Miscellaneous <1900 (Alternate) History Thread

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by RMcD94, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Spelf Habsburgs and Hot Dogs

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    Fair enough point, though I would merely offer that, say, unlike France post-Trafalgar, the United States has a huge supply of experienced New England sailors. They can survive the early blunders and easily fill losses.
     
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  2. Count of Crisco Pithy remark here.

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    I think the issue is more of steering the ships in a tight formation and firing the guns, something a merchant sailor would have little experience in. With training that would not be an issue. But until that kicked in blunders would likely be made.
     
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    Would it be possible for Siberian wheatgrass to be farmed on a large scale? How large of a civilisation could potentially form with such a crop?
     
  4. Spiritual Sausage Well-Known Member

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    if the Paris Commune succeeded, what would happen to colonies like Africa (bar Algeria I've got plans in some of the AH stuff I'm doing) and Indochina? Would the Communards want to keep them or would they be gobbled or turn back into independent states?
     
  5. Xenophonte Quod natura non dat, Salmantica non præstat.

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    What if the Achaean War doesn't happen... Would be possible to avoid it, with the consequently Tebas and Corinth sack, and somewhat keep the Achaean League existence or the Senate was fully determined to provoke/force a war to disband/dissolute it and finalising the conquest of Graecia while get great opportunities to loot?
     
  6. TheReal_McChicken Well-Known Member

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    What would a surviving Vandal Kingdom call itself? Obviously not "Regnum Vandalorum et Alanorum", the same way that we no longer call Spain "Regnum Gothorum" or France "Regnum Francorum"
     
  7. Xenophonte Quod natura non dat, Salmantica non præstat.

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    Possibly Regnum Hispaniae or Regnum Hispanicum...
     
  8. TheReal_McChicken Well-Known Member

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    That is one of the names Spain took but I mean what would the Vandal Kingdom be called?
     
  9. Xenophonte Quod natura non dat, Salmantica non præstat.

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    Apologies,I don't know why I miss read Vandal as Visigothic :oops:

    But, for try to answer your question, I guess that their name would be Geographical based as in the ,up posted examples,e.g. Africanus Vandalorum regnum or perhaps Regnum Carthago.
     
  10. metalinvader665 Well-Known Member

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    (V)andalia.
     
  11. redjirachi Well-Known Member

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    Caligula dying of his fever six months in, before he becomes infamous and back when people liked him
     
  12. TheNerd_ Noobie History Entusiast

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    Well, I've found out. There were many fears of an Aragonese Invasion of Sicily, and a 7-year-old King wasn't the best bet, so they skipped Charles Robert and Louis (He was bishop) to Robert (Who would go on to become the greatest of the Angevin Kings).
     
  13. Pralaya Well-Known Member

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    The Communards would probably have much stuff to do in France Proper, I don't think they'd be able to enforce their control on Indochina or their Carribean and African territories, the latter probably being sucked up by the US or the British while the former probably returning to become independent, at least for some time.
     
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    So I was thinking back on a discussion a couple years ago - basically, what if the son of Tiberius killed Sejanus, and divorced his wife who was sleeping with him, instead of dying to their machinations - and one idea that came up that we all pretty much instantly jumped on is that the Emperor would has his now single heir make up for this political complication by using his new single status to solve another thorn his side, and marry Agrippina the Elder.

    We all agreed it tied everything up in a fairly nice bow - until I looked a little closer just now and realized, Agrippina was actually Drusus the Younger's aunt* - and while I'm not sure how that affects things plausibility wise, it does still feel a little weird to look back and realize a number of us were getting really excited about the AH potential of... a pretty incestuous pairing. Then again, if @vandevere or @SlyDessertFox thought it perfectly plausible, I could well just be thinking too much into this.

    EDIT ADD: And @Matteo

    *since the latter's mother was her half-sister, eldest daughter of Agrippa himself
     
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  15. vandevere vonhooligan

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    It's a possibility, although I'm not sure Roman Society would entirely approve of such close relations marrying. The upper strata of society were still rather conservative in that area, although it's just possible it might be accepted.

    If accepted, it might possibly have worked, to a greater or lesser degree. The one thing I know for certain about Agrippina is that she was AMBITIOUS!
     
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  16. Timeline Junkie Well-Known Member

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    How would the fall of Rome pan out if Christ was never born?
     
  17. Tairo Well-Known Member

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    That's an extremely broad question. Do you mean politically, religously, etc? No Christianity means at the very least Theodosius never proclaims it to be the religion of the Empire, leading Arcadius and Honorious to have the ability to promote rival religions in each half. That assumes a huge butterfly net though
     
  18. Timeline Junkie Well-Known Member

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    I should have specified, I meant linguistically and culturally
     
  19. isabella Well-Known Member

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    Pretty ASB as Agrippina do not wished remarry, such wedding was illegal in Rome, Claudius years later had more than enough trouble in marrying his niece (who was also illegal so he needed to change the laws). Plus Agrippina was not only Drusus’ half-aunt but also sister-in-law of both Drusus and his wife (as the late Germanicus was blood brother of Livilla and adoptive brother and cousin of Drusus himself)... A match between them would be illegal and too much complicated plus would need to be forced upon at least Agrippina so is pretty unlikely who Tiberius will go for it...
     
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  20. redjirachi Well-Known Member

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    Would a "humanity never crosses the Bering Strait" timeline work or is it too ASB to keep any history consistent? Because I legitimately wonder what Europeans would do with two completely unpopulated continents