great war

  1. The Kaiser's Europe or What if Germany Won the First Battle of the Marne?
    Threadmarks: Part 1

    THE WELTKRIEG THE ASSASSINATION OF THE ARCHDUKE June 28th, 1914 started out fairly normally in the city of Sarajevo. Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir-presumptive of the Austro-Hungarian throne, had supposedly been sent to the city to inspect the military units stationed...
  2. A entente victory in 1916: The results?

    Let’s say everything went right for the entente, the first world war is over in 1916, the battle of tannenberg was a decisive Russian victory, the French offensive into Alsace was succeful, an earlier Jutland resulted in an crushing defeat for the German navy. And well generally all this...
  3. WI: Different alignment in the Great War

    Let’s say that Austria-Hungary was still highly resentful towards Prussia (Germany), so much so that they ally with the French. The German-Russian alliance continues without interruption through the early 20th century. By then, the Ottomans join Germany and Russia while Britain joins France and...
  4. KingOnTheEdge

    DBWI: Moroccan Crisis Doesn't Start Great War?

    1905- Kaiser Wilhelm's backing of the Moroccan Sultan Abdelaziz against France and Britain's influence in the region leads to the North African monarch joining the Triple/now Quadruple Alliance. This leads to France declaring war on Morocco, citing the lost investments, triggering the defensive...
  5. KingOnTheEdge

    WI: Italy Joins CP?

    Otl, as I understand it, italy joined the entente due to relying on them for food, and AH owning Soth-Tyrol and their adriatic desires. What if then, AH offered to sell south tyrol to them, as well as the some of the north adriatic (AH would ideally get a good chunk of the southern portion after...
  6. Thande

    ATTENTION AUTHORS: Sea Lion Press World War One Anthology call for story submissions!

    Crossposted from the Writer's Forum with the permission of mod @CalBear. Dear all authors of, Are you interested in the First World War? Do you like writing short stories? Do you want to combine these two interests? Sea Lion Press, the home of Alternate History Publishing (founded by...
  7. Bountifulauto82

    WWI:France falls after USA joins

    What if the USA joins the entente but France falls to Germany soon after. Would there be an armistice? An early D-Day? (Given how technology was a limiting factor even in 1944, and how Gallipoli went, it probably wouldn't end well for the entente)
  8. Rattus

    Keeping Italy Liberal | No Mussolini Discussion

    So, Liberal Italy, before Mussolini, is something which really only came to an end due to Mussolini. Despite the impact of the Biennio Rosso (actually perhaps partly because of it) socialism never seemed to have the support to topple Italy's political structure - somewhat interesting considering...
  9. PrussianMan

    Edelweiss: What if the Great War Never Happened?
    Threadmarks: Chapter I: Part I

    The Year is 1914. It seems that a warm summer was expected due to the temperature of June 28th. The streets of Sarajevo were alight with splendour as Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie drove in their motorcade through its streets and being greeted by many crowds of cheering people. A...
  10. ¡La Constitución Vive! - A Spanish parliamentary monarchy
    Threadmarks: Summary of Events

    The origin of this alternate retelling of Spanish (and a bit of the world) history comes from here. In 1766 Carlos, heir to the Spanish throne, dies, and his brother Fernando becomes king of Spain (OTL Fernando I of the Two Sicilies. His son Leopoldo Juan would inherit the kingdom of the Two...
  11. Simon

    British Armoured Cruisers at the Battle of Jutland

    At the Battle of Jutland the British had 8 armoured cruisers as part of the Grand Fleet. My question is how much use were they? Reading through some of the basic details it seems like half of them didn't really become engaged whilst the other half was sunk. I'm looking at a possible timeline...
  12. jack_donaghy_is_the_shado

    TL 191 DBWI: What if TR hadn't won a third term and stomped the snake?

    It's awkward for me to remember that my birthday is the death date for one of my heroes and favorite presidents, Theodore Roosevelt. "Death had to take him sleeping. For if Roosevelt had been awake, there would have been a fight." -- Senator Thomas Marshall (D-IN) January 8th 1923 TR was not...
  13. Aloha

    DBWI: Russia joins Allies instead of Central Powers

    As we all know, Russia joining the Central Powers played a major role in securing victory for them. But what if Russia had instead joined the Entente and the Ottomans joined the Central Powers instead? The other important question would be how can this be done? How would the war have gone down...
  14. ETGalaxy

    The Miracle of the Marne: An Entente Victory Scenario

    Hey everyone! One part of history that has always really interested me is the Great War. I've toyed around with Entente victory scenarios in the past, however, as they started to become really popular on this website, I was discouraged from starting yet another timeline where the Entente wins...
  15. 1916 and 1920 Olympic Games without WW1

    So, what do you think, how would have the 1916 and 1920 Summer Olympic Games looked like without the outbreak of the Great War? Who would have participated? Where would they be held? What results could be expected? Any kind of special consequences? I'm looking forward for your answers!
  16. Austria-Hungary abandons Przemysl

    During the Vistula River campaign in late 1914 the KUK had relieved the first siege of Przemysl. However, after the Germans failed in their attemps to take Warsaw the KUK was forced to withdraw back to their starting lines in the Carpathians. In their retreat Conrad had the Fortress reoccupied...
  17. WI: No Kiel Mutiny

    As it says on the tin - let's say that the Wilhelmshaven and Kiel Mutinies never occur or are suppressed in their early stages. The Naval Order of October 24th is carried out, and the High Seas Fleet sets sail to meet the Grand Fleet in a final battle. Who would win this confrontation...
  18. Gukpard

    If Qing China Joins the central powers, would the great war end sooner or later than otl?

    The PoD is that Dowager Cixi kicks the bucket earlier, and the Guangxu emperor clings to power all the way until 1914. The state of the Qing is up to you, but it is completely necessary for the empire exists and join the central powers with the promise to gain Hong Kong and the restoration of...
  19. Possible treaty terms for the Entente if the central powers won WW1

    What do you think the peace terms should be for the peace treaty of WW1 if the Entente lost and the central powers won? There doesn't have to be a POD to set this (but you can add your own POD if you want to), just an idea of what the treaty could look like in your opinion.
  20. AHC: No Trench Warfare in World War One

    How could World War One have still occurred, yet the Western Front never results in trench warfare? Would technological changes have been necessary?