world war 1

  1. BloodAndIron

    AHC: No Second Balkan War

    What if there was no Second Balkan War? I would like to hear you guy's thoughts on this. Maybe give Serbia some territory elsewhere? I feel like Bulgaria would join the Entente in this world to take Constantinople from the Ottomans. Thanks in advance for sharing.
  2. Bolsheviks take initial Brest-Litovsk: what next for the CPs?

    So let's say Lenin succeeds in convincing his government and Trotsky to agree to the initial terms of Brest-Litovsk because they're the best terms they're gonna get, instead of the opposing idea of stalling in the hopes a revolution will kick off in Germany. As a result, Russia only loses...
  3. Friedrich der Große

    Napoleonic situation after WW1

    Today, I read that a German victory in WW1 by a succesfull Westfeldzug in 1914 or a East First strategy could result in a situation like the Napoleonic Wars, where Britain every time built new coalitions against France (ITTL Germany). Is this plausible?
  4. Friedrich der Große

    Different Eastern Front in WW1

    What if Germany won WW1 in 1914 by winning by the Schlieffen Plan succeeding or winning the Race to the Sea? My question is how the Eastern Front will develop on military area. Will Hindenburg and Ludendorff stay as commanders and with that will the “Hindenburg Myth” still occure, or would there...
  5. Friedrich der Große

    Social consequences of WW1

    Last day, I saw two video’s from AlternateHistoryHub about a German victory in WW1. Important is that this happens in a “East First-scenario”, in which Germany focuses on Russia first and later defeat France (1917). Britain will still join the allies. In the second video, the social...
  6. AHC: Central Victory Israel

    If we assume a late victory where a central-aligned Greece aids the Ottomans in Gallipoli but they suffer from British-backed Arab raids causing them instability in their Arabian territories, how can a Jewish state in the levant exist by the end of the century? I'm only able to think of two...
  7. Friedrich der Große

    German supreme command (OHL) in an alternate WW1

    If the Central Powers go East first in WW1, how would the supreme command (Oberste Heeresleitung, OHL) look and develop during the war? Will Moltke still form it with Falkenhayn, or will we get Ludendorff still in? And will Hindenburg still play a role in the German army, because he retired...
  8. PC: No WW1, a Cold War with poison gas instead?

    Supposing that the tensions that led to WW1 still exist but there's no spark to set everything on fire, would it be possible for there to be an atmosphere similar to that of the Cold War, with poison gas taking the place of nuclear weapons?
  9. Alternate Battle of Poland 1914
    Threadmarks: Prelude, April 1913

    Prelude, April 1913 Generaloberst von Moltke, Chief of the Great German General Staff, sits at his desk sipping a steaming mug of soothing herbal tea to calm his nerves. An intelligence officer has just brought him the message that France has approved an offensive war plan. Details are not...
  10. Neutral Ottomans (With Ataturk) & Central Powers Italy

    I am toying around with the idea of a Central Powers victory in WW I where Italy joins the Central Powers and the Ottomans barely manage to stay neutral (or maybe join when it is already clear that the CP are going to win) and also have Ataturk in power or close to that. Also I am thinking...
  11. Helmuth's WW1 (base) maps

    For my alternate WW1 threads I made some maps, which I really like to do. Sometimes I get the question whether my base maps can be used for someone's own ATL. I have no problem with that, but a reference would of course be greatly appreciated! In this thread I will post my (base) maps for...
  12. AHC: Ensure the U.S. joins the Great War in 1914

    Challenge: Create a point or series of divergences that culminate in the United States joining the Great War in 1914. You are allowed to go as far back as 1865 (the American Civil War's end will not be affected). Having Theodore Roosevelt become president in 1912 is not enough and is not...
  13. What Entente victory scenario creates the best path for lasting democracy in Germany and Russia?

    So, with a POD of any point after the start of the war, what form of Entente victory would have the highest chance of leading to long-lasting democracy in Germany and Russia? The democratic government must be a consequence of WW1 and not any subsequent war. Some thoughts I have on the matter...
  14. WI: US entry into WWI leads to massive protests and a possible uprising

    What if at the time when the noninterventionist United States was on a verge of entering WWI against Germany in early 1917 after the Zimmerman Telegraph incident, the public reaction despite the newspaper and American propaganda attempting to rally up support somehow in this alternate scenario...
  15. Ottoman Empire joins WWI later. Effects within OE? Fate of Armenians?

    In the "mild CP victory" TL I'm working on, I'm having the Ottomans join the war later than OTL, in late February/early March. The sole purpose of this change is the delay/lessening/prevention of the Armenian genocide. With more favourable weather conditions, the Turks don't suffer such a...
  16. Friedrich der Große

    Dutch Empire and the Great War

    Is there a way to make the Dutch Empire stronger / larger but let WW1 still occure as OTL. I was for example thinking about a remaining Dutch Ceylon, but are there more possibilities? Your thoughts?
  17. Friedrich der Große

    Russo-German peace after a CP victory in the west

    What if Germany won WW1 “quick” in the west in 1914/1915. How would the Eastern Front develop? And what would be the peace treaty between the CP’s and the Russian Empire?
  18. What would the Russian empire want if they won world war 1?

    I've been looking into into what the Russian empire would want if they won world war 1 and would seek at the table. Note I imagine if they did still win they obviously would have many issues but it's best to assume in this case these are their maximalist goals that they would use first then...
  19. Unkown00

    Disaster Averted? How a single turn changed the world.
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Disaster Averted? How a single turn changed the world. For the past century, Europe hasn't seen much of a continent-spanning conflict. There have been hiccups here and there but for the most part, the continent was able to avoid another continent-wide war. During this time many European powers...
  20. Friedrich der Große

    Alternate casus belli WW1

    So if we assume The Netherlands kept Belgium in 1830, will this butterfly the murder of Frans Ferdinand away? If the answer is yes, what are other causes of ITTL WW1 (which will off course be very different)?