1950s

  1. What if Getúlio Vargas had not committed suicide in 1954?

    Hi, first post here As we know, Getúlio Vargas committed suicide in 1954, ending the Vargas era, but what if he had gotten rid of that idea and decided to face what was to come? What would change in history in Brazil?
  2. willyvereb

    ATL 1950s without nukes? How much would the world change?

    The Manhattan Project and other researches to weaponize nuclear fission fail completely and atomic bombs are never developed. Nuclear reactors are still made and now they don't have any connection to bombs. World War Two concludes relatively similar to how it did in OTL. The current date is...
  3. Gillan1220

    What if the JSDF was rearmed with the Type 4 Chi-To and the Type 3 Chi-Nu medium tank?

    When the JSDF was established in 1954, they were given American hand-me-downs from the uniforms, the M1 Garand, and even the Sherman tanks. Japan at the end of the war had only completed two Type 4 Chi-To medium tanks and over 166 Type 3 Chi-Nu medium tanks. What if the U.S. allowed Japan to...
  4. mspence

    Rock And Roll Without Elvis

    Who besides Elvis might have been a breakthrough artist for rock and roll? Carl Perkins?
  5. Tanah Air : An Indonesian timeline
    Threadmarks: Portal page

    Tanah Air An Indonesian timeline Welcome to the Portal Page for the Tanah Air alternate timeline By Bakso Joko Widodo Coat of Arms of Indonesia Foreword The following timeline is my very first one the site. I’ve worked on it, drafted it stopped working on it, and finally, it reached a...
  6. Slime_blob

    No Magsaysay Presidency, Instead Quirino won reelection, Philippines 1950s

    what will happen if Magsaysay never became president of the Philippines and instead Quirino stayed at president. I had been doing some research about Quirino's presidency and most of his policies are actually good and pro Filipino, believing that the Philippines if recovered wont need the US for...
  7. Rebel With an Effect: An Alternate 1950s and Beyond (Collaborative TL)

    Near Cholame, California September 30, 1955 Inside his black and white Ford Tudor, Donald Turnupseed leaned his head back and let out a sigh of relief. Whoo, he thought. That could've been ugly. They say any accident you can walk away from is a good one. Of course, that's in relative terms...
  8. Let Us Win Through Together [Redux]: A British Politics TL
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Introduction Today marks the 71st anniversary of the 1950 general election, one of the most significant of the post war period. Although there was no change of government, a strong swing towards the Conservatives almost wiped out Labour's landslide majority of 1945, and made Labour's eventual...
  9. W.I North American XF-108 Rapier put into service?

    The North American XF-108 Rapier was far ahead when it was conceived in 1950s, so much so it wouldn't look out of place in the 1980s. But the 108 was cancelled due to insufficient funds, over running and the threat changing from Soviet bombers to ICBM. It was not in vain as the 108 derivative...
  10. mspence

    Egyptian Revolution Fails

    Don’t open a door that you won't be able to close.-Arab proverb WI the revolution hadn't succeeded; what happens to Nasser, etc, not to mention the Suez Canal?
  11. Let Us Win Through Together: A British Politics Wikibox tl
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: The 1950 general election

    Let Us Win Through Together a British Politics Wikibox tl by gaitskellitebevanite Chapter 1 Labour’s victory in the June 1950 election is now considered a foregone conclusion, but Labour was not always likely to win a second term. Opinion polls through 1948 and 1949 were bleak...
  12. Zyobot

    Post-WW2 Election: Dwight Eisenhower Vs. Franklin Roosevelt

    Having guided the nation through the Great Depression and led it to the cusp of victory during World War Two, Franklin D. Roosevelt had--time and again--proven himself as an insurmountable candidate, having won all four times that he ran for office and building a legacy as one of America's most...
  13. JEF_300

    Japanese Military in 1949

    Let's assume that MacArthur decides, for whatever reason, that retaining the relatively high paying jobs in Japan's military-industrial complex is vital to rebuilding Japan, and the Japanese military is reorganized into the Japan Self-Defense Forces in either late 1945 or early 1946, rather...
  14. DBWI: Have brutalism become a main architectural style

    During the 1950s, the architectural idea of "brutalism", with a focus on utilitarian and minimalist buildings that showcased the bare materials of the construction and visible structural elements instead of decorative designs, became something of a fad in the West before fading into obscurity...
  15. Following through with Retrofuturism

    Retrofuturism, how we thought the world would look in the future, back in the 1950s. It's very good looking, and if you look at some of the posters you might want to have followed through with it. However, we never followed through, maybe due to very high expectations for the time, which is very...
  16. Hindustani Person

    Dusk of the Rising Sun: A Hearts of Iron IV Mod
    Threadmarks: Intro

    Owo what’s this? Another AH HOI4 mod. This one focuses on a world where Japan dominates. Set in 1959, the mod begins in a bleak world. Most of Asia is under the oppressive, fascist Japanese Empire. Southern Europe and the Middle East are dominated by the equally oppressive Italian Empire, In...
  17. Red Wave: A World Bathed in Crimson
    Threadmarks: Foreword

    Hello everyone, this is my first TL here, so please go easy on me. Red Wave: A World Bathed in Crimson asks the question, "What if the Soviet Union 'won' the Cold War?" Yes, I am aware that TLs that take place during the Cold War are a bit overdone here, but this period of history is my area...
  18. Amadeus

    Could Taft Have Won in 1952?

    A major reason that Republican leaders supported Dwight Eisenhower for President in 1952 was that they believed the frontrunner, Senator Robert Taft, was unelectable. Taft was widely seen as an isolationist arch-conservative who opposed the New Deal, positions that were very unpopular at the...
  19. APTerminator

    Long May He Serve

    Synopsis Suppose, if only for a minute, what if the longest serving president in America had served a little longer? Welcome to Long May He Serve, my timeline on that what if. We'll follow events starting off from April 12, when FDR actually died, and go on for as long as I can. So sit back in...
  20. AltoRegnant

    Most Powerful Britain Post War

    Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is thus-Create a TL where britain survives as a major power, only losing a maximum of two major colonies, and the surviving colonies have a more equal governance. I imagine that the soviets would have to be more aggressive in southern Europe and the...
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