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  1. French California

    In 1838 France and Mexico went to war over a number of rather minor issues. Named the Pastry War (after a French baker whose shop had been looted in Mexico City) it was a fairly minor affair that lasted only for about 3 months and resulted in a French victory. France received 600,000 pesos in...
  2. New England Goes Its Own Way

    Been debating yet another independent New England TL. Here is the gist of it. Howe moves faster and takes Philadelphia in 1777, with some smaller units ranging ahead. While Congress of course flees, a few of them are captured and the Congress is mostly broken up as people disperse. One of the...
  3. Nore and Spithead Mutinies Defect to France?

    In 1797 there were two large mutinies in the Royal Navy at Spithead and Nore. While they were quite different in character they were both considerable breakdowns in discipline and even gave vent to some pro-Revolutionary propaganda. The effect was global with ships from the West Indies to the...
  4. Westward the Revolution! (A Soviet victory over Poland in 1920)
    Threadmarks: Update One- Warsaw Falls

    The Red Army had done it. Despite initial set-backs, communications problems and the context of a still very unstable nation, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic had not only driven the invading Polish armies out of Ukraine and the border regions, but driven deep into the Polish...
  5. Foreign Policy Goals and Achievements of a Surviving Weimar Republic

    Let's say the Weimar Republic manages to survive for at least several more decades then OTL as at least a semi-functioning democracy. What would their main goals and possible achievements be? What could a 'normal' republic as opposed to the insanity of the Nazis, achieve in Europe? For, no...
  6. Caroline War (1837)

    In 1837 the Caroline Incident roiled the waters between the US and Canada (and therefore the UK). It never seriously got close to war since US President Martin Van Buren squashed such talk and sent Winfield Scott to calm things down. But what if things were different and things got out of...
  7. Fall of France but not total collapse

    Do you think it is possible France 'falls', but the British manage to hold onto a chunk of land on the mainland? Basically, do any of you think it is possible the Allies could have held out in, say Brittany, long term? This is asking in both a military and political sense.
  8. Twilight Struggle- North and South?

    The game Twilight Struggle is considered one of the best board games of all time. It is built around replicating the global struggle between the USA and the USSR during the Cold War. The game is based around the idea of placing influence down in various countries, swaying them to your side...
  9. Servile Insurrection of 1870

    The historiography of the Servile Insurrection of 1870 has been long dominated by the highlighting of grand sweeping historical trends and impersonal factors, particularly in the root causes and long lasting effects. Any history on the subject lingers long on such traditional causes as the...
  10. Successful Lopez Filibuster of Cuba in 1850

    In 1850 a Mexican adventurer named Narisco Lopez canvassed the American South for volunteers for a filibuster operation into Cuba. In OTL, while he gained widespread support, he was saddled with bad luck, a hostile Federal government and poor planning. While he did eventually land a force, it...
  11. Alternate Locations for the Paris Peace Conference of 1919?

    What are some alternate locations for the Peace Conference that settled affairs after WW1? In some books it is mentioned there was some debate and mention that Paris was less then ideal but what other cities would do? Obviously we can strike out any cities in the former Central Powers. For one...
  12. Napoleon With a Crushed Revolution

    Let us say the French are crushed at Valmy, with Prussian troops invading France. The French Monarch is saved, the Revolution is put down, with outside help. Would this really put the genie back in the bottle? And, more interesting to me, what happens to Napoleon? He is officially still a nobody...
  13. A House United? A Douglas Wins TL
    Threadmarks: Timeline Update #1

    Post #1 By the time of the 1856 presidential election, the United States seemed to be at a tipping point. The eighty year old republic was more divided than any time in its history. The divider was, of course, slavery. The keeping of African slaves in chattel bondage had not only created...
  14. Shattered Stars- An American Revolution Timeline

    Shattered Stars: An American Timeline (Take Two) Post #1 ‘On the death, or life, of a single insect turns the fate of nations. William Tweed. A Yellow Ship: The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1787. It was the greatest gathering of North American men and minds since the fabled Continental...
  15. A Spreading Flame

    Thanks to @cpip, @Zimmerwald1915 and @RGB for their help. A Spreading Flame Update #1 "You will be home before the leaves fall from the trees."- Kaiser Wilhelm II, 1914 In 1917, after three years of total war, Europe was on the brink of exhaustion. The World War had sucked money, men, and...
  16. Soonest US President to leave American Soil?

    The first US President to leave America while serving was Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, to 'inspect' the Panama Canal, then under construction. Taft, the next president, made one trip to Mexico (very brief) as well. Can we think of any ways to have American presidents leave America any sooner?
  17. The American Experiment- A Nullification Timeline

    The American Experiment An American Timeline Fenning, Arthur. America on the Brink. London: Robinson, 2016. Print. It is unfortunate that Jackson’s legendary constitution failed him at this critical moment. Who knows how Old Hickory would have altered the political landscape in late 1833...
  18. A Timely Death- A Wiki TL

    Trying to do a TL all in Wikipedia articles...see how long it holds my interest. Enjoy.
  19. Shattered Stars

    Shattered Stars: An American Timeline ‘On the death, or life, of a single insect turns the fate of nations.’ William Tweed. A Yellow Ship: The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1787. It was the greatest gathering of North American men and minds since the Continental Congress. Summoned together to...
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