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  1. Victory in the Eighth Crusade?

    One of the reasons why the Eighth Crusade, whose goal was to take Tunis as a stopping point before the Levant (and encouraged by false rumors that al-Mustansir, the Hafsid ruler of Tunisia, could be converted to Christianity) failed was because of the timing. Bad weather and other factors as...
  2. Italy with the Monothelite compromise

    Let us say that the events of 628 and the Byzantine-Persian war go as planned. The only difference is that Islam does not exist. Without the pressures of Muslim encroachment, the stresses they placed on Heraclius, and so on, what would happen to Byzantine Italy? The Lombards are still around...
  3. Axum without the Muslim Conquests

    Hello everyone. I've started to really materialize my TL regarding this, but I've hit a bit of a roadblock in terms of Axum. I know very little about them beyond their direct relation to Arabia and the 570 invasion of Mecca. I know too that part of the reasons for their decline was a...
  4. Visigothic Spain without the Arab Conquests

    Not much is really known about Visigothic Spain, or rather, I don't know very much. While I know that they converted to Catholicism at the Third Council of Toledo and ran a healthy slaving economy, everything else is quite vague. Therefore, without the Arab conquests, how would the kingdom...
  5. Byzantium without the Arab Conquests

    It was well known that following the end of the last Byzantine-Persian war, they were both incredibly weak. Byzantium had very little control over its provinces outside of Anatolia, the best troops of North Africa had gone with Heraclius and never came back, and the province of Egypt was being...
  6. Possibility of Lafayette Winning out?

    Prior to the escape attempt of the Royal family, Lafayette had considerable influence within Revolutionary France and Paris. His moderates held a considerable part of National Constituent Assembly, and the King's compliance in the matters of the assembly had earned his cause for a Constitutional...
  7. Byzantine and Papal Reactions to an Early Muslim Sicily/Southern Italy

    I have been working out the parts to a new Timeline regarding an early Muslim invasion of Sicily and I've run into a bit of a speed-bump. Assuming that this invasion occurs in 741, Which is when Constantine V ascends to the throne, what would be Byzantine reaction to an Arab capture of Sicily...
  8. Umayyad invasion of Sicily?

    In the year 740 the governor of Ifriqiya, Obeid Allah ibn al-Habhab sent Obieda al-Fihri to Sicily to take it for the Umayyads. He had seized Syracuse and was making good time before he was forced to return with his army to Ifriqiya because of the massive Berber revolt there. Say that Obeid...
  9. Kitaab Az Fatah: The Persian book of Conquests

    Konkstnameh: The Persian book of Conquests Persia…lost in our memories. Even today one can smell the ancient whiff of such aromas as that of Frankincense and myrrh. When one walks through the long abandoned palaces of Persepolis, stares at the Relief of Darius, or observes the ancient remains...
  10. Christianity without the Eastern Roman empire?

    If the Eastern Roman empire collapsed in the 600s, would effect would it have on the development of catholicism?
  11. The Persian Peace: A Dark Ages Timeline

    "I wish that between the Suwad and the Persian hills there were walls which would prevent them from getting to us, and prevent us from getting to them. The fertile Suwad is sufficient for us; and I prefer the safety of the Muslims to the spoils of war." – Caliph Umar Few Persians dare to admit...
  12. Plausibility Check: Labienius conquers most of the eastern parts of the Roman Empire?

    Is it possible for Labienius to conquer and keep most of Anatolia and the Roman Levant during The Roman-Parthian wars of the Late republic/Early empire? Labienius was a Roman Republic loyalist who helped the Parthians conquer vast amounts of lands while Rome as in a civil war but was beaten back...
  13. Arab conquests if Persia is not conquered

    Let's say that the Arabs, for whatever reason, sign a peace with Persia after the taking of Mesopotamia. Where would they attack if Persia is not on their agenda? Would the Byzantines face the full brunt of their assault? Would they target North Africa and the Nile south of Makuria? Would they...
  14. WI: Khosrau II does not invade the ERE

    While Khosrau II did bring the Sassanids to their greatest extent in the Byzantine-Sassanid war of 602-628, he managed to also overtax his citizens, make them angry, overextend the state, and test the limits of Persia. In addition, he crippled Greek urban life in the Levant by destroying most of...
  15. Abbasid Demographics before the Mongols

    Does anyone know what the population of Baghdad, and Lower Mesopotamia as a whole were before the Hulagu and his band of merry men killed everyone?
  16. WI Muhammad Ahmad didn't die

    During the Mahdist revolt, the Mahdi (Muhammad Ahmad) died, and the revolt petered out and was defeated soon afterwards. However, what if he had survived his illness and returned to take back the Sudan? Could there be a serious British military retaliation? Could other power intervene? Could he...
  17. AHC: Ugandan victory in Ugandan-Tanzanian war

    With a POD no earlier than 1972, your challenge is to have Uganda get a sound victory over the Tanzanians. Bonus points if the various purges that Idi Amin did still happen and he is still in power at the end of the war.
  18. What Time line should I do

    So, I've decided I'm going to try a new timeline. The Cimmerian one was a flop, and I ran into a brick wall with Ophir. It happens. So, I have three choices that I could do, all of them from Antiquity. The Waters of Babylon- POD in the 539 BCE capture of Babylon. Features surviving Babylon...
  19. WI Persian victory in the Persian wars

    Is a victory in the Persian wars possible? A victory at Salamis would pretty much take the Athenians out of the picture, but what of the 'Corinthian wall' Sparta was planning to build? Would the Persians be able to subdue the entire area of Greece?
  20. The Sons of Cimmeria: A Cimmerian Anatolia

    POD: The plague that hits Sardis and weakened Cimmeria’s hold on Central Anatolia never happened, and Dugdamme, feeling more confident, decided to consolidate his position in the face of Assyrian might. A study Of The Anatolian Cimmerians, by the University of Creca Volume II The tale...
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