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  1. AHC: No WWI, with a twist

    Your challenge is to prevent the Great War - however, your POD must be after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
  2. Supreme Court Cases as PoDs

    Based on John Fredrick Parker's thread in After 1900, let's see the Before 1900 version. Ware v. Hylton (1796) is a little known decision which effectively ruled that US debtors couldn't hide behind the 1783 Treaty of Paris in order to avoid paying their debts to their British counterparts. It...
  3. AHC/WI: Successful Revolt of the Three Feudatories

    This has been discussed before along the periphery of other subjects, mostly a Ming restoration, but we've never tackled it directly. What would it take for the revolt to succeed (and 'success' here can be defined as you see fit, but it most mean a defeat of the Qing in some form or another)...
  4. Best form of govt for France in the late 19th century - Extensive Edition

    Inspired by SPJ's recent poll I decided to create one that had more than two viable options to select from. Surviving Second Republic - the nation moderates into a conservative, slightly oligarchical, republican government that plays nice with the rest of Europe under the likes of Cavaignac...
  5. WI: Alt US-Mormon Relations

    It's almost become cliché in 19th century alternate history for the Mormons to be persecuted into fighting some sort of rag-tag ethnic-religious guerrilla war against the US government until a great power patron defeats the Americans, allowing the Mormons to form their own breakaway state, or...
  6. WI: Peasants' Revolt successful?

    Not necessarily looking at the how, though Wat Tyler's not being assassinated is likely a good start. What are the short- and long-term affects here though?
  7. WI: Charles I's coup succeeds?

    Charles I, known to the Magyars as Károly IV, the last Hapsburg emperor of Austria-Hungary, lead an attempted coup in Hungary in the fall of 1921 in order to de-throne Miklós Horthy, the former national commander of the Austro-Hungarian armies who had been installed as Regent by the army in...
  8. WI: Petrich Incident leads to Greeko-Bulgarian War?

    Background. It seems rather odd to me that the Bulgarians would stand down so timidly and so wholly trust in the good graces and the power of the LoN to resolve the situation. I honestly can't think of a similar event taking place involving the UN. So WI it never happened? Neither state was...
  9. AHC: Hungarian Soviet Republic survives

    Basically what it says on the tin. Have the Magyarországi Tanácsköztársaság last until at least the 1940s.
  10. France accepts Phan Thanh Gian's deal?

    IOTL after the Cochinchina Campaign, Phan Thanh Gian, the Vietnamese diplomat and statesmen who had represented Vietnam during the talks leading up to the 1862 Treaty of Saigon, went on a diplomatic mission to Paris. There he negotiated a deal with Napoléon III under which France would return...
  11. WI: Mormon Māori?

    TIL about Paora Te Potangaroa, Tāwhiao, & Pai Marire. So WI IOTL the Māori converted to Mormonism en masse? Perhaps the British are occupied elsewhere and the Second Māori War is even more of a clear victory for the Māori, thus either butterflying away entirely or severely reducing the impact...
  12. Jung without Freud?

    Essentially what it says on the tin. Carl Jung was a German-speaking Swissman, and Sigmund Freud was a Jewish German born in Moravia. Let's say for whatever reason (Freud dies young, is never born, is never famous, is only famous in a limited area, etc.) that Freud's influence on Jung's work is...
  13. Imperial Chinese Querry

    Assuming for the sake of all argument that Yixuan, Prince Chun, becomes the Chinese Emperor after a much longer-lived Xianfeng Emperor, after which the OTL Tongzhi Emperor had still died of smallpox ITTL; what would an appropriate era name for Prince Chun be as the new emperor? I'm assuming...
  14. WI: Pico Act

    This is something that I don't think has ever been discussed before. In 1859, Andrés Pico, a Californio hero of San Pasqual and then-state Senator and prosperous ranchero who owned thousands of acres of land in the south of the state, proposed a resolution to divide the state. The reasons he...
  15. WI: Jules Verne, politician?

    IOTL he did in fact enter politics late in his life, being conscripted as a coast-guard during the Franco-Prussian War, and later becoming one town councillor of Amiens, holding that position until just two years before his death. So what if he enter politics earlier? Verne was initially more of...
  16. WI: Plot of the Rue Saint-Nicaise successful?

    Essentially what it says on the tin. What if Napoleon was assassinated on 24 December 1800. He's already been made First Consul, already established the Bank of France, the Battle of Marengo was a massive success, and the Battles of Hohenlinden and of Pozzolo had essentially ended the Second...
  17. AHC: Battle of Quiberon more successful

    What it says on the tin. The invasion by the British-backed Chouans & Émigrés need not be successful; that is it can still be defeated and the republic maintained to meet the criteria of the challenge. I'm simply looking for a way to make the royalist threat greater. (with potential butterflies...
  18. AHC & WI: No Coup of 18 Fructidor

    I tried using the search feature for this, but the (very few) threads that I could find even vaguely on this topic either seemed to focus on 'No Napoleon' scenarios, or timelines that involved preventing the Consulate (and usually therefore 'No Napoleon'). My question is essentially what's on...
  19. AHC: Jefferson in 1796

    Exactly as it says on the tin. What one POD could see Jefferson prevail over Adams in the first post-Washington election?
  20. WI: Machine gun during ARW?

    According to Wikipedia, Another article on the subject states that So, WI the Continental Congress decides to allow Belton to modify, let's say 10, flintlock muskets for a substantially lower price in order to see if his claims were true. What happens next (asides from Ameriwank :rolleyes:)?
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