eastern europe

  1. Plexus

    The Cyrillic script and Brest-Litovsk's finer consequences

    Everybody knows about the Cyrillic script, the script used by the Orthodox Slavs in Eastern Europe, but few know that its position, although quite stable in the Balkans, was not as stable in... Russia? To illustrate the point I'll be making, I am going to get a generic central powers victory...
  2. Military dictatorships in Eastern Europe in the 1990s

    In the 1990s, in a number of Eastern European countries after the fall of communism, a severe crisis occurred - the economy collapsed, there was hyperinflation, rampant crime, agriculture and industry were greatly weakened, there was a moral collapse, population decline, ethnic conflicts...
  3. Hawkeye

    Can the German Empire hold Europe?

    Let's say that Wilson can't be budged from neutrality and there's a massive mutiny in the French army by mid 1918. Britain and France negotiate with Germany and agree to the following terms: Germany's colonial empire is dismantled. Britain and France will not pay the Central Powers any war...
  4. Hawkeye

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  5. Oba Cahokia

    WI: The Zaporizhian Host and the Crimean Khanate survived into the 1900s or Modern Day?

    I was thinking about having a earlier independent Ukrainian state and started thinking about the alliance between the Cossacks and the Crimean Khanate during the independence war from Poland-Lithuania. What if Crimeans never betrayed the Cossacks and kept working together and survived into early...
  6. Coqui

    Former SSRs going monarchist?

    I'm helping a friend work on their world for a video game, and part of it involves monarchism becoming a hot button issue during the cold war. Assuming that the USSR still collapses on schedule while monarchism is not only seen as a valid, but secures certain political alliances (at least...
  7. WI: Czech Corridor Established After WWII

    The Czech Corridor was a proposal that was brought up after WWI to connect Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia together. It didn't make it far and was ultimately rejected. But let's say the idea is brought back up after WWII. Hoping to find a good excuse to punish the Austrians and Hungarians for...
  8. kotchium

    What if there was no Lithuanian expansion into the southern Rus

    Surprised that there isn't much discussion about this, at least none i can find. Given the depopulation of the southern Rus, would a different external power such as Poland or Muscovy conquer the region instead? or could a local kingdom such as Galicia–Volhynia fill the power vacuum in that...
  9. WI: Bona Sforza doesn't fall of her horse.

    Whenever I see people pondering what would've happened had the Jagiellonian Dynasty survived past Sigismund II Augustus it involves him fathering children. For all we know Siggie could've been infertile (he was married 3 times and had no children), although that is just a personal opinion. I've...
  10. the man in the fly castle

    The Bizarre Adventures of a Hospital Knight-ATL start in 1600s

    Introduction The stories is about the life of a young hospital knight who has the great Adventure in this Alternate 1600s. During his adventure, he will encounter different cultures and people, has many battles and adventures, even will has countless Romance. Turning Points -Ottoman fail to...
  11. TheWitheredStriker

    WI: King Mindaugas of Lithuania isn't assassinated in 1263?

    Surprisingly, not a single thread about this PoD seems to have existed anywhere on the foum prior to this. Guess there's a first time for everything. Anyway, while Lithuania was mostly ruled by Grand Dukes, there was actually one crowned King of Lithuania, sanctioned by the Pope: Mindaugas...
  12. Effects of a surviving USSR in the 1990s and 2000s?

    Let's say that, whatever the POD, the Warsaw Pact regimes still collapse in 1989, but the Soviet Union survives, maintains its territorial integrity. What would be the political and cultural effects effects of this, in Europe especially but also in the world at large? Would they be too bound to...
  13. The_Persian_Cat

    Powerful, Pagan Lithuania

    Hello all, So, Lithuania was a powerful realm in its heyday. Mindagaus -- the first Duke and later King of Lithuania -- fought and won many wars against Christian forces, defeating Polish and Crusader enemies and conquering land from the Baltic into Ruthenia. However, though Mindagaus was a...
  14. jhuro

    If Germany and Russia both go red, is Eastern Europe doomed to be partitioned?

    If by say 1921 there exists a communist Germany on one side and the Soviet Union on the other, is there any way for Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Baltics* to survive as fortress nations? Or will they inevitably be partitioned/ turned into satellite communist regimes? *I’m including a remnant...
  15. HRH Cecily

    What would Orthodox Protestantism look like

    I realize this is a very vague question and of course Eastern Europe is not a monolith but what might Protestantism look like if it developed in opposition to an Orthodox church rather than a Catholic one?
  16. Sarthak

    Russia Resurgent: REDUX
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: The Fall of An Empire

    Chapter 1: The Fall of An Empire *** Chapter 8 of Last Empire of Europe: The Soviet Union by Alexei Trymoshenko “The reporters and officials of Moscow gathered at Vnukovo airport after the end of the August Coup in the early hours of August 22 to welcome the president on his return from his...
  17. Could any of the communist goverments of Eastern Europe have survived the Soviet Collapse?

    Assuming a time line in which the communist party does not remian in power in Russia itself which nation of Eastern Europe (or ex Soviet republic) has the best chance of remaining committed to communism. I have always found it interesting that even a nation like Albania that had split with the...
  18. The Militant Doberman

    DBWI: European Union expands into Eastern Europe instead of stretching south into North Africa?

    Back in 1987 Kingdom of Morocco applied to join the European Community (precursor to the modern E.U.), becoming the 1st Maghreb nation to do so. After much deliberation, Brussels agreed that Morocco meets the criteria of joining the Community due to historic ties and mutual influence Morocco had...
  19. Sarthak

    Russia Resurgent - A TL
    Threadmarks: A Different President.

    Russia Resurgent Chapter 1: 1996 Russian Elections Russia and the World held their breath as on 3rd July, the results of the 1996 elections came in. Many people today even wonder why Yeltsin even tried. Under him Russia had become the butt of all Western Country’s jokes and corruption, crime...
  20. Unified Yugoslavia Team at Euro 92?

    With the events of states in Eastern Europe gaining independence in the early 90s (Slovakia, Ukraine, Georgia) some of the major football tournaments at the time had representative teams made up of players from various independent states such as Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS: Russia...
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