cold war

  1. PC: The Kashmir issue is settled in the 1950s?

    I did some cursory reading on Wikipedia about the Kashmir dispute, and apparently the idea of organizing a plebiscite under UN supervision was raised by both India and Pakistan as a possible solution to the dispute. However, one side or the other rejected it on various occasions for this or that...
  2. THE KINGFISH

    AHC: No One Wins the Cold War

    We have TLs where the Soviet Union still collapses (earlier or later), and we have TLs where it’s the United States that collapses/falls from grace instead. But what about if both superpowers collapsed and no one won the Cold War? By that I mean that not only do both superpowers loose all...
  3. Can West and East Pakistan stay together, or at least split amicably?

    During the first few decades of its exitence, Pakistan was made up of two very different halves: the west, dominated by Urdu, Punjabi and Sindhi speakers, and the east, which is now modern day Bangladesh, which was (and still is) almost completely dominated by Bengalis. These regions, besides...
  4. Brky2020

    TLIAD: Protect and Survive: WE'RE ALL OUT OF TIME

    This is a day-by-day glimpse at the major events in professional wrestling in the United States and Canada in the Protect and Survive universe for February 1984. I gathered much of my information from IRL results from the DragonKingKarl's 1984-1985 Pro Wrestling Omnibus, by Karl Stern and from...
  5. Morarji Desai becomes prime minister of India in 1966?

    Following the unexpected death of Indian prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri in January 1966, the two strongest candidates to succeed him were Indira Gandhi, daughter of the late Jawaharlal Nehru, and Morarji Desai, who served in a variety of administrative posts from the 1930s onward. It was a...
  6. 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...
  7. Gustavo Rojas Pinilla returns to the presidency of Colombia in 1970?

    One of the most common (and nefarious) types of political figures in Latin America during its independent history was that of the military dictator, who, besides using various unlawful methods to remain in power (to put it mildly) and being incredibly corrupt in most cases, was often subordinate...
  8. 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...
  9. Onedotman

    Republican Spain in WW2 and the Cold War

    Suppose that the Republicans won the Spanish Civil War. After the Fall of France, Germany is most likely to invade Spain, since no way they would tolerate a socialist country right next to the Vichy. Now there are two scenarios at hand: one is that the Nazis successfully take over Spain and...
  10. The Red Millennium (What if the Soviet Union won the Cold War?) (WIP)

    The Red Millennium is an alternate timeline that explores a world where the Soviet Union won the Cold War through a tumultuous Trotskyist approach and the failure of American unity and lack of American economic stimulation. The United States collapses into various socialist states and the Texan...
  11. TheDoofusUser

    Cold War after WW2 w/o American Intervention

    So the question has been asked quite consistently about what if America stayed neutral in WW2 but still gave Lend-Lease to the Allies and the response seems to be the Allies would've won the War in Europe (East Asia/Pacific too). My question is this : Without American Intervention, how far do...
  12. Brky2020

    Protect and Survive: The Last Game, February 19, 1984
    Threadmarks: Introduction, part 1

    --this is ABC News, with continuing coverage of the war. I'm Tom Jarriel, from New York. It's 7:58 p.m. on the East Coast, 4:58 on the West Coast. There is plenty of news related to the war which we will return to shortly, but we did want to note that the sports world here in the U.S. has...
  13. Could the US have a strong Communist Party as the opposition?

    This question was inspired by the PCI in Italy where it was constantly the second-largest party in the country and all the other parties would sometimes enter grand coalitions solely to prevent the PCI from taking power. What I was wondering was, with a POD that still results in a Cold War of...
  14. A Tale of Two Eagles
    Threadmarks: 1946: The Ashes of Victory

    1946: The Ashes of Victory “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” - Charles Dickens The Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan At last, the shooting had finally stopped. The corridors and hallways of the emperor’s residence had been defiled with bullet holes, rubble, small fires, and...
  15. Born to Run:A Robert F Kennedy 1964 timeline

    Coming very soon! What if LBJ stepped aside for Bobby Kennedy to follow in his brothers footsteps in 1964?
  16. What if the Polish occupation zone in West Germany remained and was established as an independent polish republic in the heartland of Germany?

    The Polish occupation zone in Germany was a military occupation area, under the administration of the Polish government-in-exile, located within the British Occupation Zone of the Allied-occupied Germany, that existed from 19 May 1945 to 10 September 1948. It was established from the territory...
  17. TheDoofusUser

    Side Effects of a Longer Lived Stalin with this scenario in mind

    So I'm planning to write a TL where the PoD is simply FDR picks Richard Russell Jr. over Truman, Wallace, and Byrnes as his VP in 1944 due to all the early benefits of Russell being on the ticket (Deep Southerner (from Georgia), well connected, relatively pro-Labor, pro-New Deal, Conservative...
  18. Historyman 14

    John F. Kennedy assassinated...during his second term?

    More of a thought experiment, but what if JFK is never gunned down in Dallas, lives and wins the 1964 United States presidential election, only to be instead kill in say 1967 in a manner that mirrors his OTL death. So...what next? Would LBJ be President, or would Lyndon B. Johnson been...
  19. Service Rifle Evolution of a KMT-ruled China (PODs: Mao and Zhou were killed in 1935, National Revolutionary Army captured Manchuria in late 1946)

    1) Hanyang Type 88 rifle Produced from 1888 to 1944 In front-line service from 1888 to 1949 In service as a ceremonial rifle 2) Chiang Kai Shek rifle / Type 24 rifle Produced from 1935 to 1955 In front-line service from 1935 to 1959 In service as a ceremonial rifle 3) FN-49 rifle / Type 39...
  20. CountofDooku

    Soviet Union and Russian Federation

    Having this idea for a couple of months now, could a Soviet Union that is only missing the Russian SSR turned Russian Federation continue to exist? OTL the last remaining member state was Kazahkstan, but what if more stayed part of the SU? I know that could be tricky as soon as Belaus and...
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