18th century

  1. Louis XV makes more of an effort to marry his daughters off

    I've been thinking about this scenario and what the ramifications could be if Louis XV had been less picky/cared more about his daughters getting married lol. Especially if any can manage to become Queen/Duchess somewhere (I know he probably wanted them all as Queens or nothing, but there's only...
  2. No King August II of Poland - different marriages for the daughters of Joseph I?

    Hello, I am currently working on a timeline which focusing on James II remaining King of England (with the ultimate goal of crafting a scenario in which the United States ends up a third world country). Butterflies include a stronger France contesting the 1697 Polish-Lithuanian royal election...
  3. Emperor of Panama

    What if Austria does not suffer the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713?

    Usually when I think about scenarios after a victory before 1711 of the Alliance in the War of the Spanish Succession that put Charles VI on the Hispanic throne I always look at it because it would have repercussions for Spain, but not for the HRE, so Today I would like to be different. Assuming...
  4. Flavius Iulius Maiorianus

    Medium-term impacts of a Swedish GNW victory?

    Whenever people talk about Sweden winning the Great Northern War, they talk about either the immediate effects or the fact that unless something changed, Sweden would never remain a true great power long-term. However, I want to look at the medium-term in this thread. So first off, what is the...
  5. Psmith

    AHC/WI: Parlement of Paris never regains right to remonstrance

    So, in 1673 King Louis XIV suppressed the Paris Parlement's right to remonstrate the edicts from the Royal Council until after they had been ratified, essentially allowing him to legislate however he liked. Then, in 1715, the Regent d'Orleans restored the right to remonstrance in exchange for...
  6. El Decentralizado: Philippine HRE

    Starting today, every two weeks this TL shall be focused from now on, the same shall occur with the Empire TL. Two weeks for each TL.
  7. A Miss of Grapeshot: Suffren and the Tiger of Mysore
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1, Battle of Porto Praya

    Chapter 1, The Battle of Porto Praya Suffren’s Shadow: A History of the Naval War in the Indian Ocean, 1777-1783 The Battle of Porto Praya, for all of its diminutive size compared to other great naval battles of the American Revolution, compared to First Ushant, the Chesapeake, Grenada, the...
  8. WI: Kentucky Is Admitted as a US State Under The Articles of Confederation in 1788

    Originally, on July 4, 1788, Kentucky was slated to be, according to the Enabling Acts passed by Virginia (via the journal article When Did the Articles of Confederation Cease to Be Law?), admitted into the United States as the 14th state under the Articles of Confederation. In our timeline...
  9. eliamartin65

    WI: Leopold Johann, Archduke of Austria, survives infancy?

    On a bit of Habsburg "what if" mood today, so here goes: In OTL, Leopold Johann, the long-awaited heir of Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (and older brother of Maria Theresa) was born on 13 April 1716, but died seven months later, on 4 November. There were hopes that he'd regain health (since...
  10. Tondo Kingdom in the Spanish period (1571-1823)

    The timeline shall be the first of a series of TLs about an ATL Spanish Philippines, established by Legaspi and slowly decentralizes into numerous states upon the dawn of the 18th century, before I eventually return on continuing the Novales timeline.
  11. What if Elizabeth of Russia had married and had children?

    ideally her original fiancé, the first cousin of the husband of her sister Anna, lives, and they marry, and have children, which would again bring about the house of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov, just a bit earlier
  12. Friedrich der Große

    Dutch Empire and the Great War

    Is there a way to make the Dutch Empire stronger / larger but let WW1 still occure as OTL. I was for example thinking about a remaining Dutch Ceylon, but are there more possibilities? Your thoughts?
  13. Atterdag

    Frederick V dies in 1747 or 1748 - First Queen Regnant of Denmark-Norway?

    Technically, Denmark's current Queen Margaret II is the country's first Queen Regnant, her namesake Margaret I never officially having held the title of Queen in that country. Before her, no woman ever officially sat on the Danish throne, although there have been several influental Queen...
  14. Friedrich der Große

    Power of The Netherlands with a bigger empire?

    As you all probably noticed, I am really really interested in Dutch history and I am full of ideas for alternate histories about this. Besides, I’m also going to study history on the university. Currently I am working on a United Kingdom of the Netherlands timeline, but I have a new question...
  15. husbands for the daughters of Jose I of Portugal and Mariana Victoria?

    Mainly Maria Francisca, Maria Doroteia and Benedita, but I'm also trying to find a husband for Maria I that isn't her uncle. Was there a particular reason that she married Pedro III? I'm hoping a slightly less related husband may prove to be more fruitful for Maria. Many of her children didn't...
  16. What Happens To The Aromanians If A Christian Power(s) Conquers The Balkans At Latest In The Early 18th Century?

    So the Aromanians are an ethnic group in the southern Balkans who speak a Romanian-like language. They weren't the most prominent but they were significant enough to be noticed. However events like the sacking of Moscopole (a major Aromanian city) in 1769, and assimilation by independent nation...
  17. WI: Frederick V of Denmark has a 3rd, actually competent, son?

    OTL, King Frederick V of Denmark-Norway had two sons: the mentally-ill Christian VII from his first marriage, and the benignly incompetent Arveprins Frederik from his second. But let's say that, in a drunken stupor, he manages to conceive a third son with his second wife Juliane Marie, who ends...
  18. Sarthak

    The Sapphire Throne: A Swedish Timeline
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Introduction "Let there be no man who deems Sweden to be a weak nation." - King Charles X Gustav of Sweden "He is an independent monarch and a powerful one at that. His rule see's Sweden ascendant for eternity." - Pope Innocent XII on Charles XI of Sweden "There is no confusion. The Carolean...
  19. GameBawesome

    WI: Plymouth Colony remains separate from Massachusetts?

    In OTL, the Plymouth Colony was separate from the rest of English Colonies, and never had a formal charter like the others. However, when the Dominion of New England was formed, it absorbed Plymouth Colony, but fell apart soon. However, Plymouth Colony ran into problems, as they didn't have a...
  20. mspence

    Dutch America

    WI New Netherland had survived the Anglo-Dutch Wars?