socialism

  1. Questions on worker self-management in Yugoslavia?

    Does anyone have any good books talking about the self-management in Yugoslavia? Recommendations? I would also like to know how and why it failed, why it made unemployment and inflation a big problem over there, and what were the suggested alternatives at the time? Answers would be...
  2. Kaiserreich DBWI: State of the Americas in 2020 w/out German Victory in the First Weltkrieg

    Hi there, long time lurker, first time poster. Even though I'm not a professional historian, work as a developer at the Google Collective, I've always liked to count myself as an avid history enthusiast and liked to think about how everything would've changed if some important event in...
  3. A New Dawn (The Progressive Century)

    It was a February evening and Teddy Roosevelt the popular progressive president stood on the stage, his cheery demeanor as bright as ever and his mustache as vibrant as the sun. He gave a hardy laugh before continuing his speech. “I am glad that we were able to achieve a great electoral reform...
  4. The 1991 soviet August Coup succeeds

    The august coup and its impact is a difficult topic to discuss. We will never know for sure if it could have succeeded or if the provisional government could have lasted. This is not meant to be an alternate history question, but rather a discussions about what you guys think on tge august...
  5. WI: A 1980 Michael Harrington Presidency?

    Oh yes, spicy, but actually Michael Harrington cobbled together a group of leftists, liberals and progressives to run for President as a Democrat (I think). And he was about to make a run for it, to jump ahead to get Ted Kennedy in, but it didn't work, and all of this is called off. But what if...
  6. Self-Managed Algeria
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1

    Algeria was in the state of a post-independence flux. There is a process of nearly a million, former colonialists, the Pieds-Noire, leaving Algeria. They take with them, civil servants, technocrats, businessmen, and merchants. They left behind their restaurants, shops, small businesses...
  7. TunguskaStorm

    Everfair by Nisi Shawl

    Apparently the synopsis for this book is that a Fabian organisation from Britain buys land in King Leopold II's Congo and creates a socialist safe haven for anyone who wants in. Can anyone who's read it tell me what actually happens in the book as far as alternate history is concerned? I'm not...
  8. Socialist America due to Great Depression

    Others requested the discussion on a socialist America in the 1930s to happen here. What I got from the original posters was an even worse 1930s and worse Gilded age leading to uprising. So the discussion has been moved here. Is that feasible? And how would history be affected?
  9. The Pokemon franchise in a socialist Japan

    I'm big fan of the Pokemon franchise since I was 8 years old. In my humble opinion, the Pokemon games and animes are one of the best examples of how japanese culture has influenced all of the world. Recently, a question has come to my mind: How would the Pokemon franchise have developed in a...
  10. Time Enough

    How do you get a Socialist Britain by 1900?

    So I've been thinking about 19th Century British Socialism and it's made me wonder how a British Socialist state could form before 1900. So far I've got a 1880s Strike becomes a General one and things gets out of hand but I'm not entirely sure how that could work. Just to make things a bit...
  11. Gukpard

    Is Nikita Kruschev "overrated"?

    Most of the scenarios with the USSR being a pleasant place or reforming into a libertarian socialist model usually ends with a longer Kruschev government and a Kruschevist sucessor replacing him, and many threads here has questions similar to "What if Kruschev succeded" or "No Brezhnev coup"...
  12. USSR "won" in the cold war

    I have allways been interested in this topic, and decided to write a proto-timeline about it. Parts of it are inspired by the video games "Crisis in the Kremlin", "Ostalgie" and "Mao's Legacy", as these games actually provide a good insight into the history and pollitics of many countries (even...
  13. GauchoBadger

    How would a Left SR Russia behave on the international stage?

    So, basically, assume the Socialist Revolutionary Party of Russia manages to beat the Bolsheviks at their own game of radicalizing the masses and forming a coherent new state out of that by 1919. Some semblance of party pluralism is maintained, but the SR's manage to carry out their political...
  14. DBAHC: "National Socialism" associated with a far-right Ideology

    Okay, so, in our timeline, the term "National Socialism" is associated with the ideology Finnish nationalist rebels and the regime they managed to establish in the wake of the collapse of the Russian Tsardom. For those of you not familiar with early 20th century Finnish politics, their ideology...
  15. Gukpard

    How would a KPD led Germany looks like?

    Well, last week video on the timeghost channel showed how the nazis rose in 1933 and how the KPD while influent, was not great enought to be elect. Let's say that Hitler get's killed in the beer hall putsch and most of the nazis remain self exiled, so the KPD takes over Germany, how does Ernst...
  16. GauchoBadger

    PC/WI: More autonomous Warsaw Pact bloc?

    With a PoD anywhere between the Yalta Conference in 1945 and the fall of the USSR in 1991, how could we make it so that the Warsaw Pact countries of Eastern Europe, set up IOTL as puppets or clients of the Soviet Union, end up as autonomous from Moscow in regards to international policy as the...
  17. A Hungary divided

    This is a TL I've been working on, not sure how plausible it is, or if it will be a coherent storyline, or just a one-shot peppered with snippets of daily life. In this TL, the Soviet Union didn't collapse, and the 1989 Revolutions of Eastern Europe were much more radical and violent, not just...
  18. Peasants, enrich yourselves! A right opposition USSR TL.
    Threadmarks: The Death of Stalin

    Important. For immediate read by chief editor. Soviet leader Iosef Stalin. Assassinated. Moscow. Assailant Unknown. December, 20, 1926, Telegram Dispatch to New York Times Though it will never be fully established why Alexei Ivanovich Vasiliev, a young Chekist, chose to shoot Stalin as he...
  19. Socialism in the USA south?

    After rewatching to kill a Mockingbird and other pre-1962 dramas set in the US south, that made me think. The large majority of whites and blacks in the south were both employed in farming, and most equally poor. But still most of the white population had a massive hatred towards...
  20. JustinianTheGrand

    TL-191: What if the Red Rebellion succeeded?

    In the Southern Victory series the Red Rebellion is an uprising of black confederates who rose up in 1915. About 10% of the blacks in the CSA participated and they caused serious damage to the confederates in the process especially with US support. So what i'm wondering is, what would be the...
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