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Artwork of the past. Places, people and moments that are based on real or alternate history.

Artwork of the past. Places, people and moments that are based on real or alternate history.

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  2. You must include the real name of the artist in the submission title, not just the pseudonym.
  3. Posts less than three months old or currently in this subreddit's top 100 list will be removed.

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    Renaissance of the Middle Empire [Lore in post]

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    2024/03/27
    17:14 UTC

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    The Red Devils by Don Troiani

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    2024/03/15
    18:34 UTC

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    Ancient Rome Domus Kitchen by Linfeng Dai

    0 Comments
    2024/03/03
    19:55 UTC

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    AI content is allowed here, but must have the [AI] tag in the submission title.

    Hello /r/ImaginaryHistory!

    Let's talk about AI.

    I'm currently the sole mod, and I have been a moderator of this community for more than a decade. This subreddit has been very low traffic/activity for a while now - in the last 7 months, we have had a total of 7 legitimate submissions (not counting spam). That is an average of 1 submission per month. I've also been very liberal about what counts as a "good" submission, due to the low activity - out of these 7 submissions, only 4 were actual images. Two were simply cross-posts from another subreddit with no image, and one was an alternate history text post. I would like to see more image posts here. This is primarily a visual art subreddit.

    We do not currently have any rules prohibiting AI-generated content, as long as the content is clearly labeled and there is no dishonesty about the method of creation - aka, don't post an AI-generated image and claim to have made it using traditional methods/tools.

    I realize this is an unpopular opinion, but with the current low activity here, I am not willing to add new rules further restricting content. AI art has never been banned here, and while I realize other subreddits have banned such content, I don't think there is a need to do so here. However, I am specifying today that any AI-generated content submitted here must be clearly labeled and have [AI] in the submission title.

    If you do not like such content, that is what the upvote and downvote arrows are for. Feel free to express your approval or disapproval using these methods. Harassment and disrespect in the comments will not be tolerated. Users who are disrespectful to other users here will be warned and repeat offenders will have their commenting/submission privileges revoked - aka banned from participating in the subreddit - viewing only.

    If you don't like to see AI content here, then find and submit traditional art content!

    Be the change you want to see in the world. Above all, regardless of your politics or opinions, please be respectful.

    2 Comments
    2024/02/23
    20:31 UTC

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    What if the nuclear bomb was developed in the 19th century? [AI] [OC]

    7 Comments
    2024/02/21
    05:15 UTC

    7

    What if Tsarist Russia dictated the Treaty of Versailles?

    This is a big timeline I’m working on so bare with me. It is a bit ‘fictional’ I will say that:

    In the events of this alternate timeline, World War I began in 1914, but the script deviated profoundly. As the conflict unfolded, the British Socialist Party, fueled by revolutionary frenzy, plotted a daring move. In 1915, their assassination of the Allied party leader, Herbert Asquith, cast the United Kingdom into the throes of civil war. The chaos unfolded early, leaving Europe to bear witness to a fragmented Britain, further unraveling the fabric of the Entente.

    Across the Atlantic, sensing the downfall of Europe, the United States, in a decisive departure from history, adopted a protectionist stance, keeping its forces on home soil. France and Russia emerged as the stalwarts of the Entente, with the fall of Britain altering the balance of power.

    Seizing the opportunity, a madly ambitious Kaiser Wilhelm, driven by visions of grandeur, orchestrated a brilliant yet unhinged proto-blitzkrieg. He swiftly conquered France, leaving Russia and its Allies to grapple with the consequences of a formidable German victory.

    However, the Eastern Front lay vulnerable as the Kaiser succumbed to the clutches of schizophrenia. In a strategic stroke, Russia surged forth, capturing Berlin and forcing Germany into an abrupt surrender. After more years of fighting and gaining Romania as an ally the war was done. Russia, in a dominant position, now ignored France and Britain. The Russian Empire emerged as the sole victor of World War I.

    The Treaty of Peterhof, unveiled in late 1918 with terms disclosed on March 1, 1919, wielded the quill of destiny. The terms, a geopolitical reimagining, saw Kaiser Wilhelm imprisoned in Moscow. Russia, emboldened by its triumph, annexed Constantinople, the Dardanelles, and expanded its dominion over Eastern Europe. Romania, under the Russo-Romanian Pact, pledged loyalty to the Tsar, gaining territories and protection.

    Post-war Europe witnessed seismic shifts. France, deemed a perpetual war instigator, was dismembered into smaller states (French Republic, Brittany, Occitania, Savoy Federation and Corsica). Germany faced division into the Rhenish Republic, Prussian Republic, and Bavarian Republic. Austria-Hungary dissolved into Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and Austria became a kingdom under a forced Austro-Russian monarchy.

