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  1. AHC: Star Wars Episode I is...even worse!

    Inspired by this thread. The Star Wars prequels, and Episode I in particular, have been criticized extensively for their myriad of flaws. Now, without going into ASB-territory, how could the prequels have been even worse than in our world? And what would be the cultural effects of such...
  2. George Orwell (1903-1993)

    I don't know if this idea has been discussed before, but I thought this could be an interesting literary/cultural WI: Basically what it says in the title: suppose George Orwell has far greater fortunes regarding his health, and manages to live to a ripe old age? Considering the impact that...
  3. Challenge: Create a CoDominium

    Here's a challenge inspired Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium series (which had a U.S.-Soviet alliance), the Alliance from Firefly (the United States and the People's Republic of China), and a map posted somewhere by B_Munro showing a "Renaissance CoDominium" (between the Austrian and Ottoman...
  4. The Worst Generals in (Alternate) History

    Who are some of the worst generals (from OTL or a TL of your choice) that never existed? And how did their lack of vision, tactical sense, and general leadership impact the course of events (either conflicts from OTL or else a different ATL)?
  5. DBWI: Best Show EVER!

    As The Simpsons enters into its second decade of existance, I can't help but think yet another appreciative retrospective thread is needed. It's just the funniest, most in-touch, and spot-on television show in human history, after all. What are everyone's favorite episodes/quotes...
  6. DBWI: A Utopian Star Trek

    As everyone knows, Gene Roddenberry was extraordinarily pessimistic about the future of human civilization. Star Trek isn't known as one of the most depressing television shows (and works of science fiction in general) for nothing, after all: in TOS, and all other series that followed, it shows...
  7. Create a World for Crosstime Traffic

    (Inspired by this thread). What would be some cool alternate Earths for the Crosstime Traffic Corporation of the Harry Turtledove series to explore/do business in? The challenge is to create new settings for the series. The only real parameter is that the "Home Timeline" is the only world...
  8. DBWI: The Worst Technothrillers Ever Written

    (ooc: Inspired by this thread) So what, in everyone's opinion, are the worst technothrillers ever penned? Personally, I think Tom Clancy went a tad overboard with The Eagle and the Bear. I mean, a second Cold War, which conveniently causes Jack Ryan to remain President for multiple terms...
  9. DBWI: The Worst Sequels Ever Made

    So, what're everyone's least favorite sequels? Personally, I thought Hollywood really crossed the line with Gone With the Wind II. A razzie-sweep like that 1997 catastrophe doesn't come every year, after all. And don't get me started on the Peter Jackson egotistical disaster that was...
  10. Challenge: A Grasshopper Lies Heavy TL

    In The Man in the High Castle, an alternate history novel read by the characters has as its premise a world in which the Axis is defeated, only to have a Cold War develop afterwards between a progressive USA (which solves its racial problems by the 1950s) allied with a Republic of China, and a...
  11. Utopian Challenge

    Inspired by this thread: https://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=105570 Make your country as nice and pleasant a place to be as possible by the present day. Any POD will do.
  12. DBWI: I Just Re-read "Atlas Frowned!"

    (ooc: inspired by this thread) Well, I read Ayn Rand's universally beloved Atlas Frowned again, and let me tell you, it seems to get better every time I read it. As the cornerstone of both her philosophy of Altruism and the Altruist Movement that took the Western world by storm from the '60s...
  13. DBWI: Holy Roman Empire: A Book Review

    (ooc: a short preview) ~~~~~ Holy Roman Empire: A Book Review by D. B. Elias, Reviewer-at-Large, The al-Andulus Catalog of Literature It is often said that times of peril bring out either the best in people, or the worst. An example of the latter can be found in the form of Holy...
  14. DBWI: All Hail the History Channel!

    I think that we need to devote a thread to discuss the glorious network that is the History Channel. From its astonishingly original programming to its multi-award winning documentaries, it has helped to revolutionize the way that history is taught and perceived. What does everyone else...
  15. DC: Earth J

    Yet another take on the DC Universe, this one taking place on a significantly Jewish world... ~~~~~ The Fist of G-d The only survivor of the destruction of the planet Krypton, the infant Kal El was blasted into space by his father. In the year 5699 Anno Domini [1], just the High Holy...
  16. TL-191: After the End

    This is my attempt to write a post-Second Great War TL. Below is the first section. After the End July 14, 1944—The acting President of the Confederate States of America, Don Partridge, officially surrenders his nation to the United States, before being taken into custody by General...
  17. GURPS AH.com

    Inspired by this concept. What would a GURPS-style game be like with the many timelines created on this site as the settings? What does the "Home" timeline and the surrounding multiverse look like? Who would the heroes and villains be? Thoughts?
  18. The Worst Musicals Never Performed

    What are some musical monstrosities that never made it onto stage (on Broadway or elsewhere)?
  19. Bronchitis-less World

    Bronchitis-less World 1865 The American Civil War comes to an end with the surrender of the Confederate States of America; however, the jubilation in the Union is short-lived when President Abraham Lincoln is shot and killed by pro-Confederate actor John Wilkes Booth. Vice President...
  20. FaT DBWI: FDR doesn't die on 12/20/41

    I know that this POD has been done to death, but many of the scenarios resulting from it end in unrealistic utopia-wanks. My challenge is to create a realistic scenario; what do you think would have really happened if FDR had managed to live a few more years after his abrupt OTL departure...
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