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  1. Consequences of Maximilian victory on the HRE and its centralization process?

    So my thought process here is, OTL Maximillian was quite successful with his imperial reforms, both the estates and the emperor wanted the reforms but they couldn't decide in which direction to go, absolutist rule as favoured by Maximilian, the cities and the knights or collegial rule with the...
  2. WI HRE Ferdinand I was sterile?

    Taking into account OTL size of his family, impact should be massive. Until 1526 not much change, but then? Is Ferdinand eventually seek for annulment of his marriage with Anna Jagiellon (risky, considering his struggle for Hungarian throne, pissing of her uncle Sigismund would not be the best...
  3. If France manages to keep the Austrian Netherlands in the 18th century, does that mean French HRE?

    It's well known how Louis XV in the War of Austrian Succession returned the Austrian Southern Netherlands instead of annexing them outright. This was pretty stupid, as he only did it to look good (which of course didn't really work), and the annexation of the region had long been a goal of...
  4. WI: the Babenbergs survived?

    Frederick II of Babenberg tried taking advantage of Hungary after half its population had been decimated by the Mongols. He instigated the battle of Leitha which his forces won but he himself died, ending the House of Babenberg. But what if he survived? What were his goals in Hungary? Would this...
  5. What if in the 14th century, the Habsburgs married with the wittelsbachs instead of the tyrolean royal family and Bavaria absorbed the habsburg domain

    The Wittelsbachs under Emperor Louis IV. Probably could absorb Austria and the other Habsburg territories. Supposedly this would make the Wittelsbachs a much more powerful dynasty and probable rivals to the Luxembourg dynasty in Bohemia and Hungary. As for policies we could see a Wittelsbach...
  6. WI: Frederick of Hohenstaufen survives?

    As you all know, the extinction of the Hohenstaufens has had terrible consequences for the HRE. Frederick, son of Henry of Hohenstaufen and Magret of Austria, is said to have been bestowed the Duchies of Austria and Styria upon him by Fredrick II in 1251. He could have been the last Hohenstaufen...
  7. WI: Return of Saxony?

    What if after their fall from grace following Henry the Lions deposition and the power struggles of the Interregnum period, the Welfs made a come back? The opportunity here lies in the Welfs supporting Sigismund of Luxembourg and helping him get elected as Holy Roman Emperor and Sigismund...
  8. A Pomegranate of Many Seeds: Catalina of Aragon’s Tiny Tudors
    Threadmarks: 1502: The Year of Miraculous Births

    “The death of Arthur, Prince of Wales in April 1502 at a mere fifteen years of age was a devastating blow for the fledgling Tudor dynasty, and the prince’s heartbroken parents. But all hope was not lost, for Arthur’s widow, Catalina, was with child and had thankfully not caught her husband’s...
  9. eliamartin65

    PC: Charles the Bold's niece as Duchess of Burgundy in 1477

    Hello everyone! I'm here with a plausibility check on the following scenario: A hypothetical niece of Charles the Bold (whom I've taken the liberty to named Emma, after an old Queen of the Franks) becomes Duchess of Burgundy. So, Philip III of Burgundy and Isabella of Portugal have more kids...
  10. Early end of HRE-Spanish union

    PoD is vert easy-some unfortunate accident happens to Emperor Charles V, resulting in his premature death in summer 1527, ending personal union between Spain and Holy Roman Empire much earlier than IOTL. So baby Felipe II is heir of Spain and Burgundy (with Isabella of Portugal as regent in...
  11. kasumigenx

    Eleanor of Brittany, mother of Europe
    Threadmarks: Eleanor of Brittany, Queen of Germany, Queen of France

    On 1196, surviving a violent fight, remembering his engagement with Berengaria of Castile the angry Conrad II of Swabia would see that she had annulled her betrothal with her that he would seek the hand of one of the nieces of Richard I of England aside from Berengaria and Eleanor would be...
  12. WI: Catholic Brandenburg & Protestant Bavaria

    (This is my first post, so sorry if this isn't worded in the best way possible) What if the Wittelsbachs in Bavaria had decided to join the Reformation and thus the Counter-Reformation in Bavaria never happened/failed AND AT THE SAME TIME Joachim II happened to be a staunch Catholic like his...
  13. What would a dutch-led Germany be called?

    Let's say, in some way or another, the Netherlands manage to unify most of germany for the exception of the southern states like bavaria, Wurttemberg etc.. and the dutch language becomes the dominante and native tongue of the peoples. What would this Dutch majority and led country be called?
  14. <Alexander>

    WI: Mary Queen of Hungary (wife of Sigismund I of Luxembourg) Survives?

    In 1395 a pregnant Mary of Anjou, The first wife of Sigismund I of Luxembourg and the couple's unborn son would die as the result of a hunting mishap. Sigismund would later remarry, but only have a single daughter, Elizabeth of Luxembourg who would marry Albert Habsburg Duke of Austria. Upon...
  15. TheDoofusUser

    Two questions re:An Earlier German Kingdom

    So here I have two questions regarding the potential creation of an earlier German Kingdom as a unified entity. Both questions go down two paths so I'll ask via chronologicallyrics and they're technically multiple questions/scenarios rolled up into one question for each question so please bear...
  16. A Protestant Holy Roman Empire

    Yeah. Anyway, this is my first post here, and it looks like people get banned for pretty much no reason, but I had this idea and I'd like to discuss the possibility of it actually happening. The premise is that the Roman Empire collapses sooner, probably during the Crisis of the 3rd Century...
  17. TheWitheredStriker

    WI: The ERE never becomes iconoclast.

    I'm honestly surprised to see that this PoD seems to be so rarely discussed; the majority of threads are about iconoclasm completely succeeding, sometimes even in Western Europe. But anyway: Suppose Leo III Syrus is successfully overthrown during his reign, either by Agallianos Kontoskeles in...
  18. Basileus_Komnenos

    AHC: Restore the Holy Roman Empire After 1814

    How could the Holy Roman Empire have been feasibly restored during the Congress of Vienna? Who would have been Emperor and what would the ramifications of such an event have been.
  19. The_Persian_Cat

    WI: no Florentine Republic?

    The Republic of Florence was a very important state in late medieval and Renaissance politics. Florence is commonly considered the birthplace and centre of the Renaissance, and was the hometown of such eminent figures as Dante, Giovanni Boccaccio, Leonardo da Vinci, and Niccolo Macchiavelli. The...
  20. AHC: Make the Holy Roman Empire holy roman and a true empire.

    With a pod of your choice but before 1440 make the HRE constituational and culturally closer to the ancient Roman Empire with it truely deserving the name. Bonus points of they own more of the old empire.
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