communism

  1. China and a surviving USSR: WI a world with two *communist* superpowers?

    China is, by many if not most analysis, destined to become a superpower this century, comparable to the US. For a period between 1991 and a debatable date, the US was considered the only remaining superpower, with the USSR falling from its former ideological, symbolic, and of course material...
  2. Bomster

    Post-WW1 socialist revolutions succeed?

    In the wake of the Great War, Europe was stricken by massive socio-economic upheaval. People all over the continent, war-weary and hungry, were fed up with the contemporary order, and many became attracted to Marxist ideals and socialism. From Russia to Berlin, from Bavaria to Hungary, uprisings...
  3. Hawkeye

    Soviet Russia after an early end to WW1?

    Could Lenin or other Communists rise to power in Russia if Germany surrendered late 1917 or early 1918 instead of November 11, 1918? Assuming Lenin still ends up in Russia somehow.
  4. What if Lenin & Trotsky Were Killed During the July Days?

    During July 1917, when the workers of Petrograd wished to overthrow the Provisional Government for its continuation of the war and lack of progress on agrarian reform, it was an extremely difficult situation for the Bolsheviks. They knew that they didn't have sufficient support throughout the...
  5. SunKing105

    What happens to Korea in the event that Japan does not surrender?

    Most discussions about Operation Downfall revolve around the affects on Japan itself and America, but I want to explore what happens to Korea in the event of a successful Kyujo coup, the atomic bombs being delayed, or other PODs although it is understandable the relative lack of focus on there...
  6. Red World OG & FAN FORK Discussion About The Countries of the World Lore

    So far I haven't seen that discussion about one of the most bizarre Hearts of Iron 4 workshop creations. So I thought I was it was a good idea to create a thread about the countries and the lore. I haven't played in a while so I can't get any information about it. I would say let's put the...
  7. SunKing105

    WI: Kronstadt rebellion succeeds?

    The Kronstadt rebellion was a rebellion led by sailors and workers as a protest against economic policies, food shortages, and political repression and violence, which hadn't shown any sign of loosening, and they felt that the revolution had been betrayed. This rebellion was significant because...
  8. SunKing105

    WI: Giap killed at Dien Bien Phu

    Võ Nguyên Giáp is considered by some to be one of the greatest military strategists of the 20th century and was a high-ranking general in the Vietnam People's Army as well as being Deputy Prime Minister for decades, and was influential in the course of the Vietnam War. So what if he died at Dien...
  9. WI: Socialist Realism not made official art style of USSR

    I was reading up on the history of Soviet art, and a pretty obvious question came to me: what would it be like if the USSR never adopted the "Socialist Realist" art style as official, and therefore never suppressed alternative art styles? If you don't know, after the Russian revolution a variety...
  10. Best case for Russia/USSR after 1917

    With a PoD of around March 1917 (when Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the throne of Russia), what would have been the best possible outcome for the Russian Empire/Soviet Union by the close of the 20th century? Avoiding war and/or keeping the USSR intact is not required if you do not feel it is...
  11. Basileus_Komnenos

    Territorial extent and Political Ramifications of a Surviving Austria-Hungary from a Successful Sixtus Affair

    In a desperate attempt to end the chaos of the war, Kaiser Karl I of Ausria Hungary tried to broker a separate peace agreement with the Entente through his brother-in-law Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma. In otl the negotiations largely fell through because of the Austrian Foreign Minister...
  12. the Imperium of Canada

    AHC: A Communist Revolution in Nazi Germany

    Challenge here is with a POD of whatever you want, have a successful communist revolution in what was arguably the most violently anti-communist state that has ever existed, Nazi Germany. How could such an event happen?
  13. Aloha

    DBQ: Why exactly did Communism succeed in Japan?

    So I understand that there were a number of circumstances that led to a rise in popularity with socialism and communism in Japan, including the very costly Japanese victory in the Russo-Japanese War and many people feeling cheated out of expansion in Asia when Britain and France split German...
  14. Whipidedius

    WI: Brazil's "Intentona Comunista", the socialist revolt, succeed

    This topic has been brought here a few times, but let's see... The year is 1935, Getúlio Vargas has been undemocraticaly ruling Brazil for the last five years. Finally, in November 23 a revolt starts in Natal, northeastern region of Brazil. The revolutionaries take control of the city and...
  15. Aloha

    AHC: Germany, Italy, and Japan all communist

    I know this might sound hard to achieve, but how can you get the three countries that would come to form the Axis Powers in OTL to become communist at a similar space of time before a potential WW2 (if it would exist in this scenario), while still having the USSR exist? Try not to go "ASB" or...
  16. Challenge:President Gus Hall

    No Soviet invasion or violent revolution.Gus Hall must be elected.Nixon style shenanigans are fine if absolutely necessary,but at the end of the day Hall's victory must be "legitimate". EDIT:No ASB.No Pre-1970 POD either if possible.Don't want to make this too easy.:)
  17. WI/AHC: A far-right equivalent of communism?

    So I'm going to preference this by saying I don't know all that much about communism, Marxism or socialism, so anything I get wrong is an honest mistake. Anyway, the challenge is simple: create a far-right socioeconomic policy that's the equivalent of communism. By that I mean an exportable...
  18. Nothing to Lose but Your Chains! / a German Revolution TL
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Nothing to Lose but Your Chains! This is the reboot of my previous timeline The Communist International Becomes the Communist Interstellar? Like the previous timeline this will be inspired by the HOI4 Spartakus mod, where the point of divergence is the newly founded Communist Party of Germany...
  19. Goats-&-Bolts

    Jerusalem of the East turned Red – Or What If there was a “Christian Korean People’s Republic”?

    https://www.christiantoday.com/article/when-north-koreas-capital-had-so-many-christians-it-was-called-the-jerusalem-of-the-east/107588.htm https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/the-jerusalem-of-the-east One of the North Korean Christians who fled south during the exodus was...
  20. Etruscan-enthusiast35

    Fate of the caste system in a communist India.

    Exactly as the title says, in the event communism were to come to power in India before 1950, what would become of the caste system? Would communism's opposition to certain hierarchical traditions result in its total abolishment of the caste system? Would its forced illegalization also see an...
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