

    Drawing inspiration from past Ethiopia-wanks (via possibly an Ethiopian victory in the Abyssinian-Adal War thanks to Portuguese assistance, etc) as well as the idea of a Tigrinya state in OTL Eritrea (plus Tigray and part of the Afar region via a map from the rather obscure Agazian / Geez...
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