Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by RMcD94, Mar 5, 2019.
This WAS a really good idea.
Might want to make a similar thread for the other forums lacking one. Post 1900 for example
Need a little more context to know for sure.
Something I was thinking about-if Portuguese House of Burgundy survived in legitimate line (with latest possible POD-Ferdinand I of Portugal has surviving son-that was after Salic Law was estabilished in France) would it inherit France if all other legitimate Capetian lines died out?
That was an illegitimate line far, far removed from the main line, note that after the (First) House of Burgundy died out the duchy returned to the crown, rather than be claimed by the Portuguese kings.
Portuguese House of Burgundy was legitimate Capetian branch. It did not inherited Burgundy, but Nevers line of Valois-Burgundy also didn't, despite fact, that they were male-line legitimate descendants of Philip the Bold.
Whoa whoa, I confused them with the Braganzas.
Another mini-WI; how plausible is it to wed Ricimer to Licinia Eudoxia and Majorian to Placidia the Younger? This would have the benefit not only of giving Majorian an extension of the Valentinian-Theodosian Dynasty, but would also bind him and Ricimer closer together, potentially delaying or altogether removing Majorian’s demise
Could Courland keep its colonies? If so, how?
This paper is an interesting analysis of Majorian and Ricimer's relationship and Ricimer's role in the fall of the Western Empire. The basic premise is that Ricimer betrayed and ousted Majorian because he viewed Majorian as an idealist and Alexander-type conqueror, which in his estimation, would doom the empire, especially after the failure to take Africa. If the two men were related by marriage, I believe it would only have the effect of prolonging Majorian's reign if he made a conscious decision to refocus his attention on establishing sustainable frontiers and consolidating what remaining resources and manpower they had.
That'd give the WRE a pretty healthy shot in the arm, no? Perhaps the burning of his fleet doomed an excursion into Africa, but the Gallic situation basically instantly collapsed upon Majorian's death - a few more years may remedy the situation a bit and give it more permanence, no?
If Argentina kept it's name Rio De La Plata, what would the inhabitants big such a country be called?
But, in Spanish, you'd end up with bananas. (Platinos is Spanish for bananas).
If Spain hypothetically broke away from the Roman Church, what would it's own church be called? The Hispanic/Iberian church?
And for what it's worth, let's say that it occurs after an earlier union with Portugal thanks to Miguel de Paz living.
WI Owain Glyndwr was successful in establishing Wales as a separate Principality? The POD could be that Harry Hotspur Percy gets sick and has to delay his attack until the other armies arrive. How might an Independent Wales look moving forward? How would English history change?
In the (OTL) American Civil War, how interchangeable were the ships of the river and ocean-going fleets? Could a river gunboat actually be used in the blockade or would it just sink because of the rough water, and could a ship designed for the blockade be used against forts along the Mississippi or somewhere without getting stuck?
Hispanic church seems more likely than Iberian, Iberian is more of a modern term. And Latin wouldn't work because they'd be separate from Rome.
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