1. Challenge: Have the modern afro hairstyle not only become popular prior to the 60s but also be popular in Europe.

    Any PoD is acceptable. Later ones are preferred however.
  2. The_Persian_Cat

    Alternative Holidays

    Hello all, Holidays, remembrances, and celebrations are important parts of culture. They commemorate the things which a community values, through rituals which serve to both bring a community together and generally bring joy (or mourning, reverence, or whatever appropriate emotion) to a people...
  3. AHC: More cultural/societal differences between U. S. States

    A thought that I've been having for a while. What kind of conditions could lead to a United States with a similar form to OTL, but with much greater differences between the individual states? Not just in culture, but also maybe in law and governance? I keep thinking of Louisiana here, not only...
  4. What if the barbarians that conquered the Ming were Japanese?

  5. DBWI What if Michael Bay sucked?

    Hey guys, this idea came to me after Micahel Bay won an Oscar for his movie last year, Notorious. You know, the Biggy Smalls biopic, I like how the director used his "impressionist filmmaking" style to make the movie feel like a music video almost, Bay's rapid cutting is a good fit for a hip hop...
  6. Gabingston

    Cultural Evolution of a world without the Nazis

    It is no secret that Nazi Germany and WW2 have had a massive impact upon the direction Western and even global culture has taken in the last 80 years. In fact, it may not be an exaggeration to say that the Third Reich has become the Satan figure around which Western political and cultural...
  7. General Kenobi

    How would a post-nuclear world look like?

    Let's say this nuclear exchange occurs between 1966 and 1970, assuming the contingency operations of every major power goes as planned and civilization manages to rebuild, what would a post-nuclear world look like say 30 to 40 years after? How would this affect culture including music, cars, and...
  8. Godot

    pending revision

    Rewriting this.
  9. kasumigenx

    Culture of a non abrahamic world

    I created this thread due to certain discussions in the thread The fate of science in the non-Abrahamic world, how would the continued morality and culture of the antiquity and the east affect the world if they continued being dominant? I wonder how the world's culture will be affected by not...
  10. How Will Culture and Society Look in a Buddhist Medieval Europe?

    Point of departure--the Emperor Justinian declared Buddhism, not Christianity, to be the religion of the state.
  11. What POD Would I Need to Make the European “Flag Samurais” a Reality?

    In honor of the much-delayed Tokyo Olympics, Japanese artists (I've never found their names) have drawn the flags of all the nations personified as anime warriors. For this question, let's focus on the following nations: United Kingdom of Great Britain Italy Finland Sweden Spain...
  12. GameBawesome

    AHC: Modern-Day Greek City-States/Federal Greece

    When the Modern Nation of Greece formed in the 19th Century, they created a unitary state, with a monarch and later a president to lead it. Instead of the Ancient Past with Spartans, Athenians, Corinthians, Thebans, the Greeks sees themselves as Greeks. Challenge: With a POD from the Late...
  13. GameBawesome

    Cultural Effects of a successful Taiping Rebellion

    (Sidenote: Kinda of piggy backing on this thread) So when reading about the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom, I thought some of the Taiping's Policy was absolute crazy, here are a few of them: So this got me thinking, what would happen Cultural in the aftermath if the Taiping took over China? Say the...
  14. Modern Feudalism

    What might the culture of the modern world look like if feudalism was still the prevalent form of government? I'm talking about a society where the hereditary nobility and royalty still hold significant powers but the world's tech level is about the same as OTL. What would media and pop culture...
  15. Effects on Society without a Self-Help industry.

    Hello! I have been wondering about this for sometime. Given the effects that the Self-Help "industry" (Literature, speakers, etc.) has on our society. What if did not exist? Would society be in a worse shape? or in a better one?
  16. AHC: Keep Phoenician culture alive

    While the Phoenicians had an enormous impact on the Mediterranean world, their culture is dead. Your challenge is to keep it alive in some form.
  17. PopCulture History Question: Dr No

    Could they have gotten a Chinese actor, or someone who at least looks East Asian to play bond nemesis Dr. No? I rewatched the first 007 movie and it was full of the most appalling "yellowface". Now I don't expect these movies to be progressive on race at all, certainly the character as an...
  18. GameBawesome

    Cultural Effects of No Qing Dynasty, and surviving Han-Ethnic Dynasty

    China is a very large and historical nation. Since ancient times, they've been a cultural trend setter, cultural influencing countries such as Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. When the Qing Dynasty rose to power, it saw a new era of Chinese Culture. The Manchu brought certain styles that were required...
  19. Duke Andrew of Dank

    AHC: Larger Christian Minority in Japan

    Basically, the idea is to have Christianity grow in Japan to the point that it's the second or third largest religion in the nation behind Shintoism or Buddhism. For added points, one could give some ideas for how Japan would develop as a nation in the 19th and 20th century as a result.
  20. RedKing

    What if the book Tirant lo Blanc kicked off alternate history in the 15th century?

    So for those who don't know, Tirant lo Blanc is a 15th century book by Joanot Martorell and Martí Joan de Galba about a Breton knight who travels to Greece and stops the fall of Constantinople! It was published in 1490, meaning it is a very early alternate history story! So what if this book...