EVEN MOAR ETHIOPIA TLS

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by twistedirregular, Dec 6, 2018 at 8:14 PM.

  1. twistedirregular Negus Negast

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    Despite the fact that I've made several threads about this, I'd like to give people the option of giving me ideas for more Ethiopia-centered TLs. So, welcome to whatever . . . this is and please give me all the ideas you can!


    *despite the fact i'll never know if i end up finishing some of these lmao
     
  2. Hegemon of words and thoughts

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    Axum? That opens doors of possibilities, taking Nubia, taking Himyar and Hejaz, butterflying Islam or altering it significantly, etc. etc.
     
  3. twistedirregular Negus Negast

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    If you consider Axum to be Ethiopia, then of course but I am also interested in some post-Axum Ethiopia TL recommendations!
     
  4. Superninja76 Well-Known Member

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    If we're going with Aksum, a good POD would be under the rule of Kaleb (who coincidentally I share a name with). Himyar was lost under his rule, but if aksumite forces are successfully able to recapture himyar, aksum's ascendant position in the red sea and dominance of south arabia could remain indefinitely.
     
  5. twistedirregular Negus Negast

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    What effects do you think this might have on the Horn of Africa?
     
  6. Superninja76 Well-Known Member

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    Well, aksum would most likely have greater resources and manpower to throw around, which could be used in attempts to conquer the south (and thus secure the whole of ethiopia)
     
  7. twistedirregular Negus Negast

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    Perhaps we see Axumite Ethiopia to expand to include Djibouti and parts of Somalia?

    Do you have some post-1900 recommendations?
     
  8. Old1812 Reactionary Monarchist Twit

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    Actual kingdom of Prester John? I don't have a clue where this would go, I just think it would be cool if the kingdom was more than legend.
     
  9. GauchoBadger Gang Weeder (in a society)

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    Considering how much contact Ethiopia had with India, i think it'd be interesting and quite unique to see a Buddhist Axum/Ethiopia TL.
     
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  10. twistedirregular Negus Negast

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    Can you elaborate on this idea?
    Perhaps.
     
  11. Old1812 Reactionary Monarchist Twit

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    From Wikipedia:
     
  12. twistedirregular Negus Negast

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    No, I'm aware of what/who Prester John is but I'm not sure what your scenario was supposed to entail - a surviving Axumite state within the borders of Ethiopia IOTL? A Solomonic Ethiopia that manages to hold its own against surrounding Islamic states and maintain contact with Christendom?
     
  13. Old1812 Reactionary Monarchist Twit

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    It would be the latter, I don't believe the Prester John legend had any relation to Axum.
     
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  14. twistedirregular Negus Negast

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    I might be able to do that but I'd like to ask - what do you think might have to be done for such a scenario to occur?
     
  15. Vuu Resident Serb expert

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    Ethiopia keeps it's church united with mainline Orthodoxy
     
  16. twistedirregular Negus Negast

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    What do you mean by "mainline Orthodoxy"?
     
  17. CountDVB Well-Known Member

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    It wouldn't be considered Miaphyte I think he means.

    As for some interesting ideas... well, maybe Ethiopia helped the Arabs with their revolt and getting someone friendly to them (as in not anyone from the House of Saud) onto the throne.

    Maybe it could convince Arabia to take more Southern Arabic inspiration like switching writing styles.
     
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  18. twistedirregular Negus Negast

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    Perhaps we see closer ties between Ethiopia and Byzantium where the Ethiopians adopt Eastern Orthodox Christianity?

    You mean the Arab Revolt of 1916?

    We might see Ethiopia take a more Eastern-oriented POV.
     
  19. Revachah ::purveyor of side-eye and teeth sucking:::

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    Ethiopian maritime empire from Arabia Felix to Madagascar and East to Maldives.
     
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  20. Byzantion Well-Known Member

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    A stronger Greek-Ethiopian relationship across centuries would be interesting. Interesting is the fact that thousands of Greeks and Armenians fled the Ottoman Empire in the 1800es and formed communities active until the 20th Century.
     
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