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  1. Aurelian, The Great

    Does anyone think that spared from assasination, Emperor Aurelian would be viewed on the same level as say Diocletian as far as 'saving the empire'? I am not nescessarily asking the ramifications of his survival (though I think they are very interesting) because the topic was already brought up...
  2. The Last Eagle: Redux

    THE LAST EAGLE PROLOGUE: KING LOUIS XVI January 21st, 1793 Paris was burning. That was what crossed King Louis’ mind as he stumbled up the scaffolding, escorted by the guards. What could his rampant people seek to achieve? Destruction? Madness? They were at war with all Europe- how...
  3. The Underdogs of Pre-1900

    People like me enjoy an underdog story; out of curiosity I am wondering what states you would consider to be the underdogs of Pre-1900 history. My pick that I always root for is Poland, even though up until 1648 they were kicking tail, I always view them as the kid who gets bullied due to the...
  4. Mini State Big State

    This may seem really dumb but bear with me. In Ye Old European History there are often states around which the larger state evolves from. Now I know these examples are all different, but they are generally formed due to the will and ambition of the mini states: Castile to Spain, England to Great...
  5. The Shattered Eagle

    ROME'S LEGACY
  6. Help With Last Eagle

    The focus of my thread is very much in Europe. However, I want to keep the globe abreast of the situation in Europe, and am trying to create a map for 1840ish. Here is what I have so far. The purple in the Philippines and such is a problem area for me, as I am not well informed about the...
  7. The Army of Naples

    Would anyone happen to know roughly the size of a Neapolitan Army (the southern half of Italy) had it performed a levée en masse to raise a large army around 1830? I looked at some statistics and guestimated that the number could potentially be around 200,000- however that could be way off.
  8. A different Germany

    Would a Germany united, somehow, by a different German State be radically different than the Imperial/Prussian Germany we all know and love of the late nineteenth century? What would be different? (IE Hannover-Germany might be more inclined to stay in line with Great Britain.)
  9. Wellington, Hero or Villain?

    This is another thread started due to an argument with a friend of mine (Bear with me, the alternate history part will kick in after some interest is generated). In your opinion, was Arthur Wellesley a hero or villain? You may take any point in his career as soldier, politician, or private...
  10. Armenian Israel

    Would, in your opinion, The US give support a la Israel to the Armenians for the purpose of perhaps disrupting Russian support to Iran/Syria? Creating a Israel in Armenia might be helpful if something bad happens in Iran. I know this seems like a stretch, I am just curious.
  11. Unified Germany; More a Great or Regional Power?

    Was the unified German Empire (post-1870), in your opinion, more of a Regional or Great Power? (A Regional Power having the potential for military or economic hegemony in its' region, while a Great Power has global projection capabilities/ global influence.) For the sake of the question the...
  12. Your Favorite Period of European History from 1300-1900

    I am curious as to how many people like what certain period of time. I apologize for not including other areas besides Europe, to me though it is the most intriguing. I know the periods are general, but give it a whirl anyway. Oh, and little explanation of why you like them, if you please...
  13. 1848: Blood Tide

    Part I: TYRANNIS April 4th, 1814, Fontainebleau Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte The Great Man sat at the cast-iron table with a newspaper in hand. Louis had just stepped outside, and the bright sun had forced him to cover his eyes. It was almost as if the brightness was radiating from his uncle...
  14. A thread idea?

    Perhaps this belongs in shared worlds, but hear me out. What if there was a tl, which consisted of a main (objective tl) and multiple mini tl’s from different perspectives owned by different authors? Would that be feasible/belong in this forum? The overall idea is about the Roman...
  15. Is the Battle of the Bouvines Overlooked?

    Just curious: I was researching King John of England and King Philip II of France when I read about the Battle of the Bouvines. I do not remember learning about this specific conflict in my many History Classes, though it seems like a truly significant fight (if Wikipedia is reliable) for the...
  16. Napoleon III and Bismarck

    As my interest in the Victorian Age grows, I am wondering if anyone has an opinion theyd like to share on these two great men? Bismarck and Louis Napoleon that is. I am not really asking for a compare and contrast- rather a criticism of one (or both); because I think it would be difficult to...
  17. In the House of Flies

    STANLY Stanly lifted the rifle from off the ground, and slung it across his shoulder. More Siberians. What the hell was wrong with these people? It seemed like every other complaint in Port Arthur was dealing with some Siberian starting trouble. Their ability to drink ale as if it were water was...
  18. The Last Eagle

    The Last Eagle- Survival of the Bonaparte Dynasty An attempt to portray a history in which Napoleon does not invade Russia in 1812. NOTICE: If anyone is really good with editing maps of Europe and would like to help me out, please let me know! LUC Smoke from the battlefield gradually...
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