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  1. How to save these African states?

    Before the European conquest of almost all of Africa in the late 19th century, the continent was home to many different states. Some noteworthy ones include: The Sultanate of Zanzibar, which ruled over the coast of what is now Tanzania and Kenya at its height and had vassals further inland...
  2. What if America gained the Congo?

    What if for some reason America was interested with the lobby of some corporations and back to Africa organizations or something to rule the heart of darkness with the empires of Europe just letting this teenager of a nation to have its way as long they get to have business. With the main change...
  3. On the Shoulder of Giants: Federation of Mali TL
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1.0: Up to 1945

    On the Shoulder of Giants -Federation of Mali TL Chapter 1.0 Selected Passages From: My Life, My Honor, My Duty - Autobiography by Léopold Sédar Senghor This is my story, the world I tried to build. My successes, and my failures. I hope through me the future generation of leaders, and...
  4. Eastern Bantu (Urewe) Empire / Civilisational Continuity

    How likely could the history of Eastern Bantu peoples unfold so that either a) see themselves as part of a common civilisation professing a common identity (somewhere along the lines of modern Romance-speaking states and surrounding nations that see significant Latin influence -- i.e. the...
  5. Kerguelen

    WI: No Boers, Stronger Khoisan

    Many of us are familiar with the Boers, the Dutch-speaking people of the Cape Frontier and modern-day South Africa. The origin of these people begins with a group of castaways when a Dutch East India Company ship was stranded in what would become Cape Town, forcing the crew to forage off the...
  6. Cradle of Civilization in the Ethiopian highlands

    Could a cradle of civilization emerge in the highlands of ethiopia? Are the native crops, geography and climate suitable enough?
  7. The developmental effects of disease burden in tropical environments, and how to prevent them?

    First some context: The eradication of diseases has been one of the triumphs of the modern era, and as humanity progresses attention has turned to various tropical diseases as future targets for elimination. Compared to diseases like HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis; neglected tropical diseases...
  8. What if Ethiopia started to rapidly industrialize when it was communist?

    First off since Ethiopia was a hellscape of violence during the Derg's regime spending most of their resources on crushing rival communist factions, ethnic separatists, and Somalis. So what if first, the Derg made compromises with other communist factions to avoid becoming the hellscape Ethiopia...
  9. African Yugoslavia: A West African Story
    Threadmarks: Part 1: Setting the Stage

    African Yugoslavia: A West African Story The Beginning and Opening Thoughts December 1st 1944: The Thiaorye Massacre was the touchstone that would start a revolution. Senegalese soldiers in French Senegal, staged a mutiny against France, as the nation had neglected to pay its colored...
  10. Post colonial Africa has Botswana style luck, leadership and prosperity - what happens and how does the continent look like by 2020

    We know Botswana as a success story across the African continent, from second poorest country in the world to 4th richest in the continent per capita. What if the rest of the African continent had this kind of leadership, stable democracy, competent men actually running their governments and...
  11. Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya formed a federation in the 1960s?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_African_Federation#1960s_proposal According to wikipedia, there was an attempt to create a federation composed of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, and the three countries' respective leaders, Nyerere, Obote and Kenyatta entered negotiations to turn this union into...
  12. A Better Post-WWII Italy & Rest Of The World
    Threadmarks: The Point Of Divergences : A Discussion

    One thing that I wonder is why lots of threads discuss just one POD instead of multiples. I for my timeline want to do multiples and want to know your opinions. Canada actually owns the Carribbean and Falklands when a jokes gets serious and taken to parliament and passes (barely) Rhodesia joins...
  13. AstroRangerBeans

    When the World Pulls the Brake - An Alternate History of Spain and the Cold War TL
    Threadmarks: Prelude

    Disclaimer: I do not offend anyone based on political views/beliefs or those with historical perspective but I want to create a TL involving alternate Spanish Republic and the Cold War with the surviving Soviet Union/Sovereign Union and its allies of Warsaw-Beijing Pact surviving as well as how...
  14. Ebanu8

    Light of Africa - a Jewish Ethiopia TL
    Threadmarks: The Penal Colony of Abavalla, Part I

    A/N: Alright guys, as promised, the revived Jewish Ethiopia thread! Hope you guys like it! And as always, do please inform me if there’s any discrepancies in history I made, and I’ll edit them when I can. “To simply point out the sins of the people is to invite anger and condemnation, and...
  15. From England to the Stars: Volume 1: The Ascent of House Boleyn
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: The King’s Great Matter

    Chapter 1: The King’s Great Matter King Henry VIII was the second monarch from the Tudor dynasty. No brothers had survived childhood. As 1526 ended he was faced with the fact that he might be the last of the Tudors. He had been married for 17 years to Catherine of Aragon with only one surviving...
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