Miscellaneous <1900 (Alternate) History Thread

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

  1. haider najib Well-Known Member

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    Can someone tell what happened to the monarchist/royalist during the french revolution? Where were they? Did they not fight for the king etc.
     
  2. bbbiiiaaabbbaaa Member

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    I've heard that the USA was almost a German speaking country. I've always assumed it was be because they wanted to culturally detatch themselves from Brits. Now I've not done lots if research on this, but I was wondering what potentiall impacts this could have. I imagine the possibility of abstention from ww1, does that make sense considering these events are separated by 150 yrs? What are some other impacts? Is this a suitable premise for an AH?
     
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  3. brickhouse The Town Weirdo

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    From what i know that is a myth
     
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  4. bbbiiiaaabbbaaa Member

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    Oh. Well that is disappointing for me, but if probably good all things considered.
     
  5. ETGalaxy Long live the King of America!

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    It's definitely an interesting idea, but from what I have gathered, the United States actually suppressed German culture to an extent, even prior to WWI, due to xenophobia of the time. I've also never heard about any movements to differentiate American culture from British culture, especially when considering that upon independence American culture was already very different from that of the British. Early American cultural movements seemed to revolve around building upon and developing already existing aspects of colonial American culture rather than creating a new culture altogether.

    Still, you raise a really interesting possibility for a timeline in which the United States culturally becomes German over time. While the idea of having the German language overcome English in the late 19th Century may be a more plausible and obvious POD, I kind of like the idea of the United States becoming a monarchy with a Prussian as its king after Frederick the Great endorses the Revolution, which leads to an inevitable connection between the Americans and Germans, therefore leading to an American culture that mimicked that of Prussia, which is only continued once immigration from Germany kicks in.
     
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  6. Rognvald Höfundur á Sögur

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    No, they fought. There was the Chouannerie and the War in the Vendee.
     
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  7. marsworms Well-Known Member

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    Would it make sense for a West Slavic state to use the title of Tsar, around the late middle ages/early modern period? I know that the title has historically been used only by East and South Slavic states, but would there be any reason for a West Slavic state to not use it?
     
  8. Monter Well-Known Member

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    Luxemburg dynasty survives and the HRE is centered in Bohemia, the Czech term for emperor is Císař.
     
  9. SealTheRealDeal Well-Known Member

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    don't forget the military units established by the Émigrés.
     
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    I wish someone did a rehash of The Raptor of Spain, now that I've properly educated myself on Dark Age Iberia.
     
  11. Curtain Jerker Well-Known Member

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    I'm (slowly) writing a timeline where Venice stays independent to the modern day. Takes a little finagling though. Surviving Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna isn't the hard part actually. Surviving the Wars of Italian Unification took a little effort on my end and from there I think you are home free so to speak.
     
  12. funnyhat Well-Known Member

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    There was a proposal to translate laws into German for the benefit of the significant German immigrant community. English would still be the language of the Congress ; this was only about making translations available after the fact. However, this proposal failed.

    Over time the legend of this has grown into “America was about to become a German speaking country”.
     
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  13. RMcD94 Well-Known Member

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_on_Lorient

    What if during the Raid on Lorient the decision for the British to withdraw is done a few hours later or the shot lands near in the afternoon? So De L'Hopital is actually able to give them his surrender? How much does this impact the Flanders campaign? Presumably Saxe would send even more troops.
     
  14. NegusNegast Well-Known Member

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    At what point did Kosovo become majority Muslim-Albanian?
     
  15. Alexander Helios The Last Heir of the Ptolemies

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    Was La Beltraneja actually illegitimate?
     
  16. isabella Well-Known Member

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    Good question. We will never know, but chances are pretty high (70% in my opinion)
     
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  17. Torbald þegn

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    I've read some uncomfortably detailed descriptions of Enrique IV's *ahem* physical deficiencies, and if the royal physician's account is accurate then there is no way he could have impregnated Joana of Portugal (who, might I add, was infatuated with the robust womanizer Beltran de la Cueva).
     
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  18. RMcD94 Well-Known Member

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    Would the Kingdom of Sardinia trade Savoy for Naples + Sicily + (maybe Balearic Islands?)

    Would the Bourbons be up for this swap?
     
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    How likely is Russia keeping St Lawrence Island and Aleutian Island chain with Alaskan mainland still being sold to USA. What would be effects?
     
  20. piratedude Pirate Lord of the Great Lakes

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    An alt-pseudo history; Nennius (and later Geoffrey of Monmouth), instead of going for the "trojan exiles" myth and ripping of the Aeneid (itself a rip off of the the Odyssy) instead do sonething slightly more original and claim Atlanteans for the ancestors of the native britons. Bonus points if they inspire some 19th century British "archeologist" to find the remains of the Atlantic bronze age cultures
     
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