1. DrStrangelove987

    What if 'The Second Miracle of the House of Brandenburg' never happened?

    During 'The Seven Years War', by December 1761, after five years of war, the strategic situation for Prussia turned bleak despite several tactical successes. Following the defeat of Kunersdorf, Frederick the Great of Prussia was convinced that as soon as the Russian/Austrian forces crossed the...
  2. Imperia

    Why not the Netherlands instead of Spain?

    At the end of the 19th century Europe had three great colonial powers, the British, French and German Empire in accession. And it had 3 small colonial powers: Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands. The Portuguese were protected by their Alliance with the British. But what prevented the...
  3. Maksym Chornyi


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  4. M

    Brief History of Gauss

    Hey guys! Just made a brief history video on Carl Friedrich Gauss. It's not too math heavy, largely just covering his life. Hope you enjoy!
  5. T

    German espionage in pre-Occupation Paris

    When German troops occupied Paris in 1940, they requisitioned the buildings they needed (hotels, offices, etc) so quickly that they must have staked them out in advance. But how did they do this? Spies acting as tourists? Detailed studies of guidebooks? Other methods? Are there any books or...
  6. Darth Raidius

    The Allies declare war on the Soviet Union in 1939

    What if, when the Soviet Union invaded Poland on 17 September 1939, France and the United Kingdom declared war on the Soviet Union in their defense just as they did against Germany? How would the war progress differently with the Soviet Union and the western Allies on opposite sides? How long...
  7. F

    What was the role of communication technology in establishing the regime in Italy and Germany in XX century?

    I'm searching for any publications that will give me the information about how was the comms tech used by Mussolini and Hitler - I know that during the Nazi rule the ministry of propaganda distributed FM receivers so the people could hear the propaganda, but I can't find any publications about...
  8. EmperorTigerstar

    Unification of Italy vs Unification of Germany

    Which unification is more interesting for you? As much as I am a Prussian fanatic, I'd actually have to choose Italy based on how quickly and suddenly it happened between 1859 and 1860.
  9. Underground

    Invasion of Poland by Germany and Soviet Russia in 1939

    In September 1939 Berlin and Moscow jointly attacked Poland, starting the World War 2. They split Polish land into two parts and established brutal control including mass executions, deportation, etc. In addition, the Red Army occupied Western Belarus and Western Ukraine. It is...
  10. artistauthor

    If Germany won the Battle of the Bulge would it have made any difference?

    I have been thinking about the 1965 film "The Battle of the Bulge"( starring Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Telly Savalas of "Kojak" fame). If Germany had won the battle would it have made any difference to the eventual outcome? My guess is NO- it would have simply have meant that WWII in Europe...
  11. Darth Raidius

    What territories did Germany intend to keep after World War II?

    Had the Axis won at least some kind of victory in World War II, retaining all their occupied territories, how would Hitler reshape the borders of Europe? What nations would he keep and integrate as German territories, what nations would he release as puppet governments, and which (if any) would...
  12. Futurist

    Was Germany's 1940 victory over France a curse in disguise for Germany?

    Do you think that Germany's 1940 victory over France was actually a curse in disguise for Germany? As for me, I voted Yes for a very simple reason: Germany's victory over France didn't change the ultimate outcome of World War II but did result in a much bloodier World War II. In turn, this made...
  13. M


    Was the Saarland region in Germany a part of Rhineland-Palatinate State before France separated it in 1946 ? :unsure:
  14. Futurist

    Was Germany capable of fighting on in 1918-1919?

    One of the posters on another forum--specifically History Learner at an interesting and very solid (evidence-wise) case that Germany only capitulated in 1918 due to Ludendorff's nervous breakdown (specifically due to Germany's politicians believing Ludendorff that...
  15. Visigoth Panzer

    What if Germany Conquered Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands in WWI

    What if imperial Germany conquered the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway in WWI? Would this have helped them in any significant way (most notably in resisting allied embargo)?
  16. M

    Ancient/Modern Germany could never conquer Carthage

    First of all, Rome at the time of the Carthaginian wars was basically exactly the situation revolving around the breadth of modern control by Germany over various regions of Europe, that is to say it was very extreme. The going around and punishing random countries like Greece or whoever...
  17. A

    Connection between Mycenaean crowns and gold 'druid hats' from Germany?

    These ceremonial gold hats date from c.1400 to c.900 BC. Three were found in western/southern Germany (one possibly in Switzerland), and one in western France: 

Researchers have found that the ornaments on the Berlin Gold Hat contain mathematical codes with an...
  18. larkin

    Germany, 1933 to 1944. What did the average German think?

    After the tumultuous decade of the 20's, a call for law and order was to be expected. What they got was Adolf Hitler. Hitler was an orator and a charismatic. He promised to make Germany great again and avenge injustices of the past. Of course most of us know what happened. My question to...
  19. M

    Were the Medieval Polish Composed of Barbarian Tribes Like in Germany?

    Because of the close proximity and lack of any real kings, it makes me wonder, "Were the Poles barbarians during the Middle Ages?" What was their history like during this time?
  20. T

    warfare history questio, 1939 nazi Germany and medieval world

    I have historical question: imagine that 1939 nazi Germany territory exists earlier, with population, cities, industry, supplies, equipment, ground naval and air forces, and whole world outside of Germany is from previous period of history. Would nazi Germany be able to conquer United Kingdom...