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  1. German-Polish alliance in 1939 after the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact

    Not necessarily non nazis, but a more insidious and catious Adolf, trying to avoid a 2 war front and especially a war against the western allies at this point. At least until he secures the resources of the east. After that, Poland would be a puppet state at best.
  2. German-Polish alliance in 1939 after the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact

    What if during the Ribbentrop-Molotov agreement, the Abwher would invite some polish agents to witness it, undercover of course and see the secret agreement about the splitting of Poland. This might be seen as a sign of good will from Germany's side and turn the polish government against the...
  3. Mussolini becomes president of the USA?

    Al Capone vs Benito Mussolini, that would have been interesting.
  4. Japanese Emperor preventing his country's entry into World War II

    Even better, he could try a purge of the most troublesome officers in China. Invite them home for a "war conference" and then give them a choice between seppuku or dishonorable executions for treason.
  5. How to defend Germany 1919

    Maybe if they don't throw away their best troops in the pointless Spring Offensive and keep building multiple lines of defense. There was no point to gamble on a miracle war winning final offensive, because even if they achieve a breakthrough, they had no means to exploit it as the previous...
  6. Germans take and hold Leningrad, Moscow and Rostov in 1941., what do the Soviets do?

    To achieve this kind of succes, the German high command must realize the importance of logistics and act accordingly. Then stop the formation of countless new divisions, just for propaganda purpose, instead of replenishing the veteran formations. The new guys could learn from the veterans and so...
  7. Romania does not switch sides in WWII

    Actually the Romanian 2nd tank regiment fought in Austria in the vicinity of Vienna.
  8. Hitler killed in Normandy

    And how will the public opinion from the US and UK respond, when they find out that the war could be over, but some politicians decide against that, sacrificing the lives of thousands of allied soldiers just to please good uncle Joe. Nothing definitive about the post war partition of Eastern...
  9. Romania does not switch sides in WWII

    If Antonescu took seriously the threat that the opposition represented, he could have stabilized the situation in time, especially after what happened to Mussolini. But to have a chance at resisting the Soviet onslaught, the German and Romanian forces must evacuate all of Moldavia after...
  10. Hitler killed in Normandy

    I'm curious, if the new leadership declare that Germany will unconditionally surrender, but only to the Western Allies, would Roosevelt accept? I'm sure Churchill will be happy about it. Would they risk antagonising the Soviets?
  11. Romania refuses: Bessarabia not given back

    Turkey's help wasn't to engage the SU, it was to keep Bulgaria busy in case they decided to claim Dobruja. Yugoslavia had the same role against Hungary but they advised Romania to accept the Soviet demands. Anyway the Western Carpathian mountains were a good defensive line, strengthened by...
  12. Lions of Babylon: the Third British - American War circa 1956

    I could see a Us-UK rivalry if the UK recognized the South during the ACW, with the RN breaking the blocade. The South achieve independence on the battlefield with British support. During ww1 with the RN busy in Europe, the US invade and reintegrate the southern states in to the Union. The...
  13. AHC: A 1980s Limited NATO-WARPAC Nuclear Exchange

    Something that could power up a LASER strong enough to disable multiple ICBMs, and be small enough to fit on a satellite or space station. I have no idea what that could be, because we don't have it today. The reverse is that this will lead to the militarisation of space. Development of killer...
  14. AHC: A 1980s Limited NATO-WARPAC Nuclear Exchange

    Maybe if directed energy weapons or rail guns are developed a lot early and be deployed in space. That will imply the existence of advanced energy sources. So basically we would have to be maybe 50 years more advanced in the 80's then we are today. I don't think that's possible without severely...
  15. AHC: A 1980s Limited NATO-WARPAC Nuclear Exchange

    What makes you think that if the ABM sistems are developing at a faster rate, the ICBMs aren't ? And the internet is so spread today because there are a lot of advanced, but also cheap computers to work with. I don't know if with the 80's tecnology it could do that.
  16. Motorsports What Ifs Thread

    1.Marco Simoncelli escapes unharmed at Sepang 2011. 2. Casey Stoner doesn't retire at the end of 2012 season, with the rookie Marc Marquez as his new teammate for 2013. 3. Valentino Rossi doesn't live Ducati at the end of 2012 season, while Simoncelli becomes his new teammate. 4. Dani Pedrosa...
  17. AHC: the best possible Luftwaffe for 1940

    Sure, to think of a short decisive war is cool, but reality is often disappointing as the last war showed them. So hope for the best and prepare for the worse with an efficient training program, rr and a reserve pool of air crews. What is the main target? The Soviet Union. But to get a chance...
  18. Early and close German-Japanese WWII cooperation?

    It will be best for both sides if they also realize the need for cooperation at strategic level. Starting with the joint invasion of the SU. The SU is far to dangerous to be left unchecked. The japanese should destroy Vladivostok and cut the transsiberian railroad. Don't provoke the US too much...
  19. Would the atomic bomb be a magic bullet against Germany if they defeated the USSR?

    Actualy Germany was outproducing the USSR at every point during the war. 1942: Germany: 268,595,000 tons of coal and 28,744,000 tons of steel USSR: 75,536,000 tons of coal and 8,069,600 tons of steel 1943: Germany: 273,895,000 tons of coal and 30,603,000 tons of steel USSR...
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