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Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Written by Alternate Historian
Editor says, what if the Romans had lost the decisive Battle of Chalons, would Western Europe have been lost to the pagan armies of Attilla the Hun? This article is part of the Alternate Nations thread.
In 451,in the chaotic night Battle of Chalons-en-Champagne, King Theodoric I was thrown from his horse and then trampled by his own cavalary; immediately afterwards, his son Thorismund withdrew the Visigoth army from the field. Watch the Youtube animated Clip of the Battle of Chalons
The Last of the RomansAbandoned by his Frankish allies, the Roman legions of general Flavius Aetius were faced with annihalation by the Hunnic army of Attila (pictured). The Roman strategy of building a Christian alliance against the Pagans had failed, and the legions withdrew, quitting Gaul altogether.
"The Last of the Romans" would return to Italy to overthrew the Emperor Valentinian, launching a desperate attempt to save the Western Roman Empire from destruction ...