A question on longevity: How plausible is it to prolong the life-span of Pope Adrian VI (1459-1523) when events have proceeded much along the same lines as in OTL?
How much would change for the Native Americans, if the tribes living in and close around the 13 Colonies, as well as those that already had some trade or diplomatic ties with the Colonies, had offered their aid to the americans in the War of Independence? Fighting the british in asymetric warfare, by cutting off remote forts from supply lines, training volunteers in their style of warfare, and actively providing warriors to serve in the continental army?
(The tribes essentially assume the british would steamroll them once the rebellion is snuffed out, so they think that helping the Continentals would be better in the long run).
Would it give the Native Americans more staying power, the ability to establish themselves as actual nations in the Continental Americans' eyes, or would it just slow their decline down? Maybe the path is entirely different, what do you think?
If we want some surviving Native governments, perhaps the best bet would be the lower peninsula of Michigan. Michigan settlement in OTL was actually delayed because some of the first English/American surveyors incorrectly declared that much of the peninsula was swamp land and unfit for farming. Perhaps we could see this mistake being made a bit earlier and the Americans offering to allow the remaining East Coast tribes to settle there (this is going to spark some interesting problems of its own. Parts of the region were Anishinabe, and the Iroquois had been at war with them for years. So, yeah, that's gonna be grand). If the Indian Territory also comprises OTL Indiana as well, you could actually this Territory become pretty prosperous and, over time, develop some solid population density.
There might be even nationalist-liberal Maltese uprisings in the 19th Century against the order( Iam not common with the Maltese mentality towards the knight-order rule). Another possibility is that Britain might want to annex Malta to control the Mediterranian ?Probably until the Italian Nationalist Movement starts. The Pope would probably support them as would the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. When the Italian Unification happens though I could see the new Italian Nation grabbing Malta too due to it's proximity to Sicily.
Probably the Georgia? Honestly both sound horrible.
If the Muslims never conquered Iberia, what would have happened to the Visigoths?
I think that would be very greater chances to become a 'failed state' (in the modern sense) with bigger chances that the monarchical power would become in nominal and/or the war prey from the great aristocrat families and near continues the dynastic and aristocrats infighting and the crescent oppression pushing to the peasants to rebel and/or to abandon their farms and flee to the mountains. Besides of course of the periodics pirate raids from the Moors tribes (that probably would remain disunited and fighting with each other) around the Strait region.Probably survived as a Christian State but divided or unstable. I guess by the 11th century it could recover, IF it remained unconquered by either the Franks or the Moors.
You know what? Lets make it weirder. He dressed exactly like Vivec from Morrowind and tattooed half of his body with dark ink to simbolice the zoroastrian dualism. Bonus if he proclaims himself to be an avatar from the zoroastrian god.What if Xerxes, King of Kings of Persia is really a bald man who wears a lot of golden bling while being almost naked all the time? Just like what he is depicted in 300?
No this is not ASB, there is no magic, no significant alternations to Persian cultures and soldiers, and definitely no other 300 elements getting into. It was just Xerxes' personal Fashion Statement, and the Achaemenid Aristocrats and Military under him just basically said a collective "Ehhh?" shook their heads, but let their King of Kings having his own bold Fashion Statement.
And yes, ITTL, we knew this because King Xerxes in all accounts about him (Persian, Greeks, etc) is always being noted as a scantily clad bald man with a lot of things, even and especially in relief and paintings, but he also oversaw the somewhat successful Military Campaigns as well as the Building projects his OTL self has also done.
Bonus points if some future Persian Kings adopt his fashion statement as well, not always being boring long bearded long haired guys.
So there will be two versions of "acceptable" Persian Noble style, one is standard like OTL, and the other wearing speedo and brings.
Add: This is not ASB, Kings and Emperors have gotten away with worse in Antiquity and Medieval Period, lets assume aside of the weird fashion, Xerxes stayed just as competent as his OTL self.
Hmm maybe a timeline with POD being Persian Kings end up being either having bold fashion statement, or the worst fashion victim.You know what? Lets make it weirder. He dressed exactly like Vivec from Morrowind and tattooed half of his body with dark ink to simbolice the zoroastrian dualism. Bonus if he proclaims himself to be an avatar from the zoroastrian god.
Papal dispensation will be required (as daughter 1 is half-aunt of son 1) and I think you have either make some mistake or daughter 1 is likely too old for marrying son 1A question on late medieval/early 16th century laws on matrimony (forgive me as this is a bit cryptic, but I don't want to give anything away if this is doable):
Female 1 marries Male 1 and have daugther 1.
Then Male 1 dies and Female 1 marries Male 2. They have Daughter 2.
Daugther 2 then marries Male 3. They have Son 1.
Can Daughter 1 and Son 1 legally marry without papal dispensation? Would it be frowned upon for the times? Northern Europe in the 1520s to be specific?
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