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  1. Describe and build a monument known for being described and rebuilt

    Maybe Roman ruins inspire others to build back bigger only for their civilization to be conquered...and inspire the conquerors to out do them. Maybe an eyesore is built to rub in victory over an enemy who are later subject to the same eyesore but larger and more unwieldly. Regardless of...
  2. What does an Allied Italy look like before, during, and after World War 2?

    As late as April 1935 Mussolini stressed the need for cooperation with the West and containment of Germany via the Stresa Front, which fell apart i the face of the invasion if Ethiopea and the Anglo-German Naval Agreement. But suppose Italy remains firm with the Western Allies against Hitler...
  3. Iberian Union under Alfonso of Portugal and Isabella of Castille

    Alfonso was the crown prince of Portugal and wed by proxy to Isabella, eldest daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella. By several accpunts the arranged marriage grew very quickly into a genuinely loving relationship. Unfortunately the prince died at age 16 in a horse-riding accident - had he...
  4. With a PoD no earlier than 1950, make the relationship between India and Pakistan at least as cordial as that of Canada and the United States

    As the thread says. Bonus: have them form or be part of a larger EU-style trade bloc
  5. What happens if Prince Charles and Princess Diana had as strong a marriage as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip?

    Would there be noticable differences and if so what might they be?
  6. Skyscrapers as international competition during the Cold War

    Suppose that during or after the Space Race the Superpowers decide that one of the next great frontiers is skyscrapers. How tall could they go, how big do they get?
  7. Build It Better Challenge

    Create (and describe) an ancient monument anywhere in the world with a tradition if being destroyed whenever the region is conquered and rebuilt by the conquerors, almost as if they have to somehow outdo their predecessors.
  8. How does France turn out if Napolean IV takes the throne?

    Napolean III was not in great health by 1869 and if France avoids the Franco-Prussian War then Napolean IV may take the throne in his mid-to-late 20s. Assuming he does, how does this change the fate of France? Is there still likely to be a World War?
  9. Fast Food Chains in Alternate Timelines

    While there was a Burger Queen in OTL it changed its name and only one remains, but could it have done better? What might be the strongest fast food chain in a surviving Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere or in a united Scandinavian Hegemony? What is their best selling item or claim to...
  10. Alternate film and or music pairings

    Would a modern remake of the Bullitt car chase scene or ending to the Blues Brothers go better with more modern music? What might be the sound track if Star Wars were made in a Soviet North America? Either with existing films or those in an alternate history, what different musical scores...
  11. Alternate History: Game Shows

    Explain the ATL then the game show in said ATL that stands out. Maybe it's a parallel of one in OTL, maybe it's one of your own creation! Examples: Soviet America: Jeopardy Five contestants play for extra ration cards and additional prizes. Winner takes all. Last place is executed in a...
  12. Scandinavia United

    Suppose Denmark, Norway, and Sweden actually come together via marriage from a living Lovisa Helvig (who died stillborn in OTL) of Denmark and Oscar I of Sweden with their firstborn son inheriting the combined throne around 1859/1860. What impact might a united Scandinavia have on Europe from...
  13. Axis China, Allied Japan

    Suppose the German relationship with China before World War 2 blossomed to a full alliance while Japan instead drifted towards the Allies. Whay impact does this have on the war and what does Asia look like afterwards? Will anti-colonialism spread to Korea or Taiwan or other locations as it...
  14. ATL: Fame Swaps

    The idea is to take two famous people from very different walks of life and exchange their reasons for fame. Summarize each person's ATL persona in one or two lines. Example - Father Stephen King's Neighborhood: An internationally renowned children's author and pacifist, prior to ascending to...
  15. Italians lose at Monte Grappa

    In late 1917 the Italians were routed at Caporetto with the Central Powers coming within 100km of Venice. Luigi Cardona was fired for incompetence and his much more capable second-in-command Armando Diaz too over, preventing an Austrian sack of Venice by winning the First Battle of Monte...
  16. Operation Sealion (et al)...with a twist

    What would be the impact on modern strategy games if from the late 80s onwards the ability to play WW2 secnarios/campaigns as Germany were widely seen as morally reprehensible?
  17. If Adenauer's 1962 proposal for Berlin is enacted...

    Adenauer proposed a swap of West Berlin for return of (West) German territory to the Line of Control from May 1945, possibly with an ultimate peace treaty as well. This was pondered by both sides though ultimately not enacted. If somehow it comes to pass, does it really deflate Cold War...
  18. Allies defer on Poland in 1939

    Is there any possibility that that due to its actions surrounding the Munich Agreement the Allies decide *not* to guarantee Poland in 1939 and if not how does this change WW2?
  19. Germany develops the Cavity Magnetron in 1935

    https://web.archive.org/web/20180114184047/http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?Docid=02123728 Apparently Dr. Yagi in Japan also developed one in 1939...what would be the effects of the Axis developing magnetron-based radar systems for themselves five years ahead of their discovery in OTL and when...
  20. Alfred Redl caught earlier - Effect on Austria-Hungarian performance in World War I?

    Suppose Alfred Redl is caught before he can sell Austria-Hungary's plans and defensive strategies to Russia. How does this impact Austria's performance in the first World War? Is it enough to swing whole battles or even change timing of advancement on the Eastern Front? And if so what happens...
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