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  1. Fenians, Brits, Mexicans, Canucks and Frenchies....OH, MY! An alternate American Civil War
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1

    Chapter 1 1861 - February Illinois Damn, Buchanan, President-Elect Abraham Lincoln thought, cursing his soon to be departed predecessor. At least six states are openly in the act of or having completed secession and Buchanan does NOTHING! The man's assertion that secession was illegal but...
  2. Let Me Tell You about My Be-eeeesssst Friend! A Byzantine-Sasanian Re-approachment - 602 AD

    Hello, all. I've been posting for over a decade now with probably a dozen major TL's. Most of these tend to start in the 17th and 18th centuries as those are both my periods of interest and "expertise". I have a business degree, not history so this is just a hobby of mine. Thus far, the...
  3. Columbia's Children, an Alternate America

    Hello all, I've created a number of TL's over the past few years (the Quasi-war, How a bunch of fat guys falling off of horses ruined the British Empire, the Odyssey of Fritz, Albion's orphan, etc). Most of these timelines were created with the intent of vetting ideas I'd incorporated in a...
  4. America - Albion's Orphan - A history of the conquest of Britain - 1760

    Hello all, I've taken a few months off my frenetic, manic-obsessive TL's of the past and decided to start a new one. I've had this idea bouncing around for a couple of years related to the unlikely but not impossible conquest of Britain in the 7 Years War. The opening chapters will be more of a...
  5. Odyssey of Fritz, the Turncoat Prince
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: Flight from Mannheim

    Ok, all, I decided to take a few months off from my TL's. I started and didn't bother to finish two over the past couple years due to fatigue. Thought I'd recharge my batteries. I've had this idea recently. Over the years, I've had Frederick II's escapades as a key subplot in my various TL's...
  6. If France could name North America and Spain South America, what would they be?

    Just as it says. Assume that, prior to 1538 when the first major map was published with "America" being referred to as all of the New World, France could name North America and Spain South America. What would Charles V and Francis I name them? I'm thinking "Gaullia" for North America.
  7. All this for an English heir? - A French House of Valois Ascendant TL
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: Capture of two Kings

    All, I've done a bunch of TL's over the past years that usually focus on the 1750's to 1870's time period due to my interests and knowledge. I've decided to push back to an earlier time for this one. Note that I am not a history or English major (forgive the "Who or Whom" mistakes), so feel...
  8. If James IV and V had not died young, could they have kept Scotland Catholic?

    Just as is says: If James IV and V had not died young, would the reliable Catholics been able to stymy the Protestant Reformation in Scotland? Or was that inevitable? I'm considering a TL where James IV was captured and not killed at Flodden. If he was released to go home, could he have...
  9. How a bunch of fat guys falling off horses wrecked the British Empire

    Ok, all, it's been a while since I contributed to this forum. I've had some ideas knocking about my head for some time regarding some possible/probable events of the 7 Years War and thought about switching commanders for Great Britain's American, German and Indian Campaigns. Some key background...
  10. Forgotten potential Generals of the 18th and early 19th centuries

    All, Thought I'd kick this out to the group. I'm looking for some new characters to insert into my TL's and amateur novels and I often use this forum to test the feasibility of my ideas. I like to add in some "Forgotten" personnel whom, for one reason or another, died young or were cast aside...
  11. When was the latest date that alt. names for North and South America might have become common?

    Just as it says: Was there any point (say, post 1750) that North and South America might have officially been termed something else (Columbia, Peruana, Mexicana, etc)? Or was it too late by that point as the names were established enough? Thanks.
  12. Question: How would other Indian states react to end of Mughal Empire w/ Maratha victory at Panipat?

    I don't know much about Indian history but am thinking about adding some sub-plots to future posts regarding India. I read that General Bhau, cousin of the Peshwa and guardian of the heir, Vishwasrao, intended to pronounce the end of the Mughal Emperor after defeating the...
  13. Does anyone have a definitive source for 18th and 19th century mercenaries?

    I like to incorporate soldiers of fortune in my TL's but can't find a good source for them. I'm referring to the Germans that ran the Portuguese armies in the 18th century (Johan Heinrich Bohm, etc), the French that served the Raj's of India in the 18th and 19th centuries, the British sailors...
  14. Diary of the Doofus King II (1850 - )

    OK, all, I took some time off and thought about how I wanted to proceed. I wrapped up my Diary of a Doofus King Timeline and am ready to start on the sequel this weekend. I prefer to start sequel timelines when my threads become too long for new readers to go through (see my Quasi-Wars 1-7...
  15. Bonnie Prince Charlie marries a daughter of Louis XV in 1759

    Ok, I've had an idea in my head for a little while. Give me a thumbs up or down on this scenario. I'm only interested in the marriage, not the campaigns or outcome of the 7 Years war. Is there anything that would turn this unlikely circumstance into alien space bats? Thanks Prince...
  16. Diaries of the Doofus King - A King George IV Timeline (1783 to 1830)

    I've been kicking this idea around for quite some time. What would happen if George III had been out of the picture as of 1783 when the Fox-North Coalition took control? Chapter 1: Why must father be ever so critical?! Is it not HIS fault that I have no occupation? I would join the army in a...
  17. WI: Karl Marx in the United States south

    All, just an idea I've been batting around. Karl Marx was largely run out of Germany and then settled in London in 1849 with a large number of Germancommunists. I believe they were watched by the British as well due to supporting revolutionary movements. What if Britain kicked them out and...
  18. All this for a few lousy croissants? - An alternate Pastry War - 1836

    1828 - The Republic of Mexico had long since cast off the Spanish King, then a local Emperor. The initial President's term (Guadeloupe Victoria) went well enough largely because the 1st President had borrowed like there was no tomorrow to maintain the necessary funds to control the country...
  19. Effects of Early Aids-Like and Ebola-Like viruses in 18th century

    All, I have some POD's relating to early Aids-Like (I call it the African Death or sailors disease) and Ebola-Like viruses coming out of Africa in the 1750-60's. They are intentionally not the same diseases as real life but similar. I have the Ebola-Like (I call it the Bleeding Death) virus...
  20. Battle of Montevideo - 1777 - Does this flow?

    All, I've been writing a series of amateur novels with the following POD's: 1. Prussia loses the 7 Years War and is dismembered between Russia, Austria, France, Sweden and their smaller German allies. This is a favorite POD of mine. 2. Aids-like and Ebola-like diseases come out of Africa in...
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