dutch empire

  1. What if more Dutch colonies in the Americas became independent countries?

    Suriname is a tiny country in South America, and, besides a couple of tiny Caribbean islands, is the only Dutch speaking country in all the Americas. What would have happened if more Dutch colonies had survived? Say, for example one in North America centred around New York (New Amsterdam in...
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    Dutch Empire and the Great War

    Is there a way to make the Dutch Empire stronger / larger but let WW1 still occure as OTL. I was for example thinking about a remaining Dutch Ceylon, but are there more possibilities? Your thoughts?
  3. Aceh retains its independence?

    The Sultanate of Aceh was the last independent state in modern Indonesia to be conquered by the Dutch. They put up quite a fight, however, defeating the first attack against their capital and, once said capital fell when the Dutch tried again, fled to the jungle and fought a guerrilla war that...
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    Wij Willen Willem: A United Netherlands Timeline
    Threadmarks: Chapter I: TL until 1867

    Okay so we had some discussions on this forum about a surviving United Kingdom of the Netherlands, now I want to post the first part of the TL. This goes to 1867. Later I will post some maps and then continue the TL. 1815 -The Congress of Vienna redraws the borders in Europe, with his defeat at...
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    Rule Neerlandia! Another Dutch TL
    Threadmarks: Chapter I: The Kandy War

    Gustaaf Willem baron van Imhoff (1705-1756), governor of Ceylon from 1736 to 1741. Chapter I: The Kandy War Since the Dutch Golden Age, the Dutch East India Company or Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC) had territories in Ceylon. It was an important colony for the Dutch trading empire...
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    Treaty of London, 1814

    So in 1814, the Netherlands and Britain signed the Treaty of London about the return of former Dutch colonies to The Netherlands, colonies occupied by the British during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. I read an article about the signing of this treaty, in which was suggested that...
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    Second Golden Age for The Netherlands

    What if not The Netherlands got the former Austrian Netherlands but another country, I would say Austria. Would The Netherlands in this scenario get back all there pre-1795 colonies, or would they get the same colonies as in OTL. And furthermore three questions: Would the Dutch still got some...
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    The Netherlands in the Second Boer War

    During the 1870s, 80s and 90s, some Dutch and Boer nationalists were thinking of the Boer Republics as Dutch protectorates and so as a ‘12th Province’ of the Netherlands.’ Thomas François Burgers, president of Transvaal, also supportes this idea. So was it realistically and if yes, how would...
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    Central Power Netherlands

    What if The Netherlands joined the Central Powers? Let’s assume a naval incident or something else, and as a result, The Netherlands join the Central Powers. Let’s say that in this TL Germany plays their ‘old strategy’ so focuses on Russia first, but Britain still join the war. Last but not...
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    If Cape Colony remains Dutch, would WW1 still happen?

    If The Netherlands manage to keep the Cape Colony in a 1815-POD, will World War I still happen?
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    Greater Dutch colonial empire

    So what if in 1814/1815, the Netherlands never got Belgium and Luxembourg, but instead Austria gets back the Austrian Netherlands. This would mean that the Netherlands would get back all their pre-Napoleonic colonies. So what would happen next with The Netherlands and their colonial empire...
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    Dutch and German POD

    I am searching for a POD in which The Netherlands stays a middle-great colonial empire, but WW1 still happen and ends in a German victory. Is this somehow possible, and if yes, how?
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    Oranje Boven: A Dutch timeline
    Threadmarks: Title and introduction

    Oranje Boven A Dutch timeline I have been interested in Dutch history for a long time, and how it could have turned out differently. After wandering around this forum for a while and considering different POD possibilities, I...
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    The Boer Wars, an alternate history

    I’m thinking about a scenario in which the Belgian Revolution never happened. But I was thinking: what will happen to the Boers, the Great Trek and the Boer Wars if this occured. With a Belgian Revolution which never happens, the United Kingdom of the Netherlands stays alive and become a...
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    A Dutch timeline

    I’m searching for a POD in which The Netherlands keep the Cape Colony, but also in which the United Kingdom of the Netherlands stays alive. Do you have some ideas? Or could I simply say that with the Dutch keeping the Cape Colony in say 1814, the Belgian Revolution would never occure because of...
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    The Great Dutch World Empire

    Good afternoon, I am searching for a POD of the Netherlands. What I want to have is a POD in which The Netherlands stays/becomes a (middle-)great power in the 19th century and remains it in the 20th and 21th century. What I mean with Middle Great Power is a nation that is not like the real...
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    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...
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    The Netherlands gets the Rhineland

    What if the Netherlands got the Rhineland during the Congress of Vienna, which king William I wanted? What would the effects of this be on things like the Belgian Revolution, German Confederation and Unification, Dutch colonial empire, and more and more.
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    What if the Dutch Empire stays intact after Napoleon?

    During and after the Napoleonic Wars, the Dutch gave Ceylon, Cape Colony, Guiana and some cities in India to the British. But what if they got all these colony’s back. As a result, the Netherlands remains a (middle)great power, which I want to have. So, I thought that the best POD is that...
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    New Holland in the East! If Maurice Nassau was sent to Indonesia

    For those who dont know, here's a quick rundown on who Nassau was directly from our friend Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maurice,_Prince_of_Nassau-Siegen https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_Brazil With this out of the way My question is, what would have happened if he...