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  1. Ancient Messemvrian

    What if Han dynasty China successfully reached the Romans and made contact with them?

    What would be the consequence of that? Would both empires help eachother out, only keep a trading connection, or lose their crap after a century or two and go to war?
  2. KingOnTheEdge

    AHC: Dismantle Both Cold War Superpowers by 1995

    after the cold war ended, the United States enjoyed a period of sole dominion, and according to some, actually had very little to fear from the soviets. But I'm curious, is there anyway to fully dismantle the United States and the Soviet Union as world powers by the late twentieth century...
  3. AHC: Institutional Continuity with Imperial China in Modern China

    OTL's China in 2020 has essentially no institutional continuity with those of China pre-1912. Multiple revolutions, purges, wars, etc. since that time have made it so that the current government of the People's Republic of China is essentially a distinct entity from that of earlier imperial...
  4. KingOnTheEdge

    AHC: Portuguese Hainan

    Portugal has three very important distinctions in the age of exploration: starting it, reaching India before any other european, and the only European territory in China prior to the 19th century; Macau. But Macau was still only one city, and what's a city to a massive island? Your goal, with a...
  5. British Biscuit

    AHC: Wank the Albazinians

    The Albazinians were decendants of Russian Cossacks who defected to the Chinese Empire in the Russia-Qing border wars of the 17th century. This Russo-Chinese ethnic group was never large and most Albazinians seem to have lost their unique identity by 20/21st century...
  6. Why were European kingdoms ruled by branch families instead of rotating dynasties (like China) or collapsed (like the Gupta/Mughal empire?

    Why were European kingdoms ruled by branch families with relations to the main family; instead of rotating dynasties like China or being overthrown by a powerful military(dukes) leader like Tipu Sultan; and or Saladin; or collapsing like the Gupta and Mughal empires?
  7. Most likely result of a successful August Coup in the USSR in 1991?

    I've been reading some threads on this forum on the August Coup, an attempted 1991 Soviet coup d'état. Communist hardliners tried to seize power from Gorbachev, President and General Secretary of the USSR. They opposed his reforms and the new union treaty, which decentralized a lot of power to...
  8. AHC/WI: Sinicized empire in Indonesian archipelago

    As the title says, what if there's a Sinicized empire or at least a kingdom in Indonesian archipelago? Which of the Indonesian-based kingdoms you reckoned to be a good candidate to be one? How will it affects on the world as of result? The POD is after the fall of Tang Dynasty in year 907.
  9. Consequences of Russian Manchuria after 1900s?

    Like the title says, what're the consequences plausibly imagined of Russian Manchuria or at least North-Eastern China held by Russia? Will it result in strong Russian presence in North-East China, part of modern Russia or creating a unique characteristics of the region influenced by Russia...
  10. Antonio Ferrari

    Mark Felton Productions in The elephant, the lynx, the two wolves, the dragon, the eagle, the griffon vulture and the bull

    Greeting my friends. To those who don't know who Mark Felton is, he is a British historian with a Youtube channel which covers various largely unknown events of WW1, WW2, the Korean War, the Vietnam war and so on. But what if he existed in my most prolific timeline, The elephant, the lynx, the...
  11. Russophone East Asian nation in Manchuria region ?

    I have this strange Alternate History TL idea that is been on my mind for some time. The premise is a Russophone East Asian nation and a former Soviet republic situated between China, Russia and North Korea. It comprised of Northeast China and Eastern Inner Mongolia with the population of over...
  12. WI: China has a better 19th century

    By "better" I simply mean they keep up with Japan and don't get semi-colonized by Europe, if this were to happen how would China fare in the 20th century?
  13. With a POD of anytime after 1500 AD, what is the highest level of development that China can achieve by the modern day?

    Let's define our metrics for development as follows: HDI, GDP per capita, literacy, and other general indicators of quality of life. China must, at minimum, control all Han majority areas in OTL mainland china. I apologize if this last question comes off as ignorant, as I'm not all that...
  14. AHC: Late XIX century Japan and China switch fates

    Your challenge is to make the China able to pull out major socio-political reforms on par with the Meiji Restoration IOTL and soon gained the status of a major regional power, while the Japanese monarchy goes into decline and eventually became divided between spheres of influence between China...
  15. China continues backing militants

    In the late 1960s, China gave moral or material support to insurgent groups in Philippines, India - CPI(ML), Palestine (DFLP) and Thailand etc. and inspired other insurgencies. However, various incidents like the death of Lin Piao, and Mao, led to the termination of Chinese support. But, if...
  16. kasumigenx

    DBWI: US and Japan switch fates with Romanov Russia and Qing China

    From what I have read the Socialist United States and the People's Republic of Japan could have switched fates with Qing China and Romanov Russia, Japan is divided into two countries the Socialist Peoples Republic of Japan which rules the main islands of Japan and Monarchic Japan ruled by the...
  17. RMcD94

    AHC: Warlord Period becomes De Jure as well as De Facto

    The Warlord Period of China was a period of instability where though the central government in Beijing had limited control over the other parts of the country which were often at war with each other. However, there was limited international recognition of the other states even though some had...
  18. What if an alternate Hull Note was accepted by Japan

    I've been wondering what would happen if Japan and the US agreed on a diplomatic solution to their issues in the lead up to the attack on Pearl Harbor 1941. Say, the demands of the US in the Hull Note from OTL were less harsh on the Japanese. The problem was that at the time, Japan saw the Hull...
  19. Gillan1220

    Operation Beleaguer leads to more American involvement in the Chinese Civil War

    Operation Beleaguer was a U.S. military operation in post-World War II China that oversaw the repatriation of Japanese and Korean nationals and the protection of American citizens and interests in the mainland. Since this was during the time of the resumption of the Chinese Civil War, the U.S...
  20. Most Drastic Western Response to Tiananmen Square Massacre Plausible

    Going back to 1989, what's a plausible action the West and the United States could have taken in response to the Tiananmen Square Massacre that would've had the most significant consequences for China-Western relations today? Could the massacre have shaken the U.S. foreign policy establishment...
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