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  1. AHC: Curb British Empire (post 1870)

    With no PoD's prior to 1871, how can the growth and global prominence the British Empire enjoyed over the next 50 OTL years, be reduced as much as possible? Which parts of the world and what events have the most potential in this respect? And what are the effects on world history during this...
  2. WI James Stewart downed by Nazis

    So an old question I came across: And I find I'm still curious about this - along with his friend Henry Fonda, as well as Clark Gable, Stewart was one of the biggest name actors at the time to see active duty during WWII; as such, I would have to imagine being killed or captured may very well...
  3. WI Caesar dies at Alexandria (47 BC)

    During the Siege of Alexandria (47 BC), Julius Caesar attempted to seize the island of Pharos and gain control of the royal harbor, but was defeated on land and forced to retreat; during the ride back to the palace, his boat capsized and, being in full armor, Caesar started to sink. IOTL, it was...
  4. WI Disney dies earlier (no Disneyland, etc)?

    What if Walt Disney had died, say, in 1951? Broadly speaking, his legacy across the 1940's remains completely intact, but most of what Disney is known for in the 1950's - specifically Disneyland, early forays into television (Wonderful World of Disney, Mickey Mouse Club, etc), and films starting...
  5. WI Drusus the Younger Lives (2.0)

    A couple of years ago we looked into a scenario - with input by @Matteo @SlyDessertFox @vandevere - on a scenario where Drusus, the son of Emperor Tiberius, kills Sejanus, head of the Praetorian Guard, for sleeping with his wife, Livia, before the latter two coukd conspire to kill him as OTL...
  6. AHC & WI - France Screw, early 16th Century

    So it’s occurred to me lately that there are a number of scenarios, in the 1480 to 1520 timeframe, where Francois I, or whoever his alternative would be in said scenario, could have been in a far, far less optimal position to act as one of the major powers of early modern Europe (on par OTL with...
  7. WI Phillip of Swabia not assassinated in 1208

    Does anybody here know anything (beyond Wikipedia) about the German Throne Dispute, and how this assassination changed the fate of the Holy Roman Empire and of Medieval Europe as a whole?
  8. WI Henry VI dies early (circa 1442-44)

    What if, sometime after Humphrey of Glouchester's wife Eleanor has been tried and convicted of witchcraft but prior to the young king's marriage to Margaret of Anjou, Henry VI had died? At this time, the only other remaining descendant of Henry IV left alive is Gloucester himself, and (if OTL is...
  9. Best King of England?

    Since comparing monarchs across English and British history can be a case of comparing apples to oranges, we'll be focusing on the period after the Norman Conquest but prior to the Reformation.
  10. WI Bernie Sanders not elected to House in 1990

    In OTL, Bernie Sanders was first elected to the US Congress in the 1990 midterms as an independent, less than two years after the end of his stint as Mayor of Burlington. What would have been the effect on his career had he either not run that year nor been elected? How might this best be...
  11. WI Clinton Impeachment Succeeds (Removed or Resigned)

    Figured this was timely moment to review this potential PoD. Some choice comments from last discussion:
  12. AHC: Dystopian Australia (2.0)

    With a PoD sometime in the last century, how bad - as in how authoritarian, aggressively racist, environmentally fucked, what have you - can Australia be, either by 2020 or at any point in the 20th Century compared with the OTL counterpoint time frame? What PoD works best, in terms of derailing...
  13. WI Mulroney Loses 1983 PC Leadership Bid

    A question for Canadians (or Canadian experts) on the board - with the latest possible POD (and none prior to the calling of the contest in January of that year), how could somebody other than Brian Mulroney have won the 1983 Progressive Conservative Leadership Election? And depending on if Joe...
  14. WI Reginald Maudling wins 1965 Leadership

    Supposing Reginald Maudling had won the 1965 UK Conservative Party Leadership Contest? Would he have performed worse in 1966 than Heath had; if so, by how much? And how does his leadership of the Tories, and the effect this has on subsequent elections, change British politics and alter history...
  15. AHC: Earlier "Prince Consort"

    During the medieval and renaissance eras, the norm of Jure uxoris meant that queens had great difficulty in ruling in their own right - in order to have (legitimate) heirs, they had to be married, but to be married entailed surrendering a substantial level of control over their realm to their...
  16. WI No Longest Suicide Note

    Let’s start with the UK Labour Leadership Election of 1980, and have someone other than Michael Foot win - so either he doesn’t run, and someone like Peter Shore wins; or Healy prevails on the last ballot. Given the other problems the party was facing at this time - the Winter of Discontent and...
  17. No Korean War - Effects on Japan

    Suppose that the Korean War is either avoided or is far shorter (and less expensive) than OTL - maybe Stalin doesn’t give the go ahead, maybe Mao loses the Chinese Civil War, or maybe China just doesn’t intervene. In any event - Japan is still defeated by the Allies, but TTL doesn’t get the...
  18. WI No Donald Trump (2.0) - effects 1968 to 2011

    So I thought we might take another stab at this - just remember to keep this out of Chat territory and focus on Trump’s legacy on American business and pop culture, prior to his emergence as a Republican figure in the 2010’s.
  19. Small WI - Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing had surviving offspring

    So this might be a very insignificant question, but - what if any of the five cubs, born to the two pandas that were gifted to the US in 1972, had survived and grown to maturity? I ask because in OTL, China changed it's Panda Diplomacy rules in 1982, such that it would no longer "gift" pandas...
  20. WI No Tate Murders

    Just saw Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; checker, find this board hasn’t really asked anything like this in a decade. So - what if Sharon Tate, her unborn child, Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, and Steve Parent had a (more or less) uneventful evening the night of August 8, 1969...
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