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  1. GenghisKhanfan

    A Different War of the Austrian Succession...or....Finis Austriae
    Threadmarks: North America during the Austrian Succession War

    When news reached the French Canadian colony of Quebec of the French ending their neutral standing with Britain and engaging in support of Spain in early 1745, the colonists wasted no time in drawing up plans to attack the British Nova Scotia colony. Linking up with Mikmaq and Maliseet First...
  2. GenghisKhanfan

    A Different War of the Austrian Succession...or....Finis Austriae
    Threadmarks: Two Conventions and a Congress

    NOTE: While the main, Germanic portion of the War of Austrian Succession is concluded, France and Austria will remain at war, as will Britain, France and Spain until the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, but for the sake of simplification all treaties will be treated under the general title of the...
  3. GenghisKhanfan

    A Different War of the Austrian Succession...or....Finis Austriae
    Threadmarks: The Surprise Victory of Bavaria

    General von Khevenhuller attempted to rout a Bavarian army near Sharding, in Upper Austria only to be defeated after a week-long battle which saw the arrival of a strong French army of 12,000 reinforcing the Bavarians who were on the verge of defeat. This victory, coming four months after the...
  4. GenghisKhanfan

    A Different War of the Austrian Succession...or....Finis Austriae
    Threadmarks: Colonial Collision

    Tension had been rising between Great Britain and Spain since the War of the Quadruple alliance of 1725-29, and despite the interlude in which Britain and Spain were at the very least quiet rivals, the underlying tension in the colonies never abated. In 1732, Britain founded the colony of...
  5. GenghisKhanfan

    A Different War of the Austrian Succession...or....Finis Austriae
    Threadmarks: Spotlight: The Kingdom of Brandenburg-Prussia

    The Kingdom of Brandenburg-Prussia was a conglomerate of separate territories united in the person of the great Elector-King Frederick II, who had inherited from his father Frederick William I a strong military, a stable fiscal support for the army and a nobility that was welded to the state...
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    A Different War of the Austrian Succession...or....Finis Austriae
    Threadmarks: Intermission: The Situation in France in the Beginnning

    France in the beginning of the war was still recovering from both the previous War over the Spanish Succession and the Orleanist interlude. With the restoration of the Bourbons under Louis Henri I-who would drop Henri and adopt the numerical XV to show an 'unbroken' Bourbon succession-France had...
  7. GenghisKhanfan

    Create a modern nation with first-tier or superpower status that doesn't exist OTL starting with a PoD between the Treaty of Westphalia and Waterloo

    I could see a Danubian Federation (it would be a federation in name only. In fact it would be a more centralized Austrian Empire) which would be a more absolutist monarchy under Maria Theresa. She'd have more power concentrated in her hands and with her husband Francis Stephen as Holy Roman...
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    A Different War of the Austrian Succession...or....Finis Austriae
    Threadmarks: First Moves

    In December 1740, Prussian troops crossed into Silesia, pushing the 7,000 Austrian troops which had assembled previously south. Though for the time being the Austrians held the main cities such as Breslau, Prussia was in control of nearly all of the province by the winter of 1741. They besieged...
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    A Different War of the Austrian Succession...or....Finis Austriae
    Threadmarks: Prelude to a Crisis

    During the reign of Emperor Leopold I, future emperors Joseph and Charles were persuaded to sign a document known as the Mutual Pact of Succession. This document provided for the solution to the vexing problem of the Hapsburg succession in the core Patrimony and prevent the sort of succession...
  10. GenghisKhanfan

    A Different War of the Austrian Succession...or....Finis Austriae

    PoD#4: Muscovy-Russia had emerged from both the Mongol yoke and the Time of Troubles with a new foundation, with the accession of the first of the Romanov dynasty, Mikhail I in February of 1613. During the Time of Troubles, Russia had been under the triple threat of the Tartars, Sweden and...
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    A Different War of the Austrian Succession...or....Finis Austriae
    Threadmarks: How We Got To This Point

    PoD #1: The election of 1696 should've been a forgone conclusion. John Sobieski's son Jakub had no real charisma and thus should not have garnered enough votes to win. The French candidate, Prince de Condi, while managing to bribe enough of the magnates that he should've been a serious...
  12. GenghisKhanfan

    Largest Byzantine Empire by 1900

    You would be relying on so many variables working out favorably for the Byzantines. First they would have begin a reform process in the Justinian period which would enable them to hold Italy and southern Spain more firmy (maybe even allow them to expand their control in Spain to the Pyrenees)...
  13. GenghisKhanfan

    AHC: “From the Brink of Collapse, they Arise again”

    Another idea.....an absolutist Poland-Lithuania (think France under Louis XIV)
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    Could the USA have still become a global superpower even if they lost the Civil War?

    Part of me says there would be something of a cold war between the USA and CSA. They never engage in hostilities themselves, but fight thru proxies-much as the US and USSR did during the OTL Cold War. This would continue until both sides were so financially exhausted that they come together and...
  15. GenghisKhanfan

    The Great Migration but to East instead of West?

    It would honestly have to depend (I refer both to the Germanic peoples and to the Romans) on developments in Central Asia. RememberIOTL, when Rome was in the process of neutralizing the 'barbarian threat' by controlled immigration and citizenship, events in the east changed the entire game...
  16. GenghisKhanfan

    A Different War of the Austrian Succession...or....Finis Austriae

    Before I get to the backstory (which may take a few days as-of the date of this writing, I will soon be preparing for my weeklong vacation in North Georgia which after two very stressful weekends of work at Kroger, I DESPERATELY NEED), I wish to explain why I've chosen to do an alternate...
  17. GenghisKhanfan

    WI: Alternate War of the Austrian Succession and Post-War
    Threadmarks: PoD Discussion for Alternate Austrian Succession War

    I will not post again until Monday as I will be getting ready to go on vacation in north Georgia (Dahlonega mostly). HOWEVER, as I have no intention of abandoning my idea of an alternate War of the Austrian Succession despite the fact I'm clearly lacking in critical information, I will open up...
  18. GenghisKhanfan

    WI: Alternate War of the Austrian Succession and Post-War

    WHICH...is why I'm also exploring the idea of a multiple PoD timeline But again, you make good points, and if I've failed to grasp the impossibility of a Poland-Austria war against Russia, its because I dont always subscribe to practicality. If you think about it, the Swiss should never have...
  19. GenghisKhanfan

    WI: Alternate War of the Austrian Succession and Post-War

    Well, to clarify, I never said the Prussians would actually annex Vienna. Think of how Napoleon IOTL occupied/beseiged Vienna and forced the Austrians to come to terms with him. Its in that same sense that the Prussians would march on Vienna. NOT to take and annex it, but to force the Austrians...
  20. GenghisKhanfan

    WI: Alternate War of the Austrian Succession and Post-War

    I fully intend to come back and revisit those questions, and I'm happy that you brought them up. I'll hopefully be able to clear up any confusion. This is exactly the reason I like having these discussions. On another subject which I did briefly mention before, about doing an alternate timeline...
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