africa

  1. MegaPrem

    African colonization of the Americas

    What could have happened for African countries to colonize the Americas? Countries like the Mali Empire seemed to have enough resources at home to focus on, as well as lacking the naval capabilities to travel west. It seems the criteria would be a country with a strong navy (or the potential for...
  2. Could South Africa's National Party be defeated after 1948?

    After their narrow victory in the 1948 election, the National Party of South Africa retained a majority (and later a supermajority) of seats in parliament until the end of apartheid in 1994. Was there any plausible chance for the United Party to return to power through an election, especially if...
  3. AHC: Africa under only One Colonizer?

    I am challenging you to place Africa under one colonizer with a POD before 1900. Bonus points for it being under company rule.
  4. AHC: A Sub-Saharan African empire with territory in Europe

    Your challenge is to have there be an empire based in Sub-Saharan Africa and ruled by sub-Saharan Africans with at least some territory in Europe.
  5. 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...
  6. Chapman

    AHC: Christianity for Africa, Islam for Europe

    The idea of the challenge is fairly simple - with a POD(s) anytime after the founding of Islam, have Europe become majority Muslim while Africa becomes majority Christian. To be more specific - the area of Europe i'm referring to should include at least areas OTL known as Italy, Spain, France...
  7. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    South Africa restores the monarchy after Apartheid

    Apparently this was given extreme serious thought but was dropped so as to not hurt the status quo. The Blacks, and Anglo population of SA was extremely in favor of the monarchy otl, which Mandela back in 1961 even calling the republic an unwanted one. So what if in 1994 when South Africa...
  8. AHC: Richer more developed Sub Sahara Africa

    Today with the exception of Afghanistan and Yemen, virtually all the worlds poorest countries are in SSA. is there anyway with a 1900 POD that SSA can be as developed as North Africa? Or maybe even as nice South America?
  9. GameBawesome

    How possible is an "African Silk Road Route"?

    I found this map on this old thread, that detailed a "Silk Road" in Africa, and it's alternate trade routes It's a really well made and detailed map, but how realistically possibly is this? Is it possibly for Africa to have it's own Silk Route inside it, as an extension of the larger Indian...
  10. CaliforniaPerson296

    Cold War reference books and other materials

    I want to write a Cold War Timeline similar to @TastySpam ‘s “The North Star is Red”, only with the POD being the Allies deciding to go for the soft underbelly of Europe instead of OTL D-Day, are there any good books, articles, and threads on this site that would be good research material for...
  11. AHC: As many communist African countries as possible

    Communism played a major role in decolonization, so how can we get more communist countries in Africa?
  12. The Waters of Tritonis – a North African Cradle of Civilization

    If one were to visit the Chotts of Tunisia and Algeria today they would see a wide, flat expanse of salt and sand, punctuated by the occasional oases, the only green intervals in that dry sea. But travelling back as early as six thousand years ago, one would have admired a very different...
  13. Vitalis

    Colonies under Western European countries turning Communist

    So, say that some of Western European countries like France, Spain, Portugal and Britain turn Communist in early 20th century. They don't need to all turn communist, just some of them. How would they deal with their colonies? Would it be more likely that the colonies would've gained their...
  14. news of what actually happened during Operation Morthor was leaked to the press a year later

    What if through some dumb luck files and records of what actually happened during Operation Morthor was leaked to the press of not just how bad the operation went but also the huge costs and scapegoats used especially Siege of Jadotville? what would be the response of the public? What kind of...
  15. How would the lack of the Berlin Conference change the Scramble for Africa?

    Basically, how crucial was the Berlin Conference in shaping the scramble as we know it? How different would the Scramble for Africa be without the Berlin Conference? Would the Europeans have kept their "Informal Empire" and not colonize it directly , would they colonize Africa more slowly or...
  16. Guatemalan Nat-Synd

    The vanguards of the sovereign peoples: A Cold War thread.

    4/07/1949, Beirut, Lebanon. "Early in the morning, our brave comrades of the party stormed the vast majority of government buildings, including the presidential palace, capturing the president and executing him for his treason against the Syrian people, now Lebanon is free from imperialism...
  17. Gukpard

    Could Namibia remain German as a puppet state after the decolonization?

    So, Namibia was a German Imperial Colony from 1884 to 1915, and something strange happened, because they stood there for "just" 31 years until the british conquered it and handed it to South Africa, but still got some influence from Germany even today I remember reading somewhere that the...
  18. What If These People Lived &/Or Stayed in PowerMUCH Longer?

    What are you predictions/opinions/other if the people below lived longer (like up to 90 years or age)? Enrico Mattei Adriano Olivetti Aldo Moro Fuad I of Egypt Thomas Sankara Che Guevara Thomas Lumumba Sir Seretse Khama Abdullah I of Jordan Bruce Lee Yukio Mishima Salvador Allende Peron...
  19. What if Portugal and Spain join the Allies & France,Belgium and the Netherlands were seen as a collaborator after the end of World War II ?

    What would happen to their colonies and to the countries themselves? I know the Soviet Union doesn't have the capacity to influence Africa or Asia yet after World War II, I'm trying to think of a scenario where the colonies of this countries get an earlier Independence than our timeline. As I...
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