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What if were averted the assassination of the king Alexander I of Yugoslavia and the then French Foreign Minister Jean Louis Barthou by Vlado Chernozemski in the port of Marseille France on October 9, 1934... What 'd be the consequences for Europe? And/or if the French Minister 'd have survived it 'd have affected or even butterflied away the WWII? And if only the King 'd have survived the assassination attempt... What would have been its effects for Yugoslavia and for the 30's decade Balkans politics?

 
What if were averted the assassination of the king Alexander I of Yugoslavia and the then French Foreign Minister Jean Louis Barthou by Vlado Chernozemski in the port of Marseille France on October 9, 1934... What 'd be the consequences for Europe? And/or if the French Minister 'd have survived it 'd have affected or even butterflied away the WWII? And if only the King 'd have survived the assassination attempt... What would have been its effects for Yugoslavia and for the 30's decade Balkans politics?

The Little Entente could've become a much more successful alliance with France and Poland possibly joining fully to counterbalance Germany
 
Guys I'm not so familiar with this whole genre but i still like making maps. What are scenarios I should avoid? Like Germany winning the WWs or Italy joining central powers. What else is boring? I just want to know what to avoid. Thanks.
 
Guys I'm not so familiar with this whole genre but i still like making maps. What are scenarios I should avoid? Like Germany winning the WWs or Italy joining central powers. What else is boring? I just want to know what to avoid. Thanks.
The important thing is to pick something which you think you'll enjoy doing, even if it's something which has been done a thousand times before. You can always put your own spin on it, by using a different style, or putting a little change in which hasn't been seen before. If you're determined to do something less common, maybe try something elsewhere in the world; perhaps a map of Africa following a different pattern of colonisation, or a map of south/south-east Asia after a different 1WW or 2WW. That's assuming you want to stick to post-1900; going further back opens up many more possibilities.
If you just want to try making maps and don't mind what they are, have a look in the requests thread (https://www.alternatehistory.com/fo...oats-of-arms-heraldry-here-ii.480328/page-117) - there might be one or more in there which sound good to you, and the requesters will appreciate your help.
 

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A failed US mining engineer pioneers the shaped charge in the early '30's, after he becomes a failed safecracker. Of course he blows open the vault door, but he also incinerates the contents of the vault and gets caught. While in prison, he pulls a Carbine Williams and develops a more focused stationary charge for mining purposes and an alert warden notifies his brother at the Rock Island Arsenal.

(There was some independent discovery of the principles in both the US and Germany in the 1890's, but the idea didn't get developed till much later)
 
A failed US mining engineer pioneers the shaped charge in the early '30's, after he becomes a failed safecracker. Of course he blows open the vault door, but he also incinerates the contents of the vault and gets caught. While in prison, he pulls a Carbine Williams and develops a more focused stationary charge for mining purposes and an alert warden notifies his brother at the Rock Island Arsenal.

(There was some independent discovery of the principles in both the US and Germany in the 1890's, but the idea didn't get developed till much later)
Or the US Army (Gladeon Barnes?) does a patent search and comes across the Swiss con-man who peddled the idea around in the late 1930s?
 
I guess women's wombs don't collapse when they pilot modern fighter jets


When I wrote Angevinia/Shadows of the Future and had female fighter pilots from the Lombard Empire so-called experts who were military veterans attacked me by saying women couldn't do that because their wombs would collapse

Befuddled Renegades
Grey Wolf
 
Based on the 1964 bestseller, The Man is a 1972 movie starring James Earl Jones as the first Black President of the United States, having come into office after the President and Speaker of the House had died in an accident, and the VP was too ill to take over. So, what if this happened?

Lets say President Dilman wins the election featured in the movie and has a term in his own right- where does he and America go from there?

It is on YouTube if you want to see it: LINK
 
If Communism never rises in Russia does that mean it also rises in China, North Korea, Vietnam and Cuba?

What are some possible ideologies that might rises in there place?
 
If Communism never rises in Russia does that mean it also rises in China, North Korea, Vietnam and Cuba?

What are some possible ideologies that might rises in there place?
Various sorts of nationalism, fascism, national syndicalism, and right-wing socialism. Basically parties like the KMT in China and their myriad of factions. Local para-fascist movements have a great chance of being associated with third world liberation in a no-Soviet TL.
 
What’s a good name for a Franco-Provençal-speaking nation formed in the early 20th century that doesn’t use the neologism name of “Arpitania”?
 
What’s a good name for a Franco-Provençal-speaking nation formed in the early 20th century that doesn’t use the neologism name of “Arpitania”?
L' Aquitània/ Aquitaine are ruled out? If so, what about L' Occitane or Provença / Prouvènço?
 
What’s a good name for a Franco-Provençal-speaking nation formed in the early 20th century that doesn’t use the neologism name of “Arpitania”?
Romandy or maybe Burgundy. "Romandy" has been used since the 15th century in Switzerland, you'd just need it to spread across the French border. Burgundy is because the Franco-Provençal area was entirely part of the old Kingdom of Burgundy. At one point "Burgundian" was proposed for the language but it would be confused with the local language of the later Duchy of Burgundy which mostly spoke Oïl languages.
 
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