Miscellaneous <1900 (Alternate) History Thread

In the Treaty of Brétigny (1360), do I read things right that Gascony, Guyenne, Poitou, etc… no longer had the King of France as their suzerain and as such were no longer fiefs of or part of the Kingdom of France? Or were they just specially exempted from the usual duties of vassalage?

I only know the broad outlines of the era, but I had been under the impression that the King of England only held those French fiefs in personal union from the King of France and never outside of that?
 
‘Most Diverse, Vocabulary-Rich English Language’. For instance, I wonder if there are ways for it to incorporate more loanwords from Asian and Slavic languages than it did IOTL.
 
Does anyone have a link to the map I remember seeing that showed the 13 colonies (that would become the USA) plus the putative colonies West of the Appalachians - Vandalia was one, but I think another either had the name of Catherine or of Brunswick in it?
 
More democracy for Russia, perhaps? Maybe the Russian Revolution wouldn't have happened. We could instead have had a sort of constitutional monarchy, with a slow transition towards true democracy. None of that Lenin/communist stuff.
Yeah, a British-style constitutional monarchy with a prime minister and democratically elected parliament that has actual power over the Tsar would steer Russia in a much better direction than Bolshevik dictatorship did, at least in the short term.

I’m guessing that this reformed Russia would still be economically capitalistic, though how this bodes for continued industrial buildup compared to the centrally planned breakneck efforts of Stalinist Russia, I don’t know (though I’ve still seen it mentioned that the empire was slowly but surely industrializing even under OTL Nicholas’s reign) . Hopefully, a liberalized Russia means more trade with the outside world, more options for the average Russian consumer, and less Russian lives callously spent than IOTL.
 
Yeah, a British-style constitutional monarchy with a prime minister and democratically elected parliament that has actual power over the Tsar would steer Russia in a much better direction than Bolshevik dictatorship did, at least in the short term.

I’m guessing that this reformed Russia would still be economically capitalistic, though how this bodes for continued industrial buildup compared to the centrally planned breakneck efforts of Stalinist Russia, I don’t know (though I’ve still seen it mentioned that the empire was slowly but surely industrializing even under OTL Nicholas’s reign) . Hopefully, a liberalized Russia means more trade with the outside world, more options for the average Russian consumer, and less Russian lives callously spent than IOTL.
How about WWI? Russia's conduct in the war might have been different, which might have changed the events of some key battles, although Germany would still lose if Russia fights better. If Russia is worse in this timeline, then Germany might have a shot at winning.

I'm also wondering if the Nazis still rise to power. IOTL, the Nazis ran off of an anti-Bolshevik platform, talking about how the Jews brought communism to Russia and how they want to make Germany a communist state, etc. If there was no Russian Revolution, there might be no Nazis coming to power.
 
How about WWI? Russia's conduct in the war might have been different, which might have changed the events of some key battles, although Germany would still lose if Russia fights better. If Russia is worse in this timeline, then Germany might have a shot at winning.

I'm also wondering if the Nazis still rise to power. IOTL, the Nazis ran off of an anti-Bolshevik platform, talking about how the Jews brought communism to Russia and how they want to make Germany a communist state, etc. If there was no Russian Revolution, there might be no Nazis coming to power.
Potentially? Though I'm unsure how his relationship with his generals actually was, I'm guessing that an authoritarian like Nicholas II wouldn't have taken contrarian advice very seriously, even if it was to Russia's benefit to do so. Maybe Russia liberalizing on the economic front in addition to the political one would foster a stronger industrial base to sustain a war effort without bleeding the empire dry? Not to mention the adoption of military technology that'd make a difference in a war where all the major participants have arrived with a plethora of nasty new weapons like tanks, machine guns, and poison gas to name a few.

As for the Nazis, I'm guessing that'd depend on how the Great War ends. For example, if it wraps up in Russia's favor and its liberal reforms don't carry over to how it deals with defeated enemies...that may not be as likely to butterfly the social forces that got Weimar Germany's nationalistic extremists into power IOTL (even if they're not necessarily Nazis in this one).
 
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Well he would be likely less interested in Maria Teresa of Spain for Louis than his wife so is possible who the Dauphin married either Margaret of Savoy or Henriette of England
And if Louis XIII had accepted the project of marriage between his son and the Infanta of Spain before his death, could it have changed the current conflict?
 
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