world war 1

  1. Adrien_skywalker

    A Lucky Assassination: A Different Somme Offensive

    This will be the last thread that I create currently with my ongoing story-line's. This is something that I have been laying a lot of groundwork for. Basically, most of what I have read indicates that Field Marshal Douglas Haig handled the Somme offensive very badly, to put it in the least...
  2. GauchoBadger

    Situation of the Middle Eastern theater in a 1918 CP victory scenario?

    Basically, assume that the US under Wilson doesn't join WWI on the side of the Entente around 1917. The German Spring Offensive of Q2 1918, thus, is a success, forcing Britain and France to the negotiating table. The main question here is, what would happen in the Middle East theater, primarily...
  3. Challenge: name an airplane uglier than the Lloyd Luftkreuzer

    Challenge: name an airplane uglier than the Lloyd 40.08 Luftkreuzer bomber. Only a single prototype was built in Austria-Hungary during 1916, but it never flew! Instead, it tipped over on its nose during taxi-tests revealing a centre-of-gravity that was way too high and too far forward. Despite...
  4. Who would win in 1914 if it was Germany vs. Russia only?

    So let's say in this hypothetical scenario that Germany declares war on Russia in August 1914 for some reason. There are no alliances nor treaties with other countries. Both countries still have same military size and strength as they did OTL. What would happen? How would the war end? Who would win?
  5. Tanner151

    Experiment Aflame: A House Divided - an Alternate American History
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Experiment Aflame - an Alternate American History The day was bright and promising. The sky was blue with wisps of clouds, the smell of the sea wafted by with the cool tug of the wind. Dozens of artillery cannons flanked either side of General George Washington, his staff and several other...
  6. Aloha

    AHC: French-Russian-German Alliance

    Challenge here today is to make it so that these countries are allied or at least friendly towards each other by 1900 (I'm of course referring to the Russian Empire and German Empire when I mean Germany and Russia). Bonus points if you could get this to happen before or just after the...
  7. WI: Britain and France on different sides in WW1

    It wasn’t until 1904 that France and Britain stopped being archenemies and became allies via the Entente. Just a few years earlier, in 1898, the two almost went to war with each other over Egypt. The Scramble for Africa in the 1880s caused great tensions between European powers, including the...
  8. Lenin gets his way at Brest-Litovsk: Effects on WWI and the USSR?

    So let's say Lenin is able to force his will on the rest of the Bolsheviks when the initial Brest-Litovsk treaty is proposed and Congress Poland, Lithuania, and Livonia are ceded to the Central Powers in December 1917. Is this too late to give Germany a chance at victory in the West? This thread...
  9. Gokbay

    AHC: swap the fates of Ottoman and Russian Empires

    I have always considered the Russian and the Ottoman Empires to be closely mirroring each other in their last years. Both were more backwards and agricultural than the Western Europeans. Both had only recently moved toward constitutionalism. Their people were religious and their monarchies were...
  10. AHC: the Franco-Prussian war Escalates

    Okay, so how would one go about escalating the Franco-Prussian war into some sort of premature World War 1, or at least a conflict that spans across almost all of Europe? Assuming this is possible, what would such a conflict look like? How would it go? Who would be allied with the French, and...
  11. CapitalistHippie

    WI:No Armenian Genocide

    The Armenian genocide was not the first genocide ever committed but was the first industrial-scale genocide of the 20th century. It is estimated 1.5 million Armenians were exterminated by the Ottoman Empire and denial of this tragedy is still the official stance of the Turkish government. But...
  12. QuinnMallory

    Blackadder Comes Home

    Excerpt of script from Blackadder Goes Forth, Episode 6, British People’s Broadcasting: Baldrick: Nah, there was definitely an ostrich involved, sir. Edmund: Well, possibly. But the real cause of the whole thing was that it was too much trouble *not* to have a war. George: By gum, this is...
  13. Andrew Boyd

    AHC: Versailles doesn't let Nazis rise to power

    Simple enough. Rewrite the Treaty of Versailles in a way that prevents the subsequent troubles that led to Hitler's rise to power.
  14. German offensive in the spring of 1915 on Western Front

    Let's say, that the Austro-Hungarians do not suffer their OTL defeats in 1914-early 1915, thus the 11th Army isn't needed to be sent to the Eastern Front, and an offensive similar to Seeckt's plan commences. Could the Germans achieve a breakthrough? Could they capitalise on it? What would be the...
  15. Andrew Boyd

    WI: The Sykes-Picot Agreement is not done

    Simply put, it was the Anglo-French plan to split the Middle East. Something done behind the backs of the Arab peoples. Who had been promised independence from the Ottoman Empire. drawing on what was going then IOTL, what would have happened had this agreement never happened?
  16. WWI: Effects of a disastrous Russian Eastern Front on the Caucasus Campaign?

    Currently, I'm working on a TL inwhich Russia doesn't have its OTL successes on the Eastern Front in 1914. To summarise: The Russian Third Army got encircled and almost entirely destroyed, the Fourth and Fifth Armies were beaten too, while the OTL German victories of Tannenberg and Masurian...
  17. GauchoBadger

    WI: Larger Entente success in 1916, Russian Empire lingers on?

    Scenario: the Entente’s war effort is much more successful in the midst of WWI in 1916. Brusilov’s Offensive in the east is properly supported by general Evert or an earlier Romanian DoW, the Battle of the Somme sees more success in capturing German ground, and the Kaiserliche Marine is crippled...
  18. Andrew Boyd

    My own US TL Planning Thread

    Simply put, I have been pondering several ideas for a USA TL timeline of my own. So far, I intend to include: - Racial Integration happening in the 1800s. - The British Empire evolving in to the Commonwealth sooner than OTL. - An alternate World War 1 with the US entering sooner. - A possible...
  19. How Russia wins WW1 with the Kerensky government

    In the original timeline the provisional government came to power in March of 1917. During the summer of 1917 the Russians launched an offensive called the Kerensky offensive. So these are the places where the changes happen. First, as soon as the Kerensky government comes to power, it was...
  20. WI: Scandinavia in WWI

    Sweden - Nikolai Ottovich von Essen carries out his planned strike on the Swedish navy in Gotland (Sweden joins the Central Powers, 1914) Norway - The Central Powers find out about Norway's "secret tonnage agreement" with the United Kingdom, which allowed Norway and the Entente to protect each...
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