post 1900

  1. WI: The Long Island Express Directly hits NYC in 1938

    The New England Hurricane of 1938, also known as the Long Island Express, was one of the worst hurricanes to ever hit Long Island and New England in its recorded history. It caused $306 million in period damage (and would do over $60 billion today adjusting for differences in inflation...
  2. WI: Britain and France on different sides in WW1

    It wasn’t until 1904 that France and Britain stopped being archenemies and became allies via the Entente. Just a few years earlier, in 1898, the two almost went to war with each other over Egypt. The Scramble for Africa in the 1880s caused great tensions between European powers, including the...
  3. KingOnTheEdge

    WI No Phony War?

    OTL, after the German invasion of Poland, France briefly rushed the Rhine but nothing came of it and until Germany broke through Belgium, the war just... kinda wasn't happening. There were naval clashes, especially in the north sea due to Germany wanting scandinavian resources. This is because...
  4. WI (ALTERNATE HISTORY TL CHALLENGE): What if certain bands/acts became massive names in music?

    Certain bands or acts (Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Queen, Nirvana) seemed poised to have long, fruitful careers of many hits and to change the course of music, and they have. However, other bands or acts are so different, innovative, and great that they seem destined for eternal stardom and...
  5. KingOnTheEdge

    Discussion: All Powers Are Broken After WW2

    Maybe a bit ASB what if the Chinese civil war escalated to being the first proxy war, and in it sheer size, devastated the Soviet and American economies where they have to pull out of Europe and Africa?
  6. Looking for Interesting (Post-1900) Latin American and African PODs

    Okay, so I've noticed that most timelines here don't really focus on Latin America and Africa except from an American or European foreign policy perspective, and they don't seem to exist when the USA and Europe aren't interested in them. PODs from these two continents and one non-continent...
  7. Shogunate Japan and the Samurai modernize

    What if Shogunate Japan modernized and survived into the 1900 century? This could be done by them winning the Boshin War or preventing it somehow. The country still industrializes and tries to expand but under the rule of the shogun. If the shogun survives by winning the civil war maybe he uses...
  8. Had JFK Lost in 1960, Could He Have Made a Comeback in '64 or '68?

    The 1960 election could easily have gone the other way had Nixon run a better campaign. If Nixon had narrowly won in 1960, would Kennedy be in a position to redeem himself in 1964 or 1968?
  9. Richard Nixon Goes to Harvard

    Richard Nixon was accepted into Harvard as a teenager, but his family was too poor to afford the tuition so he had to attend Whittier instead. This triggered a life-long resentment towards Ivy League elites and East Cost liberals that helped fuel Nixon's divisive rhetoric and criminal acts of...
  10. How Long Would Kerensky's Government Have Lasted if He Withdrew From WWI?

    Historians routinely fault Alexander Kerensky for not withdrawing from WWI. Russia wasn't just losing badly, the war crippled the economy and millions of Russians were killed. When Kerensky kept Russia in the war and his offensive failed, popular support for his democracy evaporated and within...
  11. WI: The Allies Advance into Germany in 1918

    What if US General John Pershing got his way and the Allies pushed into Germany instead of accepting a ceasefire? At this time Germany was collapsing from within both militarily and economically. So there's little doubt that the Allies would win this new offensive by 1919. What would be the...
  12. Nixon vs. Kennedy - in 1972

    Supposing that RFK had lived but gone on to lose the Democratic nomination to Hubert Humphrey in 1968, he would have been a major contender for 1972 provided that Nixon still wins in '68. (Some might argue that if RFK had lived to endorse and possibly campaign for HHH then the Dems would have...
  13. President Gore's Domestic Policies

    When covering a Gore Presidency starting in 2001 most TL's give primary attention to foregn policy, which dominated Bush's tenure. However, before 9/11 lawmakers were primarily focused on domestic issues like education, taxes, and the environment. Had Gore narrowly pulled through in 2000, he'd...
  14. WI: Successful Reykjavik Summit

    At the 1986 Reykjavik Summit, Reagan and Gorbachev tried and failied to finalize an agreement that would have banned all ballistic missiles within 10 years. Reagan came close to taking up Gorbachev's final offer but he refused to compromise on his "Star Wars" program and the agreement collapsed...
  15. WI: Bush Wins the Popular Vote in 2000

    If not for that last minute DUI scandal, George W. Bush might have won the popular vote in 2000 and carried enough electoral votes to become America's 43rd President. The POD is that the DUI story doesn't break until a week after the election, allowing Bush to narrowly win the presidency with...
  16. Had Clinton Won in 2008, Would She Have Been Reelected?

    The 2012 election between Obama and Romney was a relatively close affair. Romney did very well in the initial debates and was leading the President for a brief period in the polls, but his gaffes about the 47% and women ruined his chances and Obama carried the day. Had Clinton bested Obama in...
  17. President Reagan's Legacy if Struck Down in 1981?

    While serving two terms as US President, Ronald Reagan became one of the most monumental as well as controversial leaders of his generation. However, this almost wasn't the case. Reagan was nearly killed in an assassination attempt when a deranged gunman named John Hinckley Jr shot him in the...
  18. WI: No Goldwater

    Barry Goldwater, the architect of the GOP's turn to the far right, was first elected to the Senate in 1952 by a relatively slim margin. Had 2% been shifted to his opponent, Senate Majority Leader Ernest McFarland, Goldwater would have lost. The next chance he'd have at the Senate is in 1956...
  19. If the Democrats win in 1968 and '72, who wins in '76?

    Despite the unpopularity of President Johnson, the 1968 election was extremely close and could easily have gone the other way given a 3% shift to the Democrats in a few swing states. If the Democrats win in '68 (whether their candidate is Humphrey or RFK, the only two with a real chance,) they...
  20. Ogrebear

    If you could change One event post 1900..?

    Taking an idea from the pre-1900 forum: For me post 1900, I would change Titanic's sinking- I have always be fascinated what those 2200 people could have done with their lives, and how they might have influenced events. What's yours?
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