dystopia

  1. Could a more hardline (Stalinist-lite) USSR survive to this day, even after a complete economic implosion?

    Like a 22.400.000 km-long North Korea, of sorts. Complete with the military being the only semi-functional state organ, near-famine conditions being the norm and the very thought of 'national self-determination' netting someone at least a 3-generation long kin punishment in the...
  2. Kalga

    A history of the thousand year reich
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Disclaimer: the usual blah blah blah, views of characters in timeline doesn't necessary reflect the author's views in a meta sense and all that jazz. If all goes well this timeline will cover a thousand years over the span of an entire solar system and more... (also if this ends up still...
  3. Antonio the Komnenoi

    Rule Britannia - The Tyranny of the Lord Protector
    Threadmarks: Prologue: THE COUP

    THE COUP London, the heart of the Commonwealth, has seen dark periods in history, from the Romans to the Saxons, the Viking invasions, the French invasion. Looking from the window it was a city bustling with activity most of the times, old friends going to a pub, workers heading to their...
  4. the Imperium of Canada

    AHC: "Nazi" Confederates

    Disclaimer: As should be obvious, I am neither in favor of the so-called Lost Cause of the Confederacy or Nazism. So the challenge here is to have the CSA managed to get its independence and then have it (or a potential successor state) devolve even farther into a totalitarian, expansionist...
  5. Beyond the Human Horizon TL

    "Beyond the human horizon. Something terrifying sleeps. " These are the news of CNN. In Washington DC, a waste nuke was detonated on board of Maglev-12 trains travelling from Boston to Washington DC. No harm had been done to the US President as Bernard Sanders was evacuated shortly after the...
  6. MildredSimms

    “The Well-Amused Audience”- A Gore 2000 TL
    Threadmarks: Chapter 0

    “The Well-Amused Audience”- A Gore 2000 TL by MildredSimms Chapter 0- We Need to Remake America When looking back at the 2000 election, historians often cite Al Gore’s decision to have President Bill Clinton hit the campaign trail hard as a critical factor for his success in the election...
  7. Napoleon53

    "What Madness Is This?" Vol. II: The Pinnacle Future

    "What Madness Is This?" Vol. II: THE PINNACLE FUTURE I want to thank the countless readers and commenters that have fueled my imagination in the original 2013-14 WMIT and the Redux that was written from September, 2018, to present day. Without these posters, none of this would have been...
  8. AHC: Can "A Crystal Age" pull off a "Looking Backward"?

    First a bit of context. The related genres of utopian and dystopian fiction experienced a literary surge from roughly the mid-19th century to the first decade or so of the 20th. Most were stand-alone works but some went on to produce numerous unofficial sequels, refutations, and even social...
  9. The Orphan Nation: History of the Second Great War and the Eternal Blizzard...
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    I'm gonna put a disclaimer here, because someone might not pay attention to the dystopia tag that is there for a reason. Leaving that aside, I bid you welcome to a timeline idea that just won't leave me alone. The main idea of which is to create a PoD outside of the traditional places for it to...
  10. Gillan1220

    Photos from No W-An Alternate 2000s TL

    So with consultation from @Arthur Marston, I thought it would be interesting to do a visual photo thread for the dystopian scenario of No W written by @Lost Freeway (who unfortunately was banned in September 2017) similar to the photo threads for World War Z, 1983: Doomsday, Fatherland, and Man...
  11. Napoleon53

    "What Madness Is This?" Redux: The Complete Timeline
    Threadmarks: Hard Times in the Livingston Sugar House

    "The said States hereby severally enter into a firm league of friendship with each other, for their common defense, the security of their liberties, and their mutual and general welfare, binding themselves to assist each other, against all force offered to, or attacks made upon them, or any of...
  12. Recommendations for a Swiss German Unification TL?

    Okay, so this idea came to me because of a comic on /r/PolandBall and a flag on /r/Vexillology awhile back: The flag was supposed to be Germany in the style of Germany, not Germany if it was unified by Switzerland, but I thought the idea of Switzerland unifying Germany was pretty cool. This...
  13. Kerguelen

    A Bleeding Heart of Steel: Stalin Dies Early
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    "I know that after my death, they will heap a pile of rubbish on my grave, but the wind of history will sooner or later sweep it away without mercy." -Joseph Stalin (OTL) "On one cloudy day on May 1942, a Red Army officer known as Polikov Shilo deserted to Nazi Germany. While the Germans had...
  14. AHC: Most Dystopian Possible Unification of Germany

    Okay, so this AHC is pretty simple: Create a unified German state at the worst possible time using the worst possible nation to do the uniting in the worst possible way both for Germany and the rest of the world, though, if priorities conflict, make it worse for Germany first. The unification...
  15. Photos of the New Order

    So this thread is inspired by the Photos of the Kaiserreich thread and the TL-191 photos thread. Only this time it's about the dystopian hellscape that is setting of the upcoming HOI4 mod The New Order: Last Days of Europe I know that the mod isn't even out yet, but I think we know enough...
  16. the Imperium of Canada

    DBWI AHC: A "Good" United States of America

    So the lunatics in Columbia (the capital of the United States for those who are not knowledgeable about American geography) are threatening war against New England and Canada again. So that got me thinking, what would it take to get a United States that is an actual democracy, that doesn't...
  17. AHC: Have the world become an absolute shithole without Nazi/Soviet victory

    Okay, so your alternate history challenge for today is to make the entire world as shitty as is semi-plausible by the turn of the millennium while avoiding the cliches of Nazi victory in WW2 and Soviet victory in the Cold War. Total nuclear warfare (such as was feared during the Cold War and...
  18. BlackentheBorg

    TLIAW: Tear Out A Man's Tongue

    "...When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government..." - extract from the Declaration of Independence As the new decade dawns, America is...
  19. the Imperium of Canada

    AHC: Turn Great Britain into a European "North Korea"

    In the novel 1984, It's speculated that the claim three superstates that makeup the governments of the world is a lie and that "Oceania" is only contained to the British Isles and essentially a European North Korea. So the challenge here, with a PoD after 1900, is to have a oppressive...
  20. AHC: Cold War Between the Soviet Union... and Nazi Germany

    Okay so this is perhaps one of the most hellish AH TLs ever, but how could we have an alternate Cold War between the two major world powers of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany? I think that the best case scenario for this TL is nuclear annihilation for the entirety of humanity, but we're still...
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