imperialism

  1. A Chinese victory in the First Sino-Japanese War?

    The First Sino-Japanese War was Japan's first foreign entanglement after the Meiji Restoration, and it ended with a decisive victory for the nascent empire, whose power and influence would only grow in the years to come. The Qing dynasty, besides being once again humiliated on the international...
  2. How to save these African states?

    Before the European conquest of almost all of Africa in the late 19th century, the continent was home to many different states. Some noteworthy ones include: The Sultanate of Zanzibar, which ruled over the coast of what is now Tanzania and Kenya at its height and had vassals further inland...
  3. Augusto César Sandino isn't murdered?

    Augusto César Sandino was a Nicaraguan revolutionary who became an international star due to his long struggle against the American troops that occupied his country, to the point, for example, that a Chinese brigade was named after him. Unfortunately, while he did avoid capture or death at the...
  4. Could China become a democracy in the 1910s?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1912_Chinese_National_Assembly_election Shortly after the Xinhai Revolution, mainland China had what was probably the most democratic election in its history, with multiple parties taking part in it, even if only a very small percentage of the population was...
  5. Haile Selassie becomes emperor of Ethiopia in 1918?

    The last Eithiopian monarch, Haile Selassie (birth name Tafari Makonnen), was mired in political intrigue and turmoil long before he took the throne, having become regent of the empire in 1916. Despite running most day to day affairs during this time, however, his ability to enact any meaningful...
  6. The First Anglo-Burmese War ends with a draw?

    Despite ending with a peace treaty that permanently crippled Burma's economy (and thus its ability to defend itself), the First Anglo-Burmese War was an extremely expensive undertaking for the British as well, driving the EIC to the brink of bankruptcy. So, was there any way British finances...
  7. Could Vietnam keep its independence?

    Like it says on the tin. Before its subjugation at the hands of France, Vietnam was an empire that was in the process of expanding its borders southward, in the Mekong Delta and Cambodia. So, was there any way it could've kept its independence? Is it a matter of not providing the French with a...
  8. Aceh retains its independence?

    The Sultanate of Aceh was the last independent state in modern Indonesia to be conquered by the Dutch. They put up quite a fight, however, defeating the first attack against their capital and, once said capital fell when the Dutch tried again, fled to the jungle and fought a guerrilla war that...
  9. Paladín Wulfen

    The Imperial Expanded Universe of Elysium

    THE IMPERIAL EXPANDED UNIVERSE OF ELYSIUM After some long and adored conversations with my friend Traveller, I decided to open this thread dedicated to the community of Elysium fans, they can contribute their "grain of sand" to this universe. The Rules are : · It cannot be later than the most...
  10. AHC/PC/WI: Only One Sole European Power Colonizes The World Outside Europe

    Could it be possible that only one European country takes part in the colonization of the New World (Americas), Africa, Asia, and Oceania? This is going to be tough as said country will need to make sure no one else gets a permanent foothold outside Europe. Now it can be possible for other...
  11. GameBawesome

    WI: "Neocolonalism" in the 19th Century/European Economic Imperialism in Africa

    Alright, this title is an oxymoron, but hear me out. In OTL, the Scramble for Africa was the large-scale colonization by Europeans, where they met in the Berlin Conference, which finalized European colonization and trade in Africa, and is usually referred to as the starting point of the...
  12. AHC: restore as many native monarchies abolished by foreign invasion as possible after independence

    if you have not been paying attention, many countries have lost their native monarchies to imperialism (which is why I find it odd that monarchists defend imperialism, British invasions alone ended more native monarchies then radical revolutionary republicanism ever did; in most cases...
  13. Empires and the creation of artificial tribes

    Using the Roman empire as an example, in the course of its expansion over "barbarian" territories, disparate groups were sometimes lumped together into artificial tribes for administrative convenience (I believe the Aquitani in modern SW France count as one). My question: did any of these...
  14. European chinise dynasty ?

    I just watching a YouTube video about the mandate of of heaven saying that in the second opium war when the Europeans took beijing some of the population consider this as a sing that the current dynasty had lost the mandate of heaven . Not only that but the occupation to some proved the...
  15. Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya formed a federation in the 1960s?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_African_Federation#1960s_proposal According to wikipedia, there was an attempt to create a federation composed of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, and the three countries' respective leaders, Nyerere, Obote and Kenyatta entered negotiations to turn this union into...
  16. Haile Selassie became emperor of Ethiopia in 1918?

    Tafari Makonnen, then Regent of Ethiopia and heir to the throne, briefly contracted the Spanish Flu, but survived and would eventually become emperor in 1930 after the death of empress Zewditu. WI Zewditu fell ill with the flu and died in 1918, thus putting Haile Selassie on the Ethiopian...
  17. Gukpard

    Would Hugenberg's annexationist plataform for the German Empire be feasible?

    So, for the people that don't know Alfred Hugenberg was the the closest you had to a fascist on Imperial Germany. In September 1914 he wrote the "annexationist plan", signed also by another proto fascist Heinrich Class. He proposed that the German Empire should annex directly Belgium and...
  18. Guatemalan Revolutionary

    ¡Viva il Re! A Neapolitan timeline

    Hello there, this is my first thread ever in the page, so, please be patient and help me correct any historical mistake, unrealistic event and wank. This thread is about how the kingdom of two Sicilies become a modern and powerfull state that later on will contest the influence of the north...
  19. AHC/WI: The Sun Never Sets On…

    Find ways for the other traditional European Great Powers (France, Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary) to get colonial empires as large and far-flung as the British and Spanish Empires at their peak. You may use any POD, though a POD after 1860 would be preferable, if only due to the challenge it...
  20. Japan becomes a European/western colony

    Any POD is fine. Is there any way for Japan to become a colony of a European power (or the US if that isn't ASB)?
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