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  1. Optimize the Axis Navies for WW2
    Threadmarks: 1918-1922, the Beginning.

    As with all the other like threads, this one too is about Naval Optimizations, but this time for all three Axis navies, and working together in as much as this is possible. What I would like to do with this thread is have the initial discussions being limited to end of WWI to WNC/WNT time...
  2. 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...
  3. Optimize the Italian economy for WWII

    Ok folks, so this thread is for batting around ideas for making the Italians have more money for their war effort. This can either be by investing in making more money outright, or by saving money by cutting costs, mainly from their military/navy. My personal wish list would be for tourism...
  4. Autochrome

    Führerredux: A Führerreich Expansion - Hearts of Iron IV Mod Thread

    Hey all, I'm a new lore writer and tester for the Hearts of Iron IV mod "Führerredux", which is an evolution of the base mod "Führerreich", a Double Blind 'What If the Entente won WWI from the perspective of Kaiserreich?' It also has some interesting differences from OTL, like the Turkish losing...
  5. Is a Greater Syria possible after WWI?

    During the immediate aftermath of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the end of WWI, the Syrian National Congress proclaimed Faisal (a member of the Hashemite dynasty) king of a Syria whose territory was supposed to encompass what is now Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Israel. This...
  6. Russo-German Alliance and the WWI. Who will win?

    Recently I've been pondering a funky alternate WWI scenario in which Germany allies with Russia, which I believe is not as far fetched as it sounds. As part of said pondering I formed the two opposing sides accordingly: Germany - I assumed they never got their relationship with Austria-Hungary...
  7. GameBawesome

    WI: Russia shot first (AKA Russia invading Austria-Hungary first)

    As we know, before WWI, Europe was a mix of paranoia, nationalism, and alliances. A month after the Death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, which caused Russia, who was allied with Serbia, declaring war on Austria-Hungary. This then caused Germany to declare...
  8. Gukpard

    Ei: The kaiser tries a operation sealion.

    Hello everybody, this is probably the first time someone brings the stupid concept of sealion to a less stupid scenario than having the Nazis to get it. So, in a very generic scenario, the French collapse in 1914, and so the kaiser decides to try to invade the UK. No major naval battle has been...
  9. REDUX: Place In The Sun: What If Italy Joined The Central Powers?
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    KAISER WILHELM THE TENTH PROUDLY PRESENTS: I must begin by thanking all the readers and commentators who made the original Place In the Sun what it was! Well over two hundred people actively participated in the original thread, and countless more read and liked without commenting. With your...
  10. GameBawesome

    Effects of an Successful Ottoman Partition

    After WWI, the Ottoman Empire was planned to be partition during the Treaty of Sèvres. The partition plan was to roughly look around this: However, this never occurred, as the Turks under Mustafa Kemal Pasha, fought the Turkish War of Independence and won the war, establishing the Republic of...
  11. Pyrrhus of Germany - An Alternate Timeline of WWI and Hence
    Threadmarks: The Prelude/Chapter 0

    Prelude: The year is 1913. The Balkan Powederkeg is being lit and tensions are rising. New weapons have been created and the nations are eager to use them. Colonial ambition in Africa is building up, everyone wants their slice of the continent, and relations are uneasy. Britain is threatened...
  12. Shut Up Arthur! WWI without American Entry
    Threadmarks: Atlantic Theatre 1917: Zimmerman Says No

    "Are you sure ambassador?" “Mexico’s hatred for America is well-founded and old, send the proposal” Arthur Zimmermann. Atlantic Theatre 1917 POD 1. FEB 1917: While suffering from a bout of indigestion, Zimmerman mutters a quick no and rushes towards the lavatory when questioned about the...
  13. Alias_The_J

    WI: Lusitania Ammunition Detonation in NY Harbor?

    The May 1915 sinking of the RMS Lusitania is a minor, yet important, reason for the entry of the US into WWI in 1917. The reason for the sinking was Germany's unrestricted submarine warfare; that is, the Germans were attacking any trading partners. The Lusitania, despite being a cruise liner...
  14. Would CP have been better with Italy instead of the Ottomans?

    A random thought occurred to me when I saw a HoI4 YouTuber play as Italy in the Great War mod: would the Central Powers have been better off with Italy joining in instead of the Ottomans? The Italians tied down a lot of A-H troops that would otherwise have been freed up for fighting the Serbs...
  15. Alternate 2nd Balkan wars - no or early WWI?

    OTL the Balkan wars resulted in the defeat of Bulgaria, the break up of the Balkan League, Serbia becoming Russia's number one protege on the Balkan's, boosted by victory in moral and material with Austria remaining it's only target for expansion. Basically an austrian-serbian conflict was set...
  16. Ideological Great War: State Atheist Authoritarian-Liberalism vs Christian Democratic-Socialism

    Starting back in the French revolution a new ideology emerges from the chaos that blends laissez-faire capitalism, state atheism, and proto-totalitarianism becoming popular over the next few decades eventually taking power in the 1850's and after some butterflied chaos similar movements take...
  17. AHC/WI: The US Declares War on the Ottomans and Gets Involved in the Middle East and Greece

    So somehow the US decides to get involved in the Middle East and Greece during WWI. How can it get involved? And assuming it gets involved how well will it do fighting the Ottomans? And when the Ottoman Empire gets partitioned what happens? Does the US gets to have a greater share of it...
  18. USA Joins WWI Later, Can The Entente Still Win? And What Happens Afterwords?

    Somehow the US enters WWI later. Does the Entente still have a shot at winning? And if they do what happens? I believe that if the US enters later France would already be close to dropping out and the Germans already made serious progress into the country, and that the British would also be at...
  19. GameBawesome

    WI: Napalm in WWI

    (The title is misleading. Not exactly Napalm, but something similar is created, and acts like Napalm) In a hypothetical scenario, what if Scientists discovered before 1914, on making an earlier form of Napalm or something similar Then WWI starts, and like poison gas, Botha sides started using...
  20. AHC/WI: White Peace WWI

    With any PoD after the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, have WWI end in a status quo ante bellum peace in Europe. What would the aftermath of such a peace look like? What would be the cultural and economic effects in Europe? Could those borders last until the present day? Note that...
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