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  1. Proposals and War Aims That Didn't Happen Map Thread

    Since both seem to be from French sources (and France was quite polonophilic at the time), it might be that the creators of these two maps just hoped that Russia could be placated with gains in Prussia...
  2. Proposals and War Aims That Didn't Happen Map Thread

    I don't know the context of when and where this was published originally, I only randomly found it while browsing a site dedicated to statistics about the German Empire. It sadly didn't come with any info, not even on questions like why Stuttgart, Württemberg's capital, is now part of Baden; or...
  3. Map Thread XX

    I know that today a lot of people fear that attaching Hamburg to Schleswig-Holstein (which is often brought up as the most likely merger), would lead to Hamburg dominating the politics of that larger Land since Hamburg right now has a population of 1.8 million and Schleswig-Holstein one of 2.9...
  4. Prussian nationalism?

    I agree with the notion that the best way to create a Prussian nation state with a post-1815 POD is to either fudge the timeframe a bit (by allowing a POD just before or during the Congress of Vienna, so around 1813 & 1814) or do something to get Prussia out of Westphalia and the Rhineland. If...
  5. The NextGen OTL Worlda Series

    What about the Bezirksämter (district offices) of German Kamerun or the military frontier region of the Austrian Empire (and a decent patch for the Hungarian Banat, Vojvodina, and Transylvania, IIRC there isn't one which is current)?
  6. Map Thread XX

    This setting looks fun. Very everything but the kitchen sink. Also I reckon that Director Jones's father was quite the advocate for museums, I reckon.
  7. Proposals and War Aims That Didn't Happen Map Thread

    Supposedly this is an authentic and very ambitious Chinese war plans map. Found via Tumblr in the collection of the National Museum for Taiwanese History. If anyone can read traditional Chinese, maybe the notes for the four states/zones of expansion in the former Soviet Union might reveal some...
  8. Discussion: Who had the WORST claims to being the successor of the Roman Empire?

    To a certain extent thinking of Rome as a state with a clear tradition throughout its existence is wrong, given how drastically it changed politically, demographically, and religiously throughout the centuries. But if it were up to me to define what "the Roman Empire" meant, I'm gonna base it on...
  9. Flag Thread V

    The kami Yatagerasu has three legs, just like the sun crow of Chinese myth, which likely served as the basis for Yatagerasu (who supposedly helped Japan's first emperor to rule over Yamato, the traditional Japanese heartland).
  10. WIP Map Thread

    Oh this has the potential to be one of the most useful bits of ressources I have seen produced for this site. I hope you also manage to find stuff on the Société du Madal, a Norwegian company present in Portuguese East Africa, which I recently found out about but there's not much too find about...
  11. These Fair Shores: The Commonwealth of New England

    I both love and hate this so much. For one I am always a sucker for a divided Germany and I think those cantons largely make sense. On the other hand the spellings used ITTL are infuriating, both because some use standard High German spelling while some use some standardized Bavarian or local...
  12. Luxembourg Crisis, 1867: What Did France Want?

    From what I have read about the whole affair is that Napoleon III's ambitions were vague. Of course certain hardliners in France wanted to get as close to the "natural borders" of France as possible but I have never stumbled across an English- or German-language text which spells out France's...
  13. WIP Map Thread

    I've got three things to say about this WiP. 1) My SVG map of Switzerland is on ice. The faulty basemap took the wind for that project out of me, sadly, but maybe I will incoporate the basic idea of it into this map. So Switzerland as it is on this WiP is only provisional in nature. 2) This...
  14. WIP Map Thread

    Oh my goodness, if I were to imagine some destabalizing factor like the Breach happening in this world, it'd be... Taiping Rebellions levels of a civil war. Love it!
  15. WIP Map Thread

    Since the basemap decided to give me problems, I decided to scale down the project. Stupid inset not lining up properly with the rest of the map... Anyway, the write-up will have to do a lot of the legwork then! Still it's a shame that so many of the lakes I traced had to go. Also Swiss history...
  16. WIP Map Thread

    Switzerland has too many lakes... And I managed to map most of them xD This is going to be a gargantuan project...
  17. America Joins The Scramble For Africa

    There are four areas which I can see the US getting involved at: - modern Equatorial Guinea (possibly also neighboring Cameroon, Gabon, and Republic of Congo) after seizing Spanish Guinea as part of the Spanish-American War - Western Sahara/Morocco (the latter as a client state, the former also...
  18. West Germany with "Ghost Deputies"

    A key reason why this was the case was the importance of the Heimatvertriebene, who of course back then were first and second generation expellees, especially ones with an agrarian background, who had to leave behind their farms when they either fled by choice or were expelled (often by force)...
  19. West Germany with "Ghost Deputies"

    I mean yes but if you consider that 1) if you presume a usage of ghost deputies from 1949 to 1970, that would probably butterfly away the feasiblity of signing the Treaties of Warsaw due to the pressure from said ghost deputies and 2) up until literally German reunification there were...
  20. West Germany with "Ghost Deputies"

    One issue would also be that West Germany for most of its existence still claimed the interwar borders, so it'd also create a situation in which they'd have "ghost deputies" for the lands annexed by Poland and the Soviet Union... Which may damage relations with Poland by a lot, even in a...
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