france

  1. RedKing

    WI: Louis XII succeeds Louis XI?

    The POD to this is simple, shortly before Louis XI’s death Dauphin Charles passes away of an illness. This leaves Louis XII as Louis XI’s successor. So what happens next? Obviously Louis XII is going to pursue the annulment of his marriage to Jeanne of France sooner and will try and earn Anne of...
  2. What if Vichy France joins the Allies

    What if Vichy France joined the Allies. This may seem confusing but let me explain. In October 1940 Vichy France invades Equatorial Africa and drives out the Free French, De Gaulle commits suicide and the only remaining Free French territories are just some islands in the Pacific. Britain...
  3. Kurd Gossemer

    French accomplishing all their goals in Italy and it's consequences.

    During the Italian wars, the French had their main objectives of enforcing their Agevin claims and capture both Milan and Peninsular Sicily and it's islands (Sicily and Sardinia), however due to a number of factors (coalitions against them, military failures, etc) they were kicked out of the...
  4. SunZi

    Beyond the King's river — A timeline of Joan of Arc's death
    Threadmarks: I.A maid dies and the Dauphin falls

    France is, in the first quarter of the 15th century, in a serious situation where its fate seems to be at stake; after the victory of Agincourt and the formation of the Anglo-Burgundian alliance, King Henry V of England succeeds to impose a treaty in Troyes on the mad French monarch Charles VI...
  5. AHC/WI: Occitania Breaks Away from France during the French Wars of Religion

    What if the Huguenot rebels in Southern France decide to break away from France and declare their own state? What would it be called? And could there be an impetus to declare independence? Who would be the ruler of this new country? And could it maintain its independence? And how will an...
  6. RiverDelta

    DBWI: Reverse the Reputations of France and Russia

    When you think of Russia, you think of the opera, the ballet, fine vodka and spirits, Tolstoy, Gogol, Pushkin, and Dostoevsky. You imagine dancers in perfect form twirling on their toes, great works of literature being discussed by the finest minds in the country, and the latest fashions out of...
  7. SunZi

    Bernadotte — King of the French

    Karl Johan (or Jean-Baptiste) Bernadotte — the missed King of the French In 1814, the troops of the Sixth Coalition entered France and on 31 May they entered Paris. The Emperor Napoleon I, betrayed by his marshals, was forced to abdicate on 6 April and, fifteen days later, left for his first...
  8. WI: Henri III of Navarre and IV of France does not marry Marguerite de France

    Recently, we had some discuss about Henri III/IV and his first wife Marguerite having children and the consequences for French succession. But what if these two do NOT marry in the first place? Let's say Charles IX and Catherine de Medici renounce to the controversial idea of this marriage. What...
  9. Rise of the United Kingdom of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland (1836-1906)

    With the fall of the Swedish Empire at the beginning of the 18th Century, Sweden had become a lesser player in European affairs, after the end of the Great Northern War, and the death of King Charles XII. They would play a minor role in the Napoleonic Wars, switching sides alongside Russia...
  10. Calcaterra

    Union-Entente Alliance in a CSA Victory Scenario?

    The usual assumption made in a CSA victory scenario is that the Confederates win due to European (i.e. British/French) interference in the Civil War, followed by an Entente-Confederate alliance, parallel to one between the Union and the German Empire. I suppose my question is, then, in two...
  11. SunZi

    Gloriana and Hercules — A TL of Elizabeth and Francis' wedding

    Introduction: Gloriana and Hercules — A TL of Elizabeth and Francis' wedding I grieve and dare not show my discontent; I love, and yet am forced to seem to hate; I do, yet dare not say I ever meant; I seem stark mute, but inwardly do prate. I am, and not; I freeze and yet am burned, Since from...
  12. WI: The French Third Republic was indeed temporary

    When it was first established in 1870, few expected the French Third Republic to last very long. Since monarchists held a majority of seats, it was widely believed it would just be a temporary government until either a Legitimist or an Orléanist candidate was placed on the throne of France to...
  13. kasumigenx

    DBWI: William the Bastard and the fate of the Norman language

    If William the Bastard was able to conquer Angland would William of Normandy improve the situation or change the situation of the Norman language in Fransa[1], I heard that the Norman group of Dialects is very much moribund in the new generation. Would William the Bastard even promote the...
  14. The Malouines War: France in the Falklands Redux
    Threadmarks: Preview

    May 3rd, 1982 Silently beneath the waves, the FS Agosta and his crew stalked their prey. Captain Celice had the light cruiser, and its accompanying ships in his sights. And with a terse command, ordered a spread of 4 ECAN F17 torpedoes. Watching through his periscope all 4 torpedoes ran...
  15. AltoRegnant

    France + AH vs Germany And Italy With Neutral Britain and Russia?

    say that, sometime after the collapse of the League of Three Emperors collapsed, Germany and AH had their own diplomatic falling out, (perhaps over nationalists in Austria being supported by parts of the German government, albeit not Prussians) and while Germany is able to maintain the Italian...
  16. George_Apley

    God is a Frenchman - a Timeline (Seven Yrs War POD)
    Threadmarks: The Six Years War (POD-1762)

    What if France and Austria were victorious in the Seven Years War? Many years back there was a TL in development here centered around the French winning the Seven Years War. That timeline has been defunct for a long time and the author long-since banned. It really grabbed me, though and I've...
  17. Other Nations Invade France During the Hundred Years War

    During the Hundred Years’ War with England and France duking it out over France, is it possible that other nations like Aragon, Savoy, and Navarre can join in the fray to invade France? Would England find it acceptable seeing other nations invading France? Could they be England’s Allie’s or...
  18. WI: The Franco-Prussian War Ended with a French Collaboration Government?

    So I'm imagining a situation where armistice negotiations break down entirely near the end of the war and the fighting drags on for six more months or so. Paris is likely heavily cratered from shelling by this time and the Prussians have taken the city by force. The population has very mixed...
  19. WI: Joffre Class carriers built and escaped to UK/join Free French navy?

    IOTL France laid down the first of the Joffre class carriers in 1938, but the outbreak of WW2 forced their delay and eventual suspension of work. Now the POD is France in the 1930's recognizes that it needs to seriously update its Naval forces and thus more political will/ financing is spent of...
  20. Earliest Rhone-Rhine Canal?

    The Rhone-Rhine Canal does exactly what it says on the tin: connect two of France's longest rivers, the Rhone and the Rhine. In OTL, work started in earnest only in the times of Napoleon IIRC, and still was nothing compared to the modern canal, but could it have happened earlier? If it could...
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