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  1. Nell_Lucifer

    WI: The Carro Armato P 26/40 enters service in 1940?

    For those who don't know what I am talking about, the P 26/40 was Italy's WW2 'heavy tank' that came too late to make any important contribution to the war, ending up post armistice as turret-bunkers. In truth, the tank was more comparable to a Panzer IV G, Sherman M4A1, T-34 1940 etc. than any...
  2. Simeon

    Water (& River) Buffaloes in Colder Climates

    Wondering about the labour-intensiveness of rice agriculture especially in the colder regions like Central China, Japan, and Italy, I have been left to wonder whether a breed of water buffaloes that can withstand colder temperatures is plausible at all. And in the case that it can be, I do also...
  3. Optimize Italy's war goals/plans for WWII.

    Ok, we have threads for getting various world navies optimized for WWII, but this thread is more for getting Italy to define her war goals, and build towards achieving them. Time period is 1918-1940. Italy wants to control the Mediterranean Sea. Your mission is to make this happen/possible...
  4. Optimize the Italian economy for WWII

    Ok folks, so this thread is for batting around ideas for making the Italians have more money for their war effort. This can either be by investing in making more money outright, or by saving money by cutting costs, mainly from their military/navy. My personal wish list would be for tourism...
  5. FesteringSpore

    Murat remains as King of Naples: what next?

    Joachim Murat was a Marshal of France and general of Napoleon who was installed as King of Naples from 1808-1815. During the Hundred Days he leaped to join Napoleon and declared war on Austria hoping to advance his own position, which ultimately failed. He was deposed and executed soon after...
  6. Europe and the rest of the world without WW2.

    The pod is simple: Hitler dies from his wounds after being blinded by mustard gas on WW1 and never enters politics, meaning that while there's several far right-wing groups causing troubles they never get to wield any serious power outside of working as a block. So for Germany there's no war as...
  7. GameBawesome

    AH Discussion: No unification of Italy and Germany, better or worse for Europe?

    We all know the history of the unifications of Germany and Italy. But to oversimplify... In Germany, after Napoleon, the age of Romanticism and Rise of German Nationalism, which culminated in the failed 1848 Revolution, Germany would be united through blood and iron. Under the prime minister...
  8. Garibaldi the monarchist

    Garibaldi was a great general but he was always snubbed by the Kingdom of Sardinia because he was a republican,he was first exiled and even when he later wanted to help the Sardinians unite Italy he was sent to fight on secondary fronts,what would have happened instead if he had been a...
  9. Neutral Ottomans (With Ataturk) & Central Powers Italy

    I am toying around with the idea of a Central Powers victory in WW I where Italy joins the Central Powers and the Ottomans barely manage to stay neutral (or maybe join when it is already clear that the CP are going to win) and also have Ataturk in power or close to that. Also I am thinking...
  10. The wars of the 2 unifications(an alternative unification of Italy)

    In 1858 the Plombières Accords were signed between France and the Kingdom of Sardinia,peved that if Sardinia was attacked by Austria, France would intervene,it would annex the French-speaking regions of Nice and Savoy from the Kingdom of Sardinia,there would then be a new arrangement of...
  11. WI Amnesty for Mussolini

    The reason there was no Nuremberg trial in Italy is the Togliatti amnesty,one did not want to start a lengthy trial in a country torn apart by war and in need of rebuilding.What would have happened if Mussolini had not been killed by partisans,had survived and the amnesty had applied to him as...
  12. The papal state survives

    Is there an in way for the church state to survive?Would it retain all its territory or would this be reduced.How would the state evolve?Would it become a parliamentary monarchy with the pope only as an institutional figure or would there be a secularist revolution? The POD could be in the...
  13. SunZi

    The Childs of the Salamander - TL of the Francis I's death

    The Childs of the Salamander TImeline of the death of Francis I in 1525 On 24 February 1525 in Pavia, in Lombardy, the army of Francis I, King of France was defeated. More than a military defeat, this meeting saw the king captured by the armies of his great rival on the European scene, the...
  14. Simone nel Pozzo

    870 - A Marriage to end the Schism

    What if, contemporarily to the ecumenical council of 870 in Constantinople, Ermengarde of Italy and Constantine of Byzantium formalized their marriage and created a solid bond between the kingdom of Italy and the Eastern Romans? This would pacify the orthodox extremists who claimed Charlemagne...
  15. Flavius Phocas

    WI: The Donation of Pepin restored the Exarchate of Ravenna.

    IOTL, after the Exarchate of Ravenna fell to the Lombards, the Pope turned away from Constantinople as his traditional protector, and looked to the Franks for aid. Following Frankish intervention, the territories of the Exarchate of Ravenna were restored, but not given to the Exarch as the first...
  16. What If / History Question : Axis technological cooperation during World War II ?

    What would happen if the Axis countries extensively cooperated on technology, shared it between themselves (such as aviation,naval and weapons technology and their schematics/plans/blueprints)? Were there any serious proposals before and during the war?
  17. Simone nel Pozzo

    What if Italy and Byzantium fell into a personal union?

    In the late 9th century, Ermengarda, only eligible daughter of Louis II, - king of Italy and otherwise heirless - was bound to marry Constantine, co-emperor and heir apparent of Byzantium. This event was prevented by Constantine's untimely death in 879, but what if that changed and Constantine...
  18. Sevarics

    WI: Leopold, Count of Syracuse, becomes King of the Two Sicilies

    IOTL, Leopoldo was the third son of Francis I of the Two Sicilies. His eldest brother Ferdinand became Ferdinand II and their middle brother, Charles, married morgantically and renounced his right to the throne. Leopold, as Count of Syracuse, enacted a number of reforms in Sicily that made him...
  19. WI A Napoleonic Franco-Italian Empire

    Let's say in 1808, instead of handing Naples to Murat, Napoleon merges it with the existing Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy and incorporates the French departments in Italy that they directly control into this larger Kingdom that now contains all of Italy. Also assume he dies before he carries out...
  20. REDUX: Place In The Sun: What If Italy Joined The Central Powers?
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    KAISER WILHELM THE TENTH PROUDLY PRESENTS: I must begin by thanking all the readers and commentators who made the original Place In the Sun what it was! Well over two hundred people actively participated in the original thread, and countless more read and liked without commenting. With your...
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