pacific war

  1. ahmed1ghoneim

    Early Pacific War Impact on Japan, China and East Asia in general

    Well guys I know this question has been asked a number of times so we assume the Pacific War broke out early between the United States and Japan we assume for example between or in 1933-1938 and as the title says what is the impact on East Asia specifically Japan China and the United States and...
  2. America and Japan go to war..... In 1853.

    In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry sailed to Japan in order to open up the country for trade. In OTL Japan accepted the treaty and opened up to the west and would adopt more western policies including imperialism eventually creating the Empire of Japan and would kick off the pacific war in WW2...
  3. Ryker of Terra

    Japanese expansion during American civil war

    So first of all, hello everyone. This is my first post after making my account over half a year ago and lurking for many years before that. Good to be here. Now, I've been wondering about the full potential for Japanese expansion if they have a free (or freer) hand in the Pacific. The scenario...
  4. Gillan1220

    U.S.-Japan Pacific Cold War in the 1940s and when will it erupt into a war?

    This is scenario that's been in my head for a couple of times now. One thing I learned is that Japan wanted the United States to abandon the Asia-Pacific in order to respect its imperial ambitions. Of course, the Japanese messed up at Pearl Harbor and learned the hard way not to awake the...
  5. NyQuil

    WI:Soviets invade Hokkaido

    The Soviet Union planed on invading Hokkaido during the brief Soviet Japanese War in August 1945 however a week or 2 before the planned invasion the Japanese of course surrendered. Truman at the Yalta conference gave a ok to the Soviets taking the Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands however I think...
  6. Kantai Kessen

    WI: no Indian Ocean Raid & earlier Operation MO?

    The POD of this Pacific War scenario is to do with this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Salamaua%E2%80%93Lae In the midst of this: Around this time, the Indian Ocean Raid by the Kido Butai was being planned: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Ocean_raid My proposed chain of...
  7. Kaiser of Brazil

    The Iron Eagle - The History of the Cold War
    Threadmarks: INTRODUCTION CHAPTER

    THE IRON EAGLE INTRODUCTION DISCLAIMER: I do not endorse in any form the crimes and atrocities committed by the criminal regime of the Third Reich, this scenario has been made with the intent of exploring the possibility of a highly improbable success of the German military campaigns in WWII...
  8. Gillan1220

    What if Admiral Yamamoto survived World War II

    Would he be tried for wars crimes? Or would he be a officer for the JMSDF by 1954 just like how Minuro Genda became third Chief of Staff of the JASDF? Or would he run for politics such as the Diet?
  9. WI: No 'flight to no where?'

    So this is my first attempt at an alternate history scenario. In this case, I have decided to go with something that has only been touched on briefly by @ Zheng He. Specifically what if USS Hornet's Air Group led by CDR Stanhope Ring didn't lead the fighters and dive bombers on the 'flight to...
  10. Kantai Kessen

    AHC/WI: Stronger IJN light cruiser line

    The IJN's four-strong Mogami-class are probably the most blatant example of naval treaty violation in human history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mogami-class_cruiser Originally they were armed with fifteen 6.1-inch guns in five triple turrets, with a max RoF of 5 rounds a minute (the powder...
  11. SealTheRealDeal

    PC: Akagi taken out during Indian Ocean Raid

    Considering the following incident: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Ocean_raid#Blenheims_attack_the_Japanese_carriers Would it be possible (possible, not discussing likelihood) for one the the Blenheims to get lucky and more or less replicate the elevator hit that killed Akagi at Midway?
  12. Kantai Kessen

    WI: Shinano, Mutsu and an Unryu for Leyte Gulf

    Imagine that, in addition to the ships that VAdm Takeo Kurita possesses in the IJN's Centre Force at Leyte Gulf, he also has the Shinano, completed as a proper battleship instead of a crappy carrier, and the Mutsu, which doesn't blow up in 1943. This gives Centre Force the following capital...
  13. Kantai Kessen

    AHC/WI: Better IJN anti-submarine warfare in WW2

    Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to get the IJN's anti-submarine doctrine, ships, planes and other equipment into fighting shape for the Pacific War by December 1, 1941. You may use any POD after 1900; you must stay within historical resources used on the IJN. However, not...
  14. Kantai Kessen

    WI: USS Washington alone at 2nd Guadalcanal?

    Imagine the following: USS South Dakota is more badly damaged at Santa Cruz Islands than in real life. Perhaps the torpedo that did in Porter hits her, or she gets struck by more bombs. This means that, when Vice Admiral Kondo and his force rock up to try and bombard Henderson Field again on...
  15. Vylon Disigma

    WW2: Japanese options after 1940 peace in Europe?

    If in 1940 peace is made between the waring European powers what are Japan's strategic options? Specifically, in a peace that left the entente's colonial empires largely intact in Asia, does Japan still strike south? Do they give up, fearing the full attention of the British and French navies...
  16. SunKing105

    WI: Kuniaki Koiso does not succeed Tojo as PM?

    Obviously Japan cannot win or even last that much longer short of ASBs, it's a question of when and how it loses, and the circumstances relating to it. I am here to ask one of those questions. For a bit of background, Kuniaki Koiso was previously Minister of Colonial Affairs for a short time...
  17. 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...
  18. SealTheRealDeal

    It's A Long Way To Nagasaki: The Anglo-Japanese War
    Threadmarks: 1. Off the rails and off the cliff

    In 1938 the world had two sources of tension. In Europe Spain was in the second year of its civil war and a embryonic Fascist block was coalescing around the Kingdom of Italy and the ever aggressive German Third Reich. A general European war was feared by all: As diplomats raced to defuse...
  19. Japanese victory in the pacific war - is it really ASB?

    Hey guys. I've long been interested in the pacific war, and the main question on my mind has ever since been: Did the japanese have a chance to win? I read a lot of threads on this site and the predominant opinion seems to be that a japanese victory in the pacific war (i.e. gaining dominance...
  20. SealTheRealDeal

    Soviet Invasion of Hokkaido

    So in 1945 the Soviets had rolled over the Kuril islands and South Sakhalin and the popular interpretation of history has it that Japan surrendered to the US just in time to avoid a Soviet conquest of Hokkaido. So let's say that Japan is determined to fight to the end like Germany. Consensus...
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