nuclear bomb

  1. Schwabauer

    What if the Western Allies launched Operation Unthinkable?

    In this scenario the Western Allies, being United States, United Kingdom and her Commonwealth , France, the Dutch, Swedes, and Norwegians launch Operation Unthinkable, which will be referred to as Operation Heliacan Freedom in the timeline, in 1946 to neuter the spread of Soviet influence...
  2. WI Japan developed the bomb? Tripolar Cold War!

    What if Japan invented and used the Bomb on an American possession in the Pacific before the US could bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Let's say this happens after the Nazis surrender, so Japan drops the bomb between May and August 1945. Probably on Hawaii; I doubt Japan would have been able to get...
  3. Could hydrogen bombs have been avoided?

    After watching Oppenheimer, I noticed that he says that if the US tries to make H bombs the Soviets will have no choice but do the same. Is this reasoning logical? If the US had instead attempted to negotiate an agreement to refrain from developing H bombs, would the Soviets have been willing...
  4. 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...
  5. QuinnMallory

    Atomic bomb beats everything?

    It seems to me that the entire rest of WWII was almost superfluous because of the atomic bomb. Say absolutely everything which theoretically could goes wrong for the Allies: the Pacific Fleet gets wiped out, Moscow falls, Britain gets Sealioned, and Japan overruns Australia and New Zealand. But...
  6. AHC: Colonial Fratricide, Nuclear exchange between UK and France

    With a PoD after WW2, how could there be a nuclear exchange set off between the United Kingdom and France? The only condition of this scenario is that the first nuke that goes off has to be either French or British and directed at their rival across the Channel (or at one of their colonial...
  7. A WW3 without nukes

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  8. Non Nazi Germany and Nuclear Science

    In the event that Hitler was killed during WW1 and the Nazi party never rose to power in Germany, most likely seeing a "traditional" fascist regime take charge, would Germany be more willing to invest research and funds into Nuclear energy and weapons? Many of the scientists that developed the A...
  9. AHC: Have the US keep the nuclear edge over the USSR

    As we all know, the US was the country which created the first nuclear weapons and the only country to use them in war, bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear weapons to finally end the Pacific War. After that, the US kept the largest nuclear arsenal as many more countries developed nuclear...
  10. Nuclear German Empire conquers the world

    WW1 is avoided until Germamy develops nukes. Due lack of nazism experts don't leave Germany resulting in Germans being decades aheads of rest of the world in missile and nuclear tech. Germany surprise nuke major cities in UK,France,Russia with V2s forcing them to surrender unconditionally and...
  11. Nell_Lucifer

    WI: One of the nuclear bombs used against Japan in 1945 malfunctioned?

    As asked in the title, what if one of the nuclear bombs used over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima on August 6th or Nagasaki on August 9th, failed to detonate for whatever reason? (High altitude messing with some components, incorrectly armed, faulty parts etc) What would the fall-out both from...
  12. WI: Soviets drop a Nuclear Bomb in the Late 60's

    If this belongs in asb I'll ask to move it but while this scenario is improbable I don't believe it's impossible. What would happen if Brezhnev approves dropping a single nuclear bomb on enemy combatants in his early rule? It'd have to be something like Prague having an outright revolution or a...
  13. SealTheRealDeal

    WI: Taiwan develops nuclear weapons

    Until the late 80s Taiwan actually had a very sophisticated nuclear weapons program which was shut down due to US pressure following a defector informing the CIA of its existence in 1987. Had Taiwan successfully kept a lid on the program until it was able to test a nuke, what would consequences...
  14. Effects of Indo-Pakistani nuclear war in 1999?

    What would be the full international ramifications of a Indo-Pakistani nueclear war in 1999? How would the world react? How bad would the food shortages, cold, and radiation get? What countries would collapse? How would politics be effected?
  15. How Likely Is it that Japan could get nuclear weapons during WW2?

    This has probably been asked before, but how likely would it be that Japan would get nuclear weapons during World War 2? Or, to what year would the war have to last for Japan to get nuclear weapons? This is assuming that nothing would change in what the Japanese did to get these nukes, and...
  16. What if nuclear weapons weren’t invented at all

    So say that Einstein’s theories were either not taken seriously or accidents and failures cause the Manhattan project to be scrapped (with similar things happening to any other nation developing) . How would the allies deal with japan and not long afterwards would there be a world war 3 between...
  17. Vylon Disigma

    Plausibility check; Anti-Nuclear Balloon Array

    Ok so the idea is this, arrays or matrices above cities or whole countries, of balloons at around 35 km up, the balloons are in a grid or other pattern or set distance away from each other. The point is to be a shield in a way by forcing incoming missiles to detonate higher up and thus...
  18. Vylon Disigma

    'Bomber' Harris and his bomb

    Imagine its 1942, the Yanks aren't in the war and it doesn't look much like their going to be, it hard to see the Russians turning the tables on old Fritz long before 1950 and Britain's invasion of Germany is about as near as its moon landing. You are the titular 'bomber' and are told of a...
  19. Nightingale

    My past myths about nuclear war I used to believe in (pls. add yours as well)

    Here are some myths I believed about nuclear war I used to believe in. Anyone can share their previous myths: 1. That fallout would be long-lasting and severe after a nuclear exchange. I once believed legit that fallout after a nuclear war would really be so intense and would last long, but...
  20. Nuclear Weapons help

    I'm currently writing a TL where WW2 is between Fascist USA, Italy, Japan and a Militaristic Authoritarian Germany and the UK + Empire/Dominions, France + Empire, the USSR, Mexico and assorted others like Brazil and China. In this non-Nazi world, how feasible is it for Germany to detonate the...
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