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  1. The Gybson Boy

    A Big and Happy Spanish Habsburg Family: Charles V and Isabella of Portugal has 13 children
    Threadmarks: Charles V and Isabella of Portugal Children

    A strange situation of the Habsburg brothers, Charles V and Ferdinand I is that while Charles V and his wife Isabella of Portugal had only three surviving children, Ferdinand I and Anna of Bohemia and Hungary had thirteen children, all of whom reached adulthood, which what would happen if...
  2. WI: Centralized HRE in 14th century?

    PoD is 1) Albert I of Habsburg being successful in taking the Counties of Holland and Zeeland for the Habsburgs following John of Hollands death as he planned IOTL and more importantly 2) his son Rudolph surviving as King of Bohemia. What happens next?
  3. WI: Duchy of Veneto?

    What if the Holy league followed up on their victory at the battle of La Motta during the third Italian war? What would have been the ramifications of taking advantage of Venice's blunder? Considering Maximilian and Ferdinand wanted to install a relative in the Duchy of Milan rather than...
  4. Catherine of Poděbrady and her child live

    Catherine was daughter of Czech King George of Poděbrady and wife of Hungarian King Matthias Corvinus, who died in childbirth in 1464. Lets assume she survived and her son too. What is going to happen then? Matthias and George were allied at the time, but eventually Matthias turned against...
  5. GameBawesome

    WI: League of Cognac was successful?

    The League of Cognac was an alliance between France, the Papal States, the Republic of Venice, the Kingdom of England, the Duchy of Milan, and the Republic of Florence against the Habsburgs under Charles V, who recently became Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain. However, it did not fair too...
  6. How much more powerful would the Habsburgs have become with a third (English) branch a.k.a. How screwed is France (and Scotland)?

    Edward, Prince of Wales dies of quartan fever/malaria in October 1541,and King Henry VIII is dead by 1542 along with James V due to shock/grief/infected leg ulcer. Anyway, with no male heirs sired by Henry left, Mary seizes the throne and in 1543, marries Philip, King of Naples and Sicily...
  7. Early end of HRE-Spanish union

    PoD is vert easy-some unfortunate accident happens to Emperor Charles V, resulting in his premature death in summer 1527, ending personal union between Spain and Holy Roman Empire much earlier than IOTL. So baby Felipe II is heir of Spain and Burgundy (with Isabella of Portugal as regent in...
  8. TheWitheredStriker

    Italy united by Leopold II of Tuscany

    I love alternate unifications of Italy, but based on my research, it seems that next to the Savoyard state, the only Italian polity both willing and able to unify Italy was the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, led by Leopold II of Habsburg-Tuscany (a local Italian branch of the Habsburgs, much like the...
  9. WI: Wittelsbach restoration post-WW2 with Austro-Hungarian support

    What if the German Basic Law adopted in 1949 would have allowed the Bundesländer to decide their own form of government and consequently Bavaria would have restored its monarchy? I read the idea of Wittelsbach restoration was very popular at the time, and it only didn't materialise because of...
  10. Could Austria unify Germany in the 19th century?

    Like it says on the tin. Could Austria be the one to unify Germany in the 19th century, rather than Prussia? The elephant in the room in this scenario is the fact only a quarter or so of their empire's population is German, could that be handled somehow? Perhaps by giving Hungary and other...
  11. ordinarylittleme

    The Habsburg Queen of the Spanish Empire
    Threadmarks: The Miraculous Heiress

    The pregnancy of Queen Marie Louise of Spain surprised herself most of all: she knew she was not a virgin, but she had thought she would die without ever having had any children. She had quietly bore the criticism of the childless state of her marriage, even when she wanted to scream that it was...
  12. WI: Bona Sforza doesn't fall of her horse.

    Whenever I see people pondering what would've happened had the Jagiellonian Dynasty survived past Sigismund II Augustus it involves him fathering children. For all we know Siggie could've been infertile (he was married 3 times and had no children), although that is just a personal opinion. I've...
  13. AHC/WI: Hitler was an Ultra-Catholic Habsburgist

    Let's say that rather than being a populist merely seeing religion as a tool, Hitler remains a devout Catholic loyal to the Habsburgs while still a pan-germanic anti-Semite? Would Hitler be able to restore the German monarchy under the Hapsburgs or would he have to remain in Austria and settle...
  14. phil03

    AHC/WI: Make the Great Turkish War as Disastrous as Possible for the Ottomans

    What it says on the title. In OTL The Great Turkish War was the Ottomans' first significant and it is fair to say they never truly got back to where they were before the Second Siege of Vienna but they nonetheless managed to recover well enough from it and remained very much a great power until...
  15. <Alexander>

    WI: Mary Queen of Hungary (wife of Sigismund I of Luxembourg) Survives?

    In 1395 a pregnant Mary of Anjou, The first wife of Sigismund I of Luxembourg and the couple's unborn son would die as the result of a hunting mishap. Sigismund would later remarry, but only have a single daughter, Elizabeth of Luxembourg who would marry Albert Habsburg Duke of Austria. Upon...
  16. Demographics of a surviving Austria-Hungary (again)

    Quite some time passed since I posted this thread: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/demographics-of-a-surviving-austria-hungary.488463/ Since then, I kept revisiting the topic starting from scratch every time. At this point, I finally reached a point where I'm more or less...
  17. Napoleon II, Emperor of Germany

    Don't think it's possible but it could be a fun scenario. Napoleon II does not catch pneumonia in 1832 and lives. Archduke Franz Karl, in a fit of rage following the birth of yet another daughter on July 30th 1833, dies in a freak accident by falling down the stairs and breaking his neck...
  18. Margrave of Moravia

    WI: Austria-Hungary reformed before Second World War

    After the WW1 the Austro-Hungarian empire collapsed with new countries emerging from its corpse. Two of them were Austria and Hungary. I propose a two scenarios where it is reformed (though not in its original state) in the interwar period. First is, that at the second attempt of Karl I. to...
  19. Kaiserreich333

    Royal Weddings of the XVII and XVIII Century in a world where the Habsburgs won the Thirty Years' War

    This is part of a larger timeline I called "Habsburg Concord" which explores a world where the Habsburgs won the 30 Years' War, in this thread I want to explore how the Habsburg victory in the war would influence royal marriages in the 17th century and XVIII PoD takes place in November 1630...
  20. AHQ: Territorial changes and diplomatic situation after a First Coalition victory

    One subject that I think hasn't been covered very much in this forum is the next day after a victory of the First Coalition: what would be the settlement after the end of the fighting. For a scenario, let's say that the Royal children, including the Dauphin, manage to abscond, while Louis XVI...
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