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  1. Basileus_Komnenos

    Geopolitical and Societal Implications of a Successful Jacobite Restoration

    Supposing the Jacobites manage to successfully restore the House of Stuart to the throne in 1715 or in the 1740's, what would be the geopolitical implications of such a change? How would his affect the American Colonies, the wars of France in Europe against Austria, and the broader state of the...
  2. VadisDeProfundis

    AHQ: Paul Deschanel manages to be an active president

    In the January 1920 French parliamentary election for the next President of the Republic, Paul Deschanel managed to emerge victorious. Deschanel was someone that had been in parliament for a quarter of a century, and had served as its president for eight years, four of them during the Great War...
  3. Simone nel Pozzo

    A Kingdom in Normandy

    What would the medieval world have looked like if the French Normans had decided to pursue their interests in mainland France instead of crossing the Channel? This could either be accomplished by weakening the French monarchy and expanding to their expense or taking the French crown for...
  4. VadisDeProfundis

    WI: No Panama Scandals - Less Discrediting of French Radicalism?

    The Panama Scandal was a decisive factor in wounding the governing radical consensus in France that was, to my understanding, relatively entrenched during that period of the French 3rd Republic. A combination of two successive scandals however destabilised the political scene during the 1890s...
  5. WI: Blanquist Romance-Europe

    To those who don't know Blanquism is a 19th century strain of Socialism that believes it should be brought about through a coup rather than a proletarian uprising. Let's say that during the Dreyfus affair a Blanquist conspiracy successfully takes over during the crisis and become the world's...
  6. WI: Jean Jaures isn't assassinated in 1914?

    Augusta Marie Joseph Jean Leon Jaures refered to simply as Jean Jaures was a French politician and member of their Chamber of Deputies. As the leader of The French Section of the Worker's International (SFIO) he was a leading voice of the anti-militarism in the lead up to WW1. He was advocating...
  7. Friedrich der Große

    WW2 after a 1916 ending WW1

    In addition to this discussion: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/russo-german-peace-after-a-cp-victory-in-the-west.531503/page-3#post-23756723 Let me explain the scenario. Germany and the Central Powers win WW1 by defeating France first in late 1914 or early 1915. Then after that...
  8. SunZi

    Idea for a French "War of the Roses"

    By dint of reading about the Wars of the Roses, I wondered whether such a conflict could appear in France? And I think I can answer yes. Of course, it would not be a tracing but a real civil conflict around a dynastic crisis with an incapable king and ambitious nobles who kill each other...
  9. AHC: Make West Germany/Germany a part of France's sphere of influence

    Backstory: France's post war vision for Germany was to smash a unified German state into many smaller states and form a French sphere of influence in those German states. Those countries would be looking towards France for their economies, for culture, and for military protection. This all...
  10. WI: Earlier attempt to put a European on Mexico's throne?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Mexican_Empire#Mexican_monarchism Apparently, before Nappy III was even in control many had interest in a European monarch to control Mexico as early as the 1830's. If any European nation (likely France) had done this earlier, what might the outcome be? Will...
  11. Napoleonic Wars With No French Demographic Decline?

    https://www.guillaumeblanc.com/files/theme/Blanc_secularization.pdf Many people believe that the French demographic decline started after the French Revolution, when in fact it started as early as the 1730s. The cause of this is theorised to be early secularisation, but why this early...
  12. TheDoofusUser

    What Kind of Kings would Grand Dauphin and Petit Dauphin be?

    In 1715, Louis XIV was succeeded not by his son or Grandson, but by his Great-Great-Grandson. His son, Louis, Le Grand Dauphin, died in 1711 of smallpox, and his Grandson, Louis, Duc de Bourgogne, Le Petit Dauphin, died in 1712 of measles,leaving his youngest Geeat-Grandson, Louis, became Louis...
  13. TheDoofusUser

    Three Pre-Revolution, ARW, and ACW TL poll

    So for the last few days, I've had a few ideas about a TL I could do in the meantime as I'm focusing on TEE, which will have updates every now and again. The TLs I'm considering have PoDs in either the 1710s, 1600s, or even 1500s, while the ACW will obviously have an 1800s PoD. Here are the...
  14. hausvonmaus

    Where would Columbus have landed if he set sail from a French port?

    IOTL, Christopher Columbus nearly didn’t sail for Spain–when Isabella finally relented on approving the expedition in January 1492, he was actually on his way out of Spain and planning to join his brother Bartholomew in France and appeal to King Charles VIII to find his expedition. However...
  15. FernandoPerla

    Protestant France

    How could the Huguenots have won the French Wars of Religion? How do you picture a Protestant France after victory?
  16. White Djibouti, a realistic majority white state in Africa

    in 1945, Djibouti had less then 70K people it is very feasible that France could have deported this tiny population to neighbouring Ethiopia and Somalia this population could have then been replaced with French settlers forming a majority white place in Africa how would it develop? would it...
  17. SunZi

    WI: Louis XI died in 1465 at the Battle of Montlhéry.

    In 1465 a League of Public Good is formed by great feudal lords against Louis XI led by his younger brother Charles, Duke of Berry and his (distant) cousin Charles of Burgundy, Count of Charolais and heir to the Duke Philip III of Burgundy. The only confrontation took place in Montlhéry, south...
  18. ImperialxWarlord

    Was Napoleon III a good or bad leader?

    I’ve always been curious and I wasn’t sure if this was a misc thread question or if it would be ok to make a post about but was Napoleon III a good ruler? It seems like he was successful in his 22 years of rule, bar the whole shit with Mexico and Prussia. But then it seems like he isn’t spoken...
  19. AHC: Colonial Fratricide, Nuclear exchange between UK and France

    With a PoD after WW2, how could there be a nuclear exchange set off between the United Kingdom and France? The only condition of this scenario is that the first nuke that goes off has to be either French or British and directed at their rival across the Channel (or at one of their colonial...
  20. The Blonde Beast Lives: A Heydrich TL
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: The Assassination Attempt

    May 28, 1941, Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš waited at the tram stop at the junction between 2 roads. They were the pair chosen by the Czechoslovak government in exile, to execute Operation Anthropoid, the assassination of the current acting Protector of...
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