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  1. Austria in China...

    Well one way might to be to make a stronger claim AFTER the Boxer Rebellion. Get a treaty port. That's what I was thinking, and I seem to recall reading that the opportunity was there for Austria to have one, if they had expressed the necessary interest. Of course, in our timeline the Empire...
  2. Austria in China...

    Hello, all. Looking for some suggestions about what region/citie(s) in China could conceivably belong to the Austro - Hungarian Empire if the Government had decided to follow along with the Great Powers. NB, for this situation to be plausible, I am going to suggest that the Empire already has...
  3. WI: Saddam Hussein Gets Nuclear Weapons in the 1980's

    Would it be possible for Iraq to make itself "useful" to Russia in a similar way that Syria did? In Iraq's case, maybe really cheap oil (although they have lots of oil and gas of their own, so...maybe not) or perhaps a military base or two? In exchange maybe the USSR lends some support to help...
  4. Canada 1911: Reciprocity enacted

    Such things are not solely the decision of the Prime Minister, though. It has to be presented to the House, and the Members vote on it. Is it going to pass? Maybe, but maybe not. Also, there is the mood of the electorate to consider.
  5. 1918: The year of triumphs [and defeat]

    As I explained previously, the concept of air power vs naval power was largely unexplored and dismissed until Billy Mitchell proved that it was feasible.
  6. 1918: The year of triumphs [and defeat]

    No. Air attacks on ships was not something conceived at all during the War. It was Billy Mitchell of the US who made the concept appear feasible, and it was through his campaigning in the halls of power that actual testing came about. "Mitchell continued to expound his views in speeches and...
  7. 1918: The year of triumphs [and defeat]

    Agreed. The Entente will be toast.
  8. Alternate Frankfurt?

    If Prince Leopold Hohenzollern - Sigmaringen is willing, could the Prussians enforce the principle that he be installed as the new King of Spain?
  9. Alternate Frankfurt?

    The Franco - Prussian War had serious consequences for France, including including the downfall of Napoleon III. The only territory Bismarck demanded was the 'return'of Alsace, and part of Lorraine, as we know. However, I wondered: what would be the harshest terms possible that might be forced...
  10. The Balkans in an Earlier CP Victory

    Austria may well want Bulgaria to get Macedonia for two reasons: 1)to further punish the Serbs; 2) to court favor with Bulgaria and gain influence in Sofia. Germany would be rather indifferent to what happened in the Balkans if peace is had in 1914. It was only later that German involvement and...
  11. Does the Sun Still Shine on Spain?

    In our timeline, Spain had a pretty bad time in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars: by the early 1800s, all of her holdings in the Americas were gone. Now, at least in the case of Mexico from what I remember reading, the colonial elite who were holding power got upset because back in Spain a...
  12. New Color Scheme

    Interested to see what other suggestions you have for the Continental powers.
  13. Map Thread XIII

    Here is Europe, in 1910. Some things are consistent with OTL, some have changed. Mostly Europe. Also, Austrian overseas Empire!
  14. WI: Austria invades Poland on the side of Russia in 1792

    They had a fairly large chunk of Poland anyway, with upper and lower Galicia. Would they *really* want more?
  15. Largest possible Austrian Empire?

    There's a possibility something like this could happen...Catharine the Great wanted to restore the Byzantine Empire and take Constantinople for Russia. Austria would be quite happy to jump on board for Bosnia I'm sure, and probably Serbia as well - it was not til the age of nationalism that...
  16. Russia, Poland, and Prussia

    I'm not sure about the Silesia - thing. Perhaps the Prussians prove to be more effective/valuable to victory over Nappy? Or, another possibility I considered, what about a scenario where Russia is unable to contain the Poles in the 1863 Uprising? I guess that would have to be much more popular...
  17. Russia, Poland, and Prussia

    Here is a question/alternate history challenge (sort of)/; How could Prussia retain or regain most but not all of her Polish gains from the 1793 carve up? I am envisioning Prussia somehow getting back South Prussia and New Silesia, but not New East Prussia, as somehow that seems like a little...
  18. The line of Polish cities

    Question: did not Lwow have a large Ukrainian population? Hard to see how it would be allowed to remain Polish.
  19. The line of Polish cities

    I like it, it "satisfies" Poland's need for territorial integrity, Russia still gets some gains, and the German expulsion is avoided. Hard to see how that could be avoided, but in any case, I think that would be great. Konigsberg might be able to stay German (would East Prussia become its own...
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