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  1. WI: Alberto Pollio survives

    In 1914, during the leadup to World War I, Italian general Alberto Pollio died. The official cause of death was a heart attack, but suspicions that he was murdered have floated for over a century. What if he had lived?
  2. Count of Crisco

    Alternate Aircraft of Nations

    This is inspired by the long running alternate warships of nations thread and works fairly similar to that long running discussion. You can post your scenarios and alternate aircraft here, as well as post any basic questions regarding plausibility of certain scenarios, viability of aircraft...
  3. Franz Ferdinand became emperor of Austria-Hungary in 1909?

    It shouldn't be too difficult to imagine the aging emperor Franz Joseph I dying around seven years earlier than OTL. He was a very old man by then, already in his late seventies, so it shouldn't be too difficult for him to catch a cold that turns into pneumonia and kills him. This means that...
  4. Masters of Fate : Alternate WWI TL

    Peace The masses ran out onto the streets on the evening of the 7th of August 1919. News of peace talks came with mixed reactions. Many couldn't wait to meet their couragous sons, proud fathers, loving husbands or caring brothers, some hadn't heard from their loved ones since the infamous...
  5. Inferus

    Archduchess Elisabeth Marie Marries Future King Albert I

    So I recently discovered that Archduchess Elisabeth Marie sought, and nearly married, future king Albert I of Belgium. Leopold II disapproved due to the recent morganatic marriage of his daughter Stephanie. Say Stephanie does not marry again, forever scarred by the venereal disease that Rudolf...
  6. DracoLazarus

    DBWI : Germany holds on to Lorrain ores

    The Great War was a bloody, but relatively short affair, only two years. The Central Powers were riddled with shortages, which they hoped to alleviate via conquest. One of the most critical ones was the German iron ore shortage. Not only did Germany already import French iron ore from the...
  7. Antonio the Komnenoi

    AHC: Russian Republic signs a separate peace.

    After the February revolution, the Provisional government, including figures like Lvov, Milyukov, and Kerensky kept Russia loyal to its diplomatic commitment to the Entente, which would result in the eventual destruction of the Republic. Why did the ruling government ignored the mass desertions...
  8. Count of Crisco

    A History of Alyska to the year 1900.

    Thanks to Covid I have had a lot of free time, and have spent it getting back into writing. Among the various projects I have been working on has been an alternate history setting, the timeline of which will appear here.
  9. HammerofWar

    AHC: Ruin the World Economy Post-WWI

    My challenge to you is with a POD after the fall of France, make the war so terrible that the World economy is ruined for everyone.
  10. Stenz

    PC: An East Prussian - Lithuanian Union?

    What if in the aftermath of WWI, the Entente had merged East Prussia with Lithuania as part of the Treaty of Versailles? The Lithuanians would receive a larger population, the Poles would be less likely to try revanchist schemes (or would they?) and the Soviets would see the new nation as less...
  11. What would a present day without World War 1 look like?

    Essentially no Fascism, no Communism, no Art Deco, no Prohibition, no "Dieselpunk". How do you think a world like this would evolve like in the 20th and 21st centuries? People becoming increasingly sexually open and naturalistic, with an Art Nouveau style spreading its comfortable vines all...
  12. Ivan Kolev Survives

    This video from The Great War is a great introduction to this man, if you don't know of him. And his Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Kolev_(general) He died on 29 of July 1915, in Vienna while being treated for tuberculosis (according to the Great War; Wikipedia just said...
  13. Place In the Sun: What If Italy Joined the Central Powers?
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Hello, everyone. So, I've lurked here for quite some while before registering recently, and I've decided to start a timeline based on a question which has always fascinated me: what if Italy joined the Central Powers in 1915? This timeline's PoD is that Germany forces Austria to agree to terms...
  14. WI: The scale of Serbia's involvement in the Black Hand is revealed just after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand?

    Let's say that the intelligence division of Austria-Hungary, and specifically their investigations into the Black Hand, is significantly better than OTL. They are able to capture enough Black Hand agents or otherwise investigate the organization thoroughly enough that shortly after Franz...
  15. WI: Barbarossa in WWI?

    As we all know, Operation Barbarossa was a military plan which resulted in the Germans taking huge portions of the Soviet land to the point that major cities like Leningrad and Moscow were threatened. Of course, Ukraine, Belarus, Baltics and even Northern Caucasus was occupied. But what if the...
  16. What if Edward Grey had died before WWI?

    If there is any blame dished out for the UK in regards of the outbreak of WWI and especially them getting involved its usually laid on Sir Edward Grey. To test this out lets remove him from the picture: let him have a tragic accident for example in the january of 1914. He dies immediately...
  17. WI: Göring killed in World War I

    At some point during Hermann Göring's career as a fighter pilot in World War I, he was seriously wounded in the hip and needed a year to recover. What if he had been killed instead?
  18. MittleGittle

    Wilhelm of Rumania

    Fun one a day V4? What if near the end of World War One, for whatever reason (political instability, collapse of the front, etc) Wilhelm flees to his relatives in Romania? I know that Rumania joined the Entente, but for all intensive purposes in this scenario they stay out of the war. I hope...
  19. Regnum Dei

    Life imitates Art!

    Hello! My name is Regnum Dei and this is my first written TL which asks the question: What if WWI had no clear winner. This scenario is inspired by HoI4 mod Red Flood but I will try to include a lot of my ideas and expand apon certain things that are not adressed in the mod. Comments...
  20. Ideal OoB and Equipment for WWI Combatants

    So I've seen this a ton for WWII nations, but almost never for WWI. Which is interesting, because I feel like there are very dramatic potential PoDs in any WWI nation having some foresight in it's equipment. Like, could Austria Hungry have invested heavily in Tanks in the pre war? Could the...
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