spanish empire

  1. WI: Total Aztec victory at La Noche Triste

    What if the Aztecs had managed to score a total victory at La Noche Triste and effectively neutralize the threat posed by the Spanish and Tlaxcala force? I'm talking about depleting the force's numbers even further to the point where feasibly fighting would be much more difficult and killing or...
  2. Paladín Wulfen

    Plus Ultra: A Second Siglo de Oro | Timeline
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1.

    At the beginning of the 19th century, Spain was occupied by the French Army of the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. While in the Spanish Royal Court, King Carlos IV was confronted with his son Fernardo due to differences with respect to the French. But the tension exploded in the Uprising of the city...
  3. KingOnTheEdge

    AHC: Spanish Malaya

    The treaty of tordesilles allowed for any land discovered by going west to fall under Spanish dominion; this being how they claimed the Philippines. Despite this, the archipelago was the only region in asia Toledo claimed. Your challenge is to give spain lasting control over the island of borneo...
  4. WI: Philip II, Elisabeth of Valois, and Carlos of Asturias all die in 1568

    Philip and Carlos did not like one another, but suppose that despite that whole ordeal, Philip's health begins to deteriorate for unknown reasons, then completely fails him when Elisabeth dies during miscarriage. This leaves Isabel Clara Eugenia and Catalina Micaela as his surviving children...
  5. AHC: Megacity in the Iberian Peninsula

    So the title states clearly the challenge, but it is lets say a multitiered challenge, it can be made under any kind of circumstances and events possible, it could be an imperial capital city of a united iberian nation, a city state, having OTL borders, some spanish autonomy becoming independent...
  6. Put Down That Coal! A Short TL
    Threadmarks: For Want of a Fiery Coal

    For Want of a Fiery Coal February 15, 1898 Havana Harbor, Spanish Cuba It was late evening. The ship was sailing into the harbor as a show of force while the island was in the midst of a war fought for 3 years by now. Below the deck, a group of sailors was playing cards to pass the time...
  7. KingOnTheEdge

    AHCWI: Spain A Major Power In Africa

    Spain's empire focused heavily on the new world, at the expense of their potential in Asia and Africa. while they still conquered the Philippines, their territory in Africa was truly pathetic. the northern third of morocco; western Sahara, and Equitorial Guinea made up the sum of the Spanish...
  8. Spanish overseas territories without the Spanish-American war?

    What territories could Spain keep to this day if it didn't get in a war with the US in 1898?
  9. Question: When did Potosí run out of silver?

    Like it says on the tin. Does anyone know when Potosí's famous silver mine began to decline? Was it in the early or mid 18th century?
  10. KingOnTheEdge

    AHCWI: Spanish India

    Despite kickstarting the age of exploration with their Aztec gold and controlling the 4th largest empire in history at its height (then the largest by a huge margin), Spain didn't have much of an Asian empire. The Philippines were good for what they were, plantations and a stop on the way to...
  11. GameBawesome

    WI: Revolt of the Lakans (Tondo Conspiracy) successful

    The Tondo Conspiracy was a revolt planned by Tagalog maharlikas, led by Don Agustin de Legazpi of Tondo and his cousin Martin Pangan, to overthrow the Spanish in the Philippine. It ranged from provinces near Manila all the way to the Calmaianes Islands. It sought out help from a Japanese...
  12. Murica1776

    Revanchist Spain (Alternate Fascism?)

    I recently started wondering if Spain could have gone down a revanchist/more imperialist/proto-fascist path after the defeat they suffered in the Spanish-American War. The ingredients are all there; a humiliating defeat to a new power and the loss of much of the Empire, especially the treasured...
  13. Spanish catastrophe in the 1640s?

    In the 1640s, while it was busy fighting in the Thirty Years' war, Spain faced three revolts in Portugal (1640-1666), Catalonia (1640-1659) and Naples (1647-48). The former was successful, but the latter two were crushed. WI Catalonia was annexed by France and Naples won its independence...
  14. Basileus_Komnenos

    AHC: Post-1815 Intact Spanish Empire as Major European Power

    How can Spain keep its Empire intact in the 19th Century and restore its status as a premier European power? Spain despite holding a vast colonial empire with lots of untapped resources was treated as a secondary power by the Congress of Vienna in 1815. Spain had lost a great deal of prestige...
  15. JuanmaSingh

    Plus Ultra: A Spanish Revival
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1

    Chapter 1: A miraculous escape. The dangerous presence of more than 65,000 french troops in the Spanish mainland and their control over the comunication with Portugal, the French border and even Madrid, with the adition of the Napoleon's exigences over the realms of Carlos IV ended up alarming...
  16. Las Madroñas de Quadra
    Threadmarks: A Homecoming

    The loudspeaker broadcast the final boarding call for the ferry. I had been smoking a cigarette and staring out across the harbour, looking at nothing in particular but taking in the sunshine on a nearly cloudless day. The announcement broke my focus, so I grabbed my backpack off the dock, mate...
  17. WI Nanban trade evolves into a Trans-Pacific Slave Trade

    Hi everyone, long time lurker, new poster here! I want to preface this by stating that slavery and the slave trade are undeniably horrific acts. That said, both had an undeniable impact on history, particularly in the Atlantic world and I think examining the effects of a similar trade in the...
  18. GauchoBadger

    WI: Spanish Amazon basin?

    With a PoD somewhere between the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494 and the Treaty of Madrid in 1750, how can we make it so that Spain, not Portugal, attains control of the Amazon river basin? Think Spanish control over roughly the OTL Brazilian states of Acre, Amazonas, most of Pará, Rondônia and...
  19. KingOnTheEdge

    DBAHC: Create This Spanish Empire

    Found this massive Spanish Empire- though apparently didn't hold quite all this at once or even under the kingdom of Spain- the Pink was claimed through some dynastic shenanigans and they inherited Portugal somehow as well, but I have no clue about that other stuff all over the place
  20. Basileus_Komnenos

    Imperator Francorum: A Napoleon II Timeline
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Imperator Francorum: A Napoleon II Timeline “I envy that boy. Glory is waiting there for him: I had to run after her. I will have been Phillip: he will be Alexander. He has only to extend an arm, and the world is his.”...