colonialism

  1. Friedrich der Große

    Dutch South Africa

    In 1842, the Boer Republic of Natalia was under pressure. They had a conflict with the British, and they were afraid to be annexed by them. As a result, they sent king William II of the Netherlands an offer. They wanted that Natalia became a Dutch colony. But, William II refused. But what if...
  2. Friedrich der Große

    Dutch returns in South Africa

    What if in 1842, the Dutch Empire annexed the Boer Republic of Natalia? After the Napoleonic Wars, the British annexed the former Dutch Cape Colony definitive into their empire. As a result, during the 1830s, the Boers, descendants of Dutch colonists who where unhappy with the British, leaved...
  3. Friedrich der Große

    Dutch Africa

    What is a place in Africa where the Netherlands could have build a new colony in the 19th century?
  4. AHC/WI More expansionist Indosphere

    Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to make a world where India replaces Europe as the primary source of modern colonial powers. The usual suspects (Europe and East Asia) don't have to be crushed into the ground, but India does need to have preeminence in establishing trade and...
  5. Effects of British Royal Family (George VI and Queen Elizabeth) being Assassinated in India ?

    Just a smaller exercise of Alternate History, But what if George VI and Queen Mother Elizabeth were assassinated in India during their proposed Durbar in 1937 ? In OTL, George VI was planning on holding a Durbar in Delhi just like his Father before him but decided not to due to rising...
  6. AHC: Worse British Empire

    With any pod after 1750, how can we make British colonization worse to the point where most colonies at least attempt to revolt and has far fewer defenders after falling in the same way fascist governments became unpopular after WWII?
  7. 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.
  8. Paladín Wulfen

    Plus Ultra: A Second Siglo de Oro | Timeline
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1.

    At the beginning of the 19th century, Spain was occupied by the French Army of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. While in the Spanish Royal Court, King Carlos IV was confronted with his son Fernardo due to differences with respect to the French. But the tension exploded in the Uprising of the city...
  9. 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...
  10. pattontank12

    Timeline Planning: World of futures past
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    So what is this?: Well like the title suggests this is initial planning faze for a timeline I've had in the back of my head for nearly a year now. What's it about?: The main theme is about alternate technological development and how the earlier development of certain technologies would effect...
  11. What would it take for a successful Konfrontasi (aside from ASB)

    The title is pretty self-explanatory, but let me elaborate a bit. I know that the odds were stacked against Indonesia in its so-called "confrontation" with Malaysia: - The domestic situation was extremely unstable with islamists, communists, and the army all eyeing power; - The economy was a...
  12. PolishMagnet

    Republic of Lamu - Legacy of Japanese colonization of the Horn of Africa

    So basically, I had this idea for the legacy of a Japanese attempt to be a "big boy" colonial power and colonize Africa. if this is in the wrong forum, please move it Support for the colony takes a major dive but it remains as a hang-on territory until WW2. To start off, I constructed a...
  13. WI: No Italian Unification

    Background Information: The Italian Unification (1848-1871) or the Risorgimento was the merging of different states in the Italian Peninsula into The Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946) which would go on to be a colonial empire. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_unification But what if that...
  14. AltoRegnant

    Would France Bother With Louisiana If They Had A Sizeable Brazilian Colony?

    Say that France Antartique is successfully established, and dominates the southeast and south regions as defined here; PoD can be whatever. Now, otl, Louisiana was basically established to feed the french Caribbean (chiefly haiti). Except ttl, not only do they have a region large enough to feed...
  15. Scramble for Africa if Different Outcome to the Franco-Prussian War

    My interest in learning about colonial empires actually dates back a few years where I did a research paper about the Congo Free State and the Belgian Congo. And I'm currently working on a timeline and approaching the time of the Scramble for Africa in OTL. Anyway, in a scenario (such as mine)...
  16. AHC: Muslim colonization of the New World

    Your challenge is to have at least one Muslim country establish at least one colony in the New World. It doesn't have to be very successful or last very long, it just has to exist for a time.
  17. Hawkatana

    What would a Dutch Australia look like?

    I know there were various attempts to colonise Australia by the Dutch along Western Australia, but they basically all ended in failure. But what would happen if one or of them stuck? What would be the results of them actually founding a long-lasting colony on Australian soil?
  18. The History of the Restored Portugal, the Brigantine Dynasty.
    Threadmarks: 0. Preface

    Preface Hello to everyone. Previously I was developing The Fifth Empire TL. Due to academic reasons I wasn´t having much time to dedicate towards this project, also it was developing in a way that I disliked, so this is and will be a re-write of said time line with some changes, but mostly...
  19. 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...
  20. AHC : Europe and Asia swap places in history, Asia-centric world

    Challenge - To make the following occur feasibly. Asia counts as East Asia, South East Asia, India, Nepal, Indonesia, Philippines. The Middle East and Central Asia will be counted as separate for this scenario. 1) Asian conquest and colonization (mass settlement) of all the Americas, Australia...
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