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  1. Friedrich der Große

    Alternate Africa and Congo 1884-1885

    Let’s assume The Netherlands and Belgium remained 1 country after 1830. How would this effect Africa? Would there still be a Colonial Conference of Berlin in 1884-1885, and if yes how would Africa be divided? And what effects would this have on Europe?
  2. TheWitheredStriker

    Earliest possible unification of the Low Countries?

    What is the earliest point at which the Low Countries can be a unified, independent state? And how would this be accomplished? Ideally, I'm searching a way that leads to an independent state (so no unification under a foreign power) where Old or Middle Dutch is the main language or at least...
  3. Count of Crisco

    De geschiedenis en schepen van de Nederlandse Koninklijke Marine (ALT Netherlands TL)
    Threadmarks: Preface

    Preface Throughout much of the period covered in this work the primary government naval base the Willemsoord base would begin construction in the Napoleonic wars and be repeatedly modernized since. Depicting the base as it appeared in the 1910s before a major fire the above image represented...
  4. Friedrich der Große

    Dutch and German POD

    I am searching for a POD in which The Netherlands stays a middle-great colonial empire, but WW1 still happen and ends in a German victory. Is this somehow possible, and if yes, how?
  5. kaiidth

    Sovereign of the Netherlands, son of Isabella Clara Eugenia
    Threadmarks: 1. How it begins

    The most noble Couple Albert (born 13 November 1559) and Isabella Clara Eugenia (born 12 August 1566) , Infanta of Spain, by the grace of God Archdukes of Austria, Dukes of Burgundy, Lothier, Brabant, Limburg, Luxembourg and Guelders, Counts of Habsburg, Flanders, Artois, Burgundy, Tyrol...
  6. Challenge: Dutch Empire equivalents by other countries? Urbanized premodern country forms empire in middle of independence war

    The combination of the Dutch War of Independence and Dutch colonial empire was pretty unique and seemingly unlikely. A small set of rebelling provinces in extended war, with a small densely-packed population dependent on trade, created an overseas empire on the other side of rival territories...
  7. Successful defence of Singapore and the Dutch East Indies during ww2

    What would happen if the Japanese failed to capture Singapore and the Dutch East Indies during ww2. Let’s say before Pearl Harbour naval assets are transferred to Asia and more troops start arriving in the area (mainly Indians and Australians). The defence is also beefed up with more artillery...
  8. WI: William of Orange never made it to England

    How different history of England, British Isles and and the entire Europa would have been, had William of Orange died before even reaching english shores? Let just say that in early november 1688, his ship named Brill was destroyed in terrible shipwreck, and instead of rulling England, Scotland...
  9. AltoRegnant

    WI: Dutch Mississippi/Deep South

    The dutch stand out as the only colonial great power without a major american plantation colony; surinam and the dutch caribbean being small potatoes compared to brazil, BNA, Haiti, and Cuba. So that got me thinking; as america would come to realize, the Mississippi Delta is premier territory...
  10. WI: Don Carlos flees to Netherlands

    In OTL, Don Carlos, Philip II's mad eldest son, had the project to flee to Netherlands and take control of it, against his father's wishes. However, his father put him under arrest and he died soon after in obscure circumstances. What if he had managed to flee to Netherlands? Would Dutch...
  11. Count of Crisco

    Sources for age of sail navies other than English & sometimes the French.

    During the age of sail, roughly 1600-1850, there were hundreds of actions involving more than two or three ships, and easily over a hundred fleet actions. Some dozens of nations would build and use ships in this era. And they were not just limited to the European powers. Nor was this era...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Friedrich der Große

    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...
  16. AsukaEMP

    Burgundian Rhapsody - the legacy of Charles
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. Friedrich der Große

    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...
  20. Friedrich der Große

    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...
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