1. 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...
  2. Make Eastern Cambodia secede in 1993 The 1993 Cambodian elections conducted under the UN Trasnsitional Authority resulted in victory of royalist FUNCINPEC which angered the previous pro-Vietnam faction in...
  3. TheWitheredStriker

    AHC/WI: Indochina becomes Muslim-majority, Maritime SEA remains Hindu-Buddhist

    A while ago I made this thread: AHC: Muslim-majority Indochina. It gained quite some traction and interest before eventually dying off, which motivated to me to try something more unique. The objective of this AHC is once again to make Indochina a firmly Islamic region, but with a twist...
  4. TheWitheredStriker

    AHC: Muslim-majority Indochina

    The challenge is to have Islam spread across Mainland Southeast Asia beyond Malaya and the Cham and become the majority religion (at least 60 - 70%). Bonus points if all five countries (Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia) are Muslim-majority. Vietnam alone also accords bonus points...
  5. What if the United States re-entered the Vietnam war militarily in 1975?

    What do you all think would need to happen in the U.S government to allow this to happen? What would the war look like for all sides? And lastly how would the American public react?
  6. AltoRegnant

    WI Germany Took Indochina Instead Of Alsace-Lorraine In Treaty of Frankfurt?

    The Prussian leadership that dominated the North German Confederation never wanted to take Alsace-Lorraine in the treaty of Frankfurt, not wanting a permanent enemy in France. But the south german states demanded it, seeing it as a buffer against Paris's aggression. France, for their part was...
  7. Maximum Japanese territorial expansion in a CP victory TL

    I've seen a few threads here and there about Japan in a post-Central powers victory in world war I, but nothing concerning Indochina or a Japanese siberia in a cp victory, only in OTL. Standard USA doesn't join, German victory against Entente by 1918 post brest-litovsk via Spring offensives sort...
  8. SunKing105

    WI: Giap killed at Dien Bien Phu

    Võ Nguyên Giáp is considered by some to be one of the greatest military strategists of the 20th century and was a high-ranking general in the Vietnam People's Army as well as being Deputy Prime Minister for decades, and was influential in the course of the Vietnam War. So what if he died at Dien...
  9. AltoRegnant

    AHC: Indochinese Empire Dominates Borneo and Sumatra

    Indonesia and Indochina have both been host to major powers throughout history, and each others' biggest foreign rivals. No indochinese power was able to dominate major powers of Indonesia, however (unless you count Malaysia but that's well after the time frame of this forum). Your challenge is...
  10. Have Thailand be partitioned between Britain and France as colonies POD 1825-1914

    The Point of Divergence is 1825 AD and you have to achieve the goal before 1914 AD. Your goal here is to have Thailand be Partitioned between Britain and France as a part of their colonial empire rather then a buffer state like our Timeline. Will the French add East Thailand to French Indochina...
  11. Communist Indochina?

    Seeing as all the countries that made up French Indochina were communist at some point after independence, how possible would it be to have all of Indochina be a unified country or Yugoslavia/Soviet Union style country under a one party Communist state?
  12. Duke Andrew of Dank

    AHC: Another Christian majority nation in Asia.

    I was thinking about how the Philippines is the only Christian-majority nation in Asia. As well as how it contrasts to the number of Christian-majority nations in Africa today. With that in mind, what would it take for another Asian country to get a majority Christian population?
  13. GauchoBadger

    WI: France establishes a protectorate over Thailand?

    What if Thailand had not managed to weather the tides of colonialism like Ethiopia concurrently did, and was subsequently absorbed into the French colonial empire like the other Indochinese states? Perhaps sometime around the Franco-Siamese War of 1893, or even later. What would be the effects...
  14. Alpha_North

    The Rising Cham - Alternate Indochina TL

    1. In Turmoil, The Cham Rise Ngô Quyền defeating the Southern Han Ancient Indochina had been in turmoil. What is now northern Vietnam had been under the control of the Chinese Southern Han Dynasty, but with them defeated in battle, what is considered northern Vietnam was ruled by the Ngô...
  15. GauchoBadger

    WI: No Chinese invasion of Burma (1760s)?

    So, what would be the effects of Qing China deciding not to conquer the Konbaung Kingdom of Burma in the mid-1760's while the latter is engaged in a destructive final war with the Thai? Could Burma end up decisively destroying and crippling Ayutthaya for good with no chance of a Taksin figure...
  16. GauchoBadger

    WI: “Indochina” referring to Burma and Yunnan?

    Is it possible for there to be an ATL scenario where the toponym “Indochina” refers to the overland region of Burma and the Yunnan region of China (mainly the eastern Tibeto-Burmese speaking regions), rather than the regions of OTL Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia? Perhaps through an upsurge...
  17. GauchoBadger

    WI: Vietnam gets annexed by China after the French go away?

    So, with a PoD anywhere between 1900 and 1950, how could Vietnam unite with China, perhaps with a degree of autonomy in the package? How strong were sinophile elements within Vietnam in this time frame, IOTL? I hear there were plans to transfer control of Indochina from France to KMT China...
  18. lerk

    DBAHC: No Indochina Tigers

    The countries of Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaya and to a lesser extent Bengal and Borneo are economically prosperous with high HDIs. However, was there ever a chance that they could have been poor, or at least not as prosperous as OTL?
  19. Incanian

    AHC Refuge of Napoleon III and the Bonapartes

    While close to death, I was wondering if it would be possible to get Napoleon III and loyalist followers after his deposal in France, to seek a refuge in a French colonial holding, and declare independence. Is this possible, or is it ASB? I was mainly thinking of two options. 1 being Napoleon...
  20. Aaaaasima

    How could Islam and Christianity gain a foothold in Indochina?

    By Indochina I am referring to Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. How could Islam and Christianity, religions practiced by countries which had trade relations in the former case and took some of Indochina in the latter case, gain a major foothold in Indochina? How could a sizable part...