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  1. Independent Texas as failed state

    I'm kicking around an idea for a story set in an AH universe. The story would be set in Houston in the present day, so the AH timeline is backstory and doesn't have to be realistic, but I'd like to at least make a go of a plausible backstory. The present day has the following characteristics...
  2. American Revolutionary War as European Land War?

    Here's one I don't think I've read here. The ARW was a far-reaching conflict, whose European powers kept fighting after the Thirteen Colonies had secured independence. Spain and France fought Britain in colonial struggles across the world, invaded Minorca and attempted to do the same at...
  3. Post-revolution territorial conflicts in a balkanized North America

    I was looking up some old threads and found a couple about the territorial conflicts between the thirteen colonies, and I think it warrants a new thread. I've also been working on a map of such a scenario. https://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=139427...
  4. WI Hitler goes through with the initial invasion plans for Czechslovakia

    OTL he thought about it and called the Munich conference instead, a decision he later regretted. Hitler has a moment with a portrait of Frederick the Great in Charlottenberg and is unconvinced by his advisors or the unenthusiastic response of German citizens to war. Germany launches its...
  5. Great Britain defeats the Continental Congress in the Northeast, loses elsewhere

    PoD wherever works. Fighting breaks out in Massachusetts and the Thirteen Colonies declare independence about the next year. Great Britain's expeditionary force succeeds in defeating militias and driving back the Continental Army in New York and the Mid-Atlantic, but asymmetrical warfare drags...
  6. Techno-dystopian Cold War on steroids?

    I'd like to write some AH science fiction, and I was wondering what sort of timeline might bring about the following scenario by about the year 2000. I have some ideas of my own, but I'm less interested in the specific problems with the sketched timeline as I am in finding better ways to get to...
  7. The Fourth Reich

    A mini-timeline for you all. It's a scenario I've been kicking around. I'm sure things like it have been done before, but not in precisely the same way. If I do something with this, I'd like to avoid some lesser Sea Mammals, so I'd love some input/plausibility check on the details. I've moved it...
  8. Marx goes to the States

    I was just reading this interview with Thomas Barnett, who makes an interesting point: Say Marx and possibly also Engels tour the U.S. before writing some of their most well-known works. How does this change their writings, and how socialism develops in the decades and centuries ahead?
  9. AH Challenge: USSR wins the Cold War

    This one's a doozy I know, but I have enough confidence in the board's creativity to not immediately put it in the ASBs pile. So: with a point of divergence sometime in the 20th century (after the October Revolution if possible, before the turn of the century if necessary), make it so that...
  10. Wilhelm I of Germany assassinated in 1878

    I've been thinking about this as a point of divergence for my first timeline. Either Max Hoedel or Karl Nobiling is successful in his attempt on the Kaiser's life. Friedrich III will have perhaps a decade of rule before being succeeded by his infantile son. I'm interested to hear what the boards...
  11. Start/End dates for Modernity?

    Not an AH question strictly speaking but a more general historical question. In what years did the "modern era," however you prefer to define it, begin and end? And why those dates? I have my own thoughts about this, but I'd like to hear some other views before I post them just yet.
  12. Postwar Inglorious Basterds

    The film diverges from history a bit. I won't name any details for the sake of those who haven't seen it yet, but spoilers are likely to crop up in this thread. So what happens to Europe at the end of the Basterdized war?
  13. WI: Stresemann executes those beer hall thugs

    I was reading a bit on Gustav Stresemann and how he dealt rather lightly with the conspirators of the Beer Hall Putsch. And then I thought to myself, "wouldn't it have been nice if he'd lined the bastards up against a wall and shot the lot of them?" I'm assuming the charge would be treason...
  14. Hitler Killed, SS goes East?

    Had an idea last night for a possible butterfly in a Hitler-killed-before-WWII timeline, and I want your opinions about where it stands on the plausible vs. ASB continuum. Pick your favorite Hitler death scenario for the PoD. There's a struggle for power within Germany, and for purposes of...
  15. AH Challenge: Austria unites the German states

    This is a scenario I haven't seen discussed yet. So AHers, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make Austria unite a German nation sometime in the 19th century, preferably leaving a surviving Prussia separate but Grossdeutschland is an option as well. POD can be anywhere from the...
  16. WI Rohm as head of the NSDAP?

    A friend and I are kicking around ideas for an axis victory timeline (I know, I know...) and we were thinking of a PoD in 1923 with Hitler's death at Odeonsplatz during the Beer Hall Putsch. So: what chance does Ernst Rohm have of taking over the Nazi party and how does that change its...
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