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  1. WI - No de Gaulle in May 1958

    It seems like Charles de Gaulle was the only figure with enough prestige and influence to re-unify France in the aftermath of the May 1958 putsch, especially since the putschists erroneously thought that he was with them as a believer in Algerie francaise. What would have happened if de Gaulle...
  2. 1812 - Why didn't Napoleon target St Petersburg instead of Moscow

    I would like to know why Napoleon drove straight east towards Moscow, which was not even the capital of Imperial Russia, instead of driving on St Petersburg. A drive North would have threatened the seat of the Imperial Government and would have left only one flank to protect instead of being...
  3. AH Question - Who is the heir to Henry VII if Arthur sires a posthumous daughter

    POD is Prince Arthur survives his initital fever at Ludlow and lives long enough to impregnate Catherine before dying a few months after OTL. Catherine delievers a healthy daughter, Princess Elizabeth Isabella, who is still alive when Henry VII dies in 1509. In this case, barring an Act of...
  4. AH Question - Was Richard III justified in his actions

    As we know, politics in late Plantagenet England wasn't beanbag. It seems to me that after the premature death of Edward IV control of the realm was either going to fall to the Woodville faction or to Richard of Glouchester's faction, with the loser getting the chop. IOTL Richard gained...
  5. Who is the successor to Henry VII if Arthur and Catherine have a daughter

    POD - Arthur Prince of Wales survives long enough to impregnate Catherine of Aragon, who gives birth to a posthumous daughter named Elizabeth Isabella after her grandmothers. Let's call her Lizzy Izzy. If Lizzy Izzy survives until the death of Henry VII, who would be the heir by customary...
  6. WI - No Spanish Expedition - the Black Prince lives to be 60

    With a POD that Edward III and his son refuse to intervene in the Castillian succession crisis of the 1360's, what is the impact on England if Edward the 'Black Prince" remains healthy and vigorous and lives to a normal medieval lifespan of 60, dying in 1390 instead of 1376. This means that he...
  7. WI: Lyndon Johnson dies of a heart attack in 1955

    JBJ survived a near-fatal heart attack while Senate Majority Leader in 1955. For better or worse Johnson was probably the prime player in American politics from 1958 until his forced abdication in 1968. Even before becoming vice-president he dominated the Senate and was a prime advocate of...
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