pacific war

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
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  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Khaki Boots In A Bloodstained Surf - Alternate Pacific War
    Threadmarks: One - Midway

    TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 1942 HIROSHIMA, JAPAN, 1115 HOURS Ogawa Michiyo was seventeen today, and her father had given her ten yen to spend in one of Hiroshima’s thriving outdoor markets. She had come to her favorite place, the square before the Aioi Bridge over the River Ota, to wander among the...
  8. Simeon

    Some Stupid Questions about the 5” Guns

    What are the differences between the ammunitions and parts of Japan and America’s aforementioned guns? Also, are there any sources for the Japanese 40 Type 89 guns? The Wiki doesn’t cooperate with me right now.
  9. Excerpts from "At the Edge of the Abyss"
    Threadmarks: Blurp

    As stated in the "Upcoming AH books" thread and after multiple request, my french AH book is know available in English as "At the Edge of the Abyss". After this intial post I'll share you some excerpts. Today the opening pages of Part I about which is about the Pacific War. Next time the...
  10. Japan wins sea battle at Midway but loses the invasion

    What if the Japanese sink 2 US carriers, try to invade and get curbstommped on the beaches. The whole Japanese invasion force is lost at a cost of a 36 marines on land. Could the US government still spin this to be a major morale boosting victory? What would the headlines be like? How does the...
  11. DBWI: What if Nimitz defends Midway

    As you know OTL Nimitz decided that Midway wasn't worth risking carriers over. The island was small, it was in the middle of nowhere and totally unimportant and so he decided to withdraw the garrison and allow Japan to take it. He also foresaw that the island would cost Japan far more than it...
  12. WI: The IJN Taiho survives

    In the June 19 1944, the IJN Taiho, the newest aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy, is struck by a torpedo from the submarine USS Albacore. Thanks to elevator pits placed below the waterline, a chain of events followed that resulted in Taiho blowing up in flames, with only around 500...
  13. Gukpard

    Could Hirohito have stopped the military takeover of Japan?

    Japan didn't turned from a militarized constitutional monarchy into the one party state that caused the pacific war and comitted all the atrocities we know from a day to another, it was a fast process of twenty years with the military grabbing more and more power, making the political...
  14. No War in Europe: Does Japan still launch the Pacific Campaign?

    Lets assume that the European theater of WWII either doesn't happen at all, or is concluded with some peace agreement by the end of 1940 at the latest (if the specific POD matters to the ultimate answer, go with the usual PM Halifax + disaster at Dunkirk cliche scenario). The Second...
  15. Peleliu bypassed: The 1st Marine Division in the Philippines

    Just as the title states, Halsey's doubts regarding the validity of the Peleliu invasion based on the weakening air power of Japan is acknowledged by Nimitz, who promptly scraps Operation Stalemate and bypasses the Peleliu garrison. He then sends the 1st Marine Division as part of the Sixth Army...
  16. Sputnik 1

    Mitsubishi A7M Versus Grumman F6F

    Sorry if I should have put this in ASB. I was a bit confused about where to actually place this, so if I wasted a Mods time, well, sorry about that. The Japanese replacement to the Zero never really left the drawing board, and never got combat tested or even really flown at all, even as a...
  17. Carrier Jets in WWII

    POD: October of 1944, US Navy deploys carrier variant of the P-59 Airacomet to Leyte Gulf, making it the first jet aircraft deployed to the Pacific Theater, as well as the first allied jet-powered fighter. I have no idea what would happen in this timeline, but it could (theoretically) push jet...
  18. Aloha

    Weakest possible Imperial Japan

    So I did this with Italy a few weeks ago and wanted to have a try with another Axis Power. Basically, what would be some of the worst mistakes that Japan could make throughout the war? Mostly talking about the Second Sino-Japanese War, but you can discuss Pacific War too. Extra points for...
  19. Pacific War of 1940: fizzle
    Threadmarks: OP: divergence point

    In early Sunday morning 25 August 1940, the unintended ignition has happened in Mobara gas field(1), under murky circumstances. The fire was out of control in a few hours, destroying pumps, storage tanks, and accomodations. Before nightfall, the huge explosions have started to propel the flaming...
  20. WI America Strikes First?

    "In a statement to the Congressional Committee on Pearl Harbor in 1946, Secretary [of War] Stimson described in stronger terms this conversation with President Roosevelt. He then said that he had told the President on November 28, 1941, that 'the desirable thing to do from the point of view of...
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