Most ASB event that happened in OTL

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by Koprulu Mustafa Pasha, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Koprulu Mustafa Pasha Sadrazam of the Roman Empire

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    What is to you the most ASB thing that happened in OTL? Before 1900 of course...

    My nomination are:
    1. Alexanders conquest of the Persian Empire

    2. The City Rome turning in to one of the largest Empire

    3. The small Ottoman Beylik in a small town turning in to one of the largest Empire in two centuries.
     
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  2. stevej713 Well-Known Member

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    The Mongols.

    Or the small timber fort on the Moskva river becoming the capital of one of the most massive states on earth in the same amount of time.
     
  3. Captain Seafort Well-Known Member

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    The Miracle of the House of Brandenburg.
     
  4. yoyo Active Member

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    India, China and Persia getting screwed.
     
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  5. yoyo Active Member

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    A boring island with terrible food and hideous teeth managed to dominated everyone even on a genetic scale.
     
  6. King_Arthur The Once and Present King

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    Oi!
     
  7. Sertorius126 Badass guerrilla fighter

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    1 Cyrus the Great
    2 Alexander the Great
    3 Genghis Khan
    4 Timur

    These guys, honestly. They were like a boulder rolling off a mountain which wouldn’t just stop, getting bigger and bigger in the meanwhile.
     
  8. yoyo Active Member

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    I didn't mean it in that way. I was just trying to develop a contrast. Sorry
     
  9. cmakk1012 Well-Known Member

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    Don’t worry, Irish food is worse :p
     
  10. Curtain Jerker Well-Known Member

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    Everything about Islam's growth and spread.
     
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  11. King_Arthur The Once and Present King

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    What do you eat apart from potatoes:p?
     
  12. King_Arthur The Once and Present King

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    It's fine!
     
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  13. yoyo Active Member

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    Ancient Egypt, Anatolian States, and Mesopotamian kingdoms being overtaken and destroyed by the mediterannean basin, iranian plateau and the Arabian Peninsula.
     
  14. yoyo Active Member

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    The Iberians spreading their seed throughout the world.
     
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  15. metalinvader665 Well-Known Member

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    The absolute dominance of the Arabs and Islam in the Levant, Middle East, and North Africa, and the resulting cultural dominance in that region, marginalising local Christians, Zoroastrians, and other faiths. The Caliphates and other Muslim states did such an incredible job that in other circumstances would be deemed ASB.

    Persia and India going from vibrant centers of civilisation to peripheral colonies. British India would be deemed ASB in any other context, especially since it included many lands beyond the Indus River and even Burma of all places, which almost beat the British in the first war against them and caused huge economic damage in the process.

    Only because they beat a bunch of other minor forts for that title (although it helped they had a prince who was great friends with the head of the religion there). Come to think of it, same with the Roman Empire (beat a bunch of small post-Etruscan cities to make an empire), the Ottoman Empire (beat a bunch of small Turkish states to make an Empire).

    A lot of coal plus leeching off the continent's innovations without having to fight too much in their wars will help do that. Plus grab Northern America once the natives are depopulated by disease (obviously depopulate the natives more by war and all). So much farmland, lots of natural population increase, etc., huge economic resources, why, you've secured your cultural descendents (even if they aren't so much like you and come from your continental rivals, people you conquered, people you hate as barbarians, or even people you trade as livestock) dominance over the world for many centuries.

    Irish Americans gave us the St. Patrick's Day meal--corned beef, cabbage, soda bread, potatoes. It's really good, and I'd take it over fish and chips. Don't think it's too popular in Ireland though (seems to be a New England thing).
     
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  16. GorillaTheater Well-Known Member

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    Having been around to watch the events unfold, I'm still amazed at the implosion of the USSR/Warsaw Pact as well as the fall of the Apartheid regime of South Africa. One, that it happened at all, and two, that it happened with as little bloodshed as actually occurred.
     
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  17. Planet of Hats Obsolete Mule Donor

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    The most ASB thing ever? The Mongol Empire.

    Persia is less surprising: Deforestation has been a problem there for a long time.
     
  18. Joseph890 Well-Known Member

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    Some of the US presidents being elected with little to no political experience.( not only talking about Trump).
     
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    The fact that a collection of 13 squabbling States banded together and in 200 years became one of the strongest nations in world history
     
  20. BlueFlowwer Well-Known Member

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    The fact that the Hapsburgs took over Spain.
     
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