cold war

  1. AHC: Have the US keep the nuclear edge over the USSR

    As we all know, the US was the country which created the first nuclear weapons and the only country to use them in war, bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear weapons to finally end the Pacific War. After that, the US kept the largest nuclear arsenal as many more countries developed nuclear...
  2. the man in the fly castle

    Eagles and Suns: Another path of 20th-21th Century

    Welcome to this timeline, which Anglo–Japanese Alliance never dissolved, but further strengthen into Imperial Alliance. And America has the better relationship with Germany, lead both countries into Washington-Berlin Axis. Eagle in both US and Germany are the symbol of the country. Japan's...
  3. Nixon wins in 1960 and 1964: Democratic nominee in 1968?

    There are several threads about 1960 Nixon victory against JFK and its consequences, but I haven't seen any about potential democratic president after Nixon. Ok, let's say that Nixon victory in 1960 leads to the successful US invasion of Cuba instead of IRL Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile...
  4. AHC:Greater Germany after cold war

    your challenge is to create a greater germany after the fall of soviet union with POD during German reunification. It must have German-speaking Switzerland, territories lost in world wars, Austria, Sudetenland, Tyrol
  5. WAR IN THE MAGELLAN STRAIT: Clash of dictators and the world to watch

    September 11th, 1973 - Santiago de Chile General Augusto Pinochet, Army General of the Chilean Army leads a Military Coup against socialist elected president Salvador Allende, at 9 am, that day, two fighters model Hawker Hunter dropped bombs in the Palace of La Moneda, destroying it, there is...
  6. The 1969 Saudi coup attempt succeeds?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969_Saudi_Arabian_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat_attempt A group of Saudi Air Force officers, inspired by the wave of republican coups that toppled several Arab monarchies from the 1950s onward, attempted to do the same in their own country. Their plan was to hijack some...
  7. India without Indira Gandhi?

    Suppose that Lal Bahadur Shastri, instead of dying in office after less than two years as prime minister of India, stays in power for a few more years (say, until 1968 or 1970) before he either dies or retires. Once that happens, he's succeeded not by Indira Gandhi, but by some other important...
  8. red1

    Is there any realistic way that the Eastern Bloc could have spent a lot less on the military after reaching parity in nuclear weapons with the West?

    It seems irrational to me that the Eastern Bloc leadership maintained such large conventional forces after around 1970 or so. Was the Eastern Bloc committed to such high military spending due to inertia, fears of an invasion (however irrational or rational), fear of a military coup, or some...
  9. What if the 1960 U-2 incident never happened?

    In OTL the capture of the plane and its pilot by the Soviets was the cause of a major crisis during the Cold War. Said crisis also led to the cancellation of a planned meeting between Khrushchev and Eisenhower in Paris, to discuss about decreasing the tensions of the Cold War. If the plane...
  10. Space Exploration without the Cold War

    If America had been the only superpower during the second half of the 20th century, how would space exploration have been like? I think the US would still have invested in satellite technology because it offers many advantages, like surveillance and communications, but manned space flight...
  11. DBWI: JFK Lives Longer

    What if JFK lived through the end of his second term, instead of dying of Addison's Disease in 1966. What kind of effect would he have on domestic and foreign policy during his last two years in office? And what kind of effect could we see on the USSR? ITL, Khrushchev wouldn't have gone to the...
  12. Bull_Moose

    Camelot Endures: An Alternative Look at the 1960s and Beyond
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Introduction Hey everyone! I’m a big fan of this site and have been a long-time observer. I’ve wanted to do a timeline for quite some time. I’ve finally decided to take a crack at it and hope for the best! Before I begin, a little about me. I am a third-year university student and long-time...
  13. Henrique Lott becomes president of Brazil in 1960?

    For a brief time, from November 25 to December 5 1959, former governor of São Paulo Jânio Quadros (an incredibly erratic character, to put it mildly) gave up on his campaign for the upcoming presidential race, which was scheduled to happen next year, before backtracking on his decision. Backed...
  14. SingularityG3

    Glorious Dawn : An Alternate Space Age
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1 - Piercing The Veil

    Welcome, everyone, to Glorious Dawn! This is an Alternate Spaceflight Timeline which should hopefully be factoring in the political landscape of the respective times, To keep everything as accurate as possible. If you see any historical inaccuracies don't be afraid to let me know, I'll try to...
  15. What If : A Further Fragmentation Of Post-Colonial Africa?

    I made this post after being inspired by the alternate history of @Dking527 : What if , in the style of The New Order, Thousand Week Reich, Kaiserreich the new post-colonial countries segmented themselves further? Like when it happened in Ruanda-Urundi (which became Rwanda and Burundi), the...
  16. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    Who Dares Wins: Britain’s War of 1982-83; A TL
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1

    Who Dares Wins: Britain’s War of 1982-83 By: History Foundation of Europe Sarthak Bikram Panta LONDON © 2021 Chapter 1: The Fortress of Britain Modern Day Gibraltar Since the age of the Ancient Greeks, Gibraltar has had an eventful history. Considered to have been the site of the Pillars of...
  17. Brazilian WI: Juarez Távora defeats Juscelino Kubitschek in 1955?

    The 1955 Brazilian presidential election was pretty close: Juscelino Kubitschek, one of Getúlio Vargas' many political heirs and candidate of PSD and PTB, defeated UDN's Juarez Távora by a margin of just 5%, or roughly 400.000 out of 9 million votes. Távora's campaign was hampered by two main...
  18. Heirs of Cyrus and Darius: A Pahlavi Timeline
    Threadmarks: The Fall of Mosaddegh

    Ever since the days of the Achaemenids, Iran(or Persia, as it was misnamed) was a major power in the Middle East and a center of culture. However, durin the Nineteenth Century, Iran under the Qajar dynasty became increasingly divided between the encroaching Russian and British Empires. In 1921...
  19. AHC/WI: India Split between Communists and Capitalists

    With any pod after 1900, how can we get an India that's divided like Korea and Vietnam? Where are the borders most likely to be drawn and would there be any hope for reunification? The only pod that comes to mind would be a communist revolution during or after WWII that manages to seize half the...
  20. Still Waters: What if Japan and the US had remained neutral in World War II?

    Note: This scenario is nothing if not unrealistic, but the focus is on interest. Doesn't mean I'm not open to criticism, however. In this alternate timeline, in 1941, Japan never attacks Hong Kong, the Dutch East Indies, Papua New Guinea, or any foreign holdings in Asia and the Pacific (sans...
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