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  1. The Sidewise Awards for 2017

    The 2017 Sidewise Awards have been announced. You can see the nominees here. And yes, “N’oublions Jamais” were written by myself and Thande.
  2. The Man in the Pyramid

    It all started innocuously enough. After the devastation of WW2, the fledgling Fourth Republic had set up a new administration, the Commissariat Général au Plan, to oversee the reconstruction of the French economy. Its first director had been Jean Monnet, networker and lobbyist extraordinaire...
  3. February 19, 1942: The Nazi Invasion of Winnipeg

    Manitoba Historical Society There was a documentary made about the event - If Day: The Nazi Invasion of Winnipeg Trailer and info here
  4. Blue Berets of a Different Colour; Commonwealth UN Peacekeepers

    From wikipedia: Let's suppose that, for whatever reason(s), L. B. Pearson's original idea is accepted. What would be the consequences? What would it take to keep it going? What would be the reactions?
  5. Checklist of English-Language Sci Fi Concerning Canadian Separatist Conflicts

    While doing some research on something completely unrelated, I came across this link. These are all actual books, stories, plays, etc that have been written playing up Quebec separatism. Some of them are (sort of) plausiable; most of them, on the other hand....erm... le linky I really...
  6. AH Challenge: Nine Nations of North America

    Nine Nations of North America Ideally using a POD after 1900 but I'm willing to listen to alternatives.
  7. Where could Germany launch amphibious assault on Canada?

    The other thread on an assault on America got me curious. Ok--a successful assault on the US is pretty much ASB for so many different reasons that it doesn't bear repeating here. However -- German U-boats did prowl up and down the St. Lawrence River, sinking quite a few ships. [link]...
  8. DBWI: No Russia Premier Isaac Asimov

    As you know, Isaac Asimov became the Russian Premier in 1985. His reforms to the Soviet Union completely altered the cultural and political nature of that nation. But WI he didn't become premier? What would have happened instead?
  9. Nice Reference Site(s)

    Came across this site while doing some research at work yesterday. It's a site that basically combines all data about different countries onto one site. Find all kinds of information on more than 100 countries listed in alphabetical order. Hundreds of stats for most countries grouped in 16...
  10. 'Faces in the Mirror' -new story by Grey Wolf

    Prologue I arrived one night in the rain, in Winter. I did not know the date then; I was never able to work it out since. Some time in late December, perhaps. Nobody will ever know for sure. One moment I had been somewhere else, doing something else, living a life that now seems as if it...
  11. Hitler vs. Stalin

    The awesomeness of this ridiculous over the top Russian comic must be seen to be believed. http://ds.nfshost.com/hitler-vs-stalin/index.php?img=0
  12. WI Neil Armstrong murdered Buzz Aldrin?

    Neil and Buzz land on the moon and are bouncing around. During one of the times that the cameras are turned off, the two of them get into an argument and Neil loses it and smashes Buzz's spacesuit faceplate with a rock--killing him virtually instantly. What happens next? Who has jurisdiction...
  13. Forgotten Futures: The Scientific Romance Role Playing Game

    Probably posted before but figure somebody might get a kick out of this. Forgotten Futures is Marcus Rowland's table-top role playing game based on scientific romances, the predecessors of science fiction that were published in the late 19th and early 20th century. There are nine...
  14. What if…? Exploring alternative scientific pasts

    Cool! New Scientist does Alternate History as well..... Who hasn't wondered what their life would be like today if some past event had turned out differently - that inconsequential decision, for example, that led you to meet the love of your life. Sometimes, small choices change everything...
  15. V for Vendetta trailer here!

    Looks damn good! Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving ('Agent Smith'- Matrix movies) are in it.
  16. War of the Worlds WI

    Ok--most of you have seen the new movie. There's been some mixed reviews about it but I personally rather enjoyed it. A few have complained about how ridiculous the 'energy shields' were or how the aliens were stupid enough to expose themselves to bacteria. Sooooo... WI WotW Scenario...
  17. Canada - Global Superpower!

    With a POD no earlier than WW1, make Canada a superpower on par with OTL United States. No ASBs allowed. Also--no WW3 or 'death plague' or whatever wiping out the U.S. in the process. The U.S. (albeit a weaker version) must still remain. Cookie for you if you get the POD successfully after...
  18. What if Hitler became a painter?

    For whatever reason (luck, lenient professor, somebody owes him a favor, whatever) Hitler fulfills his dream and is actually accepted into the Academy of Arts in Vienna. A few WI: a) Does he become successful? Did he actually have any talent at all or was he truly a lousy painter as that...
  19. Star Trek: Enterprise does Alternate History

    Why in the name of all that is holy does this show only start getting good a few episodes before it gets cancelled? Ok--I just finished watching part 1 of a two parter on Enterprise that used as it's premise my two favorite Original Star Trek episodes: The Tholian episode and the 'Evil...
  20. What if 'Little Boy' failed?

    Its 8:15AM on August 6th 1945 and the Enola Gay has just dropped its A-bomb over Hiroshima. Seconds tick by, then minutes.... and NOTHING happens. The bomb does not go off. It ends up crash-landing in the river instead. What happens next? Do the Japanese recover the bomb and reverse engineer...
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