    Britain, stripped of colonies, bowed to Russian mutuality. Hungary faced territorial losses, ceding Transylvania to Romania and becoming a vassal of the Austrian government. The Baltic states, Poland, Finland, and the Caucasus all fell under the expansive umbrella of the Russian Empire.

    The saga continued with post-war events unfolding in rapid succession. The Savoy Federation, formed by the ToP, embraced monarchy after a referendum in May 1919. The British Civil War, concluding in February 1919, resulted in a Socialist victory. The French Socialist Republic, born in August 1921, soon succumbed to Communist rule.

    In June 1923, the Vienna Convention happened, a pact among Bavaria, Prussia, and Austria, and it aimed to rebuild nations and repay Russian reparations.

    The ominous Black Tuesday of February 1927 triggered the Vienna Convention Market Crash, casting doubt over their economic future. Bavaria's plea for a Russian bailout was met with a resounding rejection, leading to its declaration of full independence from Russian influence.

    The Tsar, incensed by Bavaria's defiance, ordered the execution of the ailing Kaiser in March 1927, a stark warning to others. April 1927 witnessed a revolt in Prussia, restoring Crown Prince Wilhelm and birthing the Kaisergebiet. In this tumultuous landscape, Communists seized control in Hungary, while the Rhenish Republic peacefully merged into the expanding Kaisergebiet.

    With a newfound anti-Russian Vienna Convention, a threatened Russian Empire, a growing Russian communist sphere and a nascently reuniting Germany the world is preparing for a second Great War.

    1 Comment
    2024/01/02
    21:35 UTC

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    ARCHIVO LANZA(untitled11), By Danilo Cicero, Analog collage piece, 2023

    0 Comments
    2023/12/11
    19:29 UTC

    39

    Triumph in Constantinople by Darko Stojanovic

    1 Comment
    2023/11/03
    12:40 UTC

    49

    Eagle Warrior vs Conquistador

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    2023/10/03
    16:54 UTC

    82

    Street scene in Ancient Rome by Kristina Gehrmann

    3 Comments
    2023/06/24
    12:40 UTC

    48

    Jan 13, 1943 - HMCS Ville De Quebec rams U224 by Karl Sisson

    2 Comments
    2023/06/19
    12:06 UTC

    59

    Conquest of Paradise by Pavel Golovii

    1 Comment
    2023/06/01
    12:31 UTC

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    "The Hallowed Isle" book cover (King Arthur Story) Art by Luis Royo (2000)

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    2023/05/27
    15:05 UTC

    62

    Vampire Louis XIV by Scarlet Death

    1 Comment
    2023/05/24
    22:15 UTC

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    "Mummies in the Crypt" (1992) by Keith Parkinson

    4 Comments
    2023/05/20
    19:35 UTC

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    UNTITLED31, By Danilo Cicero, Digital collage piece, 2023

    1 Comment
    2023/05/20
    06:47 UTC

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    Abraham Lincoln by mossa

    6 Comments
    2023/05/18
    17:15 UTC

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    THE DESIRE OF ALL, By Danilo Cicero, Digital collage piece, 2023

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    2023/05/15
    20:50 UTC

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    Cleopatra VII of Egypt by Joan Francesc Oliveras Pallerols

    4 Comments
    2023/05/05
    12:28 UTC

    72

    Sumerian War Wagon, by me

    3 Comments
    2023/05/02
    16:51 UTC

    48

    Roman centurion, by me

    1 Comment
    2023/04/30
    01:24 UTC

    69

    Nabatean guard from pre-Islamic Jordan, by me

    1 Comment
    2023/04/25
    10:19 UTC

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    PROYECTANDO, By Danilo Cicero, Digital collage piece, 2022

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    2023/04/18
    21:47 UTC

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    Cleopatra portrait by mohamed saad

    1 Comment
    2023/04/15
    06:43 UTC

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    SMOKING THE WORLD, By Danilo Cicero, Digital collage piece, 2022

    8 Comments
    2023/04/14
    05:20 UTC

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    UNTITLED25, By Danilo Cicero, Digital collage piece, 2022

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    2023/04/11
    05:38 UTC

    50

    Agisymban Spearman from the 2nd century AD, by me

    1 Comment
    2023/04/10
    14:12 UTC

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    My imaginary Elizabethan queen

    3 Comments
    2023/04/03
    17:47 UTC

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    What if North America was mirrored and when settled by Europeans they first encountered WA/OR/CA and Baja? How would American settlement and history change?

    15 Comments
    2023/04/02
    16:48 UTC

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