1970s

  1. Spiro Agnew Resigns in Late 1971, Brooke Replaces him, Nixon dies in early '72, What happens next?

    Alright, so I did do some research and lurking on this site and on Wikipedia and I found out that in 1974, Richard Nixon briefly considered replacing then Vice President Spiro Agnew with Massachusetts Senator Ed Brooke, who would lose re-election to the Senate in 1978. The only times i've seen...
  2. Frank Hart

    DBWI: No Summary Execution of Red Guards

    OTL, it's pretty much an open secret that in 1978, Deng Xiaoping ordered the summary execution of all perpetrators of the Cultural Revolution, purging just about the entire Pro-Maoist faction of the Communist Party. During the purge, official sources dictate that over 600 thousand died, while...
  3. 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...
  4. DBWI: Stanley Kubrick Never Makes "Napoleon"

    Stanley Kubrick's "Napoleon" swept the 1972 Academy Awards winning Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, and Best Actress for Audrey Hepburn - who came out of retirement to do the film. Starring Jack Nicholson as Napoleon, Hepburn as Josephine, and Malcolm...
  5. Alternate History - TV Pilots vs TV Series reverse of outcome effects.

    Hi everyone, good to meet you all. I'm active on Quora, and there was a recent question posted: In an alternate universe where all the successful 1970s and 1980s TV pilots failed, and the ones that failed instead succeeded, how would this have affected the TV stars' careers? For example...
  6. DBWI: George Lucas Quits Directing After "Star Wars"

    After the release of his massive hit "Star Wars," George Lucas considered giving up directing. He hated the pressures of making "Star Wars," and making films only as a producer and writer seemed like an attractive option. But Lucas wanted to maintain creative control of his films, so he...
  7. What Should Carter Have Done Differently?

    When he entered office in 1977, Jimmy Carter was a widely popular President. But his hostile relationship with Congress, the faltering economy, the Iran Hostage Crisis, and his poor communication skills caused his support to plummet. In the end he lost the 1980 election in a landslide, leading...
  8. DBWI: Rudy Giuliani Becomes a Republican

    It often comes as a surprise that Rudy Giuliani, one of New York's most influential Democrats, once considered switching parties. In the 1970s, Giuliani flirted with joining the GOP in order to move up the ladder as a federal prosecutor. However, Giuliani decided against this and remained a...
  9. If Elected in 1968, Would RFK Have Been Re-Elected in '72?

    There have been many threads on this site about RFK's last campaign (some of them by me), and whether or not he would have been nominated and/or elected President in 1968. But one thing that's sometimes glossed over is 1972: if (narrowly) elected in 1968, would RFK have been re-elected in 1972?
  10. DBWI: Nixon Beats Kennedy in 1968

    After surviving an assassination attempt, RFK beat the odds and won the 1968 Democratic Presidential nomination. While Nixon had an early polling lead, Kennedy ultimately beat him by a narrow margin. What if Nixon had won instead? How might he have handled Vietnam and the problems of the 1970s...
  11. WI: An RFK Presidency - in the 1980s

    The POD is RFK is never assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan. Despite winning most of the primaries he goes on to lose the nomination. But Kennedy's stand-out speech at the Democratic convention, which helps to calm the attendees and blunt the violence in Chicago, and his support for Humphrey in the...
  12. 1970s Culture if Humphrey Had Beaten Nixon

    I recently posted a thread about what 1980s culture might've been like with a Democrat in the White House. Now, I ask what the culture of the 1970s might have been like if Humphrey had beaten Nixon in 1968.
  13. Why Did Mark Felt Help Woodward & Bernstein?

    During the Watergate reporting, journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein used a source known as "Deep Throat" to uncover crucial information about the Nixon Administration's involvement in the scandal. It was later revealed that "Deep Throat" was in fact Mark Felt, the former Associate...
  14. WI: UK Labour Wins in 1970

    What if Labour had won the 1970 UK General Election as expected?
  15. DBWI: Reagan Loses to Ford in 1976

    At the 1976 Republican Convention, Ronald Reagan narrowly upset President Ford to become the GOP's nominee for President. What if Reagan had lost as expected, and Ford had been the Republican nominee in 1976?
  16. WI: Liberals Lose the 1972 Canadian General Election

    The 1972 Canadian general election was extremely close, with Trudeau's Liberals winning a plurality of only 2 seats over the Tories. Trudeau went on to form a minority government with support from the New Democrats. What if the result had been switched, with the Tories winning a 2 seat plurality...
  17. DBWI: Rate Hubert Humphrey as a President

    Hubert Humphrey served as the 37th US President from 1969 to 1973. Your challenge is to evaluate Humphrey's administration. Was Humphrey a good or bad President? Was he somewhere in the middle?
  18. AHC: Nixon vs Humphrey Round Two

    The POD is Humphrey decides to actively contest the 1972 Democratic presidential primaries from the beginning and he ultimately wins the nomination. After picking his running mate at the convention, Humphrey faces President Richard Nixon a second time in the general election. Who might Humphrey...
  19. DBWI: Nixon Covers Up Watergate

    In 1972, members of CREEP were caught breaking into the Watergate Hotel. Recognizing that the political fallout of a cover up would be worse than the break in itself, Nixon agreed to cooperate with legal authorities in the prosecution of the burglars. But what if Nixon had succumbed to paranoia...
  20. DBWI: Which Kennedy Was the Best President?

    The Kennedy family produced two US Presidents, John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. Between the two of them, who was the best President?
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