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  1. Alaskan Dawn

    There was a time when it was feared all Alaskans would be able to say... So if a scenario like this had happened in the 1940's/50's could it have remained conventional or would it have gone nuclear ? Declassified Documents Reveal US Plan for Alaska During Soviet Invasion Mark...
  2. United Islam

    So if there was no schism in Islam between Sunni and Shia how would history have played out in the Middle East, Europe and the wider world? I'm asking about the broad strokes of course but a detailed timeline always helps :)
  3. Beringia Abides

    So the thread question is inspired by the article below. How would human evolution and history differ if somehow at least a portion of Berinigia survived into the modern world ? http://io9.com/beringia-the-lost-territory-where-americans-evolved-1577180044 Beringia, the Lost...
  4. The Tripolar World of Dominion (1940s,1950's and forward)

    So I have just read Dominion by CJ Sansom-an engrossing novel which very much deserves the award it won last year. Anyone else read it? What thoughts on the world it creates during the horrible 1940's, the early 50's and forward? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_(Sansom_novel) Dominion...
  5. 1990's Doctor Who

    Not sure if this has been addressed before but what would it take to have had Doctor Who run throughout the 1990's and into the 2000's and 2010's ? Who would have been the Doctor in the 1990's ? How many would we have by now. Any more spinoffs? Would it still be as popular today ? Seems...
  6. Edith Keeler Lives: A Brief History

    Ok suppose Sister Edith Keeler lives and a different timeline is created where the Nazis come to dominate the Earth-at least for a time. However this is not the Mirror, Mirror universe that Star Trek has explored fairly in depth, but a separate distinct timeline. I want to explore that here in a...
  7. Astoria

    Inspired by the last paragraph this review "Astoria" book cover (Provided by ECC/Harpercollins) Astoria By Peter Stark (ECC/Harpercollins) Just two years after Lewis and Clark returned from exploring the West, wealthy fur merchant John Jacob Astor dreamed up an ambitious plan to establish...
  8. US Presidents:The Eugenics Wars-A Brief History

    So suppose you were able to vote for the US Presidents who won office from 1953-2053 in the Eugenics Wars :A Brief History timeline https://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=217588 Who would you have voted for ? Presidents 1945-2053 Harry Truman - D 1945-1957...
  9. Melungeon Majority

    Under what circumstances could the so called Melungeons- form a majority of the people in the areas of the South they lived in ?- with the Cumberland Gap area of central Appalachia, which includes portions of East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and Eastern Kentucky...
  10. The most unusual AH Books

    this is IO9's list. Do you agree or disagree? What would you add to the list? http://io9.com/the-most-unusual-alternate-history-novels-ever-publishe-1518395336?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow The Most Unusual Alternate History Novels...
  11. Harry Turtledoves short stories

    So I checked his Wikipedia article and while it has a comprehensive list of his books it doesn't list his short stories. I think there are more of them out there than I know about. Does anyone have a list or a link to a list? post here if you do-thanks.
  12. On the Roads

    So as a liberal Denverite I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit I have never read On the Road. I recently saw the movie version with Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart and was pleasantly surprised about how good it was :). So I did a little reading and found this...
  13. Those Other Books By George Orwell

    So there is a book review for a book about George Orwell in the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/20/books/george-orwells-letters-fill-out-a-complex-personality.html?ref=georgeorwell&_r=0 In the review its mentioned that "There are hints here, too, tantalizing but...
  14. Modern Antiquity

    This idea is inspired by old Star Trek episode Bread and Circuses which featured a 20th century Roman Empire complete with televised gladitorial battles. So how do we get a modern world thats the most like antiquity-ie the look,the sound,the feel,the taste but hopefully not the smell :p
  15. Morgenthau's Germany

    So relations between the West and the Soviet Union are better during and post WW2 . So instead of Germany looking like this post WW2 Political borders of post-World War II Germany (1949). West Germany is shown in Blue, East Germany is shown in Red, The Saar protectorate under French...
  16. Game of Thrones-History Class

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMspS6HhEIE Dont know anything about Game of Thrones but want to? Watch this and you will know alot more :)
  17. Give Me That Known World Religion

    Suppose you were transported to the Known World of the Game of Thrones books. Which Known World religion,if any,do you see yourself as a member of and tell us why if you dont mind
  18. The Great American Desert- Yay and Nay

    So the idea of The Great American Desert http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_American_Desert played a role in American history. What became a fairly popular notion of a desert in the middle of the continent help disuade many from back East from coming out here in great numbers at first. Gold...
  19. Seven Days in May: the alternate history

    Speculate on a Seven Days in May situation happeneing in the United States in the 1960's or 1970's using the plot of the movie but with real life players and the the coup is successful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCZdbzyXW0c&list=PL9EB3A3FBCFC164C8...
  20. Presidents from an alternate timeline

    This is a picture of 5 American presidents from an alternate timeline. You provide the captions-patry,years served,major accomplishments or lack thereof-etc etc.
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