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  1. Unblighted Americas - What if England never colonized the Americas?

    Unblighted Americas This is an alternate history scenario where England doesn’t colonize the (mainland) Americas, mainly focusing on North America. The name is a pun on blighty, a nickname for Britain, and unblighted, a word meaning to not have a negative effect on. This is because, without the...
  2. AHC: Make the Mississippi River The Most Developed and Populated Area In North America

    Traditionally the West and East Coasts are the most developed and densely populated areas in North America. So your challenge should you choose to accept is to make the reverse true and create a scenario where the the regions and cities along the Mississippi River and its tributaries in the...
  3. GoshDiggityDangit

    The Dominion and the Union: An Alternate North America
    Threadmarks: Introduction Post

    Hello all! I am once again attempting to write a timeline. My previous attempt, "Even If You Stand Alone", became difficult to follow for myself, and had no background structure to it. For this timeline, which is a direct reboot of said previous timeline, I have worked on a Google Document to...
  4. Duke Andrew of Dank

    AHC: Larger Railfan Cultures outside of Japan.

    For perspective, here are different names for subgroups in the Japanese railfan culture: https://soranews24.com/2014/04/21/better-know-a-train-nerd-36-different-classifications-for-japans-densha-otaku/ Your challenge is to have the railfan cultures of other countries develop to similar levels...
  5. TripleToad333

    WI: The Master System was a success in Japan and North America

    We all know the Master System, right? Its a 8-bit home video game console released by Sega in 1985 to compete with the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was a success in Europe and Brazil with the Master System's lifespan still going on in the latter country. However, it was a failure in Japan...
  6. Sevarics

    WI: Spanish Camels in Spanish North America

    IOTL, Spain had had camel populations since the 11th century, brought over by the Arabs. After they began colonizing the New World, there were limited introductions of camels in the 17th and 18th centuries but nothing large scale. So, what if the Spanish had gone through with earlier large...
  7. Luxembourgish Yeet

    New Luxembourg | A Graphics Timeline
    Threadmarks: 2020 Map of North America

    Map of North America in 2020 Map By AP246 (He is really cool dude go check him out!!) After a few posts relating to this particular timeline, and after a few asked for one, I decided to make a thread! This is New Luxembourg! Something that started out as a one off map I made turned into...
  8. Where the River Flows: The Story of Misia: A Native American Superpower
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: The Great Kingdom

    Chapter 1: The Great Kingdom It was a bright summer day in the city of Kahoquah. It was the a type of day where the warmth was cooled by a soft summer breeze that soothed the soul and refreshed all those who felt it; the type of day where merchants and vendors would gather at the markets...
  9. What If... The Solutrean Hypothesis Happened

    For those of you who are not aware the Solutrean Hypothesis is an increasingly discredited human migration model that states Mesolithic Europeans from modern day France were able to hug the Glacial coast across the north Atlantic and populate the Northeast North American continent some 5-6,000...
  10. Eparkhos

    Children of the Burned Land: A Great Basin Timeline
    Threadmarks: Frontpiece

    In the beginning, the world was dark and flat. Nothing lived, nothing died, nothing was. Then, one day, Ewónah fell out of the heavens at great speed, creating a massive crater that became the Suhtsoh Valley. Picking himself up, Ewónah looked around--he could see in the primordial night just as...
  11. RMcD94

    How would the USA partition Canada?

    Assuming a conflict arose at some point in the first half of the 20th century, likely from the USA facing off against the British, and for whatever reason Canada was unable to successfully proclaim neutrality (either because of American mistrust, some false-flag operation like the USS Maine, or...
  12. The Western Expanse

    A group of other AH fans and I work on an alternate history scenario on Discord and I want to hear your thoughts. It goes as such. Over 100 million years ago, the Farallon Plate subducted at a shallow angle under America. The definite reason why is still a mystery to science. This subduction...
  13. iuewfho

    Challenge: Make the US population double (or more) what it is in OTL 2020

    Map Conditions: The US, by 2020 in this timeline, must have a population of at least 660 million. The US must have a similar GDP per capita and standard of living. The US cannot control more than its OTL borders, plus Canada, northern Mexico, and the Caribbean. This world's history has to be...
  14. Petike

    Cross My Heart, This Is My Crossbow: An Allohistorical Tale of Amerindian Arbalists
    Threadmarks: Invention

    Cross My Heart, This Is My Crossbow An Allohistorical Tale of Amerindian Arbalists INVENTION ---- mid 10th century AD, North America, spring ♫ During the first few weeks, he struggled with the sudden twist of fate he now had to live with. Possibly to the end of his days. The medicine...
  15. jacobthebruh

    Earth 172

    Hello all, this is my first post on AH.com. I hail from the r/ImaginaryMaps discord server, and I have an alt-geo project I’ve been working on. Please, critique is invited! Thanks for your time!
  16. Have Lacrosse as a Major League sport akin to the Big Four/Big Five (Baseball, Basketball, Gridiron Football, Hockey and Soccer)

    Lacrosse is by far one of the oldest team sports in North America (United States and Canada) dating back to the Native Americans of pre-Columbian America and Canada where they would often play this game particularly the ones from the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic and the South/Dixie usually as a...
  17. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    Longboats and Norsemen: A Vinland TL
    Threadmarks: First Years

    Longboats and Norsemen: A Vinland TL *** Chapter 1 *** Bjarni Herjolfsson was holding onto the sides of the longboat for dear life as the storm hurled waves after waves of water at him and his longboat. The storm whipped up the winds and they came crashing down upon them. His crew members...
  18. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    DWI: What if New England hadn't succeeded in the War of 1812?
    Threadmarks: DWI

    As we all know, the War of 1812 was a humiliation for America, and after the White House was burnt to the ground by the British, the Hartford Convention declared independence for New England, which distracted the Americans enough for the British to capture the Great Lakes and the Michigan...
  19. MittleGittle

    Divergence of States

    What if instead of the Spanish, the English colonized California, at least the norther half? Edit: That was the base idea, but I welded it into it's own timeline.
  20. GauchoBadger

    WI: Chanco fails to arrive in time; Jamestown destroyed in 1622?

    There's a story occasionally told about the Virginia Massacres of 1622, an attack carried out by the Powhatan tribes with the intent of wiping out and driving away the early colonists of the area, about a colonist-friendly native boy now known as "Chanco" who, upon hearing of a Powhatan band's...
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