Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by Koprulu Mustafa Pasha, Dec 14, 2018.
The fact that nobody figured out how to effectively counter the Mongols
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
The Hungarians figured it out eventually...
A culture like the Aztecs existing.
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.
A very recent example: https://i.redd.it/bt3o4n79dee21.png
If that isn't ASB, I don't know what is.
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.
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.
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.
I looked through the whole thread, and this is by far the most ASB thing here, especially the latter
That the PRI has remained in power for 6 decades (1934-200) and will govern again between 2012 and 2018?
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.
Mankind surviving Toba eruption...
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.
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.
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
The Mongols could conquer Russia and China but not Vietnam.
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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Catherine II of Russia. If she were in a novel, I'd call her a wish fulfilling self insert.
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