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  1. WI: Nixon dumps the dirt on Congress

    For some reason I can't look this up but I could swear I've read that Nixon had, not shockingly, mountains of Congressional dirty laundry and intelligence that he had collected over the years, and that he floated using this during Watergate. So let's say that, rather than resign, he unleashes...
  2. WI: Business Plot is attempted and fails, what next?

    What if the Business Plot was actually plotted out and executed (say this wasn't idle chatter and a genuinely reactionary general was found for it, a good candidate would be George Van Horn Moseley I think), but fails because it still would ultimately be something of a crackpot scheme with...
  3. Aiming for a truly Radical Reconstruction: would this work?

    It's been debated how to successfully sustain an egalitarian Reconstructed South and the general consensus, of course, is that it's difficult to imagine. Really difficult. There was not really the political-ideological incentive to root-and-branch redistribute the land holding of the southern...
  4. Stand-By Equipment: A Nelson Rockefeller TL

    Three election cycles in a row teased and denied him the highest office. What else was a Rockefeller supposed to do at that point, other than shape the world? The increasing distance from the presidency had seemed like a cosmic cruelty to him: to be given all the chance in the world to achieve...
  5. WI: Nixon wounded in '68

    What if Nixon has a George Wallace-style assassination attempt in 1968 that doesn't kill him, but renders him unable to campaign, maybe paralyzing him? Assume this takes place a week before the RNC in Miami Beach. My take: his competition was Reagan and Rockefeller. The western and southern...
  6. Any Color You Like: A President Henry Ford TL

    Daniel Moody had finished his letter of condolence to the newly widowed Catherine Ann Dunn Smith, wife of Governor Al Smith. He was staring out at the unusually drenched Texas summer landscape from his window. "What now?" Moody turned 35 just a few weeks prior. Elected governor in 1927, his...
  7. AHC: kill US isolationism before 1914

    With a POD after 1885, how can you get the US in formal alliance or at least willing and able to intervene in the European balance of power in the first year of WWI? What ruptures would this create in the alliance systems?
  8. WI: Nixon assassinated during the '68 campaign

    Carried on from another thread, because I've been toying with ideas for a worst-late-60s-possible with a 1968 POD TL anyway. What effects would it have if Nixon was assassinated in, say, September? Who will the GOP nominate in his absence? How is this going to affect violence down the road? How...
  9. WI: TR dies on the River Of Doubt (effects on the GOP)

    What kind of effects could TR's death have on the very much in-flux, factionalized GOP of the 1910s? Could the conservative Stalwarts have far more control of the party? What would the election of 1916 look like?
  10. 1864 (and later) election(s) with CSA victory/settlement

    I've never really read how the implications of a CSA victory/settlement/recognition would have affected the 1864 election...or later for that matter. Depending on how disastrous the war effort was for the North (especially if it involved foreign intervention), or the terms exactly, could it kill...
  11. Canada in a red-USA scenario

    Assuming the USA got enveloped over by a socialist and communist revolution as has been oft imagined here sometime in the interwar period, what are the likely political developments in Canada? Could the revolution spread? Would the political developments in the USA that would require this to...
  12. Does no Vichy France butterfly the Pacific War?

    Would Japan really bother with French Indochina in a situation where France does not fold, even if they eventually evacuated to Algiers to fight from there? Would the ABCD really bother to embargo Japan before they seized Indochina?
  13. How far can you take Eleanor Roosevelt's political career?

    If there's one woman that could have mounted a serious political career before woman's lib, it's probably Eleanor Roosevelt. She had the clout, name, credibility and an enormous amount of respect. Now, a woman president before 1970 is probably ASB, but would her as an effective and remembered...
  14. Can Italy become communist in the interwar period?

    That is to say, with a POD no earlier than the Treaty of Versailles. Not to mention the knock-on effects in Spain, Portugal, France and Germany. I'd expect the Nazis to still be around. Other than that, I don't know.
  15. Japan more belligerent towards China in WWI

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-One_Demands I was trying to come up with a scenario involving a communist Japan and it seems I may have struck it with this one. Is it plausible that Japan not backing down to international pressure to turn China into a suzerain in WWI would have drained...
  16. DBWI: fractured Africa?

    So, sub-Saharan Africa has managed to pull together the semi-miraculous, multi-lingual, if poor and rickety and corrupt democracy called The Bilad Confederation since colonialism ended. What if they crumbled into a mess of squabbling and desperate and wartorn states like much of the former...
  17. WI/PC: African American political party?

    Does anyone thing there could have been a (probably quite leftist, of course) political party that was largely focused on black interests, starting around the latter part of the civil rights movement, and one that could have gotten the national majority of black votes?
  18. WI: Another Great Kanto earthquake--in 1941

    I'm not sure if geological phenomena belong in ASB or not, but the idea occurred to me when thinking of more alternative WWII scenarios. If a 9.5er hit Kanto before Pearl Harbor, what effect would it have on the Pacific War, the Empire, Europe, hell, the post-war world?
  19. AHC/PC: world communism

    With a POD no earlier than 1848, could the world have been dominated by "communist" or "socialist states" at any point or continuing to today? Now, when I say dominated, not necessarily every great power must be socialist (though I'd prefer it if someone could come up with that), but at...
  20. Effects on Europe/WWII with a socialist USA

    There's been a thread on this before, but when considering it and Jello's Reds timeline, I can't say I completely buy the whole idea of a Western Europe/Japan v. USSR/USA war. As certain as I am that Britain (and France, unless their political and social instability is worsened/the homegrown...
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