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  1. The King's Choice an alternative Norway

    The Norwegian Film the King's Choice was recently shown of Channel 4 based on the dilemma facing Haakon V11 when Germany invaded Norway in 1940. The foreign minister sought accommodation with the Germans but the invading forces were impatient and sought to impose Quisling on the country also...
  2. AHC: U.S. with fewer firearms restrictions

    There would be gun control at state or city or town level. Its nothing new it was introduced in Dodge City by Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp and it was Virgil Earp's attempt to enforce on town ordinance in Tombstone that lead to the Gunfight at the OK Coral. Do the NRA lament the Tombstone...
  3. A black Dr Who: The Alternate History of Gallifree

    Dr Who’s last regeneration was as a woman which some people have regarded as political correctness gone mad. Possibly less contentious would have been a black Dr Who. However, portrayals of Time Lords have tended to be elderly white men and there appears to be no evidence of a black community on...
  4. World War II - What if Germany invaded Ireland

    It is a highly unlikely scenario, in 1940 Germany's largest surface ships had been either sunk or were undergoing repairs following the invasion of Norway rendering Operation Sea Lion as being highly risky invading Ireland involved a greater distance with the Royal Navy which was still the most...
  5. The Caliphates continue

    I am referring to the caliphate of the middle ages and north Africa and not to current attempts by Islamist extremists such as ISIL to form a caliphate which bears no resemblance to the Abbasid, Umayyad and Fatimid caliphates which were relatively open and inclusive not by present day standards...
  6. Was the transatlantic slave trade essential for the industrialisation and economic de

    Question to consider- Was the transatlantic slave trade essential for the industrialisation and economic development of Western Europe. The neo-Marxist analysis of slavery suggests it was Yes- The triangle trade was essential in providing raw materials for the industrial revolution Slavery...
  7. No 1976 sex discrimination act

    In 1976 sex discrimination was outlawed in the United Kingdom. What would have happened if the legislation wasn't passed? Would it have had any major effect on unemployment figures would male unemployment have been lower? some changes were already taking place from the 60's onwards such as women...
  8. Pavane

    I read it several; times the first time in 1968 after finding it in the newly created science fiction section of the public library and wondered was this strictly speaking SF? It was the first AH I came across and is now a classic and there are elements of it in the Alteration. However what...
  9. Kowlski Company of the dead

    Has anyone read this? It is not strictly speajking AH but more a time travel paradox story. The diveregence point occurs on the Titanic when a time traveller attempts to avert the disaster but merely delays it with unintended consequences which result in the United States remaining neutral in...
  10. No Jameson Raid

    Arguably this may belong in the after 1900 section as although the event was in 1896 its consequences lasted some time afterwards. In 1896 Dr Jameson lead a raid into the Transvaal in the hopes of fermenting an Uitlander uprising against the Boers. It was a failure, Jameson and his nmen were...
  11. No Nelson Mandela?

    Nelson Mandela played and major role in bringing about a peaceful transformation of power in South Africa but what if he wasn't there? Suppose the judge in the Rivonia trial had passed the death sentence? Would the transfer of power have been peaceful?
  12. The Windsor Faction

    Or it could be called Beverley Nicholls writes the King's Speech. D.J Taylor explores the what if scenario regarding Edward the eighth becoming king. The point of divergence occurs in 1936 when Wallis Simpson dies on the operating table. Much of the plot takes place in 1939-40 when a faction...
  13. WI: South African civil/race war?

    The most likely civil war would have been in some of the townships not so much as between Xhose and Zulu but between the ANC and Inkatha. As it was there was a low key civil war but Inkatha lacked the support of much of the Zulu community and Inkatha sprang moere from a conflict between a...
  14. Germany doesn't resume unrestricted submarine warfare

    The reason given for the entry of the United States into the First World War was the resumption on unrestricted submarine warfare aggravated by trhe Zinnerman cable. Germany commencted unrestricted submarine warfare in 1915 almost bringing the United States into the war then abandoned it towards...
  15. Argentina gets new battleships

    Langsdorff sails to Buenos Aires and the Germans do a Goeben and hand the Graf Spee over to Argentina
  16. Cameron gets a majority in 2010

    Thew 2010 election resulted in a hung parliament with the Conservatives having the largest number of seats and a coalition was formed with the only other sustainable alternative being a minority conservative government. What if the Tories had managed to win more seats and had either a small...
  17. God plays dice, Einstein accepts the presidency of Israel

    In 1952 following the death of Chaiom Wizemann Einstein was offered thew presidency of Israel but he declined the offer recognising that he lackled the interperson skills. However what if he had accepted? Einstein was a supporter opf cooperation between jew and arab and was a reluctantr...
  18. What if the White Ship didn't sink

    The White Ship sank in 1120 with only two survivors. Henry 1st only legitmate son was lost with the ship resulting in a civil war on Henry's death between his daughter Matilda and Stephen and eventually the rise of the Plantagenets with numerous civil wars and a major civil war in the War of the...
  19. Benedict Arnold and George Washington

    Had no not changed sides we could however it wasn't congress's fault that Arnold changed sides but Arnolds. He did not change sides because he had become a convinced loyalist but for personal gain or pique at not being promoted which doesn't say a lot about the strength of his patriotism Had...
  20. Nixon stays in power

    It was by no means certain that Mcgovern was going to win when the burglary took place Muskie and others were still in the running. Obviously had the break in not taken place then Nixon would have remained in the White House as he migh had he immediately done something about it or come clean...
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