colonialism

  1. Historianweebnino

    What if the Spanish colonized Australia in 1606?

    In our timeline, the Spanish sailed to Australia as well as New Guinea and briefly explored the coasts of Australia alongside the Dutch but what if they decided to colonize Australia? What would a hypothetical Spanish colony in Australia look like? Would it be like Central-South America where...
  2. The Isles of Strangers: A Timeline of a Francophone Aotearoa
    Threadmarks: Chapter One: The Tragedies at La Rochelle and Ajaccio (1320-1660)

    Îles d’étrangers The Isles of Strangers: A timeline of a Francophone Aotearoa "One thing that is most remarkable about these islands and the people that inhabit them, is their persistent isolation and indifference to worldly affairs. The great war barely impacted them, as they continued their...
  3. Texas Bulldog

    AHQ: Is a prosperous Congo possible with a 20th Century POD?

    So this is a question that's been rattling around in my head for a while now. What exactly caused the Congo to become even more impoverished? It is very rich in natural resources, with a large-enough population, so what was stopping a government from forming that would utilize its resources...
  4. Smaller French Indochina - Cochinchina + Champa Wank

    French Indochina, initially a protectorate in southern Cambodia, expanded northwards over time. But here I contemplate a scenario wherein France retains solely over a more expansive Cochinchina region Cochinchina was the most "developed" among the territories, and was de facto and de jure...
  5. Friedrich der Große

    Colonial pursuits of a United Netherlands

    Do you have some ideas about possible colonial projects of a United Kingdom of the Netherlands surviving in 1830? Will this stronger union of the low countries be able to expand its colonial empire more than Belgium and Netherlands did OTL?
  6. 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...
  7. What if there was a union between Portugal-Castille instead of Castille-Aragon?

    Basically, I’m thinking of the changes in history if the marriage between Isabel I of Castille and Ferdinand of Aragon did not happen and instead she married either Afonso V or John II of Portugal, leading to a dynastic union between those two realms. I've read some threads here about this...
  8. Eucalyptus

    What total number of Han settlers could Siberia and Central Asia support?

    If China somehow managed to hold Siberia indefinitely, let's say up to the Yenisey River, and the part of Central Asia that the Qing lost in our reality in the 1870s, I think it would be possible to overwhelm these regions with Han settlers without using ASB. You could already stack up 20...
  9. West234

    What former colonies would have been most plausible for European nations to hold on to up to the modern day?

    What would be some colonies that could European nations could have plausibility kept control of with relatively little effort? This is not meant to be a ‘No Decolonization’ thread rather it’s more about what colonies could have realistically stayed with European nations until the present without...
  10. How would technological progression be affected if European colonialism never happened?

    One question I've asked myself recently is How would the progression of science and technology be affected globally without European colonialism? Would technology progress slower then it did in OTL, or would the lack of colonialism allow for native cultures to progress faster scientifically...
  11. Oba Cahokia

    How different would the Scramble for Africa be if the Boer Republics, Madagascar and the Ashanti remained independent?

    I came up with this idea for my TL I'm trying to piece together and thought it would be cool to how different things would if a few African States stayed independent besides just two countries. For the Boer Republics I'm obviously referring to Transvaal and the Orange Free State, Madagascar is...
  12. Ocean canine

    Where The Spice Flows// A Somali TL-
    Threadmarks: Prologue

  13. AHC: reverse colonizers and colonized

    one thing point I have made a lot on discusions on the morality of colonialism is that even people who insist it was benign or that they deserve to keep colonial loot is that if things had gone differently and their countries had been colonized they would be singing a different tune. I kind of...
  14. Historianweebnino

    What if England colonized Mexico before Spain?.

    One alternate history scenario that interests me is if England somehow colonized Mexico before Spain did, in this timeline we will assume that either Spain shows no interest in colonizing Mexico thus Mexico remains uncolonized long enough for England to have a chance to colonize Mexico or Spain...
  15. At what point did the European colonial empires (especially Spain and Portugal) have the ability to conquer Japan?

    Do you think any of the colonial powers ever had the capability to conquer Japan, and if so when?
  16. Domz

    What if the Spanish colonized the Philippines 100 years after OTL?

    It has been said that the islands of the Philippines was on the verge of adopting Islam (like Indonesia OTL) by the time the Spanish first arrived in the Philippines in the early 16th century, converting the Southernmost regions of the Philippines as well as the region surrounding modern-day...
  17. ronaldo

    If Brazil maintained its union with Portugal, how soon would slavery be abolished?

    Let's say the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves survived and Brazil continued to be the capital of the Portuguese Empire. With the passage of time the colonial empire would be more and more Brazilian than Portuguese. So how long would slavery in Brazil survive and how would it...
  18. Historianweebnino

    What would Brazil look like if it had been a colony of Britian?

    Hello everyone , what do you think Brazil would look like if it was a colony of Britian instead of Portugal? , do you think it would end out like New Zealand or Australia did? , do you think it would be more like a bigger version of Guyana? , what do you think Brazil would be called in this...
  19. Taunay

    Decolonization in the Arab world = Inevitable by 1920?

    So I'm reading a book on Arab history, and I found a few interesting passages on colonialism: It also says that the rise of Arabs who went to European-style schools meant a rise in nationalist and separatist feelings amongst the native elite With all of that, is it fair to say that the...
  20. More British influence and colonies on mainland Europe

    It's always boggled my mind how the United Kingdom, one of the largest colonial empires in history barely controlled any territory in Europe with the exception of Cyprus and Malta. So, what if the British actually, say had more colonies or territories on mainland Europe? My first idea is a...
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