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  1. Ask me about Icelandic history

    I was going to make this thread at some point, but I didn´t/ and couldn´t join the copy cat wave. Now it´s maybe unfashionable but at least it will be more unique. I´ll be back in a few hours to answer your questions.:D
  2. List of countries that could have gone Communist in 20th century

    Alright, we´re gonna make a list (this is take 2, don´t mention any nazistuff;)) Add countries and make a point for it: 1. Iran. Communist/marxist movement had popularity in the 50s, although I think a likelier outcome without US/UK interference is a stable republic. 2. Finland. Losing the...
  3. The AHC game

    The rules are simple: You mention an event, headline, make a paragraph that is from an ATL, and the next person states the POD and what line of events lead to this. You can be less detailed or you can be more detailed in how you answer, depending on how difficult the AHC is to pull of...
  4. No Sartre

    I was just reading a bit about existentialism. Sartre was in the french army in 1940 after being drafted, but wasn´t in combat. He got arrested for a while, used his arrest to start writing one of his main philosophical treatises and then got pretty famous internationally after the war. If he...
  5. Could Mitt Romney have won Ted Kennedy`s seat

    When he ran back in the 90s, think it was 92. (Edit: no it is 94 like was pointed out) Now, it might be impossible, Romney doesn`t have much of a name, he is not a supereffective campaigner and the only way to win would be if something disastrous happened to Ted. (No I don`t mean death... I`m...
  6. It´s going to ruin us

    I thought this ad has merit globally. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4PcQfz0MfU Enjoy.
  7. What would have been the effects of Rome conquering all of Britain

    Ireland and Scotland included. Let´s assume Roman empire still falls apart, west roman empire crumbles and the east roman lasts. How is Britain different if both Scotland and Ireland have had at least 200 years or more of roman rule?
  8. The Chrysanthemum colony

    This TL is the story of a very different relationship between Japan and America. The lands of salmon and rice Brief history of the Japanese in north america Author: Boris Hashimoto It was in the year 1643 that Oda Nobuhide, the ninth youngest son of a formerly impoverished Samurai clan...
  9. A greek city states replaces Rome?

    Founds a similarily large empire? Is it doable? Who´d the candidates for it be? What would need to be different?
  10. AHC: Maximum british island invasions

    Starting from 1066, make a few paragraph TL with the maximum (realisticly) amounts of invasions from the mainland onto Britain from that year until now.
  11. Reverse Vinland

    The natives of Thule I`ve been thinking. Before the inuits settled Greenland other tribes had tried and failed. But what if they would have succeeded adapting the same way inuits did. Old historybooks tend to date the settlement of Iceland to late 700s, by now it`s widely considered it...
  12. DBWI: AHC make Churchill prime minister

    Ok, I was reading world war I history and I came across the Gallipolli disaster. For those who don´t know it was a British attempt to invade Turkey, suffice to say it ended horribly. It was the first of many huge blunders on part of the RN, and as we all know the war ended about a year later...
  13. More succesful Parthians

    Rome never managed to conquer them. In fact they very often lost to them. Before the Romans came onto the scene Parthians had an empire that reached the mediterranean. But they declined since then, and often Romans were getting involved in their internal affairs. Now, WI Parthians would have...
  14. A brave new world

    Chapter 1. Discovery of Nyheim Our story begins like so many other stories with an inconsequential murder. It probably happened 960 or earlier. Erik the red, a redhaired (hence the name) and foul tempered settler of a distant atlantic island, killed a man for a borrowed shovel. The...
  15. Last Pod for a muslim Spain

    I`m just wondering if it`s pullable that`s all. I`m not to familiar with spain`s medieval history but I`m thinking of making a TL for the first time in many years and I`d love to include a muslim spain in it. The political situation in that TL wouldn`t be unrecognizable to us by 1400 though the...
  16. Challenge: US speaks Swedish

    ok, something similar to US in size, power and area, (may or may not include Alaska or various other states) exists in the year 2011 and speaks Swedish. The pod must be after, 1648.:D
  17. The arab spring- could it have happened earlier?

    What it says. I know the price of food and cost of living had been going up. However these countries were dealing with mass unemployment, bad economies and bad regimes for a long time by that time. Could an arab spring have happened earlier and to what effect? I imagine that if it occurred a...
  18. Napoleon the science fanatic

    Yeah, Napoleon becomes the emperor of France in this TL alright. But the thing is, ever since he was a child he´s been a fan of science and engineering. What are the effects?
  19. No Bismarck

    Sorry, no Bismarck. Yep, he died at birth, or was run over by a horse carriage, opts for a different career. But Prussia will have to live with a less brilliant prime minister. What are the effects? To what extent is Bismarck important for the unification of Germany, Germany´s foreign policy...
  20. Spain avoids civil war

    Is it possible for Spain to have a peaceful transition of power in the 1930s and avoid a civil war. Perhaps a less radical left wing, or a later left wing victory. Nationalisation was very "in" those decades so it seems hard to avoid a left wing government try to nationalize mines and such...
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