Most ASB event that happened in OTL

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

  1. Vuu Resident Serb expert

    May 11, 2018
    The fact that nobody figured out how to effectively counter the Mongols
  2. Goldenarchangel Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2016
    Someone forgot about the Mamluks

    Anyways you have to admit that a bunch of backwater colonies uniting into a single country that encompasses much of a continent and become a world superpower is a bit ASB
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  3. cmakk1012 Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2012
    The Hungarians figured it out eventually...
  4. Atterdag Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2018
    A culture like the Aztecs existing.
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  5. ennobee Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2015
    Greater Houston/Galveston suburbia, Texas
    The German re-unification 1989-1991. First the DDR being overthrown by a bunch of people coming iut of church, singing hymns. Then how after 40 years of separations, both Germanies merged together into one homogenous country in less then 3 years. Finally that all this happened without a single shot being fired.
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  6. Christory Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2018
  7. LunazimHawk Your Friendly Neighborhood Bengal Sultan

    Feb 3, 2018
    My people went from dominating South Asian trade, and being one of the most Industrialized regions in the world, to getting Conquered by a tea-craving horde of English traders.
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  8. LunazimHawk Your Friendly Neighborhood Bengal Sultan

    Feb 3, 2018
    Japanese industrilization and imperialism is asb af. Seriously, they were a feudal backwater region, but they quickly rose to curbstomping both European powers and other Asian nations.
  9. LunazimHawk Your Friendly Neighborhood Bengal Sultan

    Feb 3, 2018
    Eastern Rome survives up to 1453 AD is pretty ASB. They were pretty much outmatched by neighbors on all sides, but still somehow got lucky enough to survive. They survived the German hordes, Persian invaders, and even the Rashidun Caliphate due to random factors for the most part.
  10. killertahu22 I Hate Ronald Reagan

    May 30, 2015
    I looked through the whole thread, and this is by far the most ASB thing here, especially the latter
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  11. AltHispano It's worth dreaming / Vale la pena soñar

    Sep 13, 2018
    In Mexico.
    That the PRI has remained in power for 6 decades (1934-200) and will govern again between 2012 and 2018?
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  12. Gwrtheyrn Annwn A Welshman at Heart

    Jan 11, 2015
    The Miracle of the House of Brandenberg was pretty ASB. A small German nation invaded by three of Europe's major powers, its army defeated, foreign armies closing on the capital and yet Prussia manages to not only survive but arguably win the war.
  13. JDF_01 Well-Known Member

    Apr 5, 2016
    Hell's Gate
    Mankind surviving Toba eruption...
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  14. funnyhat Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2013
    I don't know, I would say they were a major power for most of their history despite a total mess of an imperial succession. Also their capital was in an extremely defensible location.
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  15. m0585 Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2015
    A small city on the Italian Peninsula goes on to become the largest empire the world had seen up to that date, and shaped the world for the next millennium.
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  16. Basil Makedon Argead Dynasty = House of the Rising Sun

    Jan 28, 2019
    I, for one, find a timeline where this odd cult “Christianity” becomes the Roman state religion, rather than the logical one, Manichaeism.

    Oh, and Rome surviving the Second Punic War
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  17. Byzantion Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    Forum Romanum, Suburra
    The Mongols could conquer Russia and China but not Vietnam.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2019
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  18. RyuDrago Italian? Yes, but also Roman

    Nov 30, 2010
    And never forget this dude being overthrown by his German lesser noble wife, who proceeded to become ruling Tsarina for decades, and by a coincidence adopting the name of the only other not Russian ruling Tsarina who besides was just a simple Livonian washerwoman while her husband proceeded to kill his legitimate firstborn who eloped across Europe with an Italian mistress.

    Thinking better the Romanov history from Peter to Catherine was a wild ride. But if we talk of Russia today is due to them...
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  19. John Roscommon Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2019
    It is a New England thing, specifically a Boston thing. Here we call it "New England Boiled Dinner"; some people add parsnips and/or turnips.
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  20. Mako-Tochan Marquise of Excess

    Jan 1, 2018
    Catherine II of Russia. If she were in a novel, I'd call her a wish fulfilling self insert.