» Discussion Forum
» Stats
Members: 31,766
Threads: 104,798
Posts: 2,341,044
Top Poster: Thande (34,429)
Welcome to our newest member, Red Sectoid
» AlternateHistory.com
Welcome to AlternateHistory.com!

Our Discussion Forum is the largest gathering of alternate history fans on the internet.

What is alternate history?

Alternate history is the exercise of looking at the past and asking "what if"? What if some major historical event had gone differently, and how could that have changed the world? Popular "what if" questions that you may have seen in fiction include "what if the Nazis had won the Second World War?" and "what if the South had won the US Civil War?", but it can be just as interesting to think about Aztecs resisting Spanish colonization or a Japan that did not turn its back on the world under the Shogunate. Alternate history is a literary genre, but here we're mainly interested in history itself - and the politics, strategy, culture, and more that define it. We spend most of our time debating our own ideas about history and how it could have gone differently, so this is a community focused on creativity and learning.

For more information about alternate history, see our FAQ.

For a guide to published alternate history fiction, see Uchronia.
» Recent Threads
Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Ex Oriente Lux: An industrialized China
July 10th, 2014 04:32 PM
Today 02:26 AM
by 06294086
36 3,182
WI:Confederate Target after Gettysburg Victory
Yesterday 03:11 AM
Today 02:25 AM
by usertron2020
41 1,060
The Queen of the Orient
El Maestro
July 25th, 2014 08:32 AM
Today 02:23 AM
by El Maestro
22 1,456
AHC: A Female Dictator
Today 12:05 AM
Today 02:22 AM
by The Cosmonaut Cat
14 251
WI: A Communist CSA?
Yesterday 09:31 PM
Today 02:22 AM
by LHB
15 333
Alternative Royal Navy for the 1930s
July 5th, 2014 08:08 PM
Today 02:18 AM
by Cryhavoc101
276 17,174
Christian Lebanon?
August 23rd, 2013 03:33 PM
Today 02:15 AM
by Iori
70 7,375
TLIAD: America of 2016 or John Kerry's Third Term
U.S David
July 30th, 2014 01:45 PM
Today 02:11 AM
by Lord Roem
71 2,588
Es Geloybte Aretz - a Germanwank
November 13th, 2011 12:32 PM
Today 02:06 AM
by Tibi088
4,845 1,016,263
The Great Crusade (Reds! Part 3)
February 18th, 2013 07:15 AM
Today 02:06 AM
by LHB
928 140,020
A Serious Soviet-Japanese War in the 30s
Yesterday 10:30 PM
Today 02:05 AM
by fasquardon
3 123
WI: Larger and More Successful Sioux Uprising in 1862
hasdrubal barca
Yesterday 03:24 PM
Today 02:05 AM
by Brady Kj
15 436
Shinano Supercarriers for the IJN?
Delta Force
July 31st, 2014 07:46 PM
Today 02:02 AM
by Delta Force
13 625
Minority Rights in a Victorious Confederacy?
Delta Force
July 26th, 2014 10:14 PM
Today 01:49 AM
by CaliBoy1990
104 5,071
Those Other Books By George Orwell
August 21st, 2013 05:29 PM
Today 01:48 AM
by Killer300
11 2,197
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.0 RC1

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.