early 20th century

  1. Triple Calamity: What if the Three Most Important Men in the Executive Branch Died in One Night?

    I have never written a timeline on this site. I've read a lot of other people's timelines and I have greatly enjoyed american political history, but I never thought my knowledge base was large enough or my writing skills good enough to try my hand at writing a timeline. That said on my own in a...
  2. The Paradox of Victory
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: The Russo-Japanese War

    The Paradox of Victory Artemis Kozaczka “The great paradox of victory is this- once you have won once, you must keep winning, or else lose everything you have won in the first place.” - Tsar Nicholas II, The Fall of an Eagle (1922) The Russo-Japanese War A map of Eastern Asia in February 1904...
  3. Petike

    Are STOL (short take off and landing) aeroplanes possible with 1900s and 1910s tech ?

    To explain what I mean by the question in the title, I'm curious whether good quality and dependable aeroplanes from the 1900s and 1910s (regardless of size or type) were capable of STOL takeoffs and STOL landings. I'm particularly curious about small aeroplanes, such as very early bushplanes...
  4. Sarthak

    1908 Balkan Alliance as a result of the Bosnian Crisis.

    Citing Assessing the Role of Turkey in British Foreign Policy 1908 - 1914 by Simon Tate:- "One of the solutions suggested during the crisis was the proposal to create a general defensive Balkan alliance, to maintain the regional status quo. This, indeed, became a key aim of British diplomacy...
  5. Petike

    Petike's photogalleries of WWI commemoration events in the 2010s

    This thread is a recreation of a compilation thread I originally posted on the 31st of October 2014. I consider this a historical reference and visual inspiration thread for writing about the era of the First World War, specifically the eastern front between Austria-Hungary and the Russian...
  6. Petike

    What would early 1900s aeroplanes sound like if they were powered by electric engines ?

    "Well, they'd probably be more quiet, Petike." some of you might say. :p More seriously, I've been wondering about this question for an aeronautic-themed story I've been writing. Its setting is a largelly realistic alternate world with pre-WWI and early WWI style aviation. For the sake of...
  7. Earlier assault gliders?

    When is the earliest date for practical assault gliders? Let's start with small assault gliders meant to deploy small raiding parties of 4 to 6 men. When were WW1 airplanes powerful enough to tow 4-man gliders? Would they have been useful to Italian Arditi fighting in the mountains over-looking...
  8. AHC: Have a Hungarian become the Chief of Staff of the K.u.K Army

    With a POD no earlier than 1900 and no later than 1912, have a Hungarian general (or atleast a general from Hungary) become the Chief of the General Staff of the Austro-Hungarian common army! Is it doable? Who would be the most likely candidate? Tell me what you think!
  9. AH Challenge- Immigration Reforms in the Ottoman Empire

    I want you to come up with a realistic plausibility within the Ottoman government to encourage Europeans to emigrant and convert to sunni islam as a "better alternative", mostly toward the younger generations. The number of immigrants needs to be up to 10.25 million during 1878 - 1914...
  10. Anarcho-Occultist

    WI:No Armenian Genocide

    The Armenian genocide was not the first genocide ever committed but was the first industrial-scale genocide of the 20th century. It is estimated 1.5 million Armenians were exterminated by the Ottoman Empire and denial of this tragedy is still the official stance of the Turkish government. But...
  11. Oliveia

    WI: Earlier Space Race

    I have off-and-on considered the idea of an earlier space race, which has manifested itself in two main iterations I wish to call The Cosmos in Their Hearts. The main problem is that I simply cannot be creative enough to imagine how the ideas I have would effect wars and borders and countries...
  12. EddieHistorium

    WI: Technology Progressed Alot Slower in the 19th Century and 20th Century?

    Originally I was going to ask this in the before 1900 section of AH.com but I was thinking maybe I should post this here. My question and this is also a WI as well, what if technology for intents and purposes by the 21st century remains as it did in the late 1800s and early 1900s? This is...
  13. Gukpard

    Wank the german-american population as much possible

    Distribution of Germn americans in 2000: With a 1900 PoD, what is the best way to wank the german american population? With that I mean having more german-americans than anglo-americans or at least the major number of german americans without getting into ASB territory One of the ways I can...
  14. Petike

    Roland Garros has worse engine trouble, crashes before reaching Bizerte

    Roland Garros was a fairly important pioneering figure among early French aviators and WWI French fighter pilots. Bet you've heard of him. Like many aviation pioneers, there are a few PODs surrounding him that have intrigued me for a long time. Let's look at his OTL track record first: He was...
  15. Petike

    Tabletop gaming POD: Different fate of Mensch ärgere Dich nicht

    Mensch ärgere Dich nicht is a famous German (and by extension, Continental European) cross and circle tabletop game, somewhat similar to the British Ludo, or the original Indian Pachisi, etc. It was created in 1907/1908 by Josef Friedrich Schmidt of the now-legendary German tabletop publisher...
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