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  1. Exit the Haze: Hitler – The Master strategist who resurrected Germany as a global power

    I regret to say, as gleened from my post, that this isn't a serious or sensible timeline. It's an Axis victory timeline, where the UK, the Soviet Union and now the US leadership spend their time drinking lead paint. Nothing more than that. We really should just cut to the chase: 1940 - Hitler...
  2. Exit the Haze: Hitler – The Master strategist who resurrected Germany as a global power

    So your take down of my strategic points are: 1. Lets dig out the 100 year war, completely inappropriate to industrialised warfare; and 2. Germany nearly won World War I (No, they didn't but that's a different argument) and were up against US, UK, Russia, France and Italy (except they weren't...
  3. Exit the Haze: Hitler – The Master strategist who resurrected Germany as a global power

    Years ago, I posted a simple comment regarding a UK+USSR (only) v Axis Europe timeline. It was simple: "Nazi Germany (hardly the most efficient of countries) has decided to take on the biggest country in the world, the biggest economy in the world and the biggest empire in the world, all at the...
  4. Exit the Haze: Hitler – The Master strategist who resurrected Germany as a global power

    You've changed Hitler's addiction to drugs? And nothing else? And you expect that alone to allow Germany to come out of World War 2 at least as well (if not better) than how it went in? Not a chance. The United States is going to come in on the side of the UK, by latest the summer of 1942...
  5. More permanent French-German peace treaty in 1940.

    Many years ago, I was reading France: the Dark Years about the Vichy regime. One thing that struck me was that Petain and his ministers initially believed after signing the Armistace that they would be relocated back to Paris in due course to continue their government from there. It never...
  6. After Stalingrad what could Germany do to hold off the USSR as long as possible?

    Didn't someone post once, excepting the above 'shoot Hitler' situation that the best thing in 1943 is to prepare for Kursk as normal, but then not actually execute it. Prepare, prepare, delay, prepare, delay... then delay again. Suddenly its middle-end of July 1943 and the Soviets realise...
  7. WI: More Series Of Blackadder

    I noted that as well, but always thought in Fourth, his standing wasn't that bad. In Third, he's Butler to the Prince sure, but still just a butler. In Fourth, he's an infantry Captain with an ear (even if it is a tin ear) to a General. Admittedly, being in the trenches isn't great, but you're...
  8. DBWI: PM Thatcher?

    OOC: Did you mean 1975 to 1978? Because if she was leader in 1974, it means she somehow unseated Heath earlier then she might've fought the October 1974 GE (if even one was held). I know you probably meant 1975, but its now interesting to speculate a 1974 arrival for Thatcher. She might've lost...
  9. True or false Russia was going to invade Germany

    As with your other 'True or False' question, no Russia was not going to invade Germany. Neither was the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, if you're using shorthand for the RSFSR. Russia/RSFSR was not able to do so as it had no ability to conduct foreign affairs. I believe you are...
  10. A History of the World War, 1936-1945 - An Alternate World War II TL

    What on earth is this rubbish? Why am I even replying to this? I don't know what your POD is, though it seems after World War I. Syria was a French colony during the 1930s. It was not a democratically elected regime. Is this some sort of attempt to be edgy by transposing current events in...
  11. Hung parliament in the 1992 UK election

    More importantly, how does Kinnock get replaced by Smith in such a short order to then agree a Grand Coalition (and why would they need the Lib Dems then)?
  12. The Footprint of Mussolini - TL

    Is this deliberate or accidental? In OTL, ITV produced "THE World at War". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_at_War
  13. The Two Davids: An Alternate 2015 Election TL

    Taking the Exit Poll first, many people forget that the Exit Poll in 2015 was nearly wrong on 1992 levels of wrongness. It was just that the polls (not the Exit Poll) had forecast deep into hung parliament territory that when the Exit Poll came out and said Con on 316 (just ten short) everyone...
  14. How would a British and Soviet only war against Germany go

    But that isn't what the opening post implied 'Say pearl harbor doesn't happen...' suggesting a December 1941 POD. Perhaps this entire thread belongs in ASB. It isn't *impossible* but it is unlikely the US would keep supporting the Soviets and UK without a DOW coming eventually. If LL is 'on'...
  15. How would a British and Soviet only war against Germany go

    I notice OP has stepped out. I also notice we're back to the old 'No Lend Lease - UK and USSR are definitely SCREWED', even though the (admittedly light on detail) scenario has a December 1941 POD, during which LL is already active to both the Soviet Union and the UK. I mean, come on. The...
  16. How would a British and Soviet only war against Germany go

    I'd say an Allied victory, but longer and harder. Lend Lease to the Soviets started in November 1941 if I recall correctly, so that wouldn't necessarily stop; though if the US is pursuing a 'Japan only' strategy, this may reduce a bit after December 1941. Aid to the British will probably be...
  17. Alternate cold war if the USSR liberated all of europe during WW2

    Unfortunately, the scenario (as handwaved) isn't very likely at all. I either see: D Day fails; Soviets nearly to the Rhine; UK & US then pull RANKIN, and secure France, Benelux, Norway and Italy. Soviets get all of Germany, Austria, Denmark and (perhaps) Greece over OTL. This isn't what you...
  18. Interesting AH ideas that aren't commonly used

    UK elections that are (or aren't) post war: Attlee tries to keep running with a threadbare majority (or seeks Liberal support) in 1951 instead of a GE and manages to eek it out to 1955. Probably never see a second Churchill premiership. Same with Wilson in 1966. (Does he win in Alt-1968/1969?)...
  19. Kim Philby identified as Soviet Agent in 1942.

    My wife, lover of all things to do with the Cambridge spies could answer this, but I have a suspicion the answer is nothing. 1942 - Soviets were our allies, and OTL the British government were remarkably lax about actually doing anything to Philby and the others. This is the era of 'good old...
  20. What's the population of the world if the Cuban Missile Crisis went hot?

    "I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed. But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops! Uh, depending on the breaks."
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