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  1. Sanity options for Communist Cuba post-Cuban Missile Crisis

    My knowledge on the communist state built after the Cuban Revolution is quite limited, but apparently Cuba tried to chart its own way early on even under the Soviet aegis and only joined the Comecon in 1972 after failed crops. In trying to export revolutions of national liberation, its foreign...
  2. A British victory in Cartagena de Indias?

    The Battle of Cartagena de Indias was the biggest engagement of the War of Jenkins' Ear, and it was one of the worst defeats suffered by the British military. Despite outnumbering the Spanish defenders by a huge margin, the British failed to storm Cartagena's fortifications and were decimated by...
  3. What if the US Invasion of Grenada escalated into something bigger?

    What if the troops of the Grenada People's Revolutionary Government and the Cuban presence in Grenada were considerably more determined and fanatical in their goals thus resulting in higher US causalities? Perhaps Hudson Austin and Fidel Castro felt considerably emotional and inspired to...
  4. WI Spain keeps more of the Caribbean during the 19th century?

    The Spanish Empire in continental America collapsed during the Spanish American Wars of Independence. However, not all of Spains territories in the new world were lost to Mexico, Gran Colombia, etc. Spain still had naval dominance in the caribbean, and was able to keep Cuba and Puerto Rico. They...
  5. Brandonnn

    Mega-Brazil

    The Kingdom of Brazil, which I will call Mega Brazil just for fun, is the largest country in the Americas in land area and population. Brazil is the world's biggest monarchy by population and the only majority Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas. Brazil is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean...
  6. GameBawesome

    WI: Courland's colonies survive for a little while...till 1795

    An interesting point in history, is that our Courland's colonization efforts. The Duchy of Courland and Semigallia (Modern-Day Latvia), which was a vassal to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, under Duke Jacob Kettler, made attempts in colonization in the Caribbean and Africa. The Duchy of...
  7. A Caribbean Bronze Age

    This was a bit of a dumb idea that came into my head a few days ago and I decided to try and map out what it might look like. The map I made is apparently too large to post here but I did put it up on reddit in r/althistory if you want to have a look (link at the bottom). This is my first time...
  8. durante

    British Florida: the TL
    Threadmarks: Background & Chapter I: New Beginnings.

    Ok. So this is going to be an ongoing thread eliciting opinions on one of my favourite alternate history topics, British Florida. This is not my first time delving in to this idea, I have read all the threads on this site, and I also recommend @CeeJay 's Palmera: An African Resettlement TL...
  9. Ameroboto

    What would a hypothetical union between Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico look like?

    Let's say one day, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, due to their common heritage, location, and/or for whatever other reason, form union between each other. What would newly united country look like and what would it be called?
  10. Post US Civil War, could the government resettle former Confederates in Latin America and the Caribbean? What would be the impacts of this program?

    Resettlement post wars, be they civil or otherwise, is fairly common throughout world history. After the American Revolutionary War, ~100k former loyalists were sent elsewhere. Post US Civil War IOTL, an unknown number of former Confederates settled elsewhere, such as Brazil or Mexico. But what...
  11. Mr_Fanboy

    Largest possible United States at the time of Independence

    Many Ameriwank scenarios begin with the nascent United States coming out of the American Revolution having won much more land from Great Britain. However, I was wondering which British territories in the Western Hemisphere could have most plausibly been taken by the Americans in the peace...
  12. SunKing105

    WI: Arawak/Taino migrants raid Mesoamerica?

    So an interesting idea that came to my head was that the Taino not only get into regular contact with the Mesoamericans, but end up frequently raiding and plundering them, almost like a Viking analogue for the New World. Although some evidence of contact between Mesoamerica and the Caribbean has...
  13. An Eye Looks Towards The West: A Jewish Colony in the Caribbean.

    I'm excited to start my first timeline here. With that being said, I cannot make any promises as to how this turns out. I don't consider myself a good writer, I only have slightly more than a month until I start grad school, and I have the attention span of a lobotomized goldfish. But hey...
  14. TunguskaStorm

    WI: The Pirate Republic of New Providence

    I got this idea in part from Europa Universalis IV, where you can play as any one of three pirate republics in the Caribbean, New Providence in the Bahamas, Tortuga in Hispaniola, and Port Royal in Jamaica. Now, the only one of these that has ever had any historical backing as an actual...
  15. Plausibility: Political Union Between Puerto Rico & Dominican Republic

    Doing some reading today on the Antillean Confederation proposal left me wondering if there is a POD in which this could have happened without Cuba, and whether such a polity could endure. Discuss.
  16. This is all a country, welcome to the United States of America!
    Threadmarks: Welcome to the United States of America

    It's worth dreaming what wasn't, to forget what was. Tons of ideas, and little time to make them. Stories you'd like to explore but don't achieve your goals. There are several alternative stories I have in planning. Although only one I am currently developing but I already have the basis of AH...
  17. Opinions from a map I made years ago about a United States of North America

    Years ago I made this map, of the 44 states of the United States that covered all of North America, Central America and the Caribbean. The map is not exact, contains some errors and is not the desired result. But I would like to hear your views on some of the proposed entities. Especially the...
  18. WI/AHC: Without European colonialism, a unified Caribbean

    Assuming no European colonialism, either through an Americapox scenario or butterflying European "discovery," is a unified Caribbean possible? Or likely? If so, which society would succeed at it? I'm specifically envisioning a native Caribbean "mare nostrum" equivalent, whereby the major...
  19. FernandoPerla

    French conquest of Mexico

    Do you think France could have taken over the Spanish Caribbean possessions and maybe Mexico in the first half of the 16th century, after privateer Jean Fleury arrived in France with Montezuma's treasure?
  20. All this is one country, the border boundaries in these United States of America

    After the previous thread. As you can see in the following map, everything green is a single utopian country. What do you think the politics and border security would be like? would there be a border wall? would the national guard have difficulties?
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