middle east

  1. sokkawaterrebel5

    nuclear attack on new millennium

    nuclear attack by a unknown terrorist organization destroys the city of los angeles at the turn of the new millennium
  2. British Biscuit

    AHC: War between Iran & Turkmenistan

    One country is a Shia theocracy and "rogue state"(TM) The other has a reputation as "Central Asia's North Korea", complete with a dictator's personality cult. OTL... the two have no major friction and friendly relations. Surprisingly I've never seen any AH or technothriller works exploring a...
  3. Middle East/North Africa without 1204 Siege

    Good evening. As it says on the title what would the Middle East look like if the sacking of Constantinople in 1204 is avoided? For starters either the crusaders avoid Constantinople, and also avoid sacking Zara or at least stay on good terms with the Pope somehow. Regardless the don't get...
  4. Odinson

    Pan Arab State post Great War?

    The Arab Revolt lasted from June 1916-October 1918. It was launched with the hope of forming a Pan Arab state "stretching from Aleppo, Syria to Aden, Yemen." However, the British renegated on their agreement to support this, instead carving up the Middle East into mandates alongside France...
  5. Challenge/What If: Christianity Revival/Comeback In The Middle East and North Africa During The Modern Era

    Is it realistically possible for Christianity to become more mainstream and more common in North Africa and the Middle East again by the time of the modern era? What would have to happen for it to occur? Can a native Middle Eastern government pull it off on its own? Does this require European...
  6. A Greater Dar al-Islam and an Ever Shrinking Dar al-Harb / a resurgent Islam TL
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    A Greater Dar al-Islam and an Ever Shrinking Dar al-Harb This timeline is partly inspired by the Muslim World: The True Faith timeline and by an in-development mod for Hearts of Iron 4 called Bayt al-Hikmah, though with my own views and interpretations on how an Islam-dominated world would...
  7. AHC/WI: Modern Arab Country Controls The Persian Gulf

    Is it possible for a modern Arab country post-1800 to be able to take control of the entire Persian Gulf? This would include all the areas bordering it which would definitely include Persia/Iran. Is it possible for that region to be Arabized and to be permanently held? Would it require a...
  8. Lack of full plate armor in Middle East. Another theory: crossbows?

    This thread has quite a good discussion of the lack of full plate armor in in the Middle East (and eastern europe) compared to XV and XVI century western europe:https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/why-didnt-islamic-sultanates-adopt-full-plate-armor.453202/ . They present a good number...
  9. AHC/WI: Wealthy middle eastern style oil states more widespread.

    So in much of the middle east of OTL, we see a a pattern of countries striking liquid gold and discovering huge oil reserves in their borders. They then use this oil wealth to become wealthy countries, and in many cases diversify their economy by investing in trade, finance and tourism. This...
  10. How reliable are the MENA maps of Mehrdad Izady?

    Here is his blog: http://gulf2000.columbia.edu/maps.shtml . They seem pretty detailed and accurate but there some odd choices in terms of classification of some groups. For example, in here he separates the the alawites from the nusayris, dispate the later only being a slur for the formers...
  11. PC: British intervention in the Ottoman Empire whilst neutral in WWI?

    So, in an ATL where Britain stays out of WWI (German respect of Belgium, better pre-war relations with Germany, an earlier Irish imbroglio, etc), what chance is there that London would still try something in the Ottoman Empire? I would assume a July Crisis that sees Britain “Happily...”...
  12. RayRiceBurroughs

    AHC: Two (Or More) Israels/Jewish States?

    While researching something on the Six Day wars, I stumbled upon an illustration of several proposed Jewish states/possible alternate history Israels, and that led to a rabbit hole of proposed Jewish states throughout history. There were so many variations of the idea of giving the Jews their...
  13. lerk

    1979: A year in which nothing happened

    1979 was a pivotal year, especially for the Middle East region. It had: - Egypt-Israel peace treaty - Iranian Islamic revolution - Soviet invasion of Afghanistan - Siege of Mecca - Saddam becoming Iraqi President Let us assume none of these things happened. Peace negotiations between Egypt and...
  14. Whiteshore

    AHC: Have Pan-Arabism succeed

    Your challenge, with a POD after 1945, is for Pan-Arabism to become a successful political movement with a single united Arab nation controlling at least a majority of the Arab World by 2019.
  15. lerk

    DBWI: No (or less successful) Arab Spring

    OOC: =dbwi']This is what a DBWI is, we won't discuss it in the thread. IC: IOTL, in the early 2010s, a series of protest movements across the Arab world led to various dictatorships, once saw as stable and secure in their power, fall. Bahrain, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Algeria, Yemen, and...
  16. AHC: The Black Death killed 90% of people in Eurasia

    Another challenge of mine (muahahaha), so what if a particularly virulent and fatal strain of the Black Death evolved in the grasslands of Central Asia prior to its spread across Eurasia, maybe the genome of the bacteria was changed by a few base sequences or so. By the mid 13th century, the...
  17. Andrew Boyd

    WI: The Sykes-Picot Agreement is not done

    Simply put, it was the Anglo-French plan to split the Middle East. Something done behind the backs of the Arab peoples. Who had been promised independence from the Ottoman Empire. drawing on what was going then IOTL, what would have happened had this agreement never happened?
  18. How would a surviving ERE affect the Middle East up to modern day?

    This could go in either pre-1900 or post-1900 but since the POD would be before I placed it here. So, I've had a scenario the Roman Empire turns itself around after Manuel Komnenos in the 1170's, manages to reconquer Anatolia, ally with Hungary and establish suzerainty over the Levant. Due to...
  19. lerk

    Balance Of Power

    A balance of power is defined as a situation in which the nations of the world have roughly equal power. A hyperpower is defined as a country which dominates world affairs, a nation which could be described as the most powerful country in the world. In a world in which there is a hyperpower...
  20. Would the Ottoman Empire still exist today if they just stayed out of WW1?

    Would the Ottomans be able to build an "Ottoman" national identity to deter Arab nationalism? Could they use Islam as a glue to unite the nation? If they stayed out of WW1 could they have crushed the Saudis and incorporated the rest of Arabia into the empire? Would they be a global economic...
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