colonization

  1. ParasaurEwan

    Colonizing powers in a TL with a Plantagenet victory in the 100 years' war?

    In this TL, Angevin France-England may or may not colonize, and the Dutch would probably be too dominated by Spain or the Angevins to revolt, so who other than the Plantagenet Empire may colonize the New World?
  2. GameBawesome

    AH Concept: East Asian West Coast in the 19th Century

    (So, I'm trying to come up with an idea for a concept for a private project of mine, inspired by @Ambassador Huntsman's timeline amazing Nobunaga's Ambition Timeline (Go read it if you haven't), but not using the Gavin Menzies' 1421 idea; I want late East Asian colonization, where Japan...
  3. Gabingston

    AHC: More European Colonial Daughter Languages

    Between the 15th and 20th centuries Europeans expanded across the world, spreading their languages in the process. English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch and Russian are spoken in far wider of an area than they were a few centuries ago, whether it be in parts of Asia, Africa and Oceania or...
  4. GameBawesome

    AHC: Make a Divided Greenland

    As we know, Greenland is part of the Danish Realm. Originally, it was colonized by the Norse, and then abandoned, and later Denmark-Norway recolonized the area. Greenland was technically part of the Kingdom of Norway, but after the Napoleonic Wars, and the Treaty of Kiel, Greenland (Along with...
  5. AHC: Goals of Colonization Movement Realized

    When discussing Liberia Timelines a few common questions come up: - The climate of the region - Where can ex-slaves go that is not oppressively humid and full of tropical diseases? The OTL spot chosen for Liberia is pretty wet even for West Africa - Existing peoples and polities - Where can...
  6. Kurd Gossemer

    l'Antarctique: A French Brazil TL
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: A French Admiral and some hard wood.

    The admiral himself, like any self respecting Frenchman, he had facial hair of sorts. The establishment of the nascent French colony that would be know one day as Brasíl or La Antartique for much of its colonial history starts humble like any nation does, an certain French admiral by the name...
  7. Gabingston

    What Would A Scandinavian-Colonized Canada Look Like?

    Recently there have been a number of "what if x country colonized x region" threads here, so I might as well continue that trend. I'm currently working on a TL where the Kalmar Union survives, and one of the big knock-on effects of that is that Canada (plus most of New England) will be colonized...
  8. AHC/WI: All of the Americas colonized by one country

    What is the most likely scenario where one European country ends up controlling all of the Americas until at least the late 1700s. How do two entire continents under one flag develop from there? The first part of this scenario is the challenge I pose, and it can be done by any means. The second...
  9. WI: Portugal became the dominant Kingdom in the Iberian peninsula around the XIII Century

    Let's suppose Portugal manages to enter a personal union with Leon instead of what happened in OTL. I won't discuss how plausible this scenario is. I'm more curious to know about what would happen specifically during the Age of Discovery and the colonization of America. Here is a map to what I...
  10. Plausibility and effects of an early Norwegian rediscovery of Vinland?

    A lot of the timelines and discussion about the Norse exploration of North America I've seen tend to focus on the initial discoveries and settlements, and wether or not it would be feasible for them to survive on their own. I think that makes a lot of sense narratively, but lately I've instead...
  11. The consequences of an earlier Philippine independence from American rule.

    With the implementation of the Jones Act (1916) and the sucessful efforts of Governor Harrison in staffing many spots with Filipinos in the colonial bureacracy in the late 1910s, it was expected that the colony would be capable of self government, and would be given independence after a certain...
  12. GameBawesome

    WI: Courland's colonies survive for a little while...till 1795

    An interesting point in history, is that our Courland's colonization efforts. The Duchy of Courland and Semigallia (Modern-Day Latvia), which was a vassal to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, under Duke Jacob Kettler, made attempts in colonization in the Caribbean and Africa. The Duchy of...
  13. What if the Sikh Empire / Panjab Industrialized by 1846?

    So in this case let's say Punjab / Panjab/ the Sikh Empire realizes what is happening around the world and, quickly industrializes and westernizes in 15 years i.e. 1831 to 1846. How does this change history after that?
  14. Gabingston

    How would non-Western colonizers have treated Indigenous groups?

    This is sort of piggybacking off of the current Christopher Columbus thread as well as my previous thread on Native Americans, but I've actually had this thread bumping around in my head for a while. It is well known that the European colonial powers (plus their successor states) in The Americas...
  15. What would happen if Kaliningrad was transferred from Russia to the Lithuanian SSR?

    In the 1950s, Nikita Khrushchev suggested that the Lithuanian SSR should annex Kaliningrad oblast. Irl, Antanas Sniečkus declined this offer as it would give Lithuania a massive russian minority. But, what if he accepted? Would Lithuania be subject to the same colonization by Russians like...
  16. Gabingston

    What if the English and French colonies in North America were flipped?

    What if the English and French colonies in North America were flipped? By this, I mean that the French colonize the eastern seaboard from Georgia up to Maine and the English colonize Canada and Louisiana. The Canadian Maritimes could go either way. How large would the populations of a French...
  17. AHC/Plausibility Check: Scandinavian America

    Is it possible that there could be a plausible Scandinavian nation in North America that controls all of the eastern half of the US? (canada as well, maybe.) If so, what could cause it to come about? How would it evolve and get independence? Not necessary, but ideally it would have a large mix...
  18. The Third Rome: Is it possible for a "contingency plan" created by a byzantine emperor to colonize America in the 1400s?

    I know, I know, it's hard af, but do you guys think there is at least a small possibility? venetians, iberians and/or the genoese can also be involved. Pedro Álvares Cabral took ~40 days from Portugal to Brazil, so maybe the byzantines will take ~70 days, if the mission is successful?
  19. kasumigenx

    Unconquered Orient
    Threadmarks: Cannamore and Mameluke Survival

    On the battle of Cannamore, the Mamluk Sultanate assisting the Kingdom of Calicut would win against the Portuguese in 1506 destroying the possibility of a Portuguese Naval Empire in the East although the focus of the Portuguese would now be in Africa instead at this point, forcing them to focus...
  20. GameBawesome

    Challenge: More Portuguese-speaking nations in the Americas WITHOUT Balkanizing Brazil

    Brazil is unique in South America. Besides being one of largest nations, it is also the only one to speak Portuguese. This is due to the Treaty of Tordesillas, where Spain got most of the New World, and Portugal got Brazil, which eventually expanded over the next three centuries until it's...
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