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  1. Third Punic War ends in a draw.

    What would be the effects if Carthage and Rome survived the Punic wars? Instead of the destruction of Carthage, or the usual AH inversion of Attila restroying Rome, both nations survive. It does not really matter that much who wins the Third War; nations waxes and wane so the loser would...
  2. Effects of no fossil fuels in industrialization (and society).

    I was rememebing some sci-fi fic (whose title cannot remembr) dealing with terraformating planest, and it made me think on the possible effects of a civilization on such a place. This is more related to the future (or even ASB) forums, but I dediced to extrapolate to Earth. Lets claim, for...
  3. US Armed forces if no Cold War

    Let's imagine there was no cold war -pick your POD: Failed Revolution, the Nazis destroy the URRS as a world power even if they losse the war, the URRS falls apart after the war on several nations; let's simply pick one POD than lacks an european Superpower hostile to the US. How big would...
  4. Chakkenge: The Kingdom of the Isles

    Practically every fantasy/RPG setting has a Kingdom of the Isles (which, in a display of originality, has "isles" or "sea" somewhere on its name), no matter how unlikely its survival as a nation on a realistic timeline for that fantasy world would have been. The challenge, should you take it...
  5. Axis (Spanish) Cuba

    I was thinking on one of the, for a spaniard, most irritating AH clichés ("no matter the POD, there will be a Spanish Civil War in the early decades of the 20th century") when an idea stuck me. If there is not Spanish-American war, or Spain actually decided to give more than a token effort...
  6. Pirate Queen Beth

    While I suppose (well, I am rather certain) this should be in ASB, some humor from time to time never hurt anyone. Now then, Spaniards of the time called england (with some reason) a nation of pirates and Elizabeth the "Pirate Queen" (how extended this was, or wheter it simply was some poet...
  7. Could China balkanize?

    A common assumption I have seen in this forum is than the sucession of Chinese dinasties was inevitable -dinasty conquers, dinasty corrupts, dinasty falls, chaos, new dinasty conquers. But I honestly do not see why is was so inevitable, specially on the first milleniun or so (afterwards...
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