Miscellaneous <1900 (Alternate) History Thread

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

  1. Alexander Helios Pre-Columbian Satan

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    Sure, that works. Add in an even worse Dust Bowl in there for good measure. I'd argue the conditions were already there in OTL, all that is needed is a spark to set the revolution ablaze. Maybe the Bonus Army incident escalates? Or Hoover is (somehow) reelected in 1932? Heck, in the occasion of a successful Business Plot (assuming it existed ITFP), could we maybe see a socialist counter-coup? Lots of possibilities to play around with.
     
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  2. Zyobot Well-Known Member

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    Mm'kay. As interested as I'd be in discussing this premise further, the fact that it's a post-1900 one probably makes it unfit to discuss here too much more. Perhaps the after-1900 counterpart to this thread would be a better place to do so, as a matter of fact.
     
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  3. sampleswift Well-Known Member

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    Okay I will move that one to post 1900
     
  4. ramones1986 Grumpy and Lazy

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    I really wonder which of the two linguistic scenarios is more plausible:
    • Primitive Gaelic transformed into P-Celtic.
    • Gaulish remained Q-Celtic.
     
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  5. Alexander Helios Pre-Columbian Satan

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    Possible matches for John Cabot and his three sons? I was thinking Catherine Woodville for John Cabot, but as for his sons, I have no clue. Maybe a match with Dorothy Grey for one of them? For context, this is for the far future of my TL, and the Cabots are far more successful than OTL. I'm basing the prestige of the matches on the contemporary Columbus family, so they might seem far fetched, but there's a precedent. Thoughts?
     
  6. DanMcCollum P-WI

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    Question for you guys:

    Ive been digging (albeit not that hard, as I'm at work), but does anyone had information on the population and demographics of Louisiana at the time of statehood?

    I.e. How many Slaves, Free African-Americans, French-speakers, English speakers and Spanish speakers, etc?

    I've always had an idea for a short timeline focusing on Louisiana during this time, but I can't find demographics to see what impact my POD would make.
     
  7. Tyrann Philip II Olympias killed me you morons!

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    Currently scavenging for sources as I develop an Emperor Leopold II (son of Charles VI) TL, and would anyone know some good matches for him and his potential offspring? Preferably someone from the Catholic Nobility, as I do intend to have a conflict that's basically the Seven Years' War where old Catholic-Protestant tensions will be re-ignited as a side effect. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  8. isabella Well-Known Member

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    Possible candidates (born 1714-1727):
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infanta_Mariana_Victoria_of_Spain (Louis XV’s rejected bride, OTL Queen of Portugal)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infanta_Maria_Teresa_Rafaela_of_Spain (her next sister, OTL Dauphine of France)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Amalia_of_Saxony (eldest daughter of his elder cousin)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Margaretha_of_Saxony (her next sister)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Antonia_Walpurgis_of_Bavaria (eldest daughter of his younger cousin)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theresa_Benedicta_of_Bavaria (her next sister)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Diane_d'Orléans (youngest daughter of the regent Orleans)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Élisabeth_d'Orléans (another daughter of the regent)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Elisabeth_of_France (Louis XV’s eldest daughter)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henriette_of_France_(1727–1752)
     
  9. Tyrann Philip II Olympias killed me you morons!

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    Thanks!
     
  10. isabella Well-Known Member

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    I have searched only in the main Catholic states (France, Spain, Saxony, Bavaria, Portugal and Savoy).
    Other possible candidates (minor but well connected catholic princesses) are:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Anne_Charlotte_of_Lorraine (relative of both the Emperor and the King of France, sister of Francis Stephen) specially if for some reason Louis XV ended marrying her sister https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabeth_Therese_of_Lorraine. (who would be a much appropriated replacement for Mariana Victoria as bride of a Louis XV than Marie Leczinska).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Augusta_of_Sulzbach and her sisters Maria Anna and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Francisca_of_Sulzbach (their father was a minor prince but heir presumptive and son-in-law of the Elector of Palatinate.

    Many of them are relative of Leopold II (but was quite common at that time).

    The princesses of Bavaria and Saxony are Leopold’s first cousins once removed (being granddaughters of his uncle Joseph I), the princesses of Spain and Sulzbach are his second cousins (as their mothers were first cousin of Charles VI), like the princesses of Lorraine (grand daughters of Leopold I’s half-sister), the Orleans girls are third cousins (I do not tithing they have a closer relation), while the French princesses (but please do not let a Louis XV made his idiotic OTL marriage arranged by the Duke of Bourbon for preventing the risk of an Orleans’ succession) must be third cousins twice removed
     
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