1. Native human population of Antarctica?

    What real human population could be the most likely ancestors of a native human population settling the continent no later than about 1450? My initial thoughts are either the inhabitants of Tierra del Fuego reaching the Antarctic Peninsula, or, less likely, the Polynesians sailing there (indeed...
  2. AHC: At least one military engagement in the Antarctic

    Due to its very low human population and relatively recent official discovery, the Antarctic has never had any known military engagements. However, there was and still is military activity in Antarctica itself, along with on nearby islands and the surrounding oceans. So while it's unlikely that...
  3. [Request] Filling in Antarctica's topography into an old basemap.

    For the sake of completeness, could someone here try and fill in Antarctica's topograhy into this elevation map? Specifically with the ice on it intact, like with greenland on this map. I mean, this is a very old map. What bugs me is that for all these years, the topographical worlda map that...
  4. Born in the USSA

    Weekly Flag Challenge #253

    FLAG CHALLENGE 253: The Great White South Here's the poll for my Antarctica flag challenge! It's a bit after 2 as I post this and I'll keep the poll up until 10 Central Monday evening.
  5. Reepicheep

    Challenge: Deglaciated Antarctica in WorldA

    Challenge is in the title to prevent confusion with this being any sort of complete project. Hello!! I'm crowdsourcing this problem I'm having because I have no idea how to achieve it despite being willing to put in the work. Basically the goal I want to achieve is to convert this deglaciated...
  6. Born in the USSA

    "Power Without Knowledge...": President Haig and the Era of Bad Feelings
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    *Editorial Note- Since this has been massaged as I've developed the concept I'll be going back through as I have the time to edit out typos and correct any mistakes that have cropped up!* "Power without knowledge is power lost!" - Montesquieu "Much has been said in these uncertain times about...
  7. Tyche

    Below 60 Degrees South... A Warm Antarctica Timeline
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Howdy! This is a place to actually post and organize anything from my cover of Devon Moore's Great White South timeline. I have his permission to freely post my re-interpretation and further exploration of the setting he created. Not to say that this will simply be an update for that timeline, I...
  8. Bobbbcat2

    Inuit in the Antarctic and Subantarctic

    What if a European nation, wanting to strengthen claims on a part of Antarctica or a Subantarctic island like Kerguelen, South Georgia, the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands, Heard and Mcdonald Islands, Bouvet Islands, the Crozet Islands, the South Sandwich Islands or the Prince Edward Islands...
  9. Bobbbcat2

    WI: Native Americans from Tierra Del Fuego island hop to Antarctica?

    I'm thinking a Fuegian group (maybe the Yaghan) settles the Falklands from Tierra Del Fuego, South Georgia from the Falklands, the South Sandwich Islands from South Georgia, the South Orkneys from the South Sandwiches, the South Shetlands from the South Orkneys and mainland Antarctica from the...
  10. Possibility of and Consequences of Permanent Antarctic Settlement

    Possibility of Antarctic Settlement Could Native Americans have colonised Antarctica? If so when, and on what conditions? Could Polynesians have colonised Antarctica? If so when, and on what conditions? Could a European state(Britain, Norway, Germany, Spain, other) have colonised Antartica? If...
  11. Incanian

    AHC Drake Discovers Antarctica

    As in this video, Drake was very close to discovering the "Great Southern Continent" But all he saw was the endless ocean. But what if, his ships got blown off course, and discovered Antartica in the 1500s? Would he be able to return home, not circumnavigating the earth as an Englishman, but...
  12. What if people indigineously settled on the Antarctic Peninsula?

    What would it take for this to happen? And will it really make a difference once Europeans come along in the 1820s? Try to make the scenario as interesting as possible, please.
  13. ronaldo

    Nuclear weapons in the southern hemisphere

    Nuclear weapons in the southern hemisphere How is it possible for nations like Brazil and Argentina in South America to have nuclear weapons And countries like indonesia and australia have nuclear weapons South Africa keeps its guns Nuclear tests in the South Atlantic, in the Amazon forest...