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  1. GauchoBadger

    WI: Earlier spread of Rock, Paper, Scissors?

    According to the World Rock Paper Scissors Association, the dispute-settling game we all know and love had certain precedents in ancient China, described in various forms (with varying component moves, sometimes adding an animal to the movelist, for example) by ancient sages in that area. It...
  2. DBWI: Tom Cruise Drops Out of Iron Man

    In 2007, Tom Cruise was going through a rough period in his career. Paramount had ended their relationship with him the year before, his most recent movie Lions for Lambs bombed, and he'd endured numerous public controversies involving his personal life and political views. But in summer 2007...
  3. What stereotypes would be associated with Christians if they were a minority in Europe?

    The idea is to more or less transpose the demographic situation of the members of the Jewish diaspora, living as religious minorities across Europe, to christians. In other words : if the Christians were a religious minority in Europe, how would they be perceived by the rest of the population...
  4. JonasResende

    WI: A Longer-Lived Ossianic Revival

    James MacPherson produced one of the greatest forgeries in history when he passed off his own writings as "discovered" antique Gaelic poetry, by a blind bard named Ossian. Ossian was praised by figures as distant as such as Jefferson, Goethe, Napoléon, etc. However, on the discovery that Ossian...
  5. Gukpard

    How would a slav-germanic culture look like?

    On a scenario where the HRE remains under bohemian culture, and the technology progresses just like OTL. As the centuries goes on the german culture would be more and more mixed with the slavic bohemian one. My question is how this culture would look like? Could this progress to the point that a...
  6. Hattori Saizo II

    Culture and identity in a balkanized China

    How long should China remain divided for the regional cultures to develop into national level? What are the possible cultural borders between these ATL "Chinese" states?
  7. How would culture change in a central powers victory?

    This is not a thread about teritorial changes after a central powers victory. I would like to know how live would be. Would english still be the dominant language? Could Babelsberg replace Hollywood? After ww1 a lot of republics had been proclaimed and women got the right to vote. How would this...
  8. Challenge: Wank the Enlightenment

    Now what I'm asking u is to create one or more POD to wank or expand the influence that the Enlightenment had in Europe. I'm especially talking about politics but obviously multiple areas will be affected, from art to culture I'm also working on a map so stay tuned
  9. GameBawesome

    Japanese Spirit, Western Technology

    The challenge for this thread is for Japan to open up the country, and industrialized, but never Westernize. Like Example, having trains and modern rifles, but keeping Japanese style, such as the Kimono or Japanese hair styles, in society, or having samurai in most of the army, but having them...
  10. Duke Andrew of Dank

    All Aboard America: An American Railroad Consolidation Timeline
    Threadmarks: Ripley's Reckoning

    Welcome to All Aboard America! This is a timeline created by myself. Though contributions from many other users may be accepted. - "I honestly never thought it would pass at all. Since the railroads were used to private ownsership, I thought the only thing they would accept would be the idea...
  11. Kalga

    What would be the effects on European cultures & societies in the event of a WWIII in the 1960s?

    Based on some old book I read a long time ago so I don't remember the title or anything, and yeah thread title is a word salad. I remember reading about it mentioning that if WWIII broke out in the 60s (the usual nukes fly and people die kind of thing) Europe would most likely suffer a lot (mild...
  12. WotanArgead

    Victory of the USSR in the Cold War: Philosophy and Science

    Already did a similar topic. Here I would like to give more to the possible impact of the fork on science and the philosophical picture of the world. I can also tell you about the Soviet tendencies in the science and philosophy of the USSR.
  13. Sounds Great: Radio remains the dominant media in the UK

    Might be ASB but I'll put it in this forum. How could it be possible for radio to be more popular that TV in 2017? Two options: 1. TV stations don't broadcast 24 hours a day, reduced/no breakfast service. Schools programmes between 9 am and 12 Pm then closed until early evening 2.All housed...
  14. In Search of Better Things

    Open in the new tab for the background music ______________________________ 'For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.' --Roger Bacon, Opus Maius (1267 CE) 'If this is the best of all possible worlds, what are the others?' --Voltaire, Candide (1759...
  15. Hellenic Arabia

    During the Ottoman Empire's height after conquering Greece they capture massive number of the hellenic people and ship them to Arabia. This takes place during the 17th century. They speak a language descended from Greek. Now I want you guys to come up with other aspects.
  16. Celtic East Africa

    Basically, the last people that speak Continental Celtic are in East Africa. By East Africa I mean Eritrea and Nubia.Let's say it is around the time of the reconquista . A kingdom lies on the edge of the Muslim Empire. That kingdom's language is the only remaining descendant of Continental...
  17. No One Leaves Africa Without His Bow

    One of the most enduring and effective weapons of human history is the bow and arrow. The oldest archaeological evidence of this weapon is 10,000 years ago. That's a pretty young date compared to Out of Africa, which varies between 125,000 and 50,000 years ago. By then, the only projectile...
  18. Gukpard

    Manchu culture with a surviving Manchukuo

    Let's say that by some reason Manchukuo survives until modern day, probably still as a japanese puppet, how is not important for this scenario In this case how Manchukuo would look like today? And the Manchu culture and language? The number of manchu speakers were declining rapidly since the...
  19. DBWI : George Romero worked in the horror genre ?

    World-renowned director and Academy Award winner George Romero died yesterday at 77, in Toronto, Canada, following a "brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer". For those of you who are not cinephiles, George Romero is considered one of the best filmmakers regarding the description of the...
  20. WotanArgead

    Soviet Victory in the Cold War: Cultural Change.

    There are many timelines dedicated to the victory of the Reds in the Cold War. All of them assess the fate of the world and humanity in different ways, but they all missed an important part of people's lives - culture (in the broadest sense of the word). In fact, many omit the "soul" of a...
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