qing dynasty

  1. Mister devilfinger

    What would have happened if the Qing dynasty and the German Empire secretly formed an alliance and joins the triple alliance in 1883?

    What would be the effects of it? How much would it change the world? Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_Alliance_(1882)
  2. The Woosung Road isn't dismantled?

    The Woosung Road, a passenger railway that was located in what is now Shanghai, was the first of its kind to be built on Chinese soil and was quite successful during its short existence. Unfortunately, its construction was marred by controversy due to it being controlled by a foreign company...
  3. The Qing Dynasty defeats Japan. Consequences to WWI?

    The First Sino-Japanese War, which confirmed the transition of the Empire of Japan from what was once an isolated country to one of the great powers of the world, was a closer affair than the numbers suggest. At the Battle of the Yalu River, for example, four Japanese cruisers were severely...
  4. WI: Zeng Guofan rebels against the Qing dynasty

    To help the Qing government put down the Taiping Rebellion, a Hunanese official named Zeng Guofan raised the Xiang Army, a massive force from his home province completely loyal to him. By the time the rebellion was crushed, the Qing dynasty had almost no military force left, and relied almost...
  5. AHC: Late XIX century Japan and China switch fates

    Your challenge is to make the China able to pull out major socio-political reforms on par with the Meiji Restoration IOTL and soon gained the status of a major regional power, while the Japanese monarchy goes into decline and eventually became divided between spheres of influence between China...
  6. In a part of Beijing far from the Forbidden City, a western-style palace called the Qianlong Palace is built as a gift for the Guangxu Emperor.

    The best way to describe the palace, which is named after the Qianlong Emperor, is that the front looks like the Haiyantang from the Old Summer Palace, but three stories tall. From an areal view, you can see some design elements taken from the Berlin Palace of in terms of locations of the...
  7. The German Empire invest in helping to modernize the Qing Dynasty both militarily and industrially, seeing it as a potential nuisance for Russia.

    For those concerned about, Empress Dowager Cixi, let's say that in 1875, shortly after the accession of the Guangxu Emperor, she becomes severely ill from liver problems and then dies.
  8. WI: Hong Xiuquan passes the imperial examinations

    In early 19th century China, a young Hakka man named Hong Xiuquan sought to become a scholar-official. On four separate occasions, he attempted the imperial examinations, failing each time. After the fourth failure, he read some Christian pamphlets and believed they held the key to understanding...
  9. Nightingale

    PC: Surviving Qing China and Tsarist Russian Alliance After First Sino-Japanese War

    Is an alliance between Qing China and Tsarist Russia possible after the First Sino-Japanese War? Are there possible PODs starting in 1896 that could bring China into the arms of the Entente?
  10. WI: No Dzungar genocide

    Between 1755 and 1758, the Qing dynasty and its Uyghur allies perpetrated a brutal genocide against the Dzungar people. What if this genocide had never occurred?
  11. Who else could conquer China in the 17th century?

    Are there any groups other than the Manchu that could've defeated the Ming dynasty in the 17th century and conquered China?
  12. PC: United Kingdom supporting anti-Qing rebellion

    Let's say that sometime after the First Opium War*, a rebellion against the Qing dynasty that's less... insane than the Taiping Rebellion erupts in China. How likely would the British be to support the rebels? *Using the OTL name, but an event like this might butterfly the Second Opium War, so...
  13. AHC: Save the Kingdom of Tungning

    Your challenge is pretty much exactly what the title says: prevent the Kingdom of Tungning from getting annexed by the Qing dynasty or another power for as long as you can.
  14. Vertci

    The Manchurian Candidate: Asia and the Wider World

    After months upon months of planning, plotting, working and hiatuses of various length, I'm very pleased to be kicking off my first fully fleshed out timeline, The Manchurian Candidate: Asia and the Wider World. This thread will serve as the centerpoint of my timeline and the continuining...
  15. A Russian Dynasty - A New Rome TL
    Threadmarks: Early Contact

    Realistic or ASB? Our story begins in late AD 1681 when the emperor Kang Xi of Great Qing dispatched a diplomatic legate to Russia to negotiate a treaty with the Russians due to the ongoing border clashes between Russian colonists in the native Manchu homeland. Another point of the dispatch...
  16. Who would Qing Dynasty sided with in the Cold War?

    As the title says, which blocs would the Qing Dynasty sided with - USA and NATO or Soviet Union and Eastern bloc, or Qing China goes their own way and founded it's own non-aligned bloc? This is a scenario where the Qing Dynasty China succeeded in Hundred Days Reform, a Chinese Meiji-style...
  17. Who would Qing Dynasty should sided with in World War 2?

    Based on the post by Nathan Bernacki in regards to hypothetical surviving Qing Dynasty, this time on World War 2. Based on information by Nathan Bernacki's and hypothetical surviving Qing Dynasty, assuming Qing China survives WW1 and hold on to their rule over China, With that being said, who...
  18. GauchoBadger

    WI: No Chinese invasion of Burma (1760s)?

    So, what would be the effects of Qing China deciding not to conquer the Konbaung Kingdom of Burma in the mid-1760's while the latter is engaged in a destructive final war with the Thai? Could Burma end up decisively destroying and crippling Ayutthaya for good with no chance of a Taksin figure...
  19. Russia topples Qing in the 1790s/1800s

    Let's say in 1793, Catherine the Great is convinced by her lover to make an attempt to conquer China. Russia mobilizes 40,000-50,000 men and storms Outer Manchuria. Qing totally underestimates the Russians and only send a small army and it is wiped out. By then Qing's military was in severe...
  20. GauchoBadger

    WI: Ili Crisis (1880) escalates into war between Qing China and Russia?

    IOTL, after the defeat of the Dungan Revolt in the late 1860's, Qing China was in the process of reoccupying Xinjiang. One surprisingly stretched incident (lasting 9 to 10 years) was the Russian occupation of the Ili River region in western Xinjiang, serving to secure Russia's foothold in...
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