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  1. Ideas (To Regain Your Lost Shadows: A Better U.S. Response To Holocaust Refugees):

    It’s real nice sharing ideas on alternate history. I do procrastinate quite a lot and don’t want to have historical inaccuracies on ITTL events, which makes it hard to write on things that aren’t my special interests even though they play a part in what is essentially a pet project that is one...
  2. Need some help with this timeline I’m making.

    Can you help me realize these events in an alternate timeline I’m making to help with its plausibility? (My confidence in this fluctuates in regards to what I want to summarize in the story.) - A sadistic member of the Gestapo, goes into hiding in Argentina along with four other fugitives...
  3. GameBawesome

    Discussion: What was your first Alternate History idea?

    Alternate history is a fun idea. Trying to map out the PODs, the changes in a timeline, and the butterfly effects that could cause in history. However, at the end of the day, alternate history is merely fiction, and sometimes in fiction, it's up the writer to decide what happens. Now, this is a...
  4. Sirenthedog07

    WI: Rare was close partners with Sega instead of Nintendo in the 90s?

    As we all know, Rare was a huge supporter of Nintendo during the days of the SNES and N64, and really only made 2 games for the Sega Genesis(Battletoads and Battletoads/Double Dragon). But, what if Rare was a close partner for Sega instead of Nintendo, and how could this affect both Sega and...
  5. Horus Lupercal

    Discussion. Did Romans Truly Hate Kings

    Often in this forum, it is discussed just how much the Romans hated King's, while this is the popular opinion on this website: how much did the Romans, or to be specific, the lower-class citizens', hate the idea of King truly? History While it is a popular saying that Victor writes history...
  6. WI: Outcomes of Britain joining the Central Powers in WW1 in a losing scenario?

    Planning to start a personal Alt-history scenario which includes Britain as a central power, and just wanted some thoughts on what might happen if they ended up losing, as almost every UK central power scenario or discussion entails them winning. So, in a WW1 scenario in which the ending...
  7. GameBawesome

    Discussion: Was the eliminating the Toyotomi Clan justifiably necessary?

    Originally I was going to ask 'What if the Toyotomi Clan survived into the Edo Period', but I felt like I should ask this question before as it could be important to context the hindsight. For those who want context: The Toyotomi Clan was a Japanese clan during the Sengoku Jidai, founded by...
  8. AltHistFromTheBackrooms

    Nova Italia Test Thread

    You are more than welcome to contribute if you want!
  9. A Discussion on hypothetical German Nuclear Testing.

    So guys, like most people here, my intro drug to Alternate History was in the famous Axis Victory hypothetical and began going in deeper through various Kaissereich victorious scenarios and a running theme in both is eventually a German nuclear program that (eventually) yields a devise, no pun...
  10. Impact of Surviving WRE instead of ERE

    Let's say for the sake of argument that the Western Roman Empire was able to not only survive but last in some capacity until the modern day (at least inside Italy) and the Eastern Empire falls sometime around the same time as the WRE in OTL. What impact might this have on European history and...
  11. WI: The Audacious’ scrapped; Implacables kept

    Whenever there’s a thread about Cold War Royal Navy Carriers the following points are always brought up: 1) CVA’s are argued as missed opportunity, but with an acknowledgement they were a mess 2) the Malta’s are offered as alternative, but (mostly) disregarded as an idea best suited for service...
  12. GameBawesome

    Discussion: Which Sengoku Era Clans do you want to survive to this day?

    During the Sengoku Jidai of Japan, lots of prominent clans rose up, amassing so much power during the time of chaos. Famous figures like Imagawa Yoshimoto, Takeda Shigen, Hōjō Ujiyasu, Chosokabe Motochika, and Toyotomi Hideyoshi rose to power and made their clan names known through history. Yet...
  13. GameBawesome

    Discussion: Anticlimactic moments in History (Pre-1900)

    Whenever I study history, it always fascinates me. Societies formed, empires and kingdoms rose and fell, and people made decisions that culminate change the course of history. However, there are some moments in history, where something that seemed so built up, only to never culminate, whether...
  14. Discussion: The Challenges & Opportunities in Pre Colonial Australia for Alterative History

    Welcome to the thread, the goal here is to try and outline the real history of pre colonial Australia and to discuss potential avenues for alternative history and the challenges there-in. Before we begin in earnest I would like to note I have read the Lands of Red & gold and enjoyed it, but that...
  15. GameBawesome

    Discussion: How far could've the Norse gone in the Americas?

    As we know, the Norse were great seafarers, sailing from the Baltic to the North Sea, all the way to Greenland. They also made it to Americas, mostly around modern Newfoundland, or as they possibly called it, Vinland. However, this didn't last long, as Norse settlement disappeared, possibly due...
  16. GameBawesome

    Legendary Battles that never happened.

    In the long history of the world, there are many clashes and battles that are almost legendary. The Battle of Thermopylae, the Battle of Zama, the Battle of Tours to name a few. All these battles are that legendary in history. However, there are battles that could've occurred, but never did...
  17. GameBawesome

    Discussion: Dumb AH Tropes, PODs, and Assumptions (Pre-1900)

    Alternate history is more of a thought experiment and storytelling. To theorize what could've happened had certain PODs were different. In best cases, the Alternate History Timeline tries to be logical and realistic, trying to create a timeline that could theoretically happen with specific PODs...
  18. GameBawesome

    AH Discussion: Marriages that could've changed history

    Marriages between royal families has been a long and varied history. Back then, marriages were mostly for political means, making Royal families respective nations closer. On rare occasions, a monarch might marry for genuine love, even if it means the disapproval of everyone else. On even rarer...
  19. WI/PC: Commercial Free Evening News?

    There was a quote in The Newsroom in "The 112th Congress" the that always stuck out to me and I am surprised to not find this being discussed here: Would that have been plausible for a commercial free evening news? And if so, what effect would that have, especially on public media? Also, since...
  20. GameBawesome

    History Discussion: "It sounded good on paper!" Moments in history (Pre-1900)

    Ideas or strategies or plans sounds usually good on paper. In most cases in history, there are plans or strategies or ideas that work out for the best, that live on in the history books. We're not talking about those moments. Instead, we're going to look at moments where ideas or plans or...
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