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  1. SunZi

    La Gastonnade — TL of another "Grand Siècle"
    Threadmarks: Chronology

    LA GASTONNADE ___________________________________________ What if Gaston d'Orléans become King of France ? “ Jamais règne ne fut plus doux, plus tranquille, ni plus heureux que l'a été le sien ; et, en vérité, de semblables princes devraient naître un peu plus souvent, ou ne point mourir...
  2. TheWitheredStriker

    AHQ: The Papal States keeps its exclaves in France, what happens in 1870?

    Temporarily putting potential butterflies aside (though I doubt this PoD is going to change too much before 1870), I’ve recently been wondering what would happen if the Papal States still controlled Avignon and the Comtat Venaissin when the Italians capture Rome. Let’s suppose that, at the...
  3. WI: Napoleon III -> Plon-Plon -> ?

    I came across this reply in a Belgian Luxembourg thread; I don't know whether it is realistic or not but lets assume it occurs. Lets say that the Prince Imperial is never born so Plon-Plon succeeds him as his next closest male relative and enacts more liberal reforms--without the Paris Commune...
  4. Kotrag Ashina

    What if other germanic tribes migrated into Gaul instead of the Franks

    Can the Alemanni, Lombards or Saxons replace the Franks migrating into Gaul and establish their kingdom as powerful as the franks in OTL ? And will it be a new version of France in ITL or the Gallo-Roman is assimilated by the germanic tribe ? How will it affect history of Europe in general ...
  5. How weak could France get after losing WWI?

    As a self-admitted Francophile I am always perturbed by the sort of French bashing present in alternate history scenarios as well as Germany wanks. However, today I want to ask how small and weak France could realistically get after losing WWI. France was also demographically stagnant during...
  6. The Day of the Jackal: WI Charles de Gaulle Assassinated in 1963

    What would have happened if the plot to kill then President of France Charles de Gaulle described in Fredrick Forsyth's 1971 political thriller The Day of The Jackal not actually occurred but also succeeded? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_of_the_Jackal In 1962 France was suffering from...
  7. Sargon

    Napoléon III doesn’t get into power

    The premise of this is that Louis Napoléon doesn't get into any position of power. Maybe he has an accident or never gets out of Ham. Whatever the reason, what sort of affects could this have on France and the wider world? Paris may well be different without his sponsorship of Haussmann and the...
  8. Early Entente Victory Without UK?

    The consensus of what would occur if the UK didn't enter the Great War is that France and Russia would get pummelled. Lets say, however, that near-ASB levels of luck befall the French and Russian war effort and victory is secured in 1915. I'd imagine such a scenario would involve France not...
  9. Hawkeye

    France after a central powers victory

    I have a new map project in mind where an event similar to the House Grey Memorandum leads to an end to WWI with a return to the status quo in the west (except for a chunk of Alsace-Lorraine being ceded to France) while Germany disarms the High Seas Fleet but keeps its gains from the treaty of...
  10. The Fools Who Dream: A 7YW Timeline
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    The Fools Who Dream An Account of mid-18th Century Europe at War. The Seven Years’ War, French and Indian War, Third Silesian War, etc., whatever you want to call it, was undoubtedly a pivotal moment in history. It’s no wonder that it is (relatively) so often the subject of alt-history works...
  11. pls don't ban me

    Germany manages to enter Paris with the Spring offensive but AH collapses

    the question popped up in my head randomly. Basically, what would happen if Germany manages to actually defeat the french, let' say they do, by pure luck or allied mistakes, some huge encirclement , heavily advance and actually reach and go beyond Paris making Franc surrender. At the same time...
  12. kotchium

    The Norman Conquest of England failing, and effects on the continent.

    A few threads on this topic have been done some years ago, but they either derailed or focused on discussing England, so lets assume that William is killed at Hastings and the House of Godwin remains on the throne for a while. What would be the implications on continental Europe? The big one is...
  13. CHKeeley

    WI: French Politics after the Sovietization of Central Europe?

    I’m wondering what would French politics look like in the 1920s and 1930s following the tried-and-true scenario of Germany going red in the aftermath of the First World War. For the sake of the scenario, let’s say the Spartakusaufstand and similar risings are avoided in 1919/1920 and the...
  14. France, Scotland and the Tripartite Indenture, 1405

    Some time ago I posted a thread about the Tripartite Indenture, and asked what would have happened to the constituent parts (Wales, "Northumbria", and southern England) in the event that Henry IV had been defeated and killed by the allied factions of the Glyndwr Rising. The most reasoned...
  15. René II, Duke of Anjou, died in 1480, and his sister Jeanne and Charles, Count of Maine, had a son.

    What things will this entail, and I think that Charlotte of Naples will be considered a suitable bride for the young Charles d'Anjou?
  16. Psmith

    AHC/WI: Parlement of Paris never regains right to remonstrance

    So, in 1673 King Louis XIV suppressed the Paris Parlement's right to remonstrate the edicts from the Royal Council until after they had been ratified, essentially allowing him to legislate however he liked. Then, in 1715, the Regent d'Orleans restored the right to remonstrance in exchange for...
  17. The Outrage at Châteaudun: A Very Different Renaissance
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Prologue: An Awful Day In the spring of 1484, Charles VIII was returning to Paris from the Estates General at Tours with his regents, Anne of Beaujeu and the Duke of Bourbon. Having feigned illness to bring an end to the Estates General, the young king’s symptoms went undetected until he was...
  18. ParasaurEwan

    AHQ: Protestantism in an Angevin Realm?

    Supposing that the protestant reformation still happens like in OTL around the same time in a Timeline where the Plantagenets formed an Anglo-French Union, what would the outcome be? May the Empire collapse or would it stay united, and would it/it's successor states follow the Pope or Martin...
  19. Brita

    1588 and its aftermath: Henri I de Bourbon-Condé survives, Henri IV of France dies in battle

    So I've been wondering what the French succession would be like if Henri I de Bourbon-Condé didn't die in March 1588 and Henri IV, King of France, was killed in battle in 1589 leaving his uncle Charles, Archbishop of Rouen, as his heir. Charles, however, dies soon after as OTL. So here are a...
  20. Reconstruction of France in the Postwar of a Victory of the Central Powers

    Hello everyone, perhaps I am a bit pedantic with the topic since most of my publications have revolved around that topic, but today I would like to see something deeper instead of the classic discussions about a victory of the central powers, about their possible peace or how the PCs could...
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