afghanistan

  1. Where would Bin Laden take refuge if the Soviet Russians still occupy and controlled Afghanistan?

    In our timeline the soviets had withdrawn from Afghanistan on May 15th 1988. But in this alternate timeline Gorbachev somehow never takes power and instead another hardliner was in power. So no withdrawal ever happens from late 80s onwards had their troops stationed on Afghanistan. 9/11 would...
  2. PC: A Sikh Afghanistan?

    The Sikh Empire was at war with the rulers of what is now modern day Afghanistan for most of its existence, first kicking them out of the Punjab and, once that was done, taking Peshawar from them, forever confining Kabul's power to the regions west of the Khyber Pass. My question is, can Ranjit...
  3. The Kingdom Of The Chauhans - A victorious Prithviraj III TL
    Threadmarks: Prithiviraj, Victorious!

    It is said that history is written by the victors. Those that survive the battle, even though they lose, gets to keep their narrative alive. This story that I am about to tell you is somewhat similar but with much….. greater effects it has in the history of Bhārata. First Battle of Tarain...
  4. PolishSoldier

    WI Four Million Afghan refugees went to INDIA instead of Pakistan (1978-2001)

    India and Afghanistan often term their relationship as 'bhai-bhai' which loosely translated means (I think) "forever brothers." Pakistan has often borne the brunt of Afghan criticism in different decades even though they've done so much to open their borders during the Afghan Soviet invasion. It...
  5. AHC: Provide foreign aid to the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857

    I am studying more about the Rebellion in India against the British East India company starting in 1857. As well as other wars involving the British Empire around that time in such as the First Anglo Afghan War, the First and Second Anglo-Sikh wars, Crimean war, Anglo-Persian War, 2nd Opium war...
  6. consequences of a Mikoyan premiership?

    what if Anastas Mikoyan became premier of the soviet union? would he reform the USSR into semi capitalism? would the soviets avoid collapse? what would armenia be like? how would this alternate USSR and world develop?
  7. AHC: Proseperous Afghanistan

    With a POD no earlier than 1800, create an Afghanistan with a similar standard of living to OTL Spain. Bonus points if it also happens to be a liberal, secular democracy!
  8. PC/WI - Russians enact the Duhamel Plan (Invasion of India during the Crimean War)

    The Duhamel Plan was the proposed Russian invasion of India during the Crimean War. It is… ambitious to say the least. The idea was to threaten the British-controlled India by invading through either Central Asia or Persia. The invasion force would consist of nearly 30,000 Russian soldiers...
  9. No Taliban?

    Ok, let's say that the 1993 WTC bombing is successfull and War on Terror starts 8 years earlier. Is it enough to make Pakistan more cautious and not supporting the initial formation of the Taliban (considering that Taliban initially consisted out of sons of Afghan refugees radicalized in...
  10. Elphinstone's army isn't massacred?

    The Massacre of William Elphinstone's army during the 1842 retreat from Kabul was, relatively speaking, one of the worst disasters suffered by the British military: 4.500 British troops and more than 10.000 civilians were driven from Kabul and were either killed or captured by Afghan tribesmen...
  11. CountofDooku

    Walker - a George Walker Bush AU TL
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: 9/11 or September 11

    Chapter 1: 9/11 or September 11 Silence, shock, unbeliever was the best way to describe what went to the head of President George Walker Bush on September 11 2001 as he heard the news of the horrible attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. President George Bush at the Emma E. Booker...
  12. PakistaniGuyUK

    How could a Best-case Scenario for Pakistan have changed the World?

    This thread is inspired by another one “What was the best case scenario for Afghanistan” but also fits in well alongside the recent one by Sardar, “Powerful India’s effects on the Cold War in Asia and the Middle East?” Many people inevitably come down heavy on Pakistan, on this forum, and its...
  13. 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...
  14. PakistaniGuyUK

    WI Islamic Revolution in Afghanistan in 1980 instead of OTL Communist Revolution?

    All events external to Afghanistan remain same as OTL thus ATL will be Zia’s Islamic Pakistan (1977), Iranian Islamic Revolution (1979), but then an Afghan Islamic Revolution (1980). OTL Pakistan (1977) Sensing an Islamic renaissance that would sweep the majority of Islamic nations, Zia ul-Haq...
  15. PakistaniGuyUK

    WI Afghanistan Looks East 毛主义 Maoist Revolution in Afghanistan in the 1970s…

    What if the Communist Revolution in Afghanistan had been Maoist-inspired instead of Soviet/Marxist-inspired, with the aim of making Afghanistan a Peoples Republic based on Maoist principles and effectively looking east to Communist China as an inspiration and model and not the USSR? “The...
  16. PakistaniGuyUK

    WI Pakistan makes Afghanistan a protectorate after the fall of the USSR in 1992?

    Similar to India-Nepal, where Nepal has total freedom in everything apart from defence, or India-Bhutan. What if Afghanistan had followed a similar course after 1992? I spotted a (sort of) POD with the Peshawar Accords. These Accords were signed by all warring factions in the Afghan Civil...
  17. Reisen Storm

    Democratic Republic of Afghanistan present day?

    Is there any possibility that a Communist Afghanistan could survive to the present day? Or is it doomed to fall much like all the other communist countries by the end of the Cold war post-soviet collapse? From what I've read, everyone thought they were on the verge of collapse until the Battle...
  18. Sarthak

    2002 Restoration of the Afghan Monarchy

    In 2002, most members of the Loya Jirga wanted Zahir Shah to become the restored King of Afghanistan. He was respected by all ethnicities of the country, and even some rebel leaders (at the time) were known royalists, who could be induced to negotiate if the monarchy was restored. This plan was...
  19. PakistaniGuyUK

    WI Tajikistan never joins the USSR – how would this have altered the dynamics of West Asia and South Asia?

    Tajikistan is quite an interesting country with a unique culture, next door to Afghanistan and also in the general vicinity of Iran, Pakistan and China. OTL Tajikistan had zero influence on regional events as it was just a non-descript USSR border region and arguably equally as obscure within...
  20. PakistaniGuyUK

    ASB WI: In 2001 United States successfully predict cost of 20 year war in Afghanistan as $978 billion and decide to pay the Taliban instead!

    A few days ago I saw a tweet from a disgruntled individual bemoaning the American 'failure' in Afghanistan. It went along the lines of "Our (American) government sunk $978 billion on this pointless war and the Taliban are back anyway... might as well handed it to them instead so they invested it...
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