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  1. kasumigenx

    Archduke Christoph
    Threadmarks: Archduke Christoph

    On 1470, the 15 year old, Archduke Christoph of Austria would marry Margaret of Thuringia, a claimant to the County of Luxembourg and the Kingdom of Bohemia, he has two landless brothers, Edward(1459) and John(1466) and two sisters, Helena(1460) and Kunigunde(1465), he would be a great husband...
  2. The Guelders Wars end with a Habsburg defeat?

    The Guelders Wars were a series of conflicts between the Duchy of Guelders and the Habsburg Netherlands which lasted for more than forty years (1502-1543) before finally ending with a victory for the latter and the creation of the Seventeen Provinces. But what if the Habsburgs lost and were...
  3. William the Rich kept control of Guelders?

    William the Rich was duke of Julich, Cleves and Berg from 1539 until his death, but he also controlled the Duchy of Guelders for five years (1538-43) before being forced to yield it to Charles V in the Treaty of Venlo. What if he managed to hold on to Guelders for whatever reason? Say the French...
  4. Alternate Belgium

    IOTL, in 1830, the Belgian Revolution was beginning. Eventually Belgium broke free, supported by France. But after the (failed) Dutch Ten Days Campaign, the Dutch army kept the 3 cities of Antwerp, Maastricht and Luxembourg. IOTL, after the Siege of Antwerp between the French army and the...
  5. AsukaEMP

    Burgundian Rhapsody - the legacy of Charles
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    Burgundian Rhapsody If Charles V's second son, Ferdinand von Habsburg, had lived... Chapter 0: introduction Early years in Spain On the 22nd of November 1530 Isabella of Portugal gave birth to a son, who she named Ferdinand. The young Ferdinand would prove to be a healthy, capable, and sociable...
  6. AsukaEMP

    Feasibility of a "Dutch" Habsburg Venezuela

    This is a question relating to an idea I'm brainstorming for a timeline in which Emperor Charles V has 2 surviving sons and decides to split his Burgundian and Spanish inheritances between them (but it also works for other timelines). As part of this I'm trying to think of potential colonies...
  7. AsukaEMP

    ignore, posted in wrong subforum

    This is a question relating to an idea I'm brainstorming for a timeline in which Emperor Charles V has 2 surviving sons and decides to split his Burgundian and Spanish inheritances between them (but it also works for other timelines). As part of this I'm trying to think of potential colonies...
  8. What if the Dutch got back all there pre-1795 colony’s after the Napoleonic Wars

    What if the Dutch got back all there pre-1795 colony’s after the Napoleonic Wars? In OTL, the Dutch lost the Cape Colony, Ceylon, some cities in India and some land around Suriname (Guyana). But what if in an alternate timeline, they got back all these colony’s. What are the effects from this...
  9. What if the Dutch Empire stays intact after Napoleon?

    During and after the Napoleonic Wars, the Dutch gave Ceylon, Cape Colony, Guiana and some cities in India to the British. But what if they got all these colony’s back. As a result, the Netherlands remains a (middle)great power, which I want to have. So, I thought that the best POD is that...
  10. Alright. So I’m gonna make an alternate history video on What if the Netherlands Never Existed, and I want it to be as accurate as possible.

    If anyone has any ideas for shifts that may happen as an outcome of this, let me know. How would it affect other nations and wars in Europe? Who would come out on top in the Indian Ocean without the VOC? (So for example, would Portugal have stayed a mighty force in the longrun, or would the...
  11. No Dutch Portuguese War

    How would Portugal and her colonies develop without this conflict? For a POD I can think of two immediately that work. 1. No Iberian Union, either Sebastian does not perish in a war with Morocco, or someone other than Phillip manages to inherit the kingdom. 2. The Netherlands is not inherited...
  12. TheInnerMoon

    WI Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands is captured/killed in May 1940?

    Though I've been a long-term enthusiast of the alternate history genre, I've only recently started thinking about the topic which seems to concern so many of its narratives: the Second World War. In this context, I believe I have hit upon an obscure yet potentially far-reaching point of...
  13. KingOnTheEdge

    WI: Maginot Line Extended Into Belgium's Border, Stopping At Netherlands?

    OTL, the reason germany was able to go around the maginot was because Belgium wasnt fortified since the Belgians pulled out of collaborative plans. This, in turn, was because Belgium knew france was trying to force the combat north into belgium and avoid fighting on the homefront. But what if...
  14. Some Questions about the Netherlands Never Existing

    So, I’m making an alternate history video on what if the Netherlands never existed. My question is: How exactly would this change the situation in India? I know that Portugal got wrecked by the VOC in our world. However, it seems like the English would’ve overtaken them anyways. So how would the...
  15. ialociN_Nicolai_11x2_1995

    WI: The Dutch East India Company reaches Korea, and at the same time, the Netherlands, which owns the VOC, immediately colonises the Korean Peninsula

    See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Netherlands So, in this pre-1900 what if (WI) history thread, the Dutch East India Company (Dutch: Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie or VOC) was looking for areas within the so-called Indo-Pacific to conquer just to resist its low-lying...
  16. WI - a different electoral system for the Netherlands

    The recent Dutch general election got me thinking - WI the Netherlands decided to chose a different electoral system? Following the so-called Pacification of 1917, the Netherlands changed its electoral system from FPTP to its current system, which uses a single, nationwide constituency under...
  17. Mechadogzilla

    Triumph of the House of Orange - An alternate Dutch War of Independence
    Threadmarks: Table of Contents and Sources

    Triumph of the House of Orange An alternate Dutch War of Independence Table of Contents Teaser - ¡Retirada! Part 0 - Setting the Stage (1363-1574) Chapter 1 - Legacy of the Bold Dukes (1363-1506) Chapter II - The Netherlands under Charles V (1506-1559) Chapter III - Warning Signs, The...
  18. GameBawesome

    WI: Republic of the Seventeen United Netherlands

    Originally, the Habsburg Netherlands were seventeen provinces. During the Dutch Revolt, seven of these provinces would secede, forming the Union of Utrecht, and later the Dutch Republic. However, the Largely Catholic Southern Netherlands formed the Union of Arras, against the North. It would...
  19. Impact of No American Revolution on the Netherlands

    A common thing to ask around here is asking how France and the French Revolution would be impacted by a lack of American Revolution. Interestingly, another thing related to/impacting it was Patriottentijd, another revolt or revolutionary period, partially inspired by the American Revolution...
  20. Alternate Netherlands after Charles V

    I know this is a pretty popular thread about having the Netherlands being inherited by someone other than Phillip II. However, as is often pointed out one of the more likely candidates for this is Charles's daughter Maria of Austria and by extension her husband Maximillian II, the son of...
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