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  1. Hawkeye

    Medieval rubber

    What kind of technology and products would Europeans from the 11th-14th centuries produce if they had access to a rubber like material?
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    Class warfare without the FRW

    As I was enjoying watching this fellow review Extra Credits Bismark series and hearing him describe how all the monarchs of Europe would go to war against France if they disposed the king in the 1848 revolutions. It suddenly occurred to me that this environment of monarchs banding together to...
  3. Hawkeye

    Navy of an Axis Ottoman empire WWII

    Let's speculate that the Ottoman empire remained neutral during wwi and this doesn't butterflies a second global war. During the interwar period the empire becomes a totalitarian state and expands into Arabia and joins Germany and Italy in the Axis powers. My question is, how big could the...
  4. Hawkeye

    Chinese Soviet Republic

    I challenge posters to come up with a scenario in which the CSR doesn't collapse but is able to defeat the Nationalists and do it without any sort of Japanese intervention.
  5. Hawkeye

    Vinlandic Language

    So I've been playing a scenario in my head for the past week about a more successful Vinland colony lead by Lief Eriksson on Prince Edward Island. It's basically a colony of a more successful North Sea Empire for 70 years before going it's own way. So I see some strong Anglo-Saxon intermingling...
  6. Hawkeye

    AHC Democratic Divine Right

    I challenge all of you to make a liberal democracy that bases its political legitimacy around the theory of divine right. EDIT without any religious organization having any role in government.
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    West Francia splits under Hugh Capet

    After Hugh Capet imprisoned Charles of Loraine, the last Carolingian heir, the southern duchies were initially hostile to Hugh due to his deceit in capturing Charles. Although this was more political rather then dynastic could there have been a scenario where the southern duchies back a...
  8. Hawkeye

    Metternich's Italian League

    While reorganizing Europe, Metternich wanted to implement an Italian League based on the German Confederation to extend Austria's control over Italy. As well as to force the reactionary states to implement reforms to deny nationalists appeal. But he was denied this chance as the Pope and Savoy's...
  9. Hawkeye

    Kings of Aranda's America

    After the American Revolutionary War, the Spanish minister count Aranda, had proposed reforming the Spanish empire into a commonwealth by turning the colonies into three kingdom's with sons of Charles III being made kings. There are two candidates who come to mind, namely Infante's Gabriel and...
  10. Hawkeye

    Pedro IV Emperor of Iberia

    So apparently the Spanish and Portuguese liberals had both agreed to give Pedro IV (who was also the emperor of Brazil) the crowns of both Portugal and Spain and give him the title of Emperor of Iberia as a constitutional monarchy in 1830. Yet nothing came of it. I haven't found much concrete...
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    Crusader Kingdom of Egypt

    When researching the crusades I've often came across the notion that some crusaders wanted to conquer Egypt, which makes sense considering it would be important to securing Jerusalem. What would be the best opportunity for the crusaders to successfully do this if at all, how would this kingdom...
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    Different fate for Afro-Argentines

    Early in it's history, Argentina had a sizable population of Africans who played an important role in it's culture. But due to several factors such as disease, disproportionally being drafted and killed in wars, and covert genocide, their population drastically declined to the point where they...
  13. Hawkeye

    Otto III's kingdom of Italy

    What would have happened to Italy specifically if Emperor Otto III didn't die and instead spent a long life consolidating control over Italy and weakening Papal power? What happens to the German duchies and the future Italian city states like Venice, Genoa, and Pisa? What happens when the...
  14. Hawkeye

    AHC: Byzantium's Sea Emperors

    The Byzantine navy never seemed to have held prestige in Byzantine society compared to the army and such. It also nearly disappeared entirely under the Komnenos which left it at the mercy of italian city states. So the challenge is with a PoD from 990 through 1050, find a way to make the...
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    Sweden does better in the Finnish War

    What would happen if Sweden of not outright win the Finnish War against Russia, at least win some key victories so that it could negotiate from a position of strength? Perhaps say that Charles attempt to attack Kamensky's rear guard was successful. What could Sweden reasonably hope to gain at...
  16. Hawkeye

    Delayed Franco Prussian War?

    What if there was no offer of a crown to a hohenzollern prince in Spain so Napoleon III doesn't feel threatened? He avoids war with the North German Confederation and leaves France to his successor. But growing tensions with the NGC forces the new emperor into declaring war in 1886. Unlike in...
  17. Hawkeye

    The Malouinic War

    Louis the XV, known as the beloved, king of France and Navarre, was dead. Dead in the month of December in the year 1770 four days before Christmas. The cause was still being determined by France’s top medical practitioners, with most favoring the theory that it was a heart attack, yet rumors of...
  18. Hawkeye

    AHC: Habsburg Kingdom of Italy

    With any POD you wish after 1770, try to create a Habsburg led state in Italy that later unites the peninsula. The main problems that comes to my attention is Metternich who was set on turning back the clock to pre FRW borders and the fact that the Habsburgs seemed to have little interest in...
  19. Hawkeye

    Spain after losing Cuba to CSA

    In all these discussions of the Confederacy expanding into Cuba I haven't seen a thread which talks about the ramifications of Spain losing it's most valuable colony to the CSA. For now, let's sidestep any opinions regarding if it's plausible for the CSA to defeat Spain and focus solely on how...
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    AHC the Gaijin Shogunate

    I'm up for something silly right now. With any PoD after 1185 have a European force or a descended clan establish a foreign based shogunate in Japan.