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  1. G

    Why Did French (Mostly) Disappear in Louisiana, But Not Quebec

    Louisiana and Quebec both started off as French colonies with a substantial number of French-speaking settlers. Both came under the rule of English-speaking powers (Quebec became British in 1763 and Louisiana became American in 1803). They both exist in a North American economy in which the...
  2. Futurist

    Did Vichy France ever consider restoring the French monarchy?

    I was wondering if Vichy France's leadership ever seriously considered restoring the French monarchy. After all, they rejected France's republicanism and thus one would think that this would have been an idea that they should have at least seriously considered. Anyway, does anyone here have any...
  3. Futurist

    A restoration of the French monarchy after a French defeat in WWI?

    If France lost World War I, would there have been a realistic chance of the French monarchy being restored? For the record, I am thinking of France losing World War I due to British neutrality in this war. Of course, this might require a somewhat later World War I--perhaps one which breaks out...
  4. M

    Naval Campaigns during French Revolution/Napoleonic Wars except Trafalgar

    I shall start reading a book written by Gareth Glover "Forgotten War Against Napoleon" soon. He focuses Mediterranean Theater of French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. That makes me wonder which naval theater of these wars had most strategic importance ? Indian Ocean ? (basically trade...
  5. Fabius Maximus

    English and French North American empires swapped round

    Let's say that France ends up colonising the eastern seaboard of North America whereas Britain colonises the St. Lawrence and Mississippi, rather than the other way round like in real life. How would this affect the development of their respective colonies, the interactions between them, etc.?
  6. ElFlaca

    Why do some reject the French Revolution?

    Nowadays, it's easy to find people, specially on the Internet, who brag about being ''traditionalists'' and ''revolutionaries against the revolution'', believing in the archaic model of Monarchism and ''natural hierarchy''. They think of the French Revolution as one of the most vile historical...
  7. Futurist

    The French March Onto Berlin in 1936

    Note: I try to limit (perhaps not very successfully, unfortunately :() how much I post on the other parts of this forum (since I don't want to anger the moderators or to take away attention from other people's threads), but I think that the speculative history section here allows for ideas and...
  8. Futurist

    Is it fair to compare French Algeria with the West Bank?

    Is it fair to compare French Algeria with the West Bank? Here are the similarities: Both of these territories are heavily Muslim-majority but with a significant non-Muslim minority (the Jews in the West Bank make up something like 20% of the total population there if one includes East Jerusalem...
  9. Futurist

    Was it a German WWI war aim to bring back the French monarchy?

    Was it a German war aim during World War I to bring back the French monarchy? I know that the Germans planned to install a bunch of German princes as the monarchs of Germany's Eastern European puppet states after the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, but did they ever have any similar plans for France...
  10. Princess Of Manchester

    why did the french and english fight so much during the tudor era???

    why did henry 8 go 2 war with french so much??? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Futurist

    What did French opponents of Algerian independence envision for Algeria's future?

    What did French opponents of Algerian independence envision for Algeria's future? Specifically, what was their future vision for Algeria's Muslims? Did they intend for the existing status quo in Algeria to remain indefinitely? Or did they--or at least some of them--envision eventually granting...
  12. dlnewhouse

    partition of French Indo-China

    Is there any book that covers the partition of French Indo-China into Cambodia and Vietnam?
  13. Tammuz

    Freemasonry and its context to the French and American Revolutions

    The theory of the origin of modern Freemasonry (in the following: FM) from the Templar Order was put into circulation in 1737 by the Scottish Freemason Andrew Michael Ramsay and has remained persistent until today, but according to the current state of knowledge it cannot be proven beyond any...
  14. HistoryFreak1912

    I’ve gotten these two French monarchs confused.

    I’m a tad embarrassed to say this... I’ve gotten two French monarchs confused. Chiefly speaking — the son of Marie Antoinette and the Louis that assumed the throne following Napoleon’s first defeat (and presumably the second.) Long ago, when I was a child, I read about how Louis (a French...
  15. maTiasddsm

    Has the French anthem, ‘La Marseillaise’, always been so controversial?

    Previous to last Saturday’s football match in the Russia World cup, TV guys were talking a bit about some French players not singing La Marseillaise. Diving deeper in the subject I found that since 1996, French society has had a special concern about the players of the national football team...
  16. M

    What gave French Revolutionary Army so much edge ?

    Between 1793-1802 and after that during Napoleonic era French Army basically defeated all of its adversaries in field most of the time. Especially after Battle of Valmy to capture of Austrian Netherlands and Holland to all campaigns in Northern Italy , Austria , Central Italy , Spanish Pyrennes...
  17. Visigoth Panzer

    What if the British and French let Hitler conquer Poland

    What if the British and French let Hitler conquer Poland and said they would protect whoever was next? Would Hitler target the Soviets next hoping the allies would stay out of it or would he invade the west as normal history transpired?
  18. P

    Did the French win any victories in the Franco-Prussian war?

    Did the French win any battles or victories during the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1871?
  19. Futurist

    Immigration data for French Algeria?

    Does anyone here have immigration data for French Algeria? I'm curious as to how many Europeans--and from which countries--came to Algeria at various points in time. For instance, was the flow of European immigration into Algeria at its peak in 1913-1914, or did it already peak at an earlier...
  20. G

    How to annoy the French

    Name your next Astute class hunter-killer HMS Agincourt.