Miscellaneous <1900 (Alternate) History Thread

The Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Principality of Kiev would take turns in which member of the royal couple they would vote the enthronement of, meaning in theory there would always be either a catholic Polish king married to an orthodox Rus' grand princess or an orthodox Rus' grand prince married to a catholic Polish queen.
Inter-Faith marriage exist in that form by that time and allowed by the regional authorities (the Pope or Patriarch)?
What do you do if there is a conflict fight between the two dynasties-families with different interests? Or lack of heirs-potential marriages that meet these characteristics?
Novgorod would likely be the only part of the union coming into it with that kind of handicap.
I will be honest, I don't have all the knowledge in the matter.
But, it isn't a systematic problem then? That would mean a serious problem in the union and the region?
What about Polish abuse then, or just a better Rus state (like Moscow did OTL) taking lands from others, just because is a better state in military-administrative matters.
They would all still be under the nominal authority of the Grand Prince of Kiev, whose actual power would have increased substantially, compared to the lows it had reached on the eve of OTL's Mongol invasion of Russia.
You can't have nominal power and have great actual power without the structure for it. Being state structure or military structure.
Nominal power still nominal, and a problem.

Furthermore, the weakening of the Grand Prince-Grand Duke of Kiev was already occurring in the 12th century, not with the Mongol Invasion (of the XIII/13th century).
Because the more powerfull people put allies in the throne, not like before, were the most influent Rurik Prince got the throne, that was the most prestigious.

More population probably means that there is only a larger human resource base, which the Rus states can use for various purposes.
Among these purposes, fight each other.

Aside, 'Rus of Kiev' wasn't exactly a thing.
Rus means, lands of the Rus. Kiev was just the bigger center of power of the time, and Rus of Kiev is a historiography term.
So all Rus states were really independent from one and other.
 
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Most of the Rus' Principalities pull a Novgorod in the face of the Mongols. Having accepted the Khan's suzerainty without much defiance, only a few cities are hit as hard as they've been in OTL and neither Vladimir nor Kiev are among them. The following centuries see all of the Principalities end up transitioning into crowned trade republics and enter a personal union with the Kingdom of Poland, which would later lead to the birth of the Polish-Rus' Commonwealth.
Another question.
If all states pay to the Khan, what happens with Poland?
The Khan would allow it? Poland would become another tributary to the Khan?

I admit, depending on time they could take the Mongol Successors, but depending on time they could also just get wrecked.
 
Furthermore, the weakening of the Grand Prince-Grand Duke of Kiev was already occurring in the 12th century, not with the Mongol Invasion.
I know, I simply used the power the Grand Prince could exert at that time as a benchmark. About everything else you said, I just came up with this PoD, I've not worked out any kinks out of it yet.
If all states pay to the Khan, what happens with Poland?
The Khan would allow it? Poland would become another tributary to the Khan?
Poland's relationship with the Mongols would be no different than in OTL, I simply forgot to mention the Grand Principality of Kiev would enter into a union with it after it got the Golden Horde off of its purse.
 
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What if the Serbian campaign against the Ottomans, that ended in disaster and the onslaught of the Battle of Maritsa, would have managed to be successful? Would the Sultan Murad I, be able to stop his ongoing campaign in Anatolia, disentangle and attempt to come back to Europa? Or would have to face to their other enemies looking to keep them isolated on the Asian side of the Empire?
 
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I never have seen a thread about the Redshirt rebellions in the very late 19th Century ( 1876,1898,1898,1900)that saw some kind of Neo-Confederate rascist activities resulting in political unrest. The so called Red Shirts had been irregular militants supported by the Southern Democrats. What if these events caused another Civil War in the South ?
 
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I never have seen a thread about the Redshirt rebellions in the very late 19th Century ( 1876,1898,1898)that saw some kind of Neo-Confederate rascist activities resulting in political unrest. The so called Red Shirts had been irregular militants supported by the Southern Democrats. What if these events caused another Civil War in the South ?
I don't think this could get big enough to cause another "Civil War"? These were rather small level. Probably would have led to a crackdown from the US Armed Forces and they wouldn't have led to much success. It might also discredit the Southern Democrats if the links between them and the Red Shirts were discovered? (And this did escalate to a "Troubles" or especially "Civil War" level)?
 
Koxinga survives his bout with malaria and proceeds with his plan to evict the Spanish from Luzon with his massive fleet (which OTL the Spanish were scared shitless of). He does this, expands Dongning to the Philippines, calls the Ming diaspora to him, and starts raiding the Qing coasts. The Qing, fed up with his annoyance, assemble a fleet and take Taiwan and invade the Philippines, where after bloody fighting they manage to topple Koxinga's kingdom. Which sets the seeds for the Qing to be at the very least more willing to be aware of the world around them...
 
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