1. TheMugato

    WI: The Twin Towers remained standing after the 9/11 attacks?

    Somehow or another, I came across this analysis of the damage sustained by WTC-1 and WTC-2 on 9/11, published by FEMA a year following the attacks. In particular, I was struck by the following passage: Supposing we could conveniently handwave away the severity of the fires and the damage they...
  2. Technology in a world without 9/11

    The title is self-explanatory, really nothing much to add besides this question. In a world where 9/11 never occurs, how different does technology looks like today as of 2023? I would like your opinions on all tech, such as - computers, cellphones, artificial intelligence, buildings, vehicles...
  3. A hardliner ATL Soviet Union doesn't withdraw from Afghanistan, results?

    I find it confusing to what could happen Afghanistan if the Soviets never had withdrawn. And I have read these threads https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/war-on-terror-with-a-surviving-ussr.132355/ and...
  4. WI: Flight 175 doesn't bank left at the last second?

    I've tried looking around for a somewhat definite answer to a question that is suprisingly not often asked: what if the hijackers didn't bank the plane to the left at the last moment before impact? I think at least the left wing would clip into the tower, but I'm not sure what would happen...
  5. WI: The 9/11 Attacks Happened 1 Year Earlier?

    Say the 9/11 attacks happened a year earlier, on September 11, 2000 instead of 2001. What is Clinton's response to such an event? With the 2000 presidential election less than 2 months away, could this event possibly have any effect on how the election turns out?
  6. Aztekk

    9/11: The target of the planes change order

    What if the order of the planes from 9/11 was changed, so the White House was hit first? The two planes that impacted the Twin Towers - Flights 11 and 175 - were the earliest to be hijacked and the earliest to hit their targets. The fourth and last plane to be hijacked, Flight 93, was probably...
  7. Iwanh

    Geronimo : What if Osama Bin Laden was killed prior to 9/11?
    Threadmarks: Part 1: August 20th, 1998

    Geronimo Part I August 20th, 1998. Approximately 3:30 p.m. GMT[1]. Following orders given by President Bill Clinton, the United States undertook a controversial act. In what the President justified as a pre-emptive strike against terrorism. 70 cruise missiles were fired into Afghanistan...
  8. ToastyPancakes

    WI: Seth MacFarlane boarded American Airlines Flight 11

    I'm sure that you guys know about Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. Well, on the morning of the 11th of September, 2001, Seth MacFarlane was scheduled to return to Los Angeles on American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston. However, with a incorrect...
  9. Political and cultural effects of a worse 1993 WTC bombing

    In 1993, nearly 8 years before 9/11, there was an attempted attack on the WTC where a group of Islamic terrorists tried to detonate a bomb beneath the north tower. They believed that if the attempt was successful, the blast would knock down the north tower onto the south tower, destroying both...
  10. Gillan1220

    What if the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center was rebuilt after 9/11?

    Would it be possible to restore the Lower Manhattan skyline?
  11. The_Russian

    WI: 9/11 Happened in 2004?

    As the title says, what if 9/11 happened 3 years later and happened either exactly on September 11th in 2004, or some other time in 2004 before the election. Let's assume this 9/11 goes very similarly to OTL's 9/11. How is the election affected? How does culture change? How are those 3 years...
  12. MittleGittle

    A Day Twice to Remember: 9/11 on 11/11

    Sure hope this isn’t taken down, and me banned. So what if the infamous attacks happened on Remembrance day? The Effects? How would this happen and play out?
  13. alexandrosIII

    WI: American Airlines Flight 11 is armed with a stolen 40 kiloton Pakistani atom bomb

    According to Nukemap blast would be enough to obliterate Wall Street, the rest of the Financial District, and the NY Fed too, and it would even cause mild damage to buildings as far away as the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden. It would be too high for any fallout, but the short...
  14. 9/11 never happens

    POD: The hijackers die in a car crash. September 11, 2001: Comes and goes like any other day. November 12, 2001: The nation is shocked by the deadliest aviation disaster since 1979 when American flight 587 crashes in New York killing 265 people and one dog. December 2, 2001: Enron files for...
  15. coffeebreakcigarette

    119 : Twin Suns Taboo
    Threadmarks: The Day of Three Suns

    DECLASSIFIED CONVERSATION BETWEEN FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES POWELL AND AMBASSADOR TO PERU JOHN RANDLE HAMILTON CP : "Hello Mister Hamilton" JRH : "Good day to you, Secretary of State" [DEEP BREATH, PROBABLY JHR] CP : "I am in an important meeting right now, Ambassador. It must...

    What if The Iron Giant and Osmosis Jones wasn't failed in box office?

    The Iron Giant, is an one of the Warner Bros. Pictures famous animated cartoons, won the best picture award. How can I tell you this, if this film hadn't failed, then released the series in the early 2000s, for single or two seasons. Here is about Osmosis Jones too, for me quite to taste...
  17. Bomster

    Bush Presidency without 9/11?

    Let's say that somehow 9/11 is foiled or averted quietly, and September 11th, 2001 is just remembered as an ordinary day. What would the rest of George W's presidency have looked like without 9/11 and the War on Terror?
  18. Amadeus

    If Gore Had Won in 2000, How Could He Have Addressed Climate Change?

    Since the 1980s, Al Gore's chief policy issue has been climate change. He published the book An Inconvenient Truth in 1989, and starred in a 2006 documentary of the same name. Most discussions about a Gore victory in 2000 tend to focus on how he might've handled 9/11 and the economy differently...
  19. Amadeus

    DBWI: How Would George W. Bush Have Handled 9/11 and the Financial Crisis?

    I know this is relatively recent history, but just to set the stage for this DBWI thought experiment I'll recap the past 20 or so years of US history. In 2000, after a nail-biting election campaign, Vice-President John Kerry defeated George W. Bush and became the 43rd American President. Kerry...
  20. Tresckow

    Standing Tall | The World Without 9/11
    Threadmarks: Chapter One

    Standing Tall The World Without 9/11 "My fellow Americans, I am more than proud to bring you this great news. Thanks to our brave servicemen and women, we have now confirmed the death of Osama Bin Laden, one of the known leaders of al-Qaeda and the mastermind behind the failed bombing of the...