russian empire

  1. Polish politics if the third partition borders stay?

    I'm writing a TL where the Napoleonic Wars end with France keeping the left bank of the Rhine as its eastern border. As a result, Prussia is given its old Polish territories as compensation for not getting the Rhineland, and Austria also keeps its share of the Third Partition (New Galicia). How...
  2. WI: Tsesarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Olga switch birth dates

    NOTE: This PoD is technically pre-1900 but I suspect most of the discussion will be post-1900 so I'm not sure if its in the right forum or not. What if the Tsesarevuch Alexei, only son of Nicholas II and his eldest daughter, the Grand Duchess Olga, switch birthdates. So Alexei is now born on 15...
  3. Good alternate capital city for a stronger + Asia-oriented Russian Empire?

    I've been working on some timelines where Russia gets wanked with a 1600 POD, annexing quite a lot of land and becoming a major power. Here's the rough sketch of the world map with Russia in this timeline (not my map, but I've added quite a lot here). Now, my problem is that I don't know where...
  4. Kronistry

    The Eagle's Nest, An Alternate 1812 French Invasion Of Russia TL
    Threadmarks: The Eagle's Nest - Chapter 0

    CHAPTER 0: June 24, 1812, on the banks of the Niemen. On the bridges, 650,000 soldiers are advancing. The Grande Armée begins the Russian campaign. Napoleon's objective is simple and predictable: to penetrate very quickly and maneuver effectively into enemy territory in order to confront and...
  5. In a world with no WW1, could Finland, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Turkestan, etc. ever gain independence from a surviving Russian Empire?

    For all talks about how the Ottoman Empire would inevitably collapse with or without WW1 (overall sentiment is no - its collapse was not inevitable, and it could survive if it took necessary steps to), a topic that I do not often see even in surviving Russian Empire discussions, is whenever if...
  6. Use of incendiary and oxygen projectiles and minimal use of shrapnel and explosives prior to offensives in World War I - what would the results be and

    In a study of the effectiveness of strategic bombing in Europe, it is clear that incendiary bombs are between 4 and 5 times more destructive than explosives, and chemical weapons because of gas masks in the First World War appear to be of low effectiveness. I want to ask if the artillery of the...
  7. Types and popularity of Russian series without communism

    At the end of the 19th - beginning of the 20th century, Russian culture experienced its heyday, giving writers such as Tolostoy, Dostoyevsky, ballets such as Swan Lake and others, being defined as the best or at least one of the best in the world. but after the Bolshevik coup it declined, and to...
  8. Poland partitioned at Deluge

    In the Deluge Poland was invaded by Sweden and Russia. Sweden conquered Poland and Lithuania. Russia conquered Ukraine and Belarus. Yet the Polish carpathian held out. But Tsar Alexis felt he got short end of the stick and turned on Sweden. Poland used this to recovered their territories. So...
  9. Great Northern War with Karl XI in change?

    In the real world Karl XI died of cancer leaving his young son, Karl XII, in charge of the soon to be at war empire. Based on what we know about Karl XI and Karl XII's respective styles, if the war still begins in roughly the same way, how do you think Karl XI would handle the war? What would...
  10. 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...
  11. Emperor of Panama

    Constantinople Agreement: Effects of an Imperial Russia controlling the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles from 1919 to the present?

    Let's say that a series of multiple fortunate events mean that today we still have the Russian Empire of the Romanovs existing through reforms, avoiding a bloody revolution and even being part of the European Union, with this we would reach the End of WW1 where Russia finally I would get...
  12. Plausibility of Russia becoming a christian haven for middle east christians in the 19th century

    I was just thinking today... how plausible is Imperial Russia using the "Third Rome" (like the crazy Greek Plan from Catherine the Great) excuse and inviting/gathering christian minorities (asia minor greeks), syriac christians, armenians, assyrians and copts? Like a christian zion. Today there...
  13. Oba Cahokia

    WI: The Zaporizhian Host and the Crimean Khanate survived into the 1900s or Modern Day?

    I was thinking about having a earlier independent Ukrainian state and started thinking about the alliance between the Cossacks and the Crimean Khanate during the independence war from Poland-Lithuania. What if Crimeans never betrayed the Cossacks and kept working together and survived into early...
  14. Emperor of Panama

    What if Elizabeth of Russia has children and lives longer?

    Honestly I don't know much about the 18th century but this is an important point for my story "Victoria Austracista" (where Archduke Charles (Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor) becomes king of Spain in 1710) so I wanted some opinions to know what could happen. Elizabeth of Russia ruled the country...
  15. What if Napoleon ended Prussia and restored Hungary, PLC

    what if Napoleon married young and had an adult heir whom he always took with him to teach war in battles and politics in court. He never invades the Ottoman Empire and Spain. Along with dissolving the Holy Roman Empire created Hungary with Serbian and Croatian territories and Poland both as...
  16. The Russo-German Alliance

    Let's just say during the Great Eastern Crisis, Germany in attempt to satsain there alliance with Russia supports Bulgaria and tells the Austro-Hungarians to get out of Bosnia. Or a more reasonable and at the very least in 1887 Russia and Germany support the unification of Bulgaria and the both...
  17. What if Decembrist Revolt Succeeded and Overthrow Nicholas I of Russia

    Would Became Constitutional Monarchy? Would Became Westernization? Would Russian Empire Won Crimean War and Created Israel? Would Alexander II Never Assassination 1881? Would Russian Empire Won Russo-Japanese Won? Would Russia Won WW1? Would USSR and Cold War Never Happened? Would Operation...
  18. Aluma

    State of Asia if Russia remains fragmented

    It's a well known fact that during the russian civil war there was the rise of warlords such as Makhno and Ungern who temporarily carved their own fiefdoms for a variety of reasons after the collapse of the Russian Empire This state of affairs would ultimately not last however, as the soviets...
  19. Mikhail Speransky doesn't fall from power?

    Keep in mind this is a subject I know next to nothing about, so there'll probably be some mistakes here and there. Mikhail Speransky was a Russian statesman whose influence reached its height during the early reign of tsar Alexander I. He was apparently a reformist, but while some of his...
  20. Russian Pyrrhic victory in the Russo-Japanese War. Long-term effects.

    Hello everyone, I am not an expert on the subject so I would like to see more educated opinions on the situation but in any case, I am doing a TL on a late CP Victory (something like 1917-1918) and in order to add some more diversity and I wanted to explore other points of divergence, like the...
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