cities

  1. Alternate city layouts?

    What OTL cities would you say had a good chance of looking different? This can be in the past, the present, or both.
  2. PrinceTanglemane

    Capital Cities

    I was curious about if there's a map depicting each capital city on a map. I only got Washington, New Delhi and Moscow down. I want to include each capital in my map. Not each capital in the world. Countries: Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, UK, Iran and Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Poland...
  3. Vitalis

    Water supply, sewage, plumbing and sanitation during the Middle Ages

    What's the best case scenario possible for Europe in the Medieval times, when it comes to water management? Historically, European cities were ridden with many diseases. While bathouses were present in the Early Middle Ages up to the appearance of the Black Plague, it would have helped...
  4. Cities that could have been much larger

    What are some examples of cities that have all the necessary resources, location etc. to be a major city, but, for whatever reason, never developed into one? They don't necessarily have to be small towns right now, just places that could have been much larger if history had gone differently...
  5. Nightingale

    My past myths about nuclear war I used to believe in (pls. add yours as well)

    Here are some myths I believed about nuclear war I used to believe in. Anyone can share their previous myths: 1. That fallout would be long-lasting and severe after a nuclear exchange. I once believed legit that fallout after a nuclear war would really be so intense and would last long, but...
  6. Grand Archduke of Austria

    Coal in California

    Hi all, California's San Francisco Bay area is the perfect place to build ports and cities on because of its unique geopolitical shape. The Sierra Nevada squashes up the low lying lands making the elongated 'Great Valley', thus the San Francisco Bay is huge but only inset into the American...
  7. Andrew Boyd

    AHC: Make Ft. Wayne Indiana's Largest City

    The challenge is simple. Make Ft. Wayne the largest city in Indiana as opposed to Indianapolis. If possible, try to think of some realistic consequences of if this were the case.
  8. AHC: Have American cities be among the most pedestrian-friendly in the world

    The challenge is as follows: prevent the rise of suburbs and urban sprawl while also making American cities walkable and developed with a heavy focus on public transportation. If this is ASB, is it at all possible if the POD was pushed back to pre-1900?
  9. GauchoBadger

    Nicomedia instead of Byzantium/Constantinople?

    Is it possible for Nicomedia, with dedication from whoever controls it, to surpass Byzantium/Constantinople as the major Marmara Sea port? Would this require a PoD before or during Constantine's reign? What sort of advantages did Nicomedia have, compared to Byzantium?
  10. GauchoBadger

    Preventing Sirmium's decline

    What caused the relatively important late Roman imperial city of Sirmium, in modern Serbian Slavonia, to decline sharply, and effectively disappear during Avar times? What made it so important (enough to warrant diocese capital status) in the eyes of the emperors? How can the decline of this...
  11. Biggest possible population of medieval Hungary

    With the presented borders below, theoretically how big population could the area of Kingdom of Hungary support in the Middle Ages? What are the biggest possible numbers? Thank you in advance for your answers!
  12. Isaac Beach

    Alternate Turkish Capitals

    I've a question that's pretty straight forward. Following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire after the Great War, presuming Turkey still moves it's capital from Istanbul, is Ankara assured to be the capital or may alternate cities take that position? Ankara makes sense; defensible...
  13. Grand Archduke of Austria

    Gadsden Purchase rethought

    Hi all The then president in 1853 Franklin Pierce sought to buy a part of Mexico in what is today known as the Gadsden Purchase as most of you will be aware. However what expansionist America we now know was more expansionist that most think. He had many drawn out many proposals but I want to...
  14. Capital Cities and Strategic Centers of an Alternate World?

    Are there any cities that fell out of prominence in ancient times, but definitely could have retained prominence into the modern era? Or locations that didn't host strategic or capital cities historically, which definitely could have? For example: Hattusa (Had 50,000 people in the Bronze Age...
  15. Petike

    Challenge: Roxburgh remains the capital of Scotland or one of its chief cities

    Something that has fascinated me for a long time and our Scottish members might be able to answer well... I'll admit, I got the idea from this episode of Time Team. Back in the Middle Ages, Roxburgh was one of the most developed Scottish cities, and for a fairly long time, it was a flourishing...
  16. Petike

    Plausibility check / Challenge: North American and South American city states

    To be more specific, in a mostly post-Columbian timeframe (i.e. ca between 1500 AD and 1900 AD. As it is much easier to have city states created by local native cultures, I am more interested in how plausible the creation and survival of a long-lived city state (or small country that is mostly...
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