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  1. Roman Mesopotamia and Ottoman Iraq

    A simple question, why exactly was Mesopotamia such a difficult region for the Roman's to keep hold of that when it actually was annexed, control only lasted two years. The Romans would reastiblish the province again under Septimius Severus, but only to the Khabur river, and since then, not even...
  2. Brita

    Romans expanding southwards instead of northwards?

    I'm not a specialist of Roman history but I've sometimes wonder if it would be plausible for Rome to have expanded into Africa rather than in Europe. Right now, I can see two possible PODs for this: Caesar isn't assassinated and eventually officially acknowledges Caesarion, who succeeds his...
  3. Alternate Historiography Game: Make up your own cause for the Fall of Rome

    I had been thinking about the 210 Reasons for the decline of the Roman Empire: an historian had, as a joke, collected into one list everything which had been claimed to be a reason for the fall of the Roman Empire. It ended up quite a list containing the likes of Lead Poisoning, Tristesse, Villa...
  4. WORLDBUILDING THREAD: A world with a neutered Rome and Punic Victory

    First we shall look at how exactly to neuter Rome. For this scenario, I will go with a Punic victory in the 2nd Punic War. What is the best way to have Carthage win in a way that neuters Rome, limiting them to the Italian Peninsula indefinitely? What does a post-defeat Rome look like? How might...
  5. AlfLandonFan

    The Future of Rome in a World Where Carthage Won the Second Punic War

    Basically what I'm wondering is what the future holds for Rome in a world where Carthage won the Second Punic War. I doubt Carthage would do anything as drastic as conquer all of Rome. They'd probably just take back Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica. So after a Roman humiliation, what would happen...
  6. Roman representative democracy

    Roman Republic was a direct democracy. Legislation could only be voted by the general public. The votes could only be cast in Rome's pomerium. This caused a concentration of power in to those rich enough to travel to Rome to vote. This led to the fall of the Republic What if Rome people in...
  7. Notthedarkweb

    Annihilation - A 2nd Punic War TL.

    This alternate history is intended to be a combination of alternate history and hallucinatory images of impossible worlds. As such, it will not focus on detailing of traditional facts, but shall give its account through participants in history who might or might not have been real. It shall keep...
  8. Roman Republic survives by Federalism and collective farming

    The Roman Republic fell because of the Marian reforms which abolished the militia system of soldiers equiping themselves who loyal to the Republic and replaced them with soldiers recruited by the generals transferring the army's loyalty to the generals who used it to take power away from the...
  9. Ingenuus

    Earlier Slavic migration and close Slavic contact with Latin-speaking culture

    When thinking about the profound Greek influence on Slavs, it came to my mind that strong Latin marks on Slavic culture would also have a fine appearance. We saw plenty of fusions of great cultures on the Eurasian homeland, and it was never boring. But due to a one-hundred-year time range...
  10. Emperor_Eric_von_Raccoon

    What if Antony was present for the assassination of Ceaser?

    As in the actual history, Mark Antony, right hand man to Ceaser, had been strategically stopped outside the temple at the time of the assassination. Being pulled aside, he was not around when Ceaser went only to learn after the deed was done that his friend was killed. He thus would flee the...
  11. How to foster a more equal trade relationship between Rome and China?

    So, I'm thinking about a scenario in which the Roman Empire has less of a trade deficit with China. You see, I've always thought about what is it that Europe (Roman and post-Age of Discoveries) has that could be desirable to the Chinese. First, I think that a more direct trade route with...
  12. Nabataean Kingdom as a Vassal State to the Roman Empire

    When the last Nabataean king Rabbel II Soter died his kingdom was annexed. How and why the Nabataean kingdom was annexed is unclear, but there is evidence of minor military skirmishes. Aside from that there wasn't much resistance to the annexation. The Romans initially did not want to govern...
  13. What if the US is inspired even more by Rome?
    Threadmarks: Beginning of The Experiment

    This scenario is hypothetical: What if the United States system was based on the Roman Republican? Let's say the American founders are enamored by every part of Roman culture and construct a nation based on Rome. First to make it easier for this new America let's assume they never wrote any...
  14. More Roman U.S Government

    Revisiting a past idea I had floated , I am intrigued by just how "Roman" the founders of the u.s tried to make it . What if the Founders had gone in fully wit their Roman fanfare and also paranoia of centralised authority, and adopted a more decentralised system. Here's my timeline: The...
  15. Ingenuus

    Allies win the Italian Social War TL - Request for feedback

    (Disclaimer: there's an overall difference in this alternate Social War, not just contrasting military fortune. The Romans historically proved themselves extremely firm in war, not giving in to enemy goals. This particular conflict isn't going to be an exception, that's why they're going to...
  16. GameBawesome

    WI: Valentinian III accepts Honoria's marriage to Attila

    According to some historians, Honoria, the sister of Western Roman Emperor, Valentinian III, was going to married off to a Roman Senator. She didn't want to be married off, so apparently, she sent to the one person she thought could help her... Atilla the Hun. Now, whether or not she sent the...
  17. Collondi

    AHC/WI: the Kingdom of the Lombards takes Rome

    Sometime between the kingdom’s founding and their OTL conquest by Charlemagne, create a scenario in which the Lombards take over the city of Rome, and the Byzantines are unable to reconquer it. How does this impact the development of the Lombards? Would they centralize more? What happens to the...
  18. Hamilcar wins the Battle of Himera (480 BCE) - a Carthage Timeline
    Threadmarks: The Prompt

    OTL: 500-480s BCE, Doric Greek "tyrants" became the dominant powers in Sicily, most especially the city of Gela. Gela, led by Gelon, takes Syracuse and makes it his capital. Gelon undertakes an ethnic cleansing of Ionian Greeks and Sicels. Ionian Greeks requested aid and support from Carthage...
  19. Eastern Mushroom Kingdom

    The Western Empire Survives by Escaping to America

    I made this for school a while back, and i think it might be worth posting here. Obviously it has it's issues, but it's a start The Western Empire Survives BACKGROUND Before I dive into this story, I must disclaim that this is not a real analysis of “What if the Western Roman Empire...
  20. For the Want of a Ram: The World of a Surviving Caesar
    Threadmarks: Chapter I: Lions Fed by Sheep

    Chapter I: Lions Fed by Sheep Narnia, Italia In the hills of rustic Umbria, the former hearth of the Sabines, there was a small town known as Narnia. And on the outskirts of this town lived two brothers: Titus and Tiberius. Prior to this point, they had lived mostly uneventful lives, both...
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