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  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

    How potent of a force was republicanism in Europe before WWI?

    How potent of a force was republicanism in Europe before World War I? I know that France, Switzerland, and--starting from 1910--Portugal were republics. However, what about the European countries that were still monarchies before World War I? Were there large-scale republican movements in any...
  3. 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)?
  4. 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...
  5. Futurist

    If WWI breaks out in 1917, is a compromise peace more likely?

    If World War I would have broken out in the late 1910s--with Britain remaining neutral in World War I--instead of in 1914, would there have been a greater chance of World War I ending in a compromise peace in comparison to our TL? Basically, I'm thinking of this scenario: Franz Ferdinand...
  6. Futurist

    Plausibility Check: An Austro-Hungarian Annexation of Romania after a CP WWI Victory?

    Would it have been been plausible for Austria-Hungary to outright annex Romania after a Central Powers victory in World War I? For the record, what I am thinking here is having Austria annex Romania (as in, Romania in its 1913 borders) with the exception of Hungary getting a piece of territory...
  7. notgivenaway

    If Hitler died in WWI, would there have still been a Führer?

    Let's say Hitler dies from gas inhalation towards the end of WWI (he was actually in hospital for this towards the end of the war). Germany still loses, of course, and the Kaiser abdicates. The Entente impose the Versailles Treaty still, since there is no reason not to. The Weimar state still...
  8. David Vagamundo

    Need reco on good book on end of WWI and Treaty of Versailles

    I purchased and have just started reading Dallas' 1918: War and Peace. I'll not be able to finish it for a number of reasons, not least his overwhelming anti-Germany bias that leads him to ignore facts that conflict with his preconceived conclusions and factual mistakes that have led me to...
  9. Futurist

    If Germany wins WWI, do a lot of Poles and Ukrainians move to the Baltic states?

    If Germany would have won World War I (specifically by not resuming USW and thus keeping the U.S. out of WWI; that way, Britain and France might be willing to let Germany keep its territorial gains in the East if Germany is smart enough to make some concessions in the West--such as a plebiscite...
  10. NordicDemosthenes

    How would you stop WWI?

    How would you stop World War One? What wuld you choose as your point of departure from our real timeline? Personally, I would try to convince Wilhelm I to abdicate earlier.
  11. F

    Why aren't great commanders in WW I & II worthy of consideration for GOAT?

    Why is none of the commanders who fought in WWI and WWII considered worthy of nomination for the "greatest commander of all time" or even "top 10 commanders of all time"? I think it's because the strength and sophistication of their opponents were so unprecedented that no commander could be in...
  12. Visigoth Panzer

    Fate of Serbia if Central Powers Won WWI

    What would have happened to Serbia if the Central Powers (Austria-Hungary especially) won the first world war? Some propaganda said they used the assassination as an excuse to try and annex them but is that really what they planned? Adding millions of more angry Serbs to their empire seems...
  13. Futurist

    Does anyone else here feel that WWII was a huge waste while WWI wasn't?

    Does anyone else here feel that WWII was a huge waste while WWI wasn't? I mean, I know that World War I was extremely atrocious and that I certainly wouldn't have been able to bear fighting in the trenches. However, the outcome of World War I did have a lot of positive aspects to it. For...
  14. M

    Germany and the War Guilt Clause

    Article 231 of the Treaty of Versailles was dubbed the War Guilt Clause: All of my teachers (and other sources) have said it established that Germany was responsible for instigating World War I, and that Germany was responsible for all of the death and destruction. Essentially, they affirm...
  15. The Living Daylights

    American Entry Into World War I

    Some questions that arose after I discussed World War I with someone else. Would like to hear people's opinions on them. 1.a. What would have happened if the US had steadfastly refused to join the war outright? 1.b. Could the Allies and Central Powers reached something of a stalemate without...
  16. Visigoth Panzer

    WWI Tanks Compared to Early WW2 Tanks

    How would WW1 tanks like the Mark IV, Renault and A7V compare to early WW1 tanks like the Panzer II or M3 Stuart? Would the Mark IV's gun be able to penetrate their armor? Could the later tanks penetrate the earliers' armor?
  17. xander.XVII

    Aerial Warfare in WWI

    Could you put down the best books about this topic? I'm a near-complete novice in the argument (besides a superficial knowledge) and I'd like to get better informed. Suggestions and tips are much appreciated :)
  18. Lawnmowerman

    We have an arrangement in the trenches WWI...

    bUilqE2bT_o Just watched this short from The Anzacs mini series, and was wondering if there was any truth to it. If you're not inclined to watch it, WWI a fresh officer arrives in the trenches and immediately orders them to start mortaring the enemy trench. A senior officer rushes up and...
  19. Maoistic

    WWI United States vs. WWI Japan

    Specifications for the match: -This is the United States and Japan alongside ther respective armies as they existed in 1914. -Both will be fighting in the Pacific ocean trying to invade each other's mainland territories (I think this is obvious, but just to be clear). -Assume that World War...
  20. Futurist

    A pro-German Intermarium is created after Germany wins WWI

    What if, after a German and Central Powers WWI victory, Germany would have come to its senses and created a pro-German Intermarium consisting of Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, and the Baltic states? Basically, the logic behind this would have been to keep Russia down at minimal cost to Germany...