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  1. More European Settlement In The Pacific Islands

    I was always curious to see why the Pacific Islands never saw massive European settlement unlike OTL. What must happen for more Europeans to settle the islands? Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia that is. What prevented them in the past from settling in large numbers? And could it be possible...
  2. Challenge/What If: Christianity Revival/Comeback In The Middle East and North Africa During The Modern Era

    Is it realistically possible for Christianity to become more mainstream and more common in North Africa and the Middle East again by the time of the modern era? What would have to happen for it to occur? Can a native Middle Eastern government pull it off on its own? Does this require European...
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    AHC: Ducal House of Pazzi

    The Pazzi family were a Florentine banking family during the middle ages and renaissance, but after the Pazzi Conspiracy failed in 1478, the family were exiled by the Medici, and their name removed from Florence. Challenge: Have the Pazzi family either gain a ducal title, or create their own...
  4. AHC: Double the US population

    With a POD no earlier than 1500, create a scenario in which the US population as of 2020 is equal to or higher than 660 million people. The US can control no more than its current territory + Canada. No turning the rest of the world into a hellscape. The US must still have one of the highest...
  5. AHC/WI: Modern Arab Country Controls The Persian Gulf

    Is it possible for a modern Arab country post-1800 to be able to take control of the entire Persian Gulf? This would include all the areas bordering it which would definitely include Persia/Iran. Is it possible for that region to be Arabized and to be permanently held? Would it require a...
  6. GameBawesome

    AHC: Islamic Japanese Daimyo Clan

    Challenge: There have been Daimyo clans that has been Christian, and Buddhist, but what if an Islamic clan? The challenge is to create a Japanese Daimyo clan that converts to Islam. They don’t have to survive to the present day, they just have to exist in a moment between 600s to 1700s, you...
  7. AH Challenge: US dominated by rail rather than interstates?

    Is there a way that the US could be dominated by railways rather than interstates? Always wondered if that was possible and how railway dominance over interstates could have affected U.S. history.
  8. AH Challenge- Immigration Reforms in the Ottoman Empire

    I want you to come up with a realistic plausibility within the Ottoman government to encourage Europeans to emigrant and convert to sunni islam as a "better alternative", mostly toward the younger generations. The number of immigrants needs to be up to 10.25 million during 1878 - 1914...
  9. AHC: With a POD of 1700, make the world as developed, democratic, and peaceful as possible

    To make the objective of the challenge clear let's consider developed to mean an HDI of >0.800 and a GDP per capita of $12,000 or higher. A major conflict such as WW1 is still allowed, but by the modern day there should be little or no major conflicts or civil wars occurring around the globe. By...
  10. Largest Brazil Possible Post-Independence

    After Brazil becomes independent, how large can the country get? Could it gain more territory from its neighbors than it did? Can it gain a part of the Pacific coast? Could it gain colonies in Africa? Hell, could it even take over the whole South American continent? What would Brazil have to do...
  11. Massive European Immigration To Africa?

    Could it be possible that in the 20th Century that waves of European immigrants could settle in various African colonies like Namibia, South Africa, Algeria, Rhodesia, and Kenya? What would have to require for this to happen? Could large white majorities be formed in the colonies? And what would...
  12. How would you improve the M95 Mannlicher?

    Given the pre-WW1 technology and manufacturing capabilities of Austria-Hungary, what kind of improvements would you implement to improve/modernise the Austro-Hungarian Steyr-Mannlicher M1895 rifle? What kind of changes would you include with and without hindsight to the awaiting Great War?
  13. Alternate Island Africa With Lakes

    Okay, so I found this map of Africa on the Imaginary Maps reddit: ...and I have been picturing an Africa in an alternate Earth where the lands of Turkey, Iran and the Arabian Peninsula never physically existed. Combine all of those features, and how would Africa's landmass be affected...
  14. More Fake Trailers For Alternate History Stories

    So, I was looking back on the "Alternate History Movie Trailer" thread (https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/challenge-create-a-trailer-for-an-ah-film.25815/), and I was wondering if anybody on this site wanted to make a few more. I say this being a fan of Hearts Of Iron IV Mods, both...
  15. More Russian Settlement Into Siberia, Central Asia And The Caucasus?

    How can Russia be able to get more Russian settlers into Siberia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus? How does this impact the Russian Empire and the non-Russians? Would this allow Russia to be a better power?
  16. Hispanismo Becomes Popular Unifying Force in Hispanic Latin America?

    Hispanismo was a movement that emphasized Spanish heritage amongst Latin Americans of Spanish-speaking countries. There are many similar movements that also called for unity amongst the Spanish-speaking peoples of the Americas. Could it be possible that Hispanic nationalism would become a...
  17. Alternate Rockies Alternatives

    I currently live in a corner of what meteorologists call "Tornado Alley", and to be honest, I am getting fed up with hiding in bathrooms while the Reaper's Scythe spirals through my home town and threatens to undo years of hard work in one blow. At the same time, I live somewhere between the...
  18. Could European Colonies Make A Break For Independence During World War I And/Or WWII?

    Could it be possible that during both world wars (or only one of them) that the wars would be so severe for the European powers that the European colonies and other territories controlled by European powers (e.g., Russian/Soviet Central Asia) would revolt in an attempt for independence? What...
  19. Can the Ottoman Empire Collapse Before WWI

    Would it be possible for the Ottoman Empire to collapse before WWI would occur? What’s the earliest time it could happen? How would the empire be divided up? And how does this impact Germany and Austria-Hungary’s ability to perform during WWI?
  20. Hitler's Nazi Germany Focuses on North Africa and the Middle East Instead of Stalin's USSR

    Instead of doing Operation Barbarossa, what if Hitler instead decides to focus on invading North Africa and working with Italy. In this scenario, Hitler would try to seize Egypt and the Middle East to cut off the British in the Mediterranean and seize vital oil supplies. Without invading the...
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