Miscellaneous >1900 (Alternate) History Thread

I found out that the legitimate lineal heirs of Manuel II of Portugal are the House of Saxony(whose male line that have a claim to Portugal is going to get extinct) and the Catholic Hohenzollern-Simmaringen.
 
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What If Britain and France had not declared War in 1939 but worked on building up forces and infrastructure.

3 questions:
1) Would Hitler still invade the USSR?
2) What would be the ultimate tipping point for UK and France? Soviet invasion? Middle East invasion?
3) Do the Japanese still attack Pearl without Britain and co distracted?
 
Do you guys have any Halifax timelines you’d recommend where’s he’s not a stereotypical surrender monkey? Bonus if Peace of Amiens 2.0 is included with intent to fight Hitler again later.
 
Why? They'd already done that to an extent in 1938, here they'd just let the Germans steamroll Poland for some reason?
They let them take the rest of Czechoslovakia despite the ‘Peace in our time’ paperwork so and considering the dirty deal with the Communists why should Britain lift a finger? Esp to help a rather nasty regime in Poland?
 
They let them take the rest of Czechoslovakia despite the ‘Peace in our time’ paperwork so and considering the dirty deal with the Communists why should Britain lift a finger? Esp to help a rather nasty regime in Poland?
And yet in 1938 they finally started throwing money at their militaries. Part of the reason they were so willing to negotiate with the Germans in 1938 was because their armed forces were in a terrible state and they overestimated the Germans. In 1939 rearmament is just starting to bear fruit, and they were much more confident in their armed forces. If they let Germany expand and essentially control Central Europe they would look weaker and Germany would get a lot stronger.
 
And yet in 1938 they finally started throwing money at their militaries. Part of the reason they were so willing to negotiate with the Germans in 1938 was because their armed forces were in a terrible state and they overestimated the Germans. In 1939 rearmament is just starting to bear fruit, and they were much more confident in their armed forces. If they let Germany expand and essentially control Central Europe they would look weaker and Germany would get a lot stronger.
By Sept 1939 they already controlled a huge section of central Europe - the military of Britain and France where rebuilding and expanding, but given Hitler's personality, treaty breaking, and stated aims of more land to the East, why not wait and let the Nazis and Soviets stare at each other as logically one side (with SAS help perhaps) will break, while building up even more of your military and getting the Empire onto a war footing?
 
Would Yuan Shikai's brief attempt at forming a new Chinese empire have fared better or worse without the First Would War?
 
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