democracy

  1. AHQ: 20th century American/Anglosphere politicians who could have become dictators

    Throughout the 20th century, many countries have experienced dictatorships. Some started the century that way. Some had democracies that crumbled. While others had dictatorships forced by external, invading armies. The one realm of this world that has nearly consistently enjoyed civil...
  2. PolishMagnet

    AHC/PC: Women equal in Athenian democracy

    Could democratic city states in ancient Greece (pre-philip of Macedon) have plausibly accepted women as citizens who could participate and vote? Just curious as to how/why it might happen. It doesn't have to be Athens, it could be any of the Greek city states of the time.
  3. Brazilian WI: Brizola recreates PTB in 1980?

    Following the amnesty law of August 1979, Leonel Brizola returned from exile the following month with the intention of recreating the Brazilian Labour Party (PTB) as it existed before the 1964 coup d'état. However, he got into a judicial dispute with Ivete Vargas (Getúlio Vargas' great-niece)...
  4. AltoRegnant

    AHC:Cold War About Democracy Vs Tyranny

    Otl the cold war was about economics, capitalism vs communism. Sure, both parties argued they were democracies and the other was some tyrannical monster where people couldnt breathe without the supreme leadership saying so, but both found things like equal rights and certain personal freedoms...
  5. Achaemenid Persia Empire becomes democracy

    What Achaemenid Persia transiotioned into a democracy with a constitution like Roman Republic and meritocratic bureaucracy voting rights to all Free males persian by descent of Persus(fars of today) as said by Otanes after Bardyia is overthrown and before darius is king just assume thing...
  6. FernandoPerla

    Democratic Japan

    Do you think Japan could have switched its imperial government system to adopt a democratic one before American occupation of Japan in 1945? How do you picture the Asia-Pacific economical, political and social context given this situation?
  7. Brazilian WI: Ciro Gomes is elected president of Brazil in 2002?

    For a brief time during the first round of the 2002 Brazilian presidential race, former governor of Ceará and former minister of finance Ciro Gomes either led the polls or was just barely behind Lula, the favourite candidate and OTL winner. However, Ciro's numbers collapsed and he eventually got...
  8. Brazilian WI: Fernando Henrique Cardoso became mayor of São Paulo in 1985?

    Nine years before he ran for (and won) the presidency of Brasil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso (or just FHC) ran for mayor of São Paulo. However, although he led the polls from day one right up until election day, he was narrowly defeated by former president Jânio Quadros in a huge upset. What if...
  9. The New Imperialism of Pearl Delta on Republic of Cantonia

    This is the map of modern Cantonia except eastern side of former Eastern Guangdong region pre-1930s.
  10. Guatemalan Nat-Synd

    Right wing Lenin.

    I always wondered how will Russia behave as a nation if Lenin instead of being a Marxist was a right winger a la Kennedy or wanted to make Russia a country like the USA. Apart from less massive deaths or famines what would be the consequences of a rightist Lenin, extra points if Stalin is priest.
  11. Antonio Ferrari

    Our Cold War: An Alternate History Interactive Cold War

    No one believed that the German empire could rise after the Great War, having barely managed to hold in the West, and basically failing to hold anything east other than Poland. Their ally, Austria-Hungary, risked to collapse from ethnic conflicts, and had to cede vast territories to Serbia and...
  12. Turn the countries involved in the Arab spring into either democracies or theocracies

    The Arab spring ravaged the Arab world during the early 2010s, which of the countries involved were more likely to become more democratic and which countries had a real possibility of descending into theocratic rules? The aim of this thread should be to have the least amount of Baathist...
  13. What would a stable Brazil actually look like?

    I've seen a lot of threads on the survival of Imperial Brazil or even a better Old Republic, but I haven't seen many that actually go into more depth about what this alt-Brazil would actually look like. For simplicity's sake (and my own personal preference) I'm just going to say the the Empire...
  14. Duke of Hamilton

    Alexander the Liberator: A Constitutional Russia TL

    In the summer of 1918, more than a year after the abolition of the Russian monarchy, Tsar Nicholas II and his immediate family along with their servants were massacred by a Bolshevik firing squad. In the end, the death of Nicholas II ended an era of Russian history that began with Peter the...
  15. WI: No French Revolution

    The French Revolution (1789-1799) marked the downfall of the Bourbon monarchy in France with the execution of King Louie XVI and Marie Antoinette. Then, there was the rise of liberal democracies/republics, the spread of revolutionary ideals, and Napoleon Bonaparte, one of the greatest generals...
  16. AHC: Liberal Democracy in Iran post-Shah

    Either by butterflying the Islamic part of the revolution or by having the theocracy collapse, how could Iran have become a liberal democracy after deposing the Shah?
  17. KMS Hoffnung

    WI: Democratic Russia

    Hey! I really want to see everyone else's thoughts on how Russia could become a democratic great power by 1930. Perhaps it could have an isolationist policy while it puts itself back together and reforming itself. Initially, we can start with Constantine, less reactionary, becoming Czar instead...
  18. JuanmaSingh

    Plus Ultra: A Spanish Revival
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1

    Chapter 1: A miraculous escape. The dangerous presence of more than 65,000 french troops in the Spanish mainland and their control over the comunication with Portugal, the French border and even Madrid, with the adition of the Napoleon's exigences over the realms of Carlos IV ended up alarming...
  19. Was there any struggles between federalist, farmers and others in the democratic party in the 1870s like in the Republican party in 1850s?

    Niek Koning writes that In the late 1850s, many farmers joined the new Republican party, which promised free soil and the exclusion of slavery from the new terriories. After the victory of the Union, however, the new party revealed itself as a tool of northeastern business interests, imposing...
  20. Was there any struggles between federalist, farmers and others in the democratic party in the 1870s like in the Republican party in 1850s?

    Niek Koning writes that In the late 1850s, many farmers joined the new Republican party, which promised free soil and the exclusion of slavery from the new terriories. After the victory of the Union, however, the new party revealed itself as a tool of northeastern business interests, imposing...
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