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  1. A less ad hoc ABDA: British Empire offers guarentee to the Dutch East Indies in 1940

    In our timeline ABDACOM (American-British-Dutch-Australia Command) was set up as a unified command of all Allied forces in South East Asia in an effort to jointly resist the Japanese offensive. Activated on 7 January 1942 it utterly failed in it's task of defending the Malay Barrier and was...
  2. Succesful Patriot Revolt

    On the 28th of June 1787, members of the Gouda Free Corps apprehended Wilhelmina of Prussia near the small village of Goejanverwellesluis. Nothing had ever happened in Goejanverwellesluis and most probably nothing ever will, but what happened on that day had enormous consequences. Wilhelmina had...
  3. WI: No 'Automedon' - Effects on the Japanese move South?

    On the 11th of November 1940, the German merchant raider Atlantis captured the SS Automedon, a British steamer and passenger ship. While the Automedon's cargo was valuable, the Germans captured something much more valuable: information. During the short battle all British officers had died so...
  4. WI: US Army 75's for the KNIL?

    When the Wehrmacht conquered Western Europe in 1940 the Netherlands East Indies (N.E.I.) lost it's arms suppliers. Because of the Japanese threat the Royal Netherlands Indies Army (KNIL) was in the middle of a drastic reorganization that would transform it from a police force into a army that...
  5. ABDA-wank: Combined Striking Force 'wins' Java Sea

    On the 27th of February the destruction of the Allied fleet at Java Sea sealed the fate of Java and with that the Dutch East Indies. Although this Combined Striking Force was under orders to 'continue to strike on the enemy until it was destroyed', it's story was one of the forboded death. The...
  6. WI: No Sukarno in occupied-Indonesia

    From 1934 onwards Sukarno, leader of the Indonesian nationalists, was exiled from Java to first Flores and from 1938 to Bencoolen, on Sumatra. After the war with Japan broke out according to some sources Sukarno requested to be transported back to Java. He had written very negatively about...
  7. No 'golden' torpedo hit on HMS Prince of Wales

    The sinking of the Prince of Wales (PoW) and the Repulse on the 10th of December 1941 send a shockwave through the world and certainly Asia. In one action the prime assets of the Royal Navy in South East Asia was destroyed by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). For the first time a battleship that...
  8. Question about Japanese air-units' operational range early WWII

    I'm planning for a TL about the Dutch East Indies in WWII. What I'm wondering about now is the operational range for Japanese air-units. I can easily find the range of the different airplanes but is that the same as operational range? For example for the Mitsubishi G4M I can find a range of...
  9. What does Japan do if there are no airfields to conquer?

    Reading up on the Japanese invasion of South East Asia what strikes me is that the East Indian archipelago was apparently dotted by airfields. The Dutch idea was that bombers operating from these airfields could defend the East Indies against Japanese. The opposite was the effect though. The...
  10. WI: No ABDACOM

    WI: No ABDACOM The American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command was a short-lived and very unsuccessful attempt at establishing a unified command for the allied defense of South East Asia against the Japanese Empire. The problems started at it’s conception: It was only after the Japanese...
  11. The internment of German fleet at Scapa Flow

    Hey guys and gals, For a timeline I have been working on for a year now (and yet haven't written a single word!) I've got a few questions on the surrender/internment of the German fleet after the end of WWI. 1. I know the fleet was escorted on both sides by the Royal Navy. Were there any...
  12. Japanese ASW

    I'm currently working (mostly musing to be honest) on a timeline where the Netherlands stays the course on it's Jeune École naval doctrine instead of switching to a more navalist approach in the mid-1930s. The Dutch plan was mainly centered around submarines which were supposed to take out the...
  13. A Question on the logistical/economical necessity of New York

    In a TL I've been 'working' (more like musing) on for the past year or so I'm toying with the idea of New York/Nieuw Amsterdam staying in Dutch hands. What I'm wondering about is if ATL New York/Amsterdam would be just as destined for greatness as OTL New York. Was the geographical of New York...
  14. WI: Charles II dies before the Restoration

    From the beginning of the English Civil War (where he participated in the Battle of Edgehill) until his escape to the continent in 1651 Charles II had ample opportunity to die. Say he dies during his escape to France after his invasion of England failed in the Battle of Worcester. What are the...
  15. Benefits of being part of the HRE?

    For the TL I'm working on (very general outline here and here) I'm toying with the idea of one (or more) Dutch succesor-states rejoining the HRE. Is that plausible though? What are the benefits of doing so and would the Emperor allow it? Thanks in advance :)
  16. Dynamics of independent 17th century Limburg, Gelre and Friesland

    In a timeline I'm working on the United Republic of the Netherlands falls apart in 1650. Basically the provinces of Holland, Utrecht and Zeeland try to dethrone the Stadholder of Friesland-Groningen-Drenthe after the death of William II. They will fail but it will break the Union. So afterwards...
  17. 'Den Groote Koopstad Amsterdam' Discussion (and TL?) on a Amsterdam/Wank

    While reading What country do you think deserves a wank? I (as born and raised Amsterdammer) immediately thought about a Amsterdam-wank. Musing on this I realised that to wank Amsterdam you don't need the Netherlands to have MORE land (as that would diminish the relative power and influence of...
  18. WI Challenge: Sweden as Taiwans armsdealer?

    Inspired by posts in this thread: https://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=148829 where people pondered about the possibility of a third-party supplying Taiwan with arms. How about Sweden? It has a pretty large defense-industry with many different systems ranging from ships...
  19. The Emperor of Elba Or: What if Napoleon stayed on Elba?

    Well the title says it all doesn't it? What if Napoleon hadn't landed in France after his banishment to Elba? It certainly means that France is punished far less severely. It also cuts in the prestige the United Kingdom gained at Waterloo. Is a war between Russia and Prussia on one hand and...
  20. Internationalist Alternative to Stalin

    Heya guys and gals! For a AAR/Althist Timeline I'm looking for a alternative to Stalins 'Communism in one country' but I don't want to use Trotsky. Which other Internationalist had the best cards to become the USSR's leader instead?
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