WI Greater Bosnia?

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by EnvarKadri, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Superninja76 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2014
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    I could see the ottomans moving around muslim minorities to weaken Christian forces in the empire. Maybe a big, failed revolt in Bosnia makes the sultan think the Bosnians need to have a lid kept on them, so he moves a bunch of circassians coming during the genocide to Bosnia?
  2. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

    Feb 22, 2006
    Collegium Vexillarum
    Perhaps some sort of Reform Christianity takes hold prior to or during Ottoman suzereignty? Then the independence movement would link up with nationalism like the Bulgarian and Serbian ones so that rather than Christian Bosnians being assigned as Croats if Catholic and Serbs if Orthodox they're recognised as separate.
    Then once independence is secure they just need to nerf their neighbours in the subsequent wars.
  3. EnvarKadri Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2018
    Apparently, greater Bosnia did exist, before the ottomans got kicked out of Hungary.
  4. Koprulu Mustafa Pasha Sadrazam of the Roman Empire

    Oct 24, 2017
    It did... in some sort of ways. There was no Serb, Croat or Bosnians identity to the Ottomans.

    This kind of Bosnia might survive, maybe including all of Croatia while still losing Hungary as OTL. Although, like Serbia the dominant Croat part might slowly break apart.
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