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  1. No significant religious opposition to usuary, how does banking and finance develop?

    Let's say around the time of the Roman Empire's adoption of Christianity, that part of its formalization and the future development of the Catholic church did not push such a heavy anti-usury viewpoint. Let's also say that (if it develops given the POD) the Islamic faith has similarly reduced...
  2. Hatian Revolution Fails, holding it is problematic would it be sold w/ Louisiana?

    The Haitian Revolution is defeated, and France is able to reassert control, but it remains rebelliousness, disease ridden and expensive to maintain. It is at risk of getting taken by Britain in Napoleonic Wars. Would Napoleon sell it along with Louisiana to the US and would the US accept it?
  3. Dévots and Jesuits in France

    The Dévots were a party in France in the first half of the 18th century The Jesuits are also active in France at the same time. What were the views of the two groups toward each others and their policies? I am also asking this in the context of my current TL (see sig) which just reached the...
  4. Tavora Affair: King Jospeh I of Portugal killed

    Instead of surviving being shot in the arm, when his unguarded carriage was ambushed (probably by mere robbers) when returning from a visit to his mistress, the King instead receives a fatal injury and dies less than a 24 hours later. What's is the fallout of this event? Will there be a...
  5. Sardinia in the Seven Years War?

    This is a question somewhat related to my current timeline. If France does not intercede on Charles III's behalf to convince Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia to back down from his Italian claims in exchange for financial compensation, how likely is it Sardinia would have warred with Spain? The...
  6. The Haitian Revolution failed. What is French reponse?

    The Haitian Slave Revolt is defeated early (before 1792). What is the French Response? What is the response of the other European powers? Of the United States? Of the land owners in Haiti? (who presumable defeated the revolt) The area is still problematic for Republican France over the next...
  7. A Different Roll of the Dice
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: 1756 (with Summary)

    A Different Roll of the Dice In our study of multi-verse physics today, we will consider how the narrowing down to a single event causes a branching of the timelines into parallel universes of two different paths of; diverging at a single point of departure. While the quantum physicists...
  8. Seven Years War Question: West Indies

    Can anyone point me to or cite some good estimates for what garrisons and ships and their numbers (for British and French) were in the West Indies during winter 1756 - 1757? (primarily the leeward islands) Also what is the likely hood of France ordering attacks and or raids against the British...
  9. Sale of the French Carribean

    Assume that after the seven years war, France pursued a Mediterranean strategy and successfully acquired all or parts of the Maghreb. (Algeria and Tunis) With this they pursued sugar and cotton plantations to make. Also assume the Haitian revolution was defeat in its infancy. but with a...
  10. British Hispaniola

    Lets say that in an alternate Seen Years war, Britiain ends up in possession of Hispaniola (yes both sides, Haiti and Santo Domingo) Would they merge them into one province and appoint one governor or keep them separate and appoint two? Do you think they manage to govern it successfully, or be...
  11. Sulphur in the 18th Century

    Sicily for a long time has always been a primary provider, where were other primary commercial sources located during the 18th century?, (ie primarily for gunpowder usage) What effect would losing access to some of these locations (Sicily and the Mediterranean) have on various nations, for...
  12. AHC: More, plausible ARW Gains

    POD no earlier than the start of the start of Seven Years war, and the ARW still happens. Goal have NovaScotia/Acadia gained by the US as a state. (via their open support and having sent delegates to Philadelphia. Name who you think these persnos would be.) Bahamas gained by the US as a...
  13. Baffin Island / Rupert's Land

    Some Maps of Rupert's land show parts of Baffin Island included, others don't. Baffin once called Helluland by Denmark Lets assume that, for whatever reason, Denmark trades/sells or gives up Greenland away to some other party (but Not Britain) very late 18th, early 19th century. (I am not...
  14. Alternate, bloodier, Seven Years War.

    Prussia loses the continental war Austria Territory Gains: Silesia Hanover (co-occupied w/ France) Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel (co-occupied w/ France) Hesse-Kassel (co-occupied w/ France) Schaumburg-Lippe (co-occupied w/ France) Sweden...
  15. Margaret I of Denmark does not die in 1412

    I've read there is speculation on if she died of the plague or is she was murdered by some rival power. What is your personal opinion on if she died of natural causes or was murderer? If you think she was murdered then who do you think was behind it? Finally, as the title states, how do you...
  16. Best opportunities for Iberian Union in the 15th century?

    With a POD no earlier than 1400, what is the best way unite all of Iberia by 1500? Bonus for the shortest amount of time.
  17. King Henry VI never born or born a girl

    POD: the would be conception of Henry VI Scenario 1: King Henry the V and Catherine never bear a child together before his death in 1422. Scenario 2: They have a daughter Instead, Henrietta. (or some other name of your choice) Butterfly nets (these apply to both scenarios): Thomas still dies...
  18. What changes are the most likely to significantly delay new world exploration?

    What PODs after 1350, would be the most significant in delaying new world exploration for as long as possible?
  19. Memed II dies and Constinople is not conquered

    Mehmed II dies during the attempt to siege and conquer Constantinople. The conquest attempt falters and fails as a result. Invent your own reasons for why this happened. Does the Ottoman Empire also fall? What happens afterwards to Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and New World...
  20. Louis XV Assassination Attempt Suceeds (sort of), plus a longer Seven Years War

    This is not necessarily the defining POD, but one of the first butterflies. Robert-François Damiens alters his strike slightly resulting in a deeper gash. The wound does not kill Louis but a resulting infection does less than a week later. A rumor (whether it is true or false) spreads that he...
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