japan

  1. WI: Yayoi people never go to Japan

    What if the Yayoi people never migrated to Japan? What might Japan look like, and how might the Yayoi continue to develop?
  2. WI: Authoritarian Post WW2 Japan

    Japan surrenders to the United States, ending World War 2. Japan abolishes it's dictatorship and becomes democratic and modernizes. Capitalism is introduced. But what if in an ATL Japan certainly becomes Capitalist and modernizes, but remains Authoritarian, with serious human rights abuses...
  3. Gillan1220

    What if the Japanese battleship Nagato was reactivated and pressed JMSDF service?

    I have been thinking about this scenario for quiet some time now. So basically at the end of the war, Japan still had a few ships such as unfinished battleships, carriers, and submarines at the shipyards at the time of the Empire's surrender to the Allies. All of these became property of the...
  4. Etruscan-enthusiast35

    DBAHC: Have Japanese imperial ambitions succeed

    Exactly as it sounds what if the attempts by Japan to establish itself as an imperial power proved successful, in particular, how might this impact relations between Japan and the other nations of East Asia. Now I know the idea of Japan, a country who's access too the resources more useful for...
  5. Japan becomes a European/western colony

    Any POD is fine. Is there any way for Japan to become a colony of a European power (or the US if that isn't ASB)?
  6. WI: Ryukyu Islands not annexed by Japan

    What if Japan never formally annexed the Ryukyu Islands?
  7. Gillan1220

    AHC: Prevent the Philippines from falling to the Japanese during WWII

    Whether its reinforcing the PI early in the war, deploying more B-17s, or at least more USN submarines in the region, How will these prevent the Japanese conquest of the Philippines?
  8. what are the best ways on how to achieve a better-off Mexico?

    There are a multiple ways in which Mexico, which would have had the similar economic potential early in the mid-19th century to early 20th century as Japan, South Korea, Australia, US and Canada, did could have infinitely become better off than the mess it has become in the past 100-plus years...
  9. AHC: make Imperial Japan having enough convoy to supply adequately its' troop in the Pacific and Indian Ocean

    One of the recurring weakness of Japan I always saw mentioned in the WW2 threads is the weakness of its' logistic preventing or making very difficult operations such as a landing on Ceylon or Midway (after an hypothetical victory) or even just providing adequate supplies to its' troop on the...
  10. TheReplicator

    Thriving Goryeo?

    How could Goryeo survive independent and undergo an industrial revolution? Extra points if Goryeo is at least a constitutional Monarchy by the end of it.
  11. If not for the Tsunami would it have been a given that the Mongols would have conquered Japan?

    The second Mongol fleet had over 4000 ships and 140,000 soldiers and was the largest naval invasion until D-Day 750 years later. Is there any doubt that if not for the Tsunami that struck that the Mongols would have successfully conquered Japan? Would the Japanese resistance have been able to...
  12. AHC: Make modern Japan surpass the US economically

    Around the 80s some people feared that Japan, if you extrapolate the Japanese economic growth rates at the time, would at some point surpass the US economically and maybe even, after they surpassed the US economically, surpass the US in terms of global influence. Make that actually happen...
  13. What if Pacific War started in 1934?

    I'm trying to think of a scenario which Imperial Japan started their war against U.S.A in 1934. Background setting is that Military Coup by 'Kōdōha' like 'Feburary 26 incident' in Japan had succeed and Europe is into another conflict that they cannot interfere with Far East matter. Due to...
  14. Japanese Military in 1949

    Let's assume that MacArthur decides, for whatever reason, that retaining the relatively high paying jobs in Japan's military-industrial complex is vital to rebuilding Japan, and the Japanese military is reorganized into the Japan Self-Defense Forces in either late 1945 or early 1946, rather...
  15. Reverse Cold War: Anime in Communist Japan

    Lets just say the Cold War was reversed where the Bolshevik revolution fails in Russia, but there is also an attempt to over throw the United States government and turn it Communist and they succeed. Now in my version of a reverse Cold War, China and Japan would've switched roles with a civil...
  16. AHC: Have the British Isles be Europe's Japan

    Have the British Isles be as isolated from the rest of Europe during medieval time as Japan was during the same period Bonus if it is withouth them being a single nation at least until the 17th century)
  17. Prussian Militarism

    7 Years war POD: British Dominion of Japan

    With a POD during/after the 7 years war, would it be at all possible for Britain to control this territory?
  18. Alternate colonial powers during Age of Exploration?

    Considering the trailblazers of the A of E in the OTL, I'd like to explore potential alternative candidates to those we know, and possible consequences of their endeavours. Firstly, the Americas: supposing some crises or series of unfortunate events stalled Spain or Portugal from exploring...
  19. GauchoBadger

    WI: No Taika reforms?

    What if early medieval Japan had never gone through the Taika reforms that transformed its society according to Chinese influences in the mid-7th century? What could have happened?
  20. Etruscan-enthusiast35

    DBWI: What if the U.S. made Japan open up

    As we all know, on July 8th, 1853, Matthew Perry would lead a small fleet of ships in an effort to force Japan to accept trade with the west again, but in the end the initial attempt would devolve into Perry opening fire on Edo, and inadvertently causing the city to burn down. This would spark...
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