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  1. ImperialxWarlord

    How could the United Party win in 1948 and what would South Africa be like without apartheid?

    So I heard about how the 1948 election was close and critical for South African given the national party won and was able to begin apartheid and stay in power for decades. And oddly enough the UP won more votes it seems so how could the NP win? And how could the UP prevent that? And let’s say...
  2. PC: the United Party wins the 1953 election in South Africa?

    I've had a sudden interest in mid 20th century South Africa lately, so I've been doing some research on the topic, focused mostly on looking for PODs that may lead to an earlier end of apartheid. Naturally, this involves getting the National Party out of power sooner (or, better yet, stopping...
  3. South Africa WI: the United Party returns to power in 1961?

    After their (frankly ridiculous) loss in the 1948 election, the United Party of South Africa would never again regain its former prominence. Instead, the number of seats it held in parliament shrank further and further as the years went by, while the National Party consolidated its grip on power...
  4. Historianweebnino

    What if the Mongols won at Ain Jalut and conquered Egypt?

    Everyone knows that the Mongols failed to conquer Egypt and lost at Ain Jalut in 1260 but what if that had changed? What if the Mongols had more competent leadership and successfully conquered the Mamluk Sultanate like they did with the Abbasids in Iraq or the Khwarezmians in Persia? Would we...
  5. Chad as a Prosperous Democracy?

    As the title indicates, could Chad possibly develop into a prosperous democracy, with the coup d'etat of 1990 being the POD? The main hurdles would probably be • The democratic backsliding from 2005 onwards, during the rule of Idriss Deby • The Chadian Civil War from 2005 • The ethnic distrust...
  6. Could Rhodesia-Nyasaland stay together?

    Like it says on the tin. The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, also known as the Central African Federation, existed from 1953 to 1963, and was fiercely criticized by African nationalist leaders within its territory, who saw its creation as a way to extend the life of British colonialism in...
  7. Brita

    Romans expanding southwards instead of northwards?

    I'm not a specialist of Roman history but I've sometimes wonder if it would be plausible for Rome to have expanded into Africa rather than in Europe. Right now, I can see two possible PODs for this: Caesar isn't assassinated and eventually officially acknowledges Caesarion, who succeeds his...
  8. During decolonization, Africa was divided into nation states, some of which were monarchies

    In the 1960s, Botswana was the second poorest in the world, but today it is one of the most developed in Africa, with a quality of life higher than many non-African countries and a GDP per capita higher than those of the two poorest countries in Europe - Ukraine and Moldova. The reason for this...
  9. godefrois

    The Viability of Irrigating Northern Botswana

    Hello all, I was looking at a map of Northern Botswana/Zambesia, and couldn't help to notice the amount of lakes, rivers and even the oasis/inland delta which all exist in the region. I even came across the fact that a large lake existed in the region, and is considered by scientists to be the...
  10. What if Idi Amin invaded Rwanda?

    On October 1978, Idi Amin made the foolish decision to invade Tanzania. Now, Amin had several reasons to launch this war. For one, his predecessor, Milton Obote, had been living in exile in Tanzania throughout the duration of Amin's regime, under the protection of fellow socialist Julius...
  11. phil03

    AHC/WI: Biafra Successfully Establishes its Independence from Nigeria

    As stated in the title, what would it take for Biafra to win its independence war and what kind of butterflies would it create? Bonus points if you can get them to maintain a puppet republic in the Benin region or to incorporate it outright in Biafra.
  12. The Abiola Paradigm: Shaping Nigeria's Tomorrow | ATL Nigeria

    Introduction A nation in flux, Nigeria buzzed with anticipation and trepidation. The political winds of change swept the landscape as the 1993 presidential campaign unfolded. Two titans, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the National Republican Convention (NRC), stood at the forefront of a...
  13. WI: Civilization in the Sahel earlier

    What would happen if a civilization approximately at the level of Mediterranean civilizations developed in the Sahel during the Bronze/Iron Age? What effects would it have on African history? How would it affect the Bantu migrations and other events in African history? What interactions would it...
  14. European microstates in Africa and Asia after decolonisation

    Hello everyone, I've been thinking about the possibility of more microstates, born from trading posts, dotting the landscapes of Africa and Asia. maybe a more nuanced 'Scramble for Africa', characterised not by sweeping territorial grabs, but by strategic alliances with local kingdoms. In this...
  15. The Mountains Aflame: An African Timeline
    Threadmarks: Part 1: Africa Descending

    Note that this timeline is "on pause" (read: discontinued until further notice, when I get motivation back again). Read here, and if you feel like it, enjoy an... interesting story Me and my nation against the world. Me and my clan against my nation. Me and my family against my clan. Me and...
  16. How to save these African states?

    Before the European conquest of almost all of Africa in the late 19th century, the continent was home to many different states. Some noteworthy ones include: The Sultanate of Zanzibar, which ruled over the coast of what is now Tanzania and Kenya at its height and had vassals further inland...
  17. GameBawesome

    Question: Explain the Congo Lake & Chad Sea Project

    When thinking about ambitious and nonsensical megaprojects, we usually turn to ideas like Atlantropa (The plan to drain the Mediterranean Sea). However, I came across this image for an idea of filling central Africa with water, and creating Congo Lake & Chad Sea. I've seen a few Alternate...
  18. Oba Cahokia

    Longships in the Niger: The Vikings in West Africa (A Viking and West Africa TL)

  19. What if America gained the Congo?

    What if for some reason America was interested with the lobby of some corporations and back to Africa organizations or something to rule the heart of darkness with the empires of Europe just letting this teenager of a nation to have its way as long they get to have business. With the main change...
  20. Ethiopia Conquers the Sahel, as Russia did with Siberia

    is there a way for Ethiopia to have expanded and conquered the entire Sahel region, maybe to get closer to Christian Europe?
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