realistic

  1. 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...
  2. Futurist

    Maximum realistic territorial gains for the Russian Empire?

    What do you think the maximum realistic territorial gains for the Russian Empire during the 20th and 21st centuries are if World War I is delayed for at least a couple of decades (thus shifting the alliance system a bit--with Britain joining the German orbit) and if the Russian Empire survives...
  3. Futurist

    Would it have been realistic for Poland to try acquiring the Kresy in this scenario?

    Here is the scenario: France doesn't fall in 1940. Within the next year, Hitler and the Nazis are overthrown and replaced by a military junta of anti-Nazis. The new German government is able to make peace with Britain and France whereby Germany would withdraw from Poland and Czechia but would be...
  4. Futurist

    Was it realistic for Poland to go for its 1772 borders during the Polish-Soviet War?

    Was it realistic for Poland to go for its 1772 borders during the Polish-Soviet War? Specifically, was it within Poland's capabilities to achieve this during the Polish-Soviet War? For reference, here is a map of both's Poland's 1772 and Poland's 1921 borders:
  5. Futurist

    AHC: Create the largest realistic 20th century Russia-**** you can think of

    Here is a fun AHC for you: Create the largest realistic 20th century Russia-waank you can think of. Basically, try to expand Russia as much as possible and to make Russia as wealthy as possible by the end of the 20th century. Also, please do this without Bolshevism; indeed, Russia would have...
  6. Futurist

    Additional realistic cases of a country imploding and breaking-up?

    In our TL, Austria-Hungary imploded and broke up after the end of World War I due to the growth of nationalism there combined with it enduring the stresses of World War I. This was also true to some extent of the Ottoman Empire (whose implosion wasn't quite as total as that of Austria-Hungary)...
  7. G

    realistic solutions to kashmir dispute

    What could solve this problem for good
  8. Futurist

    Was there *any realistic* way for Germany to win the Race to the Sea in WWI?

    Was there any realistic way for Germany to win the Race to the Sea in World War I? After all, winning the Race to the Sea appears to have been Germany's last realistic chance at winning World War I on the Western Front. Indeed, any thoughts on this? Also, for reference:
  9. Futurist

    Additional *realistic* Lebensraum for various countries after 1800

    Basically, the U.S.'s successful acquisition of additional Lebensraum in the 19th century makes me wonder exactly which additional cases, if any, could there have been of a country realistically acquiring additional Lebensraum after 1800. (Also, though, please keep in mind that a country needs...
  10. A Vietnamese

    How realistic the fights are in this clip?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v-787kFd98 This movie was known for being historically unrealistic but I am not sure about the fights themselves. The guy with sabre seems to be legit although all of the fights are kinda slow?
  11. Futurist

    Quickest Realistic Way for the Union to Win the U.S. Civil War?

    Out of curiosity--what exactly is the quickest realistic way for the Union to win the U.S. Civil War?
  12. G

    How realistic is the chance of a united Kurdish nation

    A few decade ago no one would have thought this as possible yet today it seems closer than ever before. Now Kurds are many nations but they are in very less nos. in places like Armenia, Azerbaijan etc. There are only 4 nations where their nos. are large enough-Syira, Turkey, Iran and Iraq. Now...
  13. Futurist

    Alternate History Challenge: Have Iraq Win the Iran-Iraq War in a Realistic Way

    Is there any realistic way to have Iraq win the Iran-Iraq War? If so, then how exactly can this (realistically) be done?
  14. The Imperial Russian

    Realistic introduction of lasers for infantry.

    I wanted to ask the people here what is the earliest time that at least 5% of soldiers have lasers in the army. Personally, I think that on earth, bullets, or railguns will be used until the end of days. However, lasers will be installed as standard equipment only when battles in space will take...
  15. heirtothewind

    Was Harding's ''return to normalcy'' a realistic promise?

    Was Harding’s promise of a ‘’return to normalcy’’ [ie, isolationism from European affairs and laissez faire capitalism with high tariffs] possible considering changes in America’s social structure and attitudes after World War I ? There was increased urbanization from younger farmers in the...
  16. Futurist

    Largest Possible Realistic "Nuclear Club"

    What exactly, with a "point of departure" (from real life) of 1946, is the largest possible realistic "nuclear club" which can exist today? (By "nuclear club," I mean all of the countries which currently have nuclear weapons.) For the record, we currently have nine countries which have nuclear...
  17. Futurist

    Maximum Realistic Territorial Gains for Israel in 1948-1949?

    Out of curiosity--what was the maximum realistic territorial gains which Israel could have gotten in its 1948-1949 war with several Arab states?
  18. Futurist

    Alternate Realistic Global Cold Wars Where the U.S. is 1 of the 2 Main Participants?

    We had a global Cold War in real life between the United States and the Soviet Union between the late 1940s and the early 1990s. My question here is this: with a "point of departure" (from real life) of 1850 or later, which other realistic scenarios could have developed where a global Cold War...
  19. Futurist

    A French Annexation of Wallonia: The Most Realistic Way to Accomplish This Since 1850

    What exactly is the most realistic scenario since 1850 which results in a (successful) French annexation of Wallonia? The reason that I am asking this is because, as far as I know, most people in Wallonia are French-speakers, and thus, I am wondering if France could have realistically (and...
  20. Futurist

    A European Conquest of All of China: Was This Realistic?

    Was it ever realistic for either one European country or for several European countries to conquer all of China like they did with India and with most of Africa? If so, then how exactly could this have realistically occurred?