1. 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...
  2. Futurist

    Territorial claims in Europe in the pre-WWI and post-WWI time periods

    I want to do a list of territorial claims in Europe in the pre-WWI and post-WWI time periods. Basically, I want someone to correct me if I missed some territorial claim(s) and/or got anything wrong. Anyway, here goes: Pre-World War I: *France: Alsace-Lorraine *Belgium: Malmedy? *Germany: None...
  3. H

    Could Goryeo (Korea) have gained land through the Mongol Invasion of Japan?

    Reading a bit on Mongol Invasion of Japan, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_invasions_of_Japan), I noticed something interesting. The background is that Goryeo became a semi-autnonomous state of the Mongol Empire, and the Goryeo King gained certain privileges, like a a seat at the...
  4. Visigoth Panzer

    Russian Territorial Gains if Allied Victory in 1914/15

    If the allied powers won WW1 in 1914/15, what territorial gains would Russia have gained? Clearly they would have taken Galicia, possibly Carpathio-Ruthenia, Bukovina and the much desired Constantinople and the Dardanelles. If they did take Constantinople (Istanbul), how would they maintain...
  5. Futurist

    An animated map of Germany's territorial evolution since 1867

    Hopefully no one has posted this map on here yet; anyway, though, here goes: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/The_german_state_since_1867.gif Basically, I thought that this map is worth sharing here because it shows just how much Germany's borders have changed since 1867. :)
  6. Futurist

    Cases where a warring country unnecessarily squandered its territorial gains?

    Other than French King Louis XV's decision to give up the recently conquered Austrian Netherlands in 1748 and Russian Tsar Peter III's decision to give up on East Prussia in 1762, which other cases have there been where a country which is at war unnecessarily squandered its territorial gains in...
  7. F

    Sorites paradox: illegal territorial acquisition & recognition

    Suppose there's a country called Xyz (where the population self-identify as Xyzans); a country called Big (where the population self-identify as Bigese) conquers and annexes Xyz - after how many years of Bigese annexation of Xyz and what percentage of the population in Xyz (if still called...
  8. Valens

    Territorial changes in Europe during WWII

    I've been doing some research on WWII history, especially territorial changes in Europe prior and during WWII. So I've played with Google Earth a bit to recreate European borders in 1941, before Barbarossa. Here it is: We can use this thread to discuss territorial changes in Europe during WWII.
  9. EmperorTigerstar

    Territorial Ambitions of Francisco Franco?

    When Francisco Franco was the Caudillo of Spain, what were his territorial ambitions? Supposedly he wished to have French Morocco for himself and asked for it but Hitler said no (as Vichy France controlled Morocco) unless Spain entered the war. There was also the port of Tangiers, an...
  10. Graveyard

    Territorial Evolution of Germanic language/dialects

    So, is there a map with a approximate evolution of germanic languages?
  11. Futurist

    Historical long-lasting territorial disputes?

    Which cases have there been of historical, long-lasting (relatively significant) territorial disputes between two countries which have already been decisively and permanently resolved by now? As of right now, I can think of: Alsace-Lorraine (disputed between 1871 and 1918, and then again...
  12. Futurist

    Current long-lasting territorial disputes?

    Which current (relatively large) territorial disputes between two already existing countries have existed for a long time? (Also, please post maps whenever you are able to do this.) As of right now, I can think of: Kashmir (disputed between India and Pakistan): Askai Chin and Arunachal...
  13. Graveyard

    Brasillian Territorial Claims

    I know for a fact Brasil claimed/had controlled northern bolivia, some small part of Acre that was ceded to Peru, Large portions (proportionally) of Ecuador and some small lands from Colombia. Pirara region of Guyane was also claimed (divided by British Guyane and Brasil). Uruguay aswell was...
  14. Futurist

    Historical territorial changes maps for various countries

    Let me start: For Germany: For Poland: For Greece: For the United States of America: For Iran: For Austria and Hungary: For the Ottoman Empire/Turkey: For Bolivia:
  15. Futurist

    U.S Territorial Acquisitions in the Western Hemisphere in a Germany-Wins-WWI Scenario

    If Germany would have won World War I*, which territories in the Western Hemisphere would the United States of America have been likely to acquire afterwards? As far as I know, the U.S. bought the Danish West Indies from Denmark in 1917 as a result of the U.S.'s fear that Germany would...
  16. 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?
  17. funakison

    To what extent was WW1 a war of territorial ambition

    Most conflicts prior to 20th were primarily about territory. Did WW1 follow this pattern.
  18. A

    Territorial Claims of the 'Islamic State'

    Modesty is a virtue: Umayyad Caliphate + Abbasid Caliphate + Ottoman Sultanate + a bit more here and there, particularly in Africa and Central Asia = Islamic State Curiously, they don't seem to consider themselves heir to the Muslim dynasties in India (Dehli Sultanate and Mughal Empire)...
  19. EmperorTigerstar

    Territorial Claims of the RoC

    Here is a map of territorial claims of the Republic of China/Taiwan. The parts in the PRC make sense and the claim over Mongolia and parts of Russia I understand. But could someone explain the reasoning behind the claims in Burma, Afghanistan, Tajikstan, and Pakistan? Did the ROC at one time...
  20. Futurist

    Post World War I Territorial Gains for Germany in a No-Nazi-Germany Scenario?

    Let's say that, for some reason, Nazi Germany is never created (perhaps Hitler gets killed in 1923, and/or et cetera). Without Nazi Germany ever being created, which territories would Germany have been likely to eventually gain or regain? As for me, I think that eventual German acquisition or...