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  1. eliamartin65

    Hedwig, Mother of Austria - A 14th Century TL
    Threadmarks: Intro

    Jadwiga (Hedwig) of Sagan and her second husband, Rudolf of Austria The unlikely survival of a duke and the unhappiness of a queen are two different things, but what happens when those two different things are brought together by fate? How would the world change? To answer those questions, we...
  2. Effects of a surviving Jagiellonian dynasty in Poland-Lithuania?

    What if the Jagiellonian dynasty didn't come to an end with Sigismund II Augustus' death? First of all, I know the Union of Lublin wouldn't be a thing, since there would be no need to create a real union between Poland and Lithuania for the two realms to remain connected. The Jagiellonians were...
  3. ThatOneAlbertanMapper

    The Fascist Poland uprising (and flag I designed)

    Poland was freed from the Warsaw Pact finally, but that was not enough for many angry citizens. Who's to say communism won't rise in Poland again? Who's to say Russia won't invade them for leaving? The Polish now have a strong desire to go farther to the right, and more want to get revenge on...
  4. Russia removed from Europe in Crimean war

    What if Russia was removed from Europe in crimean war ? POD is Napoleon III and Palmerston convince Austria to join the Crimean war and that a panslavic Russia is more dangerous for them than independent Poland and Ukraine. They create rebellions in Finland, Belarus, Poland and Ukraine while...
  5. Polish-Lithuanian-Bohemiam union

    Main PoDs are: -Matthias Corvinus has kids with Beatrice of Naples* -Sigismund Jagiellon dies before 1506. Result? According to Hungarian customs one Matthias' legitimate sons should be elected to the throne after his death. Meanwhile as Treaty of Olomouc from 1479 stated, Vladislaus...
  6. A 'Greater' Northern War

    I got inspired by this threads central topic: Link So apparently King Frederick William 1(The Soldier King) of Prussia was intended to marry Queen Ulrika Elenora of Sweden at the start of 1700, but on the verge of certification Charles XII pulled the plug on these plans for reasons unknown...
  7. WI Crimean Khanate destroyed in 17th century

    So, in his final years, King Wladyslaw IV of Poland dreamed of a great war with the Crimea and Turks, there were some alliances and foreign funding organized, Cossacks have been roused (which had very unfortunate results very soon) and the like. But Sejm was not interested in war, particularly...
  8. Louis the Great of Poland and Hungary and Elizabeth of Bosnia had a male heir
    Threadmarks: A long-awaited heir

    What if Catherine (1370-1378) had born a s son and lived until 1443? What is the suitable wife for Louis II, King of Hungary and Poland (1370-1443)? What are the appropriate marriages for his sisters? What is the probability of Louis seeking a third throne (Naples).
  9. Henry the Righteous unites Poland

    Henry the Righteous (Henryk Prawy/Probus), Duke of Wrocław, was one of late 13th century Piast dukes, who attempted to reunite fragmented Poland, but died (from poison?) at age 32. But what if he succeeded? As Duke of Wrocław, biggest and richest duchy of Silesia (which was, in turn, richest...
  10. jhuro

    Cold War politics with a free Poland

    Let’s imagine a different, more successful Warsaw Uprising, leading to the Polish resistance liberating itself akin to Tito’s Yugoslavia. The Polish government-in-exile returns, but is forced by the WAllies to agree to the OTL postwar borders in order to appease Stalin. What happens next? Would...
  11. kasumigenx

    Orthodox Lithuania
    Threadmarks: Baptism of Lithuania and the seize of Red Ruthenia

    On 1379, Andrei of Polotsk would be crowned as King of Lithuania with the support of Muscovy and prevailed against the younger Jogaila and the other sons of Uliana of Tver with Algirdas, this which would cause the conversion of Lithuania to Orthodoxy and the cohesion of the state of Lithuania...
  12. Order of the White Eagle - polish entrance into the XIX century

    ORDER OF THE WHITE EAGLE Enter the world where Prussia collapsed during the Seven Years' War, and Poland became one of the great powers of the XIX century. CHAPTER 1: The Commonwealth at the crossroads of history The XVII century wasn't a nice time for once mighty Polish-Lithuanian...
  13. WI; These were the external and internal western borders of the Soviet Union?

    Wars to reconquer Poland and Finland are successful, leading to them being inducted as SSRs (Finland being given Karelia, and Poland eventually getting East Prussia) Similarly, Bessarabia is invaded, but ends up incorporating both Moldavia and Wallachia. Transylvania ends up independent...
  14. Georg von Frundsberg

    WI: Franco-Russian Alliance in the 1720-30s

    After years of reading alternate historical discussions and stories on this board, I have decided to make my first post. I thank all of you for the marvellous historical insights and creativity. This scenario is rather specific, but lately, I have been reading about British foreign policy...
  15. Polish WI: Gabriel Narutowicz isn't assassinated?

    The first president of interwar Poland, Gabriel Narutowicz was elected with the help of the left and various minorities, much to the anger of the National Democracy and other right-wing movements. He was assassinated by one such right-winger in December 16 1922, after just five days in office...
  16. AHC: Creating English Style Proto Parliamentary Democracy in Eastern Europe

    Tl;dr: With an POD or a few between 600 AD and 1300 AD Establish English style parliamentary democracy in one major Eastern European power by 1700 via a similar gradual process. Looking back at the Middle Ages, the establishment of a nascent parliamentary democracy in Britain was an accident...
  17. Hawkeye

    Could Poland survive with late 18th century PoD

    A long time ago someone commented on a map-art that I made that asked me why I hated Poland so much. Which stuck with me because I didn't have any strong feelings towards Poland but looking back to the gallery I made it did seem that Poland always get the short end of the stick. I chalked this...
  18. Clandango

    Saxon Partition of Poland

    I know during the Partitions of Poland the Wettin Elector of Saxony, King of the Commonwealth of Poland-Lithuania apparently wanted to get a Kingdom of Poland dynasticly tied to him and his offspring, without worrying of elections. This involved the Austrians, Prussians, and Russians all...
  19. PolishMagnet

    Why does Cold War media always leave out Poland?

    I find that media, whether it is Alt History, history, or any other form, always hyperfixates on the fall of the Berlin Wall as the end of the communism in Eastern Europe and the end of the Cold War. Why? Poland, starting in 1976, went through a wave of unrest. Strikes and anti-government...
  20. kotchium

    What if there was no Lithuanian expansion into the southern Rus

    Surprised that there isn't much discussion about this, at least none i can find. Given the depopulation of the southern Rus, would a different external power such as Poland or Muscovy conquer the region instead? or could a local kingdom such as Galicia–Volhynia fill the power vacuum in that...
